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  • Visit Orlando’s new app puts an AI tour guide in the palm of your hand

    Orlando's new tourism app is powered by IBM's Watson AI, which acts as your very own digital travel assistant. The more you interact with the app using detailed speech and text search requests, the more it will cater its results to your preferences.

    Digital Trends20 mins ago
  • Kuwaiti government employee arrested over IS online postings

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's Interior Ministry says a government employee has been arrested for spreading Islamic State ideology and hacking social media pages of "some friendly and sister countries."

    Associated Press
  • Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

    AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

    Associated Press
  • JetBlue to launch first US commercial flights to Cuba next week

    The US airline JetBlue will make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century next Wednesday, the Cuban authorities said. The August 31 inaugural flight -- the first of its kind since 1961 -- is scheduled to take off from Fort Lauderdale,…

    AFP
  • Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy 'magic dolls'

    Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use 'magic dolls' to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet.

    BBC News
  • Why are these creeptastic dolls making girls want to have their own real live babies?

    Teen births in the US fell 57% between 1991 and 2013. While researchers can’t pinpoint the exact cause of that development, many believe that improved information, better access to birth control, and less sex among teens have contributed. Sex education would seem to play a role. The part of sex ed…

    Quartz
  • Robo-baby contraception attempt leads to increase in teen pregnancy rates

    The use of infant simulators to educate teens about contraception is having the opposite effect, with pregnancy rates up among girls who attend the programs.

    CNET
  • Checked baggage fees have a hidden benefit for passengers—fewer flight delays

    With air travel comes a bombardment of fees for just about everything you might imagine. A snack that isn’t a small bag of pretzels? That’ll be $8. A blanket because your neighbor insists on keeping their air nozzle going full blast? Another $6. Then the most hated of all: the checked baggage fee.…

    Quartz
  • 'Unprecedented' overdose epidemic from fentanyl in US

    Painkillers containing illegally made fentanyl, a synthetic drug up to 100 times more potent than morphine, are responsible for a surge in overdose deaths in the United States, health authorities said Thursday. Pop legend Prince, who died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl in April, is the…

    AFP
  • Climate change will double hay fever allergies in Europe over the next 50 years

    Handkerchiefs at the ready, Europe: the prevalence of hay fever is going to rise rapidly over the next 50 years because of climate change. Moreover, it’s likely to extend the hay fever season, while also making symptoms more severe. A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia and…

    Quartz
  • Hong Kong reports first case of Zika virus

    Hong Kong authorities reported the city's first Zika virus infection Thursday, which they described as an imported case of the disease blamed for birth defects. The Zika-infected patient was said to be a 38-year-old female who had travelled to a Caribbean island, before complaining of pain in the…

    AFP
  • New health guidelines: no cake, ice cream, or added sugar for your toddler—period

    The American Heart Association has some soul-crushing news for American kids. This week the organization announced that kids should consume no more than six teaspoons (roughly 100 calories) of added sugar a day, which is less than one-third of the sugar children consume now. For some perspective,…

    Quartz
  • Million India TB patients missing from statistics, study finds

    More than a million tuberculosis cases may be missing from official statistics in India, the country worst affected by the deadly bacterial infection, a study published in The Lancet journal Thursday found. Many patients seeking treatment for TB turn to unregulated private doctors who often do not…

    AFP
  • Giant cruise ship heads to Arctic on pioneering journey

    The Crystal Serenity, which set off from Seward, Alaska on August 16 with nearly 1,000 passengers, is scheduled to dock in New York on September 17. The ship made its last Alaska port call on Sunday, stopping in the remote town of Nome before heading farther north, accompanied by the RRS Ernest…

    AFP
  • Climate Change Is Likely to Cause Allergy Misery for Millions

    Want to know what pollen season could be like in a hotter world? Imagine standing under this tree and trying to breathe: If the rate of warming continues, the number of people suffering from ragweed allergies could jump from 33 to 77 million by 2050. That’s just for Europe: The worldwide toll would…

    City Lab NonHosted
  • Is Southwest's "Bags Fly Free" Policy Hurting on-Time Departures?

    A new study looked at the impact of airlines not charging for checked bags and whether the flights take off as scheduled.

    Motley Fool
  • In Israel's religious press, Hillary Clinton is invisible

    BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Hillary Clinton may become the president of Israel's most important ally, but her image is banished from a significant swath of the country's media: the ultra-Orthodox press whose deeply conservative readership chafes at images of women.

    Associated Press