College basketball recruiting: Xavier lands commitment from highly touted Belmont transfer Adam Kunkel

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Xavier landed a commitment Saturday from highly regarded Belmont transfer Adam Kunkel, giving the Musketeers a key addition at the shooting guard position that should help the team address its recent outside shooting struggles. Kunkel chose Xavier over Arkansas, Oklahoma and Creighton.

He will sit out the upcoming season but has two seasons worth of eligibility remaining.

Kunkel and Xavier are a great fit, with his biggest strength — outside shooting — meshing perfectly with one of Xavier’s biggest weaknesses. Last season, Travis Steele’s team ranked 286th nationally in 3-point shooting, and the year before, it ranked 235th. As a team, Xavier ranked last among all Big East teams in 3-point shooting during conference play.

“We were offensively challenged,” Steele told CBB Review earlier this summer while recapping the 2019-20 season. “I thought we were really good defensively. Offensively, we could not shoot the ball and

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People who believe wild coronavirus conspiracy theories rely on YouTube for most of their information on the pandemic

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  • Researchers at King’s College London surveyed over 2,000 people in the UK to study how likely people are to believe conspiracy theories about the coronavirus.

  • People who got their news primarily from social media were more likely to believe conspiracy theories, and the researchers found consuming information on YouTube had the strongest correlation with believing them.

  • People who got their news from social media were also more likely to break quarantine and lockdown rules.

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YouTube viewers are more likely to buy into weird conspiracy theories about the coronavirus than other people who get their news via social media.

That’s according to a new report from researchers at King’s College London delving into the public health risks posed by online conspiracy theories about the pandemic.

The peer-reviewed study was published in the journal Psychological Medicine and surveyed 2,254 people in the

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Ultimate smart home guide of 2020 » Gadget Flow

You’ve dreamed about upgrading your home to smarter one for a while now. Who doesn’t want lightbulbs, security cameras, and a doorbell they can control from anywhere in the world? And if you’re parked at home this summer, or your work has a hot-weather lull, you might want to use the extra time to finally make the change. It’s an admirable summer project, one we’re here to help you with. Read our ultimate smart home guide of 2020 and finally get the smart home of your dreams.

Tired of having to trudge through the house before bed every night, shutting off all those lights your kids and spouse left on? And what about those floors? They’re not going sweep or mop themselves. Sometimes, you feel like your house owns you and not the other way around. But you know there’s hope in the form of the smart home. And

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As junior college basketball moves to January hope is dwindling the NCAA season will start on time

The National Junior College Athletic Association announced Monday that it will not conduct any “close-contact” sports — like football and basketball — in the fall semester. Instead, the NJCAA’s new plan is to start basketball season in January and football season in March. And though this isn’t necessarily a sign of what’s to come at the Division I level, it sure feels like it could be as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in a way that makes playing college sports in the United States any time soon difficult bordering on impossible.

In short, things are not going well.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have already announced they will not play non-league football games this fall, and more power conferences are expected to eventually do the same (if they even play football at all in the fall, which is obviously in question). Meantime, few people outside of college basketball are

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Quibi wins round in mobile technology fight with rival

Quibi CEO Meg Whitman and Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg inside the company's Hollywood office. <span class="copyright">(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman and Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg inside the company’s Hollywood office. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

After months of scrutiny from outsiders over its business, Hollywood streaming service Quibi on Monday got some legal relief.

Tech rival Eko had accused Quibi of infringing on a patent with a feature on its app called “turnstyle,” and asked an L.A. federal court judge to block Quibi from using it. On Monday, Judge Christina A. Snyder denied the request for a preliminary injunction.

“In short, Eko fails to make a clear showing of irreparable harm suffered by way of reputation and goodwill,” Snyder said in her decision.

Eko, a New York-based tech firm, sued Quibi in March for patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. Eko said that “turnstyle,” which allows Quibi users to rotate their smartphones to change their viewing perspective on shows, copied Eko’s technology.

But

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Improve your morning routine with these gadgets and accessories » Gadget Flow

You know how quickly the day can go. By the evening, you might be wondering how the hours got away from you. At Gadget Flow, we want to help you get a handle on it all. That’s why we’re rounding up gadgets and accessories that will improve your morning routine. Check them out and finally establish that all-important morning sequence of events.

You want to be more productive during the day. And you know that some of the world’s most successful people swear by their morning routines. Michelle Obama, Tim Cook, and Oprah Winfrey are all known early risers, and they consider the extra time in the a.m. essential to achieving their goals. But if you’re not a morning person, don’t worry. You can improve your routine just by tackling some small things first. Then, you’ll set yourself up for a more productive day, no matter what time you

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