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GADGETS | 3rd gen Nokia 105: Now even more affordable at P850

The award-winning Nokia 105 now features a sculpted design, larger screen and an all new keymat for better usability, as well as outstanding battery performance.

Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck

Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle.

QUICK-FIX | Slow WiFi at home? Here are some solutions

Here are some factors that could affect WiFi performance at home.
A company in Kenya is manufacturing briquettes from human waste and sawdust collected around Nakuru, a town in the Rift Valley region.

Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the centre of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry.

WATCH | Introducing: The ‘smart ring’ for the visually impaired

A 'smart' ring developed in Hong Kong aims to help the visually impaired by allowing them to answer phone calls with a touch of a finger.

WATCH | Futureproof: China’s Silicon Valley

A look at why Shenzhen is being called the new Silicon Valley.

SCIENCE

First supercomputer to be delivered to space station

The International Space Station is expected to get its first supercomputer next week.

Trump fueling, not weakening, fight vs climate change – Al Gore

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists.

Baby ape fossil skull offers peek at mankind’s past

The lemon-sized fossil skull of an infant ape nicknamed Alesi that inhabited a Kenyan forest about 13 million years ago is offering a peek at what the long-ago common ancestor of people and all modern apes may have looked like.

U.S. scientists able to alter genes of human embryos

U.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to prevent the defect from being passed on to future generations.

SPACE | Holograms may help search for life signs in space: new study

A technique called digital holographic microscopy, which uses lasers to record 3-D images, may help scientists spot extraterrestrial microbes, according to a NASA's new research.

U.S. proposes cigarette nicotine cut, shift toward e-cigarettes

The U.S. government proposed cutting nicotine in cigarettes to "non-addictive" levels on Friday in a major regulatory shift designed to move smokers toward potentially less harmful e-cigarettes.