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TECH 16 Dec 2018 | 6:00 AM

New smartphone games: Harvest crops, fight ghosts, pilot spaceships

From simple flashlights to Tesla technology, the freshest games for your iPhone, iPad or Android device let you kill bad guys in creative new ways. If you're an RPG fan, puzzle addict or fan of virtual farming you'll want to check out these new smartphone games.

TECH 18 Jan 2017 | 2:30 AM

Armed with apps and crops, women lead battle to save Senegal’s shrinking farmland

The women of Thiamene, a tiny straw hut village in northern Senegal, used to scrape together a living by collecting wild baobab fruit and selling milk from their cows.

TECH 22 Jul 2019 | 12:00 PM

Farmers earn more from YouTube than their crops

It’s a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually farming.

TECH 22 May 2018 | 9:22 AM

Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants

In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.

TECH 28 Jul 2017 | 1:30 AM

As California’s labour shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

Despite the adoption of drones, iPhone apps and satellite-driven sensors, the hand and knife still harvest the bulk of more than 200 crops in California.

TECH 20 May 2015 | 12:56 PM

Google Ventures leads US$15mil deal in Farmers Business Network

Google Inc and two venture capitalist firms are investing US$15mil (RM54.16mil) in a US tech company that helps farmers maximise their crops based on data gathered by agricultural equipment and shared between growers.