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TECH 07 Oct 2015 | 5:49 PM

STEM education for Malaysian schoolkids

Eduspec Holdings Berhad is bringing in the STEM CS, a teaching methodology developed based on research by Carnegie Mellon University into Malaysia, to teach schoolchildren computer programming.

TECH 05 Oct 2015 | 4:06 PM

Satellite Internet gets a fresh look, cash infusion

The race for Internet service from space is on, again.

TECH 23 Sep 2015 | 12:15 PM

Dutch team launches free ‘Airbnb’ site for refugees

Three young Dutch start-up entrepreneurs have launched a website to find temporary accommodation for refugees fleeing to Europe, modelled on the popular Airbnb home rental site.

TECH 22 Sep 2015 | 8:30 AM

‘Seismic alert!’: Apps warn Mexicans of quakes

A powerful earthquake strikes off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Within seconds, radio transmissions, megaphones and smartphone apps blare warnings to the capital’s 20 million people before the ground shakes.

TECH 21 Sep 2015 | 7:30 AM

Kids can code

A popular videogame and MIT-designed programming language is drawing kids into the world of coding.

TECH 16 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM

Technology doesn’t make school pupils smarter: study

Computers do not noticeably improve school pupils’ academic results and can even hamper performance, said an OECD report that looked at the impact of technology in classrooms across the globe.

TECH 24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 AM

Mobile language apps help millions learn for less, more often

Smartphone apps that help people learn languages for free or nearly free, a few sentences at a time, are piling pressure on established education firms and setting the pace for how to make lessons more engaging.

TECH 12 Aug 2015 | 4:41 PM

New Google chief joins illustrious Indian club

India’s high flyers have proudly welcomed the appointment as Google’s new chief executive of Sundar Pichai, the latest home-grown engineer to rise to the top of the US corporate world.

TECH 10 Aug 2015 | 7:30 AM

US teens tune into online friendships

The online world is where it’s at for teens looking to make friends.

TECH 21 Jul 2015 | 12:24 PM

Lines go silent in Finnish town of Salo as Microsoft shuts Nokia phone unit

When US software giant Microsoft bought Nokia's struggling mobile phone business last year, the inhabitants of Salo – a town of 54,000 in southern Finland – thought the move would revive the local economy.