Harvey floods left Houston water plant hours away from failure

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CBS News Hurricane Harvey left hundreds of communities in southeast Texas without safe drinking water. At least 45 water systems are shut down, and 171 areas have issued boil water notices. But Houston is not on that list, despite significant flooding at one of its water plants. “The filters are the […]

Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay

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CBS News HONOLULU — Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades–a trend that is already happening in stores and factories around the […]

Drones Play Increasing Role in Harvey Recovery Efforts

Andy Pasztor The Wall Street Journal For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become an integral part of government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts. In the first six days after the storm hit, the Federal Aviation Administration issued more than 40 separate […]

Secretive Apple Tries to Open Up on Artificial Intelligence

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Tripp Mickle The Wall Street Journal The battle for artificial-intelligence expertise is forcing Apple Inc.AAPL 0.03% to grapple with its famous penchant for secrecy, as tech companies seek to woo talent in a discipline known for its openness. The technology giant this year has been trying to draw attention—but only so much—to its efforts […]

Washington DC’s role behind the scenes in Hollywood goes deeper than you think

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Matthew Alford The Independent The US government and Hollywood have always been close. Washington DC has long been a source of intriguing plots for filmmakers and LA has been a generous provider of glamour and glitz to the political class. But just how dependant are these two centres of American influence? Scrutiny of previously hidden documents […]

North Korea claims its ‘hydrogen bomb’ can ‘wipe out the whole US territory’

Bombastic claim made by state-run media a week after declaring a successful test detonation of a hydrogen bomb. The Telegraph North Korea has declared that its recent nuclear test has given it the capability to “wipe out the whole territory of the US all at once”. The bombastic claim was made in […]