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Cambodians try out smartphones to track – and ease – climate woes

Yin Socheat, a 29-year-old Cambodian farmer, is immersed in her smartphone – but it isn’t the latest viral meme she’s looking at.

iPads in lieu of weathervanes as farmers seek climate tech edge

When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn’t to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it’s to his iPad.

Tencent targets 10% of managers for job cuts or demotion

Tencent Holdings Ltd is putting about 10% of its managers on notice, as China’s largest gaming and social media company shakes up its workforce amid cooling growth and intensified competition, according to people familiar with the matter.

Amazon suppliers panic amid purge aimed at boosting profits

Amazon.com Inc has abruptly stopped buying products from many of its wholesalers, sowing panic.

Aussie businesses complain Google sending outback tourists off the map

Tourism operators in Australia's vast outback say wild inaccuracies in Google Maps are making remote hot spots appear out of reach, deterring people from visiting the region.

VR gets reality check with significant decline in investment

A few years ago, virtual reality was all the rage in Hollywood, helping to fuel the rise of Silicon Beach with the promise of reinventing the entertainment business.

Finding fakes: Mobile phones help detect counterfeit seeds in Kenya

Besides more unpredictable weather and changing crop diseases, Kenyan farmers face another worry: counterfeit seed.

Apple is planning a new low-cost Macbook, pro-focused Mac mini

Apple Inc will release a new low-cost laptop and a professional-focused upgrade to the Mac mini desktop later this year, ending a drought of Mac computers that has limited sales of the company’s longest-running line of devices, according to people familiar with the plans.

In tech we trust – but less than half of Americans are ready for the next disaster

Less than half of Americans have basic emergency information to hand should calamity strike, an Ipsos survey revealed on April 18, yet 83% are confident technology will play “an important role” in their preparation for the next disaster.

Silicon Valley wants to solve our water problems

Gary Kremen – the founder of Match.com and serial investor – is into water. The entrepreneur started investing in water tech startups a few years ago. Today he’s an elected member of Silicon Valley’s water district, an agency that manages water and flood control for 2 million people.