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SAG-AFTRA wins AI music protections in new deal

The twinkling sounds of Hollywood won't be replaced by AI just yet.

SAG-AFTRA and major record labels Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Disney Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment have reached a tentative agreement on the use of AI to create imitations, or clones, of Hollywood artists. The deal is a successor to the previous SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Sound Recordings.

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Microsoft is testing out start menu ad placement in Windows 11

As if the Windows 11 experience wasn't commodified enough, Microsoft has begun testing ads within the Start menu of Windows 11, a change rolling out to users within its Beta Channel in the US.

SEE ALSO: Windows 11 update fixes record number 147 flaws. This is why I switched to macOS.

Specifically, these ads will promote apps available in the Microsoft Store and appear in the Start menu's "Recommended" section. According to Microsoft's blog...

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27 Things From Amazon That BuzzFeed Shopping Readers Are Loving Right Now

Including a no scrub shower cleaner, reviewer-loved leggings, a "flossing toothbrush", and other popular products from our BuzzFeed Shopping posts.

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Masters: Rickie Fowler “part of Augusta forever, whether they like it or not”

Rickie Fowler with wife, daughter at Masters Par-3 contest | Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Fowler might not be where he had hoped after his third round at The Masters, but his name will forever be tied to Augusta.

Rickie Fowler entered the 88th Masters Tournament looking to become the first ever Masters Par-3 champion to also win the Green Jacket the same year.

He will fall woefully short of that goal as he just barely made the cut on the number at 6-over par.

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42 Products To Check Out If You’re In Your Weird-Girl Era

It's time to start storing your makeup in a tinned fish pouch.

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Masters: Tiger Woods posts career-worst at Augusta National as wheels fall off

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Woods entered Saturday’s round at The Masters seven shots off the lead. Moving Day has not been kind though to the five-time champion.

Tiger Woods entered Saturday’s third round of The Masters with a glimmer of hope. He sat seven shots behind the lead held by the trio of Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa and Scottie Scheffler.

But knowing the 48-year-old legend played 23 holes Friday and beat most of the field doing so, if Woods posted a low number on...

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Julia Fox's Bikini And Blazer Combo Is One Of Her Most Shocking Looks Yet

She wore an itsy bitsy, teenie weenie, hairy NSFW bikini.

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Coachella 2024 Had Some Fashion Hits And Misses — Here Are All The Looks

There was a lot of festival core, but also new trends and bold looks.

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Nike notes uniform options amid sexism backlash

Nike says the U.S. women's track and field Olympians will have multiple uniform options available for this summer's Paris Games after some athletes bashed the kit as needlessly revealing and sexist.

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Masters: Paige Spiranac bashes Zach Johnson for telling a fan to “F*** off”

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Johnson vented at a fan Friday at The Masters with a wild obscenity, deserving every bit of criticism coming his way.

Zach Johnson was sent packing early from the 88th Masters Tournament. He missed the cut by a single stroke after carding a 3-over 75 Friday.

The par-3 12th was ultimately doomed his chances.

Johnson posted a triple bogey six ruining his round. But it was what happened after he finally sank his putt that lit social media ablaze.

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Masters: Zach Johnson lambasted by fans after incredulous denial of “f*** off”

Zach Johnson speaks to the media after the second round of the 2024 Masters. | Augusta National

Zach Johnson’s profane comments at Amen Corner went viral during the second round, but so too did his remarks afterward.

Zach Johnson had a tough day at Augusta National on Friday.

He stood on the 12th tee at 4-over par, flirting with the cut line. Then Johnson duck-hooked his tee shot into the woods across from Rae’s Creek, forcing him to reload from the tee with his third.

That...

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Uh-oh, X's Grok AI can now 'understand' images

Elon Musk's AI chatbot can now "understand" images, including information-riddled diagrams and charts. Sorry, doesn't everyone use the platform once known as Twitter for multi-disciplinary research and optimizing their work flows??

Introduced as Grok-1.5V — Or Grok 1.5 "Vision," the company's "first-generation multimodal model" — the bot will be able to not only respond to your uploaded pictures and screenshots but also reason through complex documents, science diagrams, charts,...

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Bluesky lifted its ban on heads of state signups

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Bluesky is apparently ready for a bigger challenge. It says it’s allowing heads of state to sign up now, a little over two months after it opened for general signups. In May last year, the site asked its users not to give invitation codes to “recent/prominent heads of state,” stating that it was its policy not to accommodate them.

When Bluesky instituted its heads-of-state policy, the site was still in its showing-everyone’s-ass phase, and its moderation...

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38 Little Treats That Are Actually Quite Sensible Purchases, Thank You Very Much

Your Cowboy Carter era demands you purchase this cowboy hat straw topper to protect yourself from bad vibes *and* germs.

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Masters: Xander Schauffele has very different Augusta National take than Jon Rahm

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Schauffele enters the weekend six shots off the lead after playing a really solid round at The Masters Friday.

Xander Schauffele will tee off Saturday at the 88th Masters Tournament six shots off the lead. That might sound like a lot, but with the way the course has played thus far, he is absolutely alive.

He kept himself there with a fantastic second round Friday. Schauffele carded an even par 72 for the second straight day.

“I played pretty...

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14 Celebs Who Accidentally Or Not-So-Accidentally Admitted To Having Finstas And Other Secret Social Media Accounts

In 2017, Lorde's fans broke the internet by uncovering an onion ring review account on Instagram that seemingly belonged to the singer. Days later, she confirmed the speculation in an interview. She said, "I feel like it reads like something a pop star would do to be relatable."

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JoJo Siwa Says There's "No Such Thing" As Stealing In Music After Being Accused Of Stealing "Karma" From Miley Cyrus And Brit Smith

"What happens is people write songs, and then, they don't do anything with them."

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