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Here's what it's like to use Facebook's virtual assistant, 'M'

Facebook unveiled ‘M’ its virtual assistant that lives in Messenger this week, which is a conversational assistant that can do anything from tell you jokes to ordering concert tickets.<p>M is still in beta and is not available for everyone yet but Jackson Fall, head of product at Wealthcoin, already …

Chatbots

Uber Hires Hackers Behind Jeep Takeover to Work With Security Team

Uber Technologies Inc. has hired the two computer-security engineers who hacked into a Jeep Cherokee, gaining control of the car’s steering, brakes …

Windows 10 review

Looking back at Windows 8, it’s easy to see where Microsoft went wrong. It was a giant bet on touch-based computing, but it made using a PC with a keyboard and mouse awkward, frustrating, and outright confusing. In our original review, I wrote that there was a “risk of alienating users and creating …

Microsoft Edge

Amazon Proposes Drone Highway As It Readies For Flying Package Delivery

It’s been well over a year since Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos announced Prime Air, a drone delivery service that was supposed to revolutionize how his company would send packages to its customers. While the world has yet to see a flying Amazon robot make a live delivery, the company moved one step …

Jeff Bezos

A new theory explains why Floyd Mayweather is fighting such a weak opponent in his 'last fight'

In recent weeks, the boxing world has heavily criticized Floyd Mayweather for reportedly picking Andre Berto, a low-level fighter who has lost three of his last six fights, as his September opponent in what Mayweather has claimed will be his final fight before retiring.<p>However, a new, and popular, …

Dispatcher tells 911 caller, 'deal with it yourself'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save the life of a shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."<p>Matthew Sanchez was reassigned after officials became aware of the call, fire officials said on Monday. But a statement …

Crime

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

American dentist regrets killing Cecil the lion, blames local guides

The American dentist who killed Cecil, a famous African lion in Zimbabwe, during a July bow-hunting trip says he trusted local guides to ensure the …

Wildlife