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Rangers try gaming technology to protect African wildlife

The campaign to track down poachers and protect endangered species in Africa's embattled reserves is tapping into the technology used in the virtual world of online poker and other computer games.

US trade judge clears Fitbit of stealing Jawbone's trade secrets

Fitbit Inc did not steal rival Jawbone's trade secrets, a US International Trade Commission judge ruled on Aug 23, dashing Jawbone's hopes of securing an import ban against Fitbit's wearable fitness tracking devices.

Chinese automaker plans self-driving, electric car by 2020

An automotive venture backed by China tech giant Tencent aims to launch an electric self-driving car before 2020, entering a crowded field dominated by US-based Tesla Motors.

Facebook ‘declares war’ in Philippine flag gaffe

Facebook has apologised for accidentally declaring the Philippines was in a state of war, in what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for Independence Day.

Hyundai raids Bentley to turbo-charge Genesis luxury drive

After poaching Bentley's design chief last year, Hyundai Motor Co said that it has also secured the services of the luxury marque's exterior designer.

Faraday unveils concept electric race car; can it catch Tesla?

Startup electric car venture Faraday Future previewed a technology-heavy concept race car it hopes to develop into a range of connected vehicles that can challenge luxury rivals like Tesla and Audi in the growing global market for non-gasoline cars.

Irish police go high-tech to combat Christmas tree thieves

Fed up with roaming gangs stealing their Christmas trees, farmers and police in Ireland have turned to smartphones and helicopter patrols to ensure they can keep delivering festive cheer to customers.

Jimmy Fallon debuts fancy iPhone case for dapper gents

Jimmy Fallon has partnered with J.Crew to launch an iPhone case that doubles as a pocket square for the dapper gentleman.

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.

Eyes on elephants as Google cameras snap Kenya reserve

For once, Google was unlikely to face privacy complaints as the US Internet giant launched its Street View service in Kenya's Samburu park, in a move conservationists said could help protect endangered elephants.