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When Marty McFly and "Doc" Brown burst into 2015 in a time machine, straight from the year 1985, they encounter a brave new world of garbage-fuelled flying cars, self-tying shoes and robot waiters. For audiences in 1989, when CDs were the height of hi-tech, science fiction comedy "Back to the Future II" portrayed an exciting world 30 years down the line in which people would flit around on gravity-defying hoverboards, sporting self-drying, auto-adjusting clothes, and dogs are walked by drones.

Appliance manufacturers have spent years developing smart fridges that can tell when food needs to be ordered, but many consumers still cannot see the point of an intelligent kitchen. Karsten Ottenberg is the chief executive of Europe's biggest home appliance maker, BSH of Germany. In an interview with dpa during the recent IFA consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin, he offered an indication of what the networked kitchen of the future may look like.
In their current guise and with their current features, traditional tablets are starting to struggle to compete with phablets for screen size and with hybrid and 2-in-1 devices for practicality and productivity. In fact, ABI Research is forecasting that in 2016, for the first time, the installed base for tablets will actually drop. "The global installed base of branded tablets will peak around 373 million units at the close of 2015," says Research Director Jeff Orr.
It takes the dexterity of a lacemaker to remove the tiny bird caught in nets strung between pine trees on Poland's Baltic coast, a veritable paradise for dozens of migratory species. Polish ornithologist Jaroslaw Nowakowski delicately unravels the Goldcrest, among Europe's smallest bird species, placing it inside a muslin bag before moving it to a make-shift laboratory in a tent for measuring and tagging with rings. The hulking professor says studies by the University of Gdansk over the last 55 years show a disturbing trend in the wings of certain species. "Pointed wings better adapted to travelling long distances are giving way to more rounded ones that work better on shorter trips," Nowakowski told AFP, blaming "global warming, urbanisation and deforestation" for the change. "Thanks to our extensive records, we have solid proof of the change and have raised the alarm, but generally to no avail.
In a week that saw Meryl Streep speak out about equal pay and other actresses of the film "Suffragette" applaud the domestic violence protesters who invaded their premiere, the topic took center stage at a Los Angeles event last Friday. The "Power of Women" event hosted by trade magazine Variety honoured Oprah Winfrey, Anna Kendrick, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki among others. On the red carpet, conversation quickly turned to the fight for gender equality in Hollywood.
Heights don't scare Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which came in handy when the actor was tasked with recreating Frenchman Philippe Petit's audacious 1974 high-wire walk between the roofs of New York's Twin Towers in the movie "The Walk." The former "3rd Rock from the Sun" child star, now 34, talked about training for the movie and the unexpected similarities between walking a wire and acting.
Priscilla Presley closes her eyes and bites her lip as she listens to a new album of Elvis songs, with the king of rock and roll's voice backed by Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. "I am emotional because I watched him singing each one of these songs," his ex-wife told AFP at London's Abbey Road Studios, where the album was recorded and where The Beatles made most of their hits.


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