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TECH 23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM

Mosaic aims to bring colour to cheap 3D printers

Canadian tech startup Mosaic is putting colour into low-end 3D printers in a move to make the technology more accessible for everything from architectural modelling to medical training.

TECH 04 Aug 2015 | 11:58 AM

The demise of hitchBOT: ‘Bad things happen to good robots’

HitchBOT – the adorable hitch-hiking robot pieced together from household odds-and-ends – ended its travels across America early, after being destroyed by vandals and left on the side of a road, its creators said.

Technology 09 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM

Samsung predicts record S6 sales will halt profit slide

Samsung said it expected its new flagship smartphone to shatter sales records and pull the company out of a recent profit slump that saw it lose ground to arch-rival Apple and cheaper Chinese makers.

TECH 15 May 2015 | 8:00 AM

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

Scientists in Italy said they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery.

TECH 19 Jul 2019 | 1:30 AM

Mirror mirror on the wall, which filter is the fairest one of all?

There is no need to confront photographic evidence of your blemishes and wrinkles in photographs these days, thanks to the trusty old social media filters offered by platforms like Instagram. But when it comes to choosing exactly how to improve your digital appearance, which filter is the best one to use?

TECH 18 Jul 2019 | 4:34 AM

Facebook’s Libra prospects dim, but cryptocurrencies roll on

While Facebook’s planned global digital coin Libra faces tough opposition from regulators in Washington, analysts say cryptocurrencies are likely to charge on in other countries, possibly leaving America behind.

TECH 01 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Face-reading AI will tell police when suspects are hiding truth

American psychologist Paul Ekman’s research on facial expressions spawned a whole new career of human lie detectors more than four decades ago. Artificial intelligence could soon take their jobs.

TECH 01 Jul 2019 | 5:46 AM

Google Internet balloon spinoff Loon still looking for its wings

Google’s bet on balloons to deliver cell service soon faces a crucial test amid doubts about the viability of the technology by some potential customers.

TECH 22 Jul 2019 | 2:00 AM

Would you donate part of your living brain to science? This man did

Here is an offer most people can easily refuse: Donate part of your brain to science – while you’re still alive.