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Dearica Hamby relieved to have fresh start with Sparks as WNBA free agency opens

Dearica Hamby didn’t choose the Sparks. Just speaking to the team on the phone when the Las Vegas Aces made it clear they intended to trade the two-time All-Star moved Hamby to tears.But hearing the emotion from Sparks general manager Karen Bryant on the other end of the line made Hamby know the Sparks were happily choosing her.“I kind of fell in love with that,” Hamby said Wednesday in her first public comments since joining the Sparks in a trade that rocked the WNBA after the expecting mother posted a statement on…

Huawei Tipped to Announce a New Chipset This Year

Huawei has been facing a plethora of US restrictions around the export of 5G and other technologies for the past few years. Since 2021, the Chinese smartphone brand was solely depending on Qualcomm for chipsets. Now, a Chinese tipster has hinted that Huawei is gearing up to announce a new chip in the second half of this year. The surprise chip is said to be based on new packaging technology. The tipster also suggests that the preparations for Huawei's Mate X3 foldable smartphone will begin in a…

26 athletes who competed into their 40s

- Sport: Baseball- Years active: 1966-1993- Age at retirement: 46Ryan's baseball career spanned four decades of playing for four teams: the Mets, Angels, Astros, and Rangers. But he's better known for reasons other than his longevity in the sport. First, he was one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history and the greatest strikeout pitcher ever, fanning 5,714 batters. On the strength of a consistent 100-mph fastball, even late in his career, he also threw seven no-hitters—three more…

Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm announce XR partnership ahead of Apple’s rumored headset debut

Three of the biggest players in Android hardware have turned their sights on XR. Screenshot by ZDNET/SamsungWhile the world waits for Apple to finally tear off the band-aid and let us know what mixed, virtual, or augmented reality device it's been working on all of these years, Samsung took the opportunity during its 2023 Galaxy Unpacked event to tease something very slightly more concrete. At the very end of the event, the device maker brought executives onstage from Qualcomm and Google. The trio then announced...…

Adani Enterprises cancels FPO, to refund investors

(AEL) unexpectedly called off its ₹20,000-crore follow-on public offer (FPO) on Wednesday evening, a day after the company closed the offer successfully. The decision followed a 28.5% plunge in its shares in Wednesday trade that resulted in the stock trading at 31.6% below the lower end of the FPO price band of ₹3,112-3,276 apiece. The company said it will return the money collected from investors in the FPO."Given the unprecedented situation and the current market volatility the company aims to protect the interest of its…

Mourners call for end to police brutality at Tyre Nichols funeral in Memphis

Issued on: 02/02/2023 - 01:04 The relatives of Black people killed by police in cities across the United States came to Tyre Nichols' funeral in a Memphis church on Wednesday to offer comfort to the family of the Black 29-year-old, who was fatally beaten by officers last month. Speaking over a flower-bedecked casket at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, preachers recalled a young man who loved…

Dodgers executives are ‘comfortable’ with decision to cut Trevor Bauer

Dodgers executives addressed Trevor Bauer’s release for the first time publicly Wednesday, though they left several pressing questions about the process behind the decision unanswered, including details about their meeting with Bauer the day before cutting ties with him last month.In a meeting with local reporters inside a Dodger Stadium conference room, club president Stan Kasten and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman both said the team was confident it had made the right decision by releasing Bauer, whose…

Budget 2023: Smartphones, TVs Could Get Cheaper as FM Announces Tax Cuts

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced a cut in customs duty on the import of certain inputs for mobile phone manufacturing.In her Budget 2023-24 speech, she said India's mobile phone output rose from 5.8 crore units in 2014-15 to 31 crore units last fiscal.Her announcement comes at a time when India has aggressively positioned itself as an electronics powerhouse to the world, as global players look for a China plus 1 strategy.In fact, India has emerged as the world's second-largest mobile phone…

Column: Brady’s finale didn’t go as planned, but not too bad

PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press In a perfect world — and so much of Tom Brady's career was as close to perfection as a football player can get — the first retirement would've stuck.He certainly did nothing to enhance his legacy by returning for another season. And, of course, we'll never know if that regrettable decision cost him his marriage, as well.But Brady's farewell year — he announced his retirement again on Wednesday, and this time insisted that he means it — will quickly fade…

The headache of changing passwords

Image: Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Adobe Stock Passwords are problematic. They are arguably the weakest link in security, a leading cause of breaches, and difficult to manage. Yet, on Change Your Password Day 2023, passwords remain ubiquitous. Instead of continuously changing passwords in an attempt to stay ahead of online threats, the best solution is no passwords at all. Adopting passwordless authentication can solve the inherent problems of passwords to deliver stronger security and a better user experience. Consider…

Beatport snaps up majority stake in electronic dance music event, IMS Ibiza – Music Business Worldwide

Online dance music retailer The Beatport Group has acquired a majority stake in International Music Summit (IMS), which owns the annual electronic dance music festival IMS Ibiza.Financial terms of the acquisition, announced Tuesday (January 31), were not disclosed. It came three months before the IMS Ibiza 2023 hits the stage at Destino Pacha in Ibiza.IMS Ibiza was launched in 2007 by DJ, A&R exec and BBC Radio 1 presenter Pete Tong MBE and industry executive and artist manager Ben Turner, along with three other…

Bispecific Antibody Active in Relapsed/Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer

A first-in-class bispecific antibody achieved durable responses in a fourth of patients with advanced small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and disease control in more than half, a preliminary clinical trial showed. Tarlatamab, targeting delta-like ligand 3 (DLL3) and CD3, resulted in an objective response rate of 23.4% and a disease control rate (DCR) of 51.4% in 107 patients with relapsed/refractory SCLC, half of whom had already…

PayPal to Lay Off 2,000 Employees to Cut Costs Amid Economic Slowdown

PayPal Holdings said on Tuesday it is planning to cut 7 percent of its workforce, or about 2,000 employees, the latest in a list of fintech firms to be hit by the economic slowdown.The payments firm also joins Big Tech firms and Wall Street titans, which are executing layoffs across corporate America as companies look to rein in costs to ride out the downturn.PayPal's move to keep a tight lid on costs comes against the backdrop of decades-high inflation hitting the purchasing power of consumers who also have to contend with…

OnePlus’ 3 promises to users for 2023 – Times of India

OnePlushas set its sights on three areas of focus in 2023: the ultra-smooth interface, fast and smooth performance, extended battery lifespan, and ultra-fast charging.The company says that it is dedicated to developing the most accurate and responsive touch experience possible, using a combination of hardware and software. The company's close collaboration with chipset and RAM partners will ensure that its devices keep pace with the ever-evolving demands of smartphone users.Moreover, the company is also working to extend…

Former Wagner commander: ‘I am sorry for fighting in Ukraine’ By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. Andrei Medvedev, a former commander of Russia's Wagner mercenary group poses for a picture during an interview in Oslo, Norway February 1, 2023. REUTERS/Janis Laizans 2/2 By Nerijus Adomaitis, Janis Laizans and Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) -A former commander of Russia's Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters he wanted to apologise for fighting in Ukraine and was speaking out to bring the perpetrators of atrocities in the conflict to justice. Andrei Medvedev, who crossed the…