Tech/Gadgets

  • Messaging platform Signal faces outage

    3 weeks ago

    Messaging platform Signal faces outage

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27 — Encrypted instant messaging platform Signal said today it was down for some users due to a hosting outage that was affecting parts of its services....

  • People with disabilities can now use Android phones with face gestures

    3 weeks ago

    People with disabilities can now use Android phones with face gestures

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 25 ― Using a raised eyebrow or smile, people with speech or physical disabilities can now operate their Android-powered smartphones hands-free, Google said...

  • This connected white cane is a smart solution for the visually impaired

    3 weeks ago

    This connected white cane is a smart solution for the visually impaired

    LYON, Sept 25 ― A small connected accessory that fits onto a regular white cane can help blind and visually impaired people move around more safely. This accessory detects all...

  • Global internet connections could reach 200 billion by 2030

    3 weeks ago

    Global internet connections could reach 200 billion by 2030

    LONDON, Sept 24 — In less than 10 years, the world will generate about one trillion terabytes of data per year, 23 times more than in 2020, according to the Intelligent World...

  • Xiaomi Pad 5 has arrived in Malaysia and it’s going for as low as RM1,299

    3 weeks ago

    Xiaomi Pad 5 has arrived in Malaysia and it’s going for as low as RM1,299

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 ― Besides the 11T flagship smartphone series, Xiaomi Malaysia has also launched the Pad 5 tablet, which you can buy online starting tomorrow. This is their...

  • TwitchCon 2022: Dates announced for an event ‘in real life’

    3 weeks ago

    TwitchCon 2022: Dates announced for an event ‘in real life’

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 24 ― Twitch is being optimistic! Video game fans may be able to meet up physically for the next editions of TwitchCon. The worldwide event that brings...

  • Facebook's latest Portal smart displays are work-from-home companions

    3 weeks ago

    Facebook's latest Portal smart displays are work-from-home companions

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 24 ― With its new range of Portal smart displays, Facebook is clearly targeting remote workers, offering them two new tools geared up for comfortable video...

  • Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited now available with faster 18Mbps option

    3 weeks ago

    Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited now available with faster 18Mbps option

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 ― Maxis has quietly introduced a new faster speed option for its popular Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited Plan. Introduced last year with either a 3Mbps or 6Mbps...

  • Will your PC be compatible with Windows 11? (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Will your PC be compatible with Windows 11? (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23 ― The rollout of Windows 11, the newest version of Microsoft's PC operating system, is scheduled to begin October 5, 2021. Some users could be...

  • How Google is improving search in Gmail for Android

    3 weeks ago

    How Google is improving search in Gmail for Android

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23 ― The Gmail application for Android is getting a new search filtering function, promising to make it quicker and easier to find old messages. iPhone users...

  • Three new features coming to social networks

    3 weeks ago

    Three new features coming to social networks

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 22 — What’s been going on in the realm of social networks? Between Twitter offering a new way to participate in conversations, TikTok testing yet another...

  • AI can now create personalised music

    3 weeks ago

    AI can now create personalised music

    PARIS, Sept 2 — Artificial intelligence is now able to generate music in a supposedly “natural” way, based on a theme or a predefined ambiance. While artists can use this...

  • Beyond breathing: Behind Apple’s approach to mindfulness on the Apple Watch

    3 weeks ago

    Beyond breathing: Behind Apple’s approach to mindfulness on the Apple Watch

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― In all my sci-fi imaginings, my watch nagging me every so often to take some time to chill out wasn’t part of it. For many people less grumpy than I...

  • Why is the chair emoji causing a sensation on social media?

    4 weeks ago

    Why is the chair emoji causing a sensation on social media?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21 ― Why are we seeing the chair emoji everywhere in comments on social media posts? It's a new trend that is storming the platforms. Is it to show support...

  • iPad 2021: Apple’s budget iPad gets four major upgrades for better online learning

    4 weeks ago

    iPad 2021: Apple’s budget iPad gets four major upgrades for better online learning

    SEPT 20 — While most people were excited for the latest iPhone 13 series and the all-new iPad mini, there’s a lot to like about the new entry-level 10.2″...

  • Remote work goes ‘luxury’, but many may be left out

    4 weeks ago

    Remote work goes ‘luxury’, but many may be left out

    SEPT 20 — Virtual reality meetings, US$7,000 all-in-one kits and digital hot desking: Big Tech is rolling out premium tools as the work-from-home era looks set to last well...

  • Apple's Fitness+: What Malaysians can expect

    1 month ago

    Apple's Fitness+: What Malaysians can expect

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — A surprise announcement during the recent Apple Event was that its fitness streaming subscription service Fitness+ is being expanded to a few countries,...

