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Technology 23 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

China’s state news agency launches search engine

b>BEIJING:/bChina's main government news agency has launched an Internet search site, giving its own sanitised view of the Web following Google's closure of its China-based search engine last year over censorship.

Technology 23 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

The buzz at Mobile World Congress

b>BARCELONA:/bTalk about this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) was all over the Web as Internet users provided their opinion and confessed their love (or hate) for the smartphones, Tablets, brands and operating systems that were featured during the four-day event.

Technology 07 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

To LOL, or not LOL? That is the question

b>CHICAGO:/bThere was a time when LOL - 'laughing out loud' - was so simple. If I thought something in a casual online conversation was funny, I typed it. If I wanted to let someone know I was kidding in an e-mail or an instant message, same.

Technology 09 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids

b>STEVENAGE /b>(England): Eden Sawczenko used to recoil when other little girls held her hand and turned stiff when they hugged her. This year, the four-year-old autistic girl began playing with a robot that teaches about emotions and physical contact - and now she hugs everyone.

Technology 10 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Turing award goes to ‘machine learning’ expert

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: A Harvard University professor has been awarded a top technology prize for research that has paved the way for computers that more closely mimic how humans think, including the one that won a i>Jeopardy!/itournament.

Technology 17 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Chrome scores at SXSW awards

A MUSIC and imagery website that shows off capabilities of Google's Chrome web browser won top honours at the South By Southwest Interactive (SXSW) festival known for its technology trendsetters.

Technology 22 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Google says China blocking its e-mail services

b>BEIJING: /b>Google is accusing the Chinese Government of interfering with its e-mail services in China, making it difficult for users to gain access to its Gmail program, amid an intensified Internet crackdown following widespread unrest in the Middle East.

Technology 29 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Promising experiment

Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids.

Technology 29 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Making income tax calculations less taxing

b>KUALA LUMPUR/b>: It is that time of year when everyone starts cracking their heads over income tax calculations and submitting their tax returns to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

Technology 04 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Google profile in China shrinking

b>BEIJING/b>: A year after a public spat with Beijing over censorship, Google Inc says its business with Chinese advertisers is growing even as the Internet giant's share of online searches in China plunges.