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Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

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Google has decided to remove an update to Maps that shows users how many calories they would burn if they walked to their destination.It follows what the search giant described as "strong user feedback" with many criticising the feature as patronising, shaming and a possible trigger for eating disorders.The pink cupcake calorie counter was also lambasted as being unscientific.It will be removed by the end of the day, Google has confirmed.The experimental feature was rolled out on the iOS version of Google Maps, beneath walking directions.It told people how many calories they wo... Read More
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Garmin’s Speak puts Alexa-powered navigation in your car

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Mobile navigation device company Garmin has announced a new speaker that includes integration with Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. It’s the first product to give Alexa mapping capabilities, which is one of the things that other in-car Alexa solutions (such as those from Ford) have been missing. The device is compact, measuring 1.5 inches with an LED light ring and an OLED display that has four arrows to help guide the driver to the correct lane while on the road. It also features spoken turn-by-turn directions. With the Alexa integration, users can ask for news briefings, weather forecasts, t... Read More
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Google’s ‘Advanced Protection’ Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before

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When it comes to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority of people who choose a painless user experience over a paranoid one. But Google is adding a set of features specifically targeted at those who prefer the latter. You can now lock down your account to a degree that no other major tech firm has ever offered directly to users, convenience be damned. On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of a new "advanced protection" setting for Google accounts, which makes it harder than ever for hackers to break into your sensitive data on Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube or any other Google property. The opt-in, ultra-secure mode is ... Read More
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Academy board members on Weinstein expulsion: ‘Right choice’

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board members Kathleen Kennedy and Laura Dern explain Weinstein expulsion; plans for 'zero tolerance.' (Oct. 17)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.... Read More
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AP Top Stories October 17 A

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Here's the latest for Tuesday, October 17th: McCain calls isolationist ideas half-baked, spurious nationalism; Pentagon urges Iraq, Kurds to stop fighting; Drone video shows huge numbers of Rohingya refugees; California firefighters make progress.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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Google Maps will remove the mini cupcake calorie counter from its iOS apps

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Google will cut a criticized feature from its iOS Maps app that tracks and estimates how many calories a user burns while walking a particular path, reports TechCrunch. A Google spokesperson told the publication the removal is "based on strong user feedback" and starting from tonight, the calorie feature will be removed from the app. The feature was in testing for the last week or so. The app tallied calories in confectionary units: one mini cupcake equalling 110 calories. Google would estimate how many calorie... Read More
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Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It’s Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon

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Enlarge this image Denver is pitching its high quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Docker embraces Kubernetes, will let customers run it alongside Swarm

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Docker announced today that customers of its Enterprise Edition software for containerized application management will now be able to deploy their apps using Kubernetes. Businesses using Docker EE will be able to take their pick of container orchestration software, running applications using Docker’s Swarm orchestrator alongside Kubernetes-managed apps on the same compute cluster. Docker Enterprise Edition will provide the same security and administration capabilities for containers managed by both systems. That’s the power of this announcement: organizations will be able to adopt Kubernetes, which is incredibly popular (particularly among developers), while retaining the management features they rely on with Docker, li... Read More
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Paul Ryan: ‘The President Is Right’ On Iran Deal

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US House Speaker Paul Ryan supports President Trump's criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. Ryan says the deal does not do enough to constrain Iran's nuclear program. Ryan also expressed support for tax reform. (Oct. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Raw: Progress in Northern California Firefight

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Improving weather is helping firefighters contain the massive wildfires in Northern California. Thousands of evacuated people are being allowed to return home. (Oct. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Today in History for October 17th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressHighlights of this day in history: Arab oil embargo fuels energy crisis; Americans clinch revolutionary victory at Saratoga; Deadly quake hits northern California; Mobster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion; Playwright Arthur Miller born. (Oct. 17)Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: ... Read More
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McCain Blasts ‘Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism’

