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TECH 28 Aug 2018 | 9:00 AM

Plans on making untraceable 3D guns can’t be posted online

A US judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk.

TECH 24 Apr 2019 | 12:30 AM

Pepsi unveils beverage dispenser with touchscreen and smartphone connectivity

In honour of Earth Day on April 22, PepsiCo unveiled a connected beverage dispenser to help people stay hydrated and the planet be less polluted by single-use plastic bottles.

TECH 10 Dec 2016 | 1:00 AM

Delphi, Mobileye see self-driving production by 2019

The self-driving Audi turned smoothly onto El Camino Real, shifted into the middle lane and after a few stoplights found itself idling behind the distinctive plastic bubble of a Google autonomous car.

TECH 19 Dec 2015 | 3:00 AM

Soaring aspirations of Myanmar’s drone enthusiasts

In a ramshackle workshop behind a bustling Yangon market, Kyi Tha fixes the plastic propeller of a home-made drone, one of a growing number of enthusiasts refusing to let poverty clip the wings of their high-tech dreams.

TECH 16 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Heart of glass: Why are smartphones made with such fragile materials?

These days it's hard to find a smartphones without a glass front and back. The glass housing is likely the first part of your phone to break, so why do manufacturers use this material instead of plastic?

TECH 02 Dec 2016 | 7:00 AM

Dog nose inspires better explosives ‘sniffer’

Struck by the legendary sniffing skills of man’s best friend, scientists in the United States fitted a dog-inspired plastic nose to an explosives detector, and reported it worked much better.

TECH 21 Dec 2015 | 9:03 AM

Soaring aspirations of Myanmar's drone enthusiasts

In a ramshackle workshop behind a bustling Yangon market, Kyi Tha fixes the plastic propeller of a home-made drone, one of a growing number of enthusiasts refusing to let poverty clip the wings of their high-tech dreams.

TECH 07 Nov 2014 | 6:30 AM

Polyes Q1: The first child-friendly 3D ink pen?

3D sketching pens are big news this year, but the high temperatures required to melt the plastic could make parents wary about letting the kids play with them.