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TECH 26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM

Sci-fi: No longer pie in the sky

We take a closer look at instances where sci-fi inventions are no longer a figment of someone’s imagination, but a reality that impacts today’s world.

TECH 27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM

Thinkers tinker

Hobbyists toy with compact computers and sensors to make life more convenient for everyone.

TECH 06 Feb 2014 | 3:17 PM

Bionic hand allows amputee to feel again

Dennis Aabo Sorensen lost his left hand when a firework rocket he was holding exploded during New Year's Eve celebrations 10 years ago, and he never expected to feel anything with the stump again.

TECH 29 Jul 2015 | 1:29 PM

No sci-fi joke: ‘killer robots’ strike fear into tech leaders

It sounds like a science-fiction nightmare. But “killer robots” have the likes of British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak fretting, and warning they could fuel ethnic cleansing and an arms race.

TECH 10 Jan 2019 | 8:14 AM

CES 2019: Star Trek style translators step closer to reality at gadget show

Once confined to the realms of science fiction, near real-time translation devices that whisper discretely into your ear during a conversation are finally coming of age thanks to leaps in AI and cloud computing.

TECH 24 Dec 2018 | 5:32 AM

The Hong Kong whizz kid who wants to revolutionise the way we use cryptocurrency

Kenta Iwasaki was making thousands of US dollars a month before he was 10 years old. Now the 20-year-old Hong Kong University of Science and Technology student is out to change the world.

TECH 23 Nov 2018 | 8:00 AM

Drones, data and digital tools lauded as new ways to fight human rights abuses

From “citizen science” identifying slavery to drones mapping degraded land, technology and data can help create a “search bar for the planet” and detect and fight all manner of human rights abuses, experts told a conference.

TECH 14 Sep 2018 | 8:30 AM

Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a US law designed to protect the privacy of young users.

TECH 29 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

Putin says tech breakthrough a ‘key priority’ for Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin said that a scientific breakthrough was a key priority for Russia as the country struggles with increasing international isolation and a brain drain.

TECH 03 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

China brings Star Wars to life with ‘laser AK-47’ that can set fire to targets a kilometre away

Handheld weapons that could set fire to targets from long distances are no longer confined to science fiction but a fact of life, according to researchers