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  • 1 day ago
    Expression rawlings

    Bixby 2.0: The Start of the Next Paradigm Shift in Devices By Eui-Suk Chung, EVP, Head of Service Intelligence of Mobile Communications Business

    Today’s assistants are useful, but ultimately still play a limited role in people’s lives. People use them to set timers and reminders, answer trivial questions, etc. We see a world where digital assistant play a bigger role, an intelligent role, where one day everything from our phones, to our fridge, to our sprinkler system will have some sort of intelligence to help us seamlessly interact with all the technology we use each day.

  • 1 day ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Semi with brakes tied together with plastic grocery bag crashes on interstate

    The State Patrol believes faulty brakes and speeding caused a semi truck to crash on the State Route 16 interchange with northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma Tuesday night. Troopers said the truck was headed eastbound on State Route 16 around 10:00 p.m. when it rolled on the ramp to northbound I-5. The State Patrol photo tweeted a photo from the scene which showed the truck's brake lines tied together with a plastic grocery bag.

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Puerto Ricans pump drinking water from hazardous-waste

    Some Puerto Rico residents are turning to a hazardous waste site for drinking water as the island continues to reel from Hurricane Maria.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event rawlings

    More than 25 million people dying in agony without morphine every year

    More than 25 million people, including 2.5 million children, die in agony every year around the world, for want of morphine or other palliative care, according to a major investigation. Poor people cannot get pain relief in many countries of the world because their needs are overlooked or the authorities are so worried about the potential illicit use of addictive opioids that they will not allow their importation.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Young Polish doctors launch hunger strike over pay

    Resident doctors complain they find it hard to make ends meet on their salaries. They doctors are also protesting at what they say is inadequate health care funding, a shortage of medical staff and at conditions in which health care professionals are overworked. But Health Minister Konstanty Radziwiłł said the doctors’ pay expectations were “unrealistic”.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event rawlings

    2016 Pixels are stuck with 'Terminator' video stabilization effect, won't see the Pixel 2's software improvements

    The original Pixel and Pixel XL have fantastic camera capabilities. Not only does HDR+ make most still images look great, but both phones include Electronic Image Stabilization to reduce shaky video. Despite being done entirely in software, the result is incredibly-smooth video that looks almost unreal. Unfortunately, this feature has one major flaw - panning. During video recording, tilting your Pixel while keeping it in place resulted in sudden jumps, when the software would realize that you a...

  • 10 days ago
    Analysis rawlings

    The Cold Logic of Drunk People

    At a bar in France, researchers made people answer questions about philosophy. The more intoxicated the subject, the more utilitarian he or she was likely to be. Laboratory assistants have to do all sorts of terrible, embarrassing things, but surely this is among the silliest: Enter a bar in Grenoble, France. Identify people who look moderately drunk. Walk up to them, tap them on the shoulder, and say something along the lines of, "Uh, hey, this is awkward, but, would you be interested in a...

  • 12 days ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Welcome to Vegas: Billboards ask for tips on gunman's motive

    Tourists coming to gamble and party on the Strip will soon find something other than bright lights welcoming them to “Fabulous Las Vegas.” Billboards will serve as a stark reminder that investigators remain stumped about what drove a gunman to mow down concertgoers from a perch in a high-rise casino hotel last Sunday. “We still do not have a clear motive or reason why,” a frustrated Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Friday. “We have looked at literally everything.”

  • 13 days ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Musk: Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico power grid

    Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk says that he believes he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with batteries and solar power. “The Tesla team has [built solar grids] for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.”

  • 2 weeks ago
    Analysis rawlings

    Antibiotics have a new ally against superbugs

    Nanoparticles weaken bacteria’s defenses, giving standard antibiotics a chance against drug-resistant infections. With antibiotic-resistant superbugs on the rise, the race is on to find new ways to treat patients with multiple-drug resistant infections. A research group at the University of Colorado is working on a promising solution: synthetic nanoparticles that lower superbugs’ defenses, rendering traditional antibiotics effective again.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event rawlings

    'SNL' Star Pete Davidson Reveals Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis

    Explaining that he's "been a pothead forever," he initially believed the symptoms he was experiencing were due to his use of the drug. Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson revealed he has borderline personality disorder during an appearance Monday on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Expression rawlings

    The Future Will Be Decentralized

    Some people live their existence in a great state of dread, convinced a totalitarian, centralized world government of sorts is in our future. Not only do I not think this is going to happen, but I predict the exact opposite will occur. I believe the world has already hit “peak centralization” and decentralization will be the defining trend of human existence on this planet going forward.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Veteran fatally sucker punched over slice of pizza, Austin police say

    Police say Nathan Marshall, 28, admitted to fatally punching a San Antonio man over a slice of pizza, court documents filed Thursday showed. The assault occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday and resulted in the death of 33-year-old Air Force veteran Marques Johnson. “Marshall stated that (Johnson) smashed pizza out of a white male’s hands,” the detectives wrote in the affidavit supporting the Marshall’s arrest warrant. “Marshall stated (Johnson) came back and so he sucker punched (Johnson)... ...

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Casper went to war with a popular mattress reviews site — then financed its takeover

    In April 2016, the mattress startup Casper sued three popular mattress review sites, claiming they drove business to Casper competitors without proper disclosure that these mattress brands paid sales commissions to the sites. The schemes, in Casper’s view, amounted to false advertising and deceptive practices because the sites promoted their reviews as unbiased but did not conspicuously disclose the relationships with the specific mattress makers they were recommending.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    I Was an Exxon-Funded Climate Scientist

    ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false information about climate change have been public knowledge for a long time, now. Investigative reports in 2015 revealed that Exxon had its own scientists doing its own climate modeling as far back as the 1970s: science and modeling that was not only accurate, but that was being used to plan for the company’s future.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    ‘The Sopranos’ actor Frank Vincent dead at 78

    Frank Vincent, the New Jersey-bred actor who brought iconic wise guys to life in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" and HBO's "The Sopranos," has died. He was 80. Vincent died Wednesday at a hospital in New Jersey, his publicist told the Daily News. "He had been ill for a few months now," actor and friend Peter Dobson told The News. "From what I understand, he went in a few days ago in some kind of bad shape due to a complication from a prior heart surger...

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Mueller is "going for the kill" on Trump-Russia probe, Republicans reportedly believe

    Republicans with close links to the White House increasingly believe that special counsel Robert Mueller is “going for the kill” in his investigation into links between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to a report from Axios Tuesday. Members of the GOP are said to have come to that stark conclusion based on Mueller’s hiring of lawyers experienced in dealing with money laundering crimes and the Mafia, as well as the intensity of his pursuit of both witnesses and evidence.