Brexit voters more likely to live in areas at risk from rise of robots

Areas with higher probability of automation match those with greater percentage of BrexitersBrexit supporters are more likely to live in areas most threatened by the economic impact of automation, according to a study of the impact of robots and artifi…

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Brexit voters more likely to live in areas at risk from rise of robots

Areas with higher probability of automation match those with greater percentage of BrexitersBrexit supporters are more likely to live in areas most threatened by the economic impact of automation, according to a study of the impact of robots and artifi…

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How big tech is dragging us towards the next financial crash

Like the big banks, big tech uses its lobbying muscle to avoid regulation, and thinks it should play by different rules. And like the banks, it could be about to wreak financial havoc on us all. By Rana Foroohar‘In every major economic downturn in US h…

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Google snaps up Fitbit for $2.1bn

Takeover allows web giant to take on Apple in fast-growing smartwatch and wearables businessGoogle has snapped up the Fitbit fitness tracker business in a $2.1bn (£1.6bn) deal that will enable the search giant to go toe-to-toe with Apple in the fast-gr…

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The Domino’s ‘pizza checker’ is just the beginning – workplace surveillance is coming for you | Arwa Mahdawi

The company, which uses a smart scanner to analyse whether food has been made correctly, is far from the only business to use tech to track workersHello? Is that Domino’s? I would like a large cheese pizza with an ominous side of surveillance, please.E…

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Microsoft boss: tech firms must stop ‘if it’s legal, it’s acceptable’ approach

Exclusive: Brad Smith says firms must help define and live by standards before they are forced on themTech companies should stop behaving as though everything that is not illegal is acceptable, says Microsoft’s second-in-command. Instead, they should f…

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple asked to turn over internal documents

House judiciary committee wants records in antitrust inquiryMark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook names in requestsThe US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Go…

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iPhone 11: Apple launches new Pro smartphones with better cameras

iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have faster processors, better screens, and new double and triple camera systemsArcade: Apple’s ‘Netflix for games’Apple Watch Series 5 full detailsApple updates cheapest iPad Apple has launched its latest iPhone 11, i…

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What’s the best tech to take to university?

Should you splash out £1,000 on a MacBook, or can you get away with a £229 Chromebook? Do you really need a top-end smartphone or will a budget alternative do? The right tools can make everything easier – from note taking to dissertation writing. So he…

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