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  • ‘Irony and Outrage’: How different — and how similar — are Samantha Bee and Fox News?

    Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly are masters of outrage — not just the emotion, but a genre of political theater — just as Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are masters of ironic satire. They’re poles apart, and yet — ironically or outrageously — they’re profoundly similar, both in how they’re impacting their audiences, and why [

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  • Swiss ABB robots photographed in North Korean factory: NK News

    Swiss engineering firm ABB said on Thursday it had upheld international sanctions on North Korea but its machinery may have been sold to the country without its permission, after photos emerged purporting to show ABB robots in a factory.

    U.S.
  • Swiss ABB robots photographed in North Korean factory: NK News

    Swiss engineering firm ABB said on Thursday it had upheld international sanctions on North Korea but its machinery may have been sold to the country without its permission, after photos emerged purporting to show ABB robots in a factory.

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  • Trash-talking robots can hurt feelings, says study you stupid humans probably won't understand

    Turns out robots can shade humans, and when they do, it makes us sad and unproductive. So say researchers from Carnegie Mellon University who have released the results of a student-led study from its Robotics Institute.  The whole thing worked like this: Each of the study's 40 subjects played a game called "Guards and Treasures" against the robot, Pepper, 35 times. The game, classified as a Stackleberg game, pits "leaders" against "followers," where a designated leader moves first based on a...

    Mashable