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Accessed on 25 January 2019, 0330 UTC.
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The Prime Challenges for Amazon’s New Delivery Robot
MATT SIMON AND ARIELLE PARDES
The company’s six-wheeled delivery bot, Scout, is built to ferry Prime packages.
Robots Will Take Jobs From Men, the Young, and Minorities
Automation may create as many jobs as it destroys, a new study finds, but men, younger folks, and minorities hold positions that are particularly vulnerable.
Fyre Festival Documentaries Dissect Attendees’—and Your—FOMO
The Netflix and Hulu docs show a festival that lived and died by social media.
Google’s Proposed Changes to Chrome Could Weaken Ad Blockers
Google’s proposal would render some ad blockers and other tools ineffective, forcing developers to make changes.
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So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How?
ALEX DAVIES AND AARIAN MARSHALL
They’d be difficult to engineer, and expensive to boot. But they’re part of the company’s master plan.
Google and Facebook Backed an Event Denying Climate Change
Three tech giants, including Microsoft, sponsored a libertarian conference that included attacks on the science of climate change.
Boeing’s Flying Taxi Prototype Takes to the Air (Briefly)
The company is one of the partners in Uber’s bid to fly the skies.
Drones Drop Poison Bombs to Fight One Island’s Rat Invasion
On the Galapagos Island of Seymour Norte, conservationists scramble to destroy every last invasive rodent before the ecosystem descends into chaos.
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