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Replika app provides chats with dead friend February 24, 2018

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Is this weird?

An entrepreneur makes an app that lets her have conversations with a virtual version of a deceased friend.

via Replika app provides chats with dead friend — BBC News – Technology

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Apple iOS 11 Bug Can Crash iPhone Messaging Apps, Disable Devices — Variety February 16, 2018

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A newly discovered bug in the current version of Apple’s iOS 11 operating system can disable iPhone messaging and email applications and send smartphones into an endless reboot loop, if a user receives a text with a specific Indian-language character. Apple devices running iOS 11.2.5, as well as desktops running macOS, Apple Watch and Apple […]

via Apple iOS 11 Bug Can Crash iPhone Messaging Apps, Disable Devices — Variety

Bahamas resort Baha Mar hiring someone to hang with flamingos all day — The Sun February 14, 2018

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nintchdbpict000385109282IMAGINE relocating to the Bahamas – it would certainly make a difference from the monotony of the office. One luxury hotel called Baha Mar in Nassau – which cost over £3billion to build – is hiring someone to hang out with its flamingos.

Read more about it via Bahamas resort Baha Mar hiring someone to hang with flamingos all day — The Sun

Alexa is about to get a lot snappier — Quartz February 13, 2018

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Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa could be getting an upgrade in the near future. Amazon is joining the ranks of Google and Apple in creating its own custom processing chips for AI, according to a report (paywall) from The Information. This potential chip would give Alexa devices, like the Amazon Echo, the ability to transcribe and…

via Alexa is about to get a lot snappier — Quartz

Check your Amazon account for free e-book credits from Apple. June 22, 2016

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APLINK - itsReal

Check your Amazon account for free e-book credits from Apple. Amazon has also has an FAQ for customers with more details. Other e-book retailers will also be issuing credits to customers, so check your email.

More details on the article here: http://ht.ly/D4yB301vzRw

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Understanding Computer Technology November 20, 2015

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This pretty much sums it up. 🙂

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Queen Mother Elizabeth, a heavy drinker who lived to see 101 years November 16, 2015

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Lords of the Drinks

The Queen Mother Elizabeth in a classic pose as she sips on a glass of wine. The Queen Mother Elizabeth in a classic pose as she sips on a glass of wine.

For decades Queen Mother Elizabeth (1900-2002) was without a doubt the most loved part of the British Royal Family. The mother of the United Kingdom’s current queen Elizabeth II became a national icon. She gained sympathy as she ‘made’ her insecure husband George VI a good king, gave people hope in World War II and lost her husband half way her life. After the early death of George VI in 1952 she started her role as Queen Mother, the matriarch of the Royal Family, and lead the British monarchy through many serious crises. Always with a daily intake of at least 8 units of alcohol, according to modern standards she would be labeled as a heavy drinker. Still the Queen Mum lived to see 101.

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Ways To Be Productive On Your Daily Commute October 25, 2015

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A Trip Down Memory Lane October 9, 2014

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Remember this? The time when WIFI was first introduced to the world.

People Went Crazy When Steve Jobs Demonstrated How WiFi Works Back In 1999

Malaysia, the World’s Unluckiest Airline, Will Now Struggle to Survive July 22, 2014

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Only four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished somewhere in the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers on board, Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, causing the loss of another 298 souls — an unprecedented blow to a major international airline. Even a robust operator would have trouble overcoming twin disasters like that. But the fact is that Malaysia’s flag carrier is in no financial shape to absorb these catastrophes. In fact, analysts wonder if it will ever be able to recover.

“The outlook is very dire,” says Mohshin Aziz, an aviation analyst at Kuala Lumpur–based Maybank. The airline, he fears, “won’t be able to survive beyond the year in its current form.”

The next months could prove humbling for an airline that had grand ambitions. The Malaysian government had high hopes that its national carrier would compete with the region’s best, and invested much money and emotion into…

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