Tech/Gadgets

  • This week in video game trailers: 'The Outer Worlds' gameplay and more

    4 days ago

    This week in video game trailers: 'The Outer Worlds' gameplay and more

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 — Catch up on a new preview for upcoming sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds a first look at the sequel to 2017 hit Hollow Knight, the illustrated...

  • You can pre-order the Vivo V15 Pro in Malaysia from Feb 26

    4 days ago

    You can pre-order the Vivo V15 Pro in Malaysia from Feb 26

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — The Vivo V15 Pro is a new selfie-centric smartphone that comes with a 32MP pop-up selfie camera. In a way, you could consider this as a mid-range Vivo NEX...

  • Report: ‘Apex Legends’ expected to spread to China

    5 days ago

    Report: ‘Apex Legends’ expected to spread to China

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16 — The Chinese company that has a stake in Fortnite developer Epic and developed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile is understood to be in...

  • Researchers keeps wraps on automatic text generator to prevent misuse

    5 days ago

    Researchers keeps wraps on automatic text generator to prevent misuse

    WASHINGTON, Feb 16 — Researchers this week announced they had developed an automatic text generator using artificial intelligence which is very good -- so good, it is keeping...

  • Google brings haptic feedback to iOS via Gboard update

    6 days ago

    Google brings haptic feedback to iOS via Gboard update

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15 — This week version 1.40 of Google’s Gboard became available to iOS users, bringing them the haptic feedback feature that Android users have always had...

  • Samsung’s new wireless earbuds with wireless charging support to debut in Malaysia

    6 days ago

    Samsung’s new wireless earbuds with wireless charging support to debut in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Apart from the Galaxy S10 trio, Samsung is also expected to introduce their new Galaxy Buds at their Unpacked event next week. This will succeed the Gear...

  • Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

    6 days ago

    Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15 — Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said yesterday in response to...

  • Roblox, the game platform teaching young kids to code

    6 days ago

    Roblox, the game platform teaching young kids to code

    PARIS, Feb 15 — With its Lego-like avatars and easy-to-learn coding for budding programmers, the online gaming app Roblox has cornered the market in younger gamers, with 80...

  • Apple eyes starpower for launch of new streaming service

    6 days ago

    Apple eyes starpower for launch of new streaming service

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15 — Is it Hollywood time for Apple? The iPhone maker appeared set to launch its streaming television service next month, calling on celebrities such as...

  • These smart glasses just got way more affordable (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    These smart glasses just got way more affordable (VIDEO)

    TORONTO, Feb 15 — Focals, the smart glasses by North that actually look like a standard pair of stylish glasses, just got a price reduction of nearly half. Four months ago,...

  • Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldova pre-election

    1 week ago

    Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldova pre-election

    CHISINAU, Feb 14 — Facebook Inc said it has removed a number of pages and accounts engaged in “inauthentic behaviour” targeting people in Moldova, where elections will be...

  • Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

    1 week ago

    Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14 ― Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple Inc to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other...

  • Instagram testing direct messaging for the desktop platform

    1 week ago

    Instagram testing direct messaging for the desktop platform

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14 ― Though you still won't be able to post Instas from your desktop, you may soon be able to send direct messages. This week, software engineer Jane Manchun...

  • Honor 8X in Phantom Blue to go on sale in Malaysia this weekend

    1 week ago

    Honor 8X in Phantom Blue to go on sale in Malaysia this weekend

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — Honor Malaysia has announced a new colour variant for the Honor 8X. Unlike the current Blue, Red and Black colour options, the new Phantom Blue version...

  • Apple could launch news subscription service next month, says report

    1 week ago

    Apple could launch news subscription service next month, says report

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13 — Apple reportedly has scheduled a news event for March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theatre in California, according to sources cited by BuzzFeed. In line with...

  • Pokemon GO’s GO Snapshot: Pick, pose, snap any Pokemon you’ve caught

    1 week ago

    Pokemon GO’s GO Snapshot: Pick, pose, snap any Pokemon you’ve caught

    NEW YORK, Feb 13 — Niantic, Inc and The Pokemon Company International have announced GO Snapshot, a new feature with enhanced AR tech that lets Pokemon GO Trainers take pics of...

