This is how the robot uprising finally begins

The robot arm is performing a peculiar kind of Sisyphean task. It hovers over a glistening pile of cooked chicken parts, dips down, and retrieves a single piece. A moment later, it swings around and places the chunk of chicken, ever so gently, into a bento box moving along a conveyor belt.

This robot, created by a San Francisco–based company called Osaro, is smarter than any you’ve seen before. The software that controls it has taught it to pick and place chicken ...

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Waiting for Peter Thiel: big tech directors miss shareholder meetings

BOSTON (Reuters) – Some small investors who want to give a piece of their minds to big tech company directors are losing their only chance: many board members are skipping annual shareholder meetings. Companies that hold meetings online have some of the worst records for attendance.

FILE PHOTO: Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A large portion of Alphabet Inc ...

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Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China’s plans for tech listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp (IPO-XMGP.HK) said on Saturday there is no time frame for a mainland share offering, casting doubt on Beijing’s efforts to lure foreign-listed Chinese tech giants back home.

Xiaomi’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Lei Jun attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China June 23, 2018.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Xiaomi had been expected to raise up to $10 billion, split between its Hong Kong and ...

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