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Arizona Senator John McCain called isolationist politics 'half-baked, spurious nationalism,' and said abandoning America's role as a world leader would be 'unpatriotic.' McCain was honored with the National Constitution Center Liberty Medal. (Oct. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Today in History for October 18th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressHighlights of this day in history: Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born. (Oct. 18)Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: ... Read More
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Minnesota Somali Community Condemns Attack

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Members of Minnesota's Somali community, the largest Somali population in the United States, are grieving the loss of loved ones after a truck bombing in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu killed more than 300 people and left hundreds injured. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Mission Impeachment: $10mn for ‘smoking gun’ to impeach Trump

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The war of words between the U.S. media and Donald Trump has taken another turn, after the Washington Post published the plea of a famous adult film maker Larry Flynt - who's offering 10 million dollars for dirt on the president. Read more: https://on.rt.com/8ptzRT LIVE ... Read More
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Economics Prof. Keyu Jin discusses China’s SOEs and private companies

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For more on China's SEOs and private companies, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Keyu Jin, professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.Detected Closed Captioning: or For More On China's Air So Ease And Private Companies I Spoke With Courage In She's An Economics Professor At The London School Of Economics I Began By Asking Her How Private Firms Can Improve While Competing With State-owned Companies The Private Sector Still Needs To Find The Right Kind Of Interaction Cooperation With The Government As We Know That There Are Many Kinds Of Either Explicit Kind Of Collaboration Private Public Partnership Which The Government Has Been Pushing But Also You Know To Have To Understand What's Going On With th... Read More
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Residents Return to Homes Spared from Wildfires

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Residents of a Santa Rosa neighborhood ravaged by raging fires are grateful that their homes survived, but feel terrible that their longtime neighbors and friends weren't so lucky. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Ease in Weather Help CA Fire Crews Attack Blazes

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The winds eased, some of the smoke began to clear and the forecast offered hope to firefighters trying to corral the wildfires that have laid waste to the nation’s most celebrated wine-making region. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Alphabet’s Project Wing will send burrito drones to individual homes in Australia

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Project Wing, the drone delivery initiative of Google-owner Alphabet’s X lab, has partnered with two Australia businesses to further test its technology. In a new blog post published today on Medium, project co-lead James Ryan Burgess detailed the division’s recent progress toward bringing drone delivery to the masses, which has involved working with selected testers in a number of specialized markets. Last year, Wing launched a pilot program with the University of Virginia thanks to a Federal Aviation Autho... Read More
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AI can revolutionize HR, but deploy with care

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Artificial intelligence is transforming HR. We’ve already seen a marked rise in the number of HR tools applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to “people problems” in the workplace. As organizations embrace continuous change and greater decentralization, those who put that technology to good use are the ones who will win. High risk, high reward At their core, AI and machine learning are just tools. And like any tool, they can do both good and harm. If you use or configure them unwisely, they have the potential to damage your processes or culture. This is a sign... Read More
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Racecar Crash Leads to Fight, Stun Gun, Arrests

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Two racecar drivers have been arrested after getting into a fistfight following a crash on an Indiana racetrack that ended with a police officer using a stun gun on one of the drivers. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Conjuring Divinity: Original Sin 2 on my smartphone is why I love PC gaming

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I spent Sunday playing the PC role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin 2 — except I wasn’t anywhere near my desktop. Instead, I was playing the excellent fantasy adventure on my smartphone with an Xbox One controller. I was able to do this thanks to a handful of magical technologies and the open nature of the PC. Let me start by confirming that this setup works well as long as I’m on my home network. I’ll explain how it all works (it’s simple), but I think it’s an excellent way to play a lot of PC games without having to chain yourself to your desk. I stream the... Read More
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AP Top Stories October 16 P

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Here's the latest for Monday, October 16th: Trump, McConnell insist they're together for GOP agenda; Lighter winds help crews gain on Calif. wildfires; Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty; and Paddington Bear dances with the Duchess of Cambridge.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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Impending doom? Skies over London turn murky orange as Storm Ophelia hits British Isles

