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TECH 04 Apr 2018 | 10:00 PM

Startups, smartphones help French dodge rail strike

French railway unions used to be able to cripple the country by blocking the train network. But when workers walked off the job on April 3, new technology helped reduce the misery for commuters and companies.

TECH 09 May 2018 | 3:00 AM

Afghan girl coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan's first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers after uploading more than 20 games on digital app stores this year.

TECH 21 May 2018 | 2:30 AM

Want a Fitbit that measures how productive you are at work? This company is betting your boss does

If you glanced at the screen, it probably wouldn't grab your attention: White space divided into rectangular modules showing pie charts and bar charts in a kind of muted neon colour palette that calls to mind an old version of Excel, not a revolutionary piece of tech.

TECH 06 Jul 2018 | 1:00 AM

Open-plan offices are making us less social: opinion

In recent years, a number of big companies – IBM, Bank of America, Aetna, Yahoo! under former chief executive officer Marissa Mayer – cut back on their telecommuting programs in the name of more interaction and cooperation between employees, supposedly fostered by being stuck together in an office.

TECH 21 Aug 2018 | 4:00 AM

Detroit is left in traffic as carmakers motor into mobility era

Eric Jones has nearly given up on driving in Detroit.

TECH 23 Aug 2018 | 2:00 AM

Carmakers struggle to hire hackers, the hottest job in the industry

McConnell Trapp has a special set of skills. He can hack into cars and control aspects of them from his computer.

TECH 15 Jan 2019 | 6:00 AM

A good yarn: Russia’s Insta-grannies take knitting skills online

Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few roubles to supplement meagre pensions.

TECH 17 Jan 2019 | 8:49 AM

Ride-hailing subscriptions: Are they worth it?

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have launched subscription plans promising savings for trips to the gym, to work or around town but are they worth it?

TECH 04 Mar 2019 | 11:58 AM

Holdout Jeff Bezos confronted by Amazon moms demanding daycare

Amazon has long resisted pleas to provide a backup daycare benefit for employees, even though other tech companies have offered the perk for years.

TECH 21 Jun 2019 | 8:01 AM

China’s top talent now wants to work for rising domestic tech stars, not big brand multinationals

China’s talent is turning away from multinationals and towards domestic tech champions in the search for a more fulfilling career. Change in sentiment comes amid raging US-China tech war and perceptions of ‘bamboo ceiling’ in the West.