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TECH 05 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM

Social network challenges end in tragedy

Online challenges daring people to set themselves ablaze or douse themselves in ice water are racking up casualties and fuelling wonder regarding idiocy in the Internet age.

TECH 23 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM

Bay Area techies ditch phones, tablets at 'digital detox' camp

Tired of the social media treadmill and hoping to unplug for a couple days? Consider this fast-growing summer camp three hours outside of San Francisco, where the first ritual involves handing over your personal electronics to volunteers in white lab coats.

TECH 06 Jun 2014 | 10:00 AM

2014: The year of the (booze) drone?

Next time you're on the beach in Argentina and you see ‘a flying bar managed by Twitter' coming towards you, don't panic: it isn't an alcohol-induced hallucination.

TECH 15 Apr 2014 | 3:37 PM

South Korean gamer arrested after son starves to death

South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for apparently allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.

TECH 27 Mar 2014 | 3:00 PM

Mobile app may help people recovering from alcohol abuse: study

A mobile app aimed at keeping people recovering from alcohol abuse sober appears to cut down on the number of days they drink, according to a new study.

TECH 06 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM

Beer tasting with a robotic twist

Spanish researchers have created an electronic "tongue" capable of distinguishing between beer varieties and their alcohol content.

TECH 30 Oct 2013 | 4:07 PM

Facebook and Twitter musings give employers a peek into our real selves

Keeping posts private is one way to avoid handing employers a reason to fire you or potential employers a reason to avoid hiring you in the first place.

TECH 01 Oct 2013 | 8:50 AM

Android app vending machines come to Tokyo

Google Japan has unveiled a novel way of selling games to its mobile customers, via Google Play vending machines.

TECH 18 Sep 2013 | 4:33 PM

Tablets and phones dirtier than a toilet seat?

British watchdog Which? claims that your smartphones, keyboards, and tablets are more contaminated with germs than a public toilet seat. Lunch at your desk anyone?

TECH 17 Sep 2013 | 2:13 PM

Feeling tipsy? New apps read blood alcohol levels, hail a taxi

Before getting behind the wheel after a night out, a driver can test his blood alcohol level with new apps that not only give a reading but can call a cab.