Tech/Gadgets

  • Lone gamers a dying breed as community play thrives

    5 days ago

    Lone gamers a dying breed as community play thrives

    LOS ANGELES, June 12 — The lone gamer appeared to be a dying breed yesterday at a premier industry event as play took to the cloud where contenders join forces or face off as...

  • Trump-bashing gets physical at China tech show

    5 days ago

    Trump-bashing gets physical at China tech show

    SHANGHAI, June 12 — It might be the most low-tech item at a Shanghai consumer electronics fair, but a bash-able Donald Trump is eliciting perhaps the most physical reaction from...

  • No special treatment: Fake video of Zuckerberg stays on Instagram

    5 days ago

    No special treatment: Fake video of Zuckerberg stays on Instagram

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 — Instagram will refrain from taking down an ultra realistic “deepfake video” posted yesterday of Facebook’s CEO bragging about controlling billions...

  • Xiaomi Mi Band 4 offers a colour Amoled display, voice command and NFC payment support

    5 days ago

    Xiaomi Mi Band 4 offers a colour Amoled display, voice command and NFC payment support

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Xiaomi has finally announced its new Mi Band 4 and it adds more capabilities to your wrist. The most visible upgrade is its larger 0.95″...

  • Barack and Michelle Obama to produce podcasts exclusively for Spotify

    5 days ago

    Barack and Michelle Obama to produce podcasts exclusively for Spotify

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Former US President Barack Obama together with his wife, Michelle Obama will be producing podcasts available exclusively on Spotify. The podcasts...

  • Survey: 86pc of internet users admit being duped by fake news

    6 days ago

    Survey: 86pc of internet users admit being duped by fake news

    OTTAWA, June 12 — Eighty-six per cent of internet users have been duped by fake news — most of it spread on Facebook — according to a global survey published yesterday....

  • Red Magic 3: This insane gaming smartphone with a cooling fan can be yours for RM2,199

    6 days ago

    Red Magic 3: This insane gaming smartphone with a cooling fan can be yours for RM2,199

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia is releasing its latest Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone in Malaysia very soon. This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill flagship...

  • Mozilla to offer premium services to Firefox users via paid subscriptions

    6 days ago

    Mozilla to offer premium services to Firefox users via paid subscriptions

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 — In an interview with German magazine t3n, Mozilla’s CEO revealed the company’s plans to offer premium features like VPN service and cloud storage to...

  • Gmail’s ‘dynamic email’ rolls out to everyone July 2

    6 days ago

    Gmail’s ‘dynamic email’ rolls out to everyone July 2

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 — Gmail’s ‘dynamic email’ system, which has been available in beta since March, will roll out to the public on all domains July 2. In just a few...

  • You can buy the Xiaomi Mi 9T in Malaysia before the global launch event

    6 days ago

    You can buy the Xiaomi Mi 9T in Malaysia before the global launch event

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The Xiaomi Mi 9T global launch is taking place tomorrow but if you can’t wait, you can already purchase a unit in Malaysia via retailer Mobile2Go. They...

  • Did Apple accidentally reveal the Mac Pro release month on its website? (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    Did Apple accidentally reveal the Mac Pro release month on its website? (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 — Yesterday, 9to5Mac was the first to report that “Coming September” was temporarily published on Apple’s Mac Pro homepage, an error that was...

  • Huawei wants Android developers to put their apps on AppGallery

    6 days ago

    Huawei wants Android developers to put their apps on AppGallery

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Following news that Google is arguing that the US government’s ban on Huawei devices may ironically lead to a threat to US national security, the folks...

  • You can get the OnePlus 7 in Malaysia from RM2,199

    6 days ago

    You can get the OnePlus 7 in Malaysia from RM2,199

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The OnePlus 7 Pro was recently launched in Malaysia with a starting price of RM2,999. If you prefer something smaller without the hefty price tag, you...

  • Samsung introduces its affordable Galaxy fitness bands, priced from RM139

    6 days ago

    Samsung introduces its affordable Galaxy fitness bands, priced from RM139

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The Galaxy Fit is officially priced at RM369 and it comes with a 0.95″ full colour AMOLED display that pushes a resolution of 120×240 pixels....

  • This is the most affordable triple-camera smartphone in Malaysia

    6 days ago

    This is the most affordable triple-camera smartphone in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Wiko Malaysia has just introduced its latest View 3 series and it is currently the most affordable budget smartphone in the market to offer a...

  • E3 2019: Here are Xbox’s biggest trailers (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    E3 2019: Here are Xbox’s biggest trailers (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, June 10 ­— Absorb eight of the biggest trailers from Xbox’s E3 2019 Media Briefing, from the family-friendly Minecraft Dungeons, Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed...