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London's skies were coloured in hues of murky orange, as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into the British Isles, killing at least three people in Ireland. Although Ophelia has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, Ireland's National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather warned that the storm is still ‘unprecedented, with serious life-threatening conditions.’ READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8pxsRT LIVE ... Read More
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Still no answers: Dutch MPs slam team investigating MH17 for lack of trasparency

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A number of Dutch lawmakers are angry over a lack of transparency in the investigation into the downing of flight MH17, the plane tragically shot down over Ukraine back in 2014. MPs in the Netherlands say the Dutch Investigation team heading the probe are withholding potentially vital information.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Trump: Cuba ‘Is Responsible’ for Attacks

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President Donald Trump said he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained attacks on U.S. government workers. He also said he has written letters to the families of U.S. troops killed in Niger when asked about not calling them. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Trump: Cuba ‘Is Responsible’ for Attacks

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President Donald Trump said he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained attacks on U.S. government workers. He also said he has written letters to the families of U.S. troops killed in Niger when asked about not calling them. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Trump, McConnell: Relationship is ‘Outstanding’

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President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared together at an unscheduled Rose Garden news conference, insisting their relationship is "closer now than ever before," even as Trump defended Steve Bannon's war on the GOP. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Dock Line Caused Rhode Island Tall Ship Crash

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The owner of a tall ship that crashed into four other boats after a seafood festival is blaming the incident on a dock line that became entangled on its two propellers. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Supreme Court agrees to hear government’s email dispute with Microsoft

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government’s authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S. The justices intervened in a case of a federal drug trafficking investigation that sought emails that Microsoft keeps on a server in Ireland. The federal appeals court in New York said that the emails are beyond the reach of a search warrant issued by an American judge. ... Read More
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Tony Fadell-backed company sues Andy Rubin’s Essential over wireless connector tech

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Keyssa, a startup specializing in wireless data transmission that is backed by Nest co-founder Tony Fadell, has filed a lawsuit against Android phone maker Essential, according to a report from Reuters. Keyssa has been around since 2009, and the company says it was in talks with Essential for 10 months or so to help provide the technology behind connecting Essential’s ... Read More
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Army Sgt. Bergdahl Pleads Guilty to Desertion

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. The 31-year-old Bergdahl entered the plea without a deal with prosecutors to limit his punishment. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Google Photos now groups your cat and dog photos automatically

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Google Photos has been increasingly using AI-infused computer vision smarts for a while to help its 500 million-plus throng of users organize their snaps, including auto-rotating tools and self-curating features. Today, the company lifted the lid on ... Read More
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The good news and bad news about today’s massive Wi-Fi bug

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Today, researchers published details of a new attack against Wi-Fi encryption, which they dubbed “Krack.” Manufacturers have known about the issue for more than a month, but it still caught much of the industry off guard; major companies are still scrambling to deploy patches before an exploit code becomes available. It’s an unusual bug — both hard to exploit and hard to fix — and it’s already stretching vendor patching systems to their limit. Here’s what you need to know to keep your own devices safe. THE GOOD NEWS: IT’S HARD FOR HACKERS TO EXPLOIT The good news is Krack is a wide but shallow bug: nearly every d... Read More
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Search Continues for Missing Oil Rig Worker

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Search and rescue is underway for a worker missing after an explosion on a rig on Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, La. Seven others were taken to area hospitals. Three are in critical condition, and some have been treated and released. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Google Photos now recognizes your pets

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Google Photos has announced that it can now detect photos of your pet, automatically grouping them together the way it does with people. This means you will no longer have to type in words like “dog” or “cat,” as the algorithm will sort them for you. Rolling out in most countries today, the new update will not only show you pets grouped alongside people, but you can label them by name, allowing for easier searches to find the perfect portrait you took of your beloved furry friend. (Though we all know every photo you take of them is perfect.) Google has also allowed for sea... Read More
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Trump Talks Wildfires, Bannon’s War on the GOP

