Tech/Gadgets

  • Drone buzzes above vineyard helping Luxembourg winegrower

    5 days ago

    Drone buzzes above vineyard helping Luxembourg winegrower

    LUXEMBOURG, Aug 19 — Buzzing like a giant insect over the verdant Moselle Valley, a drone sprays fungicide over rows of vines. Luxembourg wine producer Corinne Kox began trials...

  • Android users could soon fingerprint-lock their WhatsApp messages

    6 days ago

    Android users could soon fingerprint-lock their WhatsApp messages

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — In an age where almost everyone communicates via popular messaging app WhatsApp, it’s become more and more difficult to protect your privacy from...

  • Miami: Beach parties, gators on golf courses... and new tech hub?

    6 days ago

    Miami: Beach parties, gators on golf courses... and new tech hub?

    MIAMI, Aug 18 — Miami is famous for beach parties, gators that wander onto golf courses and iguanas that tumble out of palm trees. But now the city of Scarface and Miami Vice is...

  • Gotta catch — and keep — ‘em all: Pokemon’s enduring legacy

    1 week ago

    Gotta catch — and keep — ‘em all: Pokemon’s enduring legacy

    WASHINGTON, Aug 17 — Pokemon—the small, adorable creatures with special fighting abilities—have been around for more than two decades, and they’re as popular as ever,...

  • Apple takes art to city streets to augment reality

    1 week ago

    Apple takes art to city streets to augment reality

    LONDON, Aug 17 — Tech giant Apple is taking art out of the gallery and splashing it on the real world, creating playful, digital skylines with technology that critics fear could...

  • Google now offers potential university students more info about colleges via Search

    1 week ago

    Google now offers potential university students more info about colleges via Search

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 — As summer nears an end and students prepare to go back to school, Google is enhancing their College Search feature to offer potential university students...

  • Apple iPhone 11 launch expected on Sept 10

    1 week ago

    Apple iPhone 11 launch expected on Sept 10

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 — Yesterday, Apple released beta 7 of iOS 13 to developers inside which the Brazilian media iHelp BR found an image suggesting that the iPhone 11...

  • Sony Malaysia’s latest noise-cancelling headphones are available for RM999

    1 week ago

    Sony Malaysia’s latest noise-cancelling headphones are available for RM999

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Earlier today, Sony announced the latest addition to their wireless headphone range — one that places an emphasis on “delivering deep bass”. The...

  • Garmin announces new Forerunner smartwatches, specifically designed for runners

    1 week ago

    Garmin announces new Forerunner smartwatches, specifically designed for runners

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Garmin earlier announced the official Malaysian release of the latest iterations in their Forerunner series that is “designed with the runner in mind”...

  • Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

    1 week ago

    Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 — Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced yesterday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site...

  • Apple responds to iPhone ‘battery lock’ controversy

    1 week ago

    Apple responds to iPhone ‘battery lock’ controversy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 ― Last week, it was reported that Apple is attempting to discourage third party repairs by implementing a “battery lock”. If you replace a...

  • Facebook's mobile app may finally get a built-in dark mode

    1 week ago

    Facebook's mobile app may finally get a built-in dark mode

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 ― While Twitter, YouTube, and Slack have begun to roll out dark modes built right into their mobile applications as optional themes, Facebook and its suite...

  • Instagrammers can now create their own augmented reality filters via Spark AR Studio

    1 week ago

    Instagrammers can now create their own augmented reality filters via Spark AR Studio

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 ― Yesterday, Facebook opened Spark AR, a tool that lets Instagrammers create their own AR-powered effects, to the world as a public beta. Earlier this year...

  • Twitter to let users follow interests as well as people

    1 week ago

    Twitter to let users follow interests as well as people

    NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Twitter users will be able to follow a small number of interests by the end of the year in the same way they follow people, the company said yesterday. The...

  • Samsung may introduce a smartphone battery that can fully charge under 30 minutes

    1 week ago

    Samsung may introduce a smartphone battery that can fully charge under 30 minutes

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 ― Batteries on smartphones have gone bigger and chargers have gotten faster as well. In a bid to push better batteries on mobile...

  • Faith 2.0: Pilgrims turn to tech to boost Haj

    1 week ago

    Faith 2.0: Pilgrims turn to tech to boost Haj

    MECCA, Aug 14 ― The Haj pilgrimage underway in Mecca has been accelerating the growth of digital worship and spawning a slew of religious apps, tablet Korans and faith-based...

