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This 14-year-old made the best Facebook Messenger chatbot

<b>It's been nearly a year since Microsoft's Satya Nadella proclaimed "bots are the new apps".</b><p>Yet despite the promise of a revolution in how we interact with services and companies online, progress has been utterly miserable - the vast majority of chatbots are gimmicky, pointless or just flat out …

Pokemon Go User Gets An Entire Country Banned From Game

One of the major conversations surrounding <i>Pokemon Go</i> has been the use of "bot programs" to give some players a competitive advantage. Niantic Labs, …

What is India's caste system?

<b>India's caste system is among the world's oldest forms of surviving social stratification. The BBC explains its complexities.</b><p>The system which divides Hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based on their karma (work) and dharma (the Hindi word for religion, but here it means duty) is generally …

India

Man arrested in Fifth Ave Apple Store trying to slash prices with real samurai sword (Video)

Customers and employees at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York had somewhat of an interesting experience today. According to a report from ABC 7 NY, a man entered the store and headed to the iconic clear glass staircase and began waving around a samurai sword while screaming.<p>He was then …

Apple Store

The Saccharine History of Candy Corn

Candy corn has been around since the 1880s, and, though it continually pops up on lists of worst Halloween candy ever, its story is still one of perennial success. <b></b><p>Moose A. Moose, the pint-sized yellow cartoon moose who starred on Nick Jr.’s now-defunct children’s show, <i>Moose and Zee</i>, was known for …

Decorations

Fossil Whale Found Surrounded by Prehistoric Puke

Spread along the southwestern coast of Peru, the 9.9 to 8.9 million year old rock of the Pisco Formation has yielded some stunning fossils. Paleontologists working there have found the bones of enormous predatory whales, delicately-preserved shark jaws, and sea turtles, just to name a few …

Paleontology

WATCH: Billions of Bugs Feast on Flesh and Dung in Borneo

Changing Planet<p>The Gomantong Caves in Borneo are the type of place that makes most people want to tuck their socks into their pants and run the other way. First imagine the amount of feces that millions of bats and swiftlets produce … and then imagine how many feces-feasting bugs that would …

Nature

Vegan Snacks Delivered to Your Door

When Scott Jurek set a new record for completing the Appalachian Trail in July, his average of nearly 50 miles per day for 2,189 miles was seriously impressive. Even more impressive is that Jurek cranked out 46 days of ultra marathoning on a vegan diet. Vegan, baby.<p>Any time you restrict your food …

Snacks

Spook Yourself With These 5 Weird Food Superstitions

Pay attention to what you’re eating this Halloween or you could end up penniless, friendless, soulless, lifeless, or—even worse for some—your in-laws might come over for a visit.<p>Food is a big component of every aspect of our lives, so it makes sense that certain foods are tied in with …

Condiments

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Travel

You Can Charge Your iPhone 6s Wirelessly, But Is It Worth It?

Popular Science experiments<p>September's iPhone 6S release added many features to take on the competition. A 12-megapixel camera, faster fingerprint sensor and 3D Touch impressed during our iPhone 6S review. But what wasn’t included in the body of the now-unbendable Apple phone is a feature found in …

Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 75 million devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft said Wednesday that its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other …

Windows 10

This is how much it will cost LA to host the 2024 Olympics

It will cost Los Angeles around $4.6 billion to host the 2024 Olympics, if the math done by the nonprofit group working to bring the global sports …

Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars

ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 (AP) — Airline fare wars are making a comeback.<p>Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for …

Flying

Group sues over bottling plant in parched California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of neighbors and activists has sued bottled water company Crystal Geyser and Siskiyou County over plans to build a …

Snorkeling

Lawmaker sees opening for appeal of $225M Exxon ruling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — While a New Jersey judge approved the state's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, he expressed concern over delayed cleanup …

New Jersey

Tentative settlement in dispute over RadioShack gift cards

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The old adage about looking a gift horse in the mouth may have a corollary regarding gift cards issued by retailers: Use it …

Customer Service

Kraft Heinz recalls more than 2M pounds of turkey bacon

NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products that may be unsafe because they could possibly …

Kraft Heinz

BlackRock’s FutureAdvisor acquisition is a ringing endorsement of robo-advising

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>The burgeoning industry of “robo-advisors,” which use complex algorithms to manage individual client portfolios, just got a big endorsement from investment giant BlackRock, which announced today (August 26) that it was acquiring FutureAdvisor, a leader in the field, for …

Black Rock

Snapchat adds three more publishers to Discover

Snapchat Inc. is adding three more publishers to its Discover feature, a coveted platform for media organizations to share articles and videos as well as generate advertising revenue on the popular social media app.<p>Added to the lineup are Tastemade, a digital food network; Mashable, an online news …

Warner Music

China signs deal with Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote

<b>A Chinese state-owned engineering company has signed a deal worth $4.3bn (£2.8bn) to build factories for a Nigerian cement company run by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote.</b><p>China's Sinoma will build seven plants across the continent and one in Nepal.<p>The new factories will add around 25 million …

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. The recovery brought a measure of …

Stock Markets

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.<p>The AR-15 rifles and other modern sporting rifles were being sold at less than a third of the company's 4,600 U.S. stores. Company spokesman …

Chinese police arrest 15,000 for Internet crimes

Police in China said on Tuesday they had arrested about 15,000 people for crimes that “jeopardized Internet security”, as the government moves to tighten controls on the Internet.<p>Since taking over in 2013, President Xi Jinping has led an increasingly harsh crackdown on China’s Internet, which the …

Communist Party