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How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

To really understand the impact of artificial intelligence in the modern world, it’s best to think beyond the mega-research projects like those that …

Imperial, Exxon face billion-barrel writedown if prices don’t improve

Imperial Oil Ltd. and its U.S. parent, Exxon Mobil Corp., could be forced to write down billions of barrels of oil sands reserves at a major Alberta project if crude prices remain at a low level.<p>The major oil companies said they may have to drop the bitumen reserves at their Kearl development from …

Peerenboom vs. Perlmutter: Round one is decided

Toronto businessman Harold Peerenboom has won a legal battle to obtain the private e-mails of Isaac Perlmutter, the publicity-shy billionaire chief executive officer of the Marvel Entertainment empire who was last photographed in 1985.<p>The legal soap opera involves high-priced lawyers and private …

Airlines Are Bringing Back Free Snacks and Streaming Services

Lean your seat back and relax.<p>Airline travelers, you may have a reason to celebrate: Your next flight may include streaming TV or even a cocktail on …

Toronto man charged in crossbow murders that left 3 dead

TORONTO (AP) — A man once dubbed the Fake Beard Bandit as a suspect in a string of bank robberies and due to be married in three weeks was charged …

Crime

7 Fruits That Burn Fat - Lose Weight Eating Beautiful Tasty Foods and Avoid Being Hungry

The key is to eat foods which will help our bodies perform well, maintaining high levels of energy and boosting our metabolisms. Here are the fruits …

Chinese scientists will soon begin the first CRISPR human trial

American regulators already approved a University of Pennsylvania team's plans to conduct a CRISPR trial on humans, but a group of Chinese scientists will beat them to the punch. The Chinese team from the Sichuan University's West China Hospital in Chengdu will begin testing the efficacy of …

See the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in all its glory

Though Samsung's upcoming stylus-equipped flagship, the Galaxy Note 7, will officially be unveiled on Aug. 2, we can already see exactly what it …

Austin Police Chief 'Sickened' by Violent Arrest of Breaion King

A police chief apologized Thursday to a driver after video emerged showing her being slammed to the ground by an officer during her arrest following a minor traffic stop last year.<p>Austin, Texas Police Chief Art Acevedo apologized to Breaion King during a news conference and pledged a series of …

Google now uses machine learning to make reading comics on phones easier

Plenty of people still like to read their comics on paper, but increasingly, phones and tablets are the devices of choice for keeping up with the Justice League.<p>Last year, Google introduced a new reading experience for comics in its Play Books store for Android that makes it easier to follow along …

Machine Learning

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Unleash your front door's potential with these 7 smart locks

From industry staples like Kwikset, Schlage and Yale to startups like August and Poly-Control, the smart lock market is quickly gaining ground. What separates these brainiacs from your standard front door lock is an added layer of tech, typically Bluetooth, Z-Wave or Wi-Fi -- or some combination of …

The 10 Best Architect Designed Products at Milan Design Week 2016

To mark the conclusion of the 55th Milan Design Week (also known as Salone del Mobile), ArchDaily has compiled a list of the best architect designed …

Walnut Panels Unify This Contemporary Ukrainian Apartment

The walnut panels in this contemporary apartment do a ton: they add character, unify the design, serve as bookshelves, hide the vestibule, and divide …

Interior Design

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Home Decorating in the Art Deco style – interior design ideas for more luxury in the apartment

The term “Art Deco” is an abbreviation of the French words “Decorative Arts”, the call about a “decorating arts”. The Art Deco-style brings us back …

Interior Design

Monohm's wonderfully weird circular phone is now available for preorder

Part smartphone, part pocket watch, wholly unique<p>If you really want to break the pattern of glass and metal rectangles, your next smartphone could be circular. Monohm Inc. is finally taking preorders on Indiegogo for the Runcible — the smartphone-slash-pocket-watch that we first saw at Mobile World …

We took Samsung Pay out to lunch and it was a little awkward

Samsung Pay launched in Australia Wednesday, but it will need a few more banking partners before it replaces my wallet.<p>To begin with, only customers …

Nearly 15 hours later, Democratic senator ends filibuster over guns

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Democrats have ended a 14-plus hour filibuster calling for gun control reform, after Sen. Chris Murphy said he won promises for votes on two measures.<p>"It is our understanding ... that we have been given a commitment on a path forward to get votes on the floor of the Senate …

Guns

California lawmakers unplug the state's electric car program

California's electric-car rebate program, which has helped put thousands of Teslas, Nissan Leafs and Chevrolet Volts on the road, is running out of money.<p>In the state budget passed earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers eliminated $500 million originally proposed for the subsidy program …

The Harvard Library That Protects The World’s Rarest Colors

The most unusual colors from Harvard’s storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.<p>Today, every color imaginable is at your fingertips. You can peruse paint swatches at hardware stores, flip through Pantone books, and fuss with the color finder that comes …

This Is The End of The Fossil Fuel Age as We Know It, Says Report

You can't fight the future.<p>Fossil fuels are holding on, but end of their reign is nigh, says a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which …

Why back-up cameras haven’t stopped drivers from backing into stuff

With or without eyes in the back of their heads, drivers keep hitting things.<p>Despite the growing prevalence of back-up cameras, federal data shows that this technology hasn't significantly cut down on cars backing into people and causing them harm. That research on so-called "back-over incidents" …

Traffic Safety

Oakland Removes Second Police Chief in a Week Amid Scandal

The police department for Oakland, Calif. lost its second police chief in less than a week on Wednesday, amid a scandal involving allegations of …

Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee

These chilled cousins are more different than you might think. Cold Brew is made without heat, which creates lower acidity for a smoother, naturally …

20 Home Offices with Sliding Barn Doors

A craving for elements that take us away from the increasingly mechanized and sterile modern world and usher in a hint of rustic goodness is a trend …

Interior Design

Critical Role Fan Art Gallery – A New Adventure Awaits!

I know you don’t believe me, but you are about to go on an amazing adventure. And for once, it’s not just because it’s Thursday. (Though, that helps …

This Neural Network Can Turn a Hand-Drawn Sketch Into a Realistic Portrait

Researchers at Radboud University in Holland have managed to do something pretty crazy. Using hundreds of thousands of photographs, they’ve trained a …

Captain America: Civil War Production Artwork

As Summer is well established with the <b>Summer Blockbusters</b>. What was your favorite movie so far? I pretty enjoyed Captain America: Civil War, the best …

Sculptures Combine Iconic Directors with Multiple Characters from their Films – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt creates amusing hybrid sculptures by mixing the faces of famous directors like Hayao Miyazaki, Quentin Tarantino, …

Sculpture