Author: Robin Washington

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

Apple is set to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its first smartwatch with the release of the Apple Watch Series X. The new model is rumored to be 10-15 percent slimmer than previous versions, thanks to a magnetic band system that allows for additional internal components. According to reports, the Series X will retain the Digital Crown and may even include an Action Button for added functionality. The OLED screen is said to be brighter and more power-efficient, although there will be no microLED technology included. One of the most anticipated features of the Series X is its potential support…

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The deadly H5N1 virus, commonly known as bird flu, has made its way into dairy farms in the United States, infecting over 20 dairy herds in eight states. This has sparked concerns about the potential transmission of the virus to humans and its impact on the nation’s food supply. In response to the outbreak, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners is proposing to rename the disease Bovine Influenza A Virus (BIAV) in an effort to maintain consumer confidence in beef and dairy products. The cattle industry is also working to distance itself from the bird flu news cycle to avoid…

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Tesla, the electric vehicle giant, recently made headlines with the announcement of layoffs affecting over 10% of its global workforce. The layoffs, which have impacted high performing employees and some departments by as much as 20%, were attributed to the company’s poor financial performance. Despite delivering a record 1.81 million vehicles in 2023, Tesla’s profit margins have been narrowing due to an ongoing electric vehicle price war. To increase sales, the company slashed prices, negatively impacting its profitability. CEO Elon Musk stated that the layoffs were necessary to reduce costs and increase productivity for Tesla’s next phase of growth. Notably,…

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The 2024 Writers Guild Awards, held in New York, honored some of the most talented writers and shows in the industry. American Fiction took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, while The Holdovers snagged Best Original Screenplay. David Hemingson expressed his gratitude to his cast and director for the success of The Holdovers. In the TV category, Succession was crowned Best Drama Series, and The Bear won Best Comedy Series. The awards ceremony, which took place after a month-long delay due to the 2023 writers strike, also recognized Beau Willimon, Ron Nyswaner, and Tony Gilroy for their outstanding career…

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Swift approves of Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt’s rendition of “All Too Well” Pop sensation Taylor Swift recently took to Instagram to praise actors Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt for their cover of her hit song “All Too Well” during Gosling’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. The pair performed the emotional tune as a part of Gosling’s monologue on April 13, with the actor humorously trying to break up with his character from the Barbie skit. Swift, who originally co-wrote “All Too Well” for her album Red, shared the performance on her social media, dubbing it “All Too Well…

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The launch of the Humane AI Pin, a $700 wearable device designed to be an AI personal assistant, was met with a wave of criticism after the embargo was lifted on initial reviews. Tech media outlets and influencers were quick to point out the device’s shortcomings, including its high price point, bulky design, and limited functionality. Users who had the opportunity to test the Humane AI Pin reported frustrating experiences with a slow touchpad, unresponsive voice interface, and a heavy reliance on internet connectivity. Prominent tech reviewers and podcasters echoed these sentiments, citing issues with device integration, excessive battery consumption,…

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A horrific incident at a Sydney shopping center near Bondi Beach has left six people dead and numerous others injured after a 40-year-old man went on a stabbing spree. The attack, which took place in a busy mall, left five women and one man dead, with at least a dozen others injured, including a 9-month-old baby whose mother was killed in the rampage. The attacker, identified as Joel Cauchi, was shot dead by a police officer at the scene. Cauchi, who had a history of mental illness, is not believed to have had any terrorist motives behind the attack. Despite…

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Israel’s Defenses Intercept Over 99% of Iranian Attacks, Escalating Tensions in the Middle East In a significant escalation of the long-standing conflict between Iran and Israel, more than 300 drones, missiles, and cruise missiles launched by Iran were successfully intercepted by Israel’s defenses. This marks the first direct military assault by Iran on Israel, prompting strong condemnations and responses from leaders around the world. US President Joe Biden has vowed support for Israel and is coordinating a response to the Iranian attack. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, along with countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Jordan, Japan, and Argentina,…

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Beloved Filmmaker Eleanor Coppola, Known for Documentaries on Husband Francis Ford Coppola, Passes Away at 87 Renowned filmmaker Eleanor Coppola, who was best known for her documentaries on her husband, celebrated filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, has passed away at the age of 87 in California. Eleanor’s unexpected life took her in many extraordinary directions beyond her wildest imaginings. Eleanor first met Francis when she was working on his debut film in 1963. The two quickly fell in love, and Eleanor became pregnant shortly after. They married in Las Vegas and went on to have three children – Gian-Carlo, Roman, and…

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The Vatican recently released a new document titled “Dignitas Infinita,” outlining the Catholic Church’s stance on human dignity. However, the document has sparked concern among LGBTQ parishioners and allies for its conservative views on gender-affirming surgery. This new document raises eyebrows as it contradicts some of the progressive moves made by Pope Francis towards inclusivity in the past. It criticizes gender-affirming procedures, advocating for a binary view of gender as strictly between men and women. LGBTQ advocates fear that this document will only worsen discrimination against trans individuals, especially in light of the global pushback against trans rights. Critics argue…

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