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Pope Francis says church leaders can’t 'lead life of a pharaoh’

Pontiff makes apparent jibe at cardinals as he warns Catholic church against hypocrisy on poor and homeless<p>Pope Francis has warned the Roman Catholic church against hypocrisy on the issue of poverty, saying it was impossible to speak about the poor and the homeless and yet lead the “life of a …

Christianity

Google Play Services 8.3 released, brings one-tap Google sign-in, efficient wearable sync, more

Google has updated its Play Services to allow developers to make use of some very useful new enhancements to the overall experience of using Android. Google Play Services 8.3 includes updates to the way users sign in to apps, as well as new functionality for app invites, wearable data layer APIs …

Watch this AI rap generator spit algorithmic bars

If you've always dreamed of being a rapper but were stuck for inspiration, you're in luck -- a team of computer scientists have created an …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What the BlackBerry Priv means for Android security

The new BlackBerry Priv comes at a crucial time for both BlackBerry and Android at large. It's BlackBerry's first-ever Android phone, and the first major device since the Passport, a major bet for a company that's struggled to stay relevant. At the same time, Android is pushing manufacturers and …

Ad-blocking is so widely loathed that one company held a peace summit about it

If any one company is at the heart of the recent ad blocking phenomenon, it's Eyeo GmbH, the German software developer behind the popular extension …

Store Tour: Inside 1912 Pike Place, Seattle, USA

Welcome to where it all began<p>The first thing you notice about the original Starbucks®, located near the waterfront in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, …

The Lytro Immerge is an insanely sophisticated camera for virtual reality

Lytro has clear ambitions to be a leader in virtual reality. Now it has the hardware to prove it.<p>The company just took the wraps off of an entirely …

In China, a cremation order has driven some elderly to desperate acts

The so-called funeral reform policy first surfaced in a swirl of rumors and, later, through a terse bulletin posted outside the local government office.<p>Wu Qisi, 94, heard about it from his barber. In response, he decided to die.<p>Wu, a rice farmer, was one of at least seven elderly Anqing residents …

BlackBerry Priv is the best BlackBerry in a decade

Hello, old friend. I can’t say I’ve missed you, but it’s still a pleasant surprise to run my digits over your surface. The bumps and ridges feel, …

Samsung’s next Galaxy phone may be cheaper than the last one

Pan Jiutang, a China-based analyst who specializes in China's electronics supply chain, says (via Times of India) Samsung is considering cutting the price of the flagship line by about 10%.<p>This means the Galaxy S7 might start at around $600. The Galaxy S6 started at about $650 when it released in …

34 Charming Accessories All Fairy Tale Lovers Need

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Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

The Future

21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987

Modbook announces $4k 15-inch pen-based OS X tablet built w/ new Retina MacBooks

Following up the last Modbook Pro tablet the company is currently selling made from a converted mid-2012 MacBook Pro, today Modbook is back with the announcement of a 15-inch ModBook tablet that uses the new Retina MacBooks Apple just refreshed this week as its guts. For those of you unfamiliar …

Report: Snapchat in talks with Alibaba on funding

The messaging service Snapchat is reportedly in talks with Chinese commerce giant Alibaba on a round of funding that would value the tech startup at $10 billion.<p>According to Bloomberg, which cites "people with knowledge of the situation," talks are ongoing between the three-year old company that …

Hangouts Now Works Without Google+ Account, Becomes Part Of Google Apps For Business And Gets SLA

Say what you want about Google+, but it incubated two great products at Google: Hangouts for video meetings and Google+ Photos. While Photos is still deeply integrated with the social network, Hangouts is starting to grow up and it’s shedding some of its Google+ past today.<p><b>Update</b>: <i>Google had given</i> …

Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits

Twitter has acquired a stealthy computer vision startup called Madbits, which was founded by former New York University researchers. Clément Farabet …