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October 31, 2017 3:58 AM Amazon Teaches Alexa to Speak Hinglish. Apple's Siri Is Next

The US e-commerce company is beginning to ship Echo speakers in India this week, about a year after bringing them to foreign markets like the UK and Germany. In that time, teams of linguists, speech scientists, developers and engineers have given a decidedly local makeover to the Alexa virtual assistant that powers the speakers. This Alexa uses a blend 211

October 30, 2017 11:30 PM From heat stress to malnutrition, climate change is already making us sick

‘When a doctor tells us we need to take better care of our health we pay attention, and it's important that governments do the same.’ Climate change is already having an impact on our health, by exposing people to dangerous heat waves and more extreme weather, according to a new study. And if countries and cities worldwide don’t address global warming 211

October 26, 2017 12:45 PM Saudi investment ambitions impress but foreign money may be slow to come

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia impressed bankers and fund managers from around the world this week with the size of its economic ambitions but it may not have convinced foreign businessmen to pour in the billions of dollars needed to transform the kingdom. At a lavish, three-day investment conference attended by over 3,500 people from 88 countries 217

October 20, 2017 4:54 PM Lupita Nyong’o speaks out against Harvey Weinstein

Nyong’o described her encounters with Weinstein in an op-ed piece published by The New York Times on Thursday. Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o is now the latest in a string of women who have accused Hollywood’s top producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harasssment, assault, misconduct and rape. Nyong’o described her encounters with Weinstein in an op-ed 194

October 19, 2017 4:22 PM China’s central bank warns of ‘Minsky moment’ as economy powers ahead

Warning about asset bubbles comes as global growth engine is poised for first acceleration since 2010 China’s central bank chief on Thursday issued a stark warning about asset bubbles in the world’s second-largest economy, which looks set to clock its first acceleration in annual growth since 2010, driven by public spending and record bank lending 203

October 13, 2017 9:48 AM UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality

A UK-assembled satellite has launched from Russia on a mission to monitor air quality around the globe. Its Dutch-designed instrument will make 20 million observations daily, building maps of polluting gases and particles known to be harmful to health. S5P rode to orbit on a converted Russian intercontinental ballistic missile called a Rockot. The vehicle 184

October 13, 2017 9:40 AM Tim Cook took a stroll in 'breathtaking' Swedish forests with a company that makes Apple's packaging

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been visiting forests in northern Sweden with a company that supplies Apple with sustainable packaging. Cook's social media accounts show that he has been all over Europe this week, visiting cities such as London, Paris, and Normandy along the way. The CEO's latest stop on Thursday was Sweden, where he briefly visited Apple's Stockholm 73

October 12, 2017 5:13 PM 2018 Land Rover Range Rover, 2019 P400e Hybrid Preview

The flagship model of the Land Rover brand is getting some updates to its features and looks, as the 2018 Range Rover lineup has been unveiled. Powertrains have not changed, with the exception of the new top-trim SVAutobiography Dynamic model. And hot on the heels of the new 2018 version will be a Range Rover first — a model-year 2019 plug-in hybrid 110

October 11, 2017 7:40 PM Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening NBC's broadcast licenses because he's not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren't likely to lead to any action. The NBC network itself doesn't need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations in major cities. Stations owned 174

October 8, 2017 10:54 PM Awards promote mental wellbeing in workplace

“In the workplace, it’s the stigma. People can’t talk about their mental health without others assuming they are mentally ill and that their state never changes. In fact they are on a continuum,” says Daniel Flynn. HSE principal psychologist in Cork, Mr Flynn is calling for promotion of mental wellbeing in the workplace through engagement with PSYCHED 147