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Ballerina bots of the Amazon job-pocalypse
Ballerina bots of the Amazon job-pocalypse
New York — Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars but, instead of colliding,...
Foldable phone outlook hinges on the bend
Foldable phone outlook hinges on the bend
Handset-makers are racing to launch their first smartphones with folding screens but analysts warn the technology is still too rudimentary —...
Galaxy Fold will be in SA stores in May
Galaxy Fold will be in SA stores in May
The Galaxy Fold is a new category device that is both a 4.6-inch smartphone and a 7.3-inch tablet, which uses Samsung’s infinity flex display and...
Malaysia's flying car plan jets into controversy
Malaysia's flying car plan jets into controversy
Malaysia plans to launch a flying car, a minister has said, sparking a flood of mockery in a country with a chequered history when it comes to...
'Xi cult' app is China's red hot hit
'Xi cult' app is China's red hot hit
A propaganda app that puts China's powerful President Xi Jinping in anyone's pockets has become a hit in the country — with a helpful nudge...
New universe map unearths 300 000 more galaxies
New universe map unearths 300 000 more galaxies
The known Universe just got a lot bigger.
Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health
Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health
The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information — usually online — that overrides...
AI set to transform healthcare
AI set to transform healthcare
The popular travel aggregator Expedia is able to search three million hotels in a second to deliver a selection of personalised results, thanks to...
​France to tighten online bullying laws after media 'boys' club' scandal
​France to tighten online bullying laws after media 'boys' club' scandal
France said Thursday it is toughening its internet abuse laws after an outcry over young media executives who ran a macho "boys' club" that ...
Google parent Alphabet hit by rising costs
Google parent Alphabet hit by rising costs
Google parent Alphabet reported quarterly earnings beating Wall Street expectations on Monday, but shares slipped, with investors apparently...
Huawei charm offensive runs into buzzsaw of US charges
Huawei charm offensive runs into buzzsaw of US charges
Fraud, obstruction of justice and cloak-and-dagger trade theft — a US rap sheet alleging systematic skullduggery by Chinese telecom giant...
For bruised Apple, a need to go beyond the iPhone
For bruised Apple, a need to go beyond the iPhone
Apple is aiming to show it can do more than just make iPhones in a quarterly update Tuesday for investors who are skeptical over whether the...
US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations
US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations
The US Justice Department on Monday unveiled sweeping charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up...
WhatsApp limits forwarding function to fight misinformation
WhatsApp limits forwarding function to fight misinformation
On Monday, messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update which will limit the number of times a message can be forwarded in a bid to fight...

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