Ilie Nastase: Romanian suspended from tennis after Fed Cup outbursts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname: “Nasty.” The 70-year-old Romanian, a two-time grand slam winner and former world No. 1, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, on Sunday from all its events for his behavior at a Fed Cup match. Follow @cnnsport Nastase hurled abuse at the chair umpire and the opposition during Romania’s World Group II playoff …


MashTalk: Facebook’s sci-fi future, Samsung Galaxy S8 review and more

April 22, 2017

… Dugan, who heads up the company’s Building 8 skunk works, showed what her team has been working on: a brain-machine interface that may someday let users type faster than any keyboard. Then there was the apparatus that allows a user to “hear” messages via the skin. It’s extremely forward-looking stuff, and it hints at Facebook’s long-term strategy of having a stake in hardware, if not eventually becoming a hardware maker itself. The big question around all of this, …


Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8

April 20, 2017

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Celebs warned by FTC to label their sponsored Instagram posts

April 20, 2017

… ads on social media Youve probably seen these kind of posts on Instagram before: athletes posing with protein shakes and models writing about how much they love their new acai skin cream. Often, stars get paid for themand the FTC isn’t a fan of not making that clear. The letters mark the first time the agency has contacted influencers themselves about its newly tightened disclosure rules. The mailing isn’t an official warningthe agency framed it as a “reminder” meant to …


Dolphins have developed a complex strategy for hunting octopus, and it’s cray

April 4, 2017

… cup-like suckers on the underside, which are normally used to help octopus capture their own prey while crawling along the seafloor. But when attacked by a dolphin, these suckered arms also help octopuses to defend themselves by latching onto the dolphins smooth skin. When this happens, dolphins have been observed leaping rapidly out of the water before crashing onto the surface in an attempt to dislodge an octopus. The real problem is that these arms stay active even after an octopus has been …


Where beauty queens mingle with live rattlesnakes

April 1, 2017

Sweetwater, Texas (CNN)The beauty pageant contestants had been preparing for months, designing elaborate outfits, rehearsing talent acts and practicing flawless walks across the stage for their town’s most highly anticipated event. “We probably are the only beauty pageant that does kill and skin snakes,” said Cyera Pieper, a high school sophomore and contestant in Sweetwater’s “Miss Snake Charmer” pageant, a west Texas tradition that dates back decades. The …


Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Dubai may be famed for its bigger, bolder, brighter design philosophy, but it’s not all shiny buildings and alligator-skin Rolls-Royces. Dubai’s origins as a small fishing settlement centuries ago remains within the cracks. Dubai has become a go-to career stop for tax-averse foreigners — it’s Arab at its core but capitalist at its edge. That means glistening shopping malls, outrageous hotels and a lifestyle that’s been acclaimed by Mercer as the best in the …


Detecting skin cancer with computer vision

March 23, 2017

… have been tagged with clinical information such as cancerous vs benign, melanoma vs basal cell carcinoma or even the different stages of cancer. Over time, Watson learns what constitutes a normal skin lesion such as a mole and how to identify structural indicators such as shape or colour which may indicate a cancerous lesion. So far, the success rate is 91 percent. Pretty impressive for something without a pulse. A day at the beach Because early detection is critical in beating melanoma, IBM are …


T-Mobile offers the best pricing for the LG G6 in the U.S.

March 19, 2017

… if you switch to the carrier or add a line with the LG G6 with monthly payments and an “unlimited” data plan. Sprint Sprint’s offering the LG G6 up for pre-order immediately. The phone will cost $708 in full or $29.50 per month paid over 24 months. The G6 costs more than on T-Mobile and Verizon, but if you pre-order you also get a free 49-inch LG HDTV and a Google Home. WATCH: Super precise robot can stitch a grape’s skin back together More From this publisher : HERE …


CNN 10 – March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

… accurately predict your skin color, sexuality, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican. Using a certain number of things that we all do on the Internet, what songs we buy, what Amazon books or products we look at, you can predict things that are much deeper and don’t seem necessarily associated, right? Explain some of that. MICHAL KOSINSKI, ASST. PROF., STANFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL: If you look at my Facebook profile or my Twitter profile, you would probably not have much trouble figuring …


Of microbes and machines: How art and science fuse in bio-art

February 7, 2017

… relationship. According to the artist and writer Frances Stracey, it represents: “a crossover of art and the biological sciences, with living matter, such as genes, cells or animals, as its new media.” In Alison Bennett’s touch-based screen work, the viewer is presented with a high-resolution scan of bruised skin. Viewers can use the touch-screen to manipulate the soft and damaged tissue before them, and their eyes become organs of touch. What does it feel like to touch a …