We projected an 8-team College Football Playoff and it would be amazing

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The latest playoff ranking is out and Miami is up to No. 2 ahead of Clemson. It’s clear that an 8-team playoff would be amazing and would answer all the debates. A projected playoff would include all the major conference champs and Central Florida. The latest College Football Playoff ranking is out and not much changed as ...

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Queen Elizabeth has been in power so long, 4 out of 5 UK residents weren't alive when she ascended the throne

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Queen Elizabeth II. Phil Noble – WPA Pool/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II is now the world’s oldest head of state. When she ascended the throne in 1952, only 20% of today’s UK population was alive. Queen Elizabeth II has ruled for so long that most people in the United Kingdom have never known another monarch. ...

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Facebook bots. Slack bots. Skype bots. Why chatbot platforms and messenger apps are quickly expanding their bot inventory

Popular chatbots commonly used today, such as Siri and Amazon Alexa, are examples of how far automated assistants have come. But they also show how far they still have to go. Some companies were developing a standalone application because it seemed popular to do so; however, for any application to have a chance at success, it must provide substantial value. ...

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Law Society accreditation scheme advert 'misled' public

The Law Society misled the public over the expertise of solicitors in a scheme set up to help property buyers and sellers in England and Wales, the advertising watchdog has ruled. Its website had said firms covered by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme had taken rigorous examination and tests. But the Advertising Standards Authority found they could be accepted before staff ...

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'Beauty shines' as woman bares alopecia in engagement photos

Engagement photos are made to last forever – so when Makenzee Meaux prepared for hers, she made a dramatic decision. “I realised it was time to release the burden, to show the real me,” 21-year-old Makenzee told the BBC. She decided to be photographed without the wig she’s worn since her diagnosis aged eight of alopecia, which causes hair loss. ...

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Roy Moore: Trump defends Alabama candidate in misconduct claims

US President Donald Trump has backed a beleaguered Alabama Senate candidate who is accused of preying on teenagers. He pointed out that Roy Moore “totally denies” sexual misconduct with a string of teenage girls, including a 14-year-old, when he was in his 30s. “We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Mr Trump said of next month’s election. ...

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Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigned as president. He held power for 37 years and once said “only God” could remove him. While still considered by some to be an African independence hero, his many critics see him as a despot who ruled by fear and brought a ...

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U.N. Command shows dramatic video of North Korea defector's getaway under fire

(Reuters) – North Korea violated the armistice agreement as one of its soldiers crossed the Military Demarcation Line, the border between the two Koreas, chasing a soldier who defected to the South on Nov. 13, an official from U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul said on Wednesday. A CCTV footage shows a North Korean soldier crossing the white Military Demarcation Line ...

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Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research

(Reuters) – Research by Apple Inc computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles. FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo ...

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David Cassidy dead at 67: The Partridge Family star passes away after suffering acute liver and kidney failure

Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy has died aged 67 after suffering acute liver and kidney failure. The Partridge Family star had been in a medically induced coma after being taken to hospital in Florida last week after his faltering health declined. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our ...

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