Author: Mike Harrison

Wednesday’s vote by House Republicans over whether to oust anti-Trump conservative Liz Cheney from her leadership role will almost certainly confirm that the party out of power in Washington is casting its lot with the former US president.Eighteen months before crucial midterms and three years before the next presidential race, the Republican Party appears intent on punishing one of its own because she refuses to embrace Donald Trump’s false claim that Democrats stole the 2020 election.Republicans argue it’s about unity, and that Cheney hammering on about Trump and what she calls his “dangerous and anti-democratic cult of personality” has done…

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A full, independent public inquiry into the British government’s handling of its response to the coronavirus pandemic will be held early next year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.The country had “found itself in the teeth of the gravest pandemic for a century” and the state has “an obligation to examine its actions as rigorously and as candidly as possible and to learn every lesson for the future”, he told lawmakers.Britain has been hit hard by the outbreak, with more than 127,000 deaths since March last year — the world’s fifth highest official toll, according to data collected by…

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The Luxembourg-based General Court said Amazon had not enjoyed a selective advantage in its tax deal with Luxembourg. Reuters | PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 06:29 PM IST Europe’s second-top court on Thursday annulled an EU order to Amazon to pay about 250 million euros ($303.28 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg, part of an EU crackdown against unfair tax deals between multinationals and EU countries.The Luxembourg-based General Court said Amazon had not enjoyed a selective advantage in its tax deal with Luxembourg.”The Commission did not prove to the requisite legal standard that there was an undue reduction of the…

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To say that AMD is experiencing so much success these days is a massive understatement. They are closing in onto Intel’s market share inch by inch, which has Team Blue on the run. And now, they just got tapped to power something seriously amazing. Overclock3D reports that AMD has been contracted to provide their EPYC 7763 and 75F3 server chips to a supercomputer, which would be deployed at the National Supercomputing Center in Singapore. The gargantuan machine is going to serve as an upgrade to the center’s current ASPIRE1, which apparently isn’t “fast enough” anymore. (Photo : (Photo by Kyodo…

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The new iPad Pro variants are expected to begin shipping in the second half of May. The new iPad Pro that’s powered by the Apple M1 processor is almost 56 per cent faster than the last generation model, suggest new benchmarks by MacRumors. The new eight-core M1 processor has been previously used on the latest Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. During the launch of the new iPad Pro with the M1 processor, Apple said that the chip was up to 50 per cent faster than the last model. Five results from Geekbench 5 show that the fifth-gen 12.9-inch…

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Lunar, Solar Eclipses 2021 Date, Time: The first total lunar eclipse of 2021 will happen on May 26 and it will be visible in Southeast and East Asia, North America, South America, and Antarctica. This year, sky gazers will see two lunar and two solar eclipses. The first one will be a total lunar eclipse, which will take place on May 26, 2021. It is also called Blood Moon as the moon appears slightly reddish-orange. It should be noted that the total lunar eclipse is taking place for the first time since January 21, 2019. One will witness a lunar…

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Researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a sarcasm detector for social media platforms using artificial intelligence. According to Ramya Akula, sarcasm in face-to-face interactions is easier to determine, one of the researchers of the study.   (Photo : Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)An artificial intelligence, developed by computer science researchers, can now detect sarcasm posted in social media platforms. However, the lack of facial expressions and vocal tones in Facebook posts and Tweets makes it more tedious to catch. What more, if a computer attempts to figure it out.  “Sarcasm detection in online communications from social networking platforms is…

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Facebook’s newest app “Tuned” which is made for couples is now up for all Android users. The app has been previously teased and at the moment, you could access its content together with your soulmate. It was in April 2020 when Tuned was introduced as a fancy-looking site. At the time, it was only exclusive to iOS users in the United States and Canada. Now, the couple-friendly app works like a virtual room for the one true pair. Like a typical dating website, it features a chat room for the couple, as well as the permission to utilize the shareable…

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After months of specification leaks, a couple of AMD Cezanne APUs have apparently been benchmarked at last-and they’re looking pretty good. WCCFTech reveals that the alleged benchmark numbers are for the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 5700G and the 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 5600G. The two SKUs are part of the new AMD APU lineup that’s currently restricted to OEMs for now, though Team Red did announce that they’ll be releasing it to retail later this year. The information comes from a Twitter user who goes by the handle @APISAK, who provided a few CPU-Z benchmark screenshots which were shown in…

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Since it first launched hardware accelerated ray tracing in 2018 with the Turing series of graphics cards, NVIDIA has been focusing solely on improving the brand-new rendering technology for succeeding GPU generations. As such, this led gaming journalists to believe that ray tracing is the future of gaming. (Photo : FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)A man wears 3D glasses to play a game on the VRX simulator powered by Nvidia at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 11, 2012. The US photography giant Eastman Kodak, fighting to keep bankruptcy at bay, announced this…

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