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  • Hundreds mark third anniversary of HK’s Umbrella Movement

    HONG KONG: Hundreds gathered outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark the third anniversary of mass pro-democracy rallies known as the Umbrella Movement, as fears grow over Beijing’s tightening grip on the city...

    The face of the movement Joshua Wong, former lawmaker Nathan Law and fellow protest leader Alex Chow were sent to prison in August for their leading role in the initial protest that sparked the...

  • 'Umbrella Revolution' fame Nathan Law goes from student leader to lawmaker

    HONG KONG: Nathan Law, a student leader of Hong Kong's mass 'Umbrella Revolution' democracy rallies two years ago, is now at the forefront of a new guard of young lawmakers pushing for autonomy from China...

    Law was representing new party Demosisto -- which he founded with fellow Umbrella Movement leader Joshua Wong -- calling for Hong Kong people to have the right to vote in a referendum on independence from Beijing...

  • Dubai airport begins using biometric tech at security

    Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport the world's busiest for international travel...

    That's because the airport debuted a new “smart tunnel” that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travellers to complete passport control in just 15 seconds...

  • Tech tools helping to combat counterfeiting

    KARACHI: SMS verification/serialisation, Quick Response codes, and colour shifting film are good measures available to help combat counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry of Pakistan, said Executive Director Pharma Bureau (PB) Ayesha Tammy Haq on Monday...

    In a statement, she said that although Pakistan has continued its efforts to advance Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement through raids, seizures, and arrests by...
  • Use of high tech phones dents CD business in Swat

    We would release dozens of local dramas and albums of new Pashto songs on Eid, but introduction of hi-tech mobile phones has changed the situation,” said Abdul Qayyum, owner of a DVD and CD production house in Shalimar market of Mingora where only few shops now remained in business...

  • India joins elite missile tech group controlling global sale

    NEW DELHI: India has joined an exclusive club of countries controlling exports in missile technology, just a day after bemoaning its exclusion from another elite group that governs international nuclear fuel and technology...

    The Indian foreign secretary on Monday signed onto the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), aimed at preventing the unchecked proliferation of missiles and their delivery systems
  • China FDI at two-year high as manufacturing, hi-tech boom

    BEIJING: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China rose the most in more than two years in September, likely boosted by strong growth in the country’s manufacturing and hi-tech sectors, the commerce ministry said on Friday...

    Foreign investors’ interest in China’s high-tech manufacturing and services sectors also remained strong, the ministry said, with FDI in those areas rising 27...

  • Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

    Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years but autonomous boats could be just around the pier...

    Spurred in part by the car industry's race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that can steer themselves through Norwegian fjords and remote-controlled ships to carry containers across the Atlantic and Pacific
  • From flying taxis to robocops, Dubai as a tech pioneer

    Huda Hussein, a female police officer, beamed at the cameras as she demonstrated a Japanese-made high-tech motorcycle...

    This would be especially useful at Dubai International Airport, which retained its position as the world’s busiest hub for international passengers in 2016, handling 83...

  • India learns to ‘fail fast’ as tech start-up culture takes root

    BENGALURU: After ping pong tables, motivational posters and casual dress codes, India’s tech start-ups are following Silicon Valley’s lead and embracing the “fail fast” culture credited with fuelling creativity and success in the United States...

    But that nascent acceptance, fuelled by returning engineers and billions of dollars in venture fund investment, is for many observers a sign that India’s $150 billion tech industry is coming...

  • Israeli firms seek hi-tech help — in Gaza

    When Dan Leubitz needed a contractor for a project with his Israeli tech firm, one address in the list of tenders caught his eye: Gaza...

    Leubitz's rapidly growing firm Innitel was scouting for a contractor in low-cost, highly skilled tech hubs such as eastern Europe and India...

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