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Why vector databases are having a moment as the AI hype cycle peaks

Vector databases are all the rage, judging by the number of startups entering the space and the investors ponying up for a piece of the pie. The proliferation of large language models (LLMs) and the generative AI (GenAI) movement have created fertile ground for vector database technologies to flourish. While traditional relational databases such as […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

NYT’s The Mini crossword answers for April 20

The Mini is a bite-sized version of The New York Times‘ revered daily crossword. While the crossword is a lengthier experience that requires both knowledge and patience to complete, The Mini is an entirely different vibe. With only a handful of clues to answer, the daily puzzle doubles as a speed-running test for many who play it. So, when a tricky clue disrupts a player’s…

Pence argues Trump betrayed GOP with aversion to national abortion ban

Former Vice President Mike Pence argued that his ex-boss, former President Trump, has betrayed the Republican Party with an aversion to signing a national abortion ban if elected in 2024.  Pence said his proudest accomplishment while serving as Trump’s VP was the overturning of Roe v. Wade, adding that it is now “disheartening” for him to see the former president “retreat from the pro-life cause.” …

How Texas unleashed a geothermal boom

With its nation-leading renewables fleet and oil and gas industry, Texas is poised to dominate what boosters hope will be America’s next great energy boom: a push to tap the heat of the subterranean earth for electricity and industry. That technology, known as geothermal energy, has demonstrated the rare ability to unite the state’s warring political camps — and is fueling a boom in startups…

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Turn Down Met Gala Invitations: Why?

Both Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have declined their Met Gala invitations. After taking weeks to nest with Travis out of the spotlight (mostly), Taylor Swift dropped a double album. This is a huge time for Taylor’s career. And, in between football seasons, this is a major time for Travis. So why are they thumbing their noses at the Met Gala instead of showing up…

NAACP Reacts To Stephen A. Smith Defending Trump’s Claim About Being “Relatable” To Black People

Stephen A. Smith is under fire after defending Donald Trump’s claim that Black people likely find him “relatable” because of his legal troubles. According to Radar Online, the sports journalist appeared on Fox News and shared his views on Donnie’s comments. RELATED: Stephen A. Smith Goes Off On People Criticizing Taylor Swift For Attending The Kansas City Chiefs’ Games Stephen Co-Signs Trump’s Words The 56-year-old…

UPDATE: Florida Man Passes Away After Setting Himself On Fire Near NYC Courthouse

The Florida man who set himself on fire in New York City on Friday (April 19) has passed away. The incident occurred near the courthouse where Donald Trump’s hush money trial is taking place. RELATED: WATCH: Man Lights Himself On Fire Outside Of Courthouse Where Donald Trump’s Trial Is Taking Place ABC News reports the Florida resident, Maxwell Azzarello, died early on Saturday (April 20). View…

‘Indescribable honour’ for Aussie veteran who lost both his legs in Afghanistan

Damien Thomlinson’s journey has been far from easy but he takes every step of it in his stride. “You’ve just got to accept the fact you’re always going to learn something each day and you’re going to have to work hard,” he told 9News. The former Commando’s life changed forever at just 28 years of age. READ MORE: Mystery deepens in alleged mushroom-related death He…

FA Cup: It’s unacceptable – Guardiola reacts to 1-0 win over Chelsea

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has hit out at the Football Association, FA, over the scheduling of their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. Bernardo Silva scored a late winner as City won 1-0 at Wembley. But Guardiola’s men looked fatigued for most of the game, as Chelsea created enough chances to score. “I don’t understand how we survived today. It’s unacceptable to play today. Today…

FA Cup Semi-Final: Why Chelsea lost to Man City – Pochettino

Chelsea boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has blamed his side’s profligacy for their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. The Blues dominated most of the game, but failed to convert the chances that fell their way. Nicolas Jackson was the main culprit, as he fluffed his lines over and over. The defeat means Chelsea will finish the campaign trophyless. Pochettino, speaking on BBC…

Brit ‘paedophile’ accused of sexually abusing & pimping out girl, 14, to foreigners arrested alongside mum

A SUSPECTED British paedophile has been arrested in Columbia alongside a woman accused of pimping out her own teenage daughter. Cops called the case “perverse” after the man was seen holding hands with the 14-year-old girl alongside her mum. CCTV footage appears to show the suspected paedophile holding hands with a young girl in school uniform Another clip shows them at a restaurant and the…

Man rushed to hospital after being mauled by shark in horror attack at popular remote surfing beach

A MAN rushed to the hospital after he was mauled by a shark in a horror attack. The beachgoer was horrifically bitten by the deadly beast at the Bombie Surfing Spot in western Australia at around 12.30pm on Saturday. Getty A deadly shark mauled a beachgoer in west Australia[/caption] Getty The horror incident took place in Bombie Surfing Spot near Exmouth (stock picture)[/caption] Cops said…

Former OpenAI exec has an easy trick for surviving AI in the workplace

Zack Kass, a former OpenAI exec, believes the AI revolution will make human qualities more important in the workplace. Zack Kass The AI revolution has sparked fears that machines will replace human workers. But former OpenAI exec Zack Kass told BI that human qualities will become even more essential. And he offered one simple way to set yourself apart: Be likable. Workers are worried about…

These 112 House Republicans voted against Ukraine aid

Reps. Thomas Massie, Lauren Boebert, and Matt Gaetz all voted against a more than $60 billion bill to provide aid to Ukraine. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images The House passed a more than $60 billion bill that provides more military aid to Ukraine. It’s part of a larger foreign aid package that’s likely to pass the Senate and be signed into law. 112 Republicans…

10 ways to save money at the grocery store before you’re shocked in the checkout line

