Science & Tech

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket makes first launch since September explosion

An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from a California launch pad on Saturday and delivered 10 satellites into low Earth orbit.

Apple partner Foxconn suffers sales drop amid slow iPhone 7 shipments

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group reported its first-ever annual sales decline late Tuesday, in part due to slow shipment of iPhone 7 models it manufactures, state-run media...

10 years of the iPhone: The smartphone that changed everything

Apple introduced its first iPhone 10 years ago. At the time no one could have known that market leaders such as Nokia would vanish from the stage. The iPhone continues to fascinate the masses,...

China launches first commercial rocket mission

A Chinese rocket successfully sent three satellites into space in the country's first commercial mission on Monday.

Weather forces postponement of SpaceX launch from California

Bad weather in California forced a postponement of the launch of a SpaceX rocket that is to carry a satellite into space, the satellite company said.

Driverless minibus enjoys successful trial in Germany

A driverless minibus underwent a successful trial in the German city of Mannheim on Friday with 900 people involved in the test run, organizers said.

Samsung expects 50-per-cent rise in profit despite smartphone debacle

Samsung Electronics on Friday said it expected its fourth-quarter operating profit to jump by about 50 per cent, despite being forced to withdraw its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in October...

Facebook denies error in Safety Check tool for Bangkok bomb scare

Facebook on Wednesday denied the false crisis notification - the so-called Safety Check - for a Bangkok explosion the previous day was made in error.

In bots we trust: Meet your new best friend, co-worker and servant

Chatbots are everywhere online: Soon you might not know if you're chatting with a real person or a well-designed programme. One bot even promises to keep you alive after you die. What does the...

Bulk data retention in Britain and Sweden breaches EU law, court says

British and Swedish measures allowing for the blanket collection and retention of communication data such as text messages and call history are in breach of EU law, the European Court of Justice (...

Scientists discover 163 new species in Asia's Mekong region

Scientists discovered 163 new species in Asia's Greater Mekong region last year, according to a report released Monday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Taiwan turns up heat on Uber by introducing heavy fines for drivers

Taiwan's legislature on Friday ratcheted up the pressure on ride-sharing company Uber by significantly raising the maximum fine for illegally providing passenger transportation services.

Facebook outlines ways users can report fake news

Facebook on Thursday provided details about methods it is testing or has begun implementing to control the distribution of fake news over its social media platform.

Europe's satellite navigation system goes online

Europes's satellite navigation system and the bloc's bid to compete with the US-based Global Positioning System (GPS) went online Thursday, offering initial navigation services.

British regulator approves use of "three-parent baby" technology

A British government regulator approved the use of "three-parent baby" technology for eliminating inherited mitochondrial diseases on Thursday, hailing it as a "historic decision."