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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China plans asteroid base for interstellar travel and mining

In an effort to mine precious metals worth potentially trillions of dollars and aid interstellar travel, China has plans to build a base on an asteroid, likely to happen “in the near future.”

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Intel True VR shoots and scores with March Madness coverage

Fox News decided to review Intel True VR to see if it’s worth the price of admission for what’s believed to be the first-ever virtual tickets to a sporting event.

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California high school makes $24 million from Snapchat IPO

A California high school’s $15,000 investment in Snap five years ago is now worth $24 million following the company’s IPO this week, with many millions more to come.

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Army picks Sig Sauer's P320 handgun to replace M9 service pistol

The U.S. Army on Thursday awarded Sig Sauer a contract worth $580 million to make the next service pistol based on the company’s P320 handgun.

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Apple harvested almost $40 million worth of gold from recycled gadgets last year

Apple harvested almost $40 million worth of gold from recycled gadgets last year, and is now deploying robots to take iPhones apart in a major environmental push.

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Maingear launches 34-inch AIO desktop with liquid cooling and 18-core Xeon CPU

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If you thought all-in-one PCs were lame and not worth your time, Maingear has one for CES 2016 that may finally grab your attention.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/220253-maingear-launches-34-inch-aio-desktop-with-liquid-cooling-and-18-core-xeon-cpu

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Alibaba Crushes Global Online Shopping Day


Alibaba on Wednesday settled $14.3 billion worth of gross merchandise volume via Alipay, the company’s online payment solution, during China’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. That surpassed last year’s $9.3 billion. Mobile GMV settlements accounted for about 70 percent of this year’s sales. By 2 p.m. China time, more than 70 million mobile buyers had made purchases worth $7 billion, and Cainiao Logistics, the Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate, had received 310 million delivery orders.

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HTC declared effectively worthless; LG’s profit margins fall to a penny a phone

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HTC’s stock has fallen to the point that the company is considered to be worth less than its own cash holdings. HTC, however, is far from the only Android OEM in a bad situation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/211972-htc-declared-effectively-worthless-lgs-profit-margins-fall-to-a-penny-a-phone

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Apple Watch competition: Android Wear still kicking

You might be forgiven for thinking that the Apple Watch is the only smartwatch worth buying. But watches running Android Wear are alive, kicking, and getting better.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/25/apple-watch-competition-android-wear-still-kicking/

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Hundreds of iPhones, other Apple products seized from smugglers at Argentine border

An illicit shipment of electronics –?including hundreds of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks –?worth nearly $800,000 has reportedly been confiscated by Argentinian tax authorities as smugglers continue to take advantage of arbitrage opportunities for Apple’s high-priced devices.



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