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TECH 23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM

Britain's Prince Harry voices hatred of Twitter

Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro-blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy, newspapers reported Tuesday.

TECH 10 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM

Racing wheelchair uses BMW tech

BMW is building a special sports wheelchair for use by the US Paralympics Track and Field Team in Rio next year.

TECH 13 Sep 2016 | 11:00 PM

BMW wheelchairs, high-tech bikes: life in the Paralympic fast lane

A wheelchair made by BMW and a prototype bike so valuable it must be kept under guard are two of the new weapons in Rio Paralympians’ unending race for a competitive advantage.

TECH 11 Dec 2016 | 11:00 PM

Running with an exosuit

The story of Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi is one of triumph. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, Ridzuan, a van-driver’s son, has gone from flipping burgers in the sleepy border town of Padang Besar in Perlis to winning the nation’s first-ever gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio last year.

TECH 17 Jan 2017 | 8:41 AM

Taxi-sharing services app to be tested in Tokyo

According to sources, Japan's transportation ministry plans to create a system utilising a smartphone app to match customers looking for a taxi around the same time, whose points of departure and destination are both close.

TECH 23 Apr 2018 | 12:00 PM

Facial recognition system in Japan to screen departing foreign visitors

The system, which currently screens the faces of Japanese nationals returning home, will also be used for foreigners leaving Japan from fiscal 2019.

TECH 07 Aug 2018 | 5:00 AM

Blade Runners: prosthetics startup Xiborg is open for business

Xiborg’s J-shaped carbon-fiber blades are built to transfer as much energy to the ground as possible.

TECH 07 Aug 2018 | 8:30 AM

Facial recognition system set to be used in Olympic security

A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games.

TECH 15 Mar 2019 | 7:35 AM

Olympics – Tokyo 2020 unveils robots to help wheelchair users, workers

Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organisers launched their ambitious Robot Project on March 15, unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters, workers and athletes at the Games.

TECH 12 Apr 2019 | 10:20 AM

Former Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata developing videogame for 2020 Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee has partnered with ex-Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata and his studio JP Games to develop The Pegasus Dream Tour, a Paralympics-themed RPG set in a fantasy metropolis called Pegasus City.