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At a Cabinet meeting Monday, President Donald Trump said he's issued a disaster declaration in response to the "devastating" California wildfires and said he "understands" former chief strategist Steve Bannon's war on the Republican party. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Catalonia Countdown: Madrid gives Puigdemont until Thursday to clarify region’s position

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The president of Catalonia now has until Thursday to definitively state whether the region is going ahead with trying to break away from Spain. A deadline set by Madrid for a 'yes' or no' answer elapsed earlier on Monday, but the Catalan leader still refused to clarify the position. And now leaders in Madrid are pushing for a decisive answer.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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NJ Man Convicted in NYC Bombing that Injured 30

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Ahmed Khan Rahimi was convicted on Monday of planting two pressure-cooker bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Google adds some basic antivirus features to Chrome for Windows

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Antivirus software is always a cat and mouse game, but Google is trying to make things a little easier for users by adding some antivirus features to Chrome for Windows. The biggest addition is a new option to detect if settings like the default search engine have been hijacked by a rogue extension, and automatically offer to set things back to normal. Additionally, the built-in Chrome Cleanup tool has been redesigned. The revamped tool is now simpler to use: it automatically removes harmful software with the press of a button, and is more powerful, thanks to a partnership with IT secur... Read More
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Scientists Witness Huge Cosmic Crash

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A violent collision of two super-dense neutron stars in a distant galaxy has helped astronomers uncover cosmic secrets, including where gold comes from. Scientists revealed that detectors picked up the crash's faint signals in mid-August. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Africa First? US military to spend $5.2bn in the continent in 2018

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It's not just eastern Africa suffering from the threat from extremists - it's a problem occurring continent-wide. Because of that, President Trump's been increasing the US presence, at great expense to American taxpayers.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to resolve Microsoft foreign email battle

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(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas. The justices will hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling last year preventing federal prosecutors from obtaining emails stored in Microsoft computer servers in Dublin, Ireland in a drug trafficking investigation. That decision by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals marked a victory for privacy advocates and technology companies that increasingly offer cloud computing services in which data is stored remotely. Microsoft, which has 100 data cente... Read More
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Foy a ‘huge fan’ of Garfield

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'Breathe' co-stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy joke about their working relationship and being fans of one another's work. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.The Associated Pre... Read More
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ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Milano, Box Office

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Motion Picture Academy expels Harvey Weinstein; Actress asks if others have been harassed; 'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.... Read More
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Crews Still Looking For Man After Oil Rig Blast

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An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Ireland Braces for Storm Ophelia’s Winds

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Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday warned people to stay indoors and to check on neighbors and elderly relatives after the country's weather service issued a "status red" warning for Storm Ophelia. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Iraqi military op against Kirkuk is war declaration – Kurds

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Iraqi soldiers have raised their country’s flags over key buildings in Kirkuk, and Baghdad has declared the Kurdish city be under government control. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces called the takeover “a flagrant declaration of war” and vowed that Iraq will pay a “heavy price.”RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.... Read More
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Supreme Court won’t nullify Google trademark in “genericide” challenge

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EnlargeLeon Neal/Getty Images The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a petition asserting that the term "google" has become too generic and therefore unqualified for trademark protection. Without comment, the justices set aside a legal challenge claiming that Google had fallen victim to "genericide" and should no longer be trademarked. A lawsuit claimed the word "google" had become synonymous with the term "s... Read More
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Bits: Farhad and Nicole’s Week in Tech: Russia, Russia Everywhere

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Nicole: Did we really think Russia was going to try to hack election databases in 21 states, and pour that many resources into Facebook and not touch Google, the No. 1 source of information for most Americans?It’s frustrating that this is only coming out now, but to be fair, much of the Russian activity was not exactly obvious. The silver lining is that we may finally be getting some answers. This week, the House Intelligence Committee said it would turn over Russian Facebook ad content, after ... Read More
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Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge

