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TECH 13 Jan 2019 | 6:00 AM

Hit or miss? Five bits of weird tech at CES we're not sure about

On some of the weird tech displayed at CES: from a pet feeder with facial recognition to a voice-powered faucet, Las Vegas had a variety of oddities on offer.

TECH 07 Jan 2019 | 4:17 AM

Apple inks deal with Samsung to distribute iTunes shows on TVs

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said that it will add an app to its smart televisions in the coming months to let owners watch content bought on Apple Inc's iTunes service, a possible first sign Apple is looking to distribute its forthcoming television service on devices made by others.

TECH 04 Jan 2019 | 5:30 AM

Airbnb wins preliminary ruling blocking NYC demand for data

Airbnb Inc and other home-sharing firms won’t have to comply with a New York City law requiring them to turn over renter data until a lawsuit over the issue is resolved, giving the company a reprieve from a rule that threatened to cut its bookings in the city by half.

TECH 26 Dec 2018 | 6:30 AM

Chinese home sharing site Xiaozhu to roll out facial recognition-enabled smart locks

Home sharing site plans to introduce face scanning for check in at 80% of its listings in southwest China’s Chengdu city.

TECH 20 Dec 2018 | 6:30 AM

Nearly 12 million users are waiting for deposit refunds at China’s Ofo

Ofo said this week that people seeking deposit refunds at the company’s headquarters would join the queue of those who had applied online.

TECH 18 Dec 2018 | 7:30 AM

Chinese province asks home-sharing platforms to hand over info to authorities

The policy brings those involved in the home sharing business under the same rules that have applied to the country’s hotel industry for decades.

TECH 17 Dec 2018 | 5:09 AM

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions – and offer huge sums of public money – in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before making its big move.

TECH 14 Dec 2018 | 6:30 AM

Meet the coder-turned entrepreneur who introduced 'Angry Birds' to China

Chen’s firm raised HK$745mil (RM398mil) in one of the biggest floats for a Chinese gaming company this year.

Smart home 14 Dec 2018 | 4:00 AM

How to plan your smart home – and weigh privacy risks

Technology companies are pushing the 'smart home' hard, selling appliances and gadgets that offer Internet-connected conveniences you didn’t know you needed. But before you succumb to the temptation – for yourself or others – consider that these devices might also give companies and hackers a key to your homes.

TECH 13 Dec 2018 | 2:00 AM

This week's video game releases: Below, Gris, Insurgency: Sandstorm and more

Intriguing indie games Kingdom Two Crowns and Desert Child start off the week in the company of alien bug hunter Earth Defense Force 5, followed by squad-based military simulation multiplayer Insurgency: Sandstorm and then pretty, emotional growth platformer Gris and the very long-awaited Below.