  • Xiaomi releases Mi 9 teaser with three cameras at the rear

    1 week ago

    Xiaomi releases Mi 9 teaser with three cameras at the rear

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — Xiaomi will be announcing its new Mi 9 smartphone next week on the 20th February 2019. If you’re wondering how it looks like, the Chinese smartphone...

  • GrabExpress: Grab’s on-demand delivery service now available in Klang Valley

    1 week ago

    GrabExpress: Grab’s on-demand delivery service now available in Klang Valley

    KUALA LUMPUR, February 13 — Grab’s on-demand delivery service, GrabExpress, is now officially available in the Klang Valley. This allows you to send documents, parcels and...

  • PlayStation counts 'bigger, fewer games' among E3 skip reasoning

    1 week ago

    PlayStation counts 'bigger, fewer games' among E3 skip reasoning

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13 ― “Bigger, fewer games,” the ability to reach fans, retailers and press at other times, and a lack of big announcements this June are among reasons for...

  • IBM says AI debate loss is still a win

    1 week ago

    IBM says AI debate loss is still a win

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13 ― IBM conceded yesterday its artificial intelligence-powered Project Debater lost a competition to a human debate champion but said the experience was an...

  • India watchdog probes accusations that Google abused Android

    1 week ago

    India watchdog probes accusations that Google abused Android

    NEW DELHI, Feb 12 — India’s antitrust commission is looking into accusations that Alphabet Inc’s unit Google abuses its popular Android mobile operating system to block its...

  • 'The Division 2' to hold open beta before launch (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    'The Division 2' to hold open beta before launch (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12 ― Highly anticipated team action game The Division 2 has just finished its closed beta test for pre-order customers, and it looks like a more open trial is...

  • OnePlus 5G prototype to debut at Mobile World Congress

    1 week ago

    OnePlus 5G prototype to debut at Mobile World Congress

    BARCELONA, Feb 12 ― OnePlus announced has that a prototype of its first 5G-compatible smartphone will be on display at the Mobile World Congress in a couple of weeks. Several...

  • Huawei P30 expected to launch with four rear camera lenses

    1 week ago

    Huawei P30 expected to launch with four rear camera lenses

    BEIJING, Feb 12 ― A newly released render purportedly showing the Huawei P30 Pro depicts the handset with four cameras on the back, one more lens than what the standard P30 is...

  • Apple AirPods 2 reported to sport same look, better sound, more sensors

    1 week ago

    Apple AirPods 2 reported to sport same look, better sound, more sensors

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12 ― As reported by MySmartPrice yesterday, the second-generation Apple AirPods are expected to come with a better grip, new sensors, and improved sound. It's...

  • Google Maps testing AR navigation feature in updated app

    1 week ago

    Google Maps testing AR navigation feature in updated app

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12 ― As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Google has begun offering Google Maps AR feature-equipped phones to a few dedicated users to test; instead of...

  • Trump administration unveils order to prioritise and promote AI

    1 week ago

    Trump administration unveils order to prioritise and promote AI

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11 — US President Donald Trump today will sign an executive order asking federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment into...

  • Australia watchdog tips tough rules to curb power of Google, Facebook

    1 week ago

    Australia watchdog tips tough rules to curb power of Google, Facebook

    SYDNEY, Feb 11 — The head of Australia’s competition watchdog warned today that tough new regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook was needed to protect the future...

  • Datuk Siti Nurhaliza teases the Vivo V15’s arrival in Malaysia soon (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Datuk Siti Nurhaliza teases the Vivo V15’s arrival in Malaysia soon (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — Vivo Malaysia will be announcing a new selfie-centric smartphone for 2019. The Chinese smartphone maker has just dropped a teaser on YouTube starring...

  • This week's video game releases: 'Apex Legends,' 'God Eater 3,' 'Etrian Odyssey Nexus,' and more

    1 week ago

    This week's video game releases: 'Apex Legends,' 'God Eater 3,' 'Etrian Odyssey Nexus,' and more

    NEW YORK, Feb 10 — Apex Legends dominates the week as a free, fast-moving, heavyweight contender in the Battle Royale space, while God Eater 3 challenges Monster Hunter: World,...