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Leadoff-hitter revolution is bringing slow, power guys up front

12:05 PM ET On May 1, these players were leadoff hitters in MLB games: Kyle Schwarber, Mike Moustakas, Seth Smith, Carlos Santana, Michael Conforto and George Springer. Among this group are power hitters, two former catchers, three guys who would generously be described as slow, and one guy who is a slow, power-hitting former catcher coming off knee surgery. The changing face of the leadoff hitter is a revolution that has long been called for by statistical analysts, stressing that getting on base is a more important factor in scoring ...

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Sony Bringing These Games And More On Tour This Summer Across The US

Sony is bringing back its “Road to Greatness” event, which sees the company fill a tractor trailer with PlayStation games and more for a nationwide tour. The tour kicks off this weekend (April 21-23) at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con, with other stops including Sun Fest (May 3-7) in West Palm Beach, Florida; Summefest (June 29-July 2) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the MLB All-Star Game Fan Fest (July 7-11) in Miami, Florida; and the GameStop Expo (August 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada, just to name a few. You can see the full ...

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Remedy Bringing Quantum Break's Engine To PS4 For Its Next Game

Max Payne and Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment has said its next game, codenamed P7, will be released on “a wider range of platforms” and indicated it will run on Northlight, the same engine that powered its Xbox One and PC exclusive Quantum Break. In a post on the official Remedy website, the studio confirmed that it is “developing its Northlight technology also for PlayStation 4 consoles.” Remedy has been making games primarily for Microsoft platforms since 2003, so P7 will be the first game from the studio to launch ...

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IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

Modern machine learning — often just referred to as “AI” — has largely been the province of specially trained computer scientists who traffic in exotic modeling frameworks and graduate level math. Well-funded startups and large companies alike spend large sums of money to create models that analyze their data — usually with the large-scale resources available in the cloud. IBM is hoping to change that around in two important ways with its newly announced Machine Learning effort. First, by providing a simplified experience for data modeling and model deployment, it aims to ...

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Verizon is bringing back unlimited data

Inside Verizon’s device testing lab Verizon(VZ, Tech30) is bringing back an unlimited data plan. Starting Monday, Verizon customers can get unlimited data, talk and text for $ 80. The company says the new introductory plan also includes up to 10 GB of mobile hotspot usage, as well as calling and texting to Mexico and Canada. It will also allow customers to stream unlimited HD video, thumbing its nose at T-Mobile’s controversial practice of lowering video quality for some of its unlimited data customers. Although the new Verizon plan promises “fast ...

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Netflix bringing back “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”

Netflix claims it’s going to “Make America Fabulous Again” with a reboot of makeover reality series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” “In a time when America stands divided and the future seems uncertain, a team of five brave men will try to bring us closer together with laughter, heart, and just the right amount of moisturizer,” a description released by Netflix said. The eight-episode new season is expected to begin production this spring, the company said. The reimagined series will feature a new quintet of experts — referred to ...

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Donald Trump bringing his poll denialism to the White House

Approval ratings normally provide the president with a real-time report card. That is, if the president believes the polls. President-elect Donald Trump might not. On Tuesday Trump tweeted, “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.” The tweet came hours after the release of a new poll from CNN/ORC which found that Trump has an approval rating of just 40%. President Barack Obama took office in 2009 with an 84% approval rating. When ...

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Deadly fire shuts down key U.S. pipeline, bringing threat of gas price spike

A crucial pipeline that carries gasoline and other fuel to the U.S. East Coast has been shut down for the second time in two months, bringing a new threat of price hikes at the pump. A fire broke out Monday afternoon along a section of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama, killing one person and injuring five others, the pipeline operator said. Images from the scene showed a massive plume of flames and smoke towering over nearby trees. The blaze, which continued to rage late Monday, prompted the closure of the ...

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Sony bringing PlayStation Now game streaming, wireless Dual Shock 4 controllers to PC

The Xbox One doesn’t have many features that the PlayStation 4 lacks, but one significant exception is the ability to stream games from the Xbox One to the PC. Microsoft has made cross play a significant component of its branding initiative and it’s pushed for titles to be both Windows 10 and Xbox One compatible, often with mixed results. Sony doesn’t have the leverage to offer an analogous service, but the company does have its own game streaming business — and it’s bringing that service to the PC market. That’s ...

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