Online investment firms are using algorithms to create diversified portfolios for clients. These “robo investors” are cheaper than financial planners and can create a tax-friendly strategy. The WSJ's Diana Jou finds out more.
Nature-Powered Gadgets for Outdoor Adventurers
Gadget makers are rolling out nature-powered products for tech-obsessed adventurers who want to stay connected even when they're off the grid. The WSJ's Diana Jou reviews three gadgets powered solely by water, fire and light.
What is WeChat?
Move over WhatsApp, look out Facebook. China's WeChat could become the world's most popular talk-and-text app. The WSJ's Diana Jou explains how the Chinese-made app combined different social networking functions to build it's 300 million user base.
Trending in Asia: Viral Volleyballer of Kazakhstan
In Trending in Asia, netizens are searching for the new 50 Shades of Grey trailer, China’s first case of bubonic plague and a Kazakh volleyballer who’s gone viral for her looks. WSJ’s Diana Jou talks to Google’s Joyce Hau about what's trending in search.
How a Low-Tech Firefighter's Helmet Can Save Lives
In June, 19 responders battling an Arizona blaze died in the U.S.'s deadliest firefighting incident since 9/11. A prototype vibrating helmet by London-based startup Knry aims to keep responders safer. The WSJ's Diana Jou reports.
60-Second Pitch: Local Farm-to-Table App
Open Data Hong Kong's hackathon helps coders and designers jumpstart their ideas for new smartphone apps. The WSJ's Diana Jou shares one pitch that could help people eat healthier while supporting local farmers.
Digital Tools to Find Family When Disaster Hits
When disaster strikes some of the most harrowing moments involve people frantically searching for loved ones. The WSJ's Diana Jou introduces us to Google's digital crisis tools that may help.
3D Printing: Imagination Is the Only Limit
Hack Yourself and See How Easy It Is
Verizon estimates that 76% of data breaches are caused by weak or stolen user names and passwords. The WSJ's Diana Jou shows us how easy it is to hack into someone else's online identity—by doing it herself.
A Cleaner City Scooter
Horace Luke, CEO of the Taipei startup Gogoro, reimagines the scooter for the modern city from the wheels up. Video: Diana Jou Photo: Joyu Wang
Manny Pacquiao Is Champ in His Hometown
Manny Pacquiao has inspired a new generation of pugilists in his Southern Philippines hometown. The Wall Street Journal visits General Santos to look at Pacquiao’s roots. PHOTO: DIANA JOU/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Story Behind the 'Tank Man' Photo
City Life Through a Photographer's Lens
His photographs of Hong Kong's huge apartment blocks transformed Michael Wolf from a photojournalist to an artist. With more than a dozen art books under his belt, Wolf talks about how SARS launched his career and his new book, 'Small Gods, Big City.'
Google's Schmidt on NSA, China and North Korea
The Business of Being Yao Ming (and His Advice to Jeremy Lin)
China's Rising Risks
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the Chinese financial system where debt has surged and cracks are beginning to show.
China's Banking System in Claymation
China's leaders are well aware that there's too much infrastructure spending and too little spending by consumers, and they're trying to "rebalance" the economy by easing interest rates and adding deposit insurance. The WSJ's Ken Brown explains China's financial system—with some help from claymation.
Illustrating China's Shadow Banking Problem
Perhaps the biggest wild card in the world economy right now is China. Will the world's second-biggest economy keep growing strongly, or will it suffer for all the money it's borrowed in the past five years? The WSJ's Ken Brown explains a major risk in China's financial system.