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TECH 05 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM

Social network challenges end in tragedy

Online challenges daring people to set themselves ablaze or douse themselves in ice water are racking up casualties and fuelling wonder regarding idiocy in the Internet age.

TECH 16 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM

Mark Zuckerberg's chilly charity challenge to Bill Gates

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest celebrity to be doused by a bucket of ice-cold water — and now he wants Bill Gates to follow suit.

TECH 18 Aug 2014 | 11:47 AM

Scotland's selfie generation cool on independence

Young Scots aged 16 and 17 are getting the vote for the first time in Scotland's independence referendum, but the selfie generation looks set to defy expectations by mostly rejecting separation.

TECH 21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM

Minecraft, Xbox names join Ice Bucket Challenge

Accepting a dare from Minecraft creator Markus Persson, the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, underwent a stone cold drenching in the name of charity and goodwill.

TECH 04 Sep 2014 | 4:58 PM

Sonova's microphone disguised as a pen offers "super normal hearing"

A wireless microphone in the shape of a pen, made by Switzerland's Sonova, can help people with hearing loss understand speech better than those with normal hearing at certain noise levels, a study has shown.

TECH 17 Sep 2014 | 7:57 AM

Will the taxman come for Google and Amazon?

New international tax rules proposed could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

TECH 30 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM

China censors try to blunt Hong Kong protests, don't always succeed

Chinese censors and opponents of the protests sweeping Hong Kong are engaging in a cat-and-mouse game with demonstrators and commentators in a bid to stop news of the unrest spreading online and, in particular, reaching the mainland.

TECH 10 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM

Microsoft pilot-tests bone conduction headset for visually impaired

A healthy employee tested Microsoft's new audio headset while blindfolded and found herself surprisingly competent at navigating a busy city with only audio cues to guide her.

TECH 13 Nov 2014 | 2:46 PM

Alibaba's Jack Ma: Being richest is 'great pain'

He may now be China's richest man but Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has admitted in a US television interview that being so wealthy is actually causing him "great pain".

TECH 15 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM

Samsung to auction gold UHDTV for charity

A curved 78in ultra-high definition television set is already a rather rare and exclusive commodity. But this particular set has been gold-lacquer painted using the Ottchil technique, by celebrated artist Sung Yong Hong.