Posts Categorized: Technology

zensorium the tinke

This fitness tracker packs a tiny hospital in its sensors

The Tinké packs quite a punch as the only sensor on the market able to bundle heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen level, and r...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:03 pm
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smart plug

Crowdfunded in China: wireless chargers, smart bracelets, and electrical sockets

Welcome to our second installment of Crowdfunded in China, a monthly list of our favorite projects that successfully reached their fundraisi...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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self driving cars SMART NUS

Singapore’s self-driving car makes Google’s version an unnecessary luxury

While Google may be hogging internet traffic with news of its self-driving cars, the reality is that they are forbiddingly expensive. The sy...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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Google Street View to capture landmarks in the Philippines with backpacks and push carts

In 2013, Google started the year by officially opening a local office in the Philippines with the aim of providing better services to citi...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
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 New Honda City 2014 Apple Siri

Thai Honda drivers will soon be able to talk to their cars with Siri integration

This week, we reported on Apple focusing more on the Asia market – China and Japan, specifically – by hiring more Siri writers for those...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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4g in indonesia

Indonesia’s internet speed gets an update, 100Mbps worth of it

There’s good news for the tech folks living in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta right now as 4G internet speeds have become more wide...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Tesla starts pre-orders in China

Tesla wants to build a network of car charging stations in China

Tesla announced yesterday that the US-based electric vehicle company plans to build a charging network in China, according to the Wall St...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 11:06 am
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mediatek coil

MediaTek’s wireless charger prototype charges multiple devices through walls

Taiwan-based MediaTek (TPE:2454), the hardware company known best for its cheap smartphone processors, has introduced the world’s fir...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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One government office in the Philippines lets people pay their taxes online

In terms of service in government offices, the Philippines is generally very traditional. That means a preference for cash payments instead ...

  • January 4, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Ron Hose: Bitcoin is great for all the ‘unbanked’ people in the Philippines

The majority of people in the Philippines don’t have bank accounts or credit cards. The largely ‘unbanked’ population is an issue that...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover declared unfixable, dead

Just 10 weeks after blasting into space and about two months after landing on the moon, China’s ‘Jade Rabbit’ lunar rover ...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 12:48 am
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Thai airways in flight wifi

Thai Airways passengers can get wi-fi during flights starting February

Back in August of last year, Thailand’s national carrier Thai Airways applied for an in-flight wi-fi license with the National Broadcastin...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Beer company invests $4 million in an NFC card to replace cash in the Philippines

Last November, brewing company San Miguel Beer announced its plans to enter into the telco business. While this is not yet finalized, the c...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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In the Philippines, drones are used for news reporting and rescue operations

Since last year we’ve been seeing how the purpose of drones has moved outside the confinements of the military. Some startups in Asia have...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Thanks to Japan’s technology, soon the Philippines can receive disaster-related information through digital TVs

As we’ve seen over the years, the Philippines is frequently hit by disasters. Philippine startups and the government have used technology...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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All the fun, none of the pollution: check out Thailand’s electric tuk-tuk

Tuk-tuks – sometimes called auto rickshaws – are almost symbolic of Thailand and Southeast Asia in general. In Thailand, tuk-tuk...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Convergys acquires outsourcing industry rival, now employs over 50,000 in Philippines

The Philippines is one of the top places for global businesses to outsource jobs such as customer service, technical support, and customer i...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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This app helps Filipinos gear up for nasty storms before they get hit

With natural disasters such a regular occurence in the Philippines, tech companies and startups have found it necessary to provide web- and...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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