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Help! My Boyfriend Gets Really Depressed Whenever He Loses a Video Game.

Slate

Jenée Desmond-Harris is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here's an edited transcript of this week's chat. Q. Starcraft slump: My boyfriend is a kind, caring, loving man, and I am mostly satisfied with our relationship. His main hobby is the online game Starcraft, and he spends maybe 10 to 15 hours a week on it, usually a game each evening. The problem is that if he loses a game, it can color his mood for days. There are usually like two to three days a month where he's down in the dumps because of this.


How To Build and Deploy an NLP Model with FastAPI: Part 1

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Model deployment is one of the most important skills you should have if you're going to work with NLP models. Model deployment is the process of integrating your model into an existing production environment. The model will receive input and predict an output for decision-making for a specific use case. There are different ways you can deploy your NLP model into production, you can use Flask, Django, Bottle e.t.c .But in today's article, you will learn how to build and deploy your NLP model with FastAPI. In part 1, we will focus on building an NLP model that can classify movie reviews into different sentiments.


Google's Nest Audio smart speaker hits new low of $75

Engadget

At $100, Google's impressive Nest Audio was already good value for money, but a 25 percent discount has now brought it down to an even more affordable $75. Perhaps, it's a case of Google countering Amazon's early Prime Day deals on Echo speakers with a new all-time low price. Whatever the reasons behind the latest promo, it's always nice to have another option when shopping for tech. The Nest Audio is a solid bet for music fans on a budget. As we noticed in our tests, it's slightly louder than Apple's HomePod Mini and packs stronger bass, too. Inside the speaker is a 75mm woofer and 19mm tweeter, while the Google Home and Nest Mini make do with single drivers.


'Eating pork can lead to a false positive' - US runner blames burrito for four-year ban

BBC News

"I have since learned that it has long been understood by Wada (World Anti-Doping Agency) that eating pork can lead to a false positive for nandrolone, since certain types of pigs produce it naturally in high amounts. Pig organ meat (offal) has the highest levels of nandrolone," she said.


Facebook's NetHack Challenge 2021 is open for entries

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NetHack is an open source roguelike game which only supports a single player environment. It includes permadeath and procedure wise level generation, It is known as the hardest video game to ace. NetHack was launched in July 1987, it was relaunched on 8 March 2020. Facebook has launched the NetHack Challenge at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. The NetHack Challenge at Neur IPS 2021 will be the most accessible AI challenge that will pave the way for further research in AI.


E3 2021: 4 Indie Games To Look Forward To

International Business Times

While the teasers, announcements and presentations of big publishers often steal the show at every E3 convention, there are always some games made by smaller developers that can immediately grab the attention of gamers. This year's E3 hosts a number of wonderfully artistic and charming indie games that some attendees may have overlooked. E3 2021 featured the Guerrilla Collective, a digital festival of sorts that's dedicated to putting lesser-known developers and publishers in the spotlight. This year, they showed off over 70 new games across a plethora of genres, from action-adventure to horror and everything in between. Here are some of the most interesting indie games to look forward to this year.


E3 2021: Razer's super-fast 14-inch video game laptop, plus Project Hazel face mask

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Video game hardware company Razer debuted what it called the world's most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The Razer Blade 14, available to order now starting at $1,799 on razer.com, At only 0.66 inches thin and weighing less than four pounds, the Blade 14 "is like a laptop that is 10 years in the future," said Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said Monday during an online E3 presentation. The laptop has THX Spatial Audio 7.1 surround sound, promises 12 hours of battery life. Higher tech configurations with a QHD display – improved resolution over the full HD display – and faster graphics chips than the standard GeForce RTX 3060 run more: QHD and GeForce RTX 3070 ($2,199.99)


E3 2021: NFTs are coming to 'Blankos Block Party' and other video games

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Could NFTs become a fixture in video games? At least one publisher, Mythical Games, is betting on it. The Los Angeles-based game maker already has some big names including luxury clothier Burberry and DJ deadmau5 ready to create special high-tech playable collectibles in its new online multiplayer game "Blankos Block Party" this summer. "Blankos Block Party" is an colorful art-filled open-world game where you can explore an ever-growing variety of racing, tag, collection and shooting levels, build your own levels and create competitive mini-parties with friends. Mythical announced early access for the free PC game Monday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) – go to blankos.com


How will SMBs gain from artificial intelligence in human resources?

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Jam is a person-sized humanist and feminist cat with a love for science and technology. Her passion for both was first ignited through 90s TV shows like Bill Nye the Science Guy & The Magic Schoolbus, and (computer) gaming. However, Jam is also cognizant of the intersectionality of science & tech with ethics, morality, and its economic/social impact on people, especially marginalised/underdeveloped communities. She plays Dota/Underlords and debates philosophy/science/social justice during her (rather sparse) free time.


Xbox and Bethesda dropped a *ton* of sweet game trailers at their E3 kickoff

Mashable

Microsoft and Bethesda Softworks kicked off their E3 2021 on Sunday afternoon with an extended onslaught of reveals and new trailer drops from the two storied publishers. It was notably the first E3 press conference for either of them since Microsoft's blockbuster Bethesda acquisition in 2020. That's especially notable because both brands have, in recent years especially, tended to dominate many of the headlines coming out of E3 with their surprises and big-name exclusives. Now, with everything from Elder Scrolls to Halo to Doom to Minecraft all under the same corporate stewardship, two blockbuster press conferences have merged into one. Here are all the major reveals.