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Talking Robotic Cleaner

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The world awaits invasion by the Cororobo robotic vacuum cleanerWith the launch of the Robopocalypse movie set for next year it would appear that some companies seem bent on seeing how close to the reality of autonomous robots that they can get and, this week, Sharp have decided to try their hand with a robotic talking vacuum cleaner.

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Inman Electrical Closes After 50 Years

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Inmans closes downEighty workers have lost their jobs at the Sheffield based Inman Electrical applaince distributor after it experienced financial problems.

Joint administrators Howard Smith, Mark Firmin and Paul Flint, from accountants KPMG, shut Orgreave-based Inman Electricals after deciding they were unlikely to sell it as a going concern.

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Best Buy To Shutter 50 Stores

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Best Buy is to close 50 stores in the USAmerican electrical retailer Best Buy has announced that it is to close fifty of its "big box" stores by the end of its fiscal year in 2013 confirming that the crisis in electrical retailing is not confined to the UK or Europe.

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