Amazon is teaching Alexa to distinguish different voices

Engadget | 2017-02-28

For all of Alexa's many skills, one major thing Amazon's voice assistant is currently missing is the ability to distinguish who is actually speaking to it. According to a new report from Time magazine, however, the online retail giant is currently wo... ......

Mozilla buys Pocket, an app for saving articles

Engadget | 2017-02-27

More than one save-it-for-later service is finding a new owner these days -- Mozilla has acquired Read It Later, the developer behind Pocket. The service will be treated as a product separate from (but of course, complementary to) Firefox, and will f... ......


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Tesco to replace 1,700 managers with lower-paid staff

BBC News | 2017-02-27

Tesco plans to replace 1,700 deputy managers in its chain of Express convenience stores....

£21 billion Deutsche Borse and LSE mega-merger at risk of falling apart

Belfast Telegraph | 2017-02-27

The £21 billion mega-merger between the London Stock Exchange Group and Germany's Deutsche Borse is at risk of falling apart after the LSE refused to bow to EU competition concerns. The tie-up is now on course to be blocked by the European Commission, with the LSE not meeting a request to offload...


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Blood tests spot ovarian cancer early

BBC News | 2017-02-28

There is no screening programme for the disease, so patients say it would be of "enormous benefit". ......

Mom to carry baby without brain to full term to donate organs

CBS News | 2017-02-24

“There’s another family out there hurting and hoping for a miracle for their baby...Eva can be that miracle," dad says ......


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Leicester beats Liverpool in its first match post-Ranieri

The Washington Times | 2017-02-27

LEICESTER, England (AP) - Leicester began life without manager Claudio Ranieri by easing its English Premier League relegation fears after a stirring 3-1 home victory over Liverpool on Monday. In its first game since Ranieri was sacked last Thursday by the club's Thai owners, Jamie Vardy scored...

Federer wins first match since winning Australian Open

The Miami Herald | 2017-02-27

Back on court, Roger Federer won his first match since claiming his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The third-seeded Federer beat Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-3 on Monday to move into the second round of the Dubai...

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BBC News | 2017-02-28

Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse

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Muhammad Ali's son speaks out after being detained at airport

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Beloved Hippo 'Gustavito' Falls Victim To Gang Violence At El Salvador Zoo

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Australian Grandfather Finds Year Old $1 Million Lottery Ticket While Tidying Up

An anonymous grandfather discovered a lost lottery ticket a year on while cleaning out his car rubbish on Monday, according to BBC News. The man bought the... | 2017-02-28

Majority of Americans Still Stressed Over Elections, Fearful of Future

The American Psychological Association began taking the public's views on stress after the election in 2006 but this year was one of the most stressful for...

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Alternet | 2017-02-28

Here's Proof Republicans Are Done With Democracy

Retaliation against protesters? This is not what democracy looks like. Show up for a protest, and...

Alternet | 2017-02-28

Why Trump Should Rethink Starting a War Over Marijuana

If the Trump administration wants to go to war with weed, it's going to find itself politically...

Alternet | 2017-02-28

Find Out How Endangered the Wilderness Is Near You

We should be protecting wilderness, not selling it off to the oil, gas and mining industries as many...

Alternet | 2017-02-28

How Breitbart Under Bannon Fueled Anti-Semitism

Not idle threats, but language used by those who advocate for violence against minorities and are...