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Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don’t know about<p>In May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark racketeering indictments against …

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

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Amazon’s cashier-free Go stores may only need six human employees

From three to a max of 10 employees<p>Amazon’s bold checkout-free convenience store concept has only one location today, but if the company’s expansion plans pan out, we could start seeing a radical rethinking of physical retail nationwide. According to the <i>New York Post</i>, Amazon plans to mandate that …

Samsung’s ‘Bixby’ assistant will allegedly support up to 8 languages

Samsung is set to debut the Galaxy S8 in just a couple of months, but ahead of the official launch, we’re hearing more and more about the smartphone. Just last week we got our first look at the device, and today, we’re hearing more about the digital voice assistant, “Bixby.”<p>Samsung’s voice …

Amazon Payments nearly doubled transaction volume in 2016, added 10 million more customers

Shortly after a Bloomberg report indicating that PayPal and Amazon have been discussing ways to work together on payments, Amazon unveiled a new milestone for its own payments business. The retailer said this morning that over 33 million customers have now used Amazon Payments to make a purchase – …

These are the 20 best US cities to live in

Real Estate<p>The United States is filled with incredible cities, each with its own set of credentials and clout to attract visitors from around the world. But which spots are actually the places to live?<p>U.S. News & World Report just unveiled their list of 2017 Best Places to Live in America after …

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