Countdown on for world’s longest non-stop flight

By Sarah Porter BBC News, Singapore The battle to offer the world's longest non-stop flight steps up a gear on Thursday, when a new Singapore-to-New York service takes off. Singapore Airlines is relaunching the service five...

Instagram to use artificial intelligence to spot bullying in photos

By Krysia Lenzo-Fox News Instagram announced it has started using artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying in photos posted on its social network platform, highlighting efforts from tech companies to use automation in their moderation process. The...

Amazon drops secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

By Krysia Lenzo-Fox News Bias in machine learning may be problematic even for tech giants like Amazon who are at the forefront of this emerging field.  A new report from Reuters shows the technology giant...

How Ancient Greeks predicted killer robots, driverless cars and even Amazon Alexa speakers

By Simon Chandler, Digital Technology and Science Reporter The Sun The Ancient Greeks are celebrated for laying down the foundations of Western civilization, but according to a new book they also had another, hidden talent: predicting...

Facebook friend request hoax goes viral: Don’t fall for these messages

By Jennifer Earl-Fox News At first glance, it appears like a friend is trying to warn you about your Facebook account potentially being hacked — but it's actually a hoax. Facebook users who are receiving these friendly...

Google+ to shut down after security flaw

The Week Tech giant opted not to inform users of data security breach in March Google has announced it will shut down it’s ailing Google+ social network, following reports in the Wall Street Journal that the...

Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

Arjun Panchadar, Munsif Vengattil, Paresh Dave (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing on Monday that private...

A jobless future is coming, says China tech guru Kai-Fu Lee, and we must...

The former Google China head and veteran technology investor also argues that the Chinese and Silicon Valley internet ecosystems are parallel universes and increasingly incompatible By ARI STEIN- South China Morning Post He is more popular...

Climate report: Scientists politely urge ‘act now, idiots’

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, Incheon, South Korea It's the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees...

Saudi Arabia invests another US$45 billion with SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son to pick tech winners

The oil-rich kingdom is investing its petroleum wealth into technology companies including Uber Technologies and Tesla Inc Bloomberg The Public Investment Fund, or PIF, is set to make the investment as it looks for ways to...

Bavaria One: German state to launch its own space program

Bavarian Premier Markus Söder was mocked on social media for the self-referential ambitious new plan. Bavaria wants not only its own space program, but also its own Hyperloop track. Bavarian Premier Markus Söder was ruthlessly...

Caution urged over use of ‘carbon unicorns’ to limit warming

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, Incheon, South Korea Climate scientists meeting in Korea are being urged to avoid relying on untested technologies as a way of keeping global temperature rise under 1.5C. The Intergovernmental Panel on...

Why the laundry industry is in a spin to save water

By Padraig Belton-BBC Technology of Business reporter As water shortages become more common around the world, the laundry industry is under pressure to reduce consumption of this precious resource and generally minimise its environmental impact. When...

‘Made In China 2025’: a peek at the robot revolution under way in the...

In the second report in a series, He Huifeng and Celia Chen look at how Beijing's ambitious industrial plan aims to break China’s reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to...

Redcore CEO admits ‘100pc China-developed browser’ is built on Google’s Chrome, says writing code...

Redcore, which recently raised 250 million yuan (US$36 million) in funding, said on its website that its browser had ‘broken the American monopoly’ Sarah Dai -  South China Morning Post A Beijing-based start-up that claimed to...

‘Made in China 2025’: is Beijing’s plan for hi-tech dominance as big a threat...

Elaine Chan - South China Morning Post The ‘Made in China 2025’ plan aims to break China’s reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to Western levels. But it has become a...

‘Everything smart has a problem:’ Cybergeddon looms

With societies now so interconnected and cyber threats so diverse, a ‘fifth domain of warfare’ is emerging. There are few bulletproof solutions By Andrew Salmon –Asia Times Where battlefields and crime scenes were once limited...

Why Sulawesi’s tsunami is puzzling scientists

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent Friday's catastrophic tsunami event on Sulawesi Island is a puzzle. As the emergency response gathers pace, scientists are scratching their heads to understand why it generated such big waves. The magnitude...

NASA’s 60th anniversary: Space agency celebrates incredible achievements, honors sacrifices

By James Rogers-Fox News NASA is celebrating its 60th anniversary Monday, honoring the incredible achievements and sacrifices made by the men and women involved in America’s space program. “For six decades, NASA has led the peaceful exploration...

‘Made in China 2025’: China has a competitive AI game plan but success will...

Sarah Dai Alice Shen –South China Morning Post  The fourth instalment of a series on China’s hi-tech industry development master plan looks at artificial intelligence (AI) and its promise to lift the country’s industries up...