Tech/Gadgets

  • You may soon be able to comment on an exact minute of a YouTube video

    1 week ago

    You may soon be able to comment on an exact minute of a YouTube video

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 — What if you could read a comment related to a specific moment of the video you are watching? This is the new feature that YouTube wants to implement....

  • 'GTA' roleplay mode is attracting high-profile streamers and causing a stir on Twitch. But what exactly is it?

    1 week ago

    'GTA' roleplay mode is attracting high-profile streamers and causing a stir on Twitch. But what exactly is it?

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 — GTA V usually gives gamers a chance to cut loose as faithless and depraved villains, but now the video game’s role-play (RP) mode is offering a chance...

  • Cuban engineers’ dreams take flight with home-grown drones

    1 week ago

    Cuban engineers’ dreams take flight with home-grown drones

    SAN NICOLAS DE BARI (Cuba), May 3 — Disguised as a sparrowhawk, and convincingly mimicking its predatory cry, a drone made of wood, scrap metal and plastic disperses birds at a...

  • Five-year-old kids in Australia will soon have cybersecurity in their school curriculum

    1 week ago

    Five-year-old kids in Australia will soon have cybersecurity in their school curriculum

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Australia is currently undergoing a revision and review process for its schools’ national curriculum. The most recent draft includes a section...

  • Digi extends free 30GB internet per month to support B40

    2 weeks ago

    Digi extends free 30GB internet per month to support B40

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd strengthens its commitment to support the Bottom 40 (B40) community by extending its offer of free 30GB Productivity...

  • Group video calls to launch on Telegram in May

    2 weeks ago

    Group video calls to launch on Telegram in May

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 ­— In a fresh challenge to WhatsApp, Telegram is also about to launch group video calling. The communications app is to bring out the new feature in May,...

  • Opensignal: Digi beats Maxis for best download speed and video streaming experience

    2 weeks ago

    Opensignal: Digi beats Maxis for best download speed and video streaming experience

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — ­ If you’re looking for the best download speed and video streaming experience in Malaysia, Digi has emerged as the best telco on Opensignal’s...

  • Users can now mute video and audio when live on Instagram

    2 weeks ago

    Users can now mute video and audio when live on Instagram

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 ­— Instagram has launched two new functions in its application, letting users take a breather right in the middle of a Live broadcast. Whether muting the...

  • Mighty: Why pay for a web browser?

    2 weeks ago

    Mighty: Why pay for a web browser?

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 — American startup Mighty has introduced a new kind of web browser that’s hosted entirely in the cloud. The aim is to provide a high-performance tool...

  • Microsoft is working on a Windows 10 update to fix this annoying multi-monitor bug

    2 weeks ago

    Microsoft is working on a Windows 10 update to fix this annoying multi-monitor bug

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 ― Many of us — this writer included — regularly use multiple monitors on the same machine. It genuinely improves my workflow, and it’s one of the...

  • You will soon be able to teach Google Assistant to recognise complicated names

    2 weeks ago

    You will soon be able to teach Google Assistant to recognise complicated names

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 ― In order for users to be better understood by its intelligent assistant, Google will soon deploy a new feature allowing it to “learn” to recognise...

  • Consumer Electronics Show set to return in person in 2022

    2 weeks ago

    Consumer Electronics Show set to return in person in 2022

    LAS VEGAS, April 29 ― The Consumer Electronics Show will resume its in-person event in Las Vegas in January after the pandemic forced it to become virtual this year, organisers...

  • Pinterest now has 478 million users worldwide

    2 weeks ago

    Pinterest now has 478 million users worldwide

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 ― Pinterest continues to attract web users, with the platform now counting some 478 million monthly active users worldwide. Year-on-year, Pinterest has...

  • How to block tracking by apps (starting with Facebook) on your iPhone

    2 weeks ago

    How to block tracking by apps (starting with Facebook) on your iPhone

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 28 ― The latest iOS update introduces a very useful feature to help users prevent their activity from being tracked in order to combat the onslaught of...

  • Price rises in store for many Spotify subscription plans

    2 weeks ago

    Price rises in store for many Spotify subscription plans

    STOCKHOLM, April 28 ― Bad news for music fans with Spotify subscriptions. The Swedish music streaming giant has announced new price hikes for its subscription plans, both in...

  • How to stop your YouTube use from burning through your mobile plan

    2 weeks ago

    How to stop your YouTube use from burning through your mobile plan

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 28 ― When you have a mobile plan, the majority of your data consumption is usually spent watching streaming videos. YouTube will soon make it possible to...

