Sony's aibo is back
Discontinued years ago, the AIBO robotic dog is being brought back by Sony, as it announces that the new "aibo" will go on sale next year, and be far more advanced that the previous models.
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The concept car built with synthetic resin
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Rooms fit for an emperor
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The Trump-Kim summit
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China's steady buildup on Woody Island
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Airbnb announced its new strategy for Japan
Airbnb announced the company's new Airbnb Partners strategy, under which it will work with 36 Japanese companies including bookseller Culture Convenience Club and security services provider Secom.