Tech/Gadgets

  • The easy way to wipe your last 15 minutes of Google search history

    2 weeks ago

    The easy way to wipe your last 15 minutes of Google search history

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 — Google has developed a new feature that lets users delete the last 15 minutes of their search history in just one click. This could be useful if...

  • How scientists are trying to give AI 'imagination'

    2 weeks ago

    How scientists are trying to give AI 'imagination'

    PARIS, July 20 — In recent years, artificial intelligence has managed to make its way into the arts world. So much so that some people already envision it emulating real-world...

  • Incoming to Instagram: The new functions in store

    2 weeks ago

    Incoming to Instagram: The new functions in store

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 — Instagram is continuing to work on new features to help the platform stand out from competitors in the social media world. From announcements to...

  • For World Emoji Day, have fun with Apple's new Memoji updates

    2 weeks ago

    For World Emoji Day, have fun with Apple's new Memoji updates

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — It's World Emoji Day again, folks, which means celebrating those little icons that compress a myriad of emotions into universally-understood images....

  • WhatsApp tests breaking free from smartphones

    2 weeks ago

    WhatsApp tests breaking free from smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 ― Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has announced the launch of a trial aimed at freeing its users from smartphones. In a blog post on Wednesday,...

  • From handshakes to a disco ball to pregnant men, new emojis are incoming

    2 weeks ago

    From handshakes to a disco ball to pregnant men, new emojis are incoming

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 ― Ahead of World Emoji Day, the Unicode Consortium has released its draft list of around thirty new emojis heading for roll-out later this year. On the...

  • Twitter finally rolls out auto-captions for voice tweets

    2 weeks ago

    Twitter finally rolls out auto-captions for voice tweets

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 ― From now on, Twitter users will be able to add captions to their voice tweets. The advance is long-awaited since the launch of the audio function, and...

  • Facebook launches Soundmojis, the smileys that makes sounds (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Facebook launches Soundmojis, the smileys that makes sounds (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, July 16 — Get ready to make some noise! To celebrate World Emoji Day, Facebook is giving a voice — or rather sounds — to some of its emojis. The platform has...

  • Celcom, Huawei deploys world’s first large-scale smart 8T8R network

    2 weeks ago

    Celcom, Huawei deploys world’s first large-scale smart 8T8R network

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) and Huawei Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Huawei) have deployed the world’s first large-scale commercial Frequency...

  • A look at Apple's new accessibility features in Disability Pride Month

    2 weeks ago

    A look at Apple's new accessibility features in Disability Pride Month

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — July is Disability Pride Month in New York. While it's not a nationally recognised event in the US, it has picked up popularity in many other US states...

  • Clubhouse (finally) rolls out direct messaging

    3 weeks ago

    Clubhouse (finally) rolls out direct messaging

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 ― Clubhouse finally has its own direct messaging service! Like Instagram and Twitter, the 100 per cent audio application now lets users send direct...

  • Android 12 allows you to play games instantly before they finish downloading

    3 weeks ago

    Android 12 allows you to play games instantly before they finish downloading

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 ― Google has revealed that the forthcoming Android 12 will allow users to play games as they are being downloaded. The intelligent download allows the most...

  • Malaysians can now record and upload YouTube Shorts (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Malaysians can now record and upload YouTube Shorts (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 ― Malaysian YouTubers are now able to record and upload YouTube Shorts as the beta version finally arrives. Joining the likes of TikTok and Instagram...

  • Vacation preparation: Learn a new language on your smartphone

    3 weeks ago

    Vacation preparation: Learn a new language on your smartphone

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 14 ― With the vacation season upon us, it's time to start organising your trip, starting with learning a few key words and phrases in the local lingo. For a...

  • TikTok opens a pop-up venue in London

    3 weeks ago

    TikTok opens a pop-up venue in London

    LONDON, July 14 ― Is TikTok looking to expand its presence beyond social media? The Chinese application has decided to open a pop-up store in the heart of London. This temporary...

  • Want to install Windows 3.1 on your iPad? Here’s how

    3 weeks ago

    Want to install Windows 3.1 on your iPad? Here’s how

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 ― If you’ve missed playing old-school Windows games, look no further. There is a method (albeit a tedious one) to get your iPad to run Windows 3.1,...

  • The app that translates calls in real time, even on WhatsApp and Facebook (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    The app that translates calls in real time, even on WhatsApp and Facebook (VIDEO)

    SHANGHAI, July 13 ― Advances in machine translation are now available to everyone. A Chinese application, iTourTranslator, makes it possible to communicate in real time via SMS,...

