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Book review: ‘In the Name of the Family’ makes the Borgias live again – Press Herald

Monday, March 27, 2017

“Poison” is probably the first word that springs to mind when you hear the name Borgia. Followed rapidly by “incest,” “murder” and “plots.” Borgia is a historical name with a lot of resonance. So, for that matter, is Machiavelli. So imagine the history of the Borgias as witnessed by Machiavelli. That’s the irresistible combination in Sarah Dunant’s new novel, “In the Name of the Family.” Late-15th-century Italy is fascinating: a…

Literature can prepare students to work better with technology – The Straits Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Many countries, including Singapore, are coming to grips with disruptive technology and preparing themselves to leverage technology to grow their economy. As a result, there is a growing educational trend to focus on studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To strengthen our economy and nation-building process, we should be mindful not to be unnecessarily influenced by this trend. We should continue to provide a holistic and balanced education to our…

The first Brexit – Washington Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION: FOUR PRINCES: HENRY VIII, FRANCIS I, CHARLES V, SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT AND THE OBSESSIONS THAT FORGED MODERN EUROPE By John Julius Norwich Grove Press, $26, 304 pages For more than 50 years British historian John Julius Norwich has been generating scores of thoroughly researched, engagingly written books that are damned with the faint praise of being “popular” histories. This is unjust as it is wrong. All books about historical…

Book review: Relationship between boy, mysterious pet at heart of ‘Me and Marvin Gardens’ – Florida Times-Union

Monday, March 27, 2017

ME AND MARVIN GARDENS By Amy Sarig King See Also Arthur A. Levine Books, 256 pages, $16.99. Ages 8-12 Eleven-year-old Obe lives on what is left of his family’s centuries-old farm on a creek that empties into the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. Besides a small house, the creek and a patch of forest, most of the original farm was lost to uncaring bankers by his hard-drinking great-grandfather and is now…

A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling – TechCrunch

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Apple has bigger fish frying in the world of intellectual property. But it must be a relief that an IP court in Beijing has handed the smartphone pioneers a win. On Friday, the courts overturned a May 2016 ruling that said Apple had violated design patents of a small, and now defunct, Chinese company called Shenzhen Baili. The disputes were over the exterior design of the iPhone 6 and 6…

Amazon Can’t Hide It…It’s Betting Big on Alexa – Motley Fool

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently announced the Alexa Fund Fellowship, a program that will fund universities and researchers seeking to advance artificial intelligence (AI) voice technology in the areas of natural language understanding, automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech conversion, and conversational artificial intelligence. The initial four university participants are Carnegie Mellon University, University of Southern California, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Waterloo. The universities will develop undergraduate or graduate level classes…

Amazon Is Exploring More Brick-And-Mortar Retail Concepts – Fortune

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More – New York Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Book review: ‘In the Name of the Family’ makes the Borgias live again – Press Herald

Sunday, March 26, 2017

“Poison” is probably the first word that springs to mind when you hear the name Borgia. Followed rapidly by “incest,” “murder” and “plots.” Borgia is a historical name with a lot of resonance. So, for that matter, is Machiavelli. So imagine the history of the Borgias as witnessed by Machiavelli. That’s the irresistible combination in Sarah Dunant’s new novel, “In the Name of the Family.” Late-15th-century Italy is fascinating: a…

Book review: Relationship between boy, mysterious pet at heart of ‘Me and Marvin Gardens’ – Florida Times-Union

Sunday, March 26, 2017

ME AND MARVIN GARDENS By Amy Sarig King See Also Arthur A. Levine Books, 256 pages, $16.99. Ages 8-12 Eleven-year-old Obe lives on what is left of his family’s centuries-old farm on a creek that empties into the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. Besides a small house, the creek and a patch of forest, most of the original farm was lost to uncaring bankers by his hard-drinking great-grandfather and is now…

‘Mississippi Blood’: The satisfying conclusion of trilogy that began with ‘Natchez Burning’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, March 26, 2017

With the release of “Mississippi Blood,” Greg Iles has completed the trilogy he began in 2014 with “Natchez Burning” and continued in 2015 with “The Bone Tree.” It’s a major accomplishment for the novelist: three king-size books that are page-turning entertainments with an edge of history and a deep understanding of race relations in the American South. Those considering “Mississippi Blood” may wonder if it…

Book review: ‘Now: The Physics of Time’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Amazon Can’t Hide It…It’s Betting Big on Alexa – Motley Fool

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently announced the Alexa Fund Fellowship, a program that will fund universities and researchers seeking to advance artificial intelligence (AI) voice technology in the areas of natural language understanding, automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech conversion, and conversational artificial intelligence. The initial four university participants are Carnegie Mellon University, University of Southern California, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Waterloo. The universities will develop undergraduate or graduate level classes…

Why Apple Is Letting Oppo and Vivo Win in China – Motley Fool

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Local smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo have taken the Chinese smartphone market by storm in the past few years. During 2016, both brands — subsidiaries of BBK Electronics — surpassed Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone in terms of unit sales in China. Last week, Oppo and Vivo founder Duan Yongping talked about how Oppo and Vivo took the China sales crown from Apple. “Apple couldn’t beat us in China because even they…

Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More – New York Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Book review: ‘In the Name of the Family’ makes the Borgias live again – Press Herald

Sunday, March 26, 2017

“Poison” is probably the first word that springs to mind when you hear the name Borgia. Followed rapidly by “incest,” “murder” and “plots.” Borgia is a historical name with a lot of resonance. So, for that matter, is Machiavelli. So imagine the history of the Borgias as witnessed by Machiavelli. That’s the irresistible combination in Sarah Dunant’s new novel, “In the Name of the Family.” Late-15th-century Italy is fascinating: a…

Book review: ‘Mississippi Blood’ reaches satisfying conclusion of trilogy that began with ‘Natchez Burning’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, March 26, 2017

With the release of “Mississippi Blood,” Greg Iles has completed the trilogy he began in 2014 with “Natchez Burning” and continued in 2015 with “The Bone Tree.” It’s a major accomplishment for the novelist: three king-size books that are page-turning entertainments with an edge of history and a deep understanding of race relations in the American South. Those considering “Mississippi Blood” may wonder if it…

Book review: Relationship between boy, mysterious pet at heart of ‘Me and Marvin Gardens’ – Florida Times-Union

Sunday, March 26, 2017

ME AND MARVIN GARDENS By Amy Sarig King See Also Arthur A. Levine Books, 256 pages, $16.99. Ages 8-12 Eleven-year-old Obe lives on what is left of his family’s centuries-old farm on a creek that empties into the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. Besides a small house, the creek and a patch of forest, most of the original farm was lost to uncaring bankers by his hard-drinking great-grandfather and is now…

Book review: ‘Now: The Physics of Time’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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