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TECH 21 May 2018 | 8:38 AM

Send your Raya greetings with Pos Malaysia’s hologram cards

Hoping to make sending and receiving greeting cards in vogue is Pos Malaysia with its Hologram Raya greeting cards, launched in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

TECH 12 Mar 2018 | 8:55 AM

Apple goes from villain to coveted client with this Finnish firm

A former prime minister of Finland once blamed Apple Inc for torpedoing two of his country’s biggest industries – mobile phones and paper mills.

TECH 09 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

Enter the robots – automation fills gaps in east Europe’s factories

Plant manager Gabor Kiraly remembers the meeting a couple of years ago when he and his Austrian bosses learnt how severe the worker shortage in Hungary was about to become – it was, he said, a "shocking realisation".

TECH 29 Nov 2017 | 1:00 AM

Artificial muscles give superpower to robots

Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight.

TECH 16 Aug 2017 | 11:00 PM

After getting wet, smartphones can show damage weeks after the fact

Smartphones with water damage are not to be trusted. Even if your device seems to be working fine after being immersed in liquid, problems could show up weeks later, once rust starts to set in.

TECH 22 Jul 2017 | 4:00 AM

Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal

Ram’s new hand was manufactured on a 3D printer in Nepal’s capital for just US$30 (RM128), an innovation that could be a game changer for many in the impoverished Himalayan country.

TECH 30 Jun 2017 | 1:30 AM

High-tech dashboards signal big changes for auto parts suppliers

Peer at the instrument panel on your new car and you may find sleek digital gauges and multicoloured screens. But a glimpse behind the dashboard could reveal what US auto supplier Visteon Corp found: a mess.

TECH 25 Jun 2017 | 3:00 AM

Snake on a plane! Don't panic, it's probably just a (soft) robot

Robots are getting softer. Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus.

TECH 31 May 2017 | 2:00 AM

From hearing aids to dental crowns: 3D printing in medicine

The technique of 3D printing is spreading rapidly in the field of medicine. Many hearing aids and dental crowns are now 3D-printed, as are disposable surgical instruments and even prosthetic limbs.

TECH 23 May 2017 | 1:30 AM

Smart bangle delivers pregnancy tips to Asian wrists

A high-tech bangle that alerts pregnant women to toxic fumes and issues audio tips promises to boost maternal health in South Asia, as smart devices deliver ever more services to remote communities.