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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple: the company is unveiling streaming video and news subscriptions, key parts of Apple’s push to transform itself into a leading digital services provider. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Science fiction fans will have much cause to be pleased by Apple’s late lurch into television. Investors believing they can ride an upswing from a roc(...)

 Tim Cook’s latest bet is that an acceleration in cord-cutting and the proliferation of streaming services has created a new role for Apple as aggregator

Steve Jobs told his biographer in 2011 that Apple had “finally cracked” a winning formula for television. But eight years later, his successor Tim Coo(...)

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”: Adams took 1970s and 1980s preoccupations and turned them into a layered, profound, imaginative and hilarious story that transcended the era.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is 40 years old. How do we know its popularity could yet outlast the dessert course at the Restaurant at the End (...)

A woman takes pictures of Humanoid “Sophia The Robot” of Hanson Robotics  at the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

“Well, if droids could think, there’d be none of us here, would there?” - Obi-Wan Kenobi Fully autonomous robots with humanlike capabilities might ye(...)

A robot distributes promotional literature calling for a ban on fully autonomous weapons in Parliament Square in London.

One response to the call by experts in robotics and artificial intelligence for a ban on “killer robots” (lethal autonomous weapons systems or Laws in(...)

Taraji P Henson as Katherine Johnson in the film Hidden Figures, who was pivotal in sending US astronaut John Glenn to space

I recently watched the movie Hidden Figures and was incredibly moved by the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who wor(...)

Christian Bale stars as John Connor in ‘Terminator Salvation’. A recent draft EU report suggested all robots should have an integrated “kill switch”

On January 15th 2015, the Future of Life Institute announced it had received $10 million in funding from world-famous technology entrepreneur Elon Mu(...)

Can a robot sin?

‘Can a robot sin?” the journal Christian Today asks readers. That, in essence, is what we are asking when we consider, for example, how the artificial(...)

Apart from their luminary status, what do Leonardo di Caprio, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Arthur C Clarke have in common? All four have taken a k(...)

Three of the Nasa competition winners Seán Donnelly, Eoghan Keane and Jason Herbert with their teacher John Conneely at St Flannan’s College in Ennis. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Four secondary school students from Ennis, Co Clare, have boldly gone where no Irish pupils have gone before and won an international Nasa competitio(...)

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