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Apple lays off hundreds of contractors hired to listen to Siri | Technology

Hundreds of Apple workers across Europe who were employed to check Siri recordings for errors have lost their jobs after the company announced it was “suspending” the programme earlier this month. More than 300 employees have had their contracts ended in the company’s Cork facility alone, according to former employees, with more sent home from […]

Robot, heal thyself: scientists develop self-repairing machines | Technology

From picking fruit to carrying out minor surgery, soft robotic hands made from jelly-like plastic are thought by scientists to be the future solution to many human needs. But being gentle and soft enough to avoid damaging fruit or flesh has made the robots prone to damage and left them largely impractical for use in […]