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No long walks and cleanup required for Sony's new robot dog

No long walks and cleanup required for Sony's new robot dog

Technology
Man’s best friend has just become more bionic. Sony unveiled Monday the new “aibo” autonomous entertainment robot that “brings fun and joy to the entire family,” Sony President and COO Mike Fasulo told ABC News. “We were thinking companions, we were thinking how do you take on artificial intelligence and bring emotion to people’s lives,” Fasulo said. “Look at them, they’re adorable!” The robotic dog can form an emotional bond with members of the household while providing love and affection. No cleanup required. Besides its adorable appearance, the robotic dog possesses a natural curiosity, vibrant movements and a responsiveness to its owner. It will even develop its own unique personality through everyday interactions as it grows closer and closer to its owners. And just like a real li
Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

Business
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has been ordered by the firm to use only private jets for both business and personal transport.In documents filed with the US markets regulator, Apple said the policy was "in the interests of security and efficiency".Apple reported that Mr Cook's personal travel expenses came to $ 93,109 (£69,253) in 2017.His personal security expenses came to $ 224,216, the tech giant added.In 2017, the chief executive's salary was just over $ 3m. He also received $ 9.3m in bonuses, plus $ 89m of shares that were promised to him if he met certain targets.Apple's market capitalisation rose to $ 868bn in November, making it the world's most valuable publicly-traded company.The tech giant has suffered controversy recently.On 21 December, Apple was forced to admit that it had