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Amazon just surprised everyone with a crazy speaker that talks to you

It's called Echo, and it's shipping 'in the coming weeks'<p>Well this one came out of nowhere: Amazon is building a speaker that's controlled with your voice. It's called Echo, and Amazon tells <i>The Verge</i> it will be "shipping in the coming weeks." Available on an invite-only basis to start, Echo is …

Mark Zuckerberg holds his first-ever public Q&A on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg took on the public Thursday, holding his first-ever open Q&A session.<p>The Facebook CEO spent about an hour answering questions submitted from around the world, including some from Facebook users who flew to the company's California headquarters for the event.<p>Here's a look at some of …

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British banker Rurik Jutting appears in Hong Kong court charged with murders

A 29-year-old British banker appeared in court in Hong Kong on Monday charged with murder after police found the bodies of two dead women in his apartment.<p>Rurik George Caton Jutting was accused of the murder of Sumarti Ningsih on 27 October and the murder of an “unknown female” on 1 November. Asked …

iPhone 6 vs Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Sony The iPhone Slayer

For a long time, Apple had the small-screen high-power handset space to itself. The last year or two has seen a tendency from Android manufacturers to move away from a linear ‘screen size to power’ relationship with a handful of ‘mini’ handsets that look to deliver the same power and functionality …

Movie Theaters Ban Google Glass

Sorry, Glass, no popcorn or giant sodas for you<p>One of the selling points of Google Glass is its ability to take pictures and video of anything within your field of vision, but when that field of vision is occupied by the latest major motion picture, your Google Glass now needs to be far, far …

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Ebola Outbreak: Bats Blamed for Outbreak but Could Hold Key to Cure

Studying bats' immune systems can help fight the current Ebola outbreak, scientists have said.<p>The deadly virus, which has killed more than 5,000 …

Johnny: "Pas question de m'arrêter"

Alors que sort «Rester vivant» son nouvel album, il nous a accordé un entretien à coeur de rockeur ouvert.<p><b>Paris Match. Avec ce disque aussi intime,</b> …

Hits and Misses: How Real Is the Science of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

The newest installment of the hugely popular shooter series claims that its 2054 sci-fi weaponry is based on science happening now. Is it true?<p><b>Video games are full of insincere visions</b> of the future of warfare. From the Halo franchise's WWII-like alien invasions and galaxy-burning WMDs to the …

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10 things you need to know about voice calls

As how we communicate constantly expands companies are creating new systems for old. (But you could still be talking to a robot)<p>Don’t believe grand claims that everyone now uses a mobile phone rather than a landline. According to communications regulator Ofcom, 64% of British adults used a landline …

Christians beaten to death for allegedly desecrating Qur’an in Pakistan

A Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Qur’an, police have said.<p>The attack in Kot Radha Kishan, 40 miles south-west of Lahore, is the latest example of violence against minorities accused of …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Apple's big event: Here's what to expect

<b>Update: Apple has unveiled two new iPhones, a mobile payment system and its first smartwatch.</b> <b>Read more...</b><p>After months of anticipation, the tech industry event of 2014 is upon us: Apple's product launch day.<p>The tech giant has said almost nothing publicly about what's in store Tuesday, but industry …

Gamescom 2014: FIFA 15 – The 11 Changes You Need to Know About

From goalkeepers to loan players...<p>Each year sports games build on the past and invent for the future. Here are 11 changing, big and small, coming to …