Apple, Google, Amazon want common standard for smart home devices

WASHINGTON: Amazon, Apple and Google announced plans Wednesday to develop a common technology standard for smart home products, in a move aimed at enabling more connected devices to speak to each other. The move aims to bring together the variety of standards for devices operating on digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s […]

Deadly pig virus that’s wiped out Asian herds killing Indonesian hogs

JAKARTA: The deadly African swine fever sweeping across Asia has spread to Indonesia, reaching a region with more than a million pigs. Almost 400 backyard farms in Sumatera Utara – a province home to 1.2 million hogs – have been struck by the virus since September, leading to 28,000 pig deaths, the Rome-based World Organisation […]