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Why North Korea sent hundreds of cheerleaders to the Olympics

North Korea sent 22 athletes to the 2018 Olympics and hundreds of cheerleaders to support them. Suki Kim, a writer who spent months undercover in North Korea, explains what's really going on behind this "army of beauties." <i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Suki Kim:</b> "The Army of Beauties," …

Here's everything coming to Netflix in February

As January winds down, Netflix has announced its crop of movie and TV titles coming to the streaming service next month.<p>Don't expect a lot of new romantic titles for Valentine's Day. Instead, we'll be getting the entire series of "American Pie" movies and "Kill Bill." Those getting excited for the …

Believe Me When I Tell You These Little-Known Facts About Color Are Fascinating

Who knew the Dutch were responsible for the prevalence of orange carrots?

Chefs reveal the 9 most common mistakes people make when cooking pasta

Pasta is probably one of the simplest dishes you can make. It's so easy, a broke college student can do it, right?<p>As it turns out, there's a lot more nuance to whipping up a perfectly al dente plate of pasta than just throwing a box of noodles into boiling water and hoping for the best.<p>INSIDER …

專訪蘇文鈺:大學教授的那些「緊箍咒」

Here's why a war in Taiwan could be even worse — and more likely — than a war in North Korea

The third and final phase could involve the immensely difficult task of capturing the main island of Taiwan—no easy task given its tight military relationship with America, its professionally trained soldiers, and its rugged mountains and dense jungles.<p>According to leaked and restricted Chinese …

科索沃——只花了53分鐘完成「漫長」獨立之路

文:羅元祺<p>這個地區曾經被攻佔,甚至帶來了大量移民,但是多年之後,想要獨立建國的移民們,卻遭到「祖國」屠殺、數十萬的父老鄉親無家可歸。即便最終獨立成功了,祖國卻絕不承認,至今快十年,國家仍被拒於聯合國大門之外。<p>爭取獨立、想脫離祖國、只被部分國家承認、進不了聯合國,位在引發第一次世界大戰、被稱為「歐洲火藥庫」的巴爾幹半島上,這個和台灣國際處境很類似的國家,就是「科索沃」(Kosovo,地圖顯示科索夫)。<p>歷史開了場玩笑,塞族發祥地卻不想留在塞爾維亞<p>科索沃位在塞爾維亞(Serbia)的最南方,緊鄰阿爾巴尼亞(Albania)與馬其頓(Macedonia)。1389年,勢力逐漸壯大的鄂圖曼土耳其帝國(O …

Google Clips camera comes with an Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU which powers the on-device AI processing

Google announced an interesting product at its 'Made By Google' hardware event on 4 October alongside the <b>Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL</b>, <b>Google Home Mini and …

Google's taking on Apple's AirPods with $160 wireless headphones that can translate different languages in real time

Google is taking on Apple's $160 wireless AirPods headphones with a direct competitor: Google Pixel Buds.<p>Google introduced the headphones during an event on Wednesday morning in California, alongside new entries in the Google Home smart-speaker line, a new Chromebook laptop, and the next generation …

Roku just announced 5 new devices, two of which make the new Apple TV look like a bad deal

Roku announced five new media streaming devices on Monday, which all include some performance and video upgrades, while some will directly compete with the new Apple TV 4K for a place next to your TV.<p>Two of the new Roku devices unveiled Monday can stream video in 4K HDR — the same resolution as the …

Roku Announces New Devices Including $70 'Streaming Stick Plus' With 4K HDR Support

Roku today announced five new streaming devices that are available for pre-order now, and will launch in stores around October 8. One of the notable unveilings surrounds the "Streaming Stick Plus," which allows viewers to stream 4K Ultra HD and HDR video content up to 60 frames per second for …

Smart TV

Toshiba Inks $18 Billion Deal to Sell Chip Arm to Bain Group

Toshiba Corp. signed a final agreement to sell its flash memory chip business to a group led by Bain Capital for about 2 trillion yen ($18 billion), …

Amazon's latest Alexa devices ready to extend company's reach into your home

‘Kids today will grow up never knowing a day when they couldn’t talk to their houses,’ says executive in charge of Echo devices at launch<p>Amazon, hoping to replicate the success of its Echo device, is poised to extend its eyes and ears into every part of your life with the launch of new …

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

Garmin Announces Three New Wearable Devices Alongside Contactless Payment Solution 'Garmin Pay'

Garmin today announced three new wearable devices that it will debut at IFA 2017, including the vívomove HR, vívosport, and vívoactive 3. The Garmin vívoactive 3 closely resembles Apple Watch in terms of features, with Garmin's device tracking heart rate, packing in 15 indoor and outdoor activity …

Wearable Tech

12 flavors of instant ramen, ranked

There are endless combinations of things you can add to really bring it to the next level, but there's actually a more important part: The soup base of the ramen is what you build on.<p>This base that makes ramen better. There are so many flavors and brands that sometimes it can be extremely …

Caltech's 'lensless camera' could make our phones truly flat

Even as our phones get thinner, there's one spot that keeps sticking out: the camera lens. Taking good pictures and being able to focus at multiple distances requires a layer of glass that's a certain size, but there's really no getting around it -- or is there? Researchers at Caltech have devised …

IPhone 7

Asparagus Recipes That Taste Like Spring

Pasta, soups, salads and more.<p>When spring arrives there’s one thing you should be sure to do ― and we’re not talking about cleaning. You should make sure to eat asparagus, whether it’s the traditional green kind of the vampire-like white variety. This quintessential springtime veggie might be …

Panic over! Leggings are still welcome on board United's flights

If you’re fretting or annoyed about United Airlines not allowing people to travel wearing leggings and fear the same might happen to you, you can relax and stand down. The airline has issued a statement telling saying that leggings, the comfiest of travel pants, are welcome on board as long as …

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

MIT's 'Moral Machine' wants you to decide who dies in a self-driving car accident

If there’s an unavoidable accident in a self-driving car, who dies? This is the question researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) want you to answer in ‘Moral Machine.’<p>The simplistic website is sort of like the famed ‘Trolley Problem’ on steroids. If you’re unfamiliar, according …

Autonomous Cars

Here's how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Will the Internet of Things be bigger than the Industrial Revolution?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

Clean Energy

10 Best Hikes In Europe - Adventurous

Every year millions of tourists flock to Europe to experience the best out of the continent. But what they are missing out while traveling in the …

20 Best Movies of 2016

20<p>‘Zootopia’<p>Animation was on a roll in 2016 – this was the year of <i>Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Secret Life of Pets, Sausage Party</i> and</i> …

La La Land

Microsoft acquires Beam interactive game live streaming service

Microsoft has acquired Beam, a Seattle-based interactive game streaming service that lets viewers play along with streamers as they watch. Beam’s model takes the mostly passive interaction that streaming fans may be used to from services like Twitch and YouTube, and adds the ability for viewers to …

Disrupt NY

Gaming features in Windows 10 Creator’s Update include native Beam streaming

Game Broadcasting for Windows 10 is coming, which brings built-in game streaming to the platform at the OS level. The tech for this is built using Beam, the TechCrunch Battlefield company acquired by Microsoft earlier this year. The Game Broadcasting tools provided by Beam incorporate interaction …

Windows 10

HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer will all ship VR headsets for your PC starting at $299

Microsoft is currently holding a press conference in New York. The company is focusing a lot on 3D and all sorts of realities, from augmented reality to virtual reality. As part of this big push, Microsoft announced that it is partnering with five different brands that will all ship VR headsets for …

Augmented Reality

The 15 most innovative countries in the world

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.<p>One of the measures WEF looks at is innovation, which takes into account things like the …