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Chinese Engineer ‘Marries’ Self-Designed Robot Girlfriend

A Chinese engineer has reportedly “married” a robot that he created last year after becoming frustrated with his failure at finding a human girlfriend. 31-year-old Zheng Jiajia, who specializes in developing artificial intelligence and robots, reportedly married “Yingying” in a ceremony last week witnessed by his mother

Swedish Company Implants Employees with ‘Cyborg’ Microchips

Swedish “startup hub” Epicenter has been implanting its employees with microchips which can be used to interact with electronic doors, printers, and smoothie vendors. “The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand. Another

British High Court Forces Uber Drivers to Take English Tests

Uber has lost a battle in the British High Court which has ruled that all private hire taxi companies must have their drivers pass an English language test to be allowed to operate in London. High Court Judge John Mitting shut down Uber’s appeal of Transport for London’s (TfL)

Amazon Claims Web Shutdown Was Due to Typo

Amazon claims that the shutdown on Tuesday of over one million websites who use the company’s web-hosting service was due to an employee “typo.” “At 9:37AM PST, an authorized S3 team member using an established playbook executed a command which was intended to remove a small

Pakistan Begins Process to Legalize Hindu Marriages

A Senate panel in Muslim-majority Pakistan has unanimously approved a piece of legislation this week that brings an anticipated Hindu Marriage bill inches closer to enactment. Earlier in September, the lower house — known as the Natio­nal Assembly, where the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party