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Seniors using telehealth more concerned with quality of care

EVERY morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart’s health beam to a team of nurses‚ and to his daughter’s smartphone‚ ...

June 10, 2018, Sunday


Flying car backed by Google founder on test

A flying car project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page was closer to take-off on Wednesday, with a model for test flights by aspiring buyers. Kitty Hawk, funded by Page, unveiled a “Flyer” model ...

June 10, 2018, Sunday


Smartphone market to stay cool this year

INTERNATIONAL Data Corporation forecast recently that global smartphone sales would stay cool this year before heating up with help from new 5G networks and India’s vibrant market. An IDC Worldwide Mobile ...

June 3, 2018, Sunday


Agrochemical giants challenged by AI transformation of farming

IN a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical ...

May 27, 2018, Sunday


Internet a dangerous place for wild animals

FROM ivory baubles and leopard coats to rare turtles and live bears, the online market for protected wildlife is booming, according to an International Fund for Animal Welfare investigation. Experts ...

May 27, 2018, Sunday


New human Google Assistant sparks row over point of ethics

THE new Google digital assistant converses so naturally it may seem like a real person. The unveiling of the natural-sounding robo-assistant by the tech giant this week wowed some observers, but left ...

May 13, 2018, Sunday


Self-navigating AI learns shortcuts

A computer program modelled on the human brain learnt to navigate a virtual maze and take shortcuts, outperforming a flesh-and-blood expert, its developers said Wednesday. While artificial intelligence ...

May 13, 2018, Sunday


China leads S. Korea and US in 5G race

CHINA is slightly ahead of South Korea and the United States in the race to develop fifth generation wireless networks, or 5G, a recent US study showed. The survey released by the CTIA, a US-based industry ...

April 22, 2018, Sunday


VR is new arcade mainstream

GAMERS wearing headsets and wielding rifles adorned with flashing lights battle a horde of zombies, letting out the occasional terrified shriek. The virtual reality arcade in Singapore is part of a wave ...

April 22, 2018, Sunday


YouTube faces child privacy probe

READ carefully through the fine print of YouTube’s terms of service and you might notice that you’ve affirmed you are old enough to watch it. “If you are under 13, then please do not use the service,” ...

April 15, 2018, Sunday




 

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