From the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to the Chernobyl nuclear accident 30 years ago, technology has repeatedly confounded its creators.
27 april 2016, 17:06When technology bites back
09 march 2016, 20:08Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning
20 february 2015, 16:27YouTube releasing Android app for kid-friendly viewing
06 january 2015, 11:50LG out to clean up with first-ever Twin clothes washer
02 december 2014, 12:28Coffee with Pepper? Robot sells espresso machines in Japan
29 november 2014, 11:32BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile
07 november 2014, 12:40New malware can infect iPhones via Mac computers
04 november 2014, 14:57Apple sold by Jobs from parents' garage up for auction
25 october 2014, 13:32Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover
21 october 2014, 11:46New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple
15 october 2014, 15:54New iPads aim to boost Apple in premium tablet market
15 october 2014, 11:50Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app
11 october 2014, 12:47Bose and Beats end beef over headphone patents
10 october 2014, 14:15Microsoft chief angers women over 'karma' pay comment
09 october 2014, 17:29HTC launches 'selfie' smartphone, new camera
09 october 2014, 17:10Apple plans iPad event on Oct. 16
05 october 2014, 14:50It's good to talk: app aims to spur voice renaissance
04 october 2014, 15:41Apple plans iPad event on Oct. 16: report
01 october 2014, 13:01Microsoft gives peek at coming Windows 10 software
30 september 2014, 13:54Apple software update protects Macs from 'Bash' bug
29 september 2014, 13:19Turkey's Erdogan dismisses new iPhone: 'Same as the last'
27 september 2014, 11:47Apple says Mac users mostly safe from 'Bash' bug
26 september 2014, 13:40Apple sorry for software glitch, defends new iPhones
25 september 2014, 11:57Complaints on 'bendy' iPhone, software bugs dog Apple
24 september 2014, 15:06Samsung launches Note 4 'phablet' ahead of schedule
24 september 2014, 14:44Microsoft TV plug-in gadget mirrors mobile screens
23 september 2014, 15:27Electronics giant Philips to split in historic move
23 september 2014, 11:38BlackBerry launching cheaper phone with bigger screen
23 september 2014, 11:30Apple set to shut down Beats music service: report
20 september 2014, 11:42Tim Cook puts personal touch on iPhone 6 launch
19 september 2014, 14:36Apple's new encryption to lock out government
19 september 2014, 11:12Samsung to release Note 4 'phablet' on October 17
18 september 2014, 16:51Apple iPhone lacks 'key' licence in China: report
16 september 2014, 10:33Google debuts $105 Android One smartphone in India
13 september 2014, 11:20Buyers bite big at larger Apple iPhones
11 september 2014, 13:25Apple Watch 'too feminine' says LVMH's head of luxury watches
10 september 2014, 15:56Apple charts new course with large iPhones, smartwatch
09 september 2014, 15:48Amid high expectations, Apple to unveil new devices
09 september 2014, 12:35Amazon launches 'Fire' smartphone in Germany, Britain
08 september 2014, 13:39Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence
06 september 2014, 13:22Apple seeks old magic with new products
04 september 2014, 15:08Chinese firm serves up 'smart chopsticks' for food-wary diners
03 september 2014, 14:25Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip
29 august 2014, 10:30Eyes on Apple for 'next big thing' on Sept. 9
28 august 2014, 13:50South Korea's Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches
28 august 2014, 12:13Apple to unveil 'iWatch' on September 9: report
23 august 2014, 13:23People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps
20 august 2014, 13:29Apple's freshly sliced shares climb
12 july 2014, 14:40Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media
30 june 2014, 10:12KazKom launches PayPass in Kazakhstan
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