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Telecoms firm misses Thai 4G payment deadline

Thailand’s 4G expansion was thrown into disarray after a telecoms company that beat more established rivals at an auction last year failed to meet its first payment deadline, voiding the bid.

Hot rocks: Kenya taps geothermal heat to boost power

Zebra and antelope look on as clouds of white steam twist into the air at Hell's Gate, where Kenya's dream of providing cheap, renewable electricity is becoming a reality.

Cyber security startups face funding drought

The US cyber security industry, once one of the hottest targets for venture capitalists, is now grappling with a funding slump that has forced some startups to sell themselves or cut spending.

Famine forecasts on a smartphone? There's an app for that

A new mobile phone app designed to help aid workers predict where hunger may strike and provide help in good time was launched by Austrian scientists.

Research group launches world’s largest online rice database

The world’s biggest genetic rice database online is now available free, a move scientists hope will contribute to a “green revolution”, a leading rice research group said.

Tech for tuskers: protecting Africa’s elephants with Google

As elephant poaching in Africa by organised crime gangs using high-tech equipment rises, those working to stop their extinction in the wild have turned to technology too.

Outpouring of cash for California company’s water-saving shower

A super-efficient shower fixture that reduces water waste by 70% is gaining enthusiastic backing from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, reaping in some US$1.38mil (RM5.62mil) in just two days.

Racing wheelchair uses BMW tech

BMW is building a special sports wheelchair for use by the US Paralympics Track and Field Team in Rio next year.

Food tech startups raking in cash: survey

Farm and food tech startups were red-hot in the first half of 2015, pulling in US$2.06bil (RM7.87bil) from investors, a new survey showed.

App to connect Kenyan farmers with climate-smart seeds

A new app launched in Kenya could help millions of farmers adapt to climate change by offering information on the best seeds for changing growing conditions, agriculture experts said.