Tech Edge


  • The Sony Corp. logo is displayed outside the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan.

    Innovation is the name of the game for most tech firms. In Sony's case, much more needs to be done on this front, analysts say.

  • While many of these products remain out of reach price-wise for the majority of individuals, most can be purchased by governments or non-profit organizations.

  • In a world where it's considered odd if you're not on Facebook, the sheer power and dominance of the social networking site is strikingly clear.

  • Indian election officials check electronic voting machines at a distribution center in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh state this week.

    With India's 16th national election under way, some parties appear to have an edge as technology, social media and big data play a key role in connecting with voters.

  • Beijing's "war on pollution" has sparked renewed interest in clean technology, with many startups vying for a piece of the $800 billion pie.

  • It started as something they did in between classes at university. But by the time Sun Zebo and Hu Jiaqi graduated in 2012, it became an obsession.

  • A shopkeeper (L) transfers money for customers using text commands on a mobile phone in New Delhi.

    For emerging Asia, paying your friends, family and retailers from your mobile is set to explode thanks to the region's heavy smartphone usage.

  • The aircraft of tomorrow won't just take you from London to New York and Tokyo; it should allow you to stay connected all the way.

  • Since the days of bulky "brick phones" that weighed 2 pounds, mobile handsets have undergone an impressive evolution over the past four decades.

  • A frugal mindset and disruptive technology are shaking up the banking scene in India, giving 300 million dwellers a chance to get a bank account.

  • A poster alerting customers that the digital currency Bitcoin is accepted as payment sits behind the counter inside the Old Shoreditch Station cafe in London, U.K..

    While the conversation around bitcoin has varied from price volatility to its legitimacy, many overlooked bitcoin's key innovation: the "block chain."

  • A MakerBot 3-D printer prints Nokia cellphone cases.

    They may have been branded the "most hideous" stocks recently, but 3-D printing will continue to produce stellar growth over the coming years, according to research.

  • You probably take your mobile phone wherever you go. It's no wonder then that the future of advertising is focused on mobile devices.

  • The Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s WeChat application icon and website are displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5s, right, and Apple Inc. iPad respectively in an arranged photograph in Hong Kong, China.

    Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp has made the world sit up and take notice of messaging apps and their importance.

  • Singapore's Changi Airport.

    Armed with mobile apps, staff at Singapore's Changi Airport hope digital wizardry will boost its kudos with the growing number of travelers.

  • The Empire State Building and One World Trade Center are seen from the top of Rockefeller Center on March 21, 2014.

    Tourist are more savvy than they used to be and demand the best technology, even atop some of the world's tallest buildings.

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