Tech/Gadgets

  • Google unveils mid-tier Pixelbook Go laptop, wireless earbuds

    6 days ago

    Google unveils mid-tier Pixelbook Go laptop, wireless earbuds

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15 — Alphabet Inc’s Google today unveiled a new mid-tier laptop aimed at users on the go, the first of several big announcements expected at the company’s...

  • Fortnite launches ‘Chapter 2’ after Call of Duty challenge

    6 days ago

    Fortnite launches ‘Chapter 2’ after Call of Duty challenge

    NEW YORK, Oct 15 — Epic Games’ launched a “Chapter 2” reboot of its battle royale smash hit Fortnite today, drawing the eyeballs of hundreds of millions of gamers globally...

  • Where has ‘Fortnite’ gone? Game phenomenon goes dark after Season 10

    1 week ago

    Where has ‘Fortnite’ gone? Game phenomenon goes dark after Season 10

    NEW YORK, Oct 15 — Why players are waiting until today — or maybe even Thursday — to find out what happens next. The tenth season of last-person-standing game Fortnite drew...

  • Microsoft has released keyboards featuring keys dedicated to Office and emojis

    1 week ago

    Microsoft has released keyboards featuring keys dedicated to Office and emojis

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15 — Microsoft has created two new keyboards with keys dedicated to Office and emojis, merging work and play. Innovating in the PC peripheral sphere — let...

  • Apple to introduce its own 5G modem for iPhone by 2022

    1 week ago

    Apple to introduce its own 5G modem for iPhone by 2022

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — With 5G expected to be rolled out in more countries in 2020, Apple is said to be pushing for its own 5G modem on their iPhones by 2022. This comes after...

  • The high-tech start-up tackling online extremism

    1 week ago

    The high-tech start-up tackling online extremism

    LONDON, Oct 14 — Vidhya Ramalingam believes it’s always possible to change, even for people deeply involved in the murky online world of jihadist and far-right extremism. Her...

  • Oppo’s Limited Edition Reno Ace is a tribute to Gundam fans everywhere (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Oppo’s Limited Edition Reno Ace is a tribute to Gundam fans everywhere (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — Oppo’s latest flagship phone, the Reno Ace, is here. The Snapdragon 855+-powered smartphone features Oppo’s latest 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging...

  • You can pre-order the Asus ROG Phone II and get the ROG Kunai gamepad for free

    1 week ago

    You can pre-order the Asus ROG Phone II and get the ROG Kunai gamepad for free

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The Asus ROG Phone II is launching in Malaysia next week. To secure your unit early, Shopee is having an exclusive pre-order promo where you can get extra...

  • Facebook researchers use maths for better translations

    1 week ago

    Facebook researchers use maths for better translations

    PARIS, OCT 13 — Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way: numbers. Facebook...

  • 50 years after internet conception, dark side stirs fear

    1 week ago

    50 years after internet conception, dark side stirs fear

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13 — On October 29, 1969, professor Leonard Kleinrock and a team at the University of California at Los Angeles got a computer to “talk” to a machine in...

  • Redmi 8 with 5,000mAh battery arrives in Malaysia, priced from RM499

    1 week ago

    Redmi 8 with 5,000mAh battery arrives in Malaysia, priced from RM499

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 ― Xiaomi’s new affordable Redmi 8 has finally arrived in Malaysia. This is their latest entry-level smartphone battery that boasts a large...

  • Blizzard says China not a factor in eSports winner ban

    1 week ago

    Blizzard says China not a factor in eSports winner ban

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12 — Gaming company Blizzard Entertainment said yesterday China had nothing to do with its decision to punish an eSports champion who voiced support for Hong...

  • Google launches detailed voice guidance in Maps for those with visual impairments (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Google launches detailed voice guidance in Maps for those with visual impairments (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 — Google has begun rolling out a Maps feature that offers users more detailed voice navigation. To celebrate World Sight Day yesterday, Google opted to...

  • Apple Watch with LTE support is coming to Malaysia very soon

    1 week ago

    Apple Watch with LTE support is coming to Malaysia very soon

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 ― In case you didn’t know, the Apple Watch is also available with cellular support since the Apple Watch Series 3. It allows you to stay connected on...

  • OnePlus announces new 7T Pro McLaren Edition

    1 week ago

    OnePlus announces new 7T Pro McLaren Edition

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 ― Apart from the 7T Pro, OnePlus has also announced the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition. This is essentially the premium variant of the flagship device that...

  • Google removes Hong Kong protester role-playing app

    1 week ago

    Google removes Hong Kong protester role-playing app

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 ― Google yesterday removed from its online marketplace a mobile game that let people play as a Hong Kong protester, saying it violated a policy against...

