AI-backed Cocreator comes to Microsoft Paint for Windows 11 Insiders

Key Takeaways The paint app in the Windows Insider Dev and Canary versions of WIndows 11 is getting Cocreator, a feature that allows users to use AI to generate artwork directly within the app. To access the new feature, users need to sign in with their Microsoft Account and join a waitlist. They will receive an email and 50 credits to start generating images. Microsoft ensures privacy and content filtering to prevent harmful or offensive images. Cocreator is currently available in English in select countries, and the rollout to non-Windows…

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Powerball jackpot up to $850 million after months without a big winner

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 11:13PM An estimated $850 million Powerball jackpot will be up for grabs Wednesday night for players willing to risk a couple dollars and brave incredibly long odds. The jackpot is the world’s ninth-largest lottery prize of all time, behind earlier prizes in the Powerball and Mega Millions games that all topped $1 billion. The jackpot has grown so large because there have been 29 consecutive drawings without a big winner, dating back to July 19. Powerball’s terrible odds of 1 in 292.2 million are designed to…

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Top Picks From Wayfair’s Fall Clearance Sale

When fall shows up, you’re likely to be spending a lot more time in your living space. Between productive mornings in your home office and cozy nights spent reading in bed, you deserve to make this season as enjoyable as it can be, and Wayfair’s Fall Clearance Sale is the perfect place to start.  Maybe you want a new accent for your bathroom that will change the entire vibe or you’re looking for the perfect gift to give your child who is moving into their first starter apartment. Maybe you…

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Judge Tanya Chutkan denies Trump’s request for her recusal in Jan. 6 case

Washington — A federal judge rebuffed former President Donald Trump’s request that she recuse herself from overseeing the 2020 election interference case brought by special counsel Jack Smith because of statements she made in court that Trump’s legal team argued disqualified her.  Judge Tanya Chutkan said in a court filing Wednesday that her comments during sentencing hearings for two defendants who took part in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021 — which Trump and his lawyers cited in his attempt to remove her from the case — do not…

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Spring ISD fence: 13 Investigates why some Eickenroht Elementary parents say safety measure puts kids in danger

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) — Ivory Edwards can see Ralph Eickenroht Elementary the second she walks out of her apartment’s front door. But this year, instead of picking up her three elementary-aged children and walking them a few feet home, the Spring Independent School District mom said she has to walk more than half a mile in the afternoon heat. “I used to be able to walk outside the porch and be like, ‘Come on, kids,’ or wave to the teacher, ‘I’m here,’” Edwards said. She can’t do that anymore because,…

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Both Amazing Spider-Man Movies Will Stream on Another Platform in October

The Andrew Garfield-led movies will arrive on Netflix on October 1st. Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man movies are swinging onto a new streaming service. Both 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be available to stream on Netflix beginning this Sunday, October 1st. These are just the latest Sony films to find their way to Netflix, after both studios struck a streaming deal in 2021. Prior to this move, The Amazing Spider-Man movies were exclusively streaming on Disney+ — a move that surprised fans, given the fact that…

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Snake inside car: Mechanics spot 8-foot boa constrictor under hood of vehicle in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 10:25PM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Mechanics in Myrtle Beach could not believe what they saw when they opened the hood of a car they were scheduled to repair. Snuggled up next to the 2015 Ford Focus’ engine was an 8-foot albino boa constrictor. “I popped the hood open, I saw this big thing laid across it, I didn’t even know what it was. I thought it was an oil sock to absorb oil. Then I was like ‘No that’s a snake.’ then I poked it and…

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Meta Quest 3 preorders now live — how to get yours

Meta Quest 3 preorders are officially live. Announced at the Meta Connect keynote, the new VR headset houses a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset for twice the graphical performance of its predecessor. It also features a better display and thinner design.  While the Meta Quest 3 can play all the best Meta Quest 2 games, it features two RGB cameras and a depth projector on the front of the headset visor that allows users to experience VR and AR holographic overlays. The 128GB model sells for $499 ($100 more than…

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Late-night talk show hosts announce return to air following deal to end Hollywood writers’ strike

What we know about the WGA deal What we know about the WGA deal that ended the writers’ strike 02:32 The major late-night talk show hosts have collectively announced their return to the small screen following Sunday’s tentative deal to end the Hollywood writers’ strike.  “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” are all set to return on Monday, Oct. 2, the shows announced on their respective social media accounts.  “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”…

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Meta Quest 3 mixed reality headset is now official, starting at $500

It’s a substantial upgrade over the Quest 2. Source: Meta Key Takeaways Meta launches Quest 3 as successor to popular Quest 2, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset and featuring ‘passthrough’ mode. Quest 3 boasts improved optics with ‘pancake’ lens stack for sharper, high-res images and 30% better visual resolution than Quest 2. Priced at $499.99 for 128GB version and $649.99 for 512GB model, the Quest 3 offers upgraded audio, thinner design, and balanced weight for comfort. At its 2023 Connect conference on Wednesday, Meta launched its Quest…

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