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TECH 07 Aug 2018 | 5:00 AM

Blade Runners: prosthetics startup Xiborg is open for business

Xiborg’s J-shaped carbon-fiber blades are built to transfer as much energy to the ground as possible.

TECH 23 Apr 2018 | 12:00 PM

Facial recognition system in Japan to screen departing foreign visitors

The system, which currently screens the faces of Japanese nationals returning home, will also be used for foreigners leaving Japan from fiscal 2019.

TECH 17 Jan 2017 | 8:41 AM

Taxi-sharing services app to be tested in Tokyo

According to sources, Japan's transportation ministry plans to create a system utilising a smartphone app to match customers looking for a taxi around the same time, whose points of departure and destination are both close.

TECH 11 Dec 2016 | 11:00 PM

Running with an exosuit

The story of Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi is one of triumph. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, Ridzuan, a van-driver’s son, has gone from flipping burgers in the sleepy border town of Padang Besar in Perlis to winning the nation’s first-ever gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio last year.

TECH 13 Sep 2016 | 11:00 PM

BMW wheelchairs, high-tech bikes: life in the Paralympic fast lane

A wheelchair made by BMW and a prototype bike so valuable it must be kept under guard are two of the new weapons in Rio Paralympians’ unending race for a competitive advantage.

TECH 10 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM

Racing wheelchair uses BMW tech

BMW is building a special sports wheelchair for use by the US Paralympics Track and Field Team in Rio next year.

TECH 23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM

Britain's Prince Harry voices hatred of Twitter

Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro-blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy, newspapers reported Tuesday.