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TECH 22 Feb 2017 | 3:00 AM

Fantasy league aims to lure US students to economics

Have you needed to use your high school chemistry recently? Anyone asked you lately who won the US-British war of 1812? Probably not.

TECH 16 Feb 2017 | 9:57 AM

BusyKid turns chores into child's play

Designed to take the effort out of convincing your children to run errands, BusyKid is a new online tool to help you keep track of family chores and to reward your offspring on a job well done.

TECH 15 Feb 2017 | 12:30 AM

How algorithms (secretly) run the world

When you browse online for a new pair of shoes, pick a movie to stream on Netflix or apply for a car loan, an algorithm likely has its word to say on the outcome.

TECH 06 Feb 2017 | 3:00 AM

Playing and losing in the game of life

To see human behaviour for what it is, one of the best places to look at is the fantasy world of online gaming.

TECH 12 Jan 2017 | 1:30 AM

Some tech companies are trying affirmative action hiring

Tracy Chou wrote a post on Medium in October 2013, challenging tech companies to tell the world what percentage of their software engineers were women. Surprisingly, it worked: Google, Apple, Facebook and others published their lopsided race and gender statistics.

TECH 03 Jan 2017 | 2:00 AM

What is cloud computing? Its tech tentacles reach everywhere

Cloud computing, the technology-industry joke goes, is a marketing term for "other people's computers." The quip is not far from the truth.

TECH 02 Jan 2017 | 3:00 AM

How Zuckerberg and Chan’s new private school mixes healthcare and education

Toothaches or asthma can cloud the minds of children who are eager to learn, but a new private school started by Dr Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, might be just what the doctor ordered.

TECH 20 Dec 2016 | 3:00 AM

Silicon Valley courts cord cutters

Francis Kong used to spend US$50 a month for a cable TV subscription. Then, tired of paying for something he used sporadically, he quit.

TECH 20 Dec 2016 | 2:30 AM

Say hello to the future cord-cutters of America

On weekdays in the Larsen household, Kirsten, 12, and Soren, 15, get up early and park themselves on the couch before school. But they do not turn on the TV. Instead, the youngsters each pull out their respective phones and fire up YouTube to get a dose of videos.

TECH 19 Dec 2016 | 11:00 PM

US students helping firefighters, law enforcement through drone class

Old Dominion University students have spent this semester working with drones – but not to spy on anyone. Rather, they've focused on projects to help firefighters find blazes in remote areas and aid law enforcement in navigating water rescues.