Does your grocery store bill make you nauseous?  Grocery bills can rack up very quickly for families. With high grocery prices, it can seem impossible to save money when it comes to food and sustenance for your family. While it can be challenging to cut down on food costs, it’s not impossible. Below are 10 things you can do to save money at the checkout…

Tesla announces price cut for certain models

Elon Musk’s Tesla slashed the U.S. prices of its Model Y, Model X and Model S vehicles by $2,000 each on Friday after first-quarter deliveries came up short of expectations. The valuable electric-vehicle maker lowered the prices for its Model Y base variant to $42,990, while the long-range and performance variants now cost $47,990 and $51,490, respectively, the Tesla website now shows. “Affordabiity is key…

National Park Week: 15 surprising facts about America’s parks you may not know

It’s National Park Week — a unique time to appreciate the beauty and splendor of the great American outdoors. While the U.S. park scene offers plenty of notable historic sites and landscapes, there are also many features and facts about our national parks that are far lesser known. “National parks are powerful places that have many meanings and connections to those who visit them —…

Ukraine’s 1-ton payload drones can help retake Crimea as Kyiv seeks to destroy bridge: report

Ukraine has started mass-producing two sea drones capable of carrying up to one ton of explosives as the military sets its sights on retaking Crimea, a crown jewel in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions for the neighboring country.  “These are already new generations of drones, on the improvement of which the team of SBU specialists worked and continues to work together with other members of…

Inflation Expected to Stabilise at 2% in 2024, Hints Bank of England Deputy Governor

Sir Dave Ramsden, the Bank of England’s deputy governor overseeing markets, has indicated that inflation is expected to stabilise at 2% in 2024, potentially signalling the possibility of interest rate cuts. His remarks diverge from the Bank’s previous forecasts, suggesting a potential revision in the inflation outlook set to be released next month. Ramsden’s comments come amidst signs of easing inflationary pressures, particularly driven by…

Tories Mull Stamp Duty Cut Ahead of General Election in Autumn Statement

The Conservative Party is weighing the option of implementing a stamp duty cut ahead of the general election through the autumn statement, aiming to woo voters with a pre-election offer. The proposed measure involves raising the stamp duty threshold from £250,000 to £300,000, potentially resulting in significant tax savings for homebuyers and injecting momentum into the housing market. The Treasury has drafted plans for the…

India’s election overshadowed by the rise of online misinformation

As India kicks off the world’s biggest election, which starts on April 19 and runs through June 1, the electoral landscape is overshadowed by misinformation. The country — which has more than 830 million internet users and is home to the largest user base for social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram — is already […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

NASA video shows stunning scene from extremely volcanic world Io

NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently swooped by the most powerful volcano in our solar system, on the most volcanic world known to exist. The space agency captured detailed views of the over 127-mile (200-kilometer) wide volcano, which has created an expansive lava lake. It’s a volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io, called Loki Patera. “It’s absolutely stunning, stunning imagery,” Ashley Davies, a planetary scientist at the NASA…

Alien planets might teem with purple — yes, purple — life

NASA has already spotted a diversity of rocky, Earth-like worlds in the cosmos. But unlike our verdant planet, many of these worlds may flourish with purple life — if life exists out there, that is. It’s easy to imagine organisms elsewhere resembling the colors of trees, algae, grasses, and beyond that dominate our Earthly reality. This green life soaks up certain light waves from the…

Mace: Americans ‘have every right to be angry’ over border bill ‘fumble’

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said Americans have “every right to be angry” about a border security bill not being a part of foreign aid legislation making its way through Congress this week. “I believe the American people have every right to be pretty angry with Congress as a whole, and both sides tonight,” Mace said during a Friday evening appearance on NewsNation’s “On Balance with…

Buck takes swing at ‘Moscow Marjorie’: She is just ‘mouthing the Russian propaganda’

Former Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) went after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for her anti-Ukraine position in an interview on CNN Friday. “Moscow Marjorie has reached a new low,” Buck said in an interview on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” with anchor Erica Hill. “You know, during the Russian Revolution, [Bolshevik Revolution leader Vladimir] Lenin talked about American journalists who were writing glowing reports about Russia…

Mandisa Cause of Death: What Happened to the American Idol Alum?

As previously reported, tragedy struck the world of music and entertainment this week. On Thursday, Mandisa was found dead inside of her home in Nashville, Tennessee. A contemporary Christian singer who advanced to the top 10 on American Idol on Season 5 and who won a Grammy Award for her 2013 album “Overcomer,” Mandisa was 47 years old. Matthew West and Mandisa speak on stage…

Troost-Ekong reveals his ideal Super Eagles coach

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has declared he would prefer a local coach to manage the Super Eagles. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has yet to name a substantive head coach for the Super Eagles since Jose Peseiro left the post at the end of February. Former international, Emmanuel Amuneke as well as two expatriates, Domenec Torrent and Antonio Conceicao are said to be in…

Troops neutralize terrorists in Borno, Nasarawa, recover weapons

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops successfully conducted clearance and search operations in Borno and Nasarawa states, resulting in the killing of terrorists and recovery of firearms. In a statement posted on its X handle on Saturday, the Army said the operations were carried out on April 19 in collaboration with hybrid forces in both Kana Village, Biu Local Government Area of Borno…

How Ukraine’s special ops hero ‘Arsenal’ is leading ‘strike force’ of stealth drone operators to hunt down Putin’s army

AS Ukraine runs desperately short on ammunition, small killing machines buzz across the battlefield, hunting down the enemy and decimating its tanks. FPV drones are “our sword, our strike force” against Russia’s advance, special ops warrior “Arsenal”, the commander of Kyiv’s attack drone operations, told The Sun. Getty A swarm of FPV kamikaze drones flies above the battlefield – hunting down enemy targets and destroying…