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November 2, 2017 9:59 AM Company gives non-smokers additional days off to counter smoke breaks

A Japanese company is giving non-smokers one major break to make up for several smaller ones afforded their smoking employees. According to Telegraph.co.uk, the Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. is granting non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holiday per year after those employees complained they worked more than staff who took frequent 4259

November 1, 2017 3:09 PM Sony Launches New AIBO Robot Dog as It Revives Pet AI Project

The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit this financial year, sending its shares surging to a nine-year high. AIBO is billed as a pet that behaves like a real dog using artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and interact with its owner and surroundings. The upgrade sees AIBO equipped with new sensing 278

November 1, 2017 6:13 AM Sony revives pet AI project with updated AIBO robot dog

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Sony Corp said on Wednesday it has brought back AIBO more than a decade since it last made the robotic dog, as the electronics and entertainment firm seeks to rebuild its reputation for innovation after years of restructuring. The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit 259

October 31, 2017 1:43 PM Apple reportedly building iPhones, iPads without Qualcomm chips

Qualcomm has reportedly withheld software needed for testing its chips in Apple devices. The latest news in the Apple-Qualcomm saga suggests that Apple may be trying to leave the chipmaker behind as soon as next year. A report by The Wall Street Journal states that Apple is designing iPhones and iPads that do not use Qualcomm components. Instead, the tech giant 197

October 30, 2017 8:52 PM Tsvangirai can adopt this succession model

Tsvangirai is not a brand that can easily erode in the modern political world. It is a brand to reckon. What his supporters and those aspiring candidates need to understand is that so far no one can easily match with his brand and his name is very critical in the succession matrix in the future plans of this opposition. Tsvangirai’s name has managed 227

October 30, 2017 8:01 PM SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches South Korean satellite

Keeping up a blistering launch pace, SpaceX fired off another Falcon 9 rocket Monday, boosting a powerful South Korean communications satellite into orbit in the rocket-builder's third flight this month and its 16th so far this year. In an increasingly familiar sight, the rocket's first stage flew itself back to a pinpoint landing on the droneship "Of Course 258

October 30, 2017 5:58 PM Google, others showcase emoji cheeseburger construction faux pas

Emoji fragmentation of a small stakes, culinary variety. Apple—which is in the process of rolling out new unicode 10-compliant emoji—opts for a relatively photorealistic style, putting the lettuce underneath the patty but the tomato and cheese above. By contrast, Google keeps the vegetable garnishes up top where they ought to be, but the company puts the cheese 237

October 28, 2017 7:50 PM England Under 17 coach Steve Cooper praises Young Lions for keeping their nerve and playing their own game

England coach Steve Cooper hailed his Under-17 world champions for playing football ‘our way’ as they completed a stunning comeback from two goals down to beat Spain 5-2. The Young Lions were deserving winners of the World Cup for the first time and lifted the trophy after a series of free-flowing, free-scoring performances. Cooper’s side racked up 23 goals 187

October 28, 2017 2:08 AM Is mysterious object seen speeding past sun a ‘visitor’ from another star system?

A mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun could be the first space rock traced back to a different solar system, according to astronomers tracking the body. While other objects have previously been mooted as having interstellar origins, experts say the latest find, an object estimated to be less than 400m in diameter, is the best contender yet. “The exciting 188

October 28, 2017 1:35 AM Stranger Things: 29 Callbacks, References, and Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed in Season 2

Late Thursday night, Netflix unveiled the hotly-anticipated second installment of its smash genre hit Stranger Things. By Friday morning, a number of fans, thirsty for the continuing adventures of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and Eleven, had already devoured the nine-episode season. But not everyone has been so quick to binge. So in the interest of serving 367