Tech/Gadgets

  • ‘Pokemon Go’ players will choose locations starting in South Korea, Brazil

    6 days ago

    ‘Pokemon Go’ players will choose locations starting in South Korea, Brazil

    TOKYO, Sept 14 — Breakout mobile game Pokémon Go is inviting its playing community to choose where some of its new real-world focal points will be. Players will be able to...

  • ‘PUBG Mobile’ developer preparing free ‘Ring of Elysium’ for worldwide PC release

    1 week ago

    ‘PUBG Mobile’ developer preparing free ‘Ring of Elysium’ for worldwide PC release

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 — It’s a last-one-standing Battle Royale with a difference: Ring of Elysium takes place within a ski resort, with snowboards, hang gliders, avalanches...

  • Google turns 20: Welcome to Mountain View

    1 week ago

    Google turns 20: Welcome to Mountain View

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 — September 2018 sees Google celebrate its 20th anniversary. To mark the milestone, we'll be looking back at the early days of one of tech's biggest...

  • Why the Apple Watch is the real must-have device, despite new iPhones

    1 week ago

    Why the Apple Watch is the real must-have device, despite new iPhones

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Apple kept things simple this time for its September 12 event, announcing a redesigned Apple Watch series 4 as well as three new iPhones. The company...

  • Apple slashes its iPhone 7, iPhone 8 pricing in Malaysia

    1 week ago

    Apple slashes its iPhone 7, iPhone 8 pricing in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Following the announcement of the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, Apple has reduced its pricing for its older iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models in...

  • This is the best iPhone for under RM4,000

    1 week ago

    This is the best iPhone for under RM4,000

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — The latest iPhone models are just getting more expensive. If we refer to Apple Singapore’s pricing, the iPhone XS is priced from RM4,974 for the base...

  • Updated Apple system takes on smartphone addiction

    1 week ago

    Updated Apple system takes on smartphone addiction

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 13 — Apple’s polished iPhone line-up comes with tools to help users dial back their smartphone obsessions, amid growing concerns over “addiction” and...

  • Apple website leaks suggest iPhones could be named XS, XS Max, Xr

    1 week ago

    Apple website leaks suggest iPhones could be named XS, XS Max, Xr

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12 — Apple Inc is expected to launch three new iPhones today and leaks from Apple website have so far suggested that they will be named XS Max for the top...

  • Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

    1 week ago

    Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12 — Apple today was expected to unveil new iPhones, playing up eye-grabbing edge-to-edge screens in a bid to strengthen its position in a largely saturated...

  • Can a US$6,000 MacBook Pro ever be worth it?

    1 week ago

    Can a US$6,000 MacBook Pro ever be worth it?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 ― When Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro line, I’m pretty sure some Mac users shouted, “Finally!” I’d never paid that much attention to the MacBook...

  • PaMu Scroll promises to be affordable alternative to Apple's AirPods

    1 week ago

    PaMu Scroll promises to be affordable alternative to Apple's AirPods

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — As phone makers slowly abandon the ageing headphone jack, wireless Bluetooth headphones are slowly becoming more common. I often get asked for...

  • 'Sekiro' trailer leaps closer to 2019 release

    1 week ago

    'Sekiro' trailer leaps closer to 2019 release

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12 ― An atmospheric and action-oriented trailer for ninja warrior game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been released in advance of the 2018 Tokyo Game Show....

  • Google fights French ‘right to be forgotten’ in EU court

    1 week ago

    Google fights French ‘right to be forgotten’ in EU court

    BRUSSELS, Sept 11 — Google clashed with France in a top EU court today arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe’s “right to be forgotten”...

  • Got a problem? Ask China’s online agony aunts

    1 week ago

    Got a problem? Ask China’s online agony aunts

    SHANGHAI, Sept 11 ― Wondering if you have a sex addiction? Have a question about the US-China trade war’s likely impact? Or about whether to buy a house? China’s online...

  • What are some of 2018's hottest budget phones so far?

    1 week ago

    What are some of 2018's hottest budget phones so far?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 — The latest flagships from tech giants generally don't go unnoticed, with billboards teasing the newest features in big cities all over the world so...

  • Plantronics new headsets let in right sounds wherever you are

    1 week ago

    Plantronics new headsets let in right sounds wherever you are

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 — Audio equipment manufacturer Plantronics has revealed not one or two but eight new headphones, aimed at sports fanatics, avid travellers and die-hard...

