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Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices
Technology
Published in 21-4-2017
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[...] once Home is trained to recognize a user named Joe, the assistant will automatically be able to tell him what traffic is like on his commute, list events on his daily calendar or even play his favorite songs. The ability to distinguish voices may help Home siphon sales from Amazon.com's Echo, a competing product that features its own voice-activated assistant, Alexa. The voice-distinc ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 21-4-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Fake invoices for shipping supplies leads to four years in prison for Tomball man
Business
Published in 21-4-2017
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The owner of Tinkle Management was sentenced to four years in federal prison for his role in a $15.6 million fake invoicing scheme.

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Today's apartment dwellers seek smart appliances, package dropoff services
Business
Published in 21-4-2017
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Modern apartment buildings have to offer more than cable TV to draw the interest of prospective renters, so developers and designers are working hard to keep pace with the rapid lifestyle changes ushered in by digital technology. Tasked with identifying amenities that could differentiate apartment buildings in this age, a group of graduate students from the University of Houston's Stanford A ...>>
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After IPO, Cadence execs ring in new era on NYSE
Business
Published in 21-4-2017
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Cadence Bancorporation executives were forced to table their initial public offering for more than two years as they waited for oil prices to stabilize and the market to improve. Stabilized oil prices are helping banks locally, and rising interest rates and hopes of reduced regulations have boosted bank stocks across the country. Bass said being a publicly traded bank makes Cadence more attracti ...>>
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Fast food in the Medical Center again draws criticism
Business
Published in 21-4-2017
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On Monday, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national advocacy group, launches a month-long billboard campaign in Houston as part of an ongoing protest against hospitals in the Texas Medical Center that allow fast-food restaurants in their food courts. Protest organizers said locating fast-food restaurants in hospitals signals tacit approval of the high fat and high salt in ...>>

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 21-4-2017
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Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Economy
Published in 21-4-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy. The Fed raised rates by a quarter-point last December but since then, officials have held off on further rate hikes, reflecting concerns about sluggish economic growth and periodic turbulence in financial markets. The rise in core inflation in August was le ...>>

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Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Economy
Published in 21-4-2017
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 21-4-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Economy
Published in 21-4-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

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Texans playing four nationally televised games in 2017
Sports
Published in 21-4-2017
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The NFL makes the 2017 schedule official at 7 tonight, but this much is known about the Texans' opponents: They'll play four nationally televised games.

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NBA report shows Thunder got away with no-calls in Game 2
Sports
Published in 21-4-2017
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The NBA Last Two Minute Report's examination of 20 calls and no calls in the final minutes of the Rockets' Game 2 win against the Thunder found three errors, all no calls that benefitted the Thunder and led to four points for Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook.

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Rice's Chad Lott becomes 6th transfer for Owls
Sports
Published in 21-4-2017
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The Rice basketball team is losing a sixth transfer this offseason in guard Chad Lott, who announced his move to Howard on Thursday.

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NFL Draft: Sizing up the wide receivers and tight ends
Sports
Published in 21-4-2017
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The Texans are pretty well set at both receiver and tight end, though they could use a late-round pick on an athletic player at either position.

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