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Murder on Echo?

January 12, 2017 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

<i> Can Amazon’s networked speaker Echo help solve a murder? The police in the U.S. state of Arkansas hope so and now want to get at Amazon’s data. </i> Amazon’s voice-activated speaker Echo is a remarkable device. Though by no means fully developed, the virtual assistant it contains can already play music, [Read more]

Cinema and Reality

January 6, 2016 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

One characteristic of American cinema is the level of violence, death and destruction in a good part of its filmography. It almost has a monopoly on the genre, beginning with Westerns and their unending killing of Native Americans. The gangster movies of the 1930s and 1940s created the genre. Directors like Sam [Read more]

Amanda Knox Acquitted: End of a Successful Minor News Story

April 3, 2015 // Le Monde - France - French

So, American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito, her lover at the time of the events, are not guilty of the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher, who was found half-naked, raped and stabbed in her Perugia apartment in 2007. They were Erasmus students; attractive, well-off, occasional cannabis smokers and free to [Read more]