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China creates facial recognition app to tell pandas apart

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China has developed an app to track giant pandas using facial recognition software as a way to help conservationists tell the large, lumbering animals apart. Researchers also built a database with over 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas so they can be identified. Almost 10,000 panda images have been analyzed and annotated Read More

Overstock CEO defends personal stock sale after shareholders question move

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(Reuters) – Overstock.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne on Friday hit out at shareholders who questioned the sale of a portion of his stake in the company, after the online retailer’s shares plunged on Wednesday following the disclosure of his move. Overstock.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne. Courtesy Overstock.com/via REUTERS Shares of the Read More

‘Do better’: Gucci knocked on Twitter, accused of cultural appropriation over $800 turban

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Gucci is under fire for selling a so-called ‘Indy Turban’ for a whopping $800, just weeks after the Italian fashion house was forced to recall ‘blackface’ turtlenecks after a huge social media backlash. The luxury label was called out for ‘cultural appropriation’ when the headwear made its runway debut at Milan Fashion Week in February. Read More

French fashion group Kering pledges to hire only over-18 models

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PARIS (Reuters) – Kering, the French fashion group whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it would only work with models aged over 18, as the fashion industry aims to tighten up its ethical guidelines. Kering said on Wednesday that from 2020 onwards, it would only hire models aged over 18 to represent adults Read More

Jellyfish, insects & 3D-printed meat: Here’s what experts think you’ll be eating in the future

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A new report gives a fascinating insight into the future of food five, 30 and 150 years from now as the world adapts to technological advancements and a changing environment. Just don’t read it over lunch. The 34-page report, commissioned by British supermarket Sainsbury’s, paints a picture of grocery shopping in 2025, 2050 and 2196 Read More

Trump – bad! Migrants – good! Venice Biennale is liberal establishment smugness as art

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It pretends to shock and challenge, but the talking points of the art at the world’s biggest exhibition come straight from the New York Times op-ed page. And despite the counter-cultural non-conformism – everything is for sale. Let’s leave for the moment the “is-it-art?” and “my-four-year-old-could-do-it” discussions as they pertain to the 87 pavilions throughout Read More

Macy’s same-store sales tops expectations; shares rise 7%

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FILE PHOTO: A customer exits after shopping at a Macy’s store in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Macy’s Inc topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly same-store sales on Wednesday, benefiting from increased digital sales and higher demand for discounted luxury items sold at its off-price Read More

French fashion group Kering sets guidelines on animal welfare

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FILE PHOTO: Gucci logo is seen in a store at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion group Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it had set out internal guidelines for dealing with the welfare of animals, as fashion companies look to tighten Read More

Death toll hits 5 in Pakistani luxury hotel shooting – military

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Five people were killed during a terror attack on a private five-star hotel in the Pakistani southwestern port city of Gwadar, the military now confirmed announcing that the clearance operation is over. Four hotel staff members and a Navy soldier lost their lives as three gunmen broke into the Pearl Continental hotel. Six more people Read More

Sri Lanka churches hold first Sunday mass since bombings

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Soldiers stood guard as the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka held its first regular Sunday mass since the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday which killed more than 250 people. As services took place, troops and armed police patrolled the streets leading to churches and stood outside compounds with worshippers, who were required to produce identity Read More