Tech/Gadgets

  • 'End-of-life': Old BlackBerries no longer work as of yesterday

    2 weeks ago

    'End-of-life': Old BlackBerries no longer work as of yesterday

    ONTARIO, Jan 5 ― Nostalgic for those mobile phones with a physical keyboard? Brace yourself, because as of yesterday many models of the once-indispensable BlackBerry devices...

  • Nibbling cats and Covid masks: First look at CES tech show

    2 weeks ago

    Nibbling cats and Covid masks: First look at CES tech show

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 4 ― A finger-nibbling plush cat and a cooling fan for the ever-present anti-Covid mask: the CES tech show in Las Vegas yesterday offered a glimpse of the...

  • Is the Apple Watch Series 7 your 2022 resolutions buddy?

    2 weeks ago

    Is the Apple Watch Series 7 your 2022 resolutions buddy?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — It's a question I often get asked, and a question many people ask themselves as soon as a new year begins: “Should I get an Apple Watch?” The answer I...

  • Supernova is an Instagram-like social network with an ethical approach

    2 weeks ago

    Supernova is an Instagram-like social network with an ethical approach

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4 ― Have you heard of “Supernova”? No, we're not talking astronomy here but rather about a rather unique social network. This new platform wants to bring...

  • CES tech fair prepares to draw crowds as Covid-19 surges

    2 weeks ago

    CES tech fair prepares to draw crowds as Covid-19 surges

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 3 — The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the world’s largest trade fairs, returns to Las Vegas in person this week under a newly resurgent pandemic that...

  • Top 10 most downloaded social networks in the world in 2021

    3 weeks ago

    Top 10 most downloaded social networks in the world in 2021

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 1 ― Are you more of a TikTok or Instagram person? Which social network was your go-to in 2021? To see if you were in line with the majority of users, discover...

  • CES to now end sooner than planned as Omicron cases surge

    3 weeks ago

    CES to now end sooner than planned as Omicron cases surge

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 1 ― CES will now end a day earlier than planned, the organiser of the global technology and gadget show said, after companies including Amazon.com Inc and General...

  • Was Christmas 2021 a turning point for the metaverse?

    3 weeks ago

    Was Christmas 2021 a turning point for the metaverse?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 30 ― Every Christmas, there are a few tech products that show up repeatedly under Christmas trees all over the world. And this year, it appears that the...

  • Honor tries to take on Galaxy Z Fold 3 with its first foldable phone

    3 weeks ago

    Honor tries to take on Galaxy Z Fold 3 with its first foldable phone

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 ― The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series is currently the benchmark for foldable devices and we’ve seen smartphone makers such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo taking...

  • Celcom offers to replace flood-damaged broadband routers for free

    3 weeks ago

    Celcom offers to replace flood-damaged broadband routers for free

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 ― To help customers affected by the recent floods, Celcom is currently offering free replacement of damaged broadband equipment. The free equipment...

  • US reality TV star Paris Hilton launches metaverse business on Roblox

    3 weeks ago

    US reality TV star Paris Hilton launches metaverse business on Roblox

    LONDON, Dec 28 — Paris Hilton commands as much as US$1 million (RM4.2 million) a night working as a celebrity DJ, entertaining partiers at clubs in China, Dubai and on the...

  • Samsung Malaysia set to launch the Galaxy S21 FE on Jan 5

    3 weeks ago

    Samsung Malaysia set to launch the Galaxy S21 FE on Jan 5

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 ― Samsung Malaysia is kicking off 2022 with a brand new Galaxy smartphone next Wednesday. As speculated in the past few weeks, this is highly likely to be...

  • Chinese tech giant Baidu tests metaverse waters with new app

    3 weeks ago

    Chinese tech giant Baidu tests metaverse waters with new app

    SHANGHAI, Dec 28 ― Chinese tech giant Baidu yesterday took its first steps into the metaverse industry with the launch of a virtual reality app, looking to test the waters in...

  • GM, Google, others join retreat from CES over rising Covid-19 cases

    4 weeks ago

    GM, Google, others join retreat from CES over rising Covid-19 cases

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 24 — US automaker General Motors Co, Alphabet Inc’s Google and its self-driving auto-technology company Waymo on Thursday joined the companies no longer...

  • Which social networks have the highest usage among Gen Z and Millennials?

    4 weeks ago

    Which social networks have the highest usage among Gen Z and Millennials?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 24 — TikTok, Instagram or YouTube? Which social network is currently the most-used by young Americans? A study looked at social media usage among Generation Z...

  • Gen Z and Millennials care more about memes that movie releases

    4 weeks ago

    Gen Z and Millennials care more about memes that movie releases

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 23 ― If we asked you to think of a “pop culture moment,” what would come to mind? A movie release, a sporting event or the launch of a new TV series?...

