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TECH 29 Jun 2017 | 12:30 AM

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

In Benin's economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure hunt.

TECH 29 Jul 2016 | 3:58 AM

Google in hot water over Crimean street names

US tech giant Google came under fire in Russia for “decommunising” street names in parts of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine two years ago, by using Ukrainian spellings.

TECH 28 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Google announces Maps update to highlight areas of interest

Google has announced on its blog an update to Google Maps, making some visual changes to the service on desktop, Android and iOS, as well as introducing a few additions to help make it easier for users to get to where they want to go.

TECH 19 Jan 2016 | 1:30 AM

Ghost town tests self-driving cars of tomorrow

Tucked away on a tree-lined US college campus, a sprawling ghost town has been built to test the self-driving cars of the future.

TECH 17 Sep 2015 | 6:09 PM

Guyana-Venezuela border spat takes to Google Maps

A centuries-old territorial dispute has taken a technological turn as anglophone Guyana decries Google Maps' Spanish-language labelling of street names in a region claimed by neighbouring Venezuela.

TECH 28 May 2015 | 2:30 PM

For London's fashion startups, it's being social that counts

When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify.

TECH 17 Mar 2015 | 11:15 AM

IT firm baits hackers with online model train set

Somewhere on Earth a computer hacker types a malicious command and hits enter. Half a world away, an urban commuter train speeds out of control, derails and crashes into a building.

TECH 11 Nov 2014 | 4:04 PM

New 'Assassin's Creed' dives into French Revolution

A new instalment of blockbuster videogame Assassin's Creed makes its worldwide debut on Nov 11 in the US, allowing players to wield deadly skills on the streets of Paris during the French Revolution.