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Google's Alphabet gives up on rescue robots

Image copyright Google Google-owner Alphabet is giving up the development of bipedal robots after five years. The company had been developing large industrial robots since it bought two start-ups – Schaft and Boston Dynamics – in 2013. Its creations won awards and videos of them in action often went viral. But Alphabet changed its focus […]

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Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Facebook faces a new controversy over alleged tactics it used to discredit its critics, embarrass rival firms and downplay problems at the company. The New York Times has published a wide-ranging account of the methods Facebook and a public relations firm used to “deny and deflect” criticism. The report has led […]

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Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple’s own staff will not be told who the human trafficking victims are Apple has announced a programme to help human trafficking victims get behind-the-scenes jobs at its stores. The technology company has teamed up with an NGO that will help the victims pass interviews for caretaker and landscaping […]