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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.


Automation has doubled in global manufacturing

The use of robots in US manufacturing has more than tripled over the two decades, and has doubled in the rest of the world, replacing certain categories of worker, according to a report published Monday.


Low-cost Moon mission puts India among lunar pioneers

India will step up the international space race on Monday when it launches a low-cost mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the Moon.


Japan's asteroid probe set for final touchdown

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.


 

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