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Bill Gates Wants To Tax Those Job-Stealing Robots

The world's richest man and quite possibly the world's first trillionaire Bill Gates reckons the robots that will eventually steal your job should pay tax for the privilege. Read More >>

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15 New IFTTT Triggers to Make Life Easier

Earlier this month, IFTTT (If This Then That) changed its automation platform into a more sophisticated tool. Rather than using one-dimensional “recipes” that trigger actions when certain conditions are met, the company launched something entirely new called “applets.” The new applets allow users to create multiple actions from a single condition and filter conditions. In short, it makes it easier to create complicated conditional statements. Read More >>

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These Apps Will Save You Huge Chunks of Time

We could all use a little more time in the day, and that means you shouldn’t be wasting time navigating through menus or punching through keyboard commands while you’re at work. Luckily, there are lots of apps available for Mac and Windows that will help you get work done faster. These are our picks for the best time-saving apps. Read More >>

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Has the Workplace Robot Uprising Already Begun?

A few years ago, a burrito joint near my university installed computers so that customers could place their orders without ever having to make eye contact with a cashier. It was meant as a convenience, but my friends and I felt oddly detached ordering food through a computer. And we wondered: Did this signal the end of personable customer service? Read More >>

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This Cattle-Herding Robot Will Put Dogs Out of Work

As the automation era unfolds around is, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that no jobs are safe—not even those belonging to dogs. Introducing Swagbot, the world’s first herding robot. Read More >>

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Americans Think The Robot Revolution is Coming But Not For Their Jobs

Remember travel agents? Their jobs disappeared as society became more technologically advanced – alongside many others. And a new study shows that most Americans believe robots will replace many human workers soon. But they overwhelmingly think their own jobs are safe. Read More >>

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Pilots Forget How to Fly Manually, Says Transport Authority

Don’t read this if you’re about to board an airplane. A new report by the US Department of Transportation warns that US pilot training no longer maintains their ability to fly commercial flights manually because of the abundance of autonomous technology inside the cockpit. Read More >>

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All the Accidents Driverless Cars Got in by Being Too Good at Driving

Driverless cars are designed to cut down on traffic accidents, but that hasn’t stopped human-driven cars from crashing into them anyway. Read More >>

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This Stamp-Sized Sensor Can Sniff Out Explosives Using RFID Tags

Detecting explosives is, obviously, an important task – but many of the sensors are large and require manual operation. So GE's tiny and affordable new RFID sensor could help automate the process, to help keep us safe without much in the way of man power. Read More >>

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Suck it, Robots: Toyota is Giving Jobs Back to Humans

My, my, my how the tables have turned. The past few years have seen countless human jobs filled with our less-whiny robot counterparts. But it turns out that, at least for Toyota, the pros of total automation haven't outweighed the cons. Meaning human factory workers are back in business. Read More >>

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The Robot Doctors of the Future Are Coming

Remember how in sci-fi tomorrowland we were promised that doctors would be followed around by robots who knew your medical history by rote and could make sure that nothing gets missed? Well, we've woken up in the future because shit just got real. Read More >>