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Sat, Jul 4 2015

Rubbing along with robots tackles Abe's double dilemma

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TOKYO - 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.

Japan, Tech 04 Jul 2015

Minecraft celebrities draw record crowd to gaming

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LONDON - For hours, the dedicated queued on Saturday to carry off a prized autograph or to pose for a selfie with some of the biggest celebrities of a new generation. | Video

04 Jul 2015

Canadian judge rejects request for injunction against Uber

TORONTO - 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.

04 Jul 2015

Fri, Jul 3 2015

UberPOP halts service in France after clampdown, protests

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PARIS - 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.

Tech, France 03 Jul 2015

Stick-on smart sensor offers hassle-free car hire

Renting a car is often fraught with worry. If the car is damaged in any way, the renter could be in line for a hefty bill; even if the car was stationary at the time. But a novel sensing technology could spell the end of disputes over liability if a car is damaged by accurately determining who is to blame. | Video

03 Jul 2015

Sat, Jul 4 2015

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record

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- 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. | Video

Environment, U.S., Science, Tech 04 Jul 2015

Fri, Jul 3 2015

Fearing return to drachma, some Greeks use bitcoin to dodge capital controls

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LONDON - 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.

Tech, Greece 03 Jul 2015

Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill

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MOSCOW - 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.

03 Jul 2015

Hamas reopens office of Gaza's only mobile phone provider

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GAZA - The Hamas-appointed attorney general in the Gaza Strip reopened the offices of the territory's only mobile phone provider on Sunday, five days after he ordered them closed over alleged non-payment of taxes.

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Samsung Group companies' merger deal runs into fresh opposition

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SEOUL - 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.

Deals, Tech 03 Jul 2015