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How Apple Is Putting Voices in Users’ Heads—Literally

<b>My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller</b> started as pretty much all my phone interviews do. “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied affirmatively. …

Microsoft’s Monopoly Hangover

Microsoft announced something very impressive last week: revenue for the company’s 2017 fiscal year (which ended June 30) increased 5% …

Apple launches a machine learning blog to placate its researchers

Apple hasn't always been very open about its technology or its research, but the company surprised everyone last year when AI director Russ Salakhutdinov announced that Apple would begin publishing its machine learning research. Shortly thereafter, it published its first AI paper in an academic …

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Rethinking madness: inside the world's oldest mental asylum

For years, the term 'asylum' has evoked images of chaos and cruelty – in spite of the mental health community's attempts to give it new meaning. Examining 700 years of history at the world's oldest psychiatric hospital, Bethlem, a new exhibition intends to set things straight.<p><i>By Guy Kelly,</i> …

The Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for your Android phone

The dream of the Motorola Atrix lives<p>The dream of turning your smartphone into a laptop will never die. From Motorola's Atrix to this crazy HP Windows Phone, there have been a number of companies that have tried (and largely failed) to build a smartphone that can be attached to a dock and turned …

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2016 – So Far

Here’s one more in my series of mid-year “Best” lists (you can see all 1,600 of the lists here).<p>You might also be interested in these previous posts: …

Victorian Con Men Faked the Middle Ages' Darkest Devices

Iron maidens? Chastity belts? These objects will make you think twice about what you learned in history class.<p>Considering their literal and figurative positions atop pedestals, historical objects in museums, films, or books can seem like infallible sources of knowledge. These same objects, found in …

Let Chile Nazi sect doctor serve child abuse term in Germany, say prosecutors

• Hartmut Hopp was right-hand man of paedophile leader Paul Schäfer<br>• Hopp, 76, fled to native Germany before being sentenced in Chile<p>A German doctor who was convicted in Chile for complicity in child sex abuse at a Nazi paedophile sect should serve out his sentence in Germany, prosecutors have …

Child Abuse

Swiss ruling overturns Muslim pupils' handshake exemption

School had allowed two brothers to refuse to shake teachers’ hands after they said touching opposite sex was against beliefs<p>Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher’s hand, authorities in a northern Swiss region have ruled, reversing a school’s decision to grant exemptions for …

Religion

UK and EU urged to act on Chinese steel dumping after US raises duty on imports

Unions say Britain and EU must ‘stop treading on egg shells’ and follow lead of US which has raised tariffs to 522%<p>Britain’s steel trade body and unions have called on the UK and the EU to take urgent action to stop Chinese steel dumping, after the US government increased tariffs to more than …

China

Second world war bomb found beneath school in Bath is deactivated

An unexploded second world war bomb discovered in a school playground in Bath has been made safe. Police said the 500lb bomb was deactivated by experts from the explosive ordnance disposal unit on Friday night.<p>The exclusion zone in the city will remain in place while the bomb is removed from the …

War

Watching these men attempt to catch a giant anaconda will make your day seem easy

Think you're having a tough day? Try wrestling a gigantic anaconda with your bare hands.<p>According to the start of the nightmare-inducing video above …

Anaconda

Samsung’s next wearable could be a smart contact lens called Gear Blink

Samsung has virtual reality covered with the Gear VR, but the Korean giant might have also plans to enter the world of augmented reality. However, …

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Engineering

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

Panama Papers reveal offshore secrets of China’s red nobility

Disclosures show how havens such as British Virgin Islands hide links between big business and relatives of top politicians<p>The eight members of China’s Communist party elite whose family members used offshore companies are revealed in the Panama Papers.<p>The documents show the granddaughter of a …

Corruption

Wyoming wolves slaughter 19 elk in rare 'surplus killing', say wildlife officials

• Carcasses of 17 calves and two adults found earlier this week<br>• Wildlife officials say nine wolves in pack were responsible for deaths<p>A pack of Wyoming wolves killed 19 elk in a rare “surplus killing”, wildlife officials said late on Friday after finding the carcasses of 17 calves and two adults on a …

Wildlife

Russia looks to buy five dolphins with perfect teeth and killer instinct

Government website reveals plan to revive Soviet-era use of marine mammals for combat operations<p>Russia’s defence ministry is looking to buy five dolphins, the government has revealed, as the country strives to revive its Soviet-era use of sea mammals for military tasks.<p>The military has opened the …

Russia

Mexican president compares Trump rhetoric to Hitler and Mussolini

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto has said that comments by US presidential candidate Donald Trump have damaged relationships between the two countries, and compared Trump’s “strident” tone to those of fascist leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.<p>In his most outspoken comments so far on …

Donald Trump

Drug-dealing brothers jailed after mocking judge on Facebook

Two brothers whose sentences had been suspended are jailed for two years after obscene ‘jeering’ online at judge’s leniency<p>Two brothers hauled back to court for mocking a judge on Facebook after she decided not to send them to prison for drug dealing have now been jailed for two years.<p>Forty minutes …

Crime

12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

Visit Marfa, Mallorca, and Paris -- all without canceling your Seamless order.<p>A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Colombia asks US to remove Farc from terror list in event of peace deal

President says of removal of largest rebel group ‘the sooner the better’ ahead of White House visit, as country looks to move beyond five-decade civil war<p>President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia would like the United States to remove the country’s largest rebel group from its list of terrorist …

War

The World's 30 Most Impressive Fortresses

Mighty military strongholds from ancient castles to modern innovations.<p>A fortress protects and gives military personnel a safe harbor from the enemy. But not all fortresses were created equal. And they certainly weren't all created the same. We look over time and distance to find the 30 most …

22 Tiny Wrist Tattoos That Are Almost Too Pretty for Words

We want them all.<p>If you're searching for tattoo inspiration, look no further than these tiny wrist tattoos, which are almost too pretty for words.<p>1. A little heart and a cross<p>2. A sun and a moon<p>3. A planet<p>4. A skyline<p>5. A rocket<p>6. A semicolon with a heart<p>7. An infinity symbol<p>8. The Deathly Hallows …

21 Tattoos So Tiny, Even Your Mom Will Like Them

Body Art

Vulture arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of spying

Bird that flew from Israeli nature reserve into Lebanon caught by locals suspicious of its transmitter<p>A vulture from an Israeli nature reserve has been captured in Lebanon on suspicion of espionage after flying across the border, Israel’s nature reserve authority has said.<p>Members of the Israeli …

Middle East