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Taiwan Acer's 2009 profit down 3.54 percent

Taiwan's Acer Inc, the world's second biggest computer vendor by revenues, said Wednesday that its profit for 2009 edged down just 3.54 percent from a year ago despite the global economic meltdown.

Designing a cleaner future

A slum on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, received major media attention in 2010 and 2011 when the outside world realized where computers go to die. In an area called Agbogbloshie, impoverished residents were burning broken ...

Two new tablets unveiled ahead of top Asia IT fair

Two electronic firms unveiled new tablet computers in Taipei Monday, on the eve of Asia's biggest IT trade fair, as they try to get a slice of a lucrative market dominated by Apple's iPad.

Second Taiwan-born panda cub makes media debut

A second Taiwan-born giant panda made her media debut on Monday, clambering over a wooden climbing frame and playing with sawdust to the sound of clicking cameras.

Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devices

Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

Mind-controlled games on show at Asia's biggest IT fair

Finger fatigue after hours of video gaming may become a thing of the past, as firms unveil headsets that measures users' brainwaves and allow them to interact with apps installed in computers.

Taiwan's 'forest bus' charms passengers

With moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the "forest bus" offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan's capital.

More than 800 arrested in fraud blitz: Taiwan

Taiwan police said Wednesday that a record 827 suspected fraudsters, including nearly 500 Chinese and over 300 Taiwanese nationals, have been arrested in an international crackdown on the crime.

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