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TECH 24 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

Virtual vintners have legs in China, toppling traditional importers

Wu Zhendong sees himself as something of a wine buff. The 25-year-old lawyer from China's western city of Chengdu is a member of his local wine club, likes to drink Chateauneuf-du-Pape – and now, like many of his peers, buys most of his wine online.

TECH 01 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Researchers find link between "alcohol identity" on social media and drinking-related problems

A study by researchers at North Carolina State University and Ohio University have concluded that college students who have an "alcohol identity" on social media were more likely to have alcohol problems than those actually taking a drink.

TECH 25 May 2016 | 8:33 AM

Saudi Arabia's rulers adapt message for social media age

The participation of tens of thousands of young Saudis in a social media debate over plans to reform the kingdom's oil-reliant economy last month marked a shift in how Riyadh's conservative rulers interact with their subjects.

TECH 23 May 2016 | 5:30 AM

Wristband device for alcohol monitoring wins US prize

A San Francisco-based company has won a US government-sponsored competition with an alcohol monitoring devices that can be worn on the wrist, the latest milestone in the development of wearable technologies that monitor and diagnose medical conditions.

TECH 19 May 2016 | 6:33 AM

Big bang for startup 'crowdfunding' opens with a fizzle

Everyday investors can finally buy shares in private startups, but so far 'crowdfunding' is off to a slow start.

TECH 07 May 2016 | 3:00 AM

Distraction is often a factor in teen drivers’ rear-end collisions

In a US study using in-car video recorders, more than three-quarters of rear end collisions involving a teen driver happened when the teen was paying attention to a phone, a passenger or something else other than the road.

TECH 27 Apr 2016 | 2:30 AM

Take safety precautions when using rideshare services

Safety has been a central theme surrounding rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft in recent months. Just like when hiring a traditional taxi driver, it's a good idea to follow safety tips before hiring a rideshare service.

TECH 01 Apr 2016 | 12:30 AM

Is this the key to stopping drunk drivers?

Honda and Hitachi have developed a miniature prototype breathalyser that can be integrated into a smart car key.

TECH 14 Mar 2016 | 6:31 AM

Designated US 'Smart City' will get vehicle technology boost

The US Transportation Department and NXP Semiconductors NV are joining forces in a pilot project to use communication technology to reduce congestion and speed traffic.

TECH 11 Jan 2016 | 2:30 AM

Underage youth widely exposed to online alcohol marketing

More than half of underage people say they’ve seen alcohol marketing on the Internet, though few admit to engaging with brands or being a fan online, according to a new US study.