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TECH 03 Aug 2016 | 12:30 AM

Verizon's auto-tech roll-up makes a bit more sense

With the US$2.4bil (RM9.74bil) purchase of Fleetmatics, Verizon's car-technology roll-up is beginning to make more sense than the one it's attempting with Internet acquisitions.

TECH 27 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones

Walking through his dry millet field, Alioune Djaby, chief of Sikilo village, waits for a sign that rainfall is coming.

TECH 09 Jun 2016 | 2:30 AM

India's colonial-era monsoon forecasting to get high-tech makeover

India's forecasting of the monsoon – the crop-nourishing seasonal rains that are the lifeblood for farmers in the country of 1.3 billion people – is getting a high-tech makeover.

TECH 05 May 2016 | 3:00 AM

Digital farming could spell shake-up for crop chemicals sector

Global pesticides, seeds and fertiliser companies may be forced to re-engineer their business models as farmers adopt specialist technology that helps maximise harvests while reducing the use of crop chemicals.

TECH 25 Apr 2016 | 2:00 AM

South Africa boosts crop forecast accuracy with satellite imagery

South Africa's estimates for key crops such as maize have become increasingly accurate thanks to satellite imagery and as farmers' often biased input has been cut out of the picture, a conference was told.

TECH 22 Apr 2016 | 2:30 AM

Farm technology helps clean up Nairobi's drinking water

Samuel Kinuthia knows how to make the most of technology. Using a technique called basin terracing, he has boosted his income at his farm in Murang'a county, and helped provide Kenyans as far away as Nairobi with better access to clean drinking water.

Drones 27 Mar 2016 | 10:00 PM

Eyes in the sky

From monitoring crop growth to oil rig safety, Malaysia is steadily entering the age of the drone.

TECH 08 Mar 2016 | 11:30 PM

PC download charts: 'The Division,' 'Stardew Valley,' 'Far Cry Primal'

Pre-release enthusiasm for "Tom Clancy's The Division" ensured that the New York-set action game placed prominently on Steam, GameStop, GamersGate and the Humble Store on March 7, 2016.

TECH 16 Feb 2016 | 11:08 AM

Alphabet’s X lab chief sees Internet reaching billions

The “captain of moonshots” at Google parent company Alphabet sees widespread, world-changing wireless Internet on the horizon.

TECH 01 Feb 2016 | 11:30 PM

World’s first ‘robot run’ farm to open in Japan

A Japanese firm said it would open the world’s first fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process, from watering seedlings to harvesting crops.