June 2022

UCLA and USC Are Expected to Leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

Southern California and UCLA moved Thursday to defect to the Big Ten Conference from the Pac-12, sparking another seismic remaking of the competitive and economic landscapes of college sports. The maneuvering came as the Big Ten, whose membership currently includes 14 universities in a predominantly Midwestern footprint running from Nebraska to New Jersey, closed in …

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La Canfora Believes Any Deal With Diontae Johnson Would Come Down To The WR, But ‘They Have A History Of Getting These Things Done’

If the Pittsburgh Steelers like you, more likely than not, they’re going to find a way to keep you. There aren’t a ton of important players who were at or near the top of the market when they left the team and then went on to excel in other cities. More often than not, if …

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NVIDIA Loses The AI ​​Performance Crown, At Least For Now

For the first time, NVIDIA did not sweep the MLPerf table. While the era of its performance dominance may have come to an end, NVIDIA GPU’s flexibility and massive software ecosystem will continue to form a deep and wide moat. Meanwhile, Google, Intel, and Graphcore have achieved an important step in their attempts to cross …

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Mona Metaverse Raises $14.6 Million, Niantic Teams With NBA For AR Game, Immerse Language Learning In VR

A wave of layoffs is hitting tech companies. It was reported this week that Unity has laid off hundreds of workers and Niantic cancels projects amidst layoffs. It’s possible this is related to recent acquisitions, but more likely the current downturn is stirring memories of the 2000 tech correction, and the decade long slog back …

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter assesses Jimmy Garoppolo situation as camp approaches

Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports Will the San Francisco 49ers find a trade partner for Jimmy Garoppolo in the coming weeks? NFL reporter Adam Schefter of ESPN seems to think there are at least a few teams who could be on the lookout for quarterback help once training camp arrives. Schefter spoke about Garoppolo’s status during …

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Open source body quits GitHub, urges you to do the same • The Register

The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a non-profit focused on free and open source software (FOSS), said it has stopped using Microsoft’s GitHub for project hosting – and is urging other software developers to do the same. In a blog post on Thursday, Denver Gingerich, SFC FOSS license compliance engineer, and Bradley M. Kuhn, SFC policy …

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Bradley Beal heading back to Washington Wizards as NBA free agency opens, agent says

All-Star guard Bradley Beal has agreed to a five-year, $251 million maximum contract to stay with the Washington Wizards, his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski as NBA free agency opened Thursday. Beal, who has played his entire 10-year career with the Wizards, has now committed himself to the franchise for …

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Supreme Court’s EPA decision is a step backward in fighting climate change, experts warn

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to strictly regulate emissions from power plants, a move that signals a major setback in the fight against the climate crisis. In a 6-3 opinion along ideological lines, the nation’s highest court ruled in West Virginia EPA that the federal agency does …

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To avoid blackouts, California may tap fossil fuel plants

Sacramento, Calif. — Looking to avoid power blackouts, California may turn to the one energy source it’s otherwise desperate to get rid of: fossil fuels. A sweeping energy proposal Gavin Newsom signed Thursday puts the state in the business of buying power to ensure there’s enough to go around during heat waves that strain the …

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