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Sprinting to the future: robo-shorts that help runners get ahead

Once confined to comic books, exosuits that enhance a wearer's physical abilities took a step forward Thursday as researchers unveiled a pair of robotic shorts that assist in walking and running.


US seniors fulfill dreams, fight depression with virtual reality

Nidia Silva had never realized her dream of swimming with dolphins until a Miami NGO gave her a pair of virtual reality glasses as part of an experimental treatment for depression and isolation in senior citizens.


US scientists announce 3D heart printing breakthrough

US scientists announced Thursday they have successfully built functional heart parts out of collagen with a 3D bioprinter, using a breakthrough technique they say could one day create entire organs.


YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws': executive

The video-sharing platform YouTube is striving to block those who would use it to promote racism, hate speech, violence and disinformation, its number two executive has told AFP, as the Google-owned company comes under increasing scrutiny.


Samsung to launch foldable smartphone in September

South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced it will release its cutting-edge foldable smartphone in September, despite a trade dispute between Seoul and Tokyo which analysts say will affect delivery.


The struggle to regulate online giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon

Government regulators are scrambling to collar tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon, often having to update rules designed for an analog world as the digital behemoths grow in size and influence.


Vietnam's 'homespun Facebook' swamped after launch

A homegrown Vietnamese social media app was overloaded with users hours after launching as the one-party state tries to boost its own web platforms while tightening its grip on internet freedoms.


Mascots and javelin carriers: Tokyo adds robots to Olympic roster

A roster of Olympic robots that will do everything from welcoming visitors to transporting javelins has been unveiled as Tokyo works to showcase Japanese technology at next year's Summer Games.


Machine-meshed super-humans remain stuff of fantasy

A bold vision by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk to mesh human brains with artificial intelligence remains more science fiction than reality.


Friendly robots help spruce up Singapore

Hundreds of "friendly" robots that speak multiple languages and sing are being rolled out across hi-tech Singapore, to help clean the city-state's hotels, shopping malls and government buildings.


 

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