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Google plans to donate $1 billion to nonprofits through its charitable arm, Google.org, with the aim of addressing the gap between the skills required by modern companies and the skills that are taught in schools. Google said it was donating $10 million to Goodwill Industries, for example, for digital job training programs. Company employees also will volunteer one million hours at those nonprofits.Much like a political campaign, Google will go on the road to spread the message about its new pr... Read More
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How Facebook’s Ad System Works

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Facebook was part of a gradual but significant change in online advertising over the past decade. As more people have moved more of their online activity from PCs to mobile phones, the lines between ads and organic content have continued to blur, particularly on popular social networking service like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.Why did mobile phones encourage this change?Mobile phones offer less room on their screens for ads. Usually, there is only space for a single column of information, and that must accommodate both ads and other content. The result is that ads have moved into a... Read More
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Nobody Thinks About eBay

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“Fill your cart with color,” read several giant billboards standing high above San Francisco’s highways this summer. Down below, in the city’s underground BART stations, loud posters with proclamations like, “Shop like nobody else because you aren’t like anyone else,” covered walls. On television — including during the NBA finals, in which local heroes the Golden State Warriors would ultimately clinch the title — ads featured footage of brown boxes rolling down a warehouse roller conveyer. Text on the screen read, “When did shopping get so beeeeeeeeeeeige?” before flashing dramatic shots of... Read More
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Hobby Lobby to open second LI store

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Hobby Lobby, the popular national crafts and home decor chain, is opening another Long Island store. The Oklahoma City-based retailer leased the 46,400-square-foot former Pathmark store in the Kohl’s shopping center at 2060 Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore. It will be the second Long Island location for Hobby Lobby, following one in Commack that opened three months ago. Hobby Lobby’s 43,000-square-foot Commack location in King Kullen Plaza had been occupied by Sports Authority, which closed last year as part of the company’s bankruptcy. ... Read More
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Microsoft has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability

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Technology companies are starting to respond to a new Wi-Fi exploit affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption. The security vulnerabilities allow attackers to read Wi-Fi traffic between devices and wireless access points, and in some cases even modify it to inject malware into websites. Security researchers claim devices running macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux will be affected by the vulnerabilities. Microsoft says it has already fixed the problem for customers running supported versions of Windows. “We have released a security update to address this issue,” says a Mic... Read More
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Every nuclear test is a red line not to be crossed – non-proliferation organization leader

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Once again, the world faces a nuclear crisis in North Korea – this time more than ever, with unpredictable leadership on both sides. With missiles armed and ready, the world may perish in a free-for-all exchange, despite all the diplomacy. Calls for a total ban on nuclear weapons are also ringing louder. But can humanity really give them up? We ask Lassina Zerbo, executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty organization and participant of the Valdai Discussion Club.Follow @SophieCo_RTRT LIVE ... Read More
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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Arrives At Fort Bragg

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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LG’s spirited defense of the headphone jack is futile

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I wrote this in my LG V30 review, but it bears repeating and expanding upon: LG has crafted the best-sounding headphone audio in any smartphone yet. The V30’s quad-DAC audio system is a legitimate technological advancement that delivers real joy and a tangible upgrade over every other phone out there. And it doesn’t matter. It pains me to type these searing words of dismissal, but we all have to face the facts. At no point in smartphone history has audio been a meaningful differentiator. HTC tried it with a long series of flagship phones, including the Beats-branded ... Read More
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Google Play to donate in-app purchases from 12 apps to fight world hunger

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The Google Play app store has joined forces with 12 developers of apps and games to donate proceeds to fight hunger. Google will donate 100 percent of proceeds from The Apps and Games Against Hunger collection in honor of World Food Day, which is dedicated to eliminating hunger. Mobile app users and gamers will be able to fight global hunger starting today. The goal of the program is to promote awareness and action for the 815 million people who go to bed on an empty st... Read More
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Meet the Mate 10, Huawei’s New AI-Powered Flagship Phone

