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Japanese robot Pepper is getting an intelligence upgrade via IBM's Watson, but that doesn't make interacting with the real world any less challenging.
By Tim Hornyak | 30 July, 2015 21:39
Just before the stroke of midnight Tuesday Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), computerized clocks around the world will pause for a moment to squeeze in an extra second.
By Tim Hornyak | 30 June, 2015 16:55
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By IDG News Service staff | 22 June, 2015 21:24
In another sign that Japan loves cute robots, SoftBank's Pepper is proving to be a hit with its consumer launch.
By Tim Hornyak | 20 June, 2015 14:23
It can't cook or clean or do laundry, but SoftBank's Pepper could become the first breakout humanoid consumer robot and the vanguard of an era of mechanized, cloud-connected assistants.
By Tim Hornyak | 19 June, 2015 21:01
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By IDG News Service staff | 18 June, 2015 21:40
Japanese mobile carrier, SoftBank, is teaming up with Apple manufacturer, Foxconn Technology Group, and Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, in a global push to manufacture and sell robots for the home and workplace.
By Tim Hornyak | 18 June, 2015 17:28
The arrival of the Apple Watch in stores Friday failed to draw the same crowds that greeted the launch of the iPhone 6 -- but this may be a sign that Apple fans are prepared to queue overnight to buy, but not just to try.
By Peter Sayer | 10 April, 2015 20:03
The Apple Watch made a small splash in Tokyo with its launch, drawing Apple fans but not the crowds that gather for each iPhone release.
By Tim Hornyak | 10 April, 2015 15:40
What do you get if you take a cute humanoid robot and pair it with one of the world's best artificial intelligence programs? A smarter humanoid with few practical skills.
By Tim Hornyak | 16 February, 2015 20:51
Masayoshi Son, the maverick head of Japanese mobile giant SoftBank, has sunk millions into a taxi app and floating wind turbines, all in one week. It was nothing unusual, though.
By Tim Hornyak | 06 December, 2014 00:49
Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank has invested US$250 million in GrabTaxi, a taxi-booking app in operation in Southeast Asia, as it believes the service has significant growth potential.
By Tim Hornyak | 04 December, 2014 17:46
Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is planning to invest US$10 billion in India, the country's government said after meetings with the company's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.
By John Ribeiro | 29 October, 2014 04:14
Japan's Softbank is in talks to acquire Dreamworks Animation, The Hollywood Reporter said late Saturday citing a source. The Wall Street Journal later reported the same news citing "people familiar with the matter."
By Martyn Williams | 28 September, 2014 13:29
The most striking thing about Sprint's upcoming Aquos Crystal smartphone only becomes clear when you turn its camera on.
By Tim Hornyak | 19 August, 2014 22:49
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