Jamal Chatman

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This chat bot pretends to be you so you can keep up with your friends

Too busy to keep up with your friends? There’s a chat bot for that.<p>We’ve all been there. The deluge of information on Facebook is why I no longer bother to check the social network — because, even when I try my hardest, I miss the important announcements like baby births and marriage proposals. The …

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How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Alien: Covenant Will Feature Facehuggers and Chestbursters, Director Ridley Scott Reveals

While it was set within the <i>Alien</i> universe, Ridley Scott's 2012 hit <i>Prometheus</i> was only loosely connected to the story of his 1979 sci-fi horror classic. This won't be the case with the follow-up however. Scott has given his clearest indication yet that <i>Alien: Covenant</i> will be a direct prequel to <i>Alien</i>.<p>…

Watch Street Fighter 5 PS4/PC Opening Cinematic

Capcom has unveiled the opening cinematic for its upcoming fighting game, Street Fighter 5. The video was shown after the grand final at Capcom Cup event which took place at the PlayStation Experience event in San Francisco earlier today.<p>In addition, producer Yoshinori Ono announced that the 2016 …

‘Just Cause 3:’ Big, dumb and fun

<b>Just Cause 3</b> <b><br>Developed by:</b> Avalanche Studios <b><br>Published by:</b> Square Enix <b><br>Available on:</b> PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One<p>The vast majority of explosions in entertainment are meant to be gazed at. Like ellipses they engagingly highlight the gap between one moment and the next. In contrast, the explosions in …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …