Tech/Gadgets

  • Samsung gets reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, raising spectre of Note 7 fiasco

    5 days ago

    Samsung gets reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, raising spectre of Note 7 fiasco

    NEW YORK, April 18 — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone, raising the...

  • Ubisoft offers Notre-Dame-themed ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game for free

    5 days ago

    Ubisoft offers Notre-Dame-themed ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game for free

    PARIS, April 18 — French video game developer Ubisoft said yesterday it will offer free access to its Assassin’s Creed game, which allows players to roam in a meticulously...

  • OnePlus 7 rumoured to launch in less than a month

    5 days ago

    OnePlus 7 rumoured to launch in less than a month

    NEW YORK, April 18 — Notable tech leaker OnLeaks has published a tweet revealing a slew of new information about the upcoming OnePlus flagship including the launch date: May 14....

  • Microsoft announces Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for May launch

    6 days ago

    Microsoft announces Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for May launch

    NEW YORK, April 18 — A new revision of the Xbox One console does away with disc drives and instead relies on digital downloads, a relatively low price, and the appeal of an...

  • Intel withdraws from 5G smartphone modem business

    6 days ago

    Intel withdraws from 5G smartphone modem business

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 — US electronics giant Intel said Tuesday it was withdrawing from the 5G smartphone modem business, hours after Apple and American microchip manufacturer...

  • TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban

    6 days ago

    TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban

    NEW DELHI, April 17 — The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for...

  • Huawei turns towards public for new smartphone design themes

    6 days ago

    Huawei turns towards public for new smartphone design themes

    BEIJING, April 17 ― Huawei and cryptocurrency maker DigiX together announced a world-class smartphone design theme competition that will divide US$330,000 (RM1.3 million)...

  • Capcom Home Arcade is an arcade stick with 16 games built in

    1 week ago

    Capcom Home Arcade is an arcade stick with 16 games built in

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 ― With a roster of retro classics spanning Final Fight and Mega Man to Street Fighter II and Darkstalkers, the Capcom Home Arcade is due October 2019 and...

  • PlayStation exec talks PS5 console details, rules out 2019 launch

    1 week ago

    PlayStation exec talks PS5 console details, rules out 2019 launch

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 ― Mark Cerny, architect of the PlayStation 4 console, has sketched out some of the next PlayStation's hardware specifications: a solid state hard drive,...

  • Xbox to hold E3 2019 conference

    1 week ago

    Xbox to hold E3 2019 conference

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 ― Though PlayStation and Electronic Arts are ducking out, Microsoft's Xbox division is to make its own stage presentation at the 2019 Electronic...

  • The Samsung Galaxy Fold is launching in Malaysia next month

    1 week ago

    The Samsung Galaxy Fold is launching in Malaysia next month

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — If you want to own a very different smartphone, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy Fold is coming to Malaysia very soon. Samsung Malaysia has dropped a...

  • Skype adds screen-sharing feature to mobile applications

    1 week ago

    Skype adds screen-sharing feature to mobile applications

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 ― While users have been able to share their desktop screens via Skype for years, the company just added screen sharing support to the iOS and Android...

  • Twitch releases karaoke game 'Twitch Sings'

    1 week ago

    Twitch releases karaoke game 'Twitch Sings'

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 ― Developed by the studio behind Rock Band and Dance Central franchises, livestreamed karaoke game Twitch Sings lets Twitch channel hosts sing solo or as...

  • You can now get the Oppo F11 non-Pro version exclusively on Shopee

    1 week ago

    You can now get the Oppo F11 non-Pro version exclusively on Shopee

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 ― Almost a month after the Oppo F11 Pro was launched in Malaysia, the selfie-centric smartphone brand is introducing a more affordable Oppo F11...

  • Honor to launch its mid-range 20 Lite smartphone in Malaysia tomorrow

    1 week ago

    Honor to launch its mid-range 20 Lite smartphone in Malaysia tomorrow

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 ― Honor Malaysia is releasing yet another mid-range smartphone and it’s called the Honor 20 Lite. The device comes with a triple-camera setup and...

