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TECH 18 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Exoskeletons: Will they ever be useful for household DIY work?

Whether it's painting walls, trimming hedges or working on things overhead, it's said that exoskeletons might one day make all kinds of everyday tasks easier.

TECH 11 Apr 2019 | 4:51 AM

Millions rush to join a wild new health plan from Jack Ma’s Ant

Billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial has done more than perhaps any company to disrupt China’s gargantuan banking and asset-management industries. Now it’s trying to re-imagine health insurance.

TECH 17 Dec 2018 | 2:30 AM

Chinese workers at Apple supplier Foxconn stage street protest over unpaid bonuses

Hundreds join rally in Henan province over claims they were cheated out of additional payments of US$870 (RM3,640) by recruitment agencies.

TECH 26 Jul 2018 | 6:00 AM

Inside Google’s shadow workforce of contract labourers

Every day, tens of thousands of people stream into Google offices wearing red name badges. They eat in Google’s cafeterias, ride its commuter shuttles and work alongside its celebrated geeks. But they can’t access all of the company’s celebrated perks. They aren’t entitled to stock and can’t enter certain offices. Many don’t have health insurance.

TECH 11 Jun 2018 | 4:46 AM

Amazon blasted by labour group over China factory conditions

A watchdog group is calling on Amazon.com Inc to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers, renewing criticisms that CEO Jeff Bezos became the world’s wealthiest man on the backs of low-paid labourers.

TECH 19 Feb 2018 | 8:00 AM

Japan team builds second skin message display

Palm-reading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.

TECH 18 Jan 2018 | 4:16 AM

Microsoft sees need for regulation, laws for AI advances

The rapidly advancing area of artificial intelligence will require a new field of law and new regulations governing a growing pool of businesses involved, according to Microsoft Corp, a 25-year participant in AI research.

TECH 17 Jan 2018 | 9:52 AM

Workers at Apple supplier Catcher describe harsh conditions

At a Catcher Technology Co manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about six hours’ drive from Shanghai, workers stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple Inc, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper gloves or masks.

TECH 16 Jan 2018 | 4:02 AM

India to add facial authentication for Aadhaar card security

India will build facial recognition into its national identity card in addition to fingerprints after a series of breaches in the world's biggest biometric identification programme, the government said on Jan 15.