Samsung Metaverse: NFTs, AR/VR, Privacy and Security Red Flags

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By Vidhi Choudhary Samsung is expanding its presence in the virtual World with the opening of its first store in the metaverse and Smart TVs that can trade NFTs. Enthusiasts for NFTs, or nonfungible tokens, which are one-of-a-kind digital objects purchased with cryptocurrencies, can now boast of their latest collections to friends and family on Samsung’s new smart TV sets. That’s not all. The South Korean tech giant has also opened its first store within the metaverse called Decentraland. Decentraland is an Ethereum-based virtual reality platform. The company said technology joins art, fashion… Read More “Samsung Metaverse: NFTs, AR/VR, Privacy and Security Red Flags”

Final College Football AP Poll Top 25 Released

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By Zach Koons Georgia knocked off Alabama, 33-18, in the College Football Playoff national championship on Monday night to win the program’s first title in 41 years. Kirby Smart finally conquered Nick Saban, beating his former boss for the first time ever head-to-head. Former walk-on quarterback Stetson Bennett proved to be the hero for the Bulldogs, throwing two fourth quarter touchdowns and winning the game’s offensive MVP. Georgia’s victory on Monday night also brought the 2021 college football season to a close. Shortly after the Bulldogs locked up the national championship, the final AP P… Read More “Final College Football AP Poll Top 25 Released”

Quebec To Tax The Unvaxxed

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Premier François Legault announced another controversial measure to incentivise the unvaccinatedToday Quebec Premier François Legault announced his government will soon start imposing a healthcare tax on the unvaccinated. As the rates in Quebec continue to climb daily, the pressure on the healthcare system and hospitals have reached its stress levels. The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, for the last 24 hours, in Quebec, show: 8,710 new cases, for a total of 758,576 people infected *;62 new deaths, for a total of 12,028 deaths;2,742 hospitalizations, an i… Read More “Quebec To Tax The Unvaxxed”

READ: Gov. Murphy’s full 4th State of the State address

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NJ.com

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday unveiled his fourth State of the State address, a speech that focuses on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and his agenda as he prepares to be sworn in to a second term next week. The Democrat recorded the speech Sunday at an empty theater at the Trenton War Memorial for the second straight year because of COVID-19. Here’s his full speech: “My fellow New Jerseyans. Our state Constitution deems today the day on which I come to report to you on the state of our state. That accounting is clear. The state of our state is resilient and ready to keep moving forward. Becaus… Read More “READ: Gov. Murphy’s full 4th State of the State address”

The Periodic Table Of Commodity Returns (2012-2021)

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For investors, 2021 was a year in which nearly every asset class finished in the green, with commodities providing some of the best returns. Q4 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) was the third best-performing asset class in 2021, returning 37.1% and beating out real estate and all major equity indices. This graphic from U.S. Global Investors tracks individual commodity returns over the past decade, ranking them based on their individual performance each year. Commodity Prices Surge in 2021After a strong performance from commodities (metal… Read More “The Periodic Table Of Commodity Returns (2012-2021)”

AMD Stock Leaps After KeyBanc Overweight Rating Upgrade, Price Target Boost

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By Martin Baccardax Data center demand, blue-chip clients and the $35 billion takeover of Xilinx should drive meaningful gains for AMD this year, KeyBanc analysts said Tuesday. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – Get Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Report shares jumped higher Tuesday after analysts at KeyBanc boosted their rating and price target for the chipmaker, citing growth in data center demand and the impact of its $35 billion takeover of Xilinx (XLNX) – Get Xilinx, Inc. Report. KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh lifted his rating on AMD to ‘overweight’, with a price target of $155 per s… Read More “AMD Stock Leaps After KeyBanc Overweight Rating Upgrade, Price Target Boost”

Review: The June Smart Oven Will Take Charge of Your Kitchen

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By Kirk Miller I didn’t trust my oven. Even when it was right. That admittedly makes June, a smart kitchen appliance, sound like a sentient machine. In a way, the “12-in-1” device (more on that later) does possess a weird intelligence and intuition; it could identify foods and adjust temperatures and cooking times without any effort from me. June works in tandem with an app, an interior camera, artificial intelligence, multiple sensors and a few accessories (primarily a nonstick pan and a food thermometer) to produce an array of foods and meals — emphasis on the latter, as the machine can make… Read More “Review: The June Smart Oven Will Take Charge of Your Kitchen”

Bye bye steering wheels: Promised for years, robotaxis finally arrive

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“We are always five years away from self-driving cars” is a joke doing the rounds in the automotive industry. That’s because countless manufacturers have said over and over again that robot cars would appear in everyday road traffic in five years. One five-year deadline after another came and went – and yet, despite all the demos and visions unveiled at industry events, robot taxis are limited to a few test projects today. But that’s about to change, several companies promised at this year’s CES technology fair in Las Vegas. Yes, manufacturers are still saying it’s going to take a few years. B… Read More “Bye bye steering wheels: Promised for years, robotaxis finally arrive”

A Beginner’s Guide to “Letterkenny,” The Most Quotable Show on Television

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By Kirk Miller One of the few good things to come out of quarantine was my discovery (and now devotion to) all things Letterkenny. The comedy, which just launched its tenth season and is currently streaming on Hulu, is not for everyone. It’s 1) very Canadian 2) somehow both unapologetically crude and highly progressive at the same time and 3) full of rapid-fire, rhythmic dialogue that occasionally calls for closed captioning help. Born out of a YouTube web series, Letterkenny follows the residents of a rural 5,000-person town up north, where most residents fall into one of three categories (Hi… Read More “A Beginner’s Guide to “Letterkenny,” The Most Quotable Show on Television”

Darktrace shares glow as UK cyber group lifts outlook

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Reuters UK

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) -British cyber security firm Darktrace lifted its full-year revenue and margin guidance on Tuesday after it enjoyed a near 40% jump in customers, driving its shares higher after a recent slump. Darktrace, which uses artificial intelligence to detect attacks and vulnerabilities inside IT networks rather than building barriers at the perimeter, listed on the stock market in April and has endured a bumpy ride. Initially a star performer, its shares rallied more than 300% in the first four months before they fell away, hit by a negative Peel Hunt analyst note and in… Read More “Darktrace shares glow as UK cyber group lifts outlook”