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The next big thing in phones: high-end handsets that harness artificial intelligence to drive advanced features like smart photography, machine translation, and predictive behavior. While we're waiting for the Pixel 2 and the iPhone X to show up in the stores, Huawei has joined the AI fray with its new handset, the Mate 10 Pro. This is the company's first smartphone with a chip tuned to power artificial-intelligence software. Inside the phone's new Kirin 970 processor (which Huawei designed and built itself) is a component... Read More
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Why we are underestimating the impact of automation and AI

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Azeem Azhar, product entrepreneur and curator of weekly tech newsletter, Exponential View, discusses how AI can deliver real value for businesses and considers the risks related to the emerging technology AI is a very odd nomenclature. It has a competing technical definition even amongst its real practitioners (mostly in labs). We can agree, however, that it includes some tools such as machine learning, natural language processing, and a product or business quality. In short, it’s a system that learns from experience, or a system that uses any of the aforementioned tools. Two famous examples of firms using AI for profit are Google and Facebook. Take money machine Facebook: its ad business is entirely dri... Read More
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L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week kicks off in Lahore, Pakistan

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L'Oreal partners with Pakistan Fashion Design Coucil to show off Pakistan bridal designs. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.The Associated Press is the essential global news netw... Read More
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Dinklage: ‘Three Billboards’ ‘One of the best scripts I have ever read’

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Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Martin McDonagh discuss the success of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" at the London Film Festival. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to n... Read More
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‘Tortured, jailed & beat’: Mayadin residents describe life under ISIS moral police rule (EXCLUSIVE)

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Islamic State terrorists’ efforts to whip, beat and torture people into submission for the tiniest violations of their perverted laws failed, locals in recently-liberated Al-Mayadeen in Syria told RT, recalling their disturbing experiences.READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8pvnRT LIVE ... Read More
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Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw

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Enlarge / 750,000 Estonian cards that look like this use a 2048-bit RSA key that can be factored in a matter of days.Steve Jurvetson A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions of encryption keys used in some of the highest-stakes settings, including national identity cards, software- and application-signing, and trusted platform modules p... Read More
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Artificial intelligence to transform cloud market

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Artificial intelligence will have a transformative effect on the cloud market over the next decade, according to the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). ACCA Chairman Bernie Trudel gave a speech about the future of cloud markets at the Cloud Expo Asia conference in Singapore. He noted that the market for cloud-based AI is small, accounting for only 1% of the global cloud computing market. However, it is growing quickly, at a rate of 52% year over year and is expected to grow to 10% of the total cloud market by 2025. The major cloud suppliers do offer some services in cloud-based AI. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers infrastructure tools, API... Read More
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Raw: Floods Close Southwest Michigan Streets

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Heavy weekend rain flooded streets in Kalamazoo, Michigan over the weekened. WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids reports that some Kalamazoo streets remained closed on Sunday night. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms

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LONGMONT, Colo. — In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. Vrain Valley School District. It’s there that bins of materials sit next to past projects, exposing the district’s DNA. Boxes holding glue, Popsicle sticks, tape, pipe cleaners, compasses, zip ties and rulers lie nestled inside a 6-foot-high, student-constructed rack. Behind the storage unit sits a rectangular wooden box stuffed with bicycle tires filled with Silly Putty to replicate human intestines. For that biomedical project, students had to create a probe and learn to maneuver it sight unseen from behind a curtain on the box’s opening to procure a sample from the intestine/bike... Read More
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Somalia Blasts: Deadliest act of terror in country’s history, hundreds killed & injured

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More than 276 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu. The death toll in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade has steadily risen since Saturday. The blasts - which no organization has claimed responsibility for as of Monday morning - struck at two busy junctions in the heart of the city. “Some people are still missing,” said Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of the city’s ambulance service.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT!... Read More
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Sam Rockwell on Weinstein: ‘It’s a horrible thing’

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Woody Harrelson sidesteps Weinstein questions, Sam Rockwell and Martin McDonagh weigh in on controversy at London Film Festival red carpet for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plu... Read More
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AP Top Stories October 16 A

