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The latest tech news is always changing as hi-tech firms continually release new data, mobile gadgets and software, Find out about new AI, VR, robotics, gaming, fintech and other hot technology topics as the announcements are made and as the latest developments happen. Don’t let yourself fall behind as this industry races forward.
An Addison Lee delivery van drives through central London, Britain (image: REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Addison Lee boss, Andy Boland, announced the taxi company is working with Oxbotica, self-driving software specialist, to make digital maps for self-driving shared London minibus shuttles.
This time automation and artificial intelligence are a game changer for your job. Read why.

Opinions differ on just how much of an impact automation and AI will have on the global economy while investment in this area is not slowing down. Spending in automation  is expected to surge to almost $232bn by 2025 compared to an estimated $12.4bn today.
Google is putting its reputation at risk, while employees’ opinion is no longer needed. (image: REUTERS/Aly Song)

Today, The Intercept confirmed what Google's CEO Sundar Pichai shared at the 25 Wired Summit: Google is developing a "censored" version of it search engine for the Chinese market.
Commercial sub-orbital spaceflights are coming faster than you think. Image: shuterstock

Virgin Galactic founder and CEO Sir Richard Branson has announced that the company is only “weeks not months” away from space flight, ahead of its rivals SpaceX and Blue Origin.
Facebook - Leave or stay? image shuterstock

Facebook might be soon more known in the Western world for its data breach than helping freedom of speech. After Cambridge Analytica in March and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg's speech before the U.S Congress, Facebook has lost of credibility lately - especially to its shareholders. 
"Funding secured!" Are you high Mr Musk? REUTERS/Rebecca

Elon Musk and Tesla must each pay a $20 million fine for the CEO’s tweet regarding taking the company private and securing funding, and Musk will step down as company chairman.
Instagram founders Mike Krieger (L) and Kevin Systrom: "We’re now ready for our next chapter.” Image: REUTERS/Stephen Chernin

Instagram co-founders, CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger have suddenly resigned, adding to Facebook’s struggles after WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum also quit.

Aston Martin has appointed Penny Hughes its first female chair just as it prepares for a £5 billion stock market flotation on the London Stock Exchange.

PACT survey data showed Netflix and Amazon Prime are a driving force behind a record £2.7B in UK television production industry revenues.
Theresa May: "UK can’t risk exclusion from the E.U.’s Galileo satellite navigation system’s core development"

British Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged £92 million toward a sovereign UK satellite navigation system in a play to pressure the EU to give the UK full access to Galileo.