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Could Slack's Slackbot herald the era of virtual colleagues?

Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield says AI in the workplace ‘will be about making us more efficient rather than taking our jobs’<p>Virtual assistants powered by artificial intelligence are a staple of popular culture, from HAL 9000 in the Space Odyssey series to Samantha in 2013 film Her.<p>But these …

Artificial Intelligence

Man Arrested After Entering Car to Shoot Aftermath of Fatal Crash

An Ohio man was arrested on Monday after he witnessed a car crash and, instead of helping the injured occupants, decided to capture the results of …

How to reserve your free copy of Windows 10

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 via a notice suggesting you reserve a copy.<p>In January, the software giant announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade to your existing Windows 7 or 8.1 tablet or PC. Now you can reserve that free upgrade.<p>Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 10. The new OS has …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

World Cup<p>The least red-white-and-blue (if you don’t count Russia!) major sporting event in our time will be the most chaotic, entertaining, and …

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

<i>By Paul Sisolak, Contributor</i><p>When you combine all of the expenses that go into travel, like airfare, hotels, food, sightseeing and more, the idea of picking up and exploring different corners of the world can seem too expensive for the budget-conscious adventurer. The good news is that some of the …

Central America

‘Three-parent’ babies explained: what are the concerns and are they justified?

Photograph: AFP/Getty Images<p>The procedure replaces a small amount of faulty DNA in a mother’s egg with healthy DNA from a second woman.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/2/1422890624507/12171321-125b-4dea-b64f-709ca1e2bd9f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AFP/Getty …

Tech Capital of India: Hyderabad or Bangalore ?

Bangalore and Hyderabad, two Indian cities that earned the A1 Status in 2001 are now the two most popular cities as far as Tech in India is …

Academy Awards nominations 2015: our predictions

Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images<p>The Boyhood team with their Globes.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421316348777/e1a4f492-0ab1-4523-afd4-b0d704e1d3d2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images<p>The Boyhood team with their …

Golden Globes

11 Essential Rules to Dressing Like an Adult

How to dress like a confident, in-the-know guy<p>Your driver’s license gives away your age. Don’t let your clothes do the same. Now is the time to start showing off the older, wiser, sophisticated man you are—starting with these essentials.<p><b>1. Find a suit that fits.</b> <br>A little boy wearing a suit for the …

Catching a film on Christmas Day? Here's what to see and what to avoid

December 25 isn’t just about carb-loaded dinners – it’s also a time when studios try to cash in on the Christmas cinema crowd. We’ve rounded up the best Yuletide releases<p>In the US, going to the cinema on Christmas Day is a time-honoured tradition. This year’s holiday releases have been dominated by …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be …

Old Glass: How to Use Old Film Lenses with New DSLR Cameras

Do you want a sharp and well built lens? Of course you do. Everyone does. Think you can’t afford great glass? Think again. You may not be looking in …

The World's 12 Highest-Paid DJs

Calvin Harris is once again EDM’s Cash King, pulling in $66 million over the past 12 months. The top ten earners on our list racked up a staggering $268 million this year, 11% more than the $241 million haul of last year’s top ten. Read on to see the full list.

Calvin Harris

The complete guide to using your smartphone abroad

Smartphone owners spend an average of more than three hours per day using their devices. That doesn’t necessarily stop when they go on vacations or work trips outside of their home countries. But if it’s not done right, international mobile internet access can be sketchy and it can cost a …

Telecoms

Google shares its list of best apps of 2014

With American Thanskgiving under our belts, somewhat literally, many of us have turned thoughts to the next big event. If you were thinking Christmas, this article is for you, but if you were thinking about ‘best of’ lists for 2014, you’re thinking what Google is thinking.<p>The Google Play Store now …

Apps

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Michigan could ban direct Tesla sales next week

Lights out in the home of the 'Big Three'<p>Tesla has another big hurdle to jump in its effort to sell directly to consumers, this time coming in the form of a bill that awaits the signature of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. House Bill 5606, which originally was focused on curtailing dealership fees, …

Google introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop

After months of speculation on what dessert would take on the “L” name for Android 5.0, Google has announced it will be called Lollipop.<p>The latest version of Android has over 5,000 APIs and a new aesthetic style called Material Design that is supposed to create a consistent feel across multiple …

Much-loved Image Editing App Pixelmator Is Coming to iPad

Pixelmator, the app long touted as at least a partial replacement for Adobe Photoshop on the desktop, has now gone mobile.<p>At Apple’s Town Hall meeting this morning, The Pixelmator team demoed its upcoming app for the iPad, which will be available in the App Store later this month.<p>That’s great news …

Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Newest iPads and Macs in Two Minutes

Apple unveiled a new, thinner iPad Air and an iMac with retina screen at their October event, and the company jokingly announced Stephen Colbert as …

Twitter introduces a way to play audio inside tweets

Soundcloud will bring its full catalog to new audio cards<p>Twitter has built a new card for playing audio inside tweets, and its first partner is a company it once considered buying. Soundcloud will bring its full catalog to Twitter Audio Cards, the companies said today, the first of many partners to …

The newest selfie gadget is a wearable drone

Forget selfie sticks. The future is (almost) here, and it’s (probably) bringing a wearable drone that will snap your photos for you.<p>The drone clasps around the wearer’s wrist like a bracelet. When a photo op presents itself, the wearer would release the drone with a flick of the wrist. The drone …

Drones

Photographer Gives Us an Inside Look at Meghalaya, India, ‘The Wettest Place On Earth’

New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple is a name you might recognize from his intimate look inside Iran that we shared just over a year ago. …

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of …