Tech/Gadgets

  • PlayStation to skip E3 2020, Xbox remains involved

    1 week ago

    PlayStation to skip E3 2020, Xbox remains involved

    TOKYO, Jan 15 — With the PlayStation 5 launching later in 2020, Sony’s console brand will “participate in hundreds of consumer events across the globe”, just not the...

  • Windows 10 leads PC industry to historic year in sales

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    Windows 10 leads PC industry to historic year in sales

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15 — According to the market research firms Gartner and IDC, 2019 marked the first year since 2011 that the PC market grew consistently for an entire year....

  • Google says it will phase out web-tracking ‘cookies’

    1 week ago

    Google says it will phase out web-tracking ‘cookies’

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15 — Google yesterday said is making progress in its quest to vanquish third-party “cookies” on its popular browser used to track people’s online...

  • Tinder, Grindr accused of illegally sharing user data

    1 week ago

    Tinder, Grindr accused of illegally sharing user data

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15 — Popular dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are sharing the personal data of their users to third parties in breach of EU regulations, a Norwegian...

  • Chrome OS to soon support Android-inspired gesture controls

    1 week ago

    Chrome OS to soon support Android-inspired gesture controls

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15 — Over the weekend, Android Police reported that Chrome OS 80, a version of the operating system currently in beta, will support a...

  • Battle Royale and Auto Chess fused in ‘Might & Magic: Chess Royale’

    1 week ago

    Battle Royale and Auto Chess fused in ‘Might & Magic: Chess Royale’

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15 ­— Two of the biggest new video game genres are being merged in Might and Magic: Chess Royale, which pairs 100-player eliminations with chessboard-style...

  • TM is launching its Unifi 4K Android TV box soon

    1 week ago

    TM is launching its Unifi 4K Android TV box soon

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — It looks like TM is introducing a new set-top-box for its Unifi TV platform. The broadband provider has started teasing the new box that’s going to be...

  • Would you pay RM799 to charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time?

    1 week ago

    Would you pay RM799 to charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time?

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 14 — If you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch, Belkin has just announced a range of new accessories that cater towards both products...

  • TM and Huawei to trial 5G network sharing with other telcos

    1 week ago

    TM and Huawei to trial 5G network sharing with other telcos

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 ― TM and Huawei have announced a collaboration to kickstart interoperability tests on a 5G Standalone (SA) network. The interoperability tests will be...

  • ‘LOL!’: China’s informal, confrontational Twitter diplomacy

    1 week ago

    ‘LOL!’: China’s informal, confrontational Twitter diplomacy

    BEIJING, Jan 14 — Chinese diplomacy has found a new voice on Twitter — and it’s not entirely diplomatic. The communist government has recently embraced the social media...

  • ‘The White Door’ mobile game is ‘quite different than anything we have seen before’

    1 week ago

    ‘The White Door’ mobile game is ‘quite different than anything we have seen before’

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 — Released just before the weekend, The White Door became an instant number one download on iOS and Android devices. We asked its developers at Rusty Lake...

  • Mark Hamill quits Facebook over dishonest political ads

    1 week ago

    Mark Hamill quits Facebook over dishonest political ads

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 — Mark Hamill, the actor famous for legendary Star Wars film character Luke Skywalker, has quit Facebook for its refusal to require political ads to be...

  • Apple challenges iPhone users to a 'Night Mode' contest

    1 week ago

    Apple challenges iPhone users to a 'Night Mode' contest

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 ― It's time for another worldwide Shot on iPhone challenge and this time Apple wants to see how well you navigate its Night Mode feature. Running until...

  • Watch out TikTok, Instagram is coming for you with these new features

    1 week ago

    Watch out TikTok, Instagram is coming for you with these new features

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 13 — Instagram has been dominating the video-sharing space in recent years, and the Facebook (FACEBOOK)-owned company has been defaulting to...

  • Maxis, Huawei to explore, collaborate on TechCity programme in KL

    1 week ago

    Maxis, Huawei to explore, collaborate on TechCity programme in KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — Maxis and Huawei Technologies Malaysia has recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore and collaborate on a TechCity Programme in Kuala...

  • The Samsung Galaxy S20+, fully revealed for the first time

    1 week ago

    The Samsung Galaxy S20+, fully revealed for the first time

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 13 — We’ve had a fair bit of news on the upcoming launches from Samsung, haven’t we? First, rumours that the next foldable from the Korean company would...

