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Gomer is a soft robot that can bother your cat

If there’s any sort of trend in robotics this year it’s soft hands. Robots with soft pincers are quite useful in picking up – and not breaking – objects and now you can enjoy a soft-handed robot at home. The robot is called Gomer and it’s available now on Indiegogo. …

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BMW May Introduce iX-Badged Crossover EVs

BMW is preparing to expand its line of “i” vehicles with an electric version of the X3. According to Automotive News Europe, the new crossover is expected to wear the iX3 badge. “In 2020 we will launch the fully electric X3. In it, X and i come together,” BMW CEO …

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Data retention compliance cost AU$50m less than anticipated: ACMA

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed that administrative compliance costs for telcos implementing obligations under the government’s data retention scheme reached AU$176.2 million by mid-2017. This total — reported in the ACMA’s Communications Report 2016-17 [PDF] tabled in Parliament on Friday — …

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Windows is gaining on iOS in the education market

Microsoft Windows is making gains in the K-12 education market in both the US and the rest of the world according to new numbers from Futuresource Consulting. Credit: Futuresource In the US, Microsoft’s gains are coming mainly at Apple’s expense, not Google’s. According to Futuresource’s data for Q3 2017, shipments …

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