Jul 20, 2014

Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year

Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa “posted significant regional improvement.” The annual rankings, which this year focused on the role people play in the innovation process, found that Switzerland and other ...

Jun 6, 2014

Amazon's drone dream sparks race for better sensor

by Thomas Black

In the quest to build drones that can enable companies such as Amazon to make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they’re going. The answer is developing sensors that are smart enough to keep ...

Miami looks to become America's next tech hot spot

May 6, 2014

Miami looks to become America's next tech hot spot

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun. ...

Move to label online games as addiction roils South Korea

Dec 12, 2013

Move to label online games as addiction roils South Korea

A law under consideration in South Korea’s parliament has sparked vociferous debate by grouping popular online games such as “StarCraft” with gambling, drugs and alcohol as an addiction the government should do more to stamp out. The bill is winning support from parents, religious ...

Firms slam NSA snooping but profit from personal data

Dec 11, 2013

Firms slam NSA snooping but profit from personal data

Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government’s surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people’s online habits. The industry’s profit machine has become tarnished by revelations that the National Security Agency digs ...

DoCoMo pins hopes on a glitzy spring lineup

Jan 23, 2013

DoCoMo pins hopes on a glitzy spring lineup

by Kazuaki Nagata

NTT DoCoMo Inc. on Tuesday unveiled its new products for the spring, vowing to catch up with rival carriers by releasing high-spec gadgets and promoting its shopping and content-related services. The new products include a tablet device called the dtab, which can be bought ...