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TECH 06 Jun 2014 | 5:45 PM

Chatty Japan robot makes friends on first day at work

A chatty humanoid robot whose makers claim it can understand people's emotions made its first friends Friday as it struck up conversations with shoppers in Tokyo.

TECH 09 Jun 2014 | 10:00 AM

New app monitors temper, behaviour in...parents

Equipped with cardiac rhythm monitors to gauge stress levels, a new app called developed by computer scientists at Microsoft Research and the University of California, San Diego could keep frustrated parents in line.

TECH 11 Jun 2014 | 12:19 PM

E3: Behind the scenes trailer released for Star Wars game

Star Wars: Battlefront promises to merge LucasFilm lore with the action spectacular Battlefield franchise, but a brief making-of teaser offered insight into the developing studio’s excitement rather than the 2015 product of its efforts.

TECH 16 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

We are what we read

Moods are contagious not only in a household or office but also on social networks.

TECH 30 Jun 2014 | 12:08 PM

Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study

A study detailing how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of some 700,000 users to study "emotional contagion" has prompted anger on social media.

TECH 02 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM

Videoconferencing linked to reduced stress for some hospitalised kids

The ability to videochat with family and friends might help relieve stress among some hospitalised kids, according to a new study.

TECH 03 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM

British Airways tracks flyers' moods with 'happiness blanket'

Apparently, flyers are like babies. Give us food and put us to sleep, and we’re happy.

TECH 03 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM

A portrait of air travel in 2024: report

Holographic airport staff, zen airports with waterfalls, yoga classes and no more check-in desks are among some of the predictions made in a report that aims to paint a portrait of air travel in 2024.

Facebook 03 Jul 2014 | 11:46 AM

Facebook faces British probe over mood experiment

British authorities said Wednesday they will investigate Facebook over an experiment which manipulated the feelings of users, as the social network apologised for its poor handling of the row.

TECH 07 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM

Web Wanders: Facing the truth

Strange things happen in the background when you’re on social media, and sometimes, it’s the company behind it all who’s to blame.