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New wave of robots set to deliver the goods

Washington, United States | AFP | The robots of the future will be coming soon, rolling along at a lumbering pace with those goods you just ordered. The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a new wave of automated systems taking aim at the “last mile” …

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Twitter adds ‘explore’ to make finding tweets easier

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Thursday added an “explore” tab aimed at making it easier to find interesting content, the latest move to boost engagement at the one-to-many messaging service. The feature, which was being added first to Twitter on Apple mobile devices and was promised …

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Sale of core Yahoo assets to Verizon delayed

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Yahoo said Monday that the closing of a $4.8 billion deal to sell its core internet assets to US telecom titan Verizon has been delayed several months. A close originally set for this quarter has been pushed into next quarter, the pioneering internet …

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Google grabs Twitter app platform Fabric

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Google is acquiring Twitter’s mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent path without a suitor. Terms of the deal were not announced. Twitter last year was in talks to …

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The future of car tech: getting to know you

Las Vegas, United States | AFP | The car of the future doesn’t just want to drive you. It wants to know you. The automotive technology showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show over the past week was in part about self-driving vehicles, but also about personalizing the driving experience. Artificial …

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LG kicks off gadget gala with ‘wallpaper’ thin TV

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  LG Electronics showed off a “wallpaper” thin television and task-tending robots that learn, as a day packed with gadget unveilings got underway Wednesday in Las Vegas. As in years past, the South Korean consumer electronics giant staked out the opening slot in a …

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Tech spending to slip in world of political uncertainty

Las Vegas, United States | AFP |  Global spending on consumer technology is expected to slip this year due to factors including a strong US dollar and political uncertainty prompted by Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump. Consumer Technology Association senior director of market research Steve Koenig revealed the US trade …

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Istanbul attack overshadows New Year festivities

New York, United States | AFP | An attack that killed 39 revelers in an Istanbul nightclub overshadowed New Year celebrations around the world to ring in 2017. The massacre stoked fears that large crowds of people cramming into major cities could present a target for violent extremists. Festivities in …

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Australia kicks off global New Year party

Sydney, Australia | AFP |  Australia rang in the new year Sunday with a spectacular fireworks display in Sydney, sending rainbow-coloured showers into the night sky and defying the global terror attacks that cast a pall over 2016. Around 1.5 million people packed Australia’s biggest city to watch as the …

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