A record for Black Friday December 2 2019

back from the Thanksgiving break in with two weeks until the Christmas break begins this is CNN tenth my name is Carl azuz welcome to the show we're starting in the Middle Eastern country of Iraq today partly because its prime minister resigned over the weekend Parliament accepted a deal Abdul Mahdi's decision on Sunday and what that means is that a rocks current government is now a caretaker government a sort of placeholder until Parliament can put together new leadership why is all this happening it started with protests that began in early October Iraqis say they're frustrated by corruption in the government a lack of jobs power outages and problems with other government services there's been fighting between protesters and police there's been vandalism of government offices and last Thursday Iraqi security forces opened fire on demonstrators with live ammunition killing more than 40 people in a city of southern Iraq it was the deadliest day in the ongoing protests and an Iraqi Court gave a high ranking security officer a death sentence for his role in that in all more than 430 people have been killed and 15,000 have been hurt since the protests started that includes both civilians and security forces and despite Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi's resignation protesters say it's not enough demonstrations continued this weekend police say Iran's consulate in the Iraqi city of Najaf was burned protesters have been concerned about Iran's growing influence over what happens in Iraq ten-second trivia in the US the term Black Friday was first used to describe what plunging gold prices historic holiday spending stock market collapse or retail profit surge back in 1869 the u.s. gold market collapsed on Black Friday Black Friday sounds kind of scary and it was Black Friday first referred to the collapse of the u.s. gold market in 1869 a century later Philadelphia police whose Black Friday to describe chaos and congestion downtown streets were clogged with hordes of shoppers headed to the big department stores retailers hated the term but then tried to reinvent it it was the day their profits went from red to black so they said Black Friday really started catching on in the 80s and 90s pushed by the growth of big-box stores today it's all about bargains and Black Friday is dark roots are for the history books now Small Business Saturday Cyber Monday and givingtuesday are all on the shopping season calendar but for Black Friday itself a new record was set this year with Americans spending seven point four billion dollars in online sales alone Adobe Analytics says almost 40% of those sales were made through smartphones indicating that shoppers were getting more comfortable buying Christmas and holiday gifts on smaller screens nerf and paw patrol toys video games and the Nintendo switch Apple products and Samsung TVs these are some of the most popular items sold online there were also a lot of online purchases that were picked up in brick-and-mortar stores so people could bypass checkout lines CNBC reports that this year's Black Friday was the second biggest online shopping day in history behind Cyber Monday of last year but experts expect that today's Cyber Monday will set an all-time online spending record next story is a great big one you've heard the truth will set you free can music help do that too even for people in prison lend us your ears for a report on how composing and playing music appears to help rehabilitate men at a South Carolina Correctional Facility as far as prisons go if we have to be here we need something to reform up and use it is a direct expression of what we feel we want to be and to let go of the things that we don't want anymore [Music] at Lee Correctional Institution a maximum-security prison in South Carolina the new york-based Chamber Orchestra Dakota spends a week a year working with inmates to write music the inmates included in this program are chosen by merit nor prime musical experiences necessary right I want to learn this in chunks because you guys are teaching us the thumb now which is totally radical and often before I was never exposed to classical music or chamber music or anything that was cultured honestly I closed myself off to a world of expression that I never really knew existed we have an opportunity in this program to put away the violence and all these other mediums of expression that do nothing but hurt people and we can channel those feelings and expressions into music [Music] when we're able to practice and actually get together and just for that moment just just for that little bit of time you're able to take your armor off for once and just breathe it's been a big tool to help me change we have a phrase that we use we have to act hard you know act tough put on sort of a facade and we can channel those feelings and expressions into music which is the most positive way to express yourself uses for robots around the world are on the rise but one of the human senses they don't have is touch they can't feel and respond to physical contact so the more they work alongside people the greater the chances are of an accident there are scientists working on solutions for this though some say they're not going to be in place anytime soon it's hard not to want to hug Wally but cozying up to some of his real-life counterparts they can be very dangerous that's why this professor wants to help man a machine interact better than ever before and he's creating robotic skin to help [Music] robots today are often used in factories and on assembly lines in 2017 manufacturers had roughly 85 industrial robots per 10,000 employees worldwide and the global supply of industrial robots is expected to grow 14 percent per year until 2021 but because robots have no awareness of themselves or their surroundings they can be dangerous when factory buys a robot they put a fence completely around it so keeping human away from the robot and we want to actually remove the fence to do that dr. gordon cheng created the world's first artificial skin for robots enabling them to feel and respond to physical Khan act more than 13,000 censors cover each one's body from shoulder to toe detecting temperature proximity and pressure they saw somewhat of a fundamental sense in in human and interaction safe several research teams have tried giving the gift of touch to robots according to Gordon and the sensors were never the problem but the computing power needed to process this data proved overwhelming it will require more than 600 computers why would I want to carry 600 computer with me I need a truck to follow me the group turned to human skin to solve the problem each person has about 5 million skin receptors but your brain can't digest info from each one at the same time instead the nervous system prioritizes new sensations for instance you feel gloves when you first put them on but eventually your body basically forgets they're there Oh brain and our body come up with a scheme that you don't send me information unless there is something that is significant for me to know about inspired by the system the team combined algorithms with sensors designed to transmit information only when their values changed the end result a robot that can be guided by touch detect uneven surfaces and respond to physical presence nude potential application is endless those applications will enable a future of mechanical caregivers health workers and even companions [Music] [Applause] and finally this Monday a feast with the beasts or at least a meal for the monkeys why should people have all the fun of a Thanksgiving dinner the Phoenix Zoo treated its squirrel monkeys to one of their own no it wasn't turkey and giblets do people still eat giblets this spread included their usual salad papaya and bananas cuz monkeys and they seem to enjoy eating it in Thanksgiving style so in the kingdom of an amelia we don't have to taxonomy ourselves to find core data on an orderly meal for which monkeys will be giving thanks we just whip up a genus or at least fruitful spread that we can file them away for later to always know what the primate I'm Carl azuz for CNN [Music]

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