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Take a look at some of the concepts for Uber Air Skyports

If you were paying attention at any point in the past 24 hours, you'll have noticed that Uber has announced something... new. That is, the first of its Uber Air vehicles, which will do just what your standard Uber will. More or less. Only, this time, you'll be flying. As opposed to how you often feel when in an Uber at 4AM on a weekend. 

Don’t worry, Apple has a backup plan if US-China tensions get wack

We bet Trump didn’t consider all the repercussions when he stepped into a trade war with China, but luckily Apple, has a backup plan if things go completely sour.

Let’s celebrate our dads more: Give the gift of wellness this Father’s Day

Fitbit surveyed a selection of its users internationally to find out how fitness could fit into parents’ busy schedules, and how they could take better advantage of their time with their children to improve their fitness at the same time.

Next up from DJI is a tank. For kids. Meet the RoboMaster S1

Man, where were all the cool things for kids when we were growing up? We had some interesting stuff but anything called the RoboMaster S1 would have been coloured in bright neon, made of semi-indestructible plastics, and would probably have been the result of a cartoon series tie-in. DJI, though, has other ideas. 

Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

A common question as these intelligent technologies infiltrate various industries is how work and labor will be affected. In this case, who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?

This is what your first Uber Air taxi will look like

Uber Air sees the ride-hailing company taking to the skies and hoping to trim commute times, albeit for a price.

Driverless cars are going to disrupt the airline industry

As driverless cars become more capable and more common, they will change people’s travel habits not only around their own communities but across much larger distances. Our research has revealed just how much people’s travel preferences could shift, and found a new potential challenge to the airline industry

Your internet data is rotting

The internet currently accesses about 15 zettabytes of data, and is growing at a rate of 70 terabytes per second. It is an admittedly leaky vessel, and content is constantly going offline to wind up lost forever.

Google Stadia launches in 14 countries this year (and South Africa isn’t one of them)

So you're wondering whether Google's Stadia game streaming service is going to be launching here in South Africa. According to our remote reporter, Captain Obvious, South Africa's going to be left off the initial rollout. Google Stadia, according to the search company, will be launching in November this year in fourteen countries. South Africa, unsurprisingly, will not be one of them. 

US antitrust officials have woken up to Big Tech’s monopolies and numerous competition investigations are coming

But the big news on Monday was that the Department of Justice was investigating Google and Apple; while the and Federal Trade Commission (FTCO is looking into Facebook and Amazon. All of accused of anticompetitive tactics for promoting their own services over that of rivals.

Driverless cars: once they’re on the road, human drivers should be banned

Driverless cars could revolutionise people’s lives. By the end of the next decade, or perhaps even sooner, they could radically transform public spaces and liberate us from the many problems of mass car ownership. They’ll also be much better behaved than human drivers.

Autobots, roll out: Amazon now has a transforming delivery drone

Move over Optimus Prime, here come... Amazon Prime? Yeah, that's not a typo, though Amazon's newest little transformer doesn't do anything quite as spectacular as morphing from a truck into a robot and kicking Megatron in the er... bolts.

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