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Novel software can recognize eye contact in everyday situations

Human eye contact is an important information source. Nonetheless, so far, possibilities to recognize eye contact in everyday situations have been very limited. Computer scientists have now developed a method by the aid of which it is possible to detect eye c

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Brain-wave treatment for Alzheimer’s is promising, but the first human subject is left behind

An Alzheimer’s patient sees improvement‚ but the study ends on an inconclusive note
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Brain-wave treatment for Alzheimer’s is promising, but the first human subject is left behind

An Alzheimer’s patient sees improvement‚ but the study ends on an inconclusive note

A Kentucky pastor turned politician has the weirdest backstory imaginable

A Kentucky state legislator is accused of sexual assault. But his life story is filled with eyebrow-raising claims
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A Kentucky pastor turned politician has the weirdest backstory imaginable

A Kentucky state legislator is accused of sexual assault. But his life story is filled with eyebrow-raising claims

Midday open thread: Omarosa, calculators and journalists

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is The next sexual harasser is ... She either resigned or was taken out of the White House kicking and screaming … depends who you ask: The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donal
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Midday open thread: Omarosa, calculators and journalists

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is The next sexual harasser is ... She either resigned or was taken out of the White House kicking and screaming … depends who you ask: The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration next month. Worldwide, 262 journalists have been imprisoned for their work this year. Imagine how high that number would be if Trumpworld had its way. For your viewing pleasure: xMy brother just sent me this from a bar in Alabama. @MSNBC @CNN @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/M8VBi5M3Z6— Deezy Tarantino (@DeezyDiego) December 13, 2017 Use this calculator figure how the Republican tax scam will affect your paycheck.  On today’s Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin & Joan McCarter join the party celebrating last night’s AL-SEN results! Has Bannon finally been exposed? Can Jones hit the ground running? And just when will he hit that ground? Omarosa’s fired, again. Are the Trumps are just too dumb to vote? x Embedded Content YouTube|iTunes|LibSyn|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)

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US Fed hikes rates by 25 bps, raises growth outlook for economy

The central bank policymakers mostly followed the script, though they did indicate that one less hike is on the way for 2019.
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US Fed hikes rates by 25 bps, raises growth outlook for economy

The central bank policymakers mostly followed the script, though they did indicate that one less hike is on the way for 2019.

Wealth in real estate may rise twofold in five years: Report

Demonetisation, implementation of RERA and GST are transforming real estate sector in India, according to a study by brokerage Karvy India Wealth Report
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Wealth in real estate may rise twofold in five years: Report

Demonetisation, implementation of RERA and GST are transforming real estate sector in India, according to a study by brokerage Karvy India Wealth Report

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The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital

 Mobile AR from Apple, Google and Facebook and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley, China and beyond. The $2.5 billion invested in AR/VR so far this year was balanced across AR and VR, bu
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The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital

 Mobile AR from Apple, Google and Facebook and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley, China and beyond. The $2.5 billion invested in AR/VR so far this year was balanced across AR and VR, but now mobile AR and CV/ML are the new hotness. I spoke to a few friends about how the investment market has evolved. Read More

Half of Amazon app users have been switched to a new, swipe-based 1-Click checkout

 Has Amazon’s ‘one-click’ checkout on mobile looked a little different to you lately? A number of users of Amazon’s mobile applications have recently reported seeing a new checkout option that replaces the click – well, on m
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Half of Amazon app users have been switched to a new, swipe-based 1-Click checkout

 Has Amazon’s ‘one-click’ checkout on mobile looked a little different to you lately? A number of users of Amazon’s mobile applications have recently reported seeing a new checkout option that replaces the click – well, on mobile, the tap – with a swipe instead. As it turns out, the option is part of a fairly large-scale test Amazon has underway. Currently… Read More

NASA Television Updates Broadcast Schedule for Cargo Resupply Mission

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting no earlier than 10:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 15, for its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.
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NASA Television Updates Broadcast Schedule for Cargo Resupply Mission

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting no earlier than 10:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 15, for its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

PuTTY Begone! Microsoft will ship an OpenSSH client

 The first thing I download on a new Windows machine – after Chrome, of course – is PuTTY. This tried-and-true OpenSSH client has served millions of devs quite well for the past twenty years and I’m sure it will still remain a favorite
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PuTTY Begone! Microsoft will ship an OpenSSH client

 The first thing I download on a new Windows machine – after Chrome, of course – is PuTTY. This tried-and-true OpenSSH client has served millions of devs quite well for the past twenty years and I’m sure it will still remain a favorite but Microsoft has added its own ssh client to Windows, a move that points to more openness on the part of Redmond. The folks at ServeTheHome… Read More

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‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Dream Crabs

You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all? Each week, I will dig into […] The post ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week
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‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Dream Crabs

You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all? Each week, I will dig into […] The post ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Dream Crabs appeared first on Geek.com.

