Author: Robert Gill

New M4 iPad Pro Models with Second-Generation 3-Nanometer Chips Showcased in Benchmarks The latest benchmarks for the new M4 iPad Pro models have been revealed on Geekbench, giving us a glimpse of the performance of Apple’s second-generation 3-nanometer chips compared to previous generation chips. The 10-core variant of the M4 chip achieved impressive scores, with an average single-core score of 3,695 and an average multi-core score of 14,550 across 10 benchmarks. In terms of performance, the M4 chip outshines its predecessor, the M3 Max MacBook Pro, in single-core performance and is on par with the M2 Max in multi-core performance.…

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The McCreary County Record Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia-Related Death A recent study published in JAMA Network Open has found a potential link between consuming olive oil and a lower risk of dementia-related death. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health followed the dietary decisions of 92,383 health care professionals over 28 years and discovered that those who incorporated more olive oil into their diet had a decreased probability of dying from dementia. Participants who consumed at least 7 grams of olive oil per day were associated with a 28% lower risk of dementia-related death. Substituting…

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FTX Exchange Raises Billions to Pay Back Customers After 2022 Collapse In a surprising turn of events, the FTX cryptocurrency exchange has managed to raise billions of dollars more than needed to fully compensate customers who lost funds during its November 2022 collapse. With as much as $16.3 billion in cash to distribute once all assets are sold, FTX will be able to pay back the $11 billion owed to over 2 million customers and other creditors. However, while customers will receive their full payments, equity holders may not be as lucky. US regulators and the IRS have significant claims…

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AstraZeneca Withdraws COVID-19 Vaccine Due to Low Demand In a surprising move, AstraZeneca has announced the global withdrawal of its COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, citing low demand and an abundance of other vaccines available on the market. The company revealed its plans to withdraw the marketing authorizations for Vaxzevria within Europe, as the vaccine was never approved in the U.S. by the FDA. Despite this setback, AstraZeneca reported that more than 3 billion doses of Vaxzevria were supplied globally, leading to the saving of over 6.5 million lives in the first year of use. However, the company did acknowledge rare side…

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The Oklahoma City Thunder continued their undefeated streak in the 2024 NBA playoffs with a dominant 117-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their second-round series. Led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 29 points and Chet Holmgren’s 19 points, the Thunder showcased their offensive firepower while also playing tough defense on Mavericks’ star Luka Doncic. Doncic, who has been dealing with a lingering knee issue, struggled to find his rhythm and finished with just 19 points on 6-of-19 shooting. The Thunder’s defense effectively limited his scoring opportunities and forced him to continue his poor shooting from beyond the arc,…

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SpaceX continues to make headlines in the space industry, as the company recently tied its rocket-reuse record for the second time in less than a week. The latest achievement came as SpaceX launched two Earth-observation satellites for Maxar from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 rocket used for the mission saw its first stage complete its 20th mission, matching a record set by another Falcon 9 just last month. Impressively, the first stage of the rocket successfully landed back at Vandenberg after the launch, showcasing SpaceX’s commitment to reusable rocket technology. The mission itself involved the Falcon…

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Elon Musk’s Decision to Lay Off Tesla Employees Raises Concerns About Supercharger Network In a shocking move, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, announced the decision to lay off employees in charge of Tesla’s electric vehicle charging business. This unexpected decision has left industry officials and analysts wondering about the future of the Tesla Supercharger network and its availability to rival EV manufacturers. Despite the layoffs, Tesla still plans to expand the Supercharger network, but at a slower pace and with a focus on uptime and existing locations. General Motors, Ford, and other automakers that had agreements to give customers access…

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A recent study challenges previous findings on dinosaur intelligence A recent study published by an interdisciplinary team has reignited the debate on the intelligence of dinosaurs, particularly the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex. The study, which challenges previous findings on dinosaur intelligence, suggests a more holistic approach to evaluating the cognitive abilities of these ancient creatures. The study, which was published last year, evaluated the intelligence of Tyrannosaurus rex by comparing brain size and neuron count to that of primates such as baboons. However, the new study found that dinosaurs, including T. rex, had brains comparable in size to living reptiles like…

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Former President Donald Trump has recently found himself in hot water once again as he was held in contempt of court and fined $9,000 for violating a gag order in his New York hush money case. This ruling came from New York Judge Juan M. Merchan, who found nine violations of the gag order, with prosecutors alleging 10. The judge also warned that further violations could result in jail time for Trump. This marks a significant moment in Trump’s legal battles, as the ruling serves as a sharp rebuke of his claims of free speech rights and a reminder of…

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Mayor Eric Adams is closely monitoring the ongoing pro-Palestinian protests at Columbia University, with the NYPD on standby to assist if requested by university officials. Despite protesters breaching buildings and barricading entrances, Columbia University has not officially requested police assistance. In a statement, Mayor Adams expressed support for the right to protest but strongly condemned any calls for violence. He also stated that he does not believe the National Guard is necessary to handle the situation on campus. As final exams are underway at Columbia University, the NYPD is currently monitoring the campus perimeter to ensure the safety of students.…

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