Will robots soon replace teachers in the classroom?

Inspirational teachers of the future will be intelligent machines rather than humans, according to a British university vice chancellor.

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Robots May Become Go-To Customer Service Reps


The customer service robot market will be worth $88 million by 2022, according to Tractica. Annual shipments are expected to increase from 2,730 units in 2016 to nearly 4,800 in 2022. The robots will be both humanoid and non-humanoid. However, telepresence robots, chatbots, and stationary customer interactive systems that don’t have moving parts are not included in the count. Nearly half of all customer service robots will be deployed in the Asia Pacific Region; other significant markets will be North America and Europe.

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Not sexting? You're weird, study says

It’s the joy of sext!Sexting is now a normal part of human relationships, according to a massive new study of sex and tech — 74 percent of Americans say they exchange saucy electronic messages with their lovers.

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Smart speaker revolution: Why we'll hear much more from Amazon's Echo

According to tech website Engadget, Amazon is said to be working on next-generation Echo hardware, released this fall, which would put it more in line with Apple’s HomePod smart speaker.

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Growth for Customer Loyalty Programs Slowing: Census


Membership in loyalty programs grew at 15 percent this year to total 3.8 billion, according to the recently published 2017 Colloquy Loyalty Census Report. The growth rate recorded in the 2015 loyalty census, when membership stood at 3.3 billion, was 26 percent. Growth has slowed because the United States is a maturing market, said Melissa Fruend, author of the report. Mergers and acquisitions in the grocery sector, which saw memberships plummet 24 percent from 188 million to 142 million, were another factor.

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Strange 'dome' and 'pyramid' spotted on Mars, say alien hunters

Mysterious ‘dome’ and ‘pyramid’ structures have been spotted on the surface of Mars, according to alien hunters.

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Overclocker Claims Intel X299 VRM Temps are a ‘Disaster’ With Skylake-X

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According to one prominent member of the overclocking community, the VRM cooling on X299 motherboards isn’t good enough to keep the boards stable — and no overclocker should buy a board with just one 8-pin CPU power connector.

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Experts Identify 6 Emerging Influencer Marketing Trends


Influencer marketing has become an area of strategic importance for marketing departments, according to a white paper Traackr published Thursday. B2B technology companies are aware of the trend, according to the paper’s coauthor, business consultant Mark Schaefer, but they lag in implementing influencer marketing programs. Interviews with 10 marketing experts — including some who built influencer marketing programs at Microsoft, IBM and Samsung — suggest that influencer marketing requires a fundamental shift in the marketing department.

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The rise of the dinosaurs may have been caused by volcanoes, new study finds

According to a new study, dinosaurs may may become the dominant species on the planet thanks to volcanoes.

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iFixit Labels the Surface Laptop a ‘Glue-Filled Monstrosity’

According to iFixit, the Surface Laptop isn’t repairable at all. In fact, it got a 0 out of 10 for repairability and was labeled a “glue-filled monstrosity.” Ouch.

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Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple


Qualcomm plans to ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to block imports of iPhones, according to a report. The move apparently was spurred by Apple’s recent decision to stop making royalty payments owed under a licensing agreement between the two companies, which is the subject of a billion-dollar legal battle in federal court. Qualcomm last month announced that for the quarter ended March 31 Apple had withheld payments to its contract manufacturers for royalties owed under a licensing deal for technology used in the iPhone.

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Large parts of the Amazon were originally planted by natives

It’s no happy accident the Amazon rain forest has so many fruit and nut trees. According to a new study, 20 different species of fruit and nut trees originally cultivated by green–thumbed Amazon inhabitants over 8,000 years ago make up large parts of the region today.

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Lawsuit: Malfunctioning robot killed Michigan woman at work

A malfunctioning robot fatally crushed a woman’s head as she adjusted machinery at her job, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in federal court by her husband.

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Samsung executive confirms plans to move appliance manufacturing to the U.S.

Samsung looks to be making moves … right on over to the United States. According to a report from the Korea Herald, the South Korean tech giant is looking into relocating manufacturing facilities for home appliances to the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/samsung-executive-confirms-plans-to-move-appliance-manufacturing-to-u-s.html

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