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The meaning of life, according to Google's chatbot AI

Conversations with chatbots are interesting, in a short-lived sort of way. If you take Cleverbot for a spin, for example, you quickly run into issues. It's very easy to notice that the software is programmed to respond to certain keywords in a certain way, it doesn't respond as well to statements …

Is It Full Speed Ahead for Luxury-Car Makers in China?

For some auto makers late last year, China’s luxury-car market got a bit bumpy. Whether it has smoothed out some depends on which numbers one looks at.<p>Sales growth slowed for some last year in the world’s largest auto market, an increasingly important place for luxury car makers. Some dealers …

As BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz Race for Luxury-Car Sales Crown, Profits Get Dented

Spending by German auto makers is beginning to erode profits<p>German auto makers BMW AG, Audi AG, and Mercedes-Benz are racing pell-mell against each other for the industry’s luxury-car sales crown, but the huge sums they are spending to get ahead are beginning to erode profits.<p>In their quest for …

Luxury Cars

Volvo Opens New Dealership In Mumbai

Volvo Auto India has recently launched a new showroom in Mumbai on Link Road, Andheri West. The Swedish luxury car maker's latest dealership is …

India

Why India's Pre-Owned Luxury Car Market Will Boom in 2015

In December last year, Mercedes-Benz opened its first pre-owned luxury car showroom in India under the name of “Mercedes-Benz Certified”.<p>Looking at …

This is how Volvo plans to climb above Mercedes, Audi and BMW in India

Just few days ago we heard that India's luxury car market has grown eight times in the last seven years. The future of the Indian luxury car surely …

Five Best Luxury Car Companies to Buy From

<b>Luxury brands continue to excel in offering the best service customer service at the dealer level.</b> <br>According to the 2015 Consumer Service Index (CSI) …

Automotive Industry

PlayStation 4 to get 'suspend/resume' feature at long last

Sony's PlayStation 4 will finally get a feature users first heard about at the console's unveiling in 2013.<p>Sony will push out a major PlayStation 4 update Thursday that will include the long-awaited suspend/resume feature, the company confirmed Wednesday. The update, PlayStation 4 v2.50, will be …

Text-To-Speech

H2 woah! Apple’s new spaceship campus will use recycled water

Tim Cook wasn’t lying when he claimed Apple’s new spaceship-style Campus 2 would be the company’s most cutting-edge, environmentally friendly construction to date.<p>A new $17.5 million project — approved by the Santa Clara Valley Water District board Tuesday night — will involve the laying of 13,300 …

Tim Cook

Tearful Singaporeans say farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans have wept in the streets and gathered in their thousands to pay their respects to the country’s founding leader, Lee Kuan Yew, as his coffin was transported on a gun carriage to parliament for public viewing.<p>After a two-day private wake for the family, the coffin was taken on Wednesday …

Yemen president 'in safety' as rebels advance

Yemen’s leader has been rushed to a secure location as rebel forces bore down on his southern stronghold following clashes that sparked warnings of civil war, according to a presidential aide.<p>The aide said President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadihad been taken to a safe haven “within Aden” on Wednesday, …

HTC's beefier M9 for China leaks with sharper screen and fingerprint reader

Rumor of a beefier HTC One M9 variant -- aka "M9+" -- had been floating around for some time, but we've remained skeptical until we came across the latest batch of leaks. Better yet, some of these are backed up by an official (poorly made but actually legit) Beijing launch invitation sent out …

Amanda Knox Case: Italy's Highest Court Examines Conviction

ROME — Italy’s highest court was reviewing the murder conviction of Amanda Knox on Wednesday, a process which could set up an extradition battle between Italy and the United States. Here's a look at the long-running case's various twists and turns — and what to expect.<p>WHAT IS THE COURT LOOKING …

Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism

ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) — Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer …

Slumdog Millionaire

Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to …

Airplanes