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Apple to make 3-5 million smartwatches monthly, sales begin Oct: report

Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter.


Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones in bid to retake innovation crown

Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as chief executive officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation.


App to connect Kenyan farmers with climate-smart seeds

A new app launched in Kenya could help millions of farmers adapt to climate change by offering information on the best seeds for changing growing conditions, agriculture experts said.


Food tech startups raking in cash: survey

Farm and food tech startups were red-hot in the first half of 2015, pulling in US$2.06bil (RM7.87bil) from investors, a new survey showed.


Racing wheelchair uses BMW tech

BMW is building a special sports wheelchair for use by the US Paralympics Track and Field Team in Rio next year.


Outpouring of cash for California company’s water-saving shower

A super-efficient shower fixture that reduces water waste by 70% is gaining enthusiastic backing from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, reaping in some US$1.38mil (RM5.62mil) in just two days.


Tech for tuskers: protecting Africa’s elephants with Google

As elephant poaching in Africa by organised crime gangs using high-tech equipment rises, those working to stop their extinction in the wild have turned to technology too.


Research group launches world’s largest online rice database

The world’s biggest genetic rice database online is now available free, a move scientists hope will contribute to a “green revolution”, a leading rice research group said.


Famine forecasts on a smartphone? There's an app for that

A new mobile phone app designed to help aid workers predict where hunger may strike and provide help in good time was launched by Austrian scientists.


Cyber security startups face funding drought

The US cyber security industry, once one of the hottest targets for venture capitalists, is now grappling with a funding slump that has forced some startups to sell themselves or cut spending.