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TECH 29 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

AirAsia introduces AI chatbot AVA, updates website and app

Low-cost carrier AirAsia has introduced a chatbot – AVA or AirAsia Virtual Allstar – as part of an update to its website and mobile apps.

Netflix 23 Oct 2018 | 5:26 AM

Netflix denies tailoring its movie promotions based on race

Netflix Inc, criticised for its marketing practices, denied that it tailors the promotions of movies and TV shows based on the race of viewers.

TECH 14 Jun 2018 | 5:36 AM

Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

Microsoft Corp is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc's automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter said.

TECH 08 Sep 2017 | 7:30 AM

Microsoft, Facebook gear up for new battle on DACA programme

Technology companies’ vociferous support for the children of undocumented immigrants could set the industry up for its biggest showdown yet with President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress.

TECH 25 May 2017 | 2:00 AM

Wearable tech latest must-have for China’s proud pet owners

Electronic device makers such as Hong Kong-listed SUGA and other startups are looking to cash in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearables, like smart collars, leashes and feeders.

TECH 22 Sep 2014 | 1:09 PM

Introducing the first smart avalanche detector

An innovative probe device capable of measuring snowpack structure and predicting slides has been developed by a team in Cambridge, Massachusetts and could reduce the potentially devastating consequences of avalanches this ski season.

Apple 04 Sep 2014 | 11:25 AM

Apple shares slump ahead of Sept 9 iPhone launch

Apple Inc shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth.

TECH 16 Jan 2015 | 8:07 AM

Social media debate on lack of diversity in Oscars race

Within minutes of the announcement of Academy Award nominations, up popped a Twitter hashtag to frame a fresh debate about the lack of diversity in Hollywood: #OscarsSoWhite. Before long, it became the social network's top US trending topic.