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White House Says Syria May Be Preparing Another Chemical Attack, Warns Assad Will "Pay A Heavy Price"
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Five US defense officials said they did not know where the potential chemical attack would come from and were unaware the White House was planning a statement. View Entire Post ›






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A Definitive Ranking Of The Main "A.D." Suspects On "Pretty Little Liars"
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A.D. definitely stands for “Aria’s Dad”. View Entire Post ›






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The Amazon Echo now doubles as a home intercom system
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 Amazon will officially release the Show in a few days, but in the meantime, the company is introducing a long-awaited intercom feature for existing Echo devices. The addition uses Drop-In, a teleconferencing feature introduced on the Show that lets close friends and family members call into one another’s device with little warning. I really didn’t […]






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Disney experiments look to make kid-robot interactions more natural
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 Sooner or later, our children will be raised by robots, so it’s natural that Disney, purveyor of both robots and child-related goods, would want to get ahead of that trend. A trio of studies from its Research division aim at understanding and improving how kids converse with and otherwise interact with robots and other reasonably […]






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Stayawhile gets $1.5M to target the sweet spot between Airbnb and long-term rentals
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 New York-based startup Stayawhile announced today that it’s scored $1.5 million in seed funding to provide travelers with what founder Janine Yorio refers to as “medium-term housing.” It’s a midway point between your standard hotel/Airbnb stay and a year-plus apartment lease, aimed at vacations and business travelers who’d like to spread out their stay in […]






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Instacart CMO Cheryl Law is no longer at the company
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 Instacart CMO Cheryl Law is no longer at the company, TechCrunch has learned. Instacart confirmed the departure. We were tipped off about her departure a bit before the whole Amazon making a $13.7B bid for Whole Foods thing went down. Law joined Instacart at the beginning of the year and was previously the CMO of […]






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Apple acquires SMI eye-tracking company
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 In a move that is sure to stoke rumors about Apple’s future work in augmented and virtual reality technologies, Apple has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), an eye-tracking firm. The German company has done significant work in eye-tracking research with proprietary eyeglass hardware while also working on consumer-focused applications like eye-tracking for virtual reality. Read More






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Zillow Went After This 23-Year-Old’s Popular Real Estate Blog. Now Its Been Shut Down.
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McMansion Hell chronicled the many failings of gigantic American houses. Its author, Kate Wagner, shut down the blog Monday after receiving a cease and desist letter from Zillow. View Entire Post ›






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How We've Been Learning Wrong
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What is learning, really? At the heart of it, do you approach learning something as truly consuming it, letting it ruminate and understanding it before applying what you know? Or do you simply memorize information that’s being fed to you and consider that “knowledge”? If it’s the latter, you may be using learning as an […]






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