Daily Archives: August 9, 2011

We love robots – tireless, productive workhorses of the modern assembly line. But we also hate robots – sinister mechanical simulacra of the human workers they make redundant.

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London’s Twitterati swung into action on Monday night and Tuesday morning to help repair the damage caused by the latest bout of looting, channelling the 1970s eco-heroes of Wimbledon Common, the WomblesRead more

Tech news from around the web:

Twitter has acquired Bagcheck, a service that allows users to create, discover and share lists, for an undisclosed price, The Next Web reports. Co-founder Sam Pullara will be joining the Twitter engineering team as part of the acquisition.

Less than a month since launching in the US, Spotify has 1.4 million registered users in the US says a source familiar with the company’s operations, AllThingsD reports.  Read more