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Technology 13 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

South Korea tightens rules to curb Internet gaming addiction

b>SEOUL/b>: South Korea announced tougher rules to combat Internet gaming addiction including a 'fatigue system' encouraging players to switch off.

Technology 15 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Twitter just a 300-year old diary

According to a professor and researcher at Cornell University, tweets are very similar to diaries from the 1700s and 1800s - a social connection that records life's moments and helps people cathartically deal with life's issues.

Technology 16 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Samsung starts semiconductor safety study

b>SEOUL:/bSamsung Electronics commissioned an independent health and safety review of its semiconductor factories in South Korea after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks.

Technology 15 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dead Sea Scrolls debate spurs US criminal trial

b>NEW YORK/b>: The dispute was about ancient history. But the tactics someone used to cast aspersions on a prominent Judaic studies scholar couldn't have been more modern.

Technology 21 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Mexico state congress asks ban of videogame

b>CIUDAD JUAREZ/b(Mexico): A shoot-em-up videogame set in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has angered local officials who are busy fighting all-too-real violence.

Technology 23 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sony suspends some production at more Japan plants

b>TOKYO:/bSony Corp is suspending some production at plants in Japan that make popular consumer electronics such as digital cameras and TVs due to shortages of components and raw materials following the March 11 earthquake.

Technology 18 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Computer worm could have caused deaths

b>TEHRAN:/bA senior Iranian military official involved in investigating a mysterious computer worm targeting Iranian nuclear facilities and other industrial sites said the malware could have caused large-scale accidents and loss of life.

Technology 26 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Technology addiction takes toll in Asia

b>SINGAPORE/b>: A baby girl starves to death as her parents raise a virtual child online; a boy scolded for excessive gaming kills his mother then commits suicide - technology addiction is taking a toll in Asia.

Technology 10 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Coating lets smartphones survive under water

As sleek new smartphones prepared to make splashes at the Consumer Electronics Show, a California firm was out to prevent water from being the death of them.

Technology 16 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Angry Brides’ game targets Indian dowry demands

b>NEW DELHI/b>: Anger at the practice of demanding dowries, which can lead to violence against brides, has prompted a takeoff of i>Angry Birds/i>, called i>Angry Brides/i>. The new game aims to highlight the illegal practice still prevalent in many South Asian countries.