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Almost half the jobs Americans thought were safe will soon be done by robots

Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerization are now under threat.<p>In 1930, as the Great Depression spread across …

John Maynard Keynes

Transparent electronics show how Samsung’s flexible smartphone could work

Taking one more step toward a future of flexible gadgets, Samsung will soon release a phone with a curved screen, reports the Wall Street Journal. The technology that makes Samsung’s current lineup of curved televisions and putative curved phones possible is something called Organic Light Emitting …


FastMail Goes Independent

Paid-for email service FastMail is returning to independence after its staff purchased the company back from Opera in an undisclosed deal announced today. Web-browser-maker Opera acquired the company back in 2010.<p>Times have changed since Australia-based FastMail gained popularity — with mobile now …