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Robin Williams' widow: 'It was not depression' that killed him

When comedian Robin Williams hanged himself in his California home in August 2014, the news of his death was met with incomprehension around the world.<p>The factors behind his suicide have been speculated upon endlessly as colleagues and friends of Williams came forward to allege that depression …

Mental Health

Microsoft wasn't honoring its promise of unlimited storage long before it formally reneged, angry users say

The about-face is controversial.<p>But the company's unlimited storage promise was leaving some users feeling deceived, even before Tuesday's announcement.<p>The official, public change in policy was announced in a blog post only a few hours after Business Insider and several other reporters had …

Google’s Inbox update will take the hassle out of emails by predicting your replies

While some people just hire a PA to respond to their mountain of emails, it’s not really an option for the vast majority of us. Luckily, Google’s launching a new feature called Smart Reply for Inbox that does just that – it generates responses based on your emails so you can just choose the one …

Machine Learning

Taiwan, China Leaders To Meet For First Time Since 1949

Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Saturday in the first such meeting of leaders from the two rivals since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949.<p>The unexpected but historic meeting carries risks for both presidents, political …

China

US detects heat around doomed Russian jet just before crash

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — U.S. satellite imagery detected heat around a Russian passenger jet just before it went down in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, two U.S. officials said Tuesday. But the discovery doesn't resolve the mystery of why the plane crashed, killing all 224 aboard.<p>A missile striking …

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …