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At this high-tech farm, the boss is an AI-powered algorithm

Each morning when she gets to work at Bowery Farming Inc, Katie Morich changes into a clean uniform, puts on a hairnet and cleans her hands with sanitiser. Then she consults a computer monitor displaying all the tasks she needs to accomplish that day.

Flip phones are coming back in style – but with a twist

In less than a year, you could have a flip phone back in your pocket. This isn't your average Razr, though. Huawei plans to equip its foldable smartphone with 5G.

Huawei's range of mobile phones will be getting a new model next year. — AFP Relaxnews

Vietnamese teacher jailed for attempted subversion

HANOI: A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a former primary schoolteacher to 14 years in prison after finding him guilty on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist government.

China urges US to show sincerity, correct behaviour in trade actions

BEIJING: China hopes the United States will show sincerity and take steps to correct its behaviour, its commerce ministry said yesterday, after both countries slapped new tariffs on each other’s goods this week in an escalating trade war.

US President Donald Trump has threatened further retaliation if Beijing takes aim at US agricultural or industrial workers as he accused China of trying to sway US elections by targeting farmers.

Huawei to launch foldable 5G smartphones by middle of next year

Chairman Ken Hu claims new generation of models will be ‘100 times faster’

China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, Premier Li says

BEIJING: China won’t devalue its currency in order to make its exports more competitive amid the trade war with the US, Premier Li Keqiang (pic) said, hours after his country retaliated against the latest increase in tariffs by the Trump administration.

“Recent fluctuations in the renminbi exchange rate have been seen as an intentional measure, but that isn’t true,” Li(pic) said

China says won't weaken currency to boost exports, as U.S. tariffs mount

TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - China will not stoop to competitive devaluation of its currency, Premier Li Keqiang stressed, hours after China hit back, with a softer punch than the one landed by the United States, in an escalating tariff war between the world's largest economies.

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF

Robots will handle 52% of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum study said Sept 17.

Robots will handle 52% of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum study said Sept 17. — AFP Relaxnews

Talking gloves, tactile windows: new tech helps the disabled

Improvements in artificial intelligence, combined with the decreasing cost of hardware, are making it possible for inventors to develop new products without the need for the deep pockets of governments or corporations.

Minto demonstrates an app that can audibly describe a handwritten note. — AP

Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail two journalists

HANOI: Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi says two jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their seven-year sentence and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression.