Tech/Gadgets

  • Apple Card holders can skip their April payments, too

    5 days ago

    Apple Card holders can skip their April payments, too

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 — Last month, Apple launched an assistance programme that allowed Apple Card holders to skip their March payment without accruing interest; the company...

  • Warning: Your Windows credentials on Zoom are vulnerable to attackers

    5 days ago

    Warning: Your Windows credentials on Zoom are vulnerable to attackers

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — As organisations around the world revert to remote working setups, video conferencing app Zoom has certainly seen a rise in popularity. But this...

  • Popular S. Korean portal suspends trending topics to avoid manipulation

    5 days ago

    Popular S. Korean portal suspends trending topics to avoid manipulation

    SEOUL, April 2 — South Korea’s biggest internet portal suspended its real-time “trending topics” feature today ahead of a general election this month, after controversy...

  • Fitbit Charge 4 adds GPS and more features but retains the same old look (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    Fitbit Charge 4 adds GPS and more features but retains the same old look (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The latest to come out of the Fitbit family, the Fitbit Charge 4 has more features than ever, packed into the popular fitness band. However, it...

  • Spotify Kids launches in the US, Canada and France to keep children busy during lockdown (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    Spotify Kids launches in the US, Canada and France to keep children busy during lockdown (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 — A few months after the launch of a beta version, Spotify has officially rolled out its children’s application, which is accessible to Spotify Family...

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns

    6 days ago

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 — Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security...

  • 'Fortnite' umbrella floats 'Kingsman' movies tribute (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    'Fortnite' umbrella floats 'Kingsman' movies tribute (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 — In a game known for its film tie-ins, a bullet-deflecting umbrella gives players a last-chance reprise ahead of 2020’s Kingsman movie prequel. Rolled...

  • Sci-fi game ‘Destiny 2’ surprises with ridiculous exercise mixtape (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    Sci-fi game ‘Destiny 2’ surprises with ridiculous exercise mixtape (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 — Sprinkled with enthusiastic exhortations, armour-clad space warrior Lord Shaxx presents a compact, hard-hitting eight-minute workout mix. The supportive...

  • Huawei to launch P40 and MatePad Pro Malaysian today

    6 days ago

    Huawei to launch P40 and MatePad Pro Malaysian today

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — This is it, the latest Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will be announced in Malaysia on the 2nd April 2020. On top of that, Huawei Malaysia will also...

  • Merkel will recommend tracking apps if tests successful

    6 days ago

    Merkel will recommend tracking apps if tests successful

    BERLIN, April 1 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that if tracking apps aimed at helping rein in coronavirus showed signs of being successful, she would...

  • Working From Home: Is Zoom safe to use for video conference calls?

    6 days ago

    Working From Home: Is Zoom safe to use for video conference calls?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 — The Covid-19  pandemic, along with resulting restriction measures, have led to a significant spike in popularity for many remote working tools....

  • AKG N400: The Galaxy Buds+ with ANC you’ve been looking for?

    6 days ago

    AKG N400: The Galaxy Buds+ with ANC you’ve been looking for?

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Remember how everyone was pissed off at the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ didn’t have active noise cancellation (ANC)? No? That was just...

  • Maxis offers additional 1GB data free every day throughout MCO period

    6 days ago

    Maxis offers additional 1GB data free every day throughout MCO period

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 ― Maxis Bhd is offering 1GB of free mobile data every day for all its postpaid, business postpaid, hotlink prepaid and hotlink postpaid customers, starting...

  • Telcos must ensure high-quality service for free data during MCO

    1 week ago

    Telcos must ensure high-quality service for free data during MCO

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 ― Starting from today, 1st April, Malaysians can enjoy free 1GB data every day from their respective telcos until the movement control order...

  • The sound of coronavirus: Israeli apps helping contain pandemic

    1 week ago

    The sound of coronavirus: Israeli apps helping contain pandemic

    JERUSALEM, April 1 ― One app tells you if you've been in the vicinity of a coronavirus carrier and another aims to assess whether you have Covid-19 based on the sound of your...

  • Zoom under scrutiny in US over privacy, porn hacks

    1 week ago

    Zoom under scrutiny in US over privacy, porn hacks

    NEW YORK, April 1 ― Video conferencing app Zoom, which has seen its popularity skyrocket in the coronavirus pandemic, is in hot water after users complained to the FBI of being...

