Getting back to Pac-12 title game was ‘a long, hard road’ for the Utes, now unfinished business awaits

Utah Utes quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) makes a throw during the first half of an NCAA football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. | Colter Peterson, Deseret News Utah returns to the Pac-12 title game with eight straight wins SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s road to complete some “unfinished business” hasn’t been a straight shot. It required an eight-game win streak just to get the Utes back in the Pac-12 championship game. However, the journey was made and Utah (11-1, 8-1) is set to take on Oregon (10-2, 8-1) for the conference crown Friday (6 p.m., Ch. 4) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa… Read More

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A professional ballerina breaks down 11 iconic ballet scenes from pop culture

Ballerinas figure prominently in movies and TV, with depictions ranging from spot-on to unrealistic. We sat down with Isabella Boylston, a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, to discuss 11 of the most well-known ballet scenes, drawing from dance movies like “Suspiria” and “Black Swan” and TV shows like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Isabella gives us her thoughts on what makes ballet and hip-hop such a great match onscreen, from movies like “Step Up” and “Save The Last Dance” to music videos like Kanye West’s “Runaway.” Having danced for Jennifer Lawrence in “Red Sparrow”, Isabella talks about the important role that ballet doubles play in making A-list actors… Read More

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YouTube’s new gaming policy will allow creators to produce more violent footage

Robin L Marshall/Getty Images A new YouTube policy taking effect today, December 2nd, will allow creators with a focus on gaming to upload videos that contain simulated violence without worrying about being automatically hit by age-restriction gates. The company’s new policy for gaming is already how YouTube treats other scripted entertainment formats, like television and movies. It will allow future gaming videos that include scripted or simulated violence to possibly be approved directly without an age-gate. That means those videos will be open to everyone, not just those with an account stating they’re over the age of 18. If the violence is extreme and the sole focus of a video,… Read More

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Chewy Cyber Monday sales include deals of up to 60% off pet food, dog toys and gear, cat trees, and more

Chewy’s Cyber Monday deals include up to 60% off many of their most popular pet treats and supplies now through the end of today You can save up to 40% off dog food, 30% off cat food, 50% off cat litter, 60% off beds, crates, and pet gear, and 30% off toys. We’re also tracking all the best Cyber Monday deals so you can find great products at great prices. We’re also keeping tabs on the best Cyber Monday deals available at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart. If you’re a Disney fan, there’s a great deal on Disney Plus as well. Check out Business Insider Coupons to potentially save… Read More

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Amazon is now offering quantum computing as a service

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google and IBM may be battling for quantum supremacy, but Amazon is currently happy to be the middleman — today, it’s announcing and launching a preview of Amazon Braket, its attempt to turn the nascent field of quantum computing into a service you can access over the internet. “Amazon Braket is a fully managed AWS service, with security & encryption baked in at each level,” the company explains in a blog post. For now, it sounds like a pretty limited affair, where “you” will mean Amazon’s corporate customers, and where “service” means the ability to experiment by running simulations on a set of… Read More

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Trump administration proposes slapping new tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of French goods to retaliate against big tech tax

The US proposed retaliatory tariffs against France on Monday for its new digital services tax. Critics said the tax has disproportionately hit technology companies based in the US. The US has separately prepared to broaden tariffs against the EU bloc as part of a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The United States proposed retaliatory tariffs against France on Monday for its new digital services tax, which has targeted American technology giants like Amazon and Facebook. The Trump administration said in a statement it was proposing “duties of up to 100%” on $2.4 billion worth of French products, including sparkling wine, cheese, and other… Read More

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