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TECH 18 Jul 2019 | 3:00 AM

Struggling smartphone maker pins its hopes on tech inspired by moths

It took millions of years for moths to evolve this survival feature: Eyes riddled with microscopic ridges that help them navigate the dark and evade predators. In less than a year, a technology inspired by the same nature’s miracle proffered a lifeline to one struggling Japanese smartphone supplier.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 10:39 AM

Technology supplier to US police agencies bans Chinese drones

A supplier of drone technology to dozens of state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies, located in the US and a handful of other countries, will stop working with Chinese drone manufacturers, citing security concerns.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 8:53 AM

Internet a lifeline for Venezuela’s embattled independent media

Starved of advertising revenue and battling a stranglehold on the newspaper industry by the government, Venezuela’s independent media have been decimated by the country’s years-long crisis – with many migrating online to survive.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 7:30 AM

Apple plans to bankroll original podcasts to fend off rivals

Apple Inc plans to fund original podcasts that would be exclusive to its audio service, according to people familiar with the matter, increasing its investment in the industry to keep competitors Spotify and Stitcher at bay.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 5:08 AM

Amazon comes under fire as US lawmakers grill tech on competition Inc was challenged by a top US House lawmaker over whether the online retail giant is harming competition as the biggest tech companies faced their harshest antitrust scrutiny in years on Capitol Hill.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 4:28 AM

China gives school pupils smart watches to track their location using its satellite navigation system BeiDou

The watches send parents their children’s real-time movements, to within 10 metres. It is the latest application of the country’s self-developed navigation system that aims to rival the American-developed GPS.

TECH 17 Jul 2019 | 2:00 AM

AI drug hunters could give big pharma a run for its money

Machine-learning technology has beaten humans at games of chess and Go to worldwide fanfare. A demonstration of its eerily lifelike prowess in making phone calls to unsuspecting people went viral.

TECH 16 Jul 2019 | 10:06 AM

Tech giants brace for Washington showdown in echo of Bill Gates

US technology giants are headed for their biggest antitrust showdown with Congress in 20 years as lawmakers and regulators demand to know whether companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc use their dominance to squelch innovation.

TECH 16 Jul 2019 | 9:50 AM

US porch pirates spot opening in Prime Day bonanza

Amazon’s Prime Day gives shoppers an opportunity to flex their deal-spotting muscles ahead of Black Friday. It also gives package thieves their own chance to warm up.

TECH 16 Jul 2019 | 7:56 AM

YouTube’s trampled foes plot antitrust revenge

Brian O’Kelley built AppNexus Inc to help companies advertise anywhere on the Internet. Its software plugged into virtually every digital ad-trading hub, including those from Google, the biggest ad seller, and Google’s YouTube video service. By 2014, AppNexus was valued at US$1.2bil (RM4.93bil).