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TECH 26 Sep 2015 | 11:00 AM

Virtual reality stretching beyond videogames

Virtual reality is a dream of videogame lovers, but it is poised to blast far beyond play to education, medicine, architecture and other learning arenas.

TECH 12 Aug 2015 | 4:41 PM

New Google chief joins illustrious Indian club

India’s high flyers have proudly welcomed the appointment as Google’s new chief executive of Sundar Pichai, the latest home-grown engineer to rise to the top of the US corporate world.

Technology 10 Aug 2015 | 11:39 AM

Airbnb gives Paris luxury hoteliers a fright

Nowhere in the world has more accommodation available on Airbnb than Paris. Now the home-sharing website that has transformed budget travel to the French capital is giving its super-deluxe hotels a fright too.

Technology 04 Aug 2015 | 3:46 PM

Tech lift to productivity overlooked? The Fed doesn't think so

The "sharing economy" has lured billions of dollars from investors, yet so far, it barely seems to register in US economic data.

TECH 30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 AM

Ultra-local ‘Facebook’ turning city neighbours into friends

Perched on makeshift seats next to a buffet with fresh fruit, elderflower cordial and homemade muffins, neighbours laugh and chat on a leafy patch amid modern apartment blocks in Vienna’s 15th district.

TECH 28 May 2015 | 9:00 AM

'Perception' continues trend for home exploration games

With 2016 release Perception looking to expand on a growing trend for a seemingly mundane gaming genre – wandering around other people's houses – we look at it in the context of five other titles that have plotted similar paths.

TECH 25 May 2015 | 12:31 PM

Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brands

Criticised and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.

TECH 22 May 2015 | 1:48 PM

Disney to bring mobile technology to more parks

The mobile technology that helps Walt Disney Co theme park guests beat lines and pay for Mickey Mouse ears at the company's flagship resort in Florida will expand in some form to other Disney resorts, chief operating officer Tom Staggs said.

TECH 22 May 2015 | 7:30 AM

Game over looms for Budapest pinball museum

The owner of Europe's largest pinball museum said he would close the facility next month after falling foul of strict regulations on gaming arcades and casinos.

Technology 08 May 2015 | 6:43 PM

Alibaba has a new CEO, but it's still Jack's house

When Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's eccentric founder Jack Ma stepped down as CEO two years ago, he declared "the Internet belongs to young people," and promised that most of the company's leaders born in the 1960s would soon retreat from management.