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Can AI be creative? Google wants to find out Can AI be creative? Google wants to find out
- May 24, 2016

During a presentation at Moogfest , Google Brain researcher Douglas Eck said the goal of the new group is to determine if AI is capable of creating original music and visual art somewhat independently of humans. By inputting audio files into the TensorFlow system and allowing it to be sonically trained, the technology could eventually create its own music. He demonstrated a digital synthesizer program powered by AI which could listen to notes that he played, and then the program played back a ... (more...)
Solar Impulse 2 Makes Historic Landing In Dayton, Home Of Modern Aviation
- May 24, 2016

The solar-powered plane left Tulsa International Airport heading for Dayton International Airport. The team says the flight to Dayton, Ohio - the 12 stage of the journey around the globe - is expected to take 18 hours, landing at approximately 11p.m. (more...)
Apple, tech giants lead $1.6 trillion cash hoard
- May 24, 2016

A report by S&P states that as much as 51 percent of all cash holdings are concentrated in the hands of 25 U.S. corporations. Oracle Corp. knocked drug maker Pfizer Inc. He called criticism from Congress "total political crap". Unfortunately for US investors, 72% of total cash held by all non-financial USA companies is stockpiled outside the US, up from 64% in 2014 and 58% in 2013, as companies try to avoid paying US tax rates. (more...)
Solar aircraft on round the world journey plans Dayton stop
- May 24, 2016

The 1,100km excursion took pilot Andre Borschberg around 16 hours to finish, a generally short bounce for the plane. The Solar Impulse 2 is attempting to fly around the world without fuel. While Borschberg set a record for the solo flight, clocking in at 117 hours and 52 minutes, a chain of events caused the batteries to overheat. The plane made its way to Japan and later Hawaii, not without hiccups. (more...)
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Bets $1 Billion On Apple
- May 23, 2016

As of March 31, Berkshire Hathaway purchased a whopping 9.8 million shares totaling $1.07 billion. Chiavarone, from Federated Investors, said he invests in Apple stock, and that its price-earnings multiple is lower than his other technology sector investments. (more...)
Buffet's company buys 9.8M shares of Apple
- May 23, 2016

The filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed Berkshire with a holding of 9.8 million Apple shares at a value of around $1.07 billion. BH acquired its position at an average price of about $109 a share, the report said, while the value of the original investment, $1.1 billion, has already dropped significantly due to the slow demand for iPhones in recent months. (more...)
Audience members 'WALK OUT of first episode before filming finishes'
- May 23, 2016

However, the World War Z star is busy on two film projects right now and reportedly turned them down. The show has already faced a barrage of criticism, despite the fact it has yet to air, and Chris recently admitted allegations of his "volatile behaviour" on the set of the show have taken their toll. (more...)
Chewbacca Mom's infectious laugh draws over 135M views
- May 23, 2016

After putting the video on social media on Friday, it spread like wildfire across Facebook . The mask doesn't help either, which made the Chewbacca sound every time Mrs Payne stretched her jaw to open the mask's mouth wider. "#AllTheGoodStuff", Kohl's wrote in the caption of the video, which the store titled "The happiest Chewbacca". The mask was on clearance at Kohls.com for $17.99. (more...)
Solar Impulse completes next leg of round-the-world journey
- May 22, 2016

An experimental, solar-powered aircraft took off from Tulsa in the midwestern USA state of Oklahoma early Saturday, kicking off the latest phase of its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse is aiming to get to NY in the next couple of weeks before it crosses the Atlantic - the last big leg in its global endeavour. The team originally planned to fly to New York City but spent eight days in Tulsa due to the weather. (more...)
Oil extends gains, United States crude at six-month top on supply concerns
- May 22, 2016

Energy Information Administration (EIA) when it said shale oil output is expected to drop in June for an eighth consecutive month. Brent crude LCOc1 was down $1.00 at $47.93 at 0841 GMT. "The situation in Venezuela looks particularly bleak", the bank said, adding that the country's oil exports had fallen from 2.4 million bpd at the end of 2015 to 2.15 million bpd in April. (more...)
Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health
- May 22, 2016

The report said the scientists "found no substantiated evidence of a difference in risks to human health between now commercialized genetically engineered crops and conventionally bred crops, nor did it find conclusive cause-and-effect evidence of environmental problems from the GE crops". (more...)
Trending Stock Overview: Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) Trending Stock Overview: Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)
- May 21, 2016

With a return potential of 160%, the stock's consensus target price stands at $73.94. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s (VRX) stock price showed strong performance of 5.33% in last seven days, switched down -21.68% in last thirty days and it fell -88.51% in last one year. (more...)
Accused Kalamazoo mass murderer Jason Dalton ordered to trial Accused Kalamazoo mass murderer Jason Dalton ordered to trial
- May 21, 2016

Carruthers told the court that she and the others were walking through the parking lot when a silver SUV almost struck them. Tiana Carruthers, who survived the attack, began weeping during his outburst. They escorted her out of courtroom. "Every single day I hurt". According to the arresting officer's report, Dalton said he saw a devil figure in the Uber app and his iPhone took control of him. (more...)
Bangladesh Heist Linked to Attack on Sony: BAE Researchers
- May 21, 2016

Network managers said Friday that a second malware attack targeted a commercial bank. Hackers have attacked a bank by gaining access to the world's largest financial messaging system, used to move billions of dollars a day, in a second raid months after a multi-million dollar heist at the Bangladesh central bank, U.S. (more...)
Relief and anger in Puerto Rico as Congress acts on debt
- May 21, 2016

The broad range of unions, including the AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the United Auto Workers Union (UAW), said that the reworked fiscal measure would hurt workers on the island. Bishop, whose committee will hold a hearing on the bill and vote on whether to advance it to the full House, said the bill makes technical refinements and incorporates negotiated changes that were made to an earlier version of the bill that drew heavy criticism and was quickly taken back ... (more...)
New Cyberattack Evidence Of A 'Highly Adaptive Campaign Targeting Banks'
- May 21, 2016

Using the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), the global financial messaging network that was previously believed to be the most secure network in the world, the attack was carried out on an unnamed commercial bank at some point during the last few months. (more...)
Luggage, body parts from EgyptAir flight found Luggage, body parts from EgyptAir flight found
- May 21, 2016

They were expected to be joined by French teams, while the USA sent a surveillance plane to help with the operation. EgyptAir has released phone numbers specifically for the families of passengers, and provided translators and doctors in the Cairo airport. (more...)
Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Causes Disruption In Court
- May 21, 2016

The Feb. 20 attacks spanned three Kalamazoo-area locations with victims ranging in age from 14 to 74. Today, after hearing from several witnesses, Kalamazoo County District Court Christopher Heinecke found sufficient probable cause that Dalton committed the crimes to bind him over to circuit court for trial. (more...)
Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.7 Percent Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.7 Percent
- May 21, 2016

Housing starts advanced 6.6 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, the Commerce Department said this week. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected sales would rise 1.3% to a rate of 5.40 million in April. (more...)
Mortgage rates hold near 2016 lows, but stay tuned, Freddie Mac says Mortgage rates hold near 2016 lows, but stay tuned, Freddie Mac says
- May 20, 2016

With interest rates at a record low of 1.75 per cent, now is the best time to make sure that you are getting the best possible deal for your home loan. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.58% for the week ending May 19, up from last week when it averaged 3.57%. The average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) was 3.58%, up ever so slightly from 3.57% the previous week. (more...)

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