Boxed warehouse brings in robot workers — keeps humans too

Robots may be infiltrating the warehouse where she works, but Veronica Mena is welcoming them with open arms. Mena, 33, works at Boxed, an e-commerce retailer competing with bulk stores like Costco and Sam’s Club. Mena joined in September 2016 as a “picker,” selecting ordered items from the warehouse. After about a month Mena was promoted to her current role […]

  • Sony sees surge in chip demand pushing profit nearing 20-year record

    Sony Corp on Friday said it expects annual profit to surge 73 percent, closing in on a two decade-old record, as its cash-cow image sensor business recovers from quake damage just as smartphone makers start loading handsets with more sensors. Sony forecast 500 billion yen ($4.50 billion) in operating profit for the year ending March, just a few billion shy […]

  • Amazon creates 1,200 jobs at warehouse equipped with advanced robotics

    Amazon is to create 1,200 new permanent jobs as it opens a new warehouse in Warrington where staff will work alongside the online retail giant’s robots. The US group said the new fulfilment centre, part of a significant expansion across the UK, will take its workforce in Britain to 24,000 by the end of this year. Amazon will be hiring […]

  • How can I free up some disk space on my Windows 10 PC?

    Before we start, I must remind you that you are totally responsible for your own PC and all your personal data. If you are going to run programs that delete files, or worse, you must have everything securely backed up first. 10 includes a backup program that can back up your hard drive and also take a disk image. It’s also […]

  • Qualcomm says Apple to stop paying royalties, cuts profit forecast

    Qualcomm Inc said on Friday Apple Inc will not pay royalties to its contract manufacturers, that are owed to the chipmaker, for sales made in the first quarter of 2017. Qualcomm, the largest maker of chips used in smartphones, also said the iPhone maker will withhold further payments until the ongoing legal dispute with Qualcomm is resolved. Apple sued Qualcomm […]

  • Top Foxconn executives visit White House, but mum on details

    Top executives of Foxconn, including founder and chairman Terry Gou, visited the White House on Thursday, Taiwanese TV footage showed, as the Apple Inc supplier ponders a $7 billion-plus U.S. investment in a display-making plant. Footage aired by TVBS television on Friday showed Gou entering and leaving one of the entry gates of the White House with senior company executives […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: the best plus-sized screen you can buy

    Having hit a home run with the smaller Galaxy S8, is Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ the bigger-screen phone to beat? The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are practically identical metal and glass sandwiches, but the S8+ is 10.6mm taller, 5.3mm wider, 0.1mm thicker and 18g heavier than the S8, with a screen-to-body ratio of over 83%. Like the S8, it is unusually […]

  • Nintendo announces 2DS XL – and doesn’t care about your rules

    It seems as though Nintendo is trolling the entire games industry. Two months ago it launched the Switch, a strange hybrid of portable device and home console that everyone thought was filling a market gap that didn’t exist. It has now shipped almost 3m units, making it the company’s most successful roll-out since the Wii. It was also thought that […]

  • ASML files patent countersuit against Japan’s Nikon

    ASML, Europe’s largest supplier to semiconductor manufacturers, said on Friday it had filed patent infringement cases against Nikon in Japan, a response to legal action taken by Nikon against the Dutch company. The lawsuits involve semiconductor manufacturing equipment, flat panel display manufacturing equipment and digital cameras. They were brought by ASML on its own and jointly with its strategic partner […]

  • Exclusive: Tesla’s Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk – sources leftright 2/2leftright

    Tesla executive Klaus Grohmann was ousted last month after a clash with Chief Executive Elon Musk over the strategy of Grohmann’s firm, which Tesla had acquired in November, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Silicon Valley luxury electric carmaker is counting on Grohmann Engineering’s automation and engineering expertise to help it ramp up production to 500,000 cars […]