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TECH 05 Dec 2014 | 12:42 PM

Cyberattacks, drones increase threats to plane safety: insurer

Cyberattacks and commercial drones pose a growing risk of commercial aeroplane crashes, a major insurer said, running counter to a long-term decline in fatal accidents and insurance premiums.

TECH 01 Dec 2014 | 2:40 PM

US Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds

Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in US holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online.

TECH 25 Nov 2014 | 8:16 AM

Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions

Microsoft sued the Internal Revenue Service, seeking information about a law firm hired by US tax authorities in a review of how the software company books sales between subsidiaries.

TECH 20 Nov 2014 | 2:02 PM

Sephora discriminated against Asian customers, lawsuit claims

Cosmetics retailer Sephora USA Inc has blocked the online accounts of scores of customers with Asian names because it suspected them of buying discount items in bulk to resell them, a new lawsuit claims.

TECH 14 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM

Automakers agree on measures to secure data generated by cars

Two US-based groups representing some of the world's biggest automakers have agreed on privacy standards for securing vast quantities of data generated by the dozens of tiny computers and tracking systems used in modern vehicles.

TECH 12 Nov 2014 | 3:06 PM

Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road.

TECH 28 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM

Showing cellphone callers the road might improve driver safety

Providing a caller with views of the driver and the road ahead might reduce cellphone distraction for the driver, suggests a new study.

TECH 15 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM

Digital doctors: China sees tech cure for healthcare woes

Liu Chunming almost died after a car crash in July in Taihe, a remote county in China's southeast Jiangxi province, but survived serious abdominal injuries thanks to specialist doctors who led his treatment from 1,000km (621 miles) away.

TECH 01 Oct 2014 | 5:42 PM

Botched customs upgrade cuts off Congo's second city

A month ago, Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) border post with Zambia, one of Africa's busiest land frontiers, went high-tech, with a web-based customs system that was meant to improve efficiency and eradicate corruption.

TECH 30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM

Saving lives with talking bikes

From BMW and Triumph to KTM and Ducati, the continent's biggest motorcycle manufactures are committing en masse to embracing vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology as part of a focused long-term effort to make riding safer.