• Videogames boost skills, but also harmful
    Videogames boost skills, but also harmful AFP News - 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    Good news and bad news for video gamers: new research shows game play boosts visual and cognitive skills, but that too much of the activity is linked to behavioral problems. In one of two studies published this week, Brown University researchers … More »

  • Uber files complaints with EU against France, Germany, Spain
    Uber files complaints with EU against France, Germany, Spain AFP News - 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    Uber has filed complaints with the EU against France, Germany and Spain as the popular taxi app hits back against efforts to ban it from Europe's streets, officials said Wednesday. The US-based firm's legal appeal to the European Union comes amid … More »

  • "New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes
    "New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With recent government approval of potatoes that don't bruise and apples that don't brown, a new generation of genetically modified foods is headed to grocery shelves. … More »

  • 'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology
    'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in … More »

  • Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier
    Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done. The prototype exoskeleton boot runs from just below the knee ... … More »

  • GoDaddy races higher in Wall Street debut
    GoDaddy races higher in Wall Street debut AFP News - 5 hours ago

    GoDaddy shares surged in their Wall Street debut Wednesday, as the market welcomed the company that tries to make Internet domain management and website hosting sexy. The stock trading under the symbol GDDY jumped 31 percent to $26.19 at 1520 GMT, … More »

  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program
    Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage. … More »

  • Smartphones a lifeline for many Americans: study
    Smartphones a lifeline for many Americans: study AFP Relax - 6 hours ago

    Americans love their smartphones and rely on them as a key way to go online, but many find the cost too steep, a survey showed Wednesday. The Pew Research Center found some 64 percent of American adults owned a smartphone as of the survey last … More »

  • World's largest particle collider ready to restart in 'days'
    World's largest particle collider ready to restart in 'days' AFP Relax - 6 hours ago

    A fragment of metal in one of the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) magnet circuits that had delayed putting the machine back into service was removed on Monday, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said. … More »

  • Mandela phone app for tourists in S.Africa
    Mandela phone app for tourists in S.Africa AFP News - 7 hours ago

    A phone app tracing the footsteps of Nelson Mandela was launched Wednesday in South Africa to encourage tourists to explore his life story, 25 years after his release from prison. Users can use the tool to plan their travels around major sites … More »

  • Dailymotion should stay in European hands, France says
    Dailymotion should stay in European hands, France says AFP News - 8 hours ago

    France opposes exclusive talks between Orange and Hong Kong's PCCW group for a 49 percent stake in Dailymotion, the finance ministry said Wednesday, indicating a preference for a European partner for the French video-sharing platform. "There cannot … More »

  • Chrome OS comes to the TV with Chromebit
    Chrome OS comes to the TV with Chromebit AFP Relax - 10 hours ago

    Asus has developed the Chromebit, an affordable and ultra-mobile solution that brings the power of a PC with the Chrome OS to any screen with an HDMI port. WiFi and Bluetooth compatible, Chromebit is equipped with a processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of … More »

  • Google flips out for April Fool's Day
    Google flips out for April Fool's Day AFP Relax - 10 hours ago

    The net firm played an April 1 prank with a TLD trick ending in .google. … More »

  • Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars
    Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars AFP News - 14 hours ago

    The Japanese unit of German auto giant BMW on Wednesday started selling its i3 electric models on Amazon.co.jp The high-end automaker's small electric vehicle has been popular in European and North American markets, but BMW Japan wants to find more … More »

  • 3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl
    3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. … More »

 
  • Reuby Dedicates First Ever Award To Mr Lee Kuan Yew
    Reuby Dedicates First Ever Award To Mr Lee Kuan Yew

    While the nation was swept up in the news of Mr Lee Kuan Yew‘s passing last week, local singer-songwriter Reuby brought home Singapore’s first award at the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival (HKAMF) last Friday. Held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall, this is the first time a Singaporean representative has won an award at the festival – now in its fifth year and counting. 19-year-old Reuby (born Reuben Tan) captured 37% of the total votes cast online to win the Viewers Popularity Award – titled “LeTV’s Top Pick Award” (sponsors, you know).

  • Iskandar poised to be data centre hub for Southeast Asia, says BroadGroup

    KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Malaysia is consolidating its position and is poised to be a key data centre hub for Southeast Asia with its location on the opposite side of Singapore, says international consulting firm BroadGroup Consulting. Its Managing Director Steve Wallage said growth in the data centre sector has been sustained globally and its forecasts suggest tremendous expansion in Southeast Asia in the coming years. “Singapore is so far the dominant market in the region and it is a much needed opportunity for data centre businesses and investors in Southeast Asia to assess opportunities outside of the country.

  • Indian-origin lecturer wins top nursing award

    Singapore, April 1 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman here will receive an international award for her work in the healthcare sector for women and refugees, becoming the first Singaporean to get the prestigious biennial prize. Subadhra Devi Rai, a senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences (Nursing) at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), has been named winner of the 2015 International Achievement Award by the International Council of Nurses' Florence Nightingale International Foundation, The Straits Times reported. Rai, 51, was selected from a pool of nominees worldwide for her "dedication in providing nursing care to vulnerable populations since the beginning of her career", said Judith Shamian, president of the International Council of Nurses and the Florence Nightingale International Foundation.