  • ‘Super Mario’ cartridge sold for video game record US$1.5m

    3 weeks ago

    ‘Super Mario’ cartridge sold for video game record US$1.5m

    WASHINGTON, July 12 ­— A cartridge of Nintendo’s classic video game Super Mario 64 set a world record Sunday, selling at auction for US$1.56 million (RM6.53 million). The...

  • Zelda game cartridge sells for ‘world record’ US$870,000 at auction

    3 weeks ago

    Zelda game cartridge sells for ‘world record’ US$870,000 at auction

    NEW YORK, July 10 — A sealed cartridge of The Legend of Zelda for the old Nintendo NES console has sold for a world record sum of US$870,000 (RM3.6 million), auction house...

  • This application could help protect young eyes from the effects of screens

    3 weeks ago

    This application could help protect young eyes from the effects of screens

    PARIS, July 10 — The pandemic and its consequences have led to all of us spending more time in front of screens. Whether it is adults or children, the risks of vision problems...

  • How you could land a new job thanks to TikTok

    3 weeks ago

    How you could land a new job thanks to TikTok

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 — It’s official. TikTok is stepping on LinkedIn’s toes as the Chinese social network launches “TikTok Resumes,” a new pilot programme encouraging...

  • Would you pay over RM6,000 for a Qualcomm smartphone?

    3 weeks ago

    Would you pay over RM6,000 for a Qualcomm smartphone?

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 ― Qualcomm, the company behind the Snapdragon line of system-on-chips, has decided to launch their own flagship level smartphone: the Smartphone for...

  • China's Tencent turns to facial recognition to snag late-night child gamers

    4 weeks ago

    China's Tencent turns to facial recognition to snag late-night child gamers

    SHANGHAI, July 9 ― Chinese tech giant Tencent has rolled out a facial recognition “midnight patrol” function to root out children masquerading as adults to get around a...

  • You can now fast-forward TikTok videos

    4 weeks ago

    You can now fast-forward TikTok videos

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 9 ― You'll no longer have to watch all of a TikTok video just to see the end. The Chinese social network is now letting impatient users fast-forward through...

  • Apple’s 2021 iPad Pro is a high-end, specialist’s dream

    4 weeks ago

    Apple’s 2021 iPad Pro is a high-end, specialist’s dream

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Trying to understand why someone would want to buy Apple’s latest iPad Pro when you have the great performance of the iPad Air and the relative...

  • Unifi pledges to migrate more of its copper broadband subscribers to fibre

    4 weeks ago

    Unifi pledges to migrate more of its copper broadband subscribers to fibre

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Telekom Malaysia’s broadband service unit, unifi, has pledged to continue its momentum in the third and fourth quarters this year by migrating more of...

  • Alleged image of iPhone 13 Pro case shows a much larger camera module

    4 weeks ago

    Alleged image of iPhone 13 Pro case shows a much larger camera module

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 ― An image shared by a Weibo account shows an iPhone 12 Pro in a case that is allegedly designed for the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro. The case looks like it has...

  • Microsoft patches 'PrintNightmare' flaw in Windows

    4 weeks ago

    Microsoft patches 'PrintNightmare' flaw in Windows

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 ― Microsoft yesterday urged users of Windows-powered computers to install a freshly released patch to thwart hackers trying to take advantage of a...

  • TikTok lets users apply for jobs with video resumes

    4 weeks ago

    TikTok lets users apply for jobs with video resumes

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 ― Short-video sharing app TikTok yesterday launched a pilot programme that lets users upload video resumes for US-based jobs ranging from a WWE Superstar...

  • Sony reveals new State of Play event, will showcase game made by a Microsoft studio

    4 weeks ago

    Sony reveals new State of Play event, will showcase game made by a Microsoft studio

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 ― Sony has been doing State of Play events since 2019, where they highlight the best upcoming games on their Playstation console. Today, they revealed a new...

  • Facebook to launch its own 'threads'

    4 weeks ago

    Facebook to launch its own 'threads'

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 7 ― Is Facebook drawing inspiration from Twitter? The social network seems to be working on a new option to favour “threads,” those multiple messages...

  • Nintendo unveils new Switch game console

    4 weeks ago

    Nintendo unveils new Switch game console

    TOKYO, July 72 ― Nintendo yesterday announced its updated Switch hand-held game console would be available in October, after a pandemic year in which gaming activity surged. The...

  • Apple’s AirTags: Novel but flawed

    4 weeks ago

    Apple’s AirTags: Novel but flawed

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — My favourite feature on the Apple Watch isn’t any of its health tracking abilities but the simple ability to ping my phone to figure out where it is. Of...