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FB vows aggressive investment as earnings surge

Facebook shares bounced Wednesday with word that profit more than doubled in the final quarter of last year, coming back down after a vow to spend heavily on the future.


New wave of robots set to deliver the goods

The robots of the future will be coming soon, rolling along at a lumbering pace with those goods you just ordered.


An iPhone made in America? Not that simple

As US President Donald Trump pushes hard for goods to be "made in America," how realistic is it to expect Apple to stop manufacturing its iconic devices in China?


Facebook tunes trending topics to better deliver news

Under pressure to stymie the spread of fake news, Facebook on Wednesday modified its system for showing trending topics.


Male brains 'overwhelmed' in multitasking test: study

A study Wednesday said a tricky brain-teaser throws off men's walking gait but leaves most women unfazed, reopening an age-old debate about mental gender differences.


China's online population reaches 731 million

The number of internet users in China -- already the world's highest -- reached 731 million in December, authorities said, as e-commerce drives consumer demand across the Asian giant.


Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.


For white-collar staff, AI threatens new workplace revolution

If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialised field. Or as a plumber.


Audiobooks see boom in digital, multitasking age

Curling up with a paperback may be a forgotten luxury for many thanks to today's busy lifestyles, but listening to a book on the go, while shopping or jogging, is fast becoming the new norm.


PC sales fall for fifth year in a row

Sales of desk and laptop computers declined last year, extending a slide started in 2012, according to figures released on Wednesday by two market trackers.


 

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