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TECH 17 Apr 2019 | 3:30 AM

Technology has made us trade our privacy for convenience: opinion

For a while now The Hubby and I have been debating the purchase of a voice-activated smart speaker, not because we need it but because so many people we know have one.

TECH 11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Amazon workers are listening to what you tell Alexa

Tens of millions of people use smart speakers and their voice software to play games, find music or trawl for trivia. Millions more are reluctant to invite the devices and their powerful microphones into their homes out of concern that someone might be listening.

TECH 24 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Japan looking to robots and AI to help care for its ageing population

With a rapidly ageing population, Japan is increasingly looking to robots and artificial intelligence (AI) to help caregivers in nursing homes take care of elderly people.

TECH 09 Feb 2019 | 4:00 AM

Household helper or sneaky spy? Privacy questions in robot cleaners

Robot vacuum cleaners are so good at their jobs now, you may feel like you'll never have to break out the old machine again. But hold on: What are these little helpers recording with their cameras, and who else gets to see what they see?

TECH 03 Jan 2019 | 1:00 AM

Toyota wants to put a robot friend in every home

Toyota Motor Corp has sold enough cars to put one outside every Japanese home. Now it wants to put robots inside.

TECH 31 Dec 2018 | 6:30 AM

Technology trends for 2019: Automation, AI and digital assistants

For 2019, governments and tech companies are set to work on further developing and establishing 21st century tech innovations that will transform aspects of everyday life.

TECH 19 Dec 2018 | 3:00 AM

Why you should give your grandparents a 3D printer for Christmas

Senior citizens might really like – and use – a 3D printer to manufacture plastic gadgets that help them do routine tasks like open jars and put on socks.

TECH 19 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Robots at reception, phones as room keys: The hotel of the future

Set the shower temperature with your phone, pull the curtains back with your voice: The hotel branch is preparing itself for the future.

TECH 15 Dec 2018 | 5:00 AM

Seventeen years later: Upcoming Far Cry set after nuclear fallout

Weeks ahead of its release, the New Dawn standalone sequel to the Far Cry series has given gamers a glimpse of the post-apocalyptic wasteland that awaits them in Hope County.

TECH 27 Sep 2018 | 3:49 AM

Tencent & Alibaba chase remittances in battle for South-East Asia

For Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent, South-East Asian domestic helpers in Hong Kong may prove key to their global ambitions in financial services.