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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

SPAIN

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets...

3 Mar 2015

TAIWAN

Smartwear may make people healthier

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: A new generation of wearable technology is promising not only to log data about users' health but to predict and avert crises, from drivers falling asleep at the wheel to runners wearing themselves out in a marathon.

6 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Asus launches new 'five-mode' hybrid laptop

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Leading Taiwanese technology firm Asus unveiled a hybrid device which combines a laptop, tablet and mobile phone in what is being hailed as a "world first".

3 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Acer launches software 'cloud' service drive

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's Acer has unveiled its cloud service centre as the struggling computer manufacturer seeks to revive its fortunes by diversifying away from the low-margin hardware business.

30 May 2014

TAIWAN

Taiwan's HTC designer indicted for leaks to China

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwanese prosecutors on Friday indicted a chief designer and five employees at leading smartphone maker HTC for allegedly leaking crucial trade secrets to China and breach of trust.

30 Dec 2013

TAIWAN

Google opens first data centres in Asia

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: US search engine company Google opened its first data centres in Taiwan and Singapore to cater for demand in Asia and said it would double its planned investment in Taiwan to US$600m.

12 Dec 2013

TAIWAN

Taiwan's HTC postpones flagship smartphone rollout

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's HTC has delayed shipments of its new flagship smartphone due to parts shortages, a report said Wednesday, dealing a blow as it looks to lift sales and compete with the iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy.

20 Mar 2013