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How Apple expanded into sports since 2022, starting with the MLB, leading to an unusual deal to bring Messi to the MLS and share new subscriber revenue with him (Adam Crafton/The Athletic)

Adam Crafton / The Athletic: How Apple expanded into sports since 2022, starting with the MLB, leading to an unusual deal to bring Messi to the MLS and share new subscriber revenue with him  —  In 2019, during an interview with Sports Illustrated, the Apple senior vice president of services, Eddy Cue …

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Build custom actions for Power Automate for Windows

Microsoft’s Power Platform is usually thought of as a cloud-hosted low-code platform. That’s only partly true, as its process automation tool, Power Automate, also has a desktop component. Bundled with Windows 11, Power Automate for Windows is designed to wrap low-code workflows around your desktop applications, in much the same way as the cloud tooling does for software as a …

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2023’s Best Horror Game Death Scenes

Image: Capcom We’re done with half of 2023 and many of its fantastic horror games, though there’s more on the way (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alan Wake 2, and the Silent Hill 2 remake are still due out). That means we’ve willingly subjected ourselves to lots of stone-cold death scenes—enough to compile in a list, which we’ve done here. I …

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Forget New Twitter—Retro Is a New Instagram

The launch of Threads, Meta’s new Twitter killer, has catapulted some of us into a social media midlife crisis. What is it all for, anyway? Maybe some shiny new app will bring meaning and texture back to microblogging. But also, do we need so many shiny new apps? It’s fitting, then, that just as Twitter is getting a rethink a …

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Testament: The Order of High Human Review

At a wedding I recently attended, I saw a scene likely familiar to many: a questionable guest drunkenly rose to give an ill-advised speech they hadn’t put any thought into, stringing together barely related anecdotes with no purpose besides fulfilling a perceived obligation. Testament: The Order of High Human reminds me a lot of that speech. This bizarre fantasy adventure …

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How Google Keeps Data Safe While Using Generative AI Chatbots

Google’s Behshad Behzadi weighs in on how to use generative AI chatbots without compromising company information. Image: Sundry Photography/Adobe Stock Google’s Bard, one of today’s high-profile generative AI applications, is used with a grain of salt within the company. In June 2023, Google asked its staff not to feed confidential materials into Bard, Reuters found through leaked internal documents. It …

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Two-time winning Super Bowl coaches Tom Coughlin and Mike Shanahan among semifinalists for Hall of Fame

Two-time winning Super Bowl coaches Tom Coughlin and Mike Shanahan and team owners Robert Kraft and Virginia McCaskey were among the 60 semifinalists announced Wednesday for the 2024 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall’s 12-person Seniors Committee trimmed a list of eligible player nominees to 31. Each semifinalist played his last game in professional football no …

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