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Here's the latest for Monday, October 16th: Kurds say Iraqi forces advancing on Kurdish-held Kirkuk; Northern California fire zone homes getting power back; Oil rig explosion near New Orleans; Thousands in Puerto Rico still in shelters.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Pokemon Wars

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Donald Trump’s decision to start the process to end the Iran nuclear deal IS A BIG deal. Is this the path toward still another war? Also, the so-called Russiagate scandal takes a bizarre turn. It is almost impossible to believe.CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Dmitry Babich, and Victor Olevich.FACEBOOK: Like CrossTalk on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/crosstalkrules/SOUNDCLOUD: Listen to CrossTalk+ here... Read More
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Iraqi military advancing to oil-rich Kirkuk, occupied by Kurds

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Iraqi military seen advancing towards Kirkuk to secure Kurdish Peshmerga-controlled bases and federal installations Iraqi state media say federal troops have entered disputed territories RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Napa Residents Come Home to Rubble, Devastation

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Many residents in Napa, California got the green light to return home on Sunday following a week of devastating wildfires - the worst in the state's history - only to find rubble. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Wildfires rage across Galicia region in Spain, at least two dead

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CREDIT: Noticias de Vigo (@noticiasvigo)Two people have died as hundreds of firefighters tackle a wave of fires raging across Spain's northwestern Galicia region on Sunday.Strong winds have fuelled the fires raging across four provinces in Galicia including a major fire in Vigo which is one of the most populated cities in the province. Read more: https://on.rt.com/8pv7COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEAS... Read More
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Raw: Iraqi Forces Move Toward Kurd-Held City

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Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that Iraqi federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk from the Kurds. Kurdish forces have held the divided Iraqi city since 2014. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Search and Rescue After Louisiana Oil Rig Blast

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Authorities near New Orleans say one person may be unaccounted for after an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain on Sunday evening. A search and rescue mission is underway. Seven people were hospitalized. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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‘Harvey’ Stirs Climate Debate in Trump Country

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When the people of Jefferson County, Texas, narrowly voted majority Trump last November, climate change rarely came up as an issue. Then they were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. AP Video by Martha Irvine. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Today in History for October 16th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressHighlights of this day in history: John Brown raids Harper's Ferry; France's Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile's ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; 'Baby Jessica' rescued; Novelist James Michener dies. (Oct. 16)Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: ... Read More
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Raw: Injuries Reported in La. Oil Rig Blast

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A Louisiana police department says an oil rig has exploded on Lake Pontchartrain near the city of Kenner, some 14 miles northwest of New Orleans. (Oct. 15)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Austrian crossroads: Conservative People’s Party leads in election

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The leader of the right-wing, anti-migrant People's Party has claimed victory in Austria's legislative election - paving the way for him to become the country's chancellor. Sebastian Kurz is set to become the EU's youngest leader, at just 31 years of age. Read more: https://on.rt.com/8pukRT LIVE ... Read More
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It will take more than a lone vigilante to save the IoT from botnets

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Like everyone else, I caught the new trailer for the next Star Wars movie on Monday and “saw raw, untamed power … and beyond that, something truly special.” I’m now spotting Lucasfilm metaphors everywhere. Since IoT is my personal and professional obsession, botnet foes like Persirai and Mirai and ... Read More
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Raw: Firefighters Fight Calif. Fires From Above

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California crews continued to work various wildfires with a steady stream of helicopters on Sunday, hoping to come one step closer to containment of one of the most destructive group of wildfires in state history. (Oct. 15)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Firefighters Continue to Battle California Fires

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Air tankers streamed red retardant in an attempt to halt the spread of flames and helicopters made targeted water drops as fires continued to flare and burn through forested areas and wineries in northern California on Saturday. (Oct. 15)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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AP Top Stories October 15 P

