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Rise of the machines: China looks to become global leader in robotics

Chinese firms are making serious progress in industrial robotics, a sector that has historically been dominated by Japanese and European rivals. That’s according...

No longer tech darling? Tesla is losing $6,500 every minute

Tesla is losing $6,500 every minute and needs another $2 billion to get through the year. With losses continuing to mount, the spotlight...

IMF blasts New Zealand’s ‘discriminatory’ ban on home sales to foreigners

The ban on foreign ownership of homes in New Zealand, which aims to ease the housing affordability crisis, won’t improve the situation, according...

US legalized pot market on track to hit $25bn by 2025

Medical and recreational marijuana sales in the US will reach $11.7 billion this year, according to cannabis analytics firm New Frontier Data. It...



The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas.

Iran pushes app with ‘Death to America’ emoji

Tehran wants 50m users of the Telegram messaging service to switch to its own version.

Elizabeth Ohene: Why did Swaziland take 50 years to change its name?

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene supports the name eSwatini, but suggests "land of many wives".

Shark-spotting drones help keep swimmers safe

The drones sound an on-board siren to warn swimmers when spotting a nearby shark.

Chinese university hosts ‘grenade-throwing’ contest

A Chinese university wants students to throw grenades and remember their history.