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Technology 13 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Homeless paid to be beaten on video

b>ST PETERSBURG (Florida)/b>: A video company paid homeless men US$50 (RM160) to be filmed while scantily clad women punched, kicked and whipped them, according to a lawsuit filed in a Florida court.

Technology 05 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tornado victims flock to Facebook for helping hand

b>LOS ANGELES:/bResidents of the storm-ravaged communities in the Midwest are reaching out to each other, neighbour to neighbour, through social media sites to coordinate disaster relief and share information.

Technology 22 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Burglar of Steve Jobs’ house admits to eight break-ins

Santa Clara County prosecutors agreed to recommend that Kariem McFarlin be sentenced to no more than seven years and eight months in prison.

Technology 03 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Act of kindness turns New York cop into media darling

The US national media just got the perfect holiday gift: a feel-good tale about a young police officer.

TECH 19 Nov 2013 | 11:57 AM

What's that whisper? Wireless headphone opera in busy train station

It's Friday evening at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, and, like always, commuters are catching trains to their bedroom communities and weekend travelers are jumping on the Pacific Surfliner.

WhatsApp 10 Mar 2014 | 12:54 PM

Elite security posse fostered founders of WhatsApp, Napster

A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for US$19bil (RM62.21bil), Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps.

TECH 23 Jun 2014 | 12:23 PM

Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction

Easily distracted? Can't be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device for no real reason? Chances are you're an addict — and you may even need professional help.

TECH 06 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM

Looking to adopt a furry friend? There's an app for that

A new app being billed as the "Tinder for pets" is causing a stir in the social media world.

TECH 25 Nov 2014 | 1:47 PM

Internet access among services approved for Seattle homeless camps

The Seattle City Council has voted to approve a new city budget that includes money that could be used to provide Internet access at some of the city's dozens of homeless encampments.

TECH 05 Dec 2014 | 12:16 PM

Silicon Valley clears out homeless ‘Jungle’ camp

Authorities have begun dismantling a notorious homeless camp known as “The Jungle” in the heart of California’s affluent Silicon Valley, where skyrocketing rents have forced hundreds onto the streets.