Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-06-20

Washington, June 20 (IANS) While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets. According to Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief...

Domain Devaluation : You Can Now Buy | 2018-06-20 has always been a popular domain, listed for sale with a price between $1,000,000 to $1.8 million, DomainGang reported. The domain, owned by Adam Dicker, gained notoriety after football fans looking for the NFL team – the now Los Angeles Rams – triggered an ESPN article about the generic...

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Xiaomi Said to Target as Much as $6.1 Billion in Hong Kong IPO

NDTV | 2018-06-20

Xiaomi is planning to raise up to $6.1 billion from a Hong Kong IPO launching this week, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. ......

Up in smoke: Is the vape shop boom about to end?

BBC News | 2018-06-20

A traditional cigarette burns tobacco, producing tar and carbon monoxide that cause health problems. E-cigarettes have a small chamber which is filled with a water-based liquid. That is then heated producing a vapour, hence vaping. That vapour does not contain tar or carbon monoxide, but does...

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Here's why you should include lentils in your diet

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-06-20

Washington DC: Swapping potatoes or rice with pulses can be beneficial for your health, a new research has claimed. According to a University of Guelph-led study, swapping half a portion of starchy dishes for lentils can significantly improve your body's response to carbohydrates. The...

What is cannabis oil and how does it work?

The Guardian | 2018-06-19

Your questions about the medical use of cannabis oil answered...

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A UK Exchange Is Launching Litecoin Futures Trading | 2018-06-20

Cryptocurrency futures trading platform Crypto Facilities announced Wednesday a new U.S. dollar-denominated service launching a litecoin (LTC) will go live on Friday, CoinDesk reported. The UK-based trading platform will allow investors to long or short futures contracts that have litecoin as the...

Singer Akon Announces Cryptocurrency and Plans Ror Real-Life 'Wakanda' | 2018-06-20

Akon, the 45-year-old “Smack It” singer is the latest celebrity to announce he will launch is own crypto – name Akoin – as well as use it in his Akon Crypto City, a 100-percent crypto-based city in Africa, CoinDesk reported Wednesday. “I think that blockchain and crypto could be the savior for...

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Murray must conquer mental demons after injury woe — Djokovic

The Siasat Daily | 2018-06-18

London: Novak Djokovic has warned Andy Murray he must conquer his mental demons before rediscovering his best form as the former Wimbledon champion returns from almost a year on the sidelines. Finally recovered after hip surgery in January, Murray will play his first competitive match for 11 months...

Pouille survives nervous moments to beat Istomin

The News International | 2018-06-16

STUTTGART, Germany: Holder Lucas Pouille overcame a nervous second-set to reach the Stuttgart Cup semi-finals on Friday with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 victory over Uzbek Denis Istomin.The Frenchman, who beat Feliciano Lopez in last...

Wizards, Knicks will play game in London

Stars and Stripes | 2018-06-20

The Wizards will play a regular-season game outside of North America for the first time in franchise history when they face the New York Knicks in London on Jan. 17, the NBA announced Wednesday. "It will be an honor to represent the Washington Wizards organization as...

World Cup 2018: Luis Suarez goal enough to send lacklustre Uruguay through

The Independent | 2018-06-20

Oscar Tabarez has seen it all, and achieved even more throughout a glittering 38-year coaching career, but steering Uruguay, a nation of less than three-and-a-half million people, to three successive knockout rounds at the World Cup, this time with a game to spare, has to rank up there with the very...

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Israel threatens further bombing of Gaza Strip

Middle East Online | 2018-06-20

GAZA CITY - Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in a new flare-up of hostilities that saw dozens of rockets and mortar...

Pope criticises Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

This is Money | 2018-06-20

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, June 20 (Reuters) - Pope Francis has criticised the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican...

South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face to face

This is Money | 2018-06-20

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - South Sudan's warring leaders are set to meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end...

British PM faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels

Gulf Daily News | 2018-06-20

World News Wed, 20 Jun 2018 AFP London: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with her pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament's role in the final...

Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since Eid ceasefire

The National | 2018-06-20

Taliban militants killed 30 security forces in an ambush on two checkpoints in the farwestern province of Badghis early on Wednesday, the provincial governor...

Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is fake, claims Central African Republic foreign minister

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-06-20

Bangui: The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in...

Americans Still Aren’t Saving, Despite the Booming Economy

Bloomberg | 2018-06-20

Nearly one in four Americans report they have no emergency savings. And many don’t seem too concerned....

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Al Jazeera | 2018-06-20

Will Russia let Iran down to win the US over?

Russia sees itself as a superpower, not as Iran's equal. This is what dictates its policies towards...

The Boston Globe | 2018-06-20

Did Tom Brady give an insinuation about his retirement plans?

Tom Brady appeared to suggest, not for the first time, that his football career will come to an end...

The Boston Globe | 2018-06-20

Is it still fun to be a Patriots fan?

With all of the success has come a sense of inevitability that has drained the joy from so much of...

Creators Syndicate | 2018-06-20

Weapons of Mass Manipulation

Confirmation bias damages reputations. It ruins credibility. It destroys lives. When researchers...

Orlando Sentinel | 2018-06-19

Guns, pot, immigrants: States’ rights in crosshairs

While the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing...