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TECH 23 Mar 2015 | 7:30 AM Premium

Omron launches tiny new wearable tracker

Omron Healthcare has announced the launch of its smallest and most advanced tracker yet, the Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker.

TECH 07 Oct 2015 | 3:00 PM Premium

A ping pong robot & a mirror that really doesn’t lie, unveiled in Japan

A ping pong playing robot, a flying origami bird and a mirror that some might find a little too honest for comfort were on display at a huge tech show in Japan.

TECH 08 Jan 2016 | 7:30 AM Premium

New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

Managing your health care is moving increasingly to the palm of your hand – with new smartphone-enabled technology and wearable sensors that examine, diagnose and even treat many conditions and ailments.

TECH 23 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fitness trackers bad at keeping tabs on how much energy we burn

Fitness trackers may be a trendy way to monitor every step we take, but these gadgets are actually pretty bad at keeping tabs on how much energy we burn, a new study suggests.

TECH 13 Jun 2016 | 2:30 AM Premium

Activity trackers may underestimate steps when walking is impaired

Some wearable activity trackers can keep a fairly accurate count of steps for older people with ambulatory issues who use canes or walkers, but a few underestimate steps by a large margin, a recent study suggests.

TECH 05 Oct 2016 | 1:30 AM Premium

Robots galore as Asia’s biggest tech fair kicks off

A Japanese inventor is hoping a robot that still needs humans will win over Asia’s largest tech fair, offering a counterpoint to major technology firms pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI).

TECH 19 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

New startup wave challenges Japan’s aversion to risk

A wave of startups is emerging in famously risk-averse Japan as cash-rich corporations increasingly delegate the task of keeping pace with technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics to smaller, nimbler businesses.

TECH 03 Oct 2017 | 10:00 PM Premium

Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair

A ping-pong-playing robot served up a hit at a top Tokyo tech fair Monday, while a barely-moving machine in the shape of a sloth aimed to provide a relaxing change of pace.

TECH 11 Jan 2018 | 6:30 AM Premium

New ‘emotional’ robots aim to read human feelings

The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent’s ability, and offer advice and encouragement.

TECH 15 Jan 2018 | 10:00 PM Premium

Top takeaways from Consumer Electronics Show

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.