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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 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.

TECH 10 Nov 2017 | 1:30 AM

In China’s e-commerce boom, it takes a village

Workers wielding screeching hand-held wood sanders toil overtime in Cheng Huaibao’s bunk bed factory, rushing to prepare for the wave of orders about to break on manufacturing businesses like his across China.

TECH 14 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Twitter is crawling with bots and lacks incentive to expel them

On Oct 11, the exterior of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters bore an eerie message: “Ban Russian Bots.” Someone – the company doesn’t know who – projected the demand onto the side of its building.

TECH 25 Jul 2017 | 10:30 PM

Were the raw materials in your iPhone mined by children in inhumane conditions?

Last year, I visited the sprawling mines of Cerro Rico, the "rich hill" that looms over Potosi, Bolivia. Four centuries ago, it supplied the silver that bankrolled the Spanish empire.

TECH 05 Jul 2017 | 5:17 AM

Xiaomi goes old school to reclaim smartphone crown in China

Xiaomi Corp pioneered an online flash-sales model that lifted it to dizzying heights and made it Asia’s most valuable startup, but it’s since fallen on hard times. Now it’s counting on old-fashioned retail to make a comeback, and that’s proving a much stiffer challenge.

TECH 23 Mar 2017 | 11:20 AM

Needy expat workers get new phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G

A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash-strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network.

TECH 23 Jan 2017 | 10:00 PM

Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal – digital have-nots left behind by the relentless march of technology.

TECH 27 Dec 2016 | 11:00 PM

Myanmar farmers reap rewards from 3D printing

In an industrial park south of Myanmar's commercial hub, 3D printing technology is now being used to design bespoke parts that are changing the lives of impoverished farmers.