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TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 1:30 AM

Tech backlash hindering Sidewalk’s Toronto plan, executive says

Growing public mistrust of technology giants is making it more challenging for Sidewalk Labs LLC to gain support for its high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto, according to an executive at the firm.

TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 2:00 AM

US study uses video conferencing at dinnertime to help parents get their kids to eat healthier

The wake-up call for Amy Edwards came in the form of a doctor’s appointment for her six-year-old daughter, whose weight gain over the last year had prompted a discussion with the paediatrician about healthy eating.

TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 6:00 AM

Facebook posts put US Border Patrol on defensive at rough time

Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as “choir practice” – a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 2:00 AM

Amazon exec fires back at John Oliver after HBO segment on warehouses: ‘He is wrong’

Amazon isn’t amused by HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver most recent episode, which included a takedown of the ecommerce giant’s warehouses.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 2:30 AM

Former Google exec, Android co-founder accused of having a ‘sex ring’ in sensational complaint

Andy Rubin, the man who co-created the Android platform and left Google under a cloud of harassment complaints, is in for one messy divorce.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 3:00 AM

Cash this cheque, and sign away your right to sue

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc, Lyft Inc and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR campaigns, hiring lobbyists and arguing in court that they’re software platforms, not employers.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 3:30 AM

Internet 101 should be a required class: opinion

If Americans agree on anything these days, it’s that our schools could be much better, and that Internet culture is harming our children. I have a simple proposal to address both problems: high school classes on how to use the Internet more effectively.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 4:21 AM

Google denies link to China’s military over touchscreen tools that may help PLA pilots

Predicting screen touches accurately has many potential uses, but one is to help pilots select a fast-moving target. Lead scientist in Google’s artificial intelligence team revealed to be taking part in research by Chinese institute.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 9:44 AM

China tech giant Baidu partners with Geely, Toyota in self-driving push

China’s top search engine operator Baidu Inc has joined hands with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp to cooperate on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) amid a push for self-driving cars.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 11:30 PM

How Scopely turns TV hits into videogame gold

Star Trek, The Walking Dead and Wheel of Fortune are more than just iconic TV brands; they’re the intellectual property powering mobile games on course to reach US$100mil (RM413.47mil) each.