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TECH 30 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM

Battle of ideas pits tech talent in London docks

The clicking of keyboards fills the hall at a former London dockyard hosting a 24-hour “hackathon” to design applications ranging from the whimsical to the practical and even the potentially life-saving.

TECH 01 Apr 2015 | 2:00 PM

Web searches may predict disease risk among populations

Internet search data might someday help estimate the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like stroke, heart disease or cancer, a new study suggests.

TECH 10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM

Tech-sceptic Erdogan sends first tweet

He has compared social media to the “murderer’s knife”, proudly declared he does not “tweet or schmeet” and overseen blanket bans on Twitter. But has Turkey’s famously technology-phobic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally lost his hostility to Twitter?

TECH 27 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM

Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings

A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.

TECH 23 Sep 2014 | 12:55 PM

Home rum? Online booze delivery service thrives in Cincinnati

Less than 10 days after launching in Cincinnati, an online beer run and convenience store service says business is so good, it is looking into expanding into nearby cities in Ohio and Kentucky.

TECH 26 Aug 2014 | 12:19 PM

Chinese antitrust regulator targets Microsoft's web browser, media player

Microsoft Corp's Internet browser and media player are being targeted in a Chinese antitrust probe, raising the prospect of China revisiting the software bundling issue at the heart of past antitrust complaints against the firm in the West.

TECH 02 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM

Drones thrill Martha Stewart... and US prison convicts

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is singing the praises of personal drones and marvelling at their untapped potential — although smuggling contraband into a prison might not be what she has in mind.

TECH 23 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM

More support for texting to help smokers quit

Smokers using a text-messaging service for support while quitting were twice as likely to be smoke-free after six months, compared to those who just got reading material, according to new US research.

TECH 30 May 2014 | 7:08 PM

China tech firms gain from cyberbarbs, Snowden revelations

Chinese software companies such as Neusoft Corp and China National Software & Service Co Ltd (ChinaSoft) are picking up sales and expanding their marketing as China trades cyberspying accusations with the United States.

TECH 08 May 2014 | 9:00 AM

For some kids, ‘advergames’ cues may be hard to resist

Kids eat more calories when playing a computer game featuring advertisements for candy than when the game has ads for toys, according to a new study from the Netherlands.