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Walk-Man the humanoid walks tall

In a world designed to accommodate the shape of the human body, anthropomorphic robots could have advantages over wheeled and animal-shaped robots that could help them integrate into society more easily. Reuters: Technology News

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Yelp prevails in lawsuit over authenticity of its reviews

(Reuters) – Yelp Inc won the dismissal of a lawsuit by shareholders who claimed they were fraudulently misled about the authenticity and quality of its reviews, and whether Yelp manipulated those reviews to favor paying advertisers. Reuters: Technology News

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Britons head online in hunt for Black Friday bargains

LONDON (Reuters) – Britons splashed out on “Black Friday” bargains on Friday but many opted to go online rather than head to the shops for an event imported from the United States that has become a key feature of the UK retail calendar. Reuters: Technology News

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Musk’s Tesla faces German battle over battery-powered homes

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – If Elon Musk’s vision of millions of households producing all their own power becomes a reality, it will probably happen first in Germany. But he will face a battle for market share against local firms with years of experience in renewable energy. Reuters: Technology News

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LG Display to invest $8.7 billion in new OLED plant

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s LG Display said it will build a new plant to make panels using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, with total investment expected to exceed 10 trillion won ($ 8.71 billion). Reuters: Technology News

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German court says ISPs may have to block music-sharing sites

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s highest court said Internet service providers could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads, but only if copyright holders showed they had first made reasonable attempts to thwart such piracy by other means. Reuters: Technology News

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