November, 28 2022

⚖️ Water Crisis in Houston

2.3 million people in Houston, Texas, have been ordered to boil water after a water purification plant lost pressure on Sunday evening.

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⚡️ Mauna Loa Erupts

Mauna Loa, the volcano on the island of Hawaii, erupted today for the first time in 40 years. The state issued an ashfall warning for the island and surrounding waters but reassured residents that there is no threat to surrounding communities and no evacuation orders have been issued. The situation is being closely monitored.

💻 Musk's Post-Thanksgiving Twitter Antics

Elon Musk shared a tweet with a fake headline from CNN today, prompting CNN to tell him to \"be better.\" He also posted a series of tweets claiming that Apple has threatened to pull Twitter from its App Store.

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⚖️ Buffalo Tops Shooter Pleads Guilty

The shooter who killed ten shoppers at a Buffalo Tops grocery store in Buffalo, New York has pled guilty to charges of domestic terrorism motivated by hate and murder.

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💻 Microsoft Makes Concessions to EU

Microsoft is working hard to get approval to buy Activision Blizzard and will reportedly offer the European Union concessions in order to follow through with the acquisition.

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⚖️ Protests Erupt in China

Protests against China's zero-Covid rule erupted across China in a rare display of public dissatisfaction with government policies.

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🍿 Bob Iger's Back

Newly reinstated Disney CEO Bob Iger held his first town hall, revealing that Disney will keep its hiring freeze and chase profitability instead of subscriber growth.

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⚖️ Upset in Arizona

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors in Arizona has refused to certify the county's midterm election results by the legal deadline.

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💻 BlockFi Declares Bankruptcy

Crypto finance firm BlockFi filed for bankruptcy today, making it the latest crypto firm to declare bankruptcy in the wake of FTX.

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🍿 Get to Know Gaslighting

Merriam-Webster named its word of the year today. The word is \"gaslight,\" which is act of misleading someone to the benefit of the misleader.

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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.
Technology
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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