  • First images of Xbox One S All Digital edition emerge

    1 week ago

    First images of Xbox One S All Digital edition emerge

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 ― Ahead of an official reveal, images of a disc-less Xbox One S All Digital model are accompanied by a list price of €229 (RM1,065). The Xbox One S All...

  • MCMC: There’s no evidence that 5G technology poses a health risk

    1 week ago

    MCMC: There’s no evidence that 5G technology poses a health risk

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has assured that there’s no need to worry about 5G causing health issues as speculated...

  • This is how much the Samsung Galaxy A70 might cost in Malaysia

    1 week ago

    This is how much the Samsung Galaxy A70 might cost in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Galaxy A70 is probably the best all-rounder in Samsung’s current mid-range lineup. Apart from having a large 6.7″ Super AMOLED...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will come in two models and here are the purported screen sizes

    1 week ago

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will come in two models and here are the purported screen sizes

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — It was recently reported that Samsung could be taking a two-model approach for its upcoming Galaxy Note 10. Now it appears that this...

  • Origin Spring Sale offers discounts on popular titles

    1 week ago

    Origin Spring Sale offers discounts on popular titles

    NEW YORK, April 14 — Origin had a Publisher's sale not too long ago but it's already running another sale from April 11-25. Here's a chance to pick up titles you were eyeing,...

  • Highlights from Acer's Next@Acer2019 event

    1 week ago

    Highlights from Acer's [email protected] event

    NEW YORK, April 13 — It's that time of the year when Acer makes a huge slew of announcements from New York. Here's some of the highlights. ConceptD lineup Acer's come up with...

  • Google takes on ‘Africa’s challenges’ with first AI centre in Ghana

    1 week ago

    Google takes on ‘Africa’s challenges’ with first AI centre in Ghana

    ACCRA, Ghanan, Apr 14 — The US technology giant said the lab in the capital Accra would address economic, political and environmental issues. “Africa has many challenges where...

  • This week in video game trailers: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’, ‘Staxel’, firefighting sim ‘Embr’

    1 week ago

    This week in video game trailers: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’, ‘Staxel’, firefighting sim ‘Embr’

    NEW YORK, April 13 — Fight the dimension’s best warriors in Mortal Kombat 11, fight fires ridiculously in Embr and fight your friends in Tiny Tanks; build friendly community...

  • ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’: Watch the ‘Apex Legends’ studio reveal its new game

    1 week ago

    ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’: Watch the ‘Apex Legends’ studio reveal its new game

    NEW YORK, April 13 — Annual fan convention Star Wars Celebration is the setting for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to make its April 13 debut ahead of an expected console and...

  • Social media platform updates: Skype, Twitter, Facebook

    1 week ago

    Social media platform updates: Skype, Twitter, Facebook

    NEW YORK, April 13 — What changes will you be seeing after this week’s round of social media platform updates? New ways to express yourself on Linkedin, limited Twitter daily...

  • Android system updates might soon be found right in the Play Store

    1 week ago

    Android system updates might soon be found right in the Play Store

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 — An upcoming modification to the Android operating system could make the system software updates native to the Play Store, according to the site...

  • As phones and homes get smarter, so are Nasa spacesuits

    1 week ago

    As phones and homes get smarter, so are Nasa spacesuits

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 ― Nasa has announced the 18 space tech concepts that will receive funding to conduct further research; among the list of potentially revolutionary...

  • Oppo’s new Reno series offers 10X zoom, pop-up selfie camera

    1 week ago

    Oppo’s new Reno series offers 10X zoom, pop-up selfie camera

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — The Oppo Reno is finally revealed and it features its new periscope zoom camera module that offers 10X lossless zoom. On top of that, the new flagship...

  • Samsung announces Galaxy A80 with sliding and rotating camera

    1 week ago

    Samsung announces Galaxy A80 with sliding and rotating camera

    NEW YORK, April 11 — Samsung has unveiled the mid-range Galaxy A80 whose shining feature is a slide-up camera mechanism that can also rotate the set of three lenses to the front...

  • PlayStation allows username change after 12 years

    1 week ago

    PlayStation allows username change after 12 years

    NEW YORK, April 11 — PlayStation users will be able to change their network ID names from today, though some restrictions apply. Twelve years and five months after the launch of...