  • Dressed to connect: Wearable tech expands all over the body

    1 week ago

    Dressed to connect: Wearable tech expands all over the body

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 13 — From tiredness-detecting driving glasses to shin guards that judge the performance of footballers — we’ve come a long way since the early days of the...

  • Samsung‘s next foldable phone has a strange name

    1 week ago

    Samsung‘s next foldable phone has a strange name

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — Samsung is introducing its next foldable smartphone next month and it will be a clamshell device that’s similar to the Motorola Razr. Recently, it was...

  • Major Facebook redesign announced last year begins rolling out

    1 week ago

    Major Facebook redesign announced last year begins rolling out

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 13 — Last spring at the annual F8 Developer Conference, Facebook announced that the platform will be receiving a major redesign; on Friday, January 10, 2020...

  • Apple recalls Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

    1 week ago

    Apple recalls Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — Apple has announced a Smart Battery Case replacement programme for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. This affects units that were manufactured...

  • TM propelling smart tourism through 5G in Langkawi

    1 week ago

    TM propelling smart tourism through 5G in Langkawi

    LANGKAWI, Jan 12 — Imagine your vacation made easier using state-of-the-art technological applications.  This is what the My Smart City smart application developed Telekom...

  • Here’s how TM will solve the Streamyx issue with its 700MHz 5G SA network

    1 week ago

    Here’s how TM will solve the Streamyx issue with its 700MHz 5G SA network

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — Earlier this week, TM has successfully conducted a 5G Standalone (SA) trial on both 700MHz and C-Band (3.5GHz) simultaneously on a converged core network....

  • Bzigo marks mosquitoes for death

    1 week ago

    Bzigo marks mosquitoes for death

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 12 — Startup Bzigo was at the Consumer Electronics Show this week with a gadget designed to spot mosquitoes and then mark them for death. Bzigo, pronounced like...

  • New game release: 'The White Door' slides between puzzling routines and lucid dreams

    1 week ago

    New game release: 'The White Door' slides between puzzling routines and lucid dreams

    NEW YORK, Jan 11 — The unique, acclaimed Rusty Lake Hotel adventure series returns with a new perspective. After a dozen entries to the expanded Rusty Lake franchise, spread...

  • Laptops of the future steal the show at the CES 2020

    1 week ago

    Laptops of the future steal the show at the CES 2020

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 11 — Laptops have been the centre of attention at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which wraps up Friday, January 10 in Las Vegas, with the notable...

  • Robo-crib highlights infant safety at technology show

    1 week ago

    Robo-crib highlights infant safety at technology show

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 11 — A robotic crib with a mission of preventing sudden infant death syndrome made its appearance this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, part of a growing...

  • Seniors get special attention at consumer tech show

    1 week ago

    Seniors get special attention at consumer tech show

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 11 — How can the tech sector help seniors remain independent, connected, healthy, and safe? Solutions for the elderly were prominently displayed at the 2020...

  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg takes long view on new year’s resolutions

    1 week ago

    Facebook’s Zuckerberg takes long view on new year’s resolutions

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has ditched his annual new year’s resolutions for a long-term list of goals and predictions that he posted on the social...

  • VR game ‘Job Simulator’ passes one million sales mark

    1 week ago

    VR game ‘Job Simulator’ passes one million sales mark

    AUSTIN, Jan 10 — Employment comedy Job Simulator has accrued one million sales, four years after release; 2018’s Beat Saber did the same after months. How’s that for growth?...

  • Roomba’s automatic vacuums of the near future could have robotic arms

    1 week ago

    Roomba’s automatic vacuums of the near future could have robotic arms

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 10 — At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Conference yesterday, the maker of the automatic Roomba vacuum iRobot told Bloomberg that a bot with arms is currently in...

  • Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

    1 week ago

    Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 10 — A group of prominent internet pioneers is mobilising to block the US$1.1 billion (RM4.49 billion) sale of control of the .org internet domain, arguing...

  • Food stirs up interest at Vegas tech show

    1 week ago

    Food stirs up interest at Vegas tech show

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 10 — What’s cooking at the Consumer Electronics Show? AI meal planning, a robot to chop your onions and vegan pork. Food and tech have come together at the...

  • Samsung Malaysia to unveil new Galaxy A series with Blackpink next week

    1 week ago

    Samsung Malaysia to unveil new Galaxy A series with Blackpink next week

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — The Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 are coming to Malaysia very soon and they have just announced its launch event that’s happening next week....