Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sounds off on Internet trolls: I’m not Tweeting at you

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By John Brice Pittman has his Arkansas Razorbacks flying high, ranked No. 10 nationally Sam Pittman has a message for the Internet trolls: His Tweets aren’t for you. So if someone scrolling his or her Twitter timeline doesn’t want to see Pittman’s positive vibes – and there’s plenty for the Arkansas head man, whose got his Razorbacks ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25 – just keep scrolling. View the original article to see embedded media. Don’t bother responding. The hard-charging, momentum-building Pittman isn’t having it. “I’d rather be ranked 10, I’d rather be ranked No. 1, but I’d rather be ra… Read More “Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sounds off on Internet trolls: I’m not Tweeting at you”

New York’s new digital art museum kicks things off with Klimt show

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New York City is a mecca for art lovers, and another treat has just opened in the Big Apple – the Hall des Lumières. Different to the Met, the MoMa or the Guggenheim, you will be looking for actual physical paintings in vain, however. Located in the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank right across from Manhattan’s city hall, the new museum – or “permanent digital art center” – exhibits digital art, with paintings or historic images projected onto the Beaux-Arts building’s almost 10-metre high walls as well as ceilings and floors. The opening exhibit, dubbed “Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion,” is “a m… Read More “New York’s new digital art museum kicks things off with Klimt show”

UK consumer confidence falls into negative territory for first time since 2020

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By Louis Goss Confidence among UK consumers has fallen into negative territory for the first time since June 2020, according to a survey. The Consumer Confidence Index from YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) fell by 4.2 points in August from 103.0 to 98.8, the largest decline since the early stages of the pandemic. It comes as inflation, largely driven by energy price rises, piles pressure on consumers ahead of winter. Both household finance measures – for the last 30 days and the outlook for the next 12 months – dropped by 3.1 points and 10 points respectively. E… Read More “UK consumer confidence falls into negative territory for first time since 2020”

AIG unit Corebridge raises $1.68 billion in year’s largest IPO

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By Echo Wang NEW YORK (Reuters) -AIG Inc’s life insurance and retirement division Corebridge Financial Inc raised $1.68 billion on Wednesday in the biggest initial public offering (IPO) so far this year, braving market volatility and ending a seven-month lull in major listings. AIG said it sold 80 million Corebridge shares at $21 per share, which was at the lower end of their indicated target range of $21 to $24 per share. The IPO values Corebridge at $13.6 billion. All proceeds of the IPO will go to AIG and the new company is not raising new capital, according to an earlier filing with the U…. Read More “AIG unit Corebridge raises $1.68 billion in year’s largest IPO”

How Your IT Infrastructure Can Accelerate Transformation Efforts

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IT leaders in EMEA are increasingly leading digital transformation efforts, with 84% of CIOs saying they’re responsible for these efforts, according to the Foundry 2022 State of the CIO study. But significant challenges remain. Their most pressing issue: the need for technology integration/implementation skills to support digital business initiatives, according to the survey. Many organizations are also struggling to modernize their IT architecture to accommodate digitization. The talent gap affects these efforts, as do a lack of strategy and little sense of urgency. Yet, there is risk in side… Read More “How Your IT Infrastructure Can Accelerate Transformation Efforts”

Meta hands over PyTorch AI to Linux Foundation

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Meta is handing over its PyTorch artificial intelligence platform to the Linux Foundation. The AI platform – which was created by Facebook six years ago – is a deep learning framework which has been used for plenty of projects, particularly those involving machine learning (ML). Now, Linux’s new PyTorch Foundation – which includes the likes of AWS, Google Cloud, Meta, Microsoft and more on its governing body – will take over ownership. In a statement, Jim Zemlin – executive director for the Linux Foundation – said: “Bringing PyTorch to the Linux Foundation where its global community will conti… Read More “Meta hands over PyTorch AI to Linux Foundation”

U.S. investments in foreign chip firms a potential concern, White House says

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By Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. investment in foreign chip companies is a potential concern for the Biden administration, a White House official said on Wednesday, but stressed that it has not yet made a final decision on a potential mechanism regulating U.S. investments in China. Speaking at an Atlantic Council event on Wednesday, National Security Council official Peter Harrell heralded the administration’s efforts to kick-start U.S. chipmaking with $52 billion in subsidies through a recent law and its export control policies, which have sought to curb shipments of specialized … Read More “U.S. investments in foreign chip firms a potential concern, White House says”

Pizza Hut is Bringing Back a 1980s Favorite

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By Veronika Bondarenko The Italian Taco is the chain’s attempt to tap into a popular fast food trend. In the 1980s, Pizza Hut had something called the Taco Pizza– exactly as it sounds like, the pizza had the classic Tex-Mex combination of lettuce, tomatoes, ground beef, and shredded cheddar cheese atop its regular pizza dough. The Taco Pizza was featured prominently in those classic Pizza Hut commercials throughout the 1980s, but was eventually pushed out by other products even though some die-hard fans remember it and regularly petition the chain, which has long been owned by Yum! Brands (Y… Read More “Pizza Hut is Bringing Back a 1980s Favorite”

6 traits of data-driven enterprises

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Companies have learned to thrive — and in some cases survive — by leveraging data for competitive advantage. But how many organizations are truly data-driven enterprises? “Data is becoming increasingly valuable, especially from a business perspective,” says Lakshmanan Chidambaram, president of Americas strategic verticals at global IT consulting firm Tech Mahindra. “Afterall, data can tell us a lot about a company’s processes and activities. It shows whether one is moving in the right direction, identifies areas of improvement, and suggests an appropriate process to make those improvements.” H… Read More “6 traits of data-driven enterprises”

Sony HT-A5000 review: Immersive audio without wires

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At a glance Expert’s RatingProsDelivers a theater-like experience with a fully wireless speaker setupImmersive Dolby Atmos performanceFrictionless setup and sound field optimizationCan use the speakers in certain Sony TVs as the center channelConsOptional SA-SW3 subwoofer calls attention to itselfSome boxiness to the sound, particularly with musicOur VerdictWhen used in combination with Sony’s optional SA-RS5 rear speakers and SA-SW3 subwoofer, the HT-A5000 serves up a theater-like experience without the hassle of wired setup. Price When Reviewed$999.99 Best Prices Today: Sony HT-A5000 Retaile… Read More “Sony HT-A5000 review: Immersive audio without wires”