Author: Robert Gill

The Powerball jackpot continues to climb as no one hit the jackpot in Monday night’s drawing, leaving the prize money at a whopping $129 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers, 2, 20, 22, 26, 47, and the Powerball number 21, were announced but unfortunately, no one matched all six numbers to claim the jackpot. However, one lucky ticket did match all five numbers without the Powerball, winning a cool $1 million. With no big winner this time around, the Powerball jackpot is now estimated to rise to $149 million for the next drawing on Saturday, April 27, 2024.…

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has achieved a major milestone, with its 300th booster successfully landing after taking off from Cape Canaveral. The initial launch window was delayed due to poor weather conditions, but SpaceX managed to target 6:17 p.m. EDT for liftoff. The Falcon 9 carried 23 Starlink internet satellites into orbit, with no sonic booms expected during the mission. The booster was set to land on a drone ship out at sea, completing its ninth mission. A webcast of the launch showcased the Falcon 9 rocket liftoff, with the booster expected to land on the drone ship after stage…

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Guam Government Announces Stricter Road Safety Measures In a bid to improve road safety and reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on Guam’s roads, the government has announced a series of new measures. These measures include stricter penalties for traffic violations, as well as the introduction of new road safety campaigns. Road safety advocates have welcomed the government’s initiative, seeing it as a step in the right direction towards making the roads safer for all users. The government’s commitment to reducing road accidents and improving road safety for all citizens is evident in these new measures. The aim of…

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Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated 10th and final film will not be “The Movie Critic,” as originally planned. The iconic director, known for his unique storytelling and visually striking films, has had a history of briefly abandoning projects in the past. However, this cancellation feels different, sparking speculation that it may be for good. “The Movie Critic” was set to be a 1970s character study, potentially involving Brad Pitt’s character from Tarantino’s recent hit “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” The film was also meant to be part of Tarantino’s ambitious plan to create a meta cinematic universe with reconfigured movies.…

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Controversy Surrounds Handling of Chinese Swimmers’ Doping Case Ahead of Paris Olympics A dispute over the handling of a 2021 case involving 23 Chinese swimmers testing positive for a banned substance before the Tokyo Olympics is causing controversy ahead of the Paris Games. Despite testing positive for trimetazidine, a banned performance-enhancing substance, Chinese athletes were allowed to compete and even win medals in Tokyo. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) have denied mishandling the case, dismissing media reports as misleading. However, former and current Olympic athletes, including Australian swimmer Mack Horton and British swimmer Adam…

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Apple fans and tech enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the release of new iPad models, as the tech giant is expected to unveil them in the first week of May. The virtual Apple event is scheduled for May 7 at 7 a.m. PT, and the invite for the event features a drawing of a hand holding an Apple Pencil, hinting at the launch of new iPad models. Rumors suggest that Apple will be introducing new OLED-screened iPad Pros with newly designed Pencils and Magic Keyboard cases. Additionally, new iPad Air models, including a larger 12.9-inch version, are also expected to be…

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Apple, the tech giant known for its innovative devices, has made a significant move in the artificial intelligence field by acquiring the Paris-based startup Datakalab. The acquisition, which was finalized on December 17, was quietly conducted, with the financial details of the transaction remaining undisclosed. Datakalab, founded in 2016 by Xavier and Lucas Fischer, specializes in algorithm compression and embedded AI systems. The startup focuses on low-power, high-efficiency deep learning algorithms that work without relying on cloud-based systems. This aligns with Apple’s commitment to user privacy, data security, and reliable performance. The acquisition of Datakalab is part of Apple’s strategy…

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In a groundbreaking development in artificial intelligence, Microsoft Research Asia has introduced a cutting-edge tool called VASA-1. This experimental tool has the ability to create a lifelike talking face from a still image of a person and an audio file in real time. VASA-1 is capable of generating realistic facial expressions, head motions, and lip movements that synchronize perfectly with a speech or song. While this technology could potentially be misused to create deepfake videos, the researchers behind VASA-1 are proceeding with caution. They have decided not to release the tool for public use until they are confident that it…

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Get ready to witness a stunning celestial event as the annual Lyrid meteor shower is set to peak late Sunday, April 21, into early Monday, April 22. This meteor shower is known for its fast and bright meteors, with some leaving glowing trails in their wake. However, the full pink moon in April will also be making an appearance, potentially stealing some of the spotlight from the Lyrid meteor shower. Despite this, skywatchers can still expect a spectacular show. An outburst of meteors from the Lyrids occurs about every 60 years, and the next one is not expected until 2042.…

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The Lyrid meteor shower is currently gracing the night sky, providing a spectacular show for astronomy enthusiasts. This annual event, which occurs in mid-to-late April, is expected to peak this Sunday into Monday, with up to 20 meteors per hour lighting up the heavens. However, viewers may face a challenge this year as the nearly full moon will be shining brightly during the peak, potentially making it difficult to see the meteors clearly. The Lyrids, which originate from the comet Thatcher, will still be visible until April 29, giving stargazers plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse. Meteor showers are…

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