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Oct 21, 2015

Honda joins race for self-driving car

Honda said Wednesday it would put a commercialized self-driving car on the road by 2020, challenging rivals Toyota and Nissan which are also betting on the future of autonomous vehicles. The announcement, ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show next week, comes as the auto ...

Friendly robot Pepper makes European debut in French store

Oct 21, 2015

Friendly robot Pepper makes European debut in French store

Pepper the humanoid robot made its European debut on Tuesday helping shoppers with wine, and more, in a major shop in France. The test run involves seven robots stationed in different parts of a Claye-Souilly region Carrefour store, where they are programmed to do ...

Oct 16, 2015

Yahoo Mail sheds need for passwords on mobile devices

Yahoo on Thursday set out to make its free email service hip again with upgrades that included getting rid of the need for passwords on mobile devices. Yahoo new email application allows users to sign-in without passwords, which have long been lambasted as paltry ...

Oct 15, 2015

Growing popularity of ad-blockers threatens mobile websites

Mobile websites face a new threat as millions download ad-blockers to their phones and tablets, removing pesky ads but potentially wiping out billions of dollars in advertising revenue. Close to 200 million downloads of ad-blocking software had taken place by the middle of the ...

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

Oct 9, 2015

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair


In a move that takes advantage of image recognition and robotics technologies, a Tokyo-based company is showcasing an unusual home appliance at the CEATEC trade fair. The invention, heralded as a world first by manufacturer Seven Dreamers Laboratories, is an automated laundry-folding robot, dubbed ...

Oct 8, 2015

Singapore Post tests drone mail service

Singapore Post said it has used a drone to deliver mail to an island community, joining postal services in other countries such as Finland that are testing unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver packages. The test flight took five minutes and carried a letter and ...