#TECH: Rock-solid farming tech

Md Yazid harvesting the rock melon. Pictures by NUR ZARINA OTHMAN A rock melon farmer shares how he uses automation in fertigation to fruitful results SIPPING his coffee in the comfort of his home in Bangi, Md Yazid Md Kassim takes out his phone and starts to tap on the screen with a smile. No, he’s not looking at jokes on social media but at a farming tech app which helps his job of looking after his rock melon farm in Pulau Gadong, Melaka. Md Yazid, a former mechanical engineer, has been rock melon farming for 18 months. What […]

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Number of lawyers using AI tech remains low, Oxford Uni research finds

Hype not matching reality The adoption of artificial intelligence-based technology among lawyers remains low, according to new research by professors at Oxford University . In new research delving beyond the PR-driven puffery, Oxford profs found that 27% of respondents used AI-based tech for “legal research” tasks, 16% for “due diligence” exercises, and just 12% for “e-discovery/e-disclosure/technology assisted review”. Half of those surveyed said they received some lawtech training within the past three years, with the most common type of support relating to specific software packages (38%). A further 12% received what was described as “generic lawtech training”, in matters […]

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Hackers tried to infiltrate the World Health Organization, the latest in a string of cyberattacks aimed at health officials during the coronavirus pandemic . WHO Chief Information Security Officer Flavio Aggio said the identity of the hackers was unclear, but the effort was unsuccessful. Tech billionaires including Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg promised 18 million masks to fight COVID-19 . Panic buying means masks are in short supply even for hospital staff, so much so that the Center […]

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12 disruptive business and technology trends for 2020

New research from management consulting firm The Next Organisation has identified some of the most disruptive business and technology trends for 2020 and 2021. The following twelve trends will according to the researchers have a truly disruptive impact on economy, society, organisations and people. Conscious consumerism: from wealth to wellbeing Consumers start to understand that the current impact of human beings on the world needs to be changed. This means that people not only start to live healthier (nutrition), but also want to have more insights in the origin of food and goods towards a more sustainable planet. From […]

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Tech sector bands together to offer small businesses free software

Australian small and medium sized businesses are being offered free access to software to help them work remotely, with some of the world’s biggest technology companies banding together to do their bit in the COVID-19 war effort. Peak tech industry body the Australian Information Industry Association has created a new Australian Business Continuity online resource centre , which is aimed at helping small businesses, government departments, students, and other employees to remain connected and productive following office closures. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said working remotely is foreign to many businesses but is now essential. Joel […]

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Tech links those in isolation near and far

Social media and apps are helping people in self-isolation connect with neighbours and strangers. As communities worldwide shut down to combat the coronavirus outbreak, the tech industry is finding ways to bring people together while self-isolating. Social media has been criticised for spreading misinformation about coronavirus, but platforms old and new are connecting people across the world and across the road. Nextdoor is an app designed to bring neighbourhoods together and provide a way for people to post jobs, safety tips or event information within the community. It is now becoming a way for neighbours to check on each […]

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Big tech and coronavirus: How Google and Facebook could take on the pandemic

Both Google and Facebook are reported to be talking with governments about how to use the location data they collect from our phones to help track spread of coronavirus across the UK, US, and presumably other countries too. If you’ve never checked your privacy settings on Google or Facebook, then the chances are that both are gathering large amounts of surprisingly accurate data on your movements. Taken across a population, this information can paint an unprecedented picture of how people are gathering and moving, and therefore how the virus might be spreading. The work is in its early stages, […]

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Singapore science teacher ups her tech game to reach students at home

A local science teacher has joined others around the world harnessing technology to make sure her students don’t miss their chemistry lessons. Yishun Secondary School teacher Raquel Yoong shared yesterday her extensive efforts to transition her teaching into the post-outbreak reality: She is live-streaming lessons via YouTube, engaging students via Nearpod, giving assignments via an internal e-learning platform, and answering questions via WhatsApp Web. “YouTube live-streaming my lessons today a SUCCESS!!!” Yoong’s post read. “Had a total of 22 students across my 1T1, 3N3 and 3E3 classes who are on LOA/SHN/MC today, and I really really didn’t want them […]

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How the world’s richest tech bros are giving back (or not) during the coronavirus pandemic

The world’s wealthiest tech CEOs – In pictures 6 images Open gallery Everyone is handling self-quarantine differently. Britney Spears is offering up daily yoga moves to her followers, actress Gal Gadot set up a group sing-along of ‘Imagine’ with her plethora of celebrity pals (to mixed reviews) and Ellen DeGeneres looks like she’s run out of friends to call. But how are our nation’s tech bros getting through this? And more importantly, what are they doing to help? From big donations to clueless tweets, here’s how they’re weighing in on the global pandemic. Mark Zuckerberg (Getty Images for Breakthrough […]

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Tech sector & Government back Australian businesses during COVID-19

The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of a new website brought together by the technology sector to support Australian businesses with staff working remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Australian Business Continuity-by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and its technology partners-provides free practical tools to support the continuity of Australia’s small-tomedium businesses, including advice on how to best use teleworking services. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, said the new site offers clear and targeted information to support businesses using alternative work arrangements and new technologies during this period. ‘This is just another example […]

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