  • Gamescom 2020 preparing for expanded digital presence

    1 week ago

    Gamescom 2020 preparing for expanded digital presence

    COLOGNE, April 1 ― Whether August's massive video game expo Gamescom goes ahead inside Cologne's convention centre or not, the event's digital track will be “significantly...

  • Facebook feature lets people reach out for help in pandemic

    1 week ago

    Facebook feature lets people reach out for help in pandemic

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 1 ― Facebook yesterday activated a feature allowing people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to reach out for help from their community. The Community...

  • 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' remaster goes live for PlayStation (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' remaster goes live for PlayStation (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 1 ― After going live in Germany a day early, a remastered edition of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 campaign is available through Call of Duty: Modern...

  • MCO: Digi offers free 1GB data daily to all users, extra perks for businesses

    1 week ago

    MCO: Digi offers free 1GB data daily to all users, extra perks for businesses

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — As Malaysia enters the second phase of the Movement Control Order, Digi has updated its initiatives with more data and perks for its customers. As...

  • Spotify says isolation ups interest in 'chill' music

    1 week ago

    Spotify says isolation ups interest in 'chill' music

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 — People spending more time cooped up in their homes to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have changed their daily soundtracks, with many opting for...

  • Nextdoor, the network for neighbours, grows in age of social distancing

    1 week ago

    Nextdoor, the network for neighbours, grows in age of social distancing

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 — There are offers to pick up groceries or medicine for neighbours, to share supplies, or walk people's dogs — and even intel on where to find scarce...

  • Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

    1 week ago

    Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

    WASHINGTON, March 29 — Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic — but some activists fear this could mean...

  • Why the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

    1 week ago

    Why the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

    NEW YORK, March 29 — The biggest reputational risk Facebook and other social media companies had expected in 2020 was fake news surrounding the US presidential election. Be it...

  • UK broadband providers lift data caps during Covid-19 crisis

    1 week ago

    UK broadband providers lift data caps during Covid-19 crisis

    LONDON, March 29 — Britain's big telecoms providers have agreed to remove all data caps on fixed-line broadband services that have become a lifeline for people isolated at home...

  • Stop sending memes, Russians telecoms firm pleads

    1 week ago

    Stop sending memes, Russians telecoms firm pleads

    MOSCOW, March 28 — Russia’s biggest telecoms provider on Friday pleaded with clients to stop sending coronavirus memes and viral videos, as networks began to overload as a...

  • Tech volunteers use 3D printers to make crucial virus masks

    1 week ago

    Tech volunteers use 3D printers to make crucial virus masks

    EDINBURGH, March 28 — 3D printer owners across Britain have answered the call of health leaders by teaming up to produce thousands of face visors to protect medical workers from...

  • TM puts in place initiatives to support Prihatin

    1 week ago

    TM puts in place initiatives to support Prihatin

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — Telekom Malaysia Bhd has put in place various initiatives in support of Pakej Rangsangan Ekonomi Prihatin Rakyat 2020 (Prihatin) and the nation — for...

  • Amid Covid-19 outbreak, Apple offers 90-day free trials of professional creative services

    1 week ago

    Amid Covid-19 outbreak, Apple offers 90-day free trials of professional creative services

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 ― Amid the global pandemic which is proving to be financially debilitating for many as companies lay off their employees in an effort to stay afloat,...

  • Google offers US$800m to pandemic-impacted businesses, health agencies

    1 week ago

    Google offers US$800m to pandemic-impacted businesses, health agencies

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 ― Google yesterday pledged US$800 million (RM3.46 billion) worth of support in response to the coronavirus pandemic for health organisations, researchers...

  • MCMC: Four telcos to offer free 1GB data daily starting April 1

    1 week ago

    MCMC: Four telcos to offer free 1GB data daily starting April 1

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has revealed that the telecommunications players have collectively offered a total of RM1 billion...

  • Online learning rockets in coronavirus pandemic, says Pearson

    1 week ago

    Online learning rockets in coronavirus pandemic, says Pearson

    LONDON, March 27 — Britain's Pearson has seen an “explosion” in demand for online learning, with traffic across its platforms quadrupling as millions of children start to...

  • Qualcomm's latest chips could bring slew of noise-cancelling earbuds into the world

    1 week ago

    Qualcomm's latest chips could bring slew of noise-cancelling earbuds into the world

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 — Qualcomm's new truly wireless earbud chips could bring active noise-canceling technology to the segment as standard. While noise-cancelling technology...