  • SNS Network and Xiaomi open first Mi Store in Perak

    1 week ago

    SNS Network and Xiaomi open first Mi Store in Perak

    IPOH, Sept 10 — SNS Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd together with China-based electrical manufacturing giant Xiaomi opened the first Mi Store in Perak today. The lifestyle concept...

  • Survey: Most Americans get news from social media, despite doubts

    1 week ago

    Survey: Most Americans get news from social media, despite doubts

    WASHINGTON, Sept 10 — Two-thirds of American adults get at least some of their news from social media, even though many are sceptical about the accuracy of that information, a...

  • The vivo V11, with in-display fingerprint sensor, is now available for pre-order in Malaysia

    1 week ago

    The vivo V11, with in-display fingerprint sensor, is now available for pre-order in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — The vivo V11 series is launching in Malaysia this coming Thursday and for those who can’t wait, you can book your unit with a RM100 booking fee....

  • New iPhones aim for momentum in sputtering smartphone market

    1 week ago

    New iPhones aim for momentum in sputtering smartphone market

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 9 — Apple is set to unveil new iPhones, aiming to gain fresh momentum in the premium segment of a global smartphone market showing signs of fatigue. In its...

  • Paris' Arab World Institute lets viewers see Palmyra in virtual reality exhibit

    1 week ago

    Paris' Arab World Institute lets viewers see Palmyra in virtual reality exhibit

    PARIS, Sept 9 — Located in Syria, northeast of Damascus, Palmyra was one of the most important cultural centres in the ancient world. It was mainly for this reason that it was...

  • Jack Ma’s Alibaba: E-commerce, film and food delivery

    1 week ago

    Jack Ma’s Alibaba: E-commerce, film and food delivery

    BEIJING, Sept 9 ― Chinese internet tycoon Jack Ma is retiring from Alibaba on Monday after transforming the e-commerce company into a global behemoth that has branched out into...

  • Jack Ma: English teacher turned internet tycoon

    1 week ago

    Jack Ma: English teacher turned internet tycoon

    BEIJING, Sept 8 — Jack Ma was a cash-strapped Chinese entrepreneur and former English teacher when he convinced friends to give him US$60,000 (RM250,000) to start a Chinese...

  • ‘Overwatch’ eSports expands to new cities, including Paris

    1 week ago

    ‘Overwatch’ eSports expands to new cities, including Paris

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 8 —Activision Blizzard yesterday added six new teams to its Overwatch League, including one in Paris, as the city-based approach to eSports headed into its...

  • Facial recognition touted as ‘user friendly’ system for airports

    1 week ago

    Facial recognition touted as ‘user friendly’ system for airports

    DULLES, Sept 8 —As facial recognition technology use generates intense scrutiny, a new system unveiled at Washington’s Dulles airport is being touted as a “user friendly”...

  • ‘Fortnite’ teaming up with Monopoly, Nerf

    1 week ago

    ‘Fortnite’ teaming up with Monopoly, Nerf

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 8 — Special editions of board game Monopoly and Nerf toy guns will be themed after popular video game Fortnite. A premature retail listing has revealed the...

  • Elon Musk muses about life over whisky and weed

    1 week ago

    Elon Musk muses about life over whisky and weed

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7 — Entrepreneur Elon Musk sipped whisky and puffed a little weed while musing at length late yesterday about artificial intelligence, colonising space, and...

  • New wave of safety gadgets buoys women on the move

    2 weeks ago

    New wave of safety gadgets buoys women on the move

    LONDON, Sept 7 — Friends had warned Yasmine Mustafa about the dangers of touring South America solo. She came home with a notepad full of scary traveller tales and the seeds of...

  • 100Mbps Unifi Pro Plan at RM129/month: Here’s all you need to know

    2 weeks ago

    100Mbps Unifi Pro Plan at RM129/month: Here’s all you need to know

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — TM has officially unveiled its new affordable 100Mbps Fibre broadband plan that offers unlimited quota at RM129/month. This is essentially a 10Mbps Unifi...

  • Apple to provide online tool for police to request data

    2 weeks ago

    Apple to provide online tool for police to request data

    CUPERTINO, Sept 7 — Apple Inc plans to create an online tool for police to formally request data about its users and to assemble a team to train police about what data can and...