  • iOS 14.5 out now, features app privacy controls and iPhone unlock via Apple Watch (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    iOS 14.5 out now, features app privacy controls and iPhone unlock via Apple Watch (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 ― Apple has begun rolling out its latest iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and watchOS 4.7 update which brings major features and privacy updates for iPhone, iPad and...

  • You may soon be able to earn money from Twitter

    2 weeks ago

    You may soon be able to earn money from Twitter

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 ― What if you could earn money from tweeting? The dream may soon become a reality for the many users of Twitter now that the social network is...

  • How much is your social media profile worth on the dark web?

    2 weeks ago

    How much is your social media profile worth on the dark web?

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 ― For years, Facebook and Instagram accounts have been items of interest to pirates surfing the dark web, but this black market is always evolving....

  • Facebook, Spotify team up to allow in-app music listening

    2 weeks ago

    Facebook, Spotify team up to allow in-app music listening

    NEW YORK, April 27 ― Facebook is expanding its partnership with Spotify to create a mechanism for listening to full songs within the social network, which recently has been...

  • Apple moving forward on app privacy, despite pushback

    2 weeks ago

    Apple moving forward on app privacy, despite pushback

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 — An update to the software powering some billion iPhones around the world kicks in tomorrow with an enhanced privacy feature critics fear will roil the...

  • Max Schrems, reluctant Austrian David to internet Goliaths

    3 weeks ago

    Max Schrems, reluctant Austrian David to internet Goliaths

    APRIL 25 — Austrian online privacy activist Max Schrems has taken on a new battle: taking Google to task for the “illegal” tracking code on its Android mobile phones. The...

  • Study: There are over half a billion more social network users around the world

    3 weeks ago

    Study: There are over half a billion more social network users around the world

    LOS ANGELES, April 23 — It’s an impressive figure. A study has demonstrated the exceptional growth of social media in the world: in one year, more than half a billion users...

  • Celcom free 1GB daily data offer remains until April 30, 2021

    3 weeks ago

    Celcom free 1GB daily data offer remains until April 30, 2021

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 ― Celcom has updated their website which now indicates that the free 1GB daily data offer is until April 30, 2021. We’ve been informed by Celcom that...

  • iOS 14.5 with major privacy updates and new features is rolling out next week

    3 weeks ago

    iOS 14.5 with major privacy updates and new features is rolling out next week

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — Apple is set to push its new iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 update next week to iPhone and iPad users worldwide. This was revealed during the announcement of...

  • Life's a meme: After the Apple keynote, Tim Cook becomes a meme on Twitter (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Life's a meme: After the Apple keynote, Tim Cook becomes a meme on Twitter (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 22 ― Twitter is once again witnessing a plethora of creativity in tech memes. This time, it's Tim Cook, the boss of Apple, who has inspired web users during...

  • Who, exactly, is Apple's new iPad Pro for again?

    3 weeks ago

    Who, exactly, is Apple's new iPad Pro for again?

    KUALA LUMPUR,  April 21 — It’s inevitable, really, whenever the latest (insert Apple product here) comes out I get asked if I’d recommend it. The new iPad Pro is great...

  • Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech, abuse

    3 weeks ago

    Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech, abuse

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 ― Facebook Inc's Instagram is rolling out a feature to prevent users from viewing possibly abusive messages by filtering offensive words, phrases and...

  • Purple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are coming soon to Malaysia (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Purple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are coming soon to Malaysia (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 ― During today’s event, Apple has announced a new Purple colour option for its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. The new shade of colour for spring is...

  • Apple M1-powered iMac 2021: Here’s the official Malaysian pricing (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Apple M1-powered iMac 2021: Here’s the official Malaysian pricing (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 ― Apart from the iPad Pro 2021, Apple has also unveiled its sleek iMac models for 2021. It features a 24″ 4.5K Retina display, runs on the latest...

  • Spotify is getting into the video game business (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Spotify is getting into the video game business (VIDEO)

    STOCKHOLM, April 21 ― The Swedish music streaming giant seems to be up for testing new avenues these days. After releasing its first accessory, Spotify now seems to be moving...

  • Apple packs iPad Pros with faster chips, slims iMacs and jumps into tracking tags

    3 weeks ago

    Apple packs iPad Pros with faster chips, slims iMacs and jumps into tracking tags

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 ― Apple Inc announced yesterday a range of new computers, a paid podcasting service and devices for finding lost items, signaling the continued expansion...

  • Roblox to develop improved parental controls as it struggles with sexually explicit content

    3 weeks ago

    Roblox to develop improved parental controls as it struggles with sexually explicit content

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― I actually had no idea that Roblox wasn’t its own game like Minecraft or Fortnite — it is actually its own gaming platform with 40 million games to...