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TECH 19 Apr 2019 | 5:12 AM

New Mexico panel surprises Facebook with US$39mil utility bill

A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico is requiring the state’s largest utility to bill Facebook US$39mil for a new transmission line construction.

TECH 27 Mar 2019 | 7:30 AM

As Amazon leads cashless charge, US states and cities push back

For most homeless people, cash is king because they lack access to the financial tools many Americans take for granted – checking accounts, debit cards, payment apps.

TECH 22 Mar 2019 | 2:00 AM

Sometimes computer security can hurt you

Security is a big concern for all of us, but mostly we worry about keeping intruders out – out of our computers, our phones and our Internet connections. What if the problem were reversed, and someone was trying to keep us out?

TECH 10 Mar 2017 | 1:40 AM

State-backed rivals force India's e-payment firms to step up

Electronic payment firms got a big boost when India abolished most of the country's banknotes last year, but rival state-sponsored e-payment services are forcing them to raise their game to hang on to their new customers.

Technology 29 Nov 2016 | 8:23 AM

Digital payment firms cash in on India's money mess, but can it last?

Digital payment providers in India have mobilised hundreds of extra workers to enrol small merchants and offered their services for free, betting that severe cash shortages will prove to be the opportunity of a lifetime.

TECH 28 Aug 2015 | 11:00 AM

"Smart" solar palm trees power WiFi, phones in Dubai

A new species of palm tree in Dubai harnesses the sun’s energy to allow people to look up city information, access WiFi, and charge their phones, all for free.

Technology 11 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nifty scanner eases farewell to paper

b>NEW YORK/b>: Here's where the iPad has gotten me: I'm sitting with an old book in one hand and a utility knife in the other. My plan is to make the two meet, by cutting up the book and feeding the pages through a scanner.