Author: Adrian Garrett

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Microsoft Makes Waves with Introduction of New AI PCs At a recent digital event, tech giant Microsoft announced the launch of its first AI-powered PCs, marking a significant milestone for the company. The event, which was centered around the theme of a new era of work, also saw the unveiling of Microsoft’s Copilot artificial intelligence services. The star of the show was the new Surface Pro 10 for Business and Surface Laptop 6 for Business, set to hit shelves in April. These sleek new devices boast improved performance, extended battery life, a variety of ports, enhanced security features, and anti-reflective…

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Netflix has launched its highly anticipated new sci-fi series, “3 Body Problem,” based on the award-winning trilogy by Chinese novelist Liu Cixin. Created by Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the show promises to take viewers on an epic journey through various genres, periods, and locations. Set in 1960s China, the series follows a group of scientists and a detective as they confront a looming threat to humanity. The full first season, consisting of eight episodes, is now available for streaming on Netflix. The show explores themes of humanity’s response to existential threats, drawing inspiration from Cixin’s…

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TKO Group Holdings, the parent company of the UFC, has reached a settlement in two class action lawsuits brought by former UFC fighters for a whopping $335 million. The news of this significant settlement has pleased shareholders, with TKO’s stock price jumping more than 5% within just 20 minutes of the announcement. Investors are breathing a sigh of relief as the settlement puts an end to the potential damages that could have amounted to a staggering $1.6 billion. As part of the settlement, changes to standard UFC contracts are expected, potentially including a maximum contract length. While the settlement may…

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The Chinese government has recently launched a campaign urging electric-vehicle makers to increase their purchases from local auto chipmakers. This initiative is part of a larger effort to reduce reliance on Western imports and boost China’s semiconductor industry. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has been asking carmakers to expand their buying of homegrown components, with an informal target set for automakers to source a fifth of their chips locally by 2025. Dissatisfaction with the pace of progress has led to increased pressure on companies to comply with these requests. This push for increased localization comes amidst global chip…

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Wholesale Prices in the US See Largest Increase Since September, Signaling Ongoing Inflation Pressures According to the latest data from the Labor Department’s producer price index, wholesale prices in the United States rose by 0.6% from January to February. This increase, the largest since September, indicates ongoing inflation pressures in the economy. The Federal Reserve, which is set to meet next week, had been counting on cooling inflation as it considered cutting its benchmark interest rate. However, the latest data suggests that inflation may not cool as quickly as hoped. Higher wholesale gas prices and grocery costs were major contributors…

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In a surprising turn of events, Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman was asked to return and run the platform during a leadership crisis in 2015. At first reluctant to come back, Huffman described Reddit as a headache with constant turnover of chief executives and a combative community of users. Despite facing numerous challenges with ownership, technology, and competition, Huffman ultimately decided to return to lead the platform. This decision has proved to be a wise one, as Reddit is now poised to reach the stock market this month in one of the first tech initial public offerings of the year. The…

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Title: Israeli Military Operations in Rafah Put on Hold Amidst International Concern Israeli forces have reportedly decided not to expand their military operations into Rafah imminently, despite warnings from top officials. US officials have stated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans for a major incursion into Rafah may be put on hold until a ceasefire and hostage release deal are reached by Ramadan. However, Benny Gantz, Israel’s defense minister, has warned of a potential military operation into Rafah if a deal is not reached soon. Netanyahu, on the other hand, has expressed his intent to send the military into…

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins appears to be heading towards free agency as contract negotiations with the team have hit a standstill. Despite ongoing communication between the two parties, they have been unable to reach a new deal. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons are expected to be in the mix for Cousins once he hits free agency. It is reported that an offer for Cousins could exceed $40 million per season, a number that surpasses what the Vikings can offer due to NFL contract rules. Cousins, who has been playing on…

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Alabama Senator Katie Britt recently came under scrutiny for using a graphic anecdote during the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. In her speech, Britt described a harrowing tale of a woman who was sex trafficked by cartels starting at age 12, implying it occurred during Biden’s presidency. However, in a subsequent interview with Fox News, Britt admitted that the story she referenced actually took place in Mexico in the mid-2000s. Freelance journalist Jonathan Katz tracked down the story and identified the survivor as Karla Jacinto Romero, who had publicly shared her experiences at a…

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In a groundbreaking development in the fight against obesity and related cardiovascular diseases, the FDA has approved the weight-loss drug Wegovy for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart-related death in high-risk patients. This label expansion could potentially lead to improved insurance coverage for Wegovy, which is currently expensive and often not covered by insurers. The approval was based on a study that showed a 20% lower risk of cardiac events in patients taking Wegovy compared to a placebo. Wegovy is indicated for people with a BMI of at least 30 or those with a BMI of at…

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