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Twitter drops photos, videos from 140-character limit

The company wants to simplify its product to attract new users

Frustrated patient’s queue-busting solution wins inventor R1m

Baragwanath Chris Hani Hospital. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Medical start-up wins first prize in #HackJozi Startup Challenge, tutoring app takes second place and electronic system for submitting building plan applications is third

An invading force that we humans must adapt to

Driverless cars and drones, 'cobots' that work alongside humans in industrial settings, all form part of the new advance in robotics. Pictures: BLOOMBERG/PETI KOLLANYI

A financing boom is in store for robotics, write Richard Waters and Tim Bradshaw

Samsung fixes the TV remote

Showgoers watch a display of Samsung Smart TVs during the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in this file photo. Picture: REUTERS

Samsung has fixed the most annoying thing about TVs — and it only took 30 years

Google plays mobile catch-up

CONTROL: A man uses Google’s Cardboard virtual reality headset to communicate with Pepper, a robot made by SoftBank, using Android apps. Picture: BLOOMBERG/KIYOSHI OTA

The search giant has unveiled new apps and devices, writes Jack Clark


I am just the man who accompanied a robot to the Financial Times canteen

The humanoid robot AILA (Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android) operates a telephone switchboard for a demonstration by the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover in March 2013.  Picture: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH

Pepper does not so much converse as fire questions that lead it in specific directions, indicating that the wiring still shows a little too much

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