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Exclusive: Amazon Developing Advanced Voice-Recognition for Alexa

Amazon is working to make its Alexa a better listener.<p>The Seattle-based technology giant has been developing a feature that would allow the voice …

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

35 weird objects seen on Mars, explained

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

When robots kill

Last month, a robot grabbed a worker at a Volkswagen plant in Germany, crushing and killing him. This tragic though fairly common incident has drawn attention to the growing dangers of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).<p>As computers become smaller, smarter, faster and more interconnected, we …

Autonomous Cars

16 things Europeans find strange about America

No matter how many times a European visits the States, there are some Americanisms that Europeans simply cannot get used to.<p>Here are 16 things that Europeans find strange about America.<p>When a sales clerk in the States says "how are you" it's not a question, but a way of saying "hello." No matter …

How to Disappear a Country

In the Donetsk People’s Republic, Russia is everywhere, from the mailboxes to the license plates. Ukraine is nowhere.<p>DONETSK, Ukraine—Deep in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Ukraine’s eastern fringe, crumbling statues of Lenin were guarding a century-old coal mine, testifying …

Russia

Idiocracy

Man #1: Idiocracy is so true. Man #2: I know, right? It used to be that the intelligent, upper classes had more children. Man #2: Sadly, the recent …

Geek Humor

58 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences From "Paper Towns"

“Forever is composed of nows.” —John Green<p><b>1.</b> “What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person.”<p><b>2.</b> “I like this. I like the consistency. I like that I can drive fifteen hours from home without the world changing too much.”<p><b>3. “</b>Everyone demented with the mania of owning …