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Cortana Intelligence helps secure safe water in Kenya

Cortana Intelligence helps secure safe water in Kenya During Build 2016 this year, Microsoft pitched a world of connected devices and sensors all speaking through cloud-backed machine learning models to developers.Practicing what the company preaches, Microsoft’s Solution Architect and Technical Manager of Microsoft Research, Kenji Takeda talks about how Cortana Intelligence suite is being used to secure safe drinking water for thousands of villages in rural Africa and Asia.

Xiaomi launches a smart folding bicycle for China's busy city roads

Chinese company Xiaomi is launching an electric-powered folding bicycle for the country's congested city roads.Priced at $455 (2,999 yuan), it is only available in China, with no word about its launch in other countries.

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment “For consumers, the use of cash for daily payments is high,” Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said at a financial technology conference on Friday.7 checks were written per person in Singapore in 2014, compared with practically none in Sweden, he added.

13 striking photos that capture India's 68th Republic Day preparations

13 striking photos that capture India's 68th Republic Day preparations 26 and the capital city of New Delhi, host to a grand parade, has been taken over by dress rehearsals.It sees a variety of drills from about 25 marching and mounted contingents, around 20 military bands, various military vehicles, 30 cultural tableaux, nearly 30 aircrafts, state-wise cultural performers, and 1,200 schoolchildren.

India is remeasuring Mount Everest to find out if it shrunk after earthquake

India is remeasuring Mount Everest to find out if it shrunk after earthquake Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, might have shrunk after a devastating earthquake in the region two years ago, believe some scientists.It was arrived at 62 years ago by India's central mapping agency.

Sequins and dragons take over as the world celebrates Chinese New Year

Sequins and dragons take over as the world celebrates Chinese New Year The streets of cities from Sydney to Sao Paulo were flooded with drums, fire crackers and dancing dragons over the weekend as the world celebrated the Lunar New Year.Known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, the event is marked by parades and fireworks.

Forget Prince George, the Prince of Bhutan is the OG royal baby

Forget Prince George, the Prince of Bhutan is the OG royal baby Many people might immediately associate the term "royal baby" with the UK's Prince George, but we think Bhutan has got a cuter kid in its ranks.To commemorate the occasion, the Bhutanese website Yellow has made the Crown Prince the cover model for the February edition of its desktop calendar.

Japanese experiment proves that cleaning up space junk is hard

Japanese experiment proves that cleaning up space junk is hard In the process, we've also created a whole lot of space junk.There are still thousands of other bits of space junk too small to track circling Earth now.

This city wants to build a giant statue of the scary ghost it's named after

This city wants to build a giant statue of the scary ghost it's named after The Indonesian town of Pontianak — the capital of the West Kalimantan province in the island of Borneo — is considering a 100m (328 ft)-tall statue of the maleficent female ghost it's named after, the Jakarta Post reported.Kuching means "cat" in Malay, and the "Singa" in Singapore means "lion" in Malay.