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How Ikea assembled a win in Poland

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:01
How Ikea assembled a winning position in Poland

New rules for business travel and gifts

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:00
What you might have missed in Autumn Statement

CBI warns on Osborne's 'Google tax'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:00
The Confederation of British Industry has warned over Chancellor George Osborne's plans for the UK to "go it alone" on corporate tax reform.

VIDEO: World has seen 'warmest year'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 14:21
This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.

VIDEO: Fire under train in south London

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 14:18
Commuters capture footage of a fire under a train at Denmark Hill in south London which caused the evacuation of the station.

Body found in woman and baby search

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 14:09
Police searching for a mother and her four-day-old baby who went missing from a Bristol hospital have found a woman's body in the Avon Gorge.

VIDEO: No charges in police chokehold case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:58
A grand jury in New York has declined to press criminal charges against a white police officer over the death of an unarmed black man he put into a chokehold - a practice banned by the New York police department.

Robots invade holidays ... but don't take over

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:56

When it comes to this holiday season, the future is now.

"We've been talking about robot helpers in the home for decades.... And we're kind of finally getting there," says Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson.

A company called ECOVACS recently sold 70,000 robotic vacuums in one day. What's more, Amazon will use its new Kiva robots to help ship packages on time this holiday season.

But that doesn't mean robots are ready to take over yet. According to Johnson, artificial intelligence just isn't there yet. Just ask Ryan Calo at the University of Washington.

"It is a non-trivial task for the robot even to understand what is a part of your desk," Calo says.

If robots can't figure out how to organize your desk, we probably don't need to worry about the robot apocalypse just yet.

Who's coming home for the holidays? Robots

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:56

The bulk of the holiday season is in the future, but it's also in the future.

"We've been talking about robot helpers in the home for decades... And we're kind of finally getting there," says Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson.

A company called ECOVACS recently sold 70,000 robotic vacuums in one day. What's more, Amazon will use their new Kiva robots to help ship packages on time this holiday season.

But that doesn't mean robots are ready to take over yet. According to Johnson, artificial intelligence just isn't there yet. Just ask Ryan Calo at the University of Washington.

"It is a non-trivial task for the robot even to understand what is a part of your desk," Calo says.

If robots can't figure out how to organize your desk, we probably don't need to worry about the robot apocalypse just yet.

Protesters Use #DieIn To Rally In Aftermath Of Grand Jury Decision

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:55

The protests — at Grand Central Terminal and other places — follow the announcement that a New York police officer won't be indicted in the death of Eric Garner over the summer.

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The Wreck Detectives

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:53
Looking for the story of the coast that sank 1,000 ships

Cooking With Wilbur: Recipes From A South Indian Village

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:53

If you'd like to try pepper water (it's hot hot hot) or day-old rice (it tastes better than it sounds), we've got the scoop.

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Lessons learned from Bianchi crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:46
BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson analyses the key findings from the FIA report into Jules Bianchi's crash.

Robertson stunned by Dott in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:43
Graeme Dott stuns defending champion Neil Robertson with a superb 6-5 victory in the last-16 of the UK Championship in York.

Cosby urged to allow court cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:40
US comedian Bill Cosby is urged to waive the statute of limitations and allow women alleging he sexually abused them to go to court.

Project to solve Stegosaurus mystery

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:31
Scientists at London's Natural History Museum have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a Stegosaurus skeleton.

Train fire forces station closure

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:28
A fire under a Southeastern train forces the closure of Denmark Hill Station in south London.

Keyboardist Ian McLagan Dies At 69

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:19

He was in the English rock bands Small Faces and Faces, and also played keyboard for the Rolling Stones. McLagan died today in Austin, Texas. He was 69.

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Arsenal 1-0 Southampton

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:08
Alexis Sanchez's late winner earns Arsenal victory against third-placed Southampton to move the Gunners into the top six.

A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 13:02

African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

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