Regulators give go-ahead for study of Lake Powell Pipeline

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Federal regulators have given the go-ahead for environmental studies and public comment about a proposal to build a 140-mile (225-kilometer) pipeline to draw water from the Colorado River to serve southwestern Utah communities. The Feder
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Regulators give go-ahead for study of Lake Powell Pipeline

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Federal regulators have given the go-ahead for environmental studies and public comment about a proposal to build a 140-mile (225-kilometer) pipeline to draw water from the Colorado River to serve southwestern Utah communities. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday formally accepted a state application ...

Samsung Washing Machine Makes Acting Debut in Feature-Length Film

The piano—and Samsung’s new ad campaign—ain’t got no wrong notes.* Britain’s arm of the tech titan recently enlisted composer Michael Nyman to score a feature-length film about a washing machine. A “big-screen addition […] Th
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Samsung Washing Machine Makes Acting Debut in Feature-Length Film

The piano—and Samsung’s new ad campaign—ain’t got no wrong notes.* Britain’s arm of the tech titan recently enlisted composer Michael Nyman to score a feature-length film about a washing machine. A “big-screen addition […] The post Samsung Washing Machine Makes Acting Debut in Feature-Length Film appeared first on Geek.com.

The Predator is Coming to Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tomorrow

Ubisoft has announced a most unusual and unexpected crossover. The Predator is making its way into Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Starting tomorrow, players can hunt and be hunted by the legendary movie monster during […] The post The Predator is Coming to Gho
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The Predator is Coming to Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tomorrow

Ubisoft has announced a most unusual and unexpected crossover. The Predator is making its way into Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Starting tomorrow, players can hunt and be hunted by the legendary movie monster during […] The post The Predator is Coming to Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tomorrow appeared first on Geek.com.

You Can Eat This Straw When You’re Done Slurping Your Drink

Plastic straws are an environmental nightmare. In the next 24 hours, Americans will throw away somewhere around 500 million plastic straws. If that sounds like a whole lotta waste, that’s because it is. […] The post You Can Eat This Straw When You
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You Can Eat This Straw When You’re Done Slurping Your Drink

Plastic straws are an environmental nightmare. In the next 24 hours, Americans will throw away somewhere around 500 million plastic straws. If that sounds like a whole lotta waste, that’s because it is. […] The post You Can Eat This Straw When You’re Done Slurping Your Drink appeared first on Geek.com.

AI-Generated ‘Harry Potter’ Chapter Wins the Internet

A new Harry Potter story hit the Web this week—but it wasn’t written by J.K. Rowling. Entertainment group Botnick Studios on Tuesday released “The Handsome One,” a wild and wonderful tale generated entirely […] The post AI-Generated
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AI-Generated ‘Harry Potter’ Chapter Wins the Internet

A new Harry Potter story hit the Web this week—but it wasn’t written by J.K. Rowling. Entertainment group Botnick Studios on Tuesday released “The Handsome One,” a wild and wonderful tale generated entirely […] The post AI-Generated ‘Harry Potter’ Chapter Wins the Internet appeared first on Geek.com.

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Zimmer, Vikings welcome embattled Lewis, Bengals (Dec 17, 2017)

MINNEAPOLIS -- The pre- and post-game meetings between opposing NFL coaches are generally cordial to cold, depending on what they think of each other.
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Zimmer, Vikings welcome embattled Lewis, Bengals (Dec 17, 2017)

MINNEAPOLIS -- The pre- and post-game meetings between opposing NFL coaches are generally cordial to cold, depending on what they think of each other.

Jaguars laud Posluszny as role model amid 1st winning season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Coach Doug Marrone was just about to release his players for a two-day break Sunday when defensive end Calais Campbell, safety Jarrod Wilson and several other Jacksonville Jaguars chimed in with a request.
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Jaguars laud Posluszny as role model amid 1st winning season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Coach Doug Marrone was just about to release his players for a two-day break Sunday when defensive end Calais Campbell, safety Jarrod Wilson and several other Jacksonville Jaguars chimed in with a request.

Titans bid to fix ailing offense vs. 49ers (Dec 17, 2017)

As they won six of seven games to join a first-place tie with Jacksonville in the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans did so while walking a tightrope not even a Wallenda might attempt.
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Titans bid to fix ailing offense vs. 49ers (Dec 17, 2017)

As they won six of seven games to join a first-place tie with Jacksonville in the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans did so while walking a tightrope not even a Wallenda might attempt.

Pivec, No. 17 Oregon State women cruise by Savannah State (Dec 13, 2017)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Mikayla Pivec scored 19 points, Marie Gulich had 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, and No. 17 Oregon State used a 26-5 second quarter to beat Savannah State 84-36 on Wednesday.
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Pivec, No. 17 Oregon State women cruise by Savannah State (Dec 13, 2017)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Mikayla Pivec scored 19 points, Marie Gulich had 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, and No. 17 Oregon State used a 26-5 second quarter to beat Savannah State 84-36 on Wednesday.

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