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Samsung flags raised dividend at rare analyst briefing

Samsung flags raised dividend at rare analyst briefing

/ November 6, 2013 1:37 am

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 seen during its unveiling on March 14, 2013, pictured at Radio City Music Hall in New York© AFP by Don Emmert Samsung Electronics promised to boost shareholder returns as it held its first analysts’ briefing in eight […]

Tesco petrol stations to scan customers’ faces

Tesco petrol stations to scan customers’ faces

/ November 4, 2013 2:32 pm

A Tesco Petrol station is pictured in Ipswich, eastern England, on March 1, 2007© AFP/File by Chris Young Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco is to install screens at its petrol stations that scan customers’ faces so that advertising can be tailored […]

Tokyo gadget show offers glimpse of tomorrow

Tokyo gadget show offers glimpse of tomorrow

/ October 1, 2013 6:21 am

A car that drives itself and glasses that translate a menu as you read it are some of the glimpses of tomorrow on offer at a gadget fair near Tokyo that began on Tuesday.

Australia researchers unveil 'attention-powered' car

Australia researchers unveil 'attention-powered' car

/ September 25, 2013 11:55 am

Australian road safety researchers on Wednesday unveiled a pioneering “attention-powered car” which uses a headset to monitor brain activity and slow acceleration during periods of distraction.

China fire rattles world chip supply chain

China fire rattles world chip supply chain

/ September 12, 2013 3:51 am

A fire at a giant Chinese factory making almost one sixth of the world’s supply of a key high-tech component shows how vulnerable global manufacturing chains can be to an unexpected event, analysts say.

Colombia natives get tablets to study in local languages

Colombia natives get tablets to study in local languages

/ September 11, 2013 8:11 pm

Some 3,600 indigenous Colombians who dropped out of school have received digital tablets to enable them to resume studying in their native languages, officials said Wednesday.

A smartphone solution for sore eyes in Kenya

A smartphone solution for sore eyes in Kenya

/ September 4, 2013 7:05 am

Simon Kamau, 26, has been in almost constant pain since he was a playful three-year-old and accidentally pierced his eye with a sharp object, but smartphone technology now offers hope.

Nissan to have self-driving car on market in 2020

Nissan to have self-driving car on market in 2020

/ August 27, 2013 7:33 pm

Motorists could go hands-free, leaving their cars’ computer brains fully in charge, as early as 2020, when Nissan says it plans to have a self-driving vehicle ready for the market.

US scientists claim world’s most accurate clock

US scientists claim world’s most accurate clock

/ August 23, 2013 12:12 am

US scientists said Thursday they have built the world’s most precise clock, whose ticking rate varies less than two parts in one quintillion, or 10 times better than any other.

Huawei lashes out at ex-CIA chief over spying claims

Huawei lashes out at ex-CIA chief over spying claims

/ August 2, 2013 5:12 am

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has hit back at allegations by a former CIA chief that the company spies for Beijing, labelling them “defamatory” and “baseless”.