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Gay sauna fights HIV with test vending machine

Gay sauna fights HIV with test vending machine

London – An innovative vending machine for HIV tests being piloted in Britain aims to help in the fight to end the epidemic by encouraging more people to find out whether they have contracted the virus as a first step to seek treatment, a doctor said. Installed at a gay sauna in the southern seaside […]

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Man killed by videoke machine in Philippines

Man killed by videoke machine in Philippines

Bayombong – A man was electrocuted by a rented videoke machine at a birthday gathering in Aritao town on Friday afternoon. Warlito Corpuz, 23, received a sharp jolt as soon as he grabbed the videoke microphone to sing during the birthday celebration of his aunt in Barangay (village) Poblacion, according to SPO2 Jovencio Dalpig, police […]

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Machine beats humans for the first time in poker

Machine beats humans for the first time in poker

New York  – Artificial intelligence has made history by beating humans in poker for the first time, the last remaining game in which humans had managed to maintain the upper hand. Libratus, an AI built by Carnegie Mellon University racked up over US$1.7mil (RM7.5mil) worth of chips against four of the top professional poker players […]

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US slaps steep duties on Canadian, Chinese machine parts

US slaps steep duties on Canadian, Chinese machine parts

The US Commerce Department on Monday said it would begin imposing steep tariffs on certain Chinese and Canadian mechanical parts dumped on the US market at below cost. The department said that iron transfer drive components – machinery parts like pulleys, sheaves and flywheels – from Canadian and Chinese companies were sold on the US […]

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Bank not obliged to deploy security guard at 24-hour ATM machine

Bank not obliged to deploy security guard at 24-hour ATM machine

Kuala Lumpur – Banks are not obliged to deploy security guards round the clock to enhance the safety of the automated teller machine (ATM) from robberies. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said so far it was up to the banks to implement such safety measures. “Between 2011 and May this year, 68 robberies […]

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Germany an unstoppable ‘machine’, admits Ukraine boss

Germany an unstoppable ‘machine’, admits Ukraine boss

France – Ukraine boss Mykhaylo Fomenko hailed world champions Germany as a “machine” after his side lost their first Euro 2016 game 2-0 on Sunday. “Germany are a machine, their team is full of great players,” said Fomenko. “There are no surprises with this team. A machine is a machine.” Shkodran Mustafi’s early header and […]

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Smartphones to replace cards at bank machines

Smartphones to replace cards at bank machines

Here’s another use for the smartphone as it invades daily life: in place of your debit card at your bank cash machine. The “cardless” automatic teller machine (ATM) is gaining ground in the US and around the world, with smartphone technology allowing for speedier and more secure transactions. Dozens of US banks are installing new […]

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Machine ‘learns’ like a human

Machine ‘learns’ like a human

Washington – Scientists have invented a machine that imitates the way the human brain learns new information, a step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers reported Thursday. The system described in the journal Science is a computer model “that captures humans’ unique ability to learn new concepts from a single example,” the study said. “Though the […]