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Sex robot gets 92 Tinder matches in 2 hours

Millions of people go on dating apps for some human warmth now and then – for some, though, ‘human’ isn’t necessarily part of the equation. A realistic sex robot has garnered almost a hundred matches on Tinder in just two hours. An experiment was conducted by a filmmaker working on a film about sex robot brothels. In a quest for ...

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Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind of augmented reality setup, which you almost ...

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Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind of augmented reality setup, which you almost ...

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Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables

When you look at the number of datacenters the hyperscale companies are developing worldwide, it can be a little frightening from an energy usage standpoint, but Google announced today that it acquired enough renewable energy to match 100 percent of its power consumption in 2017. That’s good news, but it’s not as good as using 100 percent renewable energy. The ...

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‘Our matches were an event’ – Putin talks secret service football games in East Germany

In a World Cup year, Russian President Vladimir Putin has shared warm memories of playing friendly football games against East German counterparts during his time serving with the Soviet Union’s KGB. Putin was talking to journalist and television presenter Alexander Kondrashov during the latter’s candid documentary film on the Russian leader’s life, which includes topics such as his political start ...

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Ukraine declines to broadcast Russia 2018 matches

The National Television Company of Ukraine (NTCU) has declined to broadcast matches at the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia this summer, company chief Zurab Alasania announced Monday. “The Russia 2018 World Cup will take place this year. We are not going to broadcast [the World Cup]. It’s a huge, multi-million-dollar thing, the rights to broadcast were acquired even before 2013. ...

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Saudi women score access to football matches

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 03:31 Saudi Arabian women will be able to attend major sports events for the first time this Friday, as the Kingdom introduces one of its promised reforms to allow female fans at football matches. Opening football stadiums to women is part of the Gulf kingdom’s “Vision 2030” economic plan to modernize the conservative monarchy and ...

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Roger Federer practices at Central Park between U.S. Open matches

Roger Federer prepared for today’s U.S. Open match against Mikhail Youzhny in a unique way on Wednesday afternoon — by volleying in Manhattan’s own Central Park. The No. 3 ranked Federer posted pictures on Twitter Wednesday of him practicing at the Central Park Tennis Center, saying it was an “extremely cool experience.” It wasn’t long before fans came to watch ...

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Wimbledon, French Open matches flagged for possible match-fixing

The Tennis Integrity Unit says a total of four matches at Wimbledon and the French Open have been flagged for unusual betting patterns. The TIU’s quarterly report, released Wednesday, says a total of 53 match alerts were received from April to June out of a total of more than 31,000 professional matches. There were 73 alerts during the same period ...

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NYPD cops duke out workplace disputes with boxing grudge matches

Got a beef with a fellow cop? Strap on the gloves and settle it in the ring. Police officers who have longstanding quarrels with each other — or their bosses — can opt to duke it out at a “Smoker” grudge match hosted by the NYPD Boxing Team. The matches have been going on for decades with the city’s blessing. ...

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