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Jobs are becoming easier one robot at a time

Service robots are taking over as walking aids for patients, farmers, and oil rig inspectors at the Automatica international trade fair in Germany.

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HPE's CTO is leaving amid more big changes at the company

Nine months after it separated from HP's PC and printer group and a month after it said it would spin off its enterprise services division, HPE CEO Meg Whitman has announced yet more changes that will see CTO Martin Fink leave at the end of the year.

Boston Dynamics' newest robot might give you nightmares

SpotMini is a smaller version of the Spot robot that can walk around your house, serve you a drink, and put away the dishes.

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Apple retires its Thunderbolt Display without warning or a successor

Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the high-resolution external display that users of the MacBook and other Macs could use to get a better picture and work with more apps.

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Qualcomm seeks Chinese court’s help against defiant phone maker

Qualcomm is seeking the help of a Chinese court to get a local smartphone maker, Meizu, to agree to licensing terms for 3G and 4G and other patents that the company broadly agreed to with the Chinese government last year.

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Intel, SAP, other tech companies pledge to get more inclusive in hiring

Intel, SAP, Lyft, Spotify and VMware are among over 30 Silicon Valley companies that on Wednesday signed a pledge that they would take action to make their technology workforce "fully representative of the American people, as soon as possible."

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Solar Impulse 2 has made it halfway across the Atlantic

Solar Impulse 2 is onto the 15th leg of its journey, flying from New York to Spain, as it attempts to circumnavigate the globe without using a single drop of fuel.

This solar plane is crossing the Atlantic using only renewable energy

Solar Impulse 2 is onto the 15th leg of its journey, flying from New York to Spain, as it attempts to circumnavigate the globe without using a single drop of fuel.

The First Law robot delivers a prick to the finger

This robot exists solely to make you bleed

Roboticist and artist, Alexander Reben, says he created the first robot build for the sole purpose of inflicting pain on people, all to get them talking about artificial intelligence.

This robot intentionally hurt me and I didn't know how to feel

I tested out the First Law robot, which was build with the sole purpose of injuring its user. It's meant to start a serious discussion about AI.

Pain Inflicting Robot Sparks AI Debate

Roboticist and artist, Alexander Reben, says he created the first robot build for the sole purpose of inflicting pain on people, all to get them talking about artificial intelligence.

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FAA expected to announce rules for commercial drones this week

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce this week rules for the commercial use of drones, but the new regulations will limit their flights to daytime and to within the line of sight of operators.

Sony's PlayStation VR is coming in October

Sony will release over 50 games with its virtual reality headset which will debut in North America on October 13th.

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Amazon faces $350k fine for shipping dangerous goods

Amazon faces a $350,000 fine from the Federal Aviation Administration after shipping a corrosive chemical by air, in violation of federal law -- the 25th time the company has been found to violate hazardous chemical shipping regulations in two and a half years.

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DHL's Parcelcopter shows that automated drone delivery is real

DHL recently announced the completion of a three-months-long test of its automated drone delivery system, the Parcelcopter. It works with a packstation dubbed Skyport, which can automatically load and unload the drone’s payload when it lands and store it in one of the station’s lockers.

DHL Drone Automatically Delivers Packages

DHL successfully completes testing of the Parcelcopter, an automatic drone delivery system.

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Asus' Jonney Shih on product design and artificial intelligence

In an interview at Asus' headquarters in Taipei last week, I asked Shih about his design thinking philosophy, where he seeks inspiration and his throughs on artificial intelligence.

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Affordable drones are the new wave of underwater exploration

Two companies are helping to unlock the secrets of the sea with low-cost, easy-to-pilot aquatic drones.

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Jonney Shih on design, innovation and AI

Asus Chairman Jonney Shih speaks about his design thinking philosophy, where he gets his innovation and his thoughts on artificial intelligence.

These affordable underwater drones are the new wave in ocean exploration

Two companies are hoping to make underwater exploration accessible to everyone by building low cost, easy to use aquatic robots.

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Asus Chairman Jonney Shih explains the Zenbo robot

One of the surprise products of last week's Computex IT show in Taiwan was the Zenbo robot from Asus. IDG News Service spoke with Jonney Shih, chairman of Asus and the power behind much of the company's product planning and design, to find out more about Zenbo.

Jonney Shih explains the Asus Zenbo robot

It’s the robot that had Computex talking, but what’s Zenbo all about? I sat down with Asus Chairman Jonney Shih to find out more about the bot and why Asus decided the time is right for a robot.

PrecisionHawk eyes an air traffic control system for drones

With companies like Amazon and Google pushing for commercial use of drones, the U.S. government is under tremendous pressure to develop a control system that keeps order when hordes of drones flock to the skies.

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New rules would make CEO Mark Zuckerberg lose control of Facebook if he quits

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would lose majority voting control of the social networking company if he quits the company or his services are terminated, according to new rules proposed by the board.

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Oracle: We're going to sue that whistleblower cloud employee

Oracle plans to sue whistleblower Svetlana Blackburn for malicious prosecution, the company said Thursday.