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First-ever robot wedding takes place in Japan (VIDEO)
The moment all of you tech geeks have been waiting for: the first ever robot wedding took place in Japan on June 27. Crowds paid $81 to witness the historic occasion.

28.06.2015 08:36

Move, texter, get out the way: Texting lanes debut in Utah
On subway escalators in London and Washington, DC, it’s expected that people will “walk left, stand right.” A US university is bringing that concept to staircases, with walking, running and texting lanes, and it's not alone with this idea.

16.06.2015 16:24

Leave our encryption alone: Top tech firms, groups appeal to White House
Two of the top trade associations for major technology companies such as Google and IBM voiced their strident opposition to any policy proposal that would weaken encryption systems for the benefit of law enforcement.

09.06.2015 15:16

Safety first – activist suggests teaching children to make risk-free selfies
A public movement suggests extracurricular lessons of “safe selfies” in Russian schools to bring down the growing number of accidents caused by the new fad.

08.06.2015 10:08

Abuse, harassment, death threats: Social media crimes soaring – police
More than 16,000 criminal incidents on social media, including Twitter and Facebook, have been reported to police over the last year, according to new figures.

05.06.2015 14:11

Tiny $9 computer CHIP rocks Kickstarter, promising tons of free apps
A $9 computer created in California, does everything any average family PC is supposed to do including surfing, programming and entertainment. The tiny gadget has raised more than $1.5 million on Kickstarter – 30 times more than its developers asked for.

23.05.2015 12:40

Apple, Google and 140+ tech firms urge Obama not to give police 'backdoor' access to encrypted phone data
Apple, Google, and a host of other tech companies and cryptology experts have signed a letter sent to President Obama calling on his administration to stem any proposal that seeks to weaken encryption security to benefit policing agencies.

19.05.2015 16:30

FBI now says StingRay surveillance can be disclosed
Local law enforcement is not prohibited by the FBI from disclosing use of StingRay surveillance technology that can mimic the behavior of mobile phone towers, the agency says in contradiction with previous interpretations.

15.05.2015 17:39

Google's 'accidental' evil robot army worries Elon Musk - book
Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk is worried that internet giant Google could create an evil robot army bent on annihilating the human race - by accident.

13.05.2015 14:18

​Berkeley to vote on 'right to know' law on cellphone radiation risks
The city council of Berkeley, California, will vote on a cellphone 'right to know' law on Tuesday, which would require phone retailers to include a notice informing customers of the recommended distance a phone should be kept away from the body.

12.05.2015 13:46

Woman fired for uninstalling app on company phone that tracked her 24 hrs a day
A California woman has sued her former employer, which fired her shortly after she disabled a GPS tracking feature on her company iPhone. The app was used to monitor employees even on their personal time, the lawsuit alleged.

11.05.2015 21:34

Roboforce: Chinese plant replaces 90 percent of workers with robots
A Chinese company has begun building the first factory in the Dongguan manufacturing hub in the south of the country which will be staffed almost exclusively by robots, in a countrywide automation drive.

06.05.2015 17:08