Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


Computers know you're sad, then try to help

MADRID -- A computer uses voice recognition to assess emotions and then responds to them.


Organic-only for Beijing's middle-class moms

BEIJING -- Concerned about food safety, Beijing's mothers are setting up their own organic delivery teams.


Bike-powered movies on show in Hong Kong

HONG KONG -- At movie screenings hosted by Magnificent Revolution, audiences are treated to short films in outdoor theaters--but they have to work for it. Or more precisely, work out for it.