Tech/Gadgets

  • Facebook lets friends watch shows together while apart

    1 week ago

    Facebook lets friends watch shows together while apart

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15 — Coronavirus lockdowns have led to a sharp increase in virtual watch parties as a way to get together with friends, and Facebook is getting in on the...

  • Apple out to reignite growth with line updates

    1 week ago

    Apple out to reignite growth with line updates

    LOS ANGELES,Sept 14 — Apple is expected to spotlight its smartwatch, iPad, and subscription services tomorrow as it strives to reignite growth with a must-have holiday line-up....

  • The XXL screen that will change corporate video conferencing

    1 week ago

    The XXL screen that will change corporate video conferencing

    SEPT 13 — Here is some news that is set to rock the world of corporate video conferencing. A French start-up has developed a tool that allows you to meet colleagues for...

  • Facebook goes back to campus, or how the social network can help today’s students

    1 week ago

    Facebook goes back to campus, or how the social network can help today’s students

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12 — Facebook has introduced Campus, a brand new platform for students. Inaugurated in about 30 American universities, it allows them to meet online for work...

  • World's most powerful camera to take 3,200 megapixel images of night sky

    1 week ago

    World's most powerful camera to take 3,200 megapixel images of night sky

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 11 ― For the first time ever, test photographs with a resolution of 3.2 gigapixels have been taken using a giant focal plane equipped with 189 sensors at the...

  • 'Animal Crossing,' 'Call of Duty,' 'Fifa’ ― Which video game gets your blood boiling most?

    1 week ago

    'Animal Crossing,' 'Call of Duty,' 'Fifa’ ― Which video game gets your blood boiling most?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 ― According to a recent UK survey, players of first-person shooter games like Battlefield and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tend to get angrier than...

  • Twitter may remove unverified election result claims

    1 week ago

    Twitter may remove unverified election result claims

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 ― Twitter said yesterday it may remove unverified postings claiming electoral victory as part of a stepped-up effort to protect democracy, less than two...

  • Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i & Yoga Duet 7i Malaysia: Everything you need to know

    1 week ago

    Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i & Yoga Duet 7i Malaysia: Everything you need to know

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 10 — Lenovo's Yoga series has been one of the more interesting ranges in the laptop market in recent times. The company has now announced two new...

  • Microsoft's new Xbox Series X set for November launch, from US$499

    2 weeks ago

    Microsoft's new Xbox Series X set for November launch, from US$499

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 9 — Microsoft said today its next-generation Xbox game console will launch on November 10, with an estimated starting price of US$499 (RM2,080). The new XBox...

  • Will Facebook Watch eventually rival YouTube in video streaming?

    2 weeks ago

    Will Facebook Watch eventually rival YouTube in video streaming?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 9 — They say that “all things come to those who wait,” and this adage takes on a particular meaning when it comes to Facebook Watch. Launched in late...

  • Covid robocop: The droid that reminds you to wear your mask

    2 weeks ago

    Covid robocop: The droid that reminds you to wear your mask

    PARIS, Sept 9 — Engineers have developed a robot that can detect whether people are wearing a mask to guard against Covid-19 and, if not, politely remind them to put one on. The...

  • First 5G iPhone expected at Apple online event Sept 15

    2 weeks ago

    First 5G iPhone expected at Apple online event Sept 15

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 9 — Apple yesterday fired off invitations to a September 15 online event expected to star the first iPhone tailored for superfast 5G telecom networks. The...

  • Microsoft says small Xbox S game console on the way

    2 weeks ago

    Microsoft says small Xbox S game console on the way

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 9 — Microsoft yesterday confirmed that it will launch a small Xbox S game console priced at US$299 (RM1,250) in November. The US technology firm posted a...

  • Samsung unveils new lifestyle TVs

    2 weeks ago

    Samsung unveils new lifestyle TVs

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 8 — Samsung Electronics today showcased its Lifestyle TVs consisting of The Sero, The Serif, and The Frame to enhance Malaysian homes with their distinctive...

  • Philips TAT2205 and TAT3255 TWS earbuds offer up to 24 hours of playback, priced from RM399

    2 weeks ago

    Philips TAT2205 and TAT3255 TWS earbuds offer up to 24 hours of playback, priced from RM399

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 8 — Philips has introduced two new true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds: the TAT2205 and TAT3255. The two compact and lightweight in-ear earbuds were announced...

  • New laser projector brings high-def quality to small spaces

    2 weeks ago

    New laser projector brings high-def quality to small spaces

    SEOUL, Sept 8 — The ultra short-throw laser projector unveiled by Samsung last week delivers 4K quality picture at very close range. Embarking the same features as connected...

