Author: Barbara T. Palmer

"Prone to fits of apathy. Devoted music geek. Troublemaker. Typical analyst. Alcohol practitioner. Food junkie. Passionate tv fan. Web expert."

Apple enthusiasts are in for a treat this week as the tech giant announced its upcoming “Let Loose” event. In addition to this exciting news, Apple has also rolled out some tempting discounts on select MacBook models. The M3-powered 13-inch MacBook Air lineup is now available at a discounted price, making it a great time to upgrade your laptop. But perhaps the most enticing deal is on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which now features the M2 Pro chip and is being offered at an all-time low price of $1,998.99 – a whopping $500 off its original price. For those in…

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Popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres recently opened up about the emotional toll of the events that led to the end of her long-running talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. During a stand-up comedy gig, DeGeneres joked about being “kicked out of show business” for being “mean”, referring to the backlash she faced after reports of a toxic workplace environment surfaced in a 2020 BuzzFeed News report. DeGeneres admitted to feeling the hate for a long time and avoiding the news, believing that she had been perceived as a “one-dimensional character” due to her famous “be kind” message on the…

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NASA’s Psyche spacecraft recently made headlines for its groundbreaking use of Deep Space Optical Communications technology, setting new records in spacecraft communications. The technology, which successfully transmitted engineering data from over 140 million miles away, showcased its potential for future missions. During a recent demonstration, the project team achieved data transmission rates of up to 267 megabits per second, comparable to broadband internet speeds. The team successfully transmitted data optically to the Hale Telescope at Caltech’s Palomar Observatory, despite challenges such as weather interruptions. The optical communications technology exceeded expectations in data transmission, demonstrating its reliability in deep space. The…

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Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian recently celebrated her 45th birthday in a unique and fun way – with a belated birthday party at IHOP. The star was joined by several friends, including her sisters Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, for a breakfast celebration. The birthday bash featured customized Kourt x IHOP mugs, as Kourtney shared a photo of the festivities on her Instagram Stories. Guests were instructed to wear all black for the occasion, with Kourtney herself sporting a black skeleton shirt and a festive “Happy Birthday” headband. Khloe also shared photos from the birthday celebration on her own Instagram…

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The highly anticipated 2024 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and football fans everywhere are buzzing with excitement as final mock drafts and big boards are being set. Analysts have been hard at work identifying the strengths and weaknesses of this year’s draft class and making bold predictions for Round 1. Pro Football Focus (PFF) has been leading the way with their pre-draft coverage, including individual team big boards for all 32 NFL teams. By utilizing PFF’s big board rankings, fans can get a better understanding of the top prospects and hidden gems in this year’s draft. With PFF’s…

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A deadly strain of bird flu has been wreaking havoc on the US poultry industry since 2022, with over 90 million farmed birds succumbing to the virus. However, the situation has taken a concerning turn as the virus has now been detected in US dairy cows, sparking fears of potential transmission to humans. Genetic evidence of the virus has been found in commercially purchased milk, though it is unclear whether it poses a live virus threat. Despite this, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reassured the public of the safety of the commercial milk supply, pending the results of…

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Apple’s much-anticipated Vision Pro headset sales expectations have taken a significant hit for the year 2024, with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealing a nearly 50% slash in projections. The tech giant reportedly sold 200,000 units in the first 10 days of its release, but since then, demand has dropped far below initial expectations, especially in non-US markets. Kuo believes that the Vision Pro is currently in a “flop era”, attributing the decline in sales to a lack of interest and negative feedback on the headset’s performance and high price tag. Despite hopes for the future of spatial computing, the reality is…

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Guam News Factor: Sun Unleashes Quadruple Solar Flares On April 23, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a rare event as the sun produced four solar flares in near-perfect harmony. These explosions, known as solar flares, are powerful bursts of electromagnetic radiation on the sun’s surface. What made this event even more unique was that the eruptions came from four different regions on the sun that were linked by magnetic loops in the sun’s atmosphere. This phenomenon, known as “sympathetic solar flares,” is already quite rare, but today’s event was even more extraordinary as it was labeled a “super-sympathetic” eruption. With…

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Guam News Factor has uncovered a disturbing investigation into the treatment of animals at a well-known local farm. A group of animal rights activists conducted an undercover operation and found evidence of neglect and abuse towards the farm animals. The activists reported that the animals were living in unsanitary conditions, with limited access to food and water. Video footage captured during the investigation shows farm workers mistreating the animals, further confirming the claims of the activists. In response to the allegations, the farm has denied any wrongdoing and stated that they follow all animal welfare regulations. However, calls have been…

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was spotted in Denver carrying an unreleased version of the Beats Pill speaker from Apple’s Beats brand, sparking rumors of a possible comeback for the popular device. In an Instagram reel, James was seen arriving at Ball Arena with the new speaker, which features a lanyard and a Beats logo, suggesting significant technological improvements from the original model introduced in 2012. The Beats Pill was originally a wireless Bluetooth speaker released before Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics. Under Apple’s ownership, the final version of the speaker was the Pill+ with a Lightning connector, which…

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