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Microsoft unit fires 85% of Nigerian workers

Microsoft on Thursday sacked 34 (85 per cent) of the 40 employees in the Nigerian office of its phone division. The sacking came 24 hours after the company’s latest Windows 10 was made available in Nigeria and 189 other countries.…

Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse

Twitter on Tuesday began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service. The new rules are the latest implemented by social networks aiming…

Shrimp-based invention a new step in plastic

(CNN) -- Shrimp: It's not just for surf-and-turf anymore. In fact, thanks to research at Harvard University, the little crustaceans may be the next thing in plastic. In experiments with the material in shrimp shells, called…

World Cup goes high tech

Goal line technology will be used for the first time at the World Cup in Brazil. CNN's Amanda Davies reports. If your browser has Adobe Flash…

How oceans can solve our freshwater crisis

(CNN) -- It's been a cruel irony for ancient mariners and any thirsty person who has ever gazed upon a sparkling blue ocean: Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. But imagine a coastal city of the future, say in 2035.…

10 gadget gifts for Father’s Day

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Meet Pepper, the emotional robot

(CNN) -- When someone is being stiff and acting emotionless, we may have to quit calling them a robot. Softbank, a Japanese Internet and telecommunications company, introduced the world Thursday to Pepper, a robot designed to read, and…