Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

Clarifai rolls out an on-premise visual search tool for businesses

Clarifai has traditionally been known as a web-based visual search tool that developers can integrate into their services. But as more and more businesses start to get onto the service, with their own specific demands — like getting them in-house — the New York-based startup has to grow up a bit. Today, the company is starting a few early steps ...

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'Alien' mummies from Peru have human chromosome numbers, but not anatomy – scientists

Russian researchers have analyzed tissue samples from one of the mysterious alien creatures uncovered in Peru last year. The mummy, with an elongated skull and only three fingers, has excited ufologists since its discovery. Preliminary analysis of the tissue samples revealed that the mummy, found in a tomb near the Nazca lines of Peru and named Maria, is a “humanoid ...

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Charles Manson’s grandson granted custody of his remains

A man claiming to be the grandson of the infamous US cult leader Charles Manson has won a battle for his remains, after months of deliberation in a California court. Kern County Superior Court commissioner Alisa Knight ruled in favor of Jason Freeman, of Florida, who argued he was the next of kin and rightful claimant of the late Charles ...

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Catholic Church fights new child sex abuse bills in Florida & Georgia as ‘unfair’

The Catholic Church is opposing new child sex abuse legislation in both Georgia and New York. One archbishop described proposed statute of limitations extensions for survivors to come forward as “extraordinarily unfair.” A legislative proposal known as the “Hidden Predator Act” (House Bill 605), to extend the statute of limitations for adult survivors of child sex abuse, has been decried ...

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New petro-backed cryptocurrency set to increase competition in global oil markets

A New York capital management company is set to break new ground on commodity investments by launching a new cryptocurrency, backed entirely by proven oil reserves. Investment and holding company Signal Capital Management announced March 12 that it would launch the PetroDollar (XPD), a cryptocurrency backed by oil reserves, natural gas, and similar commodities. It also boasts to be the ...

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'Meet you at the polling station!’ Politician’s wife hopes to raise turnout with racy photo

A risqué image of a regional deputy’s wife surrounded by unclothed models is the latest stunt to encourage Russians to vote in the presidential election on Sunday. In the picture, which has attracted national media attention, Yulia Dyatlova stands surrounded by eight long-legged young women, apparently nude, save for a banner proclaiming “We are going to the elections!” With the ...

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Russia’s next-gen hypersonic & nuclear weapons ‘not a bluff, but new reality’ – Defense Ministry

Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister has hinted at an early start to the mass production of the boost-glide Avangard hypersonic systems and has shared new details about Russia’s other recently-unveiled, seemingly futuristic weapons. “This is not a bluff, but a reality,” Yury Borisov told Russian Ministry of Defense news outlet, Krasnaya Zvezda. Read more During his March 1 address to the ...

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Ex-spy Skripal poisoning 'clearly came from Russia' & 'will trigger response' – Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has thrown his support behind UK allegations that Russia is responsible for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK, whether directly or through negligence. The poisoning is “a really egregious act” and will “certainly trigger a response,” Tillerson told reporters on board an aircraft as he was returning to Washington ...

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Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture as it doubles down on content ‘from trusted sources’

As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it, Apple is making an acquisition that could help it lay out a position as a purveyor of trusted information. The iPhone maker is buying Texture, a magazine virtual newsstand that’s known as the “Netflix of magazine publishing” that gives readers access ...

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Tutu twerk twins: Colombian ballet dancing sisters conquer social media (VIDEOS)

If plié and arabesque seem too boring, try to blend in some twerk and fitness. Colombian twin dancers have turned a fusion of classical moves, workout and some sexy moves into a viral hit, with the speed of a Macarena. For those tired of exhausting gym sessions, professional ballet dancers Alejandra and Andrea Salamanca, from Colombia, have come up with ...

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