Technology

SpaceX blasts off TESS – NASA’s new planet hunter

TAMPA (AFP) - NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 per cent...

Arcades seek to take virtual reality gaming mainstream

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Gamers wearing headsets and wielding rifles adorned with flashing lights battle a horde of zombies, letting out the occasional terrified shriek. The...

Quebec wary of bitcoin gold rush

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Canada (AFP) - At the site of a former cocoa factory in Canada’s Quebec province, tiny holes punctured in the walls of a...

Drivers struggle after Uber closes in Vietnam

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Drivers who worked for Uber said they are struggling to cope after the transport service was taken over by...

Driverless cars give hope to blind – are automakers onboard?

OCALA, Florida (AP) - In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver’s seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to...

Dark side of play for S Korea’s female game makers

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) - When US video-game maker Riot Games held a highly anticipated League of Legends championship match in South Korea last...

First luxury hotel in space to orbit 200 miles above Earth

ABOARD the International Space Station, an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But what if your chance of having the right stuff for...

Play a plundering pirate in ‘Sea of Thieves’

|     Benedikt Wenck     | SPRAY whips into the weather-beaten face of the pirate. In front of him the sea rises in wild waves, in the...

Science outlines personality traits that put you at risk for smartphone...

|     Tara Bahrampour     | WHEN the Trump-affiliated firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users, it used the ‘Big 5’ or...

Tech dream still alive at TED gathering despite Facebook debacle

VANCOUVER (AFP) - A month after news of the data fiasco at Facebook dampened enthusiasm for the idea that innovation can cure all ills,...

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