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5 apps to turn your smartphone into a personal assistant

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We all want a personal assistant

V.A. enlists IBM’s Watson to help veterans suffering from PTSD

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IBM’s Watson beat the odds on Jeopardy! Now the big question: is it smart enough to help solve what ails the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

The past couple of years have been pretty rough for the V.A.. In June of this year, it got blasted for underreporting veteran complaints, which ran the gamut from slow response time to poor care. Eventually the Secretary of the V.A., Eric Shineski, resigned

The new secretary, Robert A. McDonald, appears to be presiding over a high-tech pilot…

‘The Newsroom’ finale stays true to the series — for good and for bad

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The Newsroom ends, but the show goes on

That’s what we’re left with in the final shot of Sunday’s series finale: Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, back at his desk (sans cigarettes) ready to do The News

Sure, some things have changed. Pregnant McKenzie is now the news director at ACN. Maggie and Jim love each other. So do Sloan and Don. Neal is back and more self assured. But really, it’s the same old crew doing the same show

As a journalist, that…

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How drones changed the way we saw the world in 2014

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Drones brought news junkies to new heights in 2014, allowing viewers to experience the scope and scale of international events like never before

Although the Federal Aviation Administration has tried to tighten regulations around the commercial use of drones, citizen journalists still embraced the technology.

From pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong to record-breaking snowstorms in upstate New York, reporters gained unprecedented access to some of this year’s biggest stories. Check out some…

With Lima climate talks entering critical period, Kerry tries to rally leaders to act

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Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Lima, Peru on Thursday afternoon just as it appeared that the latest round of global climate treaty talks were on the verge of limping toward a dispiriting conclusion

Kerry has long been dedicated to moving the world toward a future with lower emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for causing global warming, and he challenged all nations, rich and poor, to overcome differences over draft negotiating text and take a crucial step closer to reaching a new…

Barry confronts Reverse-Flash in ‘Flash’ midseason finale sneak peek

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Barry Allen is going to come face-to-face with his mother’s killer in the Flash midseason finale — and Mashable has a sneak peek at the big moment

In the above video, Barry, of course, does not call Reverse-Flash by that name, but he nonetheless has no doubt that the man in the yellow suit is the one he saw on that fateful night when he was just a boy. And now he wants answers

Those, however, probably won’t come easy

The top 27 GoPro videos of 2014

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Everything is better through a GoPro persepective.

The small and versatile fisheye cameras have logged countless hours of footage. While it is still loved by the extreme sports community, it has also been used in a variety of different applications — selfies, controversial campaigns and puppies just being puppies.

The popularity of the company and the relatively inexpensive price of personal cameras have given average consumers the ability to easily…

The top 27 GoPro videos of 2014

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Everything is better through a GoPro persepective.

The small and versatile fisheye cameras have logged countless hours of footage. While it is still loved by the extreme sports community, it has also been used in a variety of different applications — selfies, controversial campaigns and puppies just being puppies.

The popularity of the company and the relatively inexpensive price of personal cameras have given average consumers the ability to easily…

5 smart ways students can use Google Scholar

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Here’s something that’s happened to most college students: It’s 20 minutes before your final paper is due, and you haven’t written a bibliography yet.

This situation, and everything that precedes it, is going to be more difficult if you don’t know about Google Scholar. Google’s customized search engine and tool for students and academics of all stripes was created by Anurag Acharya, a former academic who joined Google’s web-indexing team in 2000. Scholar allows you to search journals, save…

Online > in line: U.S. retail sales drop during Black Friday weekend

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Turkey-laden Americans would rather buy online than wait in line, and they’re spending less.

U.S. retailers have begun the all-important holiday shopping season with a lump of coal, as Americans turned to online shopping instead of braving the crowds in the weekend after Thanksgiving. Sales fell 11.3% to $50.9 billion compared to 2013, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF), with average spent per person down 6.4%.