Technology

Almost every electric scooter in world comes from this Chinese company

SCOOTER-SHARING company Lime recently relayed a troubling messaging to its users: a portion of its fleet was at risk of bursting into flames. The startup...

Why video doorbells are winning over residents – and police

ON her birthday, Nancy Traylor of Richmond, Virginia, received an unwelcome surprise. The real estate agent and her husband were celebrating near the Chesapeake...

A company few Americans know is about to dethrone Intel

|     Ian King & Debby Wu, Bloomberg     | FOR more than 30 years, Intel Corp has dominated chipmaking, producing the most important component in the...

Practising Chinese calligraphy on an iPad

TAIPEI (Xinhua) - "Everyday when I go out, I bring an iPad and an Apple Pencil with me," said Chang Ping-huang, a renowned calligrapher...

Robots could be rolled out for security patrols at train stations

|     Zhaki Abdullah     | SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Developed by ST Engineering, the 1.6m-tall robot is equipped with seven cameras to allow it to...

‘Tetris’ becomes even more addictive in ‘Tetris Effect’

|     Christopher Byrd     | I'VE never considered myself a fan of Tetris. Sure, I played it occasionally as a kid whenever a friend briefly relinquished...

Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into video-game rehab

DEBBIE Vitany is fighting a losing battle against Fortnite. Her 17-year-old son, Carson, has been logging 12 hours a day on the video game, searching...

Asean cities to ‘get smart’

|     Asina Pornwasin & Supalak Ganjanakhundee     | BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand to lead smart-city project, with Bangkok, Phuket and Chon Buri featuring prominently in...

Brazil researchers crunched as science spending collapses

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - In her Rio de Janeiro lab, biologist Michelle Klautau paid for the USD1,400 photo machine, two air conditioning units, most...

Finland’s ‘ode’ to a new era in libraries

HELSINKI (AFP) - What do you give the world’s most literate country for its 100th birthday? For Finland’s politicians and public, the answer was...

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