Meet Miko, India’s First ‘Emotionally Intelligent’ Companion Robot for Kids

Would parents in India buy a companion robot for their child? That’s the question that Mumbai-based startup Emotix is trying to answer today, with a bot it has built called Miko. The little robot can talk to children, and play with them, but at Rs. 19,000 it’s not exactly cheap. Gadgets 360 went to the Emotix office in Mumbai to meet Miko for ourselves, and get a better understanding of what the company is attempting. Miko’s design reminded us a bit of Eve, the robot from the movie Wall-E. Unlike…

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President Donald Trump’s first executive order called a “bomb” by one health care expert

Donald Trump’s first order of business as president was to sign an executive order instructing federal agencies to relieve the “burdens” of the Affordable Care Act. The vague language of the action left many wondering what implications this has for consumers, doctors, hospitals and insurers. The primary purpose of the order appeared to be the elimination of the insurance mandate: This provision of the ACA requires all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The mandate was written into the law, however, so an executive order cannot exactly repeal that provision. But…

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PHOTOS: FIRST LADY INAUGURAL BALL FASHION THROUGH THE YEARS

At Friday night’s inaugural balls, Melania Trump got her first opportunity as first lady to show off her fashion sense at a formal event. She wore an ivory column gown reportedly designed by the former creative director of Carolina Herrera, Herve Pierre. Celebrating the new president with a ball is a tradition that dates all the way back to our first president, when one was held in George Washington’s honor in New York City, according to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies. It was not until 1809, however, that…

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Melania Trump’s ‘America First’ Inaugural Wardrobe

WASHINGTON — In the end, she checked every box. Elegant, unexpected dress? Check. Unknown designer elevated to overnight sensation? Check. New York brand? Check. Implicit message about cooperation and embracing the melting pot? Check. When Melania Trump took the stage with her husband, President Trump, on Friday night for the inaugural balls, she demonstrated that, while she may have been out of the spotlight since the election, she hasn’t been sticking her head in the sand. She has been closely studying the vernacular of first lady dress. In an architectural…

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Melania Trump’s inauguration as the First Lady of fashion

As Donald Trump celebrated his inauguration day, the world’s attention naturally turned to his wife Melania Trump and her sartorial choices. From Michelle Obama to Jackie O, the First Lady of the United States inescapably becomes thrust into the fashion realm. Famously scrutinised, what they wear can not only set trends but be a powerful tool for political messaging. Melania began her inaugural image strategy with looks that are certainly interspersed with meaning. Rarely speaking herself, she chooses to let her clothes do the talking. Her polished FLOTUS makeover has…

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India’s First GM Food Crop Held Up by Lawsuit

India’s long-standing push to approve genetically modified (GM) food crops has been controversially delayed, after an environmental campaigner launched a lawsuit that accuses scientists of deceiving the public about the benefits of transgenic mustard. The claims are untrue, says Deepak Pental, a plant geneticist at the University of Delhi who has led research into the crop. “These attacks are only calculated to bring a bad name to Indian science,” he says. Other researchers are wary of pronouncing on the merits of the case, which is set for its next hearing…

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Will Karl Lagerfeld or Ralph Lauren dress Melania Trump for the inauguration?

Who Melania wears at the inauguration on Friday will be as important, if not more so, than what she wears. There is little doubt that she will look polished, expensive and chic in her two outfits – a day outfit for the swearing-in, and a ballgown for evening. Anyone expecting an excess of cleavage or bling has not been paying attention to the makeunder (tone-it-down makeover, as also undergone by Kim Kardashian) that has seen Trump embrace a new look: neutrals (the camel coat she wore on election day), on-trend…

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100 years of First Lady fashion: What the Presidents’ wives wore to inaugural balls – and what it says about them

For a fledgling first lady there’s a lot riding on her inaugural gown. Obviously the name of the game is looking smoking hot. Hell, with the eyes of the world upon you, who wouldn’t want to be the belle of the Inaugural Ball? No one knows what Melania Trump will wear on Friday night, but we suspect she’ll have been planning her outfit ever since Trump won the presidency in November. But it’s not just as easy as choosing a pretty frock. The ball is the First Lady’s moment to…

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First WHO toolkit to strengthen Europe’s health response to migration

Over one million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe by sea in 2015. 2016 has become the deadliest year ever for these travellers, with over 4700 people found dead or missing at sea so far. Sudden and large influxes of refugees and migrants can disrupt entire health systems in countries of transit and destination, if these are not adequately prepared. While the health problems of refugees and migrants are similar to those of the rest of the population, many suffer from physical and psychological illnesses associated with exposure to conflicts…

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Moto M First Impressions

Lenovo today launched the Moto M, an aspirational upper-mid-range smartphone. The company is pushing it heavily for its metal body and looks as well as its well-rounded feature set. That is to say, there is no one standout feature such as a massive front camera – the screen, battery, and camera capabilities are all balanced. We were present at the company’s launch event, and here are our first impressions. The look is certainly an improvement over previous plastic Moto phones, including the G and X series, but the Moto M…

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