  • US aviation regulator bans select MacBook Pro laptops from flights

    1 week ago

    US aviation regulator bans select MacBook Pro laptops from flights

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14 ― US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple Inc's MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company recalled select units...

  • Snapchat reveals new Spectacles 3 that capture 3D images

    1 week ago

    Snapchat reveals new Spectacles 3 that capture 3D images

    NEW YORK, Aug 14 — After launching two versions of the social media-oriented smart sunglasses, neither of which resonated with the public, Snapchat Inc announced yesterday that...

  • Nintendo reportedly to launch Bluetooth SNES controllers for the Switch

    1 week ago

    Nintendo reportedly to launch Bluetooth SNES controllers for the Switch

    NEW YORK, Aug 13 — Today, a user on the gaming forum ResetEra spotted an FCC filing made by Nintendo indicating that the company is planning to launch a Switch-compatible SNES...

  • Google lets users log in to select services with fingerprint verification

    1 week ago

    Google lets users log in to select services with fingerprint verification

    NEW YORK, Aug 13 — Instead of requiring Android users to log in to services within the Chrome web app with a password, Google has launched the option for users to identify...

  • Microsoft halts development of Minecraft update

    1 week ago

    Microsoft halts development of Minecraft update

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 13 — Microsoft has halted development of an ambitious update to Minecraft, throwing in the towel after concluding it was technically too complicated,...

  • Maxis on track for 5G readiness with AI network

    1 week ago

    Maxis on track for 5G readiness with AI network

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — Maxis Bhd said today it had been building an advanced and intelligent network, dubbed the A.I. Network, which was ready to support fifth generation (5G)...

  • Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are getting ‘Night Mode’ for its selfie camera

    1 week ago

    Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are getting ‘Night Mode’ for its selfie camera

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 ― The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro offer incredible low-light shots with its AI-assisted night mode but the feature is only limited to its rear camera. Now,...

  • Samsung announces the world’s first mobile image sensor that exceeds 100MP

    1 week ago

    Samsung announces the world’s first mobile image sensor that exceeds 100MP

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 ― Three months after introducing its 64MP ISOCELL image sensor, Samsung has just announced the world’s first mobile image sensor that breaks the 100...

  • OnePlus 7T Pro could be unveiled on Oct 15

    1 week ago

    OnePlus 7T Pro could be unveiled on Oct 15

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, the second season of big smartphone launches is in full swing as we now hear reports coming in for one...

  • Asus ROG Phone II official set is coming to Malaysia very soon (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Asus ROG Phone II official set is coming to Malaysia very soon (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 ­— The ROG Phone II which was announced last month is quite a hot seller in China where 10,000 units were sold out in just 73 seconds....

  • Is Sony Mobile making a comeback in Malaysia? (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Is Sony Mobile making a comeback in Malaysia? (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — It has been a while since Sony had released a new Xperia smartphone in Malaysia. In the past year, the Japanese smartphone maker had...

  • How waterproof is your smartphone?

    1 week ago

    How waterproof is your smartphone?

    NEW YORK, Aug 12 — Would your phone survive a dip in the water? As people everywhere try to beat the heat this summer by going to the beach or taking a dip in the pool,...

  • Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

    1 week ago

    Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

    TOKYO, Aug 11 — Must-have 80s gadget and one-time icon of Japan electronics cool, Sony’s Walkman turned 40 this year and like its now middle-aged fans, is clinging to its...

  • Devices that will turn your student dorm into a smart home

    2 weeks ago

    Devices that will turn your student dorm into a smart home

    NEW YORK, Aug 10 — For the students getting ready to go off to college for the first time, here’s a handful of the dorm-friendly smart home devices that you can take with you...

  • Apple is offering Mophie-brand AirPower alternatives

    2 weeks ago

    Apple is offering Mophie-brand AirPower alternatives

    aNEW YORK, Aug 10 — After publicly announcing the AirPower’s official demise in March, Apple has decided to still offer users a wireless charging pad through its website and...

  • Google makes it easier for users to find podcasts in Search

    2 weeks ago

    Google makes it easier for users to find podcasts in Search

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 — Google has set out to make finding podcasts through Search easier; as of yesterday, queries with the word “podcast” within them will offer users...

  • Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

    2 weeks ago

    Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

    DONGGUAN (China), Aug 9 — Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system on today, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating...