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Chinese toy-maker creates LIFE-SIZE & MOVING transformer from broken car

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Taking a leap straight from the movie screen to his backyard, a Chinese toy designer has fulfilled every boy’s childhood dream, creating a moving 4-meter-tall transformer from a broken down car. Wang Yanbing-the-toy-maker, head-over-heels with the Transformers universe, has put his engineering skills at work and turned an old-wheeled piece of junk into a piece Read More

Waymo tests Wi-Fi in driverless taxis hoping perks can route it past rivals

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its self-driving taxis, creating a potential route to profitability in a money-losing industry. A Jaguar I-PACE self-driving car is pictured during its unveiling by Waymo in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The Alphabet Read More

Twitter to deemphasize, label politician tweets that break rules

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WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it would identify and deemphasize tweets that broke its rules but came from important sources such as politicians, in order to strike a balance between free expression and accountability. FILE PHOTO – The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the Read More

Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15%-30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on Wednesday. Apple’s request was a result of the extended Sino-U.S. trade Read More

Google’s AR animals entertain Android users

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Google is rolling out a tool that lets Android users view moving animals which make sounds in augmented reality through their device’s camera. It currently only works with some animals but could be expanded to include objects and brands in future. It was unveiled last month at the firm’s annual event for developers who create Read More

Ecuador confident that US won’t execute Assange, but what about spending 175yrs in prison, instead?

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Julian Assange will not be executed if he’s extradited to the US, Ecuador has reassured the world. This is good news for Assange, who will have a full life to live after completing his 175-year prison term. The Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry announced that no matter what happens to Assange, the UK has promised that it Read More