Facebook trumpets massive new supercomputer

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Facebook’s parent company Meta announced on Monday it was launching one of the World’s most powerful supercomputers to boost its capacity to process data, despite persistent disputes over privacy and disinformation. The US tech giant said the array of machines could process images and video up to 20 times faster than their current systems. The supercomputer, built from thousands of processors, will be used to “seamlessly analyse text, images, and video together; develop new augmented reality tools; and much more”, the firm said in blog post written by two of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) re… Read More “Facebook trumpets massive new supercomputer”

Semiconductor Watch List: Intel, Nvidia, AMD

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By Brian O’Connell Some are beginning to wonder whether chips have already peaked. The benchmark PHLX Index started the week at 3,434 this week before Monday’s wild session, which saw it end up 1.3%. As of the end of trading Friday, the index had lost 11.94% for the week, and 12.96% on a year-to-date basis. Trouble brews in the sector, as the major semiconductor manufacturers are looking to expand their chip-making facilities at a time when semiconductors are in high demand and short supply. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. The World’s biggest contract chipmaker (TSM) – Get Taiwan Semiconduc… Read More “Semiconductor Watch List: Intel, Nvidia, AMD”

A New McFlurry Flavor Might Be Coming To McDonald’s

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By Veronika Bondarenko Keen-eyed McFlurry fans spotted noticed a new flavor at some restaurants in Pasadena, California. With such a dedicated base of McFlurry fans, McDonald’s (MCD) – Get McDonald’s Corporation Report can’t really hide when it’s testing a new flavor at even just a few restaurants. The fast-food giant is reportedly testing a peanut butter crunch McFlurry at select restaurants in Pasadena, California. As first spotted by a reporter for fast food outlet Chew Boom, the new frozen dessert is available for $3.59 at certain restaurants across the city. This McFlurry, which is a comb… Read More “A New McFlurry Flavor Might Be Coming To McDonald’s”

HBO’s ‘Gilded Age’ gives us a glimpse of our ugly elitism that was then and now | Opinion

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By Tom Deignan Maria Roda left Italy and settled in North Jersey over a century ago, toward the end of America’s so-called Gilded Age, which also happens to be the setting and title of HBO’s latest prestige drama, premiering today. Starring Hunterdon County native Taissa Farmiga, as well as Emmy winner Christine Baranski, “The Gilded Age” was created by Downton Abbey producer Julian Fellowes. So the first few episodes are filled with the feathered hats, proper accents, and stern glares of elite New York in the 1880s, “a period of immense economic change,” HBO notes, “of great conflict between … Read More “HBO’s ‘Gilded Age’ gives us a glimpse of our ugly elitism that was then and now | Opinion”

Sinead O’Connor Documentary Can’t Use ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

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A new documentary chronicling the life of Irish singerSinead O’ Connor was denied use of a song that had a tremendous impact on her career: Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” O’Connor first recorded the track for her 1990 album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. It became one of her most successful hits, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But apart from a few chords, the upcoming documentary film Nothing Compares does not include the song. According to a title card that appears at the end of the film, “The Prince estate denied use of Sinead’s recording of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in this f… Read More “Sinead O’Connor Documentary Can’t Use ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’”

UK upper class ‘more likely’ to hold anti-Islam views: poll

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A University of Birmingham study has found that Britons from middle and upper-class occupational groups are more likely to hold Islamophobic views than those from working class occupational groups. Using a sample size of 1,667 adults, the survey conducted with pollster YouGov revealed that 23.3 percent of people from occupations defined as middle or upper class held prejudiced views towards Muslims, as compared to 23.2 percent of working class respondents. “Prejudice towards Islam and Muslims stands out in the UK, not only because it is much more widespread than most forms of racism, but also … Read More “UK upper class ‘more likely’ to hold anti-Islam views: poll”

Volusia remains shark bite capital as Florida attacks up in 2021

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida is once again the shark bite capital of the World as numbers jumped globally after three years of declines, according to the annual update from the International Shark Attack File. The group released its annual report this month and found 73 documented attacks last year, a stark contrast from 2020′s total of 52. Numbers don’t appear to be jumping the shark. Rather, experts say the 2021 number aligns with the five-year global average of 72 annually. International fatalities also saw an increase with 11 deaths reported. 2020 saw 10 deaths, which was unusually high given t… Read More “Volusia remains shark bite capital as Florida attacks up in 2021″

Stocks of the Week: JPMorgan, Chipotle, Netflix

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By Brian O’Connell Real Money columnists run down the latest stocks on the move The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.58% last week, and was down 5.70% on a year-to-date basis ahead of Monday’s whipsaw session. “It’s not often we see down sessions every day during a calendar week. But then, the technical condition has been weak for a while as we have noted,” TheStreet’s Action Alerts Plus team wrote. According to the AAP, the current sentiment and indicators are reaching extreme levels though, and that means a big powerful rally is likely to ensue within days. “The McClellan Oscillator, whic… Read More “Stocks of the Week: JPMorgan, Chipotle, Netflix”

New York City Mayor Adams unveils plan to end gun violence

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By Barbara Goldberg and Julia Harte NEW YORK (Reuters) -New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday announced a plan to end gun violence in a city reeling from the fatal shooting of a police officer and a spate of violent crimes, as he promised to increase police officers in New York’s most violence-plagued communities. Adams, a former police captain, said the plan would deliver on his November election campaign pledge by deploying more officers, stemming the flow of guns into the city, and appointing anti-gun violence coordinators in every city agency. “We are turning our pain into purpose,” he … Read More “New York City Mayor Adams unveils plan to end gun violence”

Could video games and AI help diagnose and treat depression quicker than doctors?

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Scientists have come up with a quick way to diagnose and treat depression using video games and AI technology. The platform Thymia has developed a programme whereby patients play a game and the AI (Artificial Intelligence) is able to detect and analyse certain behaviours, the tone of their voice, and expressions. They would need to be monitored over a period of time but would be able to play the video games in between appointments. Dr Emilia Molimpakis, CEO and co-founder of Thymia, told Sky News: “Right now the existing system is flawed in many ways, GPs don’t have time, the existing systems … Read More “Could video games and AI help diagnose and treat depression quicker than doctors?”