  • Apple Fitness+ is heading to more countries: How does it work?

    1 month ago

    Apple Fitness+ is heading to more countries: How does it work?

    SEPT 16 — Apple has announced that its Fitness+ training program will arrive in more countries including Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and the UAE...

  • Instagram seeks to curb mental harm to teenagers

    1 month ago

    Instagram seeks to curb mental harm to teenagers

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16 ― Instagram on Tuesday defended itself against a report that the social network harms the mental health of young girls, saying it plans to play down posts...

  • iPhone 13 Malaysian pricing revealed, pre-order starts on Oct 1

    1 month ago

    iPhone 13 Malaysian pricing revealed, pre-order starts on Oct 1

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — Apple has just announced the iPhone 13 series and the official Malaysian pricing has been revealed. The devices will be available for pre-order in...

  • iPad and iPad mini 2021 Malaysian pricing revealed

    1 month ago

    iPad and iPad mini 2021 Malaysian pricing revealed

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — Besides, the iPhone 13 series, Apple has also introduced its 9th gen entry-level iPad as well as its 6th gen iPad mini for 2021. Both tablets are...

  • Apple’s new iPhone 13 touts faster 5G, sharper cameras to spur trade-ins

    1 month ago

    Apple’s new iPhone 13 touts faster 5G, sharper cameras to spur trade-ins

    CUPERTINO, Sept 15 — Apple Inc unveiled the iPhone 13 and a new iPad mini yesterday, expanding 5G connectivity and showing off faster chips and sharper cameras without raising...

  • TikTok’s lead EU regulator opens two data privacy probes

    1 month ago

    TikTok’s lead EU regulator opens two data privacy probes

    DUBLIN, Sept 15 — TikTok’s lead data privacy regulator in the European Union has opened two inquiries into the Chinese-owned short-video platform related to the processing of...

  • Facebook shields VIPs from some of its rules, says WSJ report

    1 month ago

    Facebook shields VIPs from some of its rules, says WSJ report

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 — Facebook exempts certain celebrities, politicians and other high-profile users from some its own rules for posts as part of a programme launched as a...

  • Apple issues fix for flaw linked to Pegasus spyware

    1 month ago

    Apple issues fix for flaw linked to Pegasus spyware

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 — Apple released a fix yesterday for a weakness that can let the spyware at the heart of the Pegasus scandal infect devices without users even clicking on...

  • A Chinese company has revealed its robot-unicorn ... and things are getting serious

    1 month ago

    A Chinese company has revealed its robot-unicorn ... and things are getting serious

    SEPT 12 — Chinese company Xpeng has just offered a first look at its robot-unicorn project, a future mobility device designed for children to ride. But what is getting a lot of...

  • Chinese content platforms pledge self-discipline

    1 month ago

    Chinese content platforms pledge self-discipline

    SHANGHAI, Sept 11 — Chinese content platforms including Weibo and Tencent Video have agreed to enforce more self-discipline to help maintain a “clear” cyberspace...

  • Twitch sues unnamed pair linked to 'hate raids'

    1 month ago

    Twitch sues unnamed pair linked to 'hate raids'

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 ― Twitch is suing two users in US federal court, accusing them of orchestrating 'hate raids' spewing abuse at video game play streamers who are not white...

  • Could AI make all our old blurry photos clear?

    1 month ago

    Could AI make all our old blurry photos clear?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 ― Google has revealed that it is working on a new technology that will considerably improve the rendering of certain low-definition images. Algorithms...

  • Apple rejects Epic ‘Fortnite’ request despite S. Korea antitrust law

    1 month ago

    Apple rejects Epic ‘Fortnite’ request despite S. Korea antitrust law

    SEOUL, Sept 10 — Apple refused to reinstate the wildly popular Fortnite game to its South Korean App Store today despite a new Seoul anti-monopoly law that effectively outlaws...

  • DJ Mixes get fairer deal on Apple Music thanks to Shazam tech

    1 month ago

    DJ Mixes get fairer deal on Apple Music thanks to Shazam tech

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Streaming revenues have long been a contentious topic in the entertainment world. Artists have often stated their dissatisfaction with what they feel is...

  • Twitter announces launch of two new tests on its platform

    1 month ago

    Twitter announces launch of two new tests on its platform

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 10 ― Changes are afoot at Twitter! The social network has announced the launch of two new tests on the platform. One lets users remove a follower more...

  • Google sees the future of work as 'hybrid'

    1 month ago

    Google sees the future of work as 'hybrid'

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 9 ― Google yesterday ramped up cloud collaboration tools for businesses, expecting “hybrid” work routines to remain even after the pandemic has ended....