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Sony is planning a whole range of robots after its Aibo dog

Aibo is primarily a toy, its artificial-intelligence capabilities and robotic architecture can be used to create machines for various service fields. Photo: AFP Tokyo/San Francisco: The verdict is still out on Sony Corp.’s new pet dog ‘Aibo,’ but that’s not stopping the company from planning a deeper push into robotics. The mechanical mutt, which goes on sale in Japan on Thursday, ... Read More »

It’s Still Christmas in Armenia

The New Year marks the end of the holiday season in the United States, but in Armenia they are just getting started. There, first comes the New Year, then comes Christmas. New Year’s Eve kicks off two weeks of holidays during which Armenians celebrate Christ’s Nativity, his Baptism and the Epiphany. From December 31 to January 13, Armenian families visit family ... Read More »

India Bike Week 2017: Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Makes Its Debut

The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster was showcased at the ongoing IBW 2017 Highlights The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster is based on the Bonneville Bobber It has the same engine as the Bonneville Bobber; a 1,200 cc parallel-twin It will be launched in India in the first quarter of 2018 Triumph Motorcycles India showcased the Bonneville Speedmaster in India at the ongoing India Bike Week ... Read More »

Christchurch’s long wait for its sports and swimming venue

ANALYSIS: A decade is a long time for a city to wait for sporting facilities. By the time the metro sports facility opens in 2021, a generation of Christchurch sportspeople will have come of age without the amenities many modern cities take for granted. The new facility is to replace QEII Park lost in the 2011 earthquakes, and cater for everyday and high-performance use, both ... Read More »

The iPhone X Looks Great but It’s Also Okay to Think It’s Not for You

HIGHLIGHTS Flagship phones are getting more expensive At the same entry-level prices, phones are getting better While the price gap expands, the value gap has shrunk Opinions are of course subjective, but that’s particularly true for what I’m about to say. Don’t buy a flagship phone. Apple just announced its new lineup of phones, and the iPhone X is a predictably excellent handset. The ... Read More »

Christmas is more popular search term than the new iPhone – and it’s only September

The festive season beat other contenders for most searched term, including ‘curtains’ and ‘lingerie’ Selfridges The summer holidays may barely be over, but thousands of Brits are already thinking about Christmas, according to the latest data from two of the country’s biggest retailers. “Christmas” was the biggest search term on the John Lewis website in the week ending 10 September, beating ... Read More »

How Apple can fix its awful pre-ordering system

If you were like me last night, you set your alarm for the dead of night. Then when the alarm went off, you wiped the crust from your eyes, opened your MacBook, hit refresh a bunch of times, looked at the clock, cursed Apple, switched to your iPad, spend a bunch of money, and went back to bed. This is ... Read More »

Forget summer, it’s time to prepare for Christmas

A bit of fake snow can almost turn summer into Christmas Many of us are still on our summer holidays so thinking about Christmas might seem premature. But for businesses providing festive food, drinks and presents, things are already gearing up. The festive season begins for a lot of retailers when they send out their invitations for summer Christmas events. ... Read More »

3 merry places across America where it’s always Christmas

Christmas in July has passed, but Kristina Guerrero found some places across America where the merriest of holidays is celebrated all year-round. 1. North Pole, Alaska This small town near Fairbanks has street names like Santa Claus Lane, Kriss Kringle Drive, and Mistletoe Lane and on St. Nicholas Drive you’ll find the Santa Claus House. Here, you will find all kinds of Christmas ... Read More »

Apple’s New Apple Watch Will Have Its Own Internet Connection, According to Reports

Apple is developing an Apple Watch model with a built-in cellular data connection that could be released by the end of the year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Additionally, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggests the cellular Apple Watch would have a new design over the original’s. If true, the cellular Apple Watch wouldn’t be as reliant on a connection with an iPhone, which has been one of the Apple Watch’s ... Read More »