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Eagles Elevate USC Standout WR, Baylor ‘Hybrid’ to Active Roster

By iwano@_84


Eagles WR Deontay Burnett played in five games for the New York Jets in 2018.

The Eagles filled their two open roster spots with Deontay Burnett and Grayland Arnold on Saturday.

Teams are allowed to elevate two players from their practice squads ahead of Sunday’s game to get the roster to 55. Burnett provides depth at wide receiver with Jalen Reagor out and Alshon Jeffery still on the mend. He appeared in one contest in 2019 and made two catches for 48 yards, including a 41-yard bomb in Week 17 against the Giants. The 6-footer has 12 career NFL catches for 191 yards.

Burnett went undrafted out of USC despite a breakout performance in the 2017 Rose Bowl where he caught 13 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns. He finished his college career with 152 receptions for 1,897 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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Here’s everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

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The company says that it’s made out of 100 percent post-consumer recycled fabric and 100 percent recycled die-cast aluminum. According to Amazon, the new Echo Dot will have better sound quality, with a 1.6-inch front-firing speaker. The Echo Dot will be available for pre-order today for $50 while the Echo Dot with clock will cost $60. There’s also an Echo Dot Kids model that will come in cute animal faces. It comes with a year’s worth of Amazon Kids+ that gives you access to kid-friendly audiobooks, games and more.

Like the Echo Studio, the new Echo can supposedly tune itself according to your room to determine the best sound quality. It comes with the AZ1 Neural Edge processor and machine learning smarts, which should hopefully lead to better speech recognition. All of the new Echos will also have low power mode, which is also set to roll out to existing

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Ring Always Home Cam and Echo Show 10 may pave way for Amazon robot

By iwano@_84

  • Amazon launched two new smart home products that can move within the home: the Echo Show 10 and Ring Always Home Cam.
  • The Echo Show 10 can reorient its display, camera, and speakers to face the user’s direction, while the Ring Always Home Cam is a mini security drone that can fly around the home.
  • Both product could serve as a step toward Amazon’s broader ambitions to build an Alexa-enabled home robot, as reports from Business Insider and Bloomberg have indicated.
  • But the company will have to overcome serious privacy concerns along the way. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon’s presence in the home took a big leap forward this week, and not just because the online retail giant announced a completely redesigned Echo lineup and big updates to Alexa.

Amazon’s smart home devices, whether it be an Echo speaker, Eero mesh router, or Ring security camera, have

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Dolphins leave these two wide receivers inactive at Jaguars

By iwano@_84

Joe Schad
| Palm Beach Post

JACKSONVILLE — The Dolphins went with six inactive players at the Jaguars on Thursday night football.

They are:

WR Malcolm Perry

WR Lynn Bowden

CB Byron Jones

S Clayton Fejedelem

DE Jason Strowbridge

T Adam Pankey

Here are some thoughts:

• Malcolm Perry, the rookie from Navy, has not made his NFL debut yet. He showed some really intriguing skills in training camp. It will be interesting to see when he finally plays.

• After playing for the Dolphins last week, Bowden takes a seat. Bowden won’t be an option on kickoff returns, so perhaps Noah Igbinoghene will actually get a shot at that. Without Perry and Bowden, it would seem Jakeem Grant will handle any of Miami’s “gadget” type plays.

• Adam Pankey has been a backup tackle and guard earlier this season. But Miami goes with Julien Davenport as backup left tackle.

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New brewery landing in Terre Haute | Local News

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It’s full throttle forward for four Wabash Valley natives working to open a new brewery in Terre Haute.

It’s called Afterburner Brewing Company.

New brewery landing in Terre Haute

Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza For a good cause: Afterburner Brewing Company’s collaboration with Back Step Brewery is part of the Hoosier Buddy Project, which uses craft beer to highlight suicide awareness and prevention. Afterburner Brewing has produced a beer called Strength Hazy IPA. Here, John Null unpacks the labels for Strength that arrived earlier on Wednesday at the brewing company at 629 South Ninth Street.