  • Swap out the standard Google Assistant voice for Issa Rae's (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Swap out the standard Google Assistant voice for Issa Rae's (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 ― Yesterday, Google officially announced that actress Issa Rae's voice is now available for the Google Assistant. In May of 2018, Google promised that the...

  • Made by Google: What hardware to expect at next week's event

    1 week ago

    Made by Google: What hardware to expect at next week's event

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 ― Though there's little doubt that Google will be unveiling its significantly leaked Pixel 4 series, rumours and teasers have given us some insight as to...

  • Apple CEO Cook defends removal of police-tracking app used in Hong Kong

    1 week ago

    Apple CEO Cook defends removal of police-tracking app used in Hong Kong

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 ― Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook yesterday defended the iPhone maker's decision to remove from its app store a police-tracking app used by protesters...

  • Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

    1 week ago

    Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 ― Apple today removed a Hong Kong map application used by pro-democracy protesters, saying it endangered police, after China warned the US tech giant to...

  • 'One small nibble for man': 3D printer makes meat in space

    1 week ago

    'One small nibble for man': 3D printer makes meat in space

    MOSCOW, Oct 10 — The prospect of astronauts tucking into a roast dinner has grown slightly closer after a successful experiment used a 3D printer to create meat on the...

  • Li-ion batteries: Science 'directly into your hand'

    1 week ago

    Li-ion batteries: Science 'directly into your hand'

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 10 — They are omnipresent and essential to navigating modern life. Small, light, rechargeable: Lithium ion batteries have revolutionised our world in less than...

  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview that brings Android phone calls to PCs

    1 week ago

    Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview that brings Android phone calls to PCs

    NEW YORK, Oct 9 — To prepare for the launch of the latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft released yesterday a test version (Build 18999) of the updated operating system to...

  • China registers 10 million 5G subscribers, rollout happening end of this month

    1 week ago

    China registers 10 million 5G subscribers, rollout happening end of this month

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — China aims to be the leading country in 5G as they have pre-registered about 10 million users nationwide. The three major telcos — China Mobile, China...

  • Malaysia’s first 5G smartphone is launching next week

    1 week ago

    Malaysia’s first 5G smartphone is launching next week

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — We’ve seen a couple of flagship smartphones being launched in Malaysia recently but none of them comes with 5G support. The iPhone 11, Samsung...

  • Twitter says user data meant for security purposes may have been used for advertising

    1 week ago

    Twitter says user data meant for security purposes may have been used for advertising

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 — Twitter Inc said yesterday email addresses and phone numbers uploaded by users to meet its security requirements may have been ‘inadvertently’ used...

  • PlayStation 5 confirmed for November 2020

    1 week ago

    PlayStation 5 confirmed for November 2020

    NEW YORK, Oct 9 — Sony executive Jim Ryan has announced a Holiday 2020 release window for the PlayStation 5, with system architect Mark Cerny outlining the advantages of...

  • Facebook plugs booming business version into Portal

    1 week ago

    Facebook plugs booming business version into Portal

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 — Facebook said yesterday its Portal smart screens would be incorporated in its Workplace social network for businesses, which has grown to more than three...

  • Facebook extends fact-checking programme to 10 new African states

    1 week ago

    Facebook extends fact-checking programme to 10 new African states

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 — Facebook yesterday announced the expansion of its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 new African countries in partnership with Agence France-Presse...

  • Instagram removes Following tab in move toward app simplicity

    1 week ago

    Instagram removes Following tab in move toward app simplicity

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 ­— Instagram has confirmed the removal of the Following tab, thus taking away users’ ability to view the activity of other accounts. On Monday, Instagram...

  • Amazon announces first heavy-duty kid-friendly Kindle

    1 week ago

    Amazon announces first heavy-duty kid-friendly Kindle

    NEW YORK, Oct 9 — In just a few weeks, Amazon will be releasing a kid-friendly Kindle e-reader complete with vocabulary building tools and a durable cover. Taking its place at...

  • Catalina: The biggest changes coming to Macs with the operating system update

    1 week ago

    Catalina: The biggest changes coming to Macs with the operating system update

    NEW YORK, Oct 8 — On Sunday, macOS Catalina officially became available for download after being first previewed back in June. Over the weekend, Apple released its latest...

  • Instagram testing group story feature despite Facebook ditching it

    2 weeks ago

    Instagram testing group story feature despite Facebook ditching it

    NEW YORK, Oct 8 ― Over the weekend, reverse software engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered by looking through Instagram’s code that a group stories feature could soon be...