  • E3 2019: EA’s big six trailers — ‘Star Wars Jedi,’ ‘Fifa 20,’ ‘The Sims 4,’ and more (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    E3 2019: EA’s big six trailers — ‘Star Wars Jedi,’ ‘Fifa 20,’ ‘The Sims 4,’ and more (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, June 11 — Electronic Arts (EA) showcased a handful of games at its pre-E3 2019 show, presenting a gameplay trailer for action adventure Star Wars Jedi: Fallen...

  • E3 2019: Bethesda embraces action in ‘Doom Eternal,’ ‘Wolfenstein: Youngblood,’ and more

    1 week ago

    E3 2019: Bethesda embraces action in ‘Doom Eternal,’ ‘Wolfenstein: Youngblood,’ and more

     LOS ANGELES, June 11 — Bethesda’s studios have been hurling themselves into full-blooded action with trailers for November’s Doom Eternal, July’s Wolfenstein:...

  • E3 2019: Devolver focuses on five offbeat games (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    E3 2019: Devolver focuses on five offbeat games (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, June 11 — It started out quite silly with obstacle course challenge Fall Guys but veered into screaming horror through Carrion; the indie label with a reputation...

  • Google Maps could alert passengers when their taxi goes off route

    1 week ago

    Google Maps could alert passengers when their taxi goes off route

    NEW YORK, June 10 — According to a media report, Google Maps is testing a new feature that would send users an alert if their taxi strays 500 meters off route. XDA...

  • Google believes cutting off Huawei from Android could pose a real threat to US security

    1 week ago

    Google believes cutting off Huawei from Android could pose a real threat to US security

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Google has reportedly told the Trump administration that cutting Huawei from Android could potentially threaten US national security....

  • Google Stadia vs Apple Arcade: To download or to stream?

    1 week ago

    Google Stadia vs Apple Arcade: To download or to stream?

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Google Stadia announced during its recent Stadia Connect live stream that the Stadia will be launched in November, with pre-orders for...

  • Huawei Malaysia offers smartphone battery replacements for only RM99

    1 week ago

    Huawei Malaysia offers smartphone battery replacements for only RM99

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Are you having battery issues with your current Huawei smartphone? Huawei Malaysia has kicked off a new RM99 battery replacement campaign...

  • Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console

    1 week ago

    Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console

    LOS ANGELES, June 10 — Microsoft yesterday gave the world a first glimpse of a powerful next-generation Xbox gaming console that it aims to release late next year. Xbox head...

  • China to set up system to safeguard technology security

    1 week ago

    China to set up system to safeguard technology security

    BEIJING, June 8 — China plans to establish a system to ensure “national security” in technology, state media reported today amid an expanding trade war with the United...

  • Report: Samsung Galaxy Fold may get July release

    1 week ago

    Report: Samsung Galaxy Fold may get July release

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been delayed indefinitely and now it appears that the foldable device might make its return as early as next month. According...

  • The games of Google Stadia: ‘Destiny 2,’ ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘Final Fantasy XV’

    1 week ago

    The games of Google Stadia: ‘Destiny 2,’ ‘Ghost Recon,’ ‘Final Fantasy XV’

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 — The Destiny 2 collection is to spearhead Google Stadia upon its November 2019 launch. Destiny 2 was Stadia’s big reveal, a prestige sci-fi shooter now...

  • Phones compatible with Google’s new cloud gaming service Stadia

    1 week ago

    Phones compatible with Google’s new cloud gaming service Stadia

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 — Google’s cloud gaming service Stadia is launching in November, but the internet and ad giant’s intention is to roll it out slowly, and a Pixel 3 and...

  • Google diversifies Search results by showing only two listings from single site per search

    1 week ago

    Google diversifies Search results by showing only two listings from single site per search

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 — Google outlined that the top results produced by a search will soon only display two listings from a single website, a change implemented to increase...

  • E3 2019: How to watch the Xbox’s media briefing and what to expect

    1 week ago

    E3 2019: How to watch the Xbox’s media briefing and what to expect

    LOS ANGELES, June 8 — Microsoft’s Xbox is expected to make the most of an Electronic Entertainment Expo at which traditional rival PlayStation is a no-show. An E3 2019 Media...

  • Video games battle for the cloud as industry girds for change

    1 week ago

    Video games battle for the cloud as industry girds for change

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 — The knock-down, drag-out battle in the video game world heads to the cloud as the premier industry event looks to adapt to a consumer shift to streaming...

  • Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

    1 week ago

    Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 — Facebook said yesterday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech...

  • New iOS 13 kills off 3D Touch features on your iPhone

    1 week ago

    New iOS 13 kills off 3D Touch features on your iPhone

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 ― Apple’s latest iOS 13 brings a host of new features which makes your iPhone more productive and efficient than before. Unfortunately, it...