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The management of a smartphone app used by millions of Australians to get live bushfire updates may be sold as its developer restructures to cut debt, even as it looks to extend the app nationally, the company's CEO said.
Mobile technology had the biggest benefit of all technology on aid operations in 2019, according to an exclusive poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Dec 18, with drones and satellites also helping to speed up help to people in need.
At long last, Walt Disney Co launched its video-streaming platform, Disney+, last Tuesday. Ten million people signed up in the first 24 hours, a stunning feat considering the deluge of rivals flooding the market.
Researchers are experimenting with drones that can help farmers protect their crops from the effects of climate change and ward off hungry birds at the same time.
Drones and satellites used to boost Ethiopia’s agricultural exports and improve food security in a nation once synonymous with famine.
Anyone hearing the loud singing coming from Isaac Chereger's farm would be forgiven for thinking it was a particularly enthusiastic church gathering.
Technological innovations – from unique digital identities for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media – can better predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and limit their impact on vulnerable people, the United Nations said in a report on Aug 22.
A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.
China began its anti-desertification efforts in 1978. Since its launch in 2016, Ant Forest has attracted 500 million users who have helped plant 100 million trees.
For generations, Kaltuma Hassan's clan would study the sky over Kenya's arid north for any sign of rain – some wind here, a wisp of cloud there – to guide their parched livestock to water.