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Here's the latest for Sunday, October 15th: The fight against the California wildfires turns a corner; Somalia's deadliest attack kills more than 200; Hurricane Ophelia heads toward Ireland; Rescued tigers from Syria make their way to Europe.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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Voice and facial recognition could help AI surpass humans in emotional intelligence

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I have studied emotional intelligence as a hobby for a long time. Until recently, I believed emotional intelligence would remain one of the core advantages of us humans after artificial intelligence takes over all tasks requiring memorization and logic. Over the past few years, I’ve focused my studies on emotionally intelligent algorithms, as it is the business of my startup, Inbot. Th... Read More
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‘Trump boldly confronted Iran terrorist regime’ – Netanyahu thanks US leader for ‘fixing bad deal’

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Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump for his decision to deny Iran certification that it is complying with the JCPOA nuclear deal, speaking in Jerusalem, Saturday. Speaking about the nuclear deal, Netanyahu termed it as ‘tremendous danger for our collective future’. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8pr8COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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Today in History for October 15th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressHighlights of this day in history: Convicted Nazi war criminal Herman Goering commits suicide behind bars; World War I spy Mata Hari executed; Nikita Khrushchev ousted as Soviet Union's leader; 'I Love Lucy' premieres on TV. (Oct. 15)Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: ... Read More
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Hundreds Dead in Attack in Somalia’s Capital

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The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital has killed more than 200 people, with hundreds more injured. It is the deadliest single attack in the Horn of Africa nation. (Oct. 15)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Nick Vujicic: ‘I’m glad to be planting seeds of hope & love for next generation’

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Writer and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic hopes to inspire young people and encourage them to believe in themselves at the World Festival of Youth & Students.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Tech Museum embraces augmented reality with Body Worlds Decoded exhibit

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Museums around the world need to use technology to hold the attention of increasingly tech-savvy children. And that’s doubly true for the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The museum in the heart of Silicon Valley is opening a 5,000-square-feet exhibit on October 15 that uses groundbreaking augmented reality technology to bring it all to live. The Body Worlds Decoded installation is a permanent exhibit of “plastinated human bodies,” or a spin off of the popular Body Worlds exhibi... Read More
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‘We demand respect for Venezuela’ – FM Jorge Arreaza on Western attacks (Going Underground)

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In this episode, we speak to Venezuela's Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza. Legendary country music icon Dolly Parton tells us about promoting literacy in the United States. Plus, we read this week’s PMQs! LIKEGoing Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRTFOLLOWGoing Underground https://www.youtube.com/user/GoingUnd...Go... Read More
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The Best Smart Garage-Door Controller

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Chamberlain’s MyQ Garage (MYQ-G0201) attaches to your garage with a bracket that you drill into the ceiling. Then you plug it into power, and it connects wirelessly to your opener via a smartphone. Our pick The Chamberlain MyQ Garage (MYQ-G0301)... Read More
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The Best Chromecast Speaker

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Chromecast Audio is one of several competing wireless audio technologies currently being built into speakers. A Chromecast Audio product connects to your home Wi-Fi network, and streams Internet-based audio content. You select the audio program you want to hear using Chromecast-compatible apps running on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Chromecast’s main advantage over the much more common Bluetooth standard is that it lets you play the same audio on multiple speakers throughout your home, which Bluetooth generally can’t do at present. Chromecast Audio is similar to Sonos, but doesn’t support nearly as many music services. You can also play music from a p... Read More
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EXCLUSIVE: RT films stockpiles of ISIS arms abandoned inside liberated Al Mayadeen

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An enormous arsenal of various weapons and production facilities, plus a fleet of explosives-laden and armored vehicles has been discovered inside the recaptured Islamic State stronghold in Deir ez-Zor province. RT reports from the Al Mayadeen frontline.READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8ptmCOURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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Sochi welcomes 20,000+ participants of 2017 World Festival of Youth & Students

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In a couple of hours, the World Festival of Youth & Students will get going in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi. The week-long cultural event is expected to attract upwards of 20,000 visitors from around the world.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More