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Amazon Echo Look Is a Voice-Controlled Camera That Tells You What to Wear

  Amazon.com Inc wants to help you choose what to wear. The technology and retailing behemoth on Wednesday unveiled a voice-controlled camera, the Echo Look, and an app that recommends which of two outfits is best, using fashion specialists’ advice and algorithms that check for the latest trends. The new product underscores Amazon’s ambitions to be a top player in fashion and voice-powered computing. Amazon is working to make its voice assistant Alexa, which competes with Apple Inc’s Siri, an indispensable feature of people’s lives: from playing music to helping…

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Breast Milk Can be a Marker in Detecting Breast Cancer

How can a woman know if she is at a risk of breast cancer? In most cases, what a woman is usually advised is to self-examine her breasts regularly or get them clinically examined by a medical professional. Young women may go for an ultrasound, whereas mammography is advised only for women above 35 years of age. Objective detection of breast cancer in young women in the early stages is challenging as young females have dense breast tissue. These are often not effectively screened by mammography and imaging techniques. A…

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Technology a blessing to tourism

Tourism! Some call it leisure, others call it business. It means different things to different people at different times. To many, traveling all over the world for business while you accidentally bump into unique destinations is Tourism. To a certain extent, this is true. However, tourism goes way beyond just travelling around. It encompasses travelling, visiting tourist destinations, learning diverse cultures and tradition as well as experiencing various lifestyles. Merely passing by a tourist site doesn’t make one a tourist. You actually have to stay in a place and spend…

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The NSW Department of Education commissioned a $300,000 scripture review, but rejects its major findings | poll

THE NSW Department of Education has rejected major recommendations of a $300,000 taxpayer-funded review of scripture in NSW schools, including the need for more information on scripture providers to “identify radical groups or cults”. The 238-page review, completed in 2015 but not released until Tuesday, found scripture providers did not “consistently produce good quality curricula from an educational perspective”, the system of authorising scripture providers lacked transparency, and some scripture teachers were using authorised, but age-inappropriate materials, while others used non-authorised materials. The review found the Department of Education and scripture providers…

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What is a Patiala Peg and How Did it Get its Name?

  If you have partied in North India, or even gone out with friends for a few drinks, there is a good chance you would have heard the term ‘Patiala Peg’ being used. Accompanied by loud banter and an attempt to outshine or exhibit bravado, the Patiala peg has come to signify more than a measure of whisky, it is almost a sign of ‘masculinity’ in Punjab. The rough volume of a Patiala peg is around 120ml. This is roughly four ‘smalls’ or two ‘large’ drinks in colloquial terms. However,…

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From Baia do Sancho to Playa Norte, here’s a list of world’s top 10 beaches

  Want an international beach holiday? We round up the 10 best beaches in the world. Which one do you think has bagged the first spot? With winter gone and two months into the new year, it is time you had a relaxed beach holiday. No, we are not talking about Goa or Pondicherry. We are talking of places where the sand is a soft white and the water, crystal blue. Shortlisted by TripAdvisor, we list the top 10 beaches that you need to visit at least once. Baia do…

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