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“Can love survive?” asks the new trailer for Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker,” as Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan appear to successfully reignite the passion they lost at the end of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The first dialog in the two-minute clip, released Wednesday, shows Christian Grey (Dornan) telling Anastasia Steele (Johnson) “I want you back.”

Critics and audiences agreed that Michael Bay’s “Pearl Harbor” didn’t exactly do WWII justice, but here are 29 other films that scored a 7/10 rating or higher on IMDB

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s planned $85.4
billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc will increase
innovation and bring “better-priced options” to consumers upset
by high cable bills, AT&T…

Bluetooth is about to become a lot less hassle-prone. The wireless standard's Special Interest Group has officially adopted the Bluetooth 5 spec, clearing the way for device makers to use the much-improved technology in everything from phones to wea…

Prince HarryDid Prince Harry break Royal protocol by flying to Canada to see his girlfriend?
After wrapping up a two-week Caribbean tour, in which he represented his monarch grandmother Queen…

main-qimg-5f48d8daf87ff55bd5d230b42939cc7c This morning, Google announced that it was open sourcing its data visualization tool, Embedding Projector. The tool will help machine learning researchers to visualize data without having to install and run TensorFlow. Dimensionality, and vectors in general, is not something that most of us find easy to understand. The problem is that we all live in a three-dimensional world. We are… Read More

FRANKFURT, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Italian healthcare group Bracco
is working on a potential bid for the radiology supplies unit
that Germany’s Bayer AG is considering selling,
people close to the matter…

Retired General John Kelly has been reportedly tapped to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

A seething “Elektra.” Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel.” And who can forget those 100 bleating sheep at the Park Avenue Armory?

A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested.

Scientists know that the Earth "breathes" carbon, particularly through plants that absorb carbon through photosynthesis when they're healthy and give it up when they lose their leaves or die. They haven't had an extremely detailed look at that breat…

A full repeal of Obamacare, which Republicans say they are unlikely to do, would take health insurance away from 30 million people, a new study shows.

Justin Timberlake, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Kevin HartThe 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards is right around the corner, and in preparation for the big day, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association have…

beepi delivery After going through nearly $150 million in funding, peer-to-peer used-car marketplace Beepi.com is shifting gears. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the startup is shutting down its operations outside of California, laying off 180 staff, and merging its remaining business with Fair.com, a new venture co-founded by several car industry veterans that has yet to launch. The reduced size… Read More

 

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are not only country music royalty, they’re two of the kindest people in show business. 

The couple recently made a few Walmart shoppers’ holidays a little brighter in Baker County, Florida, when they paid off $5,000 worth of outstanding layaway purchases, according to TV station Action News Jax. The outlet reported that McGraw’s mother, Betty Trimble, was the one delivering the gifts and told a shopper she was playing Secret Santa. 

Shopper Jessica Lumpkin shared a photo of a signed card and cash she got from the couple on Action News Jax’s Facebook page.

“I didn’t have anything on layaway, was just picking up a package and she gave me this. I’ve never had this happen to me. I’m glad I call Baker County my home,” Lumpkin wrote.

Below is a gallery of a few more shoppers’ reactions:

McGraw has a long history of giving back to the community. Since 2012, the singer has given away over 100 mortgage-free homes to veterans, with the help of Chase Bank and military nonprofit Operation Homefront. 

Sounds like he takes the lyrics of his new song, “Humble and Kind,” to heart: 

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Friends, That 70's Show, Dawson's Creek, The HillsNostalgia is huge in 2016…for the fans.
Viewers of iconic TV shows such as Dawson’s Creek and Friends have been clamoring for reunions since the day the programs went off the air,…

More than 60 people are reportedly killed in air strikes on an IS-controlled town in western Iraq.

At an exclusive invitation-only lunch at an AI conference in Barcelona, Spain that took place on December 6, Apple head of machine learning Russ Salakhutdinov and other Apple employees talked about their work on artificial intelligence.

Quartz has obtained some of the slides that Salakhutdinov used during the presentation, giving us a glimpse at the advancements Apple is making in AI and machine learning.

Based on one of the slides, topics at the lunch were wide-ranging, including health and vital signs, volumetric detection of LiDAR, prediction with structured outputs, image processing and colorization, intelligent assistant and language modeling, and activity recognition.

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One of the slides, related to Apple’s LiDAR work, featured a picture of two cars, but Apple engineers did not mention cars or any automotive research, such as self-driving vehicles. Another slide focused on Apple’s image recognition algorithms, which are able to process 3,000 images per second, twice as fast as Google’s capabilities. Apple’s work on smaller neural networks that can run directly on devices was also covered.

Another slide focused on Apple’s ability to build neural networks that are 4.5 times smaller than the originals with no loss in accuracy, and twice the speed. The technique, not unknown in AI research, uses a larger, more robust neural network to teach another network the decisions it would make in a variety of situations. The “student” network then has a streamlined version of the “teacher” network’s knowledge. In essence, it predicts the larger network’s predictions about a given photo or audio sample.

The discussion also covered some of Apple’s research focus areas:

– Deep generative models

– Model compression

– Holistic scene understanding

– Model reliability

– Deep reinforcement learning

– Unsupervised learning, transfer learning, one-shot learning

– Reasoning, attention & memory

– Efficient training on distributed computing

Going forward, Apple plans to allow its AI and machine learning researchers to start publishing papers, marking its willingness to contribute to the research community. Apple has always been notoriously secretive, but allowing researchers to publish could attract top talent that would not otherwise want to join the company.

A full rundown of the slides from Apple’s presentation can be seen over at Quartz.
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva was named on Wednesday as head of a new Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Supevisory Council which will control the actions undertaken by the organization.

Amazon recently unveiled a new type of grocery store — one that doesn't require cashiers at all. Called Amazon Go, the brick-and-mortar location uses sensors and gates to automatically identify what you bought, calculate your total and charge you fo…

The “Game of Life” was originally created back in 1860 (then known simply as “Life”) and has since changed quite a bit, just like real life.

But while we’ve made some fairly huge strides since the mid-1800s, “The Game of Real Life” still remains pretty great if you’re straight and white and a dude. 

Video by Will Martinez and Mel Owens of Brown & Tan.

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Brad Pitt, Angelina JolieBrad Pitt filed a request for an emergency hearing in order to seal the documents involved in his divorce and custody battle with Angelina Jolie.
The actor’s attorney, Lance Spiegel, …

Illustration of paper notes and coins on yellow background Believe it or not, the money you have in your savings account right now is probably losing you money. In today’s economy, inflation outpaces the interest rates that banks pay to encourage saving money — this makes penny pinching less prudent than many might think. Catherine Berman, a former Managing Director at Charles Schwab and founder of a new YCombinator Fellowship backed… Read More

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics have found another three positive tests to take the tally to 101 and more are expected, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

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