“Afterburner is synonymous with fighter jets,” said Dustin Strole, who along with John Null, Greg Hrovat and Robert Wiemuth met while in the Indiana National Guard. “Plus there is a [social] club on base called the Afterburner Club where we got into craft beer and where we all got to really know each other.

“Two of us still work full

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Ten reasons to be optimistic the Eagles can turn season around I Film Analysis

By iwano@_84

News flash: The Eagles have gotten off to a terrible start this season. They’re 0-2, so it can’t get much worse in terms of their record, but among all NFL teams they are last in defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) – Football Outsiders’ efficiency system – and it’s not even close.

a baseball player holding a football ball: Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz holds the football as running back Miles Sanders runs by against the Rams on Sunday.

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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz holds the football as running back Miles Sanders runs by against the Rams on Sunday.

The sample is small, of course, which is why Football Outsiders also has “DAVE” rankings that combine its preseason forecast with games played so far to get a more accurate read on how teams will play the rest of the way. It’s more subjective than DVOA, but it does paint a more optimistic picture about the Eagles, who are currently ranked 17th.

In other words, the Eagles should inch back closer to their recent or

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Why extend Tarik Cohen now? Will Darnell Mooney cut into Anthony Miller’s playing time? What’s the deal with the defense?

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The Tribune’s Brad Biggs answers your Chicago Bears questions weekly.

the roof of a building: The seats at Soldier field are empty as the Bears play the Giants.

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The seats at Soldier field are empty as the Bears play the Giants.

I love Tarik Cohen but I’m confused by his extension. He has 15 touches through two games and they’re paying him in the range of Mark Ingram, Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt and Austin Ekeler. Cordarrelle Patterson has a similar role with $3 million less. Why not wait to see what the market is? What kind of message does it send to Allen Robinson? — @ericjen98678943

I understand what you’re saying, and my guess is the Bears are operating with the belief Cohen will perform more like he did in 2018 and less like he did in 2019. In a well-oiled and high-powered offense, he’s probably the sixth option when you figure on three good wide receivers, at least one quality

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Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs

By iwano@_84

Yes, it’s premature to start eyeing postseason awards before Week 3 kicks off. Fuller is off to a terrific start, and that isn’t surprising after coaches singled him out for having an excellent training camp. He is a really good cornerback and arguably the one player the defense can least afford to lose. Johnson looks as good as advertised, and I’ve thought the Bears got a really good player there going all the way back to the draft. He has size, length, athletic ability, savvy and confidence. He looks like the total package, and I wonder, without the shoulder injury, if he would have been a late first-round pick. Johnson has four pass breakups through two games, and Fuller has been as good as you would hope. It’s hard for cornerbacks to win defensive player of the year. They need to have a lot of splash plays — think takeaways

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Facebook didn’t actually take down the event page for Wisconsin militia

By iwano@_84

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The company told BuzzFeed News that its initial statement was an “error.” 

Facebook had said at the time that it removed both the group and the event page. The company has been widely criticized for not taking action against the Kenosha Guard group and its event prior to the shooting, despite reports from hundreds of users. Facebook responded to those reports by saying the event didn’t violate its rules. Facebook later admitted that it did.

Mark Zuckerberg told employees it was an “operational mistake, and suggested that the error was because the reports went to reviewers who didn’t have the appropriate training. Facebook had only recently implemented a new rule that banned militia groups from discussing violence.

“It is largely an operational mistake,” Zuckerberg said. “The team that enforces our policy against dangerous orgs is a specialized team… the contractors and

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The best Google Assistant and Nest devices of 2020

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Google Assistant can adjust your thermostat, turn off your lights, lock your door, show you the forecast and much more with just a voice command. The voice assistant from the popular search giant launched alongside the original Google Home smart speaker in 2016. Back then, it only worked with four smart home brands. Now, it works with over 1,000 of them. 

The best Apple HomeKit devices for 2020The best Alexa devices for 2020

Thanks to all of those options, building a smart home around Google Assistant makes sense. Devices like a smart speaker or a smart display will help you tangle with fewer apps and give your family a control point without needing to access your mobile device

Picking between Google Assistant and Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa comes down

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