July, 25 2022

⚡️ Active Shooter Reported at Dallas Love Field Airport

Police have responded to reports of an active shooter at Dallas Love Field Airport. The airport had put a ground stop in place.

🍿 A Tale of Two Billionaires

Elon Musk allegedly had an affair with Sergey Brin's (co-founder of Google) wife.

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⚡️ Woman Apprehended

The shooter at Dallas Love Field Airport has been identified as a 37-year-old woman who fired at the ceiling near a ticket counter earlier this morning. She was shot by police and taken into custody.

⚖️ Joe Manchin Tests Positive

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced today that he tested positive for Covid-19. He said he is experiencing mild symptoms but will continue working through them.

🍿 Joni Mitchell Is Back on Stage

Joni Mitchell performed at the Newport Folk Festival in a surprise performance on Sunday night. It was the first time she's performed since having a brain aneurysm in 2015 and her first full set in 20 years.

⚖️ Emmett Till's Birthday

The young boy whose brutal murder in 1955 catalyzed the Civil Rights Movement, Emmett Till, would have turned 81 today. The trailer for a biopic that follows his mother's fight for justice was released today on his birthday. The film stars Danielle Deadwyler.

🍿 David Warner Passes Away

David Warner, famous for playing villains in \"Tron\" and \"Time After Time,\" passed away at 80.

🍿 Looking Forward to Weekends with Adele

Adele announced that her Las Vegas residency has been rescheduled at long last. She canceled the show just 24 hours before the residency was scheduled to start due to production issues and half of her staff getting Covid-19. But now, she will take the stage from November 18 to March 23.

💻 Meta is Out of Tune

Meta is taking down its one-year-old app for couples, Tuned. Tuned was an app designed to let couples interact with a Spotify integration as well as specialized notes, messages, and challenges.

💻 Partners with All the Chips

Intel has struck a deal with Taiwan-based MediaTek. MediaTek will use Intel's Foundry Service to produce chips in an ongoing strategic partnership.

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💻 T-Mobile's Massive Settlement

T-Mobile agreed to a $350 million settlement with victims of a 2021 cyber attack where about 76.6 million users' data like data names, dates of birth, and even Social Security numbers were stolen from T-Mobile.

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🍿 RIP Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino passed away at the age of 83. The actor is beloved for portraying the sensitive gangster Paulie Cicero in \"Goodfellas.\"

⚖️ Hulu Versus Democrats

Hulu refused to run ads submitted by Democrats running in midterm elections that contained subjects like abortions, climate change, and gun safety. Hulu has not provided any reasoning for the decision.

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⚖️ Monkeypox May Be a National Emergency

Over the weekend, The World Health Organization declared the worsening Monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The White House is expected to respond as global cases surpassed 16,500 in 74 countries.

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🍿 TBS Cancels Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

After seven seasons on the network, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will not be returning to TBS. The talk show was the only late-night show hosted by a woman on the air.

⚖️ Marc Short Speaks

According to sources at ABC, the former chief-of-staff to Mike Pence testified before the January 6th committee last week.

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Microsoft launched the integration between ChatGPT and its search engine, Bing, today. Users aren’t able to interact with the bot yet but can view a demo on the Bing homepage.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

ChatGPT-Enabled Bing Blasts Off

Microsoft launched the integration between ChatGPT and its search engine, Bing, today. Users aren’t able to interact with the bot yet but can view a demo on the Bing homepage.
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ChatGPT goes mainstream

  • Microsoft integrated ChatGPT into Bing and released a demo on the Bing homepage today.
  • The bot aims to provide answers to search queries directly to enhance productivity.
  • Microsoft added a more complex version of GPT, GPT 4, into the search engine, which is able to provide more useful answers, annotate answers and provide up-to-date results with fewer errors.
  • One implication of the integration could be that articles or blogs may get fewer clicks, meaning fewer dollars for publishers from ads.
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Disney's DeSantis-Land

February 7, 2023
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The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney is heating up. A new bill introduced in Florida would give Ron DeSantis the authority to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando. DeSantis and Disney have been at odds since Disney criticized the Florida governor for his anti-LGBTQ policies.
Entertainment
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Disney's DeSantis-Land

The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney is heating up. A new bill introduced in Florida would give Ron DeSantis the authority to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando. DeSantis and Disney have been at odds since Disney criticized the Florida governor for his anti-LGBTQ policies.
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DeSantis takes over

  • Under newly proposed legislation released on Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would get to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando, FL.
  • DeSantis promised to take over the district last year after Disney criticized his administration’s anti-LGBTQ policies.
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Mercedes Benz is bringing the electric sprinter van to North America in 2023.
Mercedes Benz is bringing the electric sprinter van to North America in 2023.
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Electric sprint begins

  • Mercedes is releasing the largest version of its electric sprinter van in North America in 2023.
  • The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter has excellent mileage both on the highways and in cities.
  • The van can charge with alternating current and direct current.
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