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AI To Become Main Way Banks Interact With Customers Within Three Years: Accenture

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Artificial intelligence (AI) will become the primary way banks interact with their customers within the next three years, according to three quarters of bankers surveyed by consultancy Accenture in a new report.

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Facebook Adds Camera Features, Moving Closer To Snapchat

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc is giving the camera a central place on its smartphone app for the first time, encouraging users to take more pictures and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of camera-friendly rival Snapchat.

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Ericsson Hit By Bill Of Up To $1.7 Billion As New CEO Sets Out Overhaul

Pic: ReutersSTOCKHOLM: Sweden's Ericsson will book up to $1.7 billion in provisions, writedowns and restructuring costs in the first quarter as its new CEO outlined his strategy to lead the telecom equipment maker out of its worst crisis in a decade.

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Uber To End Services In Denmark After Three Years

Pic: ReutersCOPENHAGEN: Ride-hailing group Uber Technologies will withdraw services in Denmark next month due to a taxi law that sets out new requirements for drivers such as mandatory fare meters, the company said on Tuesday.

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Facebook's Messenger App Adds Live Location-Sharing

Pedestrians look at their phones near Brick Lane in London

Facebook Inc added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google Maps.

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Researchers Use 3D Printing To Turn Microscopic Machines Into Powerful Workers

Nanomachines are tiny molecules – more than 10,000 lined up side by side would be narrower than the diameter of a human hair – that can move when they receive an external stimulus. They can already deliver medication within a body and serve as computer memories at the microscopic level. But as machines go, they haven’t been able to do much physical work – until now. The Conversation

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Google’s Street View Cars Are Helping Scientists Hunt Down Natural Gas And Methane Leaks

Google Earth's Street View cars are being used for more than just maps: scientists have equipped them with pollution trackers so they can help spot natural gas leaks.

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Researchers Think Portals May Link Our Visible World With The “Dark Sector”

Long ago, physicists identified and categorized the components of the visible universe. Up until recently, 16 particles formed everything in the known universe. But now, thanks to the efforts of physicists at CERN working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), we have added another particle, the Higgs boson, to the Standard Model of physics.

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