Monthly Archives: July 2022

Deebo Samuel agrees to 3-year, $73.5 million extension with 49ers

After all the offseason turbulence, social media scrubbing and trade rumors, the San Francisco 49ers finally locked down wide receiver Deebo Samuel. It’s a three-year, $73.5 million deal with $58.1 million million guaranteed for Samuel, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The move is a long-time coming for Samuel and the 49ers after months of speculation. Samuel originally deleted all traces of the 49ers from his Instagram account and requested a trade from San Francisco earlier this… Source link

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Deshaun Watson ruling expected Monday

The NFL and NFL Players Association are expected to receive a written disciplinary ruling in the Deshaun Watson personal conduct arbitration on Monday, two sources familiar with the proceedings have told Yahoo Sports. The sources said representatives for the league and union have been notified that former federal judge Sue L. Robinson, who is the independent disciplinary arbitrator in the Watson case, is prepared to present her decision on whether the Cleveland Browns quarterback violated the… Source link

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Google’s AI chatbot—sentient and similar to ‘a kid that happened to know physics’—is also racist and biased, fired engineer contends

A former Google engineer fired by the company after going public with concerns that its artificial intelligence chatbot is sentient isn’t concerned about convincing the public. He does, however, want others to know that the chatbot holds discriminatory views against those of some races and religions, he recently told Business Insider. “The kinds of problems these AI pose, the people building them are blind to them,” Blake Lemoine said in an interview published Sunday, blaming… Source link

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Elon Musk says US should ‘free some people in jail for weed here too’ after Biden reportedly offered to swap a Russian arms dealer for imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner in a Russian jail cell (left), Elon Musk (right)ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images (left) and JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images (right) Elon Musk responded to reports of a US-Russia prisoner exchange to free WNBA player Brittney Griner. “Maybe free some people in jail for weed here too?” he tweeted alongside a meme on Sunday. Griner was imprisoned in Russia after officials found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage. Elon Musk tweeted Sunday in… Source link

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Stocks look to continue rally after best month since 2020

August begins with investors looking to build on gains following the best month for U.S. equity markets since late 2020. In the week ahead, the July jobs report and a continued flood of corporate results will remain top of mind for investors. Friday’s employment data is expected to show nonfarm payrolls grew by 250,000 in July, while another 150 companies in the S&P 500 are set to report quarterly results in the coming week. Roughly 56% of names in the index have unveiled figures so far. U.S…. Source link

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Bill Russell, perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time, dies at 88

Bill Russell was a late bloomer. Before the college basketball accolades and a pair of national championships, before the 11 NBA titles and five MVPs, before he became the most fearsome defensive player ever and a man firmly entrenched in the conversation for the greatest player of all time, there was a gangly, 5-foot-10 kid from Oakland’s McClymonds High School who believed a job in the shipyards was in his future. There proved to be so much more. William Felton Russell died Sunday with his… Source link

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Productivity and focus must improve

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters Google is launching a new effort called “Simplicity Sprint” in an effort to improve efficiency and improve employee focus during an uncertain economic environment. The Alphabet company had its regular all-hands last Wednesday, and the tone was somewhat urgent as employees expressed concern over layoffs and CEO Sundar Pichai asked employees… Source link

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7 Google Pixel settings you should change this second

Part of the Pixel’s primary appeal is the phone’s phenomenal software. All Android experiences are not created equal, as anyone who’s spent seven seconds with an out-of-the-box Samsung setup can tell you, and Google’s clean and simple approach to Android is a huge piece of what makes a Pixel so pleasant to use. Still, while a Pixel may be perfectly peachy from the moment you power it on, Google’s smartphone software is full of hidden features and advanced options… Source link

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Indonesia blocks Yahoo, Paypal, and gaming websites over new licensing rules · Global Voices

A protest against the Ministerial Regulation 5 in Indonesia. Photo from the Twitter post of Alliance of Independent Journalists and Remotivi Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) blocked at least eight websites including Yahoo, PayPal, and gaming platform Steam for failing to register with the government. The mandatory registration of private electronic systems operators (ESOs) is stipulated in the Ministerial Regulation 5 (MR5) issued in December 2020…. Source link

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What if the markets are misreading the Fed

Stocks surged after last week’s Federal Reserve meeting as some experts argued that the central bank effectively “pivoted” its tone from being uber hawkish about monetary policy to being a bit dovish. If this interpretation is true, then this could be very bullish as there may be a more clear end in sight for the Fed-sponsored market beatings. The unfortunate irony, however, is that a market rally reflects easing financial conditions during a time when the Fed is actively trying to… Source link

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