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How Could 5,000 Employees Cheat? The Science Behind the Wells Fargo Scandal

Deception. Fraud. Over 5,000 fired. What went wrong? Science gives us some clues.<p>As you've no doubt heard by now, Wells Fargo recently received a $100 million penalty from the Consumer Financial Bureau, in response to illegal banking practices of its employees. This brought the bank's total bill …

Robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, report says

By 2021, robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US, starting with customer service representatives and eventually truck and taxi drivers. That’s just one cheery takeaway from a report released by market research company Forrester this week.<p>These robots, or intelligent agents, represent a …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's AI sounds more human than you, even when it's speaking nonsense

Soon you may not be able to tell the difference between a human voice and a robot.<p>Google's AI can dream up its own surreal images and beat a human champion at the ancient game of Go. Now it can realistically mimic human speech, including the nonspeech sounds the mouth and respiratory system make …

Text-To-Speech

Cops in Montreal's 'morality squad' accused of sex misconduct and perjury | VICE News

Canada's second-largest police force has become yet another squad embroiled in allegations of sexual misconduct and alleged criminality, as four officers find themselves on the opposite side of the law.<p>Last week, the Montreal Police Services (SPVM) arrested four of its own, the latest bit of …

Gmail has a design flaw. Inbox by Google fixes it

How many people really use the archive button in Gmail?<p>Sure, there are productivity experts who advocate archiving or deleting emails through the day to reach the fabled "inbox zero," but most people don't get close. Me, I was always proud just to stay on top of my unread emails. Like many people I …

Apps

Man who killed wife in front of kids during barbecue gets 50 years to life

A Central Valley man who shot his wife to death last year during a crowded family barbecue has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.<p>The Merced Sun-Star reported a jury in June convicted Crisanto Bedolla of premeditated murder. The 61-year-old was sentenced Monday.<p>Bedolla shot and killed …

Crime

The Lancia Delta S4 Is 550 Horsepower of Turbo- and Supercharged Fury

Too fast for anyone to handle.<p>The crazy thing about the twincharged four-cylinder in the Lancia Delta S4 is not that it makes 550 horsepower, but that it makes 550 horsepower <i>in a mild state of tune</i>. If you need to explain to someone the madness of Group B rally, this mid-engine, all-wheel-drive …

George W Bush mocked on social media for dancing during hymn at Dallas memorial service

It is certainly not the first time George W Bush has shown the world some dance moves.<p>But the former president has raised eyebrows for moving to the music during a hymn at a memorial service on Tuesday for the five police officers killed in the Dallas shootings.<p>Holding hands with his wife, Laura, …

IBM and Samsung achieve breakthrough on flash killer for wearables, mobile devices

IBM and development partner Samsung announced they've developed a process to manufacture a type of non-volatile RAM that is up to 100,000 times …

Mobile Devices

Coney: The Hot Dog That Fueled Detroit's Middle-Class Dreams

What does it mean to be middle class in America? Nearly a century ago, in Detroit — which was then the burning core of the country's middle class — the answer might have looked like a hot dog: a Detroit Coney, to be precise.<p>At its most basic, a Detroit Coney is a kind of chili dog — "a steamed bun, …

Hot Dogs

Plato Questioned Whether the Beauty of Math Could Makes Us Better People

This is the second diablog* with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. RNG is a philosopher, novelist, certified MacArthur “genius,” winner of a National …

How to Get 10X More Done (and Still Leave Work on Time!)

Picture your perfect day. You wake up early. The sun is shining. Everything goes your way during your morning routine as you get off to work, where you arrive a few minutes before everyone else. You avoid the temptation of checking email immediately and settle into a major project.<p>Time passes …

This Robotic Furniture System Transforms a Studio Into Three Different Rooms

All you need is your index finger and then wait and watch it happen.<p>Thanks to technology, there are many things people can achieve with the push of a button: Like jetting up several floors on an elevator in seconds or cooking an entirely frozen meal in minutes. And soon studio dwellers will be able …

The 6 Talks a Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Unless your Facebook feed is very different from mine, you must have noticed that wedding and engagement season is in full swing. Looking at the …

Unveiling The Mysteries Of Unfriendly Giant Jupiter

Right when Steve Spielberg's rendition of Roald Dahl's classic <i>The BFG</i> hit the screens here on Earth without the expected impact, NASA's probe Juno, in a spectacular performance, entered orbit around monstrous, stormy Jupiter — our solar system's "unfriendly" giant.<p>NASA engineers have all the right …

Astronomy

From 'Runt Of The Litter' To 'Liberal Icon,' The Story Of Robert Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy is often remembered as a liberal icon who worked to heal racial strife, decrease poverty and end the war in Vietnam. But biographer Larry Tye says the New York senator was actually a political operative whose views changed over time.<p>"Throughout his life, [Kennedy] paid attention …

Martin Luther King, Jr.