News archive from 7 October 2016, page 6

Would YOU resurrect your dead friend as an AI? Try out 'memorial' chatbot app - and you can even talk to a...

Anyone who has lost a loved one can speak of the grief that lingers in their absence – but, what if you were given another chance to communicate with them? It’s a complex question that’s moved to the forefront of debate as emerging technologies make...

 

Self driving car crash hospitalised Google's operator: Firm reveals smart vehicle tried to avoid another...

Google has revealed the operator of one of its prototype self driving cars was hospitalised after a recent crash - but said he had taken control of the vehicle. The crash occurred in Mountain View, near Google's HQ, when a driver ran a red light and...

 

Bizarre courtship display makes male hummingbirds appear to have the head of a metallic purple octopus

Costa's hummingbirds nest in the spring, right before the desert gets too hot. The male's courtship display is a spirited dance - he twists his body around to show off his shimmery green back in every angle of the sun's light. Once the female seems...

 
Schengen OVER? EU officials FINALLY cave in to pressure and establish new ‘border force’

Schengen OVER? EU officials FINALLY cave in to pressure and establish new ‘border force’

Some 26 nations within the 28 nation bloc have suspended passport-free travel between EU countries – threatening one of the key principles which the failing superstate is based upon. Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov dubbed the EU's borders as a...

 
Compassion fatigue and the optician of Lampedusa

Compassion fatigue and the optician of Lampedusa

Day after day we are bombarded with images of overcrowded rubber boats in the Mediterranean, horrific pictures of obliterated streets in Aleppo and heartbreaking photographs of desperate people staring through the bars of refugee reception centres....

BBC, 00:55 in World News
 
Samsung Electronics says third quarter operating profit likely rose 5.6 percent year on year

Samsung Electronics says third quarter operating profit likely rose 5.6 percent year on year

Samsung Electronics Co said it expects third-quarter operating profit rose 5.6 percent, beating estimates, as a pickup in chip and display business likely offset the impact of a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The world's biggest...

Reuters, 00:56 in Business
 

Snapchat is worth $25BILLION: Photo-sharing app given huge value as parent company draws up plans to start...

Snapchat's parent company has said the app could be worth $25billion or more.  Snap Inc, which operates the photo-sharing platform, gave the firm a huge value while drawing up plans for an IPO. They are looking to sell shares as early as late March,...

 
Building new schools 'must be top priority' for government

Building new schools 'must be top priority' for government

Hundreds of extra schools could have to be built in England to cope with the school population bulge, say public sector buildings specialists. Official figures suggest there will be almost 730,000 more school age children by 2020 than there were last...

BBC, 01:03 in Regional
 
Night Tube: Jubilee Line service to begin

Night Tube: Jubilee Line service to begin

The Jubilee Line Night Tube service is to begin later. Passengers will be able to travel between Stratford and Stanmore throughout the night, with one train every 10 minutes. An all-night service began on the Central and Victoria lines earlier this...

BBC, 01:03 in Regional
 
IMF official says China should be able to manage yuan transition

IMF official says China should be able to manage yuan transition

China can continue to make progress towards a floating exchange rate over time without a major disruptions to the yuan's value, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Thursday. Markus Rodlauer, deputy director of the IMF's Asia-Pacific...

Reuters, 01:04 in Business
 

England's crucial clash with Scotland could decide whether or not Gareth Southgate is named permanent boss,...

Scotland could make or break Gareth Southgate’s chances of landing the England job in a top of the table Wembley World Cup clash, according to his former team-mate Jamie Redknapp. The ex-Liverpool and Spurs midfielder, who backs interim boss Southgate...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Ramiro Funes Mori hints at a possible move away from Everton after falling out of favour under Ronald Koeman

Everton's out of favour defender Ramiro Funes Mori says he may look to leave Goodison Park unless he's given more game time under Ronald Koeman. Funes Mori has fallen down the club's pecking order following the arrival of Ashley Williams from Swansea...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Chris Coleman admits Wales may be without Joe Allen for Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Georgia

Chris Coleman has admitted Joe Allen is likely to miss Wales's World Cup qualifier against Georgia on Sunday, but insists he team will still have enough guile to break down their opponents. Allen was forced off early in the second half during the 2-2...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 
America Movil shareholders approve delisting from Nasdaq, Latibex

America Movil shareholders approve delisting from Nasdaq, Latibex

Shareholders of Mexican telecoms giant America Movil (AMXL.MX) have approved a proposal to delist shares from the Nasdaq and Latibex stock exchanges, the company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. America Movil also said it would offer...

 
Apple shares perk up after strong report from iPhone chip supplier

Apple shares perk up after strong report from iPhone chip supplier

Shares of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) rose 1 percent on Thursday after German supplier Dialog Semiconductor Plc (DLGS.DE) said its quarterly revenue were higher than expected, adding to recent enthusiasm about demand for the newest iPhone. With global demand...

 


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