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TECH 09 Apr 2019 | 4:57 AM

Spy app that bypasses the App Store discovered on iPhones

A spy app that records users' contacts and media was discovered on iPhones. Its developers used an exploit to bypass the Apple's App Store, allowing it to be installed directly to iPhones.

TECH 26 Dec 2018 | 4:30 AM

Isolated Turkmenistan launches first messaging app

The repressive central Asian nation of Turkmenistan, where the likes of Facebook and Whatsapp are banned, launched its first messaging app.

TECH 04 Oct 2018 | 9:30 AM

Turkmenistan enters brave new world of eSports

Reclusive, gas-rich Turkmenistan is dipping its toe into the world of eSports having got a taste for gaming at a showcase sporting event it held last year.

TECH 11 Jul 2018 | 1:30 AM

Trump doubles up as most followed world leader on Twitter: study

US President Donald Trump is by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, with the Pope trailing him by some 4.5 million followers, a study showed.

TECH 28 Sep 2017 | 10:00 PM

Chinese dominate eSports at Asian Indoor Games

China proved it had most of the best young eSports players by dominating the four events held at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

TECH 27 Sep 2017 | 2:00 AM

First eSports competition kicks off at Asian games in Turkmenistan

The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat kicked off its first ever eSports competition as global interest surges in video games as a spectator sport.

TECH 20 Apr 2017 | 11:30 PM

Olympic Council welcomes eSports at Asian Games, ‘FIFA 2017’ named

The International Olympic Council's regional arm has announced that competitive videogaming will be inaugurated as a medal sport at the world's second-largest sporting event, the Asian Games, at its September 2022 meet in Hangzhou, China.

TECH 30 Nov 2016 | 1:00 AM

Is your T-shirt clean of slavery? Science may soon be able to tell

Shoppers lured by a bargain-priced T-shirt but concerned about whether the item is free of slave labour could soon have the answer – from DNA forensic technology.

TECH 15 Feb 2016 | 5:30 AM

App shakes up earthquake science by turning users into sensors

Smartphones could become the makeshift quake detectors of the future, thanks to a new app launched designed to track tremors and potentially save the lives of its users.