  • First SMS auctions for €107,000 as NFT

    1 month ago

    First SMS auctions for €107,000 as NFT

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 22 ― The first SMS ever sent over a mobile phone in 1992 was sold yesterday as an NFT at auction for €107,000 (RM507,774), the Aguttes auction house said....

  • Facebook, Twitter, T-Mobile drop CES plans over Covid-19 concerns

    1 month ago

    Facebook, Twitter, T-Mobile drop CES plans over Covid-19 concerns

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 22 ― Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc separately said yesterday they will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show...

  • From the metaverse to NFTs to social media: What will tomorrow's media landscape look like?

    1 month ago

    From the metaverse to NFTs to social media: What will tomorrow's media landscape look like?

    PARIS, Dec 21 ― France's Stratégies magazine for communications industry professionals is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the publication of a special edition, available...

  • From metaverse to DAOs, a guide to 2021’s tech buzzwords

    1 month ago

    From metaverse to DAOs, a guide to 2021’s tech buzzwords

    LONDON, Dec 20 — This year, tech CEOs drew inspiration from a 1990s sci-fi novel, Reddit investors’ lexicon seeped into the mainstream as “diamond hands” and “apes”...

  • Could video games bring NFTs to the masses?

    1 month ago

    Could video games bring NFTs to the masses?

    PARIS, Dec 20 — A year ago, NFTs were obscure virtual assets known only to tech geeks — but as video game companies enter the growing market, industry players hope they’re...

  • NFTs: Much hyped, but how do they work?

    1 month ago

    NFTs: Much hyped, but how do they work?

    PARIS, Dec 20 — NFTs have sometimes sold online for astronomical sums, with major companies now joining the craze as the tokens find their way into everything from the art...

  • New Windows 11 update changes default terminal, brings Command Prompt into 21st century (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    New Windows 11 update changes default terminal, brings Command Prompt into 21st century (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 ― Many of us regular Windows users may not have heard of Windows Terminal, but it’s actually been around since 2019. It was first announced as a new...

  • Wikipedia creator's computer and NFT auctioned for almost US$1m

    1 month ago

    Wikipedia creator's computer and NFT auctioned for almost US$1m

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 17 ― An NFT memorialising Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales's first edit on the online reference resource 20 years ago and the computer he used when programming...

  • Love was in the air for Twitter this year

    1 month ago

    Love was in the air for Twitter this year

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 17 ― Everyone may be talking about the metaverse these days but Twitter users are longing for more relationships that have a more physical component. The...

  • Snapchat paid more than US$250m to creators in 2021

    1 month ago

    Snapchat paid more than US$250m to creators in 2021

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 17 ― Creators on Snapchat made some money in 2021! The social network revealed the amount paid to its users for creating content on Spotlight. The platform...

  • Critical question: Should you close your mobile applications after using them or not?

    1 month ago

    Critical question: Should you close your mobile applications after using them or not?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 16 ― Contrary to popular belief and in the face of an extremely common habit for many of us, it is advisable to leave your most frequently used applications...

  • Android 12 Go Edition brings new features to help you save on data and battery life

    1 month ago

    Android 12 Go Edition brings new features to help you save on data and battery life

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 ― A lot of us would love to live by and own the latest and greatest bleeding edge tech, but the reality is that not everyone needs or can afford the usually...

  • Apple Arcade’s ‘Disney Melee Mania’ offers fast-paced fun with familiar, beloved characters

    1 month ago

    Apple Arcade’s ‘Disney Melee Mania’ offers fast-paced fun with familiar, beloved characters

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Apple’s been steadily beefing up its game selection for its Arcade game subscription service and next up is Disney Melee Mania, a 3v3 multiplayer game...

  • How the metaverse is tuning in to radio

    1 month ago

    How the metaverse is tuning in to radio

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 — Few centenarians follow trends quite as much as radio. After moving into podcasts, the medium is now turning to the metaverse. The goal: to reach new...

  • More than ever, TikTok is setting the tone in the music industry (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    More than ever, TikTok is setting the tone in the music industry (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 — Artists, producers and streaming giants agree on one thing: TikTok is changing the music industry. The social network has established itself as one of...

  • YouTube says services fixed after disruption affects thousands

    1 month ago

    YouTube says services fixed after disruption affects thousands

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 — Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said yesterday it has fixed an issue that caused thousands of users to lose access to its platform or face slow services....

  • Android users finally have an app that can detect Apple AirTags

    1 month ago

    Android users finally have an app that can detect Apple AirTags

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 ― After months of waiting, Apple releases an app for Android app which lets users scan for AirTags. The app is called Tracker Detect, however, it only lets...