Month: June 2017

Kevin Smith’s Krampus movie is now a non-Christmas-related horror anthology

June 19, 2017

Kevin Smith has announced that he’s retooling his Christmas horror comedy Comes The Krampus, after the film became a victim of the infamous Krampus movie rush of Winter 2015. Refusing to be cowed, Smith has stripped out the film’s Christmas elements, repurposed its monster, and now announced that the movie has become a horror anthology […]

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Now, an Algorithm to Teach Robots How to Behave Like a Human in Certain Situations

June 19, 2017

Scientists have developed a new machine-learning algorithm to help robots display appropriate social behaviour in interactions with humans. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making virtual and robotic assistants increasingly capable in performing complex tasks, researchers said. For these “smart” machines to be considered safe and trustworthy collaborators with human partners, however, robots must be […]

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Oppo R11 to be available outside China starting next week

June 19, 2017

The Oppo R11 – which was made official last week, and is currently only available in China – will soon be available outside of its home country. According to a Weibo post, the device will go on sale in Taiwan next week. Specifically, the post notes the launch is set for June 21. As for […]

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Amazon to Buy US Grocer Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

June 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under its brand The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2017 Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion (approximately Rs. 88,300 crore), a strong move […]

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YouTube Is Down, It's Not Just You

June 19, 2017

If you are wondering why YouTube is down for you, you are not alone, the world’s biggest video-sharing website is suffering an unknown outage currently and the users are unable to access the website. The users who visit the website can see a 500 error along with a message saying, “500 Internal Server Error Sorry, […]

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Amazon to Face Tough Wal-Mart Test This Back-to-School Season: JPD

June 19, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said. An aggressive pricing and marketing strategy, coupled with the fact that Amazon’s business has reached maturity in back-to-school sales, will see Wal-Mart winning the […]

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Lorde’s second coming: ‘Pop music is my number one inspiration’

June 16, 2017

There’s a lyric on Lorde’s new album, Melodrama, which catches the ear. It runs, “bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark,” and it’s tart, taut and right. It sounds like the work of someone who has learned the power of words. There are plenty more standouts where that one came […]

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NASCAR's first lady of racing Louise Smith is the inspiration for 'Barnstormer' in 'Cars 3'

June 16, 2017

“Cars 3” character Louise “Barnstormer” Nash was inspired by real-life racer Louise Smith. Before Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick, there was Louise Smith — pioneering race car driver and NASCAR legend. As the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999, the “Good ‘Ol’ Gal” from Greenville, South Carolina, is also the inspiration […]

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'Marketing Is About Inspiration': CMO Leadership Talk With Telefónica/O2's Nina Bibby

June 16, 2017

What makes a successful marketing leader? In this interview series, I’m meeting up with leading CMOs to discuss the secrets of marketing leadership: what works, and what doesn’t. This time: Nina Bibby, CMO of Telefonica UK (O2). Thomas Barta: Hi, Nina. I always like to start off with a simple question: What’s great about being a […]

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CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

June 16, 2017

Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can stare idly at your phone? CamSoda has a deal for you. CamSoda is a streaming cam service featuring […]

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