Oxford scientists are building robots that 'wear' artificial skin before it's transplanted

Earlier this month, a team of Oxford professors proposed a provocative idea: grow human tissue on humanoid robots.

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Snap Sells Itself as Camera Company as IPO Nears

As it approaches its first stock offering next month, Snap, maker of the popular mobile messaging app Snapchat, is positioning itself as a camera company. “We feel like we’re really at the beginning of what cameras can do,” said Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. “Before, cameras were the best way to perfectly save or record something that you saw. They sort of helped augment memory — but now, you know, cameras augment the way that we talk.” Casting a company whose chief product is a messaging app as a camera company has raised some eyebrows.

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China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

China’s parliament earlier this month passed a law aimed at addressing the country’s concerns about hacking and terrorism, which has spiked concerns among foreign businesses and human rights advocates. One interpretation of the new law is that it only codifies China’s existing cybersecurity practices. However, 46 global business groups across a variety of industries didn’t see it that way. They outlined potential problems in a letter sent to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this summer, when the measure was pending.

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Toddler fatally hit by car while mom stares at phone

A 2-year-old girl was killed last month in China while her mother stared at her smartphone, leading many Chinese social media users to call for a change, the New York Times reports.

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New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3

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Apple is reported to be prepping its MacBook Pro refresh for later this month — say hello to faster chips and OLED touch screens and goodbye to USB connectors, if the rumors are right.

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HPE, HP Sued for Elbowing Out Older Employees

HPE and HP are facing a potential class action lawsuit brought earlier this month by four former employees. The companies engaged in widespread age discrimination during a restructuring of the legacy computer and printer manufacturer, according to their complaint. HP from 2012 to 2015 made a series of discriminatory job cuts involving tens of thousands of workers, the suit alleges. Cuts made late last year, when the company split into two separate units, reflected a well-publicized effort to become “younger,” according to the complaint.

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Obama staffers taking over Silicon Valley

On the first day of the Democratic National Convention last month, Demetrios Marantis walked into a reception wearing jeans, an open-collared shirt, a little too much stubble and a suntan.

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Facebook Messenger Counter Rolls Over to 1 Billion

Facebook has announced that the number of people using its Messenger app has surpassed 1 billion a month — a major milestone for what is arguably the most important tool in the company’s growth strategy. A growing number of people are using Messenger to communicate with friends, send money, plan events, play games and tell jokes, the company said, claiming that it’s one of only a handful of apps worldwide with so many users. The announcement follows a series of upgrades to the app, which averaged 800 million users per month in 2015.

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Apple Won't Put Its Money Where Trump's Mouth Is

Apple reportedly has declined to sponsor the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month amid increasing concerns over the rhetoric coming from presumptive nominee Donald Trump. The company notified RNC officials that it would withdraw its support from the July convention after Trump made a number of highly charged statements targeting minority and religious groups. Apple apparently had planned to provide funding and high-tech equipment to both the Republican and Democratic conventions but has pulled its support from the RNC.

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Deeper Connections

Salesforce held its Connections 2016 user event in Atlanta earlier this month. About 7,000 people attended, but in the Georgia World Congress Center and airplane hangar, attendance seemed smallish. It might have been held down by Gov. Nathan Deal’s slow response to vetoing a religious freedom law largely seen as discriminating against the LGBT community. This isn’t a story about politics, but Salesforce has been a leader in things such as pay parity for women and its willingness to stay out of states that appear to legislate discrimination.

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Air Force maglev sled breaks record at 633 mph

In the New Mexico desert last month, a rocket-powered magnetically-levitated sled broke a world record after it blasted down a track at 633 miles per hour.

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