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How Bill Gates aims to save US$233bil by reinventing the toilet

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he’s betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of conveniences can save a half million lives and deliver US$200bil (RM835.10bil)-plus in savings.

Alphabet unit to start Toronto smart-city tech pilot in summer, build in 2020

Alphabet Inc's urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs hopes to break ground on its first ever smart-city project in Toronto in 2020, and begin testing some of the proposed technologies this summer, its chief executive told Reuters.

How does Apple define its success? Any way it wants

Apple proclaims each new iPhone model is the best one it has ever made. The company says every software update is better than the last. In general, Apple believes everything it does is awesome.

Small initiatives, big impact

Local councils and state governments are doing their part to develop smart cities, and build a better nation.

Insight: Radiation, risk and robots: Ripping out a reactor's heart

As head of the Muelheim-Kaerlich nuclear reactor, Thomas Volmar spends his days plotting how to tear down his workplace. The best way to do that, he says, is to cut out humans.

Delphi, Transdev to develop self-driving transport service in Europe

Delphi Automotive PLC will partner with Paris-based Transdev Group, a public transport service controlled by the French government, to develop an automated on-demand shuttle service in Europe.

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a UN study.

What would you do with your old phone?

Is it sitting in a landfill leaking heavy metals that will poison future generations? Why don’t Malaysians want to do the right thing with electronic waste?

Microsoft opposes US labour board ruling on contract worker rights

Microsoft Corp has asked a federal court to throw out a ruling by a US labour board extending the responsibility of companies for contract workers, arguing that the case would have big implications for the technology company.

Better city and better world

With greater use of technology, a number of cities are accumulating data, delivering innovation, and enhancing the lives of citizens.