Saturday, May 27, 2017

The CIA has developed board-games to train future spies

At SXSW, CIA Senior Collection Analyst David Clopper revealed a series of tabletop games developed as training materials for CIA internal training exercises: Collection, a Pandemic-style crisis-resolution game; Collection Deck, a...

Amazon Launchpad comes to India

Amit Agarwal, Head of Amazon India, announces the India launch of Launchpad at a press event in New Delhi. For its latest trick in India, Amazon aims to help startups in...

Baidu’s AI team taught a virtual agent just like a human would their baby

Baidu’s artificial intelligence research team has achieved a significant milestone: teaching a virtual agent ‘living’ in a 2D environment how to navigate its world using natural language commands, by first teaching...

Samsung’s latest C-Lab projects embrace augmented and virtual reality

Samsung created C-Lab (that’s Creative Lab) half a decade ago as an attempt to incubate employee creativity within the larger confines of its corporate culture. Among the decided benefits of its...

Controversial crime reporting app Vigilante banned from App Store

A controversial crime-reporting app called Vigilante has been justifiably been kicked out of the App Store for an app that encouraged, well – vigilantism – and led to the potential for...

Zoë Quinn’s book about Gamergate is available for preorder

Zoë Quinn, creator of punk games, knows more than most about the sharp end of online harassment. But she also knows what it takes to fight back, an important skill now...

President-elect Trump: It’s time for the art of the new deal

Donald Trump was elected on a pledge to bring more jobs to more Americans. He pitched his deal-making skills as the key to job growth. But anyone who has been paying...

SyncThink uses VR to help test athletes for concussions on the field

Concussion from high-impact sports like football have gathered a great deal of attention over the past decade as studies have emerged detailing some of the long-term impact of repeated head trauma....

Teen arrested for ‘coke’ in Bali was only carrying crushed paracetamol

Australian Jamie Murphy has been released after the drugs he was allegedly caught with tested positive for paracetamol. An 18-year-old teenager detained in Bali, Indonesia, has been released after a bag...

This ‘digestive tracker’ can help you find out which foods give you indigestion

foodmarbleIndigestion be gone! LAS VEGAS — Nothing can stop you in your tracks faster than a bad case of the tummy rumbles. We've all had an unfortunate bout of indigestion but...

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BBC Question Time Audience Member Uses Pret Coffee To Justify Brexit...

A member of the BBC Question Time audience was roundly booed and mocked last night after suggesting one of the worst consequences of leaving...

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"I think we definitely saved lives that night" - paramedic Adam Williams was one of the first emergency workers to arrive at the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing.

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John Kerry joked that Harvard University graduates should learn Russian if they want a job in President Trump's White House.
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