Author: Adrian Garrett

"Zombie enthusiast. Subtly charming travel practitioner. Webaholic. Internet expert."

In a tragic incident that has shocked the humanitarian community, seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen were killed in an Israeli military strike in Gaza. The convoy of aid workers was hit despite coordinating their movements with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The casualties included foreign nationals from the US, Canada, Australia, Poland, the UK, and a Palestinian worker. Following the deadly strike, World Central Kitchen has made the difficult decision to pause its operations in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu acknowledged that the aid workers were unintentionally targeted, and the IDF is currently conducting a thorough review of…

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Apple is known for its range of popular devices, including iPhones, iPads, and now AirTags, making it a top choice for travelers worldwide. However, when it comes to laptops, particularly for corporate travelers, Apple’s MacBook line has not been as successful as its other products. To address this, Apple recently unveiled a new MacBook Air with upgrades specifically designed to appeal to travelers. The new MacBook Air comes in 13.6 and 15.3-inch versions, with a thin, light, and durable design perfect for those on the go. Despite the upgrades in processor and connectivity, the battery life of 18 hours remains…

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Four lucky Coloradans are celebrating after winning $50,000 each in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Three of the winning tickets were purchased at a Circle K in Highlands Ranch, while the fourth was sold at Winners Corner in Pueblo. The Powerball jackpot for Monday’s drawing is now estimated at a whopping $975 million. The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 12, 13, 33, 50, 52, and the red Powerball 23. The next drawing will take place on Monday at 11 p.m. ET. The lucky jackpot winner will have the option to receive the money in annuitized payments over 30 years or…

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A powerful storm system is making its way through the southwestern Pacific Coast, bringing with it unseasonably cold temperatures and a high likelihood of rain, flash flooding, and even snow in some areas. The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a flash flood warning for the region, urging residents to take caution. The storm, which is expected to continue moving along the coast and inland, is anticipated to have a significant impact across the country. Bob Smerbeck, a meteorologist at AccuWeather, warns of potential flooding, mudslides, and debris in the affected areas. The storm is currently coming off…

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The Delta IV Heavy Rocket Set to Launch Final Mission from Cape Canaveral The Delta IV Heavy rocket, known for its impressive power and successful missions since its debut in 2004, is gearing up for its final liftoff from Cape Canaveral. This iconic rocket, with its three Delta IV core stages capable of producing up to 702,000 pounds of thrust, has played a crucial role in various space missions over the years. However, the rocket’s final mission has faced some setbacks, with the next launch attempt currently on hold. A gaseous nitrogen pipeline ground pump failure has caused a delay,…

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RedHat Issues Urgent Security Alert for Backdoored XZ Utils In a recent development, RedHat has issued an “urgent security alert” warning users of backdoored versions of XZ Utils. The vulnerability in question has a CVSS score of 10.0, indicating maximum severity. The malicious code embedded in the compromised software is designed to allow unauthorized remote access to systems, posing a significant threat to users. The software supply chain compromise has been tracked as CVE-2024-3094. The nefarious code specifically targets the sshd daemon process for SSH, potentially opening up systems to exploitation. The issue was discovered and reported by a Microsoft…

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In a heart-wrenching moment at TD Garden, the Iowa State basketball team changed out of their uniforms for the last time after a tough loss to Illinois in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The players, dressed in matching black and white outfits, reflected on the stark reality of the win-or-go-home nature of the tournament. Despite a successful season that included a Big 12 runner-up finish and a conference tournament championship, Coach T.J. Otzelberger and his team were left devastated by the 72-69 loss to Illinois. Otzelberger lamented the slow start and missed chances in the second half that…

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Google Maps is rolling out new features for Android and iOS users, aiming to enhance the platform’s usefulness for vacation planning. The update includes three key features that will make it easier for users to discover and organize information about various destinations. One of the major additions is the curated lists feature, which will showcase top, trending, and hidden gems lists for locations around the world. These lists will offer users a comprehensive view of a destination, allowing them to explore with more insight. In addition, Google Maps will display lists from reputable sources like Lonely Planet and The New…

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Renowned psychologist and Nobel laureate, Daniel Kahneman, passes away at 90 The world of economics is mourning the loss of Daniel Kahneman, a revered psychologist who passed away at the age of 90. Kahneman, who never took an economics course, made groundbreaking contributions to the field of behavioral economics in the 1970s, eventually leading to a Nobel Prize in economic science in 2002. His partner, Barbara Tversky, confirmed Kahneman’s death, although the location was not disclosed. Kahneman, who was associated with Princeton University and resided in Manhattan, used his background in psychology to revolutionize traditional economic theories. A significant aspect…

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Virginia Health Officials Issue Warning About Rise in Mpox Cases Virginia health officials are cautioning the public about a recent uptick in cases of mpox since the beginning of 2024. According to reports, there have been 12 cases of mpox confirmed so far this year, which is the same number reported throughout the entirety of 2023. Unlike last year, when many cases were concentrated in Northern Virginia, current cases have been reported across the state. Symptoms of mpox include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and painful skin lesions. Health officials are advising individuals to be aware of these symptoms and to…

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