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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

How The Internet Turned Microsoft's AI Chatbot Into A Neo-Nazi

"Tay" was tricked by a bunch of people exploiting a dead-simple but glaring flaw.<p>In a matter of hours this week, Microsoft's AI-powered chatbot, Tay, went from a jovial teen to a Holocaust-denying menace openly calling for a race war in ALL CAPS.<p>The bot's sudden dark turn shocked many people, who …

Lost at sea and presumed dead, this dog miraculously found its way home

One second Luna was there.<p>The next, “she was gone,” Nick Haworth told Navy officials during his frantic search for his beloved blue-eyed dog.<p>The 1-1/2-year-old German shepherd-husky mix disappeared from Haworth’s fishing boat while skimming through the blue-gray waters of the Pacific near San Diego …

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White House demands release of US student sentenced to 15 years hard labour in North Korea

Frederick Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia student, is facing 15 years hard labour in North Korea after being convicted on subversion charges<p>The White House has urged North Korea to release a US student who was condemned to 15 years hard labour after allegedly stealing a …

Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74

A computing legend has died. The inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, suffered an apparent heart attack on Saturday, according to reports. He was 74 years old.<p>Tomlinson sent the very first email back in 1971; at the time, he was working in Boston at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman (BBN), a company that was …

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IBM's supercomputer will power an online, anime VR game

It's a bit odd that no one's thought to fuse the virtual-reality, role-playing game centric anime <i>Sword Art Online</i> into a proper VR experience before now, but that's the future we live in. No worries though, because IBM is using (Japanese) its Watson Cognitive Computing tech and SoftLayer cloud …

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Apple vs. FBI: 9 Updates in Fight Over Killer's Locked iPhone

Here’s the latest since CEO Tim Cook refused to comply with a court order demanding his company unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s cellphone<p>Stakes …

Scientists have discovered how to 'delete' unwanted memories

Are there any memories you'd like to permanently remove from your head?<p>Or what if you could alter unpleasant memories so they're no longer upsetting? Or create entirely new memories of events that never occurred?<p>It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but according to a new documentary that …

How American College Students Made The Hobbit a Hit

If anyone can appreciate a character who throws frequent parties, eats six meals a day, and “whiles away his ‘tweens’ — the ‘irresponsible twenties …

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