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ROBOTS WITH BETTER SKILLS IN A BIGGER MARKET

More than 50 companies showcased a new generation of robots at the Shanghai CES electronics show, built to serve as companions at home, attendants at shopping malls or just provide entertainment.

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• Science is worthless if it isn’t motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.

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GM raises output of self-driving Bolts, boosts test fleet

General Motors Co. says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit, making it among the first automakers to mass produce self-driving vehicles.

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Go champion beaten by computer

WUZHEN, China (AP) — A computer defeated China’s top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate.

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• The English Premier League is aiming to use video replays from the 2018-19 season after deciding to allow other competitions to experience the technology’s teething problems.

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Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles 

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsets 

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets.

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AMAZON ECHO UDPATED NOW WITH TOUCH SCREEN, VIDEO CALLING

Amazon is giving its voice-enabled Echo speaker a touch screen and video-calling capabilities as it competes with Google’s efforts at bringing “smarts” to the home.

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• A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation on the iconic entrepreneur will travel to America’s high-tech enclave.

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BTC TO SELL SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 FROM FRIDAY

BTC has been testing the Samsung Galaxy S8 device for several weeks and will be the first mobile carrier in the Bahamas to have the new device for sale on Friday.

Uber setting up artificial intelligence lab

Uber is setting up a lab in Toronto to develop artificial intelligence needed for autonomous cars to recognize objects so they can travel safely.

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Swiss solar plane completes 1st test flight

A group of Swiss adventurers say they have completed the first test flight of a new solar-powered airplane they hope will eventually reach the edge of space.

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GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive has said, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry.

Uber taking to the skies with next ride hailing project

Uber is taking to the skies with its next project — “flying cars” — even as all eyes are on its problems on the ground.

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100 per cent electric vehicles added to government fleets

The Ministry of Finance has made the move towards greener transportation by leasing eight zero-emission, 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAFs, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), from Easy Car Sales, the only local provider of 100 per cent electric cars.

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