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High-tech Japanese hotel to employ human-like robot staff

Going to Japan? Here's a bit of advice: if you're absolutely terrified of eerie human-like robots, think very hard before visiting Nagasaki prefecture's Henn-na Hotel that's slated to open its doors in July. Why? Because the high-tech hotel will employ 10 robots, three of which are multilingual …

Robotics

China to Have Most Robots in the World by 2017

China will have more robots operating in its production plants by 2017 than any other country as it cranks up automation of its car and electronics factories, the International Federation of Robotics said on Thursday. Already the biggest market in the $9.5 billion global robot trade, China lags far …

The Millennial Customer Has $200 Billion To Spend (But Wants A New Style Of Customer Service)

Here’s the story you already know. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen return from World War II to the embrace of millions of riveting Rosies, apparently <i>very</i> riveting, judging by the fruitful output of these couples during the postwar decades: 2.4 children per couple, the biggest generation …

Customer Experience

Why Russia made Google take down a 'got chocolate?' blog post

Google gets a lot of requests from the world's governments to remove allegedly illegal items from its website. For the first time, Google has detailed specifics: what governments are asking for and how it has responded.<p>In its latest Transparency Report, Google explained how governments asked for …

Ditch The Hotel Key Card And Grab A Smartphone Instead

The way you enter your hotel room may be changing.<p>In November, Starwood Hotels and Resorts – which owns more than 1,100 hotels worldwide – introduced new technology that allows guests to select their room, check-in and eventually even unlock the door with just a few taps on their smartphone. The …

This Google Car Is Worth Hundreds Of Millions But Looks Like It Cost $2,000

In roughly the decade since Google began to develop self-driving cars, the company has spent what's likely hundred of millions if not billions on the project, when you take into account all factors.<p>Those include engineers, equipment, the cost of buying a fleet of regular cars, and the cost of …

Google Doodle

The Secret Language Of Flight Attendants Is Your New Inflight Entertainment

Flight attendants are full of secrets. Not only do they nap in a secret cavern and possess the ultimate cure for jet lag, but as we've recently learned, they have their very own language, too.<p>According to real flight crew members, they use a whole bunch of jargon that regular passengers would never …

Google Will Finally Make It Really Easy To Look Up Song Lyrics

Google is now displaying song lyrics directly at the top of its search results with links to the Google Play store, as first noticed by SeroundTable. If you search for the name of the song plus the word "lyrics," there's a chance the first several verses will pop up automatically.<p>Here's what it …

Host and Hostess Gifts: A Quick and Easy Guide

Holiday time! Party time! Host and hostess gift time! Etiquette and tradition state you never want to arrive empty handed to a party, whether you've the recipient of the invitation, or a plus one. These gift suggestions, while meant for the rounds of parties that erupt during December, can apply …

Today's Beauty Secret

BAZAAR's beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.

Green Building Technology You’ll Never See But Can Experience Now

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Parker White is vice president of business development in JLL’s technical services business.</i><p>Picture an office that cleans up after itself, improves indoor air quality with nanotech-formulated paint, and responds to sunlight by magically adjusting window tint, all while fighting …

17 Things That Happen When You Skip Winter Entirely

People dream of living in a tropical paradise to avoid the frozen hell known as wintertime, but it's not so easy to live in an endless summer. It really plays with your mind.<p>So crank the A.C., heat up some cocoa, cuddle up to the one you love (aka Netflix), and let us commiserate with you:<p><b>1. When</b> …

Damning Report Claims Mexican Federal Police Participated In Disappearance Of 43 Students

Mexico's federal police collaborated with local forces in the September attack on 43 students whose disappearance and presumed killings have led to mass protests in the country, according to an investigative report published Sunday in the Mexican magazine Proceso.<p>Federal authorities also likely …

The Truth About Your Problems

One of the first things we noticed when we started coaching folks on their career adventures was that many of the people who called us for help were not just dealing with career issues. Story after story began “First I lost my job, and then we had a health issue in our family and then, of course, …

What Happens When We Stuff Ourselves At Holiday Time?

The biology of having just one more slice of pie<p>On a Sunday that’s usually a week or two after “Western” Easter, my parents set up an electric spit to roast a whole lamb in their suburban Massachusetts backyard. We welcome guests to our Greek Orthodox Easter celebration with a kiss on both cheeks; …

Children among 126 dead in Taliban attack on Pakistan military school

The 10th-graders were having a class party when the gunmen burst into the auditorium. Disguised as Pakistani security forces and armed with automatic weapons, they moved through the crowd of cowering children, shooting methodically.<p>"I immediately hid beneath the desk," student Shah Rukh Khan said, …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

The Week in Review: #GivingTuesday Grows

We have Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now, for the third year in row, Giving Tuesday.The day dedicated to giving back started when a group of …

Google admits that advertisers wasted their money on more than half of internet ads

Online advertising is a fickle thing. It accounts for 20% of the ad industry’s total spending, and over 90% of revenue for the internet giants Google and Facebook. That said, no one seems to have any idea whether it actually works.<p>That uncertainty reached a new high this week, as Google announced …

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