December, 12 2022

🍿 Musk Gets Booed by SF Crowd

Dave Chapelle brought Twitter owner Elon Musk onstage to open his show in San Francisco, prompting the audience to boo Musk for five straight minutes.

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💻 Orion's Grand Return

The Orion spacecraft returned to earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean and completing the Artemis I mission.

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⚖️ Cannon Reverses Special Master Ruling

Judge Aileen Cannon, who previously made the ruling granting Trump's team the power to select a special master to review the classified documents seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago, has formally dismissed Trump's case after an appeals court issued a ruling ending the special master's review.

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💻 Twitter Blue Tries Again

Twitter relaunched Twitter Blue today after the initial launch caused chaos on the platform as fake accounts bought verified checkmarks to impersonate companies or celebrities. The new Twitter Blue will contain Blue and Gold verification badges and higher prices for iOS users.

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🍿 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

The nominees of the 80th Golden Globes were announced today. The nominees in the film category were led by \"The Banshees of Inisherin.\" The ceremony was not held live last year thanks to controversy about the ethical practices of the Hollywood Foreign Press, but this year, the ceremony will be hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael.

⚖️ Biden's Battery Buy-In

President Biden announced a $2.5 billion loan to help GM and LG manufacture EV batteries in three states.

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⚖️ SBF Arrested in the Bahamas

Founder and former CEO of the cryptocurrency-exchange FTX and crypto-trading firm Alameda Research, Sam Bankman-Fried, has been arrested in the Bahamas, according to the Bahamas Attorney General's Office. Officials executed the arrested after receiving formal notification from the United States that it has filed criminal charges against SBF and expects to extradite him soon.

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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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