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March, 2019

Google Home can now talk to your tulip

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Flowers are hard to talk to. You tell them about your day, you read them poetry, you complain about the ineffectiveness of the political system, but all they do is just kinda stand there and do nothing.

Well, no moreGoogle Tulip is a new service that lets Google Home communicate directly with tulips. 

Google says advancements in AI have allowed Google Home to understand what tulips are saying as well as translate between Tulipish (what, you thought that all flowers speak the same language?) and “dozens” of human languages.  Read more…

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Well, that incredible optical illusion at the Louvre has been destroyed by the public

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It took four days, 400 volunteers, and around 2,000 pieces of paper to install, and within a day, the public had destroyed it all.

But hey, it was always going to happen, according to the artist.

Taking over the main courtyard of the Louvre Museum in Paris, the installation was the work of French street artist JR, as he is only known by.

Commissioned as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Louvre Pyramid, the work is a giant paper collage surrounding the structure. 

Although the museum itself dates back to the 12th century, the Louvre Pyramid, designed by Chinese-born U.S. architect I.M. Pei, was officially opened on Mar. 30, 1989. Read more…

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People love The Cure’s Robert Smith and his utterly deadpan interview answer

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It’s perhaps an unspoken rule that you’re meant to look excited on the red carpet of an awards show.

That doesn’t apply to legendary gothic rock band The Cure, and especially its frontman Robert Smith, who were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.

Smith has become of the talk of the internet, thanks to how utterly unexcited he was during an interview on the red carpet. 

After interviewer Carrie Keagan enthusiastically greeted the band, asking “Are you as excited as I am?” Smith offered up a pretty blunt response.  Read more…

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