Google introduces three cool experimental photo apps: Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies

DNA India | 2017-12-12

Google has launched three experimental photo apps for Android and iOS, in an effort to test experimental technology such as object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies. These three apps - Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies,...

ZB .com : Multi-Million Dollar Domain Used As Crypto Exchange Platform | 2017-12-11

Chinese domain registrars have put a premium on two-letter ZB domains, which can fetch millions of dollars, Domain Gang reported Monday. Canadian domain investor George Kirikos, the report said, keeps track of the percentage of LL .com domains owned by Chinese registrants. U.S.-based registrants,...

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Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

BGR | 2017-12-12

One of China’s largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country’s roads. Beijing Automotive Group Co (BAIC) chairman Xu Heyi said over the weekend...

Apple confirms Shazam acquisition for half a billion dollars

Deccan Chronicle | 2017-12-12

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. The companies didn't disclose the price of the acquisition announced Monday. Technology...

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Living too long

Korea Times | 2017-12-11

Koreans' life expectancy exceeds OECD average Koreans have started to outlive people from other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. A Statistics Korea survey released Tuesday showed that Korean females born in 2016 are expected to live 85.4 years, and males 79.3...

Superbugs in chicken meat: Multi-drug resistant E coli in poultry meat causes concern

The Times of India | 2017-12-08

HYDERABAD: Forget the normal bacteria like E coli present in chicken sold in Hyderabad markets. It is now the turn of superbugs to contaminate the chicken meat. In a cause for concern, an international team of researchers including those from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has found superbugs in...

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Deaf teacher strives to make learning through sign language fun for hearing-impaired pupils

She was born deaf and while Anita Yu On-lam went to a school for the hearing-impaired, she struggled to learn because teachers did not use sign language during lessons. “Teachers there only taught using speech [so] it was mainly guesswork in the classroom,” Yu, who cannot hear anything...

Johns Hopkins Physics Professor Shares In $3 Million Award

CBS Sports | 2017-12-04

A physics professor at Johns Hopkins University will share in a $3 million prize for his research into the origins of the universe. The university...

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Serena Williams entered for ‘family-friendly’ Australian Open tennis

Hindustan Times | 2017-12-08

New mum Serena Williams has accepted a place at the 2018 Australian Open and is “anticipated to return” to the tennis tournament in January, less than five months after giving birth, organisers said Friday. The defending women’s champion was among 98 of the 100 top women, and all...

Serena, Kuznetsova uncertain of playing Australian Open

The Star | 2017-11-29

(Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam of 2018 after undergoing wrist surgery. ......

Serena hints at return to the tennis court

MELBOURNE - American Serena Williams dropped a large hint that she could soon be back on court competing when she posted an Instagram photo of a pair of dazzling gold and white tennis shoes. Williams,...

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One India | 2017-12-12

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Kerman province in Iran

A Magnitude of 6.2 earthquake hits southeastern Iran in Kerman province on Tuesday. However, there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the...

The Star | 2017-12-12

Thai PM says no trade with North Korea, ahead of U.S. envoy's visit

BANGKOK (Reuters) - No trade takes place between Thailand and North Korea, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, ahead of an expected visit by...

Independent Record | 2017-12-12

World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit

PARIS (AP) — More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against...

Omaha World-Herald | 2017-12-12

Pakistani army: Militants attack patrol, killing 2 soldiers

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army says militants opened fire on an army vehicle on patrol in the country's mountainous northwestern region near the Afghan...

The Guardian | 2017-12-12

Overfishing and climate change push seabirds to extinction

Kittiwakes and gannets are among seabirds that have joined endangered species on IUCN red list as food stocks dwindle, says study...

BGR | 2017-12-12

Former Facebook executive feels ‘tremendous guilt’ for creating a tool that’s ‘ripping apart’ social fabric

While Facebook’s business is currently booming with over two billion monthly active users across the globe, the company’s former employees are raising voice...

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The Washington Post | 2017-12-12

If you miss Gawker, don't let Peter Thiel buy its archives

The billionaire already put the site out of business. Now he wants what's left of it. ......

Al Jazeera | 2017-12-12

The EU's complicity in refugee abuse in Libya

The EU and its member states are complicit in the suffering of refugees and migrants stuck in Libya....