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Amazon launches robot to check on the pets and kids

Astro is one of a number of new products and services announced by the company

Is this Facebook’s ‘Big Tobacco’ moment?

Despite the need to be more transparent about the effects of social media on users, Facebook executives defend its actions

Is a giant purple nipple the digital nose of the future?

A new generation of companies is homing in on one of the hardest problems in tech: replicating our sense of smell

Deep, dark secrets of crew aboard wild superyachts

From cannabis buffets to choppered-in caviar, posh charter life can be a rough — albeit rewarding — ride for the crew

KATE THOMPSON DAVY: More than window dressing? Windows 11 launches to mixed reviews

Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system is somehow simultaneously the saviour of PCs and an  inconsequential non-update

Instagram working on visual search to find products from images

Facebook is testing the capability of searching for products and shopping online with Instagram Shops

BIG READ: Can a R1.5bn helmet unlock the secrets of the mind?

Start-up company Kernel has developed a device that can potentially peer at the human brain

Fulfilling the dreams of five-year-old Jeff Bezos

Bidding for a seat to accompany Amazon CEO on an 11-minute trip to suborbital space has reached $3.5m

KATE THOMPSON DAVY: Kate Moss in a designer slip dress — that is the new iPhones

The box-edge devices are so assured of their design cred that they are not even trying

Changing the shape of the future: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 has arrived

SPONSORED | This premium, yet practical, two-in-one smartphone-tablet exceeds expectations

Machine-learning is a boon, but it still needs a human hand

We should remember that devices only compute what has been programmed by people

How to clean your device properly

SPONSORED | Tips on what to use to wipe your screen and the chemicals never to use on your phone

KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: Choose your own adventure: making deliberate choices about a techie, post-virus world

Many firms have had to scramble, and many more to fundamentally rethink what productivity looks like when you’re judged on output and not proximity

KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: What to do about protecting SA women from predators lurking on dating apps

Would a public digital database provide safeguards against sexual assault, or spark mayhem?

Norwegian oil rig gives Spot the robot dog a long leash

The robot will be tested for its ability to run inspections, detect leaks, gather data and generate reports

Twitter’s users are worthless — but monetisable

Even Twitter doesn’t use Twitter, but ensuring its users are actual users means it can sell ads to show them, writes Tim Culpan

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