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TECH 06 Nov 2018 | 8:00 AM

How Bill Gates aims to save US$233bil by reinventing the toilet

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he’s betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of conveniences can save a half million lives and deliver US$200bil (RM835.10bil)-plus in savings.

TECH 06 Nov 2018 | 10:32 AM

Bill Gates, on China trip, lauds free trade – and futuristic toilets

US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Nov 6 in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn't need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertiliser.

TECH 03 Jan 2017 | 9:30 PM

Google launches toilet locator in India to stop public peeing

Google has launched a new feature that helps users in India locate the nearest public toilet as part of a government campaign to stop public urination and open defecation.

TECH 11 Mar 2019 | 8:17 AM

Head of UN Women: Technology revolution must benefit women

The head of the UN women’s agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world’s poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality without "the giant leap that 21st century innovations can bring".

TECH 20 Dec 2018 | 1:30 AM

5G: A revolution not without risks

The recent diplomatic dust-up over Chinese telecoms company Huawei, one of the leaders in developing equipment for fifth-generation mobile networks, has demonstrated that this technology which promises to enable an Internet of Things and self-driving vehicles also poses risks.

TECH 02 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

With drones and satellites, India gets to know its slums

Satellites and drones are driving efforts by Indian states to map informal settlements in order to speed up the process of delivering services and land titles, officials said.