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TECH 27 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

Brothers look to harness artificial intelligence for greater good

As debate swirls on whether artificial intelligence will be a boon or a curse for humanity, two Indian-American entrepreneur brothers are out to ensure the emerging technologies don’t just benefit the richest in society.

TECH 22 Dec 2017 | 5:30 AM

Australia's digital agriculture dream stymied as government scrimps on broadband

Gooda Creek Farm, located just outside Australia's capital city of Canberra, exemplifies the country's agricultural ambitions – a boutique producer that sells more than 2,000kg a week of highly sought shiitake mushrooms to domestic and Asian consumers.

TECH 12 Dec 2017 | 6:00 AM

Apple and Wal-Mart are helping China crack down on polluters

Ma Jun’s years as an environmental activist taught him one lesson: if you want factories to clean up their act, shaming them in front of Apple Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc works better than government fines.

TECH 15 Nov 2017 | 8:47 AM

Star Wars meets fruit farms as lasers deter berry-stealing birds

In the historic battle of birds versus farmers, there’s a new hi-tech scarecrow in town.

TECH 07 Nov 2017 | 8:43 AM

Polly want a broadband connection? Cockatoos cost Australian cable company

Australia's government-built US$36bil (RM152.26bil) broadband network, already under attack from underwhelmed customers, has found a new and formidable enemy – cockatoos are chewing through cables across the country.

TECH 02 Aug 2017 | 10:00 PM

Crime-tracking tools could point to new mineral reserves

Striking gold used to be a matter of luck, but tools used to track criminals, diseases and social networks could soon uncover vast troves of valuable minerals

TECH 28 Jul 2017 | 1:30 AM

As California’s labour shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

Despite the adoption of drones, iPhone apps and satellite-driven sensors, the hand and knife still harvest the bulk of more than 200 crops in California.

TECH 06 Jun 2017 | 12:30 AM

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops from farm to table.

TECH 25 May 2017 | 5:26 AM

China’s DJI unveils US$499 drone that flies from your hand

China’s SZ DJI Technology Co unveiled a small camera drone starting at US$499 (RM2,135) that can take off and land from the palm of a hand, seeking to appeal to the broader consumer market.

TECH 04 May 2017 | 10:00 PM

Hit Animal Crossing series still coming to mobile

Laid-back town simulation Animal Crossing will arrive on mobile at some point over the next 12 months, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed during a May 2 investors' Q&A.