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  • File photo of humanoid robots working side by side with employees in the assembly line at a factory of Glory Ltd., a manufacturer of automatic change dispensers, in Kazo, north of Tokyo
    Rubbing along with robots tackles Abe's double dilemma 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    By Leika Kihara and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - Factory worker Satomi Iwata has new co-workers, a troupe of humanoid automata that are helping to address two of Japan's … More »Rubbing along with robots tackles Abe's double dilemma

    File photo of humanoid robots working side by side with employees in the assembly line at a factory of Glory Ltd., a manufacturer of automatic change dispensers, in Kazo, north of Tokyo

    By Leika Kihara and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - Factory worker Satomi Iwata has new co-workers, a troupe of humanoid automata that are helping to address two of Japan's most pressing concerns - a shortage of labor and a need for growth. The 19 robots, which cost her employer Glory Ltd <6457.T> about 7.4 million yen …

  • Child plays video game Minecraft at the Minecon convention in London
    Minecraft celebrities draw record crowd to gaming 6 hours ago

    Not for them the rock stars or sporting heroes, but video gamers who have won millions of global followers piling up blocks in the Minecraft virtual world and who came … More »Minecraft celebrities draw record crowd to gaming

    Child plays video game Minecraft at the Minecon convention in London

    Not for them the rock stars or sporting heroes, but video gamers who have won millions of global followers piling up blocks in the Minecraft virtual world and who came to London for the Minecon convention on July 4 and 5. The 10,000 tickets sold made it the largest ever such event for a single video game. The fact those …

  • Canadian judge rejects request for injunction against Uber 22 hours ago

    An Ontario court on Friday rejected the city of Toronto's request for an injunction to halt Uber's operations in Canada's largest city. Judge Sean Dunphy dismissed the … More »Canadian judge rejects request for injunction against Uber

    An Ontario court on Friday rejected the city of Toronto's request for an injunction to halt Uber's operations in Canada's largest city. Judge Sean Dunphy dismissed the application and said there was no evidence the company operates as a taxi broker, according to a copy of the ruling provided by Uber. "We are pleased with …

  • Swiss pilot Piccard takes a selfie in the Solar Impulse 2 plane during the 6th leg of the round the world trip from Chongqing to Nanjing
    Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record Fri, 3 Jul, 2015

    (Reuters) - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day … More »Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record

    Swiss pilot Piccard takes a selfie in the Solar Impulse 2 plane during the 6th leg of the round the world trip from Chongqing to Nanjing

    (Reuters) - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any fuel. Pilot Andre …

  • Walmart to start offering online grocery pickup orders for 11 Ottawa-area stores Fri, 3 Jul, 2015

    Walmart will offer grocery pickup for the first time in Canada starting next week at locations in the Ottawa area, and it says it's prepared to roll out the service to … More »Walmart to start offering online grocery pickup orders for 11 Ottawa-area stores

    Walmart will offer grocery pickup for the first time in Canada starting next week at locations in the Ottawa area, and it says it's prepared to roll out the service to other cities if demand warrants. The $3 service will allow people to place orders through Walmart Canada's website. Simon Rodrigue, Walmart Canada's senior …

  • New Brunswick wants to reduce the amount of electronic waste that ends up in its landfills. The provincial government has posted proposed changes to a regulation under the Clean Environment Act to allow for public comment. The new rules would make industry responsible for managing their electronic products from the date …

  • DropTag Drive, from development firm Cambridge Consultants, is a small tag that is fixed to the inside of a car's windshield and continually monitors all vehicle accelerations and impacts during the hire period. The technology is based on an existing condition monitoring device that was developed by Cambridge Consultants …

  • A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in Paris

    Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results. The bill, passed by the State Duma lower house in its third reading, seeks to emulate European Union rules on the "right to be forgotten", under which search …

  • In an attempt to safeguard the tiny property from being destroyed, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust banned the implements from five attractions

  • FILE - This Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo shows a striking taxi driver holding a placard which read, "Stop Uber, Stop listening," referring to the new US spying report in France, during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, France. French authorities took two Uber managers into custody for questioning on Monday over "illicit activity" involving its low-cost service. The detentions came amid rising tensions between the government and the ride-hailing company, which culminated last week in a violence-marred taxi strike that blocked roads around the country. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. It reflects the broader struggle of governments to keep up with fast-moving technology — and how to tax operations like Uber's and protect workers …

  • A leaflet which reads "Uber go home" is seen on a taxi as striking French taxi drivers block the traffic on the Paris ring road during a national protest against car-sharing service Uber, in Paris

    By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced sometimes-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi service. After fierce protests last week by licensed French taxi drivers who argue it …

  • A worker works on a Samsung outdoor advertisement installed atop an office building in central Seoul

    By Se Young Lee and Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - The proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group companies came under attack from two directions on Friday, as an activist hedge fund filed a court action against the deal and a shareholder advisory group recommended shareholders oppose it. In a rare case of shareholder …

  • A man demonstrates the use of a Bitcoin ATM at a bookstore in Acharnai in northern Athens, Greece

    By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin. New customers depositing at least 50 euros with BTCGreece, the only Greece-based bitcoin exchange, open only …

  • Totalplay, the pay TV, Internet and fixed-line company owned by Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas, is considering participating in an upcoming tender for a $7 billion wholesale mobile network, the company's chief executive said on Thursday. The planned network, which is written into Mexico's constitution, will have use …

  • An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in Warsaw

    U.S. banking regulators must hire and train more examiners with technology expertise so they can give more useful cyber security recommendations to small and mid-sized banks, a federal watchdog agency has warned. A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office identified the issue as one of several that banking …

 
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