↳ The Guardian

If we’re spooked by a ‘shopbot’, we’re definitely not ready for NHS droids | Stuart Heritage

Customers have been unnerved by a robot assistant – so why does the government think we will trust helpline automatons when we’re sick?

In news that will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone at all, robots are terrifying and definitely not to be trusted. Yes, all robots. Officially, there is no job in the world menial enough to stop robots from giving people the heebie-jeebies.

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↳ Style Me Pretty

All the Best Dressed Awards Go to This Wedding

Every single member of the bridal party at this stylish New Jersey affair captured by Sophie Kaye Photography looked red carpet ready. The bride’s attendees were dressed in pure white, each choosing a dress most suited to her own style. The groom’s attendees, a mix of men and women, contrasted the bridesmaids by wearing chic, all-black attire, while the groom looked absolutely dashing in a velvet jacket by Hugo Boss.

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↳ Smart data Collective

5 Innovative Ways Small Companies Can Collect Big Data

Small businesses might feel like they’re in a boat without a paddle when trying to tackle the challenges of collecting and analyzing big data. Take a deep breath. You’re not being left behind by the Fortune 500s, even if their IT budget is bigger than your entire revenue-stream for the past decade.

The opportunity for small businesses to leverage big data has never been better.

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↳ Tripoto.com

3 States, 9 National Parks: On A Wildlife Chase Across India

India is a massive country, endowed with the most varied topography and climate variations. The diverse landscapes have not only given us stunning scenery but also serve as a natural habitat to a vast variety of flora and fauna. Home to the only natural habitat of Asiatic Lions outside Africa, two-thirds of the great single-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tigers and a UNESCO inscribed World Heritage Site that is India’s finest bird sanctuary, wildlife in India will leave you bowled over.

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↳ Allstate

4 Wildfire Myths Debunked

Wildfires can be unpredictable — that’s part of what can make them dangerous. However, there are some things you can do that may help you protect yourself and your property. Take a look at the truth behind four wildfire myths to learn what to do if a fire breaks out in your area.

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↳ Tripoto.com

Head to this luxurious resort near Mumbai to pamper yourself inside out

No matter how calm you manage to keep yourself, there’s no escaping Mumbai’s crazy lifestyle! The tough commutes, long working hours and to top it all, a mad nightlife, will get always manage to catch up with you at some point or the other.

The best way to tackle this? I say, just go with the flow but every once in a while, escape the city’s madness and go all out with pampering yourself.

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↳ TechCrunch

Facebook expands ‘Community Boost’ digital skills training program to Europe

Facebook has announced it’s expanding a free training program that teaches Internet-skills, media literacy and online safety to Europe. It says its “ambition” is to train 300,000 people across six EU countries by 2020 — specifically in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Poland.

It also says it will be opening “digital learning centers” in three of the countries — Spain, Italy, and Poland — as part of the program (though it’s not yet clear where exactly the three centers will be located).

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↳ Tripoto.com

I Went to Bangkok and Went Crazy at These Shopping Arcades!

Amidst the chaos of packing for a trip, my sister suggested I don’t pack too many clothes since there will be lots to shop in Bangkok. Uncertain of what she said, I went on to pack enough to sustain two people for a month, and boy, how I regretted my decision! Bangkok is a fashion hub, I soon realised.

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↳ 3D Printing Industry

Win a $5,000 3D printer with Esso and MyMiniFactory upcycling 3D design challenge

A new 3D design challenge from MyMiniFactory and Esso is offering a BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer as first prize.

This challenge to designers has upcycling at its center. The design brief calls for submissions that take a widely used aluminium drink can, and repurpose it. Christophe Fay, Esso EAME Marketing Communications Manager, explains, “We sell a lot of drinks at Esso stations, we also believe at Esso that every details matters and that if upcycling can help re-use cans for the benefit of our customer, we should help.”

In fact, aluminum cans like this are one of the most commonly consumed products in the world – almost 6,700 cans every second are thrown away.

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↳ The Next Web

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de Montreal have a tool you can try out for yourself.

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↳ Tripoto.com

You can spend a weekend camping at an island near Hyderabad for just ₹4,000!

If there’s anything better than camping under the stars, it has to be camping under the stars on an island! Well, let’s face it—there just can’t be anything more beautiful and exciting than exploring an island and lazing around on a shore with your friends and family.

A bunch of guys from Bengaluru seem to have identified the task at hand and are organising an adventure camp on an island, just four hours away from the chaotic city of Hyderabad.

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↳ Computer World

Those military guys always get the hot technology!

This IT pilot fish is working for a defense contractor in the 1980s, but the gig isn’t exactly a shiny job in a gleaming glass-and-steel environment.”This was a classified project, so we were in a hanger away from the nice buildings,” says fish.

“One Monday morning I arrived at work at my usual 0600 hours — a time when you can get a lot of work done with no one to disturb you.

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↳ TechCrunch

Korea’s Kakao eyes overseas acquisitions following $1 billion raise

Korea’s Kakao, the internet giant behind the country’s top messaging app, is actively seeking overseas investment opportunities after it raised $1 billion via a placement.

Kakao is valued at over $7 billion and its services are used by more than 40 million people. The company, which counts Tencent as an early investor, now appears to be making good on its long-standing plan to venture overseas.

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↳ Smart data Collective

Heal the Heartbreak of Data Sprawl with a Data Catalog

Big data becomes a big problem when databases are duplicated for different corporate missions. Data catalogs offer a powerful fix.

Your security analytics team wants a copy of your production database so they can look for fraudulent accounts. Your accounts payable department wants an extract it can analyze to improve supply chain efficiency.

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↳ Tripoto.com

Check out the hidden villages of Kutch which will surprise you with their artistic charm

The pop colours they wear stand out amidst the vast expanse of the white sand desert. The bright threads woven with nimble fingers and years of experience present themselves in the form of masterpieces that are worthy of making it to an heirloom collection someday. Even though it is usually the sunsets and moonlit nights at the Rann that attract travellers from around the world to the arid desert of Kutch, we found that it’s the story of its gifted artisans that we really wanted to tell.

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