• Japanese companies tests robots in workplace

    Aiko Chihira android robot Japan

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    A crowd gathers near the entrance of Tokyo's upscale Mitsukoshi Department Store, which traces its roots to a kimono shop in the late 17th century.

    Fitting with the store's history, the new greeter wears a traditional Japanese kimono while delivering ...

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  • Android robot urinates on Apple logo in Google Maps

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    In the outskirts of Rawalpindi, a Pakistani city less than 10 miles southwest of Islamabad, is what appears to be a park in the shape of an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo.

    At least, that's what shows up if you look up Rawalpindi in Google Maps.

  • Hubble Space Telescope turns 25

    Westerlund 2 as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

    NASA

    It's up there right now -- flying about 340 miles over the Earth and circling us every 97 minutes. It's a telescope -- in the sky. Just think about that for a bit. It's called the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • Comcast says it's over: It won't try to merge with Time Warner Cable

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    It's over. Comcast formally withdrew from its pending $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable on Friday morning -- after the companies failed to convince regulators the deal would be good for consumers.

  • Microsoft: The post-Windows company?

    Microsoft Windows 10

    Microsoft

    Who cares about Windows 10? Microsoft might not even need it.

    That's an exaggeration, but Microsoft keeps finding new ways to prove that it is built to survive the "post-PC" world.

    Sales of Windows tanked last quarter, falling 19% for business customer...

  • Son of Hubble to peer back in time

    Hubble Telescope

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    If you're hunting for the earliest galaxies and clues about potential life on other planets you are going to need a very big mirror and a golf ball of gold.

    They are both necessary for the construction of The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), intende...

  • Japan space agency aims for the moon by 2018

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    Japan's space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations who have explored Earth's satellite.

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), divulged th...

  • YouTube marks 10 years by opening new studios

    YouTube

    From YouTube

    On the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills, an upscale Tokyo high-rise full of offices, restaurants and residences, two actors in kimonos sit on a tatami mat and glare at each other as artificial smoke billows around them.

    It's been a long day of filming "Th...

  • Google launches 'Project Fi' wireless service

    Google headquarters sign

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    Google on Wednesday announced Project Fi, a new cell phone service that will compete with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Project Fi is like any other wireless service, except for a few notable differences.

  • How to get an Apple Watch by Tuesday

    Apple Watch

    Apple

    If you weren't among the first to pre-order an Apple Watch two weeks ago, your options for getting one before June are pretty limited.

  • Video shows glow in stricken nuclear plant

    Fukushima plant Japan tsunami

    TEPCO

    A second robotic probe sent into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has captured images of a strange green glow.

    Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) deployed the second remote-controlled robot last week after the first one broke down.

    The robot dete...

  • Norway to become 1st nation to kill FM radio

    Radio

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    Video may have killed the radio star, but in Norway it's digital that's killing FM radio.

    In two years' time, the Scandinavian nation is slated to become the first in the world to phase out radio entirely.

    That doesn't mean that Norwegians will be le...

  • Google takes aim at Apple with Android Wear updates

    Google Android wear

    From LG/Google

    With just four days until the Apple Watch is finally available, Google is reminding the world that it has smart watches too.

    The company on Monday announced an upgrade to its Android Wear operating system for smart watches. Some features seem to take ...

  • Spacecraft to make death dive into Mercury

    OTD August 3 - Messenger launch

    NASA

    The NASA spacecraft MESSENGER (an acronym for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) is about to crash onto Mercury.

  • Instagram details when nudity is OK

    Instagram Direct

    From Instagram

    Instagram is easing up on its no-nipple policy, but insists it will still scrub kiddie bathtub pictures from the site.

  • Verizon FIOS to let you pick, choose cable channels

    Verizon2

    Verizon FIOS will start letting customers opt in -- and out -- of the cable channels they get as part of their pay television service -- the first move by a major provider toward a la carte service.

  • Surprise! 1 in 5 people use Bing

    Internet

    ilco/SXC

    Bing crossed the 20% threshold in search for the first time in March.

  • Student creates real-life Batman outfit

    batman outfit

    Jackson Gordon

    Jackson Gordon is no ordinary 21-year-old. By day he is an industrial design student at Philadelphia University, but Gordon has another side to him -- a side altogether darker, tougher and more enigmatic.

  • The Apple Watch won't be available on April 24

    Apple Watch series

    Apple

    If you were hoping to buy the Apple Watch at an Apple Store on April 24, you will have to reset your watch alarm.

  • This app has helped millennials save $25 million

    Acorns app

    Acorns

    Investors -- and millennials -- are nuts about Acorns.

  • A hacker stole our $3,500 tax refund

    Tax refund

    Tim Boyle Getty Images

    For two teachers living on meager salaries in Massachusetts, their expected tax refund meant everything. But when someone stole a Social Security number, they also took the couple's entire tax refund.

  • How Grumpy Cat makes her millions

    Grumpy Cat

    CNN

    Grumpy Cat has millions of social media followers, shots of her famous frown go viral, and fans clamor to catch a glimpse. Face it: Grumpy Cat is a celebrity, and guess what? She probably makes more money than you do!

  • Probe sends back first color image of Pluto

    Pluto in color

    NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

    After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first color image of Pluto.

    The initial picture released on Tuesday shows a couple of orange-tinged blobs -- Pluto and its largest moon,...

  • Google under siege: Europe wants blood

    Sign at Google campus

    Jim Castel/CNN

    After walking away without so much as a slap on the wrist from a U.S. antitrust investigation, Google is about to get into a major fist fight with the European Union.

    If Google loses, it will get pummeled. The EU wants blood.

    Google faces a fine of up ...

  • Is this Chinese drone maker worth $10 billion?

    DJI Inspire 1 UAV drone

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images

    The world's most innovative drone maker is not based in Silicon Valley. It's in China -- and it could be worth $10 billion. SZ DJI Technology Co., better known as DJI, is looking to raise money from investors at a $10 billion valuation.

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