Woman’s $400G lawsuit claims ‘cover-up’ of mouse guts allegedly found in soup

An Oregon woman sued a food company this week, claiming it swept aside her complaints of allegedly finding what appeared to be mouse remains in a carton of soup. Maesel Dorn, 72, claims in the $400,000 lawsuit filed against Pacific Foods that she fell violently ill after eating the company’s organic roasted red pepper tomato […]

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Disney launches ESPN+ streaming service with live sports and a show from Kobe Bryant

Disney’s ESPN is rolling out ESPN+ on Thursday, its first ever direct-to-consumer service in the United States. The service will feature 10,000 live sporting events in its first year, including Major League Baseball and NHL Hockey, as well as exclusive studio programming that won’t be available on the network’s linear channels, a library of on-demand […]

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Cardiff teen goes to Germany for scoliosis surgery on spine

A teenage runner and gymnast will travel to Germany on Saturday for ground breaking spinal surgery which is not yet available on the NHS. Erin Morgan-Ring, 14, from Heath, in Cardiff, has been diagnosed with scoliosis, which means her spine twists and curves to the side. She is the third Welsh child to travel abroad […]

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Facebook data – as scandalous as MPs’ expenses?

The gathering storm over how millions of Facebook profiles were apparently exploited for political purposes raises all sorts of questions about how our data is used. But already some in the data and marketing industries are pouring cold water on the story which the Guardian’s Carole Cadwalladr has pursued with such admirable vigour. “Nothing very […]

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Robots and automation: How Africa is at risk

Within less than two decades it will be cheaper to operate robots in US factories than hire workers in Africa, a new report warns. Falling automation costs are predicted to cause job losses as manufacturers return to richer economies. Some analysts say poorer countries could be less impacted by this trend, however the Overseas Development […]

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Meet the company trying to merge the human brain and A.I. to predict real-world events

Rather than being fearful of machines rising up against humans, one company is actively trying to merge the two, by combining human intelligence with computer algorithms to predict a whole series of real-world events. Unanimous AI is a company that uses technology that draws from a concept commonly found in nature: swarm intelligence. Rather than […]

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Studios should rely more on data to create games, movies and TV shows, exec says

Creators in the entertainment, gaming and media industries must figure out what kind of content their audiences want or risk losing them, an industry veteran warned. Because of the internet, people are getting used to the idea that they can choose the kind of content they want to consume, so they’re less interested in settling, […]

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Teacher who called military ‘lowest of the low’ is fired

A Southern California teacher who was recorded bashing the U.S. military in a profane classroom rant was fired Tuesday evening. Board of Education President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School District reached a unanimous decision to fire Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, […]

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