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Microsoft buys AI scheduling tool Genee to make Office 365 smarter

Microsoft has picked up another productivity app — announcing the acquisition of AI-powered scheduling tool Genee. In a blog post today the software giant said it will be plugging Genee into its cloud productivity suite, Office 365. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>“As we continue to build new …

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Hundreds of Americans wash up illegally in Canada after river party

TORONTO (Reuters) - About 1,500 Americans floating down a river that separates the United States from Canada had to be rescued from the water when strong rains and winds sent them illegally into Canadian territory, the country's coast guard said on Monday.<p>The Americans were taking part in the …

Ad blockers strike back against Facebook

It's Facebook versus the ad blockers, round two.<p>Adblock Plus has released a new tool for people who <i>really</i> don't want to see adverts on Facebook, just as Facebook thought it had won back control of its feeds on desktops.<p>Adblock is one of the most prominent pieces of open source software designed to …

Rio 2016 Day 6: Simone Manuel makes history, Phelps gets 22nd gold

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a night of triumph and history for the United States in two of the Olympics' showcase sports at the Rio Games.<p>Swimmers Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel stole the show at the pool Thursday night, and superstar gymnast Simone Biles became the fourth straight American to win gold in the …

Great Britain

Thai resorts of Phuket and Hua Hin hit by deadly explosions

A series of apparently coordinated blasts across Thailand, including in the tourism hotspots of Hua Hin and Phuket, have left at least four dead and dozens injured.<p>Police said 10 foreigners were injured in the violence, some of the worst in the country since the military seized power in a coup two …

Mayor of Cannes bans burkinis on resort's beaches

David Lisnard rules that bathing apparel must respect ‘good customs and secularism’<p>The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis on the beaches of the French Riviera resort famous for its annual film festival.<p>Mayor David Lisnard signed off on the ruling that “access to beaches and for …

Twitter accused of censoring posts in Barack Obama Q&A

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is not pleased with a report that alleges he filtered out abusive tweets in a open question-and-answer session with …

Social Media

Facebook's ads have been defeated (again) by Adblock Plus work-around (update)

That was quick.<p>Just two days after Facebook found a way to sneak ads past ad-blocking software, the ad blockers have struck back. Adblock Plus, one of the best-known tools for blocking ads on the internet, claims to have a work-around that can defeat Facebook's advertising.<p>According to an official …

USA Table Tennis

Sweden finally gets one up on China after all these years ;)

USA Table Tennis

The Chinese team going DIY to get their bathroom in shape!

Rio Olympic Athletes Village Comes to Life: Pictures

Scenes from Rio’s Beaches Before The Olympics Begin: Pictures

Brazil

Rio 2016: Novak Djokovic chases elusive Olympic gold medal

<b>(CNN) —</b> While golf at the Olympics has been plagued by high-profile withdrawals, tennis will be without some of its major stars in Rio, too.<p>The biggest names aren't avoiding Rio because of the Zika virus -- unlike in golf -- but rather injuries.<p>After two-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka …

Muslim fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad set to make U.S. Olympic history in Rio

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ibtihaj Muhammad's parents wanted their daughter to participate in sports, but it was a challenge.<p>They wanted to find something that wouldn't hinder her from participating because of her Islamic faith.<p>Muhammad wears a hijab, a veil or headscarf worn by some Muslim women to cover the hair …

Athletes from around the world train in Brazil ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic

Rio Olympics 2016: The Games begins - with a tepid contest in front of a thin crowd

Engenho de Dentro is a place emblematic of Carioca life, cleaved in half by the Central Railroad of Brazil and normally thrumming with the bossa nova rhythms of Jorge Ben Jor. You could see it, from high in the temporary stands at Rio’s Olympic Stadium, but you could never quite feel it. Already …

Olympics are expected to bring ratings gold to NBC despite problems in Rio

From fecal matter in the water to Zika-virus-carrying mosquitoes in the air, it's been one negative headline after another coming out of Rio de Janeiro in the months leading up to the Summer Olympic Games that start Friday.<p>But NBC has no reason to believe any unpleasantness in Brazil will …

Ghana's first-ever female judoka getting ready for Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Hungarian native Szandra Szogedi steps onto the judo mat at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, she'll be making history as the …

No country can beat Team USA basketball in Rio, but we ranked their chances anyway

Who has the best chance of even giving Team USA a game at the 2016 Olympics?<p>By most accounts, this is the most underwhelming Team USA Olympic men’s basketball squad since 2004. You may recall that the Americans won bronze that year. So if this team is being compared to <i>that</i> team, can Team USA …

Old Believer bootcamp: Russian army learns survival skills from reclusive sect

Members of an isolated Orthodox community are teaching special forces how to navigate the Siberian wilderness, RBTH reports<p>A group of Russian special forces has emerged from a month-long training camp in the Siberian wilderness, led by members of a staunchly traditionalist religious sect.<p>The …

Venezuela crisis: sterilizations soar as couples count the cost of children

Doctors and health workers report growing demand for procedure as economic woes worsen. ‘Having a child now means making him suffer,’ said one woman<p>Venezuela’s food shortages, inflation and crumbling medical sector have become such a source of anguish that a growing number of young women are …

No medals: Reaching for the podium in America's struggling sports

Matt Ryan’s team handball career happened by accident.<p>He was in the gym in 1987, playing basketball for LIU-Post, when a team handball recruiter …

Lariba draws higher ranked Puerto Rican in Rio Olympics opener

RIO DE JANEIRO --- Ian Lariba of table tennis, one of four Filipino athletes seeing action the day after the Aug. 5 opening ceremony, has drawn a …

Russian table tennis trio take deep breath reaching Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With Russia caught in the grip of a doping scandal, just getting to the Rio Olympics was a victory of sorts for the country’s table tennis players Polina Mikhailova, Maria Dolgikh and Alexander Shibaev.<p>Russia's Alexander Shibaev hits a return to Brazil's Cazuo Matsumoto …

Hong Kong's Wong hopes to revive penhold grip at Rio

(Reuters) - Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting is part of a dying breed in table tennis thanks to his penhold grip on the bat but the world number eight hopes to revive the style by winning a medal at the Rio Olympics.<p>Hong Kong's Wong Chun Ting (R) and Doo Hoi Kem play against Poland's Pawel Fertikowski …

The Chinese Medal Contenders in Rio: Pictures

Venezuela is selling oil for food to Jamaica

Venezuela is selling oil to Jamaica in exchange for food, medicine, farming materials and building supplies.<p>Jamaica announced last week that it would provide up to $4 million in the form of goods and services to Venezuela.<p>"You could say that it's goods and services for oil," Dr. Wesley Hughes, CEO …

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Samsung's big, beautiful Galaxy Note 7 lands August 19th

A close look at the company's latest phablet before it goes on sale later this month.<p>Another year, another Galaxy Note. Samsung just unveiled its new Galaxy Note 7 in New York this morning, and you'll be able to get one for yourself in the US starting August 19th. We got the chance to take one for …

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