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The rumors had it right: Sony is rebooting its robot dog, Aibo, announcing a new four-legged companion AI-powered bot incoming with the same brand name but more rounded corners and visible facial features for extra kawaii, including a pair of expressive, puppy-dog eyes. Deep learning tech, fish-eye cameras and a series of other embedded sensors enable
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Joshua Bateman Contributor Joshua Bateman is based in Greater China and covers finance, entrepreneurship, technology, consumption trends, agriculture, gaming, sports and art. More posts by this contributor: Saturday night on a Shenzhen street corner, a young guitarist dressed in Johnny Cash black strums away, singing melodies. His open guitar case has a laminated QR reader,
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South Korea has banned ICOs, the up-and-coming method of raising funding via crypto tokens, due to concerns over the potential for financial scams. China’s Central Bank became the first to outlaw ICOs, which are also known as token sales, in a move made earlier this month and now Korea is following suit. Companies from across
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Autonomous vehicle technology startup Drive.ai has raised $15 million in a new round from Grab and others, Southeast Asia’s largest Uber rival. The added funding will help Drive.ai expand internationally, and it plans to open a Singapore office in the coming months in order to provide a base of operations for considering a deployment of
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