The NFL’s botched workout for Colin Kaepernick was unlike anything the league had ever put together, and blame for the debacle is flying in all directions

Colin Kaepernick

Last week the NFL made the shocking announcement that Colin Kaepernick would be taking part in a workout put together by the league in Atlanta on Saturday.
In the days that followed, offers were made, accusations were traded, and waivers went unsigned, with Kaepernick ultimately skipping the NFL-sanctioned workout in favor of putting on his showcase where media would be allowed to be present.
Since then, everybody has caught there share of the blame for how the situation played out, with the league, teams, Kaepernick, and even Jay-Z all criticized.
After a week unlike anything the NFL has ever seen before, we wound up right back where we started.
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At the start of the 2019 NFL season, the drama surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment within the league seemed relatively settled.

Kaepernick had not played an NFL snap in three years, had settled his collusion case against the league, and had spent time working as an activist and teamed up with Nike for a few popular ad campaigns.

While Kaepernick’s name would still get brought up regarding teams looking for help at quarterback, and Kap himself had posted a video citing his workouts and readiness to take the field, the fervor surrounding his potential return to the NFL had largely faded.

That all changed last Tuesday when the NFL sent a memo out to teams across the league saying that Kaepernick would be taking part in a workout in Atlanta that coming Saturday. An NFL source told Business Insider that “several” teams had expressed interest in Kaepernick’s football readiness.

For a moment, it felt as though Kaepernick might finally …read more

Source:: Business Insider


The 9 most important details we already know about PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation video game console

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The PlayStation 5, Sony’s next generation console that’s deep in production, will arrive during the 2020 holiday season.
The first details about the PS5, however, were actually revealed in an interview with Wired in April.
As expected, the PlayStation 5 is promised to be more powerful than the existing PlayStation 4— but we’ve slowly been learning more about the next-gen console’s new features.
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Who’s ready for the PlayStation 5?

After months of speculation, Sony finally confirmed the name of the PlayStation 5 in a blog post on Tuesday and set a release window for the 2020 holiday season. The company first detailed the successor to the PlayStation 4 in an interview with Wired in April, where it discussed the specific chips and hardware powering the console without revealing its name.

Though the console is still more than a year away, more details about the PlayStation 5 have emerged slowly but surely.

Here are all the most important things we know about the PlayStation 5 so far:

SEE ALSO: A bunch of PlayStation 5 details just got unveiled: Here’s everything we know

1. It will have much nicer graphics.

Unlike the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X — half-step consoles that offered more power in the same console generation — the PlayStation 5 “allows for fundamental changes in what a game can be,” Mark Cerny, Sony’s lead system architect, told Wired.

Core to that mission is the new console’s processing chips: a new central processing unit and a graphics processing unit from AMD. The former is based on AMD’s Ryzen line, while the latter is part of Radeon’s Navi GPU line.

What that means for you: The PlayStation 5 is built on chips that are yet-to-be-released.

2. It will have much faster — or almost non-existent — …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Amazon reportedly plans bigger cashierless supermarkets for 2020

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Amazon is reportedly planning a big expansion for its cashierless store format in 2020.

According to Bloomberg, the retail giant wants to open both larger supermarkets and smaller pop-up stores as early as the first quarter of 2020, both using the same Amazon Go technology that creates a shopping experience without any checkout lines. Bloomberg notes that this expansion could include Amazon licensing its technology to rival retailers, some of which have been investing in cashierless tech of their own.

When Amazon first began developing the Go format, it planned to create large-scale cashierless supermarkets that stocked a wide range of goods. It eventually downsized these plans, and Go stores today tend to be smaller spaces (around…

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Sponsored: Remodeled home in desirable Blossom Valley neighborhood

Completely remodeled and shining like new, this single-level home at 663 Alamo Drive in San Jose is move-in ready.

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home comes with new floors, decorative crown molding and plantation shutters on new dual-pane windows.

From floors to ceilings and from front to back yards, this property has been thoughtfully updated with stylish features and amenities. Located in the popular and desirable Blossom Valley neighborhood, this home features almost 1,350 square feet of living space. Walk in to a virtually new home with an open, light-filled floor plan that includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large living room, chef’s kitchen, dining area, and step-down family room.

Enhanced with new floors, fresh paint, decorative crown molding and recessed lighting, the home also features plantation shutters on new dual-pane windows. New doors and brushed nickel hardware includes a keyless Emtek front entry lock and Ring doorbell.

Fresh sod and garden beds create an inviting entrance to the front porch.

The new kitchen sparkles with all new stainless GE appliances, slab quartz counters, a decorative glass mosaic tile backsplash and stainless sink with a front-facing view.

The kitchen is ready to go with new stainless appliances, a pantry and eat-in island.

An island/breakfast bar offers additional casual seating and convenient location for cooktop and oven. White soft-close cabinetry wraps around the kitchen offering lots of storage space including a pantry with shelving.

The open flow plan connects the dining area to the step-down family room.

In addition to the spacious living room and dining areas, the family room is another inviting room this time anchored by a fireplace with tile surround, raised hearth, and a wood mantel. Open the sliding glass door to extend the entertaining space out to the inviting and private backyard.

Entertain or relax on the spacious stamped concrete patio and cook to your …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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