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TECH 15 Feb 2019 | 11:00 AM

How to win a tech cold war: opinion

If a digital Iron Curtain is falling between the US and China, America seems increasingly eager to yank its side down. A hasty and excessive response, however, runs the risk of undermining its own technological advantage.

Facebook 25 Jan 2019 | 4:35 AM

Facebook’s datacentre landlord strikes deal to add solar power

Facebook Inc is boosting its clean-energy efforts with a deal to help run a Virginia datacentre where it leases space with solar power.

Google 21 Nov 2018 | 4:41 AM

Google invests US$700mil in Danish datacentre, secures green energy

Google will invest almost US$700mil in a Danish datacentre powered by the abundant green energy that underpins power-

TECH 13 Nov 2018 | 8:30 AM

From Google to Facebook, big data is driving green energy shift

Dozens of wind turbines each standing 260 feet tall spin in the breeze on the plains of Oklahoma, feeding electricity for a Google datacentre about 180 miles away.

TECH 10 Oct 2018 | 3:30 AM

UN report: Technologies can help lives but boost inequality

New technologies from artificial intelligence to gene editing hold immense potential to improve people’s live – but can also drive greater inequality and social dislocation, according to a recent UN report.

TECH 23 Sep 2018 | 4:00 AM

Norwegian town lets you charge mobile phones on the park bench

Located south of Norway's capital Oslo, the town of Halden has installed two smart, solar-powered park benches where mobile phones and other electronic devices can be charged.

TECH 13 Sep 2018 | 12:00 PM

Google to invest RM580mil to expand data centre in Chile

Google will invest US$140mil (RM580mil) to expand the tech giant's sole data centre in Latin America, a development Chile's president hailed as proof of the country's enthusiastic participation in "the fourth industrial revolution."

TECH 26 Jul 2018 | 6:00 AM

Inside Google’s shadow workforce of contract labourers

Every day, tens of thousands of people stream into Google offices wearing red name badges. They eat in Google’s cafeterias, ride its commuter shuttles and work alongside its celebrated geeks. But they can’t access all of the company’s celebrated perks. They aren’t entitled to stock and can’t enter certain offices. Many don’t have health insurance.

TECH 16 Jul 2018 | 9:17 AM

Power to the drones: utilities place bets on robots

Flying robots that can travel dozens of kilometres without stopping could be the next big thing for power companies.

TECH 16 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

Drones across Spain are spotting dodgy solar panels and wind turbines

Drones the size of manhole covers are helping Spain’s biggest utility to squeeze costs of green electricity, spotting faulty solar panels and wind-turbine blades way ahead of engineers on the ground.