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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    US Navy turns seawater into fuel

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:13am by AFP

    ... there is one drawback. Researchers warn it will be at least a decade before US ships are able to produce their own fuel on board. United States navy to test prototype laser weapon in Persian Gulf The US Navy plans to install its laser weapon prototype on a ship for testing at sea in the Persian Gulf this summer. The technology, called the laser weapon system, will be the first of its kind ...

  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Move over Siri: Microsoft launches speaking personal assistant for phones

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... capabilities in Android tablets and smartphones. Cortana will be in a test, or beta mode when it becomes available in a Windows Phone 8.1 software update, which is to begin rolling out in the United ... capabilities. After it is tested in the US, Cortana will expand to Britain and China, and then other countries. In a sign that Microsoft gave Cortana a playful side, Belfiore asked it to reveal ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Paraplegic fitted with exoskeleton to take first kick of World Cup in Brazil

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:44pm by GDN

    ... been through numerous safety tests. The exoskeleton is fitted with multiple gyros to stop it falling over during the balancing act of bipedal walking. As an extra safety measure, it was fitted ... Electromagnetic waves could make the exoskeleton misbehave, but the tests were encouraging. The chances of the exoskeleton malfunctioning are apparently slim. ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google Glass has style makeover, with sleek frames to counter geek factor

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:44pm by AP

    ... Google so far has only sold Glass to a group of test subjects known as "Explorers", who have frequently been mocked for wearing the futuristic eyewear. Luxottica is expected to help ...

  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Amazon testing 'octocopter' drones to fly packages to a customer's door

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 10:10pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Amazon testing 'octocopters' to fly packages from its warehouses to a customer's address within 30 minutes of an order being placed The delivery drones coming to your door Amazon is testing "octocopter" drones to deliver goods as the world's largest e-commerce company works to improve efficiency and speed in getting ...

  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Twitter chief's Shanghai visit may signal growing interest in China

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... Beijing. Costolo will meet Shanghai government officials- including representatives of its free-trade zone, established last year to test market liberalisation measures, such as looser rules ...

  7. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi faces test outside home turf

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 01:53am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Ralph Jennings in Taipei Mainland smartphone maker's success has built on price pitch, but brand-conscious Taiwanese may be harder to win over Xiaomi faces test outside home turf Xiaomi Technology, the mainland maker of cheap iPhone lookalikes that is reaching offshore for the first time, will find it tougher to establish a customer base in Taiwan than at home, analysts ...

  8. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Beijing firm briefly profits from copycat Mario game app

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 01:15am by Bloomberg

    ... store in Japan called Super Mario Quiz allowed users to take a multiple-choice test to identify characters called Baby Donkey Kong and Corporal Paraplonk. “Nintendo has not approved ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Shifting sizes and shapes test tech suppliers

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Ralph Jennings in Taipei Industry giants and minnows are in the same boat in trying to anticipate user preferences Shifting sizes and shapes test tech suppliers Ian Langton went hunting at Asia's largest tech show for "rugged tablet" parts. The product development manager at British tablet maker Captec had found just four matches for his touch-operated gadgets ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Aeromobil, a flying car designed by Slovakian Stefan Klein, could take off

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... the Aeromobil during its first wobbly test flight. It can reach a top speed of 200km/h and travel as far as 700 kilometres, using 15 litres of petrol an hour. "A combination of a car and a plane ...




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