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UK: Amazon makes first drone delivery (Business)
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Retail giant Amazon has made its first delivery using a drone, in the UK.
posted: 14/12/2016
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GoPro recalls drone after power failure (Business)
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Action camera firm GoPro has recalled its new drone after reports of power failures.
posted: 09/11/2016
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Airware’s operating system makes drones simple to build and modify for multiple applications (Business)
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A first-ever standard “operating system” for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for multiple applications.
posted: 16/09/2014
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Barclays taps vein biometrics in bank fraud fight (Business)
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Barclays is launching a finger scanner for corporate clients and will roll out voice recognition for millions of retail clients next year as it steps up use of biometric recognition technology to combat banking fraud.
posted: 10/09/2014
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Bitcoin shows staying power as online merchants chase digital sparkle (Business)
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Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.
posted: 28/08/2014
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Telecommuting can be beneficial for a work/life balance (Business)
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There are mornings when getting out of bed may seem impossible, and the idea of spending the day at work is unappealing. If working from home is an option, one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says perks of telecommuting go beyond working in pajamas.
posted: 02/10/2013
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Nintendo faces 'path to irrelevance', says Atari founder (Business)
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Nintendo, whose latest console has sold poorly, could be on a "path to irrelevance", the founder of legendary games company Atari has said.
posted: 07/09/2013
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Smart technology makes its way into lighting (Business)
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According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the lighting systems of the future could be multi-purpose devices not dissimilar to smart phones. In the future, lighting will not just allow us to see but could also be used to survey surroundings, transmit information, reflect moods and make our lives more comfortable. Smart lighting could also save as much as 80 per cent of energy compared to traditional lighting solutions. As more applications become available, the smart lighting industry will also be revolutionised. In addition to lighting, businesses could soon begin to offer their customers smart applications and comprehensive service concepts.
posted: 14/06/2013
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iRobot files patent application for autonomous all-in-one 3D printing, milling, drilling and finishing robot (Business)
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Well, just when you thought 3D printing was finally putting you back in charge of creating your own objects, along comes iRobot Corporation with a U.S. patent application for a “Robotic Fabricator.”
posted: 29/01/2013
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New body scanner offers virtual tape measure for online shopping (Business)
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British researchers have come up with a new body scanning device that gives accurate measurements and could boost online clothes shopping.
posted: 27/11/2012
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