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TECH 16 Jul 2019 | 4:19 AM

Disney goes high-tech to draw fans to a new ‘Lion King’

Walt Disney Co has taken a high-tech route to remake animated classic 'The Lion King' with the look of a nature documentary, an update it hopes will lure audiences to a new version of a film considered a masterpiece the first time.

TECH 27 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Orange Island continues Watch Dogs Legion granny hero trend

After enthusiasm for Watch Dogs Legion suggested that heroic action-grandmas should appear more regularly in video games, indie game Orange Island has launched its own Kickstarter to immediate success.

TECH 07 Apr 2019 | 11:00 PM

Giving those with Autism Spectrum Disorder a voice through tech

In recent years, the availability of assistive tech and devices has given individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are non-verbal more communication tools. But it's not a magical panacea.

TECH 27 Mar 2019 | 1:30 AM

Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

Young tech developers are roving Puerto Rico with laptops, transmitters and drones to test new systems that might help survivors communicate with authorities after a natural disaster and speed up response times to minimise deaths.

TECH 29 Jan 2019 | 8:00 AM

Teen builds an app to help Alzheimer’s patients connect with their loved ones

The 'Timeless' app developed by Emma Yang helps Alzheimer’s patients identify people in photos.

TECH 15 Jan 2019 | 6:00 AM

A good yarn: Russia’s Insta-grannies take knitting skills online

Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few roubles to supplement meagre pensions.

TECH 24 Dec 2018 | 8:25 AM

Connected cars accelerate down data-collection highway

Automakers are collecting valuable pieces of information thanks to the Internet connections, cameras and sensors built into most vehicles in recent years

TECH 19 Sep 2018 | 2:00 AM

Videogame streamers find another way of connecting to audiences: Giving out personal advice

The Madden tournament shooting was a traumatic event for videogamers, casting the spectre of violent death over a formerly innocent setting.

TECH 07 Sep 2018 | 3:00 AM

Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free

The passenger boat arrives at the bottom of Veidileysufjordur, a short inlet with a long name, to drop off backpackers for a multi-day trek. A weather-beaten group that’s completed the trip waits to board, eager to get back to a part of Iceland where they can reconnect with the world via WiFi.

TECH 05 Sep 2018 | 2:00 AM

From penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages

When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase “screen time,” nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology.