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What human emotions do we really want of artificial intelligence?

Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test.<p>Let me explain why rock legend Peter …

The role of social media in environmental reporting – comparing Australia and China

In a recent piece for The Guardian, environmental journalist and activist George Monbiot lamented the poor state of environmental journalism …

Amazon sues 1,000 'fake reviewers'

Online retailer files lawsuit in US against people whose names it says it does not know, claiming they offer reviews for sale<p>Amazon has started legal action against more than 1,000 unidentified people it claims provide fake reviews on the US version of its website.<p>The online retailer said in the …

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China’s latest GDP figure is pretty weak, but that doesn’t make it any more believable

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>China’s National Bureau of Statistics released the country’s third quarter GDP growth rate today, and at 6.9% it was the lowest quarterly growth the country has clocked in more than six years, or since the first quarter of 2009.<p>Slowing GDP growth is part of China’s …

China hack attacks on US continue despite commercial spying pact, security firm says

Seven US companies have been attacked by government-associated Chinese hackers in the three weeks since the US and China announced a pact that banned government spying on companies, a US security firm said Monday.<p>The hacks by "actors we have affiliated with the Chinese government" targeted five …

China's Cyber Spies Take to High Seas as Hack Attacks Spike

In the midst of a weeklong hearing on a South China Sea territorial dispute, the website of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague went …

Charts: Why Britain is doing everything to make China happy

Three years ago, the UK’s relations with China were in a deep freeze. After British prime minister David Cameron met with the Dalai Lama in London, an angry Beijing cancelled meetings and generally put the brakes on greater cooperation with Britain.<p>Looking to repair the relationship, Cameron …

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Australia's climate policy is messier than a teenager's bedroom, but is Turnbull the man to tidy it up?

Much as we should remain sceptical of politicians proclaiming themselves to be decisive, no-nonsense actors on climate change, the previous prime …

Design Idea to Steal: A DIY Headboard from a Natural-Fiber Rug

We like this idea from French interior designer Serge Castella, who took woven natural rugs and turned them into headboards in the bedroom of a guest …

Xiaomi launches Mi TV 3 and Ninebot mini, a cheap self-balancing scooter

Did you know that Segway is a Chinese company since April, and that it's partly owned by Xiaomi, the rising star among Chinese smartphone …

A counsellor should be sent to Nauru to help 'Abyan'

The appalling saga of the pregnant Somali woman known by the pseudonym of “Abyan” shows the urgent need for some neutral watchdog in such a situation …

What are the world's worst airports for 2015? | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Traveling through Nigeria's Port Harcourt International Airport any time soon?<p>Sorry for your luck.<p>The African terminal received the unfortunate distinction of being named "world's worst airport" in 2015 by travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports.<p>This year's survey, which asked …

Mastering Your Motivation

A few years ago, as I sat through the presentation for a startup company, it wasn’t clear to me what was driving the business. There didn’t appear to …

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

Explainer: who are Syria's anti-Assad forces?

When the Arab Spring hit Syria in 2011, few would have predicted that a simple uprising in Deraa would lead to full-blown conflict with over 250,000 …

Ink Flowers by Paul Alexander Thornton

View Gallery<p>Hand drawn flowers by UK-based artist, illustrator, and surface pattern designer Paul Alexander Thornton pop off the page with miraculous …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

8 Places You Can Only Appreciate And/Or Get To At Low Tide

Unlike your favorite corner store falafel, not every marvelous wonder on this earth is accessible 24/7, rain or shine. Some travel destinations change as rapidly as the ocean tides... because they're in the middle of the ocean, which has tides.<p>Plan carefully before visiting these precariously …

Smart Traveler, Smartphone

If you want better customer service on your next trip — and who doesn’t? — then reach for your pocket.<p>But don’t bother pulling out your platinum card to impress a ticket agent, or a crisp bill to tip your bellhop. Whip out your wireless device instead.<p>Your smartphone is likely the most effective …

The Secret to Remembering Travel

Whenever I look through all those files of <i>things</i> I’ve saved over the years, I usually stumble upon some long-forgotten newspaper article I tucked away. I give it a casual glance, turn it over, then invariably find that whatever’s on the back is more interesting. Serendipity seems to win out over …

Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

Moroc ’n Roll: Gnawa Style

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>As we weaved our way through the alleyways of the ancient medina on our way to the Roman arched entrance gate, souk keepers hurried to arrange their spices, oils, and scarves, while the narrow streets swelled with eager spectators.<p>The kick-off parade for the <b>Gnaoua World</b> …

Lessons learned on a cycling trip through Vietnam

A good dinner, it has been said, contains within its sequence a celebration of life on earth. You start with the primeval soup, evolve through fish, …

Nicaragua’s legendary surf camps

Less crowded than Costa Rica and safer than El Salvador, Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast offers big swells, cheap lodging and free-flowing cervezas for the perfect surf-camp combo.<p>The first step in learning to surf is figuring out how to let go. And there is no place better to let it all slip away than …

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Walking in Inca footsteps in Peru's Sacred Valley

Encompassing what was the fertile homeland of the Inca Empire, the transcendent region – often overlooked en route to Machu Picchu – is steeped in Andean history and culture.<p>Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas stretches between Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, and the legendary …

A South American snow-hound’s paradise

Within a short distance of Chile’s capital Santiago, there are several top-notch ski resorts that make for a perfect day trip – or a few days’ snowy getaway.<p>Sunny winter days, wide open horizons and acres of groomed ski slopes, all within hours of the city. Although this may sound like a North …

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Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed

It's 7am at Angkor Wat and there's not a tourist in sight. It's blissfully quiet, the first clear June morning after two days of torrential rains. The only souls around are a small group of Buddhist pilgrims, lighting incense at the rear of the spectacular Khmer temple. The bleary-eyed …