The robot job takeover may be arriving a bit sooner than you think

The robot job takeover may be arriving a bit sooner than you think. At least, that’s the takeaway from a (surprisingly positive) recent report by the World Economic Forum. In a paper published this week, the Swiss nonprofit — best known for its annual meeting in Davos — forecasts that half of all “work tasks” will be capable …

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Tesla to unveil a surprise at the prestigious Grand Basel show that opens in Switzerland on September 5

Since its inception, Tesla has mostly ignored the annual international auto shows the rest of the industry participates in. It chooses to make major product announcements at stand-alone, Apple-style events held at or near its headquarters in California. This year the company is making a rare exception on September 5 when it travels to Basel, …

Ford cancels Focus Active import plans

Back in April, when the new generation Ford Focus was introduced for global markets, Ford announced that the redesigned hatchback would only make it to the United States as the Focus Active crossover version. Now, those plans appear to have been scrapped thanks to 25%  import tariffs on Chinese-built goods. Originally, Focus Active sales would have begun in the second half …

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Katherine Johnson, whose groundbreaking scientific achievements were portrayed by the 2016 film Hidden Figures, celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday. Johnson is renowned for calculating the orbital mechanics behind the NASA missions that launched crewed missions in space for the first time in U.S. history. Co-author of 26 scientific papers and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Johnson earned …

Google India Tez payment service expanding Globally

Google launched its Tez paymen app in India a year ago, and now the company is giving the service major push into retail as it prepares to expand it to other parts of Asia and beyond. The app itself is being rebranded to Google Pay — bringing it in line with Google’s  global payment service, which is available …

Uber receives $500M investment from Toyota

Toyota  and Uber are partnering to bring an on-demand autonomous ride-hailing service to market, a deal that includes a $500 million investment from the Japanese automaker. Under the agreement, Toyota Sienna minivans will be equipped with Uber’s self-driving technology and then deployed on the ride-hailing company’s network, the companies said. The deal, which was first reported by the WSJ and …

want an SUV? The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has everything you need

Hyundai has given the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe a bolder SUV-like exterior design and a pair of new engines – the old V6 is gone. The Santa Fe's changes are evolutionary rather than seismic, but in a market that includes rivals like the Ford Edge, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Murano, Chevrolet Equinox, and Honda CR-V, …

All you need to know about the Galaxy watch

 Although the original Galaxy Gear was anything but awesome, Samsung wearables are solid devices, notably the Gear S2 and Gear S3, which combine great design with a simple interface and a cool, rotating bezel. At the company’s Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event in Brooklyn, New York, Samsung took the wraps off of its latest smartwatch, simply called the Samsung Galaxy Watch …

Samsung has been reportedly developing an artificial intelligence-equipped smart speaker of its own

Not to be outdone by Apple’s Siri-powered HomePod, Samsung has been reportedly developing an artificial intelligence-equipped smart speaker of its own. According to the Korea Herald, the Seoul, Korea-based electronics giant’s upcoming, unannounced device will tap Bixby, Samsung’s omniscient digital assistant, to respond to questions and commands with voice. Here’s everything you need to know so far, including new information …