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A whole range of jobs seen as low-skilled and which are poorly paid are increasingly in danger of being wiped out by automation. But they are not alone, and workers of all kinds will have to learn how to make their careers robot-proof

Survival in the era of automation

The coming industrial age could create a new world of human work

How to robot-proof your children’s careers

Experts say a rethink of education is needed to keep humans employed

Cartoon Roger Beale
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Employers’ views of the over-50s are wrong

It is time to put aside outdated stereotypes of older workers

Lane-Fox charity to develop digital abilities

Almost a quarter of UK adults are not workplace ready

In depth

Are robots good or bad for humanity?

Simple precautions can help keep CEO fraudsters at bay

Executives can guard against cyber criminals

Flexibility is crucial if cities want to become start-up capitals

Small companies need to influence policy decisions

the Rose Valley as seen from the air

Drones lift agriculture to a higher plane

Bulgaria start-up updates a traditional industry

March 2016

Technophobia is so last century

From the industrial revolution on, machines have prompted human fears

Starship Technologies test drives its delivery robot
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Robot march to deliver parcels is far from being pie in the sky

Are ground machines more practical than flying drones?

Robotics in emerging markets captures investors’ attention

China drives sector as funds focus on automation


The technical staff repair the robot in YingAo Kitchen Utensils Co., Ltd. ©Zeng Han

Factories are replacing humans with robots. And the effects will be felt around the world

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 25, 2016 shows a man as he walks up the stairs at the Apple Store in Grand Central Station in New York. The US Supreme Court on March 7, 2016 upheld a ruling that Apple was part of a price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books, clearing the way for a $450 million settlement to be paid.The top court declined without comment to hear an appeal from Apple, which lets stand a 2013 ruling by a New York federal judge. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY ©AFP

Shares slide below $100 after first year-on-year decline in iPhone’s history

Let’s raise a (smart) glass of real ale to the internet of alcohol

Bar inventory management in is being transformed

Japan plays catch-up in fintech race

Move driven by the need to cut exposure to bonds

Ukraine tech start-ups hope to reform economy

Despite the conflict with Russia, the mood in the country’s IT sector is buoyant

Healthcare sector warned to be alert for hack attacks

Networks could be held to ransom by criminals

Scientists aim to harness body’s electrical impulses

Substantial funds available for ground-breakers

February 2016

Developers look beyond the app

Competition is forcing companies to skip the download stage

Augmented and virtual reality face hurdles

High prices and a lack of awareness by executives could hamper success

Subway that never stops needs urgent overhaul

Improvements to New York’s ageing metro technology face challenges

Flexible cinema seat pricing may be a force to be reckoned with

Venues turn to websites and apps to help maximise ticket sales

Hacker: maddeningly imprecise term that is loaded with menace

What does it actually mean to be one?

Smallholders turn to message service to share farming advice

Basic mobiles help growers around the globe to swap information

Hike app aims to disrupt data providers

Phone pairing offers a way to cut costs

Repairing broken pipes in a digital world

Who will pay for damages in an interconnected world?


Tech firms have high hopes for new year

Untried products and shifting markets will dominate in 2016

Lending revolution pressures banks

Investment in the fintech sector is likely to increase over the coming year