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Microsoft makes Azure Bot Service generally available for developers

 Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework over two years ago and companies have building chatbots for a variety of scenarios ever since. Today, the company made the Microsoft Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Cognitive Language Understanding service (k

Alvin Kamara clears concussion protocol, to play this week

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara delivered this piece of good news after leaving last week’s game with a concussion. Kamara has reportedly cleared concussion protocol and is on course to suit up Sunday at home against the New York Jets.Th

Trump’s FCC wants to kill a free and open internet

A vote on Thursday may end net neutrality and place the internet under the thumb of corporate America

NBA announces selection of Pacers, Indianapolis to host 2021 All-Star Game

The NBA has chosen Indianapolis and the Indiana Pacers to host the 2021 All-Star Game.

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.

Why kids need to know their family history

Research shows the more children know about their family, the stronger their sense of control over their lives

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.

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

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

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.

‘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

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

Eric Bledsoe has been big spark for Bucks

Thrilling guard Eric Bledsoe has made an immediate impact on the Milwaukee Bucks

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.

Lenders send most firms from second list to NCLT

The RBI has asked banks to refer all firms that have failed to repay their dues on time to the NCLT

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.

Kennesaw State seeks to keep building in 2018

(STATS) - Fresh off winning their first Big South title and reaching the FCS playoff quarterfinals, Kennesaw State looked ahead to the 2018 season by announcing an 11-game schedule on Wednesday.

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

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

Malzahn, No. 7 Auburn set to begin Peach Bowl preparations

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Flush with a new long-term deal, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn likes where his program stands long-term and where the Tigers are headed in the near future.

NBA selects Indianapolis to host 2021 All-Star Game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NBA has chosen Indianapolis to host the 2021 All-Star Game.

Health Stats: The Best and Worst States

Where does your state rank?

Massachusetts Unseats Hawaii As Healthiest State

Chilly Massachusetts has bumped sunny Hawaii from the top spot as the healthiest state in the nation, a new report finds.

39 Senators tell FCC: “Abandon this radical and reckless plan”

 In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, 39 Senators (all Democrats, though Republicans have also voiced concern) urge the agency to stop its plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. Where the objections have come in ones and twos before, this is the larges

NFL fan demands refund because players are “disrespecting the flag, the anthem [and] the USA”

"I don’t want my kids growing up thinking that those are their heroes"

South Dakota State sets three future games at Nebraska

(STATS) - Three days before playing at top-ranked James Madison in the FCS playoff semifinals, South Dakota State announced three more big games for future seasons on Wednesday.

Atlanta United lands star midfielder Darlington Nagbe in record-breaking trade

The 2016 MLS All-Star owns 27 goals and 30 assists over his seven-year career.

Marlins trade All-Star OF Marcell Ozuna to Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals were unable to acquire Giancarlo Stanton in a trade with the Miami Marlins this offseason, but they have come away with a nice consolation prize.According to multiple reports, the Cardinals and Marlins have agreed to a trade centered a

Microbes help turn Greek yogurt waste into fuel

Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however, generates large volumes of food waste in the form of liquid whey. Now researchers have found a way to use bacteria to turn

Climate conditions affect solar cell performance more than expected

Researchers can now predict how much energy solar cells will produce at any location worldwide. Surprisingly, they identified that two types of solar cells can vary in energy output by 5 percent or more in tropical regions. This gap occurs because solar energ

Mariners land pitchers in exchange for international money

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The Seattle Mariners have landed two pitchers in a pair of trades in exchange for some of the international slot money the club had acquired in the hopes of landing Shohei Ohtani.

Lose Water Weight, Grow an Inch? It Happened for These Mountains

The Sierra Nevada mountains grew almost an inch taller — and water is to blame.

Redbox unveils its service for digital movie purchases and rentals

 Redbox, the company behind the ubiquitous supermarket kiosks for renting DVDs, is moving into the world of digital streaming. Technically, Redbox On Demand is still in beta, but this marks the broader launch of the streaming service that Redbox was test

3rd Georgia player arrested since team made college playoff

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) A Georgia freshman is facing a felony forgery charge over allegations of passing a counterfeit $100 bill last summer, the third player to be arrested since the Bulldogs won the Southeastern Conference championship and a spot in the College F

With playoffs out, Colts and Broncos still intend to finish strong

Denver Broncos-Indianapolis Colts preview

FANTASY PLAYS: Bortles, Woods among starts for playoff semis

Week 15 is another must win situation for season-long fantasy football players in the middle of their playoffs.

Increased air pollution linked to bad teenage behavior

A new study linking higher levels of air pollution to increased teenage delinquency is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the need for more foliage in urban spaces. The study suggests ambient air pollution may increase delinquent behavior among 9-

Analysis: What happens when F1 drivers become unified

This has not been the case in the past for various reasons, with drivers staying outside the group, which meets regularly to discuss issues facing them as stakeholders in the sport. It was originally formed to discuss safety matters, but increasingly other fa

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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