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TECH 08 Jul 2019 | 11:00 PM

Investigations on land and underwater: The Sinking City

In The Sinking City, Charles W Reed is a private investigator who often gets his feet wet – because the fictional 1920s city he investigates is semi-submerged.

TECH 09 Jul 2019 | 4:00 AM

‘Super Mario Maker 2’ and its unexpected lessons in corporate life

Nintendo makes game design look easy in Super Mario Maker 2.

TECH 09 Jul 2019 | 5:01 AM

Gates says Steve Jobs cast ‘spells’ to keep Apple from dying

Apple’s Steve Jobs was singular in his ability to take a company “on a path to die” and turn it into the world’s most valuable – in part by “casting spells,” billionaire Bill Gates said.

TECH 09 Jul 2019 | 6:30 AM

E-scooters put Swedish startup on road to positive cash flow

Growing numbers of young people whizzing around Europe’s big cities on electric scooters may represent a nightmare for some pedestrians and motorists, but for Swedish sharing startup VOI they offer a path to positive cash flow.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 3:00 AM

Amazon workers in Minnesota plan six-hour strike during Prime Day event

A worker advocacy group said 100 Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota, plan to strike for six hours on the e-commerce giant’s Prime Day next week, in an effort to demand better work conditions.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 4:00 AM

He lost money as a young CEO. Then he founded TV giant Vizio

William Wang, 55, is founder and chief executive of Vizio, one of the United States’ bestselling TV brands, which is tackling new ways of streaming television. Irvine, California-based Vizio has more than 400 employees and offices across the country.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 5:14 AM

Big Tech executives due on Capitol Hill next week for antitrust hearing

Executives from Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet's Google will testify before a US House of Representatives congressional committee next week in a hearing to discuss the tremendous market power wielded by online platforms.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 6:01 AM

Marriott faces US$124mil fine from UK for data hacking

The massive hacking of Marriott International Inc reservation databases could lead to a £99mil (RM510.66mil or US$124mil) fine as the UK cracked down on privacy breaches with its second major penalty notice in two days.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 8:30 AM

Need quick medical advice in Britain? Ask Alexa

Britain’s state-run health service is teaming up with Amazon to provide medical advice for common ailments such as migraines and flu via the tech giant’s voice assistant Alexa, aiming to help more patients at home and cut down on costs.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 11:00 PM

New study links problematic smartphone use to poor academic grades, alcohol misuse and mental health problems

New research has found that university students who describe their smartphone use as "problematic" are also more likely to experience mental health problems, have a higher number of sexual partners, and receive lower grades.