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Google signs up writers from Pixar and The Onion to give its AI helper a personality

To make its assistant more human, Google has hired comedy writers from Pixar and The Onion to build its personality. The goal is to make users feel more emotionally connected to the virtual assistant.
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Germany's federal police say a 29-year-old Briton has been arrested on a European arrest warrant on suspicion of a cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom
The first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star was made using the US space agency NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
General Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers to approve self-driving car rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road
Irwin is synonymous with the wild and his ways with nature and the animals made people adore him even more.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Shares in Rocket Internet fell more than 9 percent on Thursday after Swedish investment company Kinnevik sold half of its 13 percent stake in the German e-commerce company late on
Even though Ariana Grande is busy rehearsing for her Madison Square Garden show this Thursday, the young diva still managed to voice out her concern and support for trans kids.
“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco’s boyfriend Karl Cook may have some major competition for her affection and attention nowadays.
The move comes as some of the conventional wisdom of social networks is changing, largely thanks to the rise of Snapchat.
Donald Trump administration's decision to revoke Barack Obama's federal protection for transgender students was criticized by several celebrities, adding to a list of Hollywood stars who dislike the
Even though Liam Hemsworth’s pet dog Dora is under the care of Miley Cyrus lately, the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s apple of the eye remains to be her Shetland sheepdog, Emu. In fact, Cyrus just launched
How Asian governments advance humanity’s infrastructure in outer space demands attention as never before.
Almost 300 people marched through the streets of Anaheim, California, late Wednesday after an incident involving an off-duty Los Angeles police officer firing his gun at teenagers was caught on tape,
A suspect has been arrested in Olathe restaurant shooting after a massive manhunt was launched by the police in Olathe, Kansas. The gunman had yelled racial slurs and shot three people at about 7:15
Democratic lawmakers from Chicago want a long stretch of the Interstate 55 (I-55), named for former President Barack Obama as the Barack Obama Expressway.  In a press release Wednesday, state Rep. La
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was awarded more than $1 million in compensation after he was freed from the detention camp reportedly attacked this week an army base in Iraq. Ronald Fiddler, who
Emergency-response officials plan to deploy drones to find building damage, guide crews.        
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Dialog Semiconductor , maker of chips that go in Apple Inc's and Samsung Electronics' smartphones, said it expected "good revenue growth" in 2017, indicating a bumper year for
“Glee” star Lauren Potter is deeply saddened after her engagement to childhood friend Timothy Spear has ended. She accepted a promise ring from her beau, Timothy Spear, last August. However, their re
While truly large animals are not so common on land any more — most of them having been killed off by modern humans — a much bigger number of large species still thrived in the world’s oceans. But gi
When researchers associated with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) — which consists of two detectors, one each in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana — announc
Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray rejected President Donald Trump's deportation policy Wednesday that could send millions of immigrants, not just Mexicans, over the southern U.S. border. Under
In the first of a four-part series, George Ziets, the Lead Area Designer for InXile's 'Torment: Tides of Numenera', talks about how a video game writer contributes to game development.
Singer Rihanna was named Harvard University’s Humanitarian of the Year 2017 on Wednesday, joining the likes of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai and
Tesla Inc. (TSLA) announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2016 Wednesday. Although the company did not report a profit, it did cut down on its losses. The company reported a
A pre-school teacher in Texas was fired Wednesday after she encouraged her social media followers to "kill some Jews" and repeatedly ridiculed the Holocaust. Nancy Salem deleted her social media acco
SpaceX Dragon cargo craft's rendezvous to the space station was aborted early Wednesday morning after the spacecraft’s computers received an incorrect navigational update, triggering an automati
Girls are conditioned to look up to female heroes, while boys are expected to idolize male heroes. But “Beauty and the Beast” star Emma Watson believes this barrier must be broken, and people should
RootMetrics places Verizon on top, but T-Mobile says other studies tell different story.        
Telecom operators have saturated markets, and technologies like the smartphone have exponentially increased demand for wireless data. Only by choosing a strategy that plays to their strongest, most di
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) wrapped up its military drills Wednesday by launching precision-guided projectiles and heavy artillery fire in the northeastern part of the country, a
 The star hosting the seven exoplanets isn't being talked about much, but holds equal importance since it is the body the new planets are orbiting.
Americans of all ages love to complain about how busy they are and the hours of sleep they are giving up to live their best lives, but a new study found that some people may be making good choices wh
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bharti Airtel , India's largest telecoms network operator, is buying Norwegian Telenor's India unit, in yet another consolidation move in the South Asian nation's telecoms sector dr
The planets have been nicknamed "Earth's seven sisters."

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