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05/05/2017 14:37

Apple jumps to lead wearable computing with smartwatch

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Apple has leapt to the lead in wearable computing on strong sales of it smartwatch, a market survey shows.

22/04/2017 00:45

Fujifilm delays earnings over NZ unit accounting problems

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Fujifilm is delaying the release of its financial results as it probes accounting irregularities at a New Zealand unit, raising fears Japan Inc is headed for another embarrassing accounting scandal.

21/04/2017 12:13

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

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Apple wants to «one day» end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21/04/2017 06:42

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to «Asia Olympics»

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Online retail giant Alibaba Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

20/04/2017 12:53

Facebook out to read minds

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Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

15/04/2017 10:58

Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars

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Apple has joined the list of companies with permits to test self-driving cars in California, according to an updated roster released on Friday by state officials.

17/01/2017 07:32

Money and power: Samsung embroiled in South Korea scandal

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Major industrial firms are so intertwined with power in South Korea that citizens joke they live in the «Republic of Samsung». Now the heart of that republic is in the eye of a political storm.

09/01/2017 12:32

Highlights of 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

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Here are some key highlights of the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Sunday.

09/01/2017 00:31

At CES, tech moves into the nursery

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As technology caters to an ever-younger crowd, developers are creating new tools for infants and their parents, and even aiming at the yet-to-be born.

04/01/2017 06:19

Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone

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Chinese electronics giant Huawei announced a global launch of its mid-range Honor 6x smartphone which includes dual-lens camera technology and is aimed at young consumers.

04/01/2017 00:55

Chrysler's new tech-rich concept car aims young

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Fiat-Chrysler on Tuesday unveiled a concept car designed for Millennials: an electric-powered minivan with modular components that can be adapted for autonomous driving.

31/12/2016 09:26

US stocks end 2016 on weak note as tech stocks hit

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Wall Street stocks finished a torrid year on a tepid note, with Apple and other large technology companies leading the market lower following a sluggish session Friday.

05/12/2016 07:05

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

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Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars.

04/12/2016 11:19

Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

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Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign -- but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory.

30/11/2016 17:59

Android malware steals million Google accounts: researchers

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Malicious software designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users, security researchers said Wednesday.

29/11/2016 16:04

Stunned tech sector ponders future under Trump

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After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a «disaster» for innovation.

05/11/2016 22:32

«Bots» step up for 2016 election news coverage

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If you're reading about the US election, some of that news is likely to come to you from a «bot.» Automated systems known as «bots» or «robo-journalism» have been around for years, but they are playing a bigger role in coverage this year amid technology advances and stretched media resources.

19/10/2016 10:41

Laos' Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality

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Australian archaeologists announced plans Wednesday to recreate Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars as a three-dimensional virtual reality experience, that could one day see museum visitors walk through remote dig sites.

12/10/2016 16:26

Sony tapping virtual reality with PlayStation headset

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Sony is set to launch its new virtual reality headset, joining Facebook, Samsung and Google in a market that analysts say could boost the global gaming sector.

10/10/2016 07:31

Germany conducting inquiry into Tesla autopilot system

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Germany said Saturday it was still investigating the operation of the autopilot system on cars made by electric automaker Tesla, as German media reported an internal ministerial report called it «dangerous».

09/10/2016 07:45

Tech giants race for edge in artificial intelligence

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Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people. Here are some of the offerings available.

06/10/2016 12:08

Mini «Pepper» robots start new jobs in Taiwan

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A shiny new cohort joined the workforce in Taiwan Thursday -- a troop of mini robots all going by the name «Pepper», enlisted to entertain customers and give them the hard sell.

23/09/2016 16:13

Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore

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Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing firm Grab on Friday teamed up with a US-based software developer to run a limited public trial of a self-driving car service in Singapore.

20/09/2016 11:19

GoPro captures action from the sky with Karma drone

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GoPro on Monday took to the sky with a Karma drone with its first-person-action mini-cameras as part of a move to become a platform for modern-day storytelling.

20/09/2016 11:08

Google smartphone expected at October 4 event

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Google have sent out invitations to an October 4 event, hinting that the Internet titan will show off a new smartphone powered by its Android mobile software.

19/09/2016 15:34

Exploding phone battery: Samsung begins South Korea exchange

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Samsung rolled out replacements for Galaxy Note 7s plagued by exploding batteries in South Korea on Monday, but only a handful of customers appeared to have taken the opportunity to swap their handsets.

12/09/2016 16:04

Samsung shares plunge over smartphone explosion debacle

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Samsung shares plunged Monday after the South Korean electronics giant urged global consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to a spate of exploding batteries that raised alarm around the world.

12/09/2016 10:50

Tesla driverless system to use updated radar technology

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Electric carmaker Tesla announced Sunday it was upgrading its Autopilot software to use more advanced radar technology.

01/04/2016 15:55

Microsoft aims at computing platforms of the future

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Microsoft made a pitch Wednesday to developers to stay with the US tech giant, saying it remains a force in future technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

01/04/2016 00:49

Apple at 40: stronger than ever as trend-setter

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Apple celebrates its 40th anniversary this week at the top of its game, as the Silicon Valley legend that sprang out of Steve Jobs' garage to reshape modern life with its trend-setting gadgets.

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