  • U Mobile launches “Fast Forward with U Mobile 5G” live trial

    2 weeks ago

    U Mobile launches “Fast Forward with U Mobile 5G” live trial

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — U Mobile has launched the “Fast Forward with U Mobile 5G” live trial at Berjaya Times Square, enabling customers to experience 5G network first-hand...

  • Could your Apple Watch tell you if you’ve got Covid-19?

    2 weeks ago

    Could your Apple Watch tell you if you’ve got Covid-19?

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 7 — Co-founder and chief data scientist at the California-based tech startup Evidation Health Luca Foschini says that Apple Watches and other wearable...

  • Super Mario themed furniture will soon be added to 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Super Mario themed furniture will soon be added to 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 7 — In case you haven’t seen it, Nintendo posted a surprise Direct episode on YouTube showcasing their new Super Mario themed releases. They’ve also tied...

  • Parking, bike share, taxis: Will we soon be able to pay for everything in Google Maps?

    2 weeks ago

    Parking, bike share, taxis: Will we soon be able to pay for everything in Google Maps?

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 4 — Google Maps is integrating more and more services into its platform, from bike sharing to street parking and car battery charging. While most of these...

  • Apple’s new ad shows what happens when you use a phone that’s not secure (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Apple’s new ad shows what happens when you use a phone that’s not secure (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — Apple wants you to know that it is taking privacy very seriously and they have released a video ad to highlight the dangers of using a device...

  • Top 10 countries with the fastest broadband speeds

    2 weeks ago

    Top 10 countries with the fastest broadband speeds

    NEW YORK, Sept 4 — At a time when a massive shift to working from home has highlighted the critical importance of fast internet connections, the services broker Cable has...

  • Study: Tracing apps may stem Covid-19 spread even when only a few use them

    2 weeks ago

    Study: Tracing apps may stem Covid-19 spread even when only a few use them

    OXFORD, Sept 4 — Contact tracing apps can sharply reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus even when only a few people use them, a study published yesterday by researchers at...

  • Facebook to ban new political ads on cusp of US election

    2 weeks ago

    Facebook to ban new political ads on cusp of US election

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4 — Facebook said yesterday it will ban new political advertising the week before the US election, one of its most sweeping moves yet against disinformation...

  • Apple delays change likely to stymie mobile ad targeting

    2 weeks ago

    Apple delays change likely to stymie mobile ad targeting

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4 — Apple said yesterday it would give developers until next year to comply with a software change expected to stymie targeted advertising in iPhone and iPad...

  • Celcom CEO: Focus on improving 4G now, commercial 5G rollout in 2H 2021

    2 weeks ago

    Celcom CEO: Focus on improving 4G now, commercial 5G rollout in 2H 2021

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Celcom Axiata CEO Mohamad Idham Nawawi has told The Edge Markets that now is not the right time to commercialise 5G in Malaysia. He said this is...

  • Google, Apple to install contact tracing directly on smartphones

    2 weeks ago

    Google, Apple to install contact tracing directly on smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 3 — Apple and Google plan to directly integrate contact-tracing software into smartphones as they aim to broaden a jointly developed initiative to combat the...

  • Microsoft unveils 'deepfake' detector ahead of US vote

    3 weeks ago

    Microsoft unveils 'deepfake' detector ahead of US vote

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 3 — Microsoft has unveiled software that can help spot “deepfake” photos or videos, adding to the list of programmes designed to fight the hard-to-detect...

  • Educated yet amoral: AI capable of writing books sparks awe

    3 weeks ago

    Educated yet amoral: AI capable of writing books sparks awe

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 3 — An artificial intelligence (AI) technology made by a firm co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk has won praise for its ability to generate coherent...

  • iOS 13.7 enables Covid-19 exposure notification without an app required

    3 weeks ago

    iOS 13.7 enables Covid-19 exposure notification without an app required

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 — Apple has pushed out iOS 13.7, an update that adds support for a Covid-19 exposure notification system called Exposure Notification. The system was...

  • You can now buy the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra in Malaysia

    3 weeks ago

    You can now buy the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 — The Mi 10 Ultra is the latest Xiaomi flagship smartphone that boasts a 120Hz display, 120x Ultra zoom and an insane 120W fast charging. If you want to buy...

  • Will you still be able to play ‘Pokemon Go’ on your smartphone in October?

    3 weeks ago

    Will you still be able to play ‘Pokemon Go’ on your smartphone in October?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1 — If you have an iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, be prepared to switch phones if you’re still planning to play Pokemon Go. The mobile video game will have an...

  • Amazon gets US approval to fly delivery drones

    3 weeks ago

    Amazon gets US approval to fly delivery drones

    SEATTLE, Sept 1 — Amazon yesterday said a freshly-issued Federal Aviation Administration certificate has cleared the launch pad for drone deliveries in the US. The Seattle-based...