Tech/Gadgets

  • New stickers, enhanced message identification: Latest features on social networks

    1 week ago

    New stickers, enhanced message identification: Latest features on social networks

    LOS ANGELES, July 12 — The leading social media platforms are frequently adding features to either heighten user experience or bolster security, and this week is no exception...

  • Twitter sweeps ‘locked’ accounts from follower tally

    1 week ago

    Twitter sweeps ‘locked’ accounts from follower tally

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 — Twitter said yesterday users are likely to see “follower” numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts....

  • Disney to put ‘live’ ‘Overwatch’ eSports matches on TV

    1 week ago

    Disney to put ‘live’ ‘Overwatch’ eSports matches on TV

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 — Fans of the Overwatch video game will soon be able to watch competitions on television under a deal announced yesterday by Activision Blizzard and...

  • Splitting the bill? Send a direct money request using Google Pay

    1 week ago

    Splitting the bill? Send a direct money request using Google Pay

    NEW YORK, July 11 — Google Pay is rolling out peer-to-peer payment and the ability to store boarding passes or event tickets, putting everything under its brightly colored...

  • YouTube to invest US$25m to boost ‘trusted’ news sources

    1 week ago

    YouTube to invest US$25m to boost ‘trusted’ news sources

    NEW YORK, July 11 — YouTube unveiled plans to invest US$25 million (RM100.8 million) in news organisations as part of an effort to boosted trusted journalism and combat...

  • Sorry, Apple: These are the five best laptops for travellers

    1 week ago

    Sorry, Apple: These are the five best laptops for travellers

    NEW YORK, July 11 — Is the world’s best travel laptop dead? Ten years after Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air to the world, the laptop is on Apple Inc’s back burner —...

  • WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders

    1 week ago

    WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders

    MUMBAI, July 11 — WhatsApp took out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers yesterday offering “easy tips” to identify fact from fiction after a slew of recent murders...

  • Microsoft presents its portable and affordable Surface Go tablet

    1 week ago

    Microsoft presents its portable and affordable Surface Go tablet

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 — Microsoft has unveiled its latest tablet, the Surface Go, a 10-inch device selling from just US$399 (RM1606.97) and billed as an alternative to...

  • Google Pay for desktop gets a facelift

    1 week ago

    Google Pay for desktop gets a facelift

    NEW YORK, July 10 — The desktop version of Google Pay has now been updated with the brand’s New Material Theme as well as new features for keeping track of one’s purchases....

  • Samsung ‘Galaxy Watch’ or ‘Gear S3’ could come with Wear OS

    1 week ago

    Samsung ‘Galaxy Watch’ or ‘Gear S3’ could come with Wear OS

    SEOUL, July 10 — An industry leakster has sparked questions about the upcoming smartwatch from Samsung — will it come with Wear OS or stick to Tizen OS? The device is also...

  • ‘Warframe’ reveals two expansions and surface-to-space feature

    1 week ago

    ‘Warframe’ reveals two expansions and surface-to-space feature

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 — Laying out its ambitious plans for the rest of the year at annual fan convention TennoCon, glossy sci-fi action game Warframe continues to strengthen...

  • Fitness app Polar Flow, exposed sensitive locations and home addresses, says report

    1 week ago

    Fitness app Polar Flow, exposed sensitive locations and home addresses, says report

    HELSINKI, July 9 — Polar, the Finnish brand best known for its heart rate monitoring equipment and wearables, has had to temporarily suspend their Explore feature, due to...

  • Summer tech selection: Flight of the drones

    1 week ago

    Summer tech selection: Flight of the drones

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 9 ― Why not tray your had at drone flying for some vacation recreation this summer? With increasingly compact and high-tech models now on the market, these...

  • Bomberman turns 35

    1 week ago

    Bomberman turns 35

    TOKYO, July 8 — First released in July 1983 and now with over 70 games in the wild, the Bomberman franchise is 35 years old in 2018. With its traditional grid-based layout,...

  • Samsung Malaysia may have just confirmed some of the Galaxy Note9’s features

    1 week ago

    Samsung Malaysia may have just confirmed some of the Galaxy Note9’s features

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 due for next month, Samsung Malaysia is already asking their customers to register their interest for the...

  • State of the Game: Steam releases year-to-date 2018 charts

    1 week ago

    State of the Game: Steam releases year-to-date 2018 charts

    NEW YORK, July 7 — Released as Steam’s Summer sale closed out, a dozen titles, old and new, made the top tier of its half-year bestseller’s review, from Dota 2 through to...

  • Alibaba Group launches Malaysia Week eCommerce campaign

    2 weeks ago

    Alibaba Group launches Malaysia Week eCommerce campaign

    HANGZHOU, July 6 — Alibaba Group launched a “Malaysia Week” campaign today, an eCommerce milestone, under the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) initiative. The campaign, which...

  • Malaysia is finally getting the Nokia banana phone with 4G

    2 weeks ago

    Malaysia is finally getting the Nokia banana phone with 4G

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Nokia’s new throwback device, the 8110 4G has finally arrived in Malaysia. Like the reborn Nokia 3310, it’s also a feature phone but this supports...

  • Netflix is testing an Ultra subscription

    2 weeks ago

    Netflix is testing an Ultra subscription

    NEW YORK, July 5 — What’s more premium than premium? Well for Netflix, it could be ‘Ultra’—a more expensive subscription tier but that appears to offer the same...

  • Beta version of iOS 12 hints at new iPad with FaceID this autumn

    2 weeks ago

    Beta version of iOS 12 hints at new iPad with FaceID this autumn

    NEW YORK, July 5 — An iOS 12 discovery made by a well-known developer suggests that Face ID may be coming to the iPad. The upcoming version of Apple’s operating system, iOS...

  • Twitter goes wild for viral thread documenting budding in-flight romance

    2 weeks ago

    Twitter goes wild for viral thread documenting budding in-flight romance

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 — An online thread on a budding in-flight romance has riveted the Twittersphere and renewed hope among singletons on finding love in the air. It started...

  • Android P close to ‘completion’

    2 weeks ago

    Android P close to ‘completion’

    NEW YORK, July 4 — A Beta 3 version of Android P mobile operating system is rolling out for testing, allowing developers to see how their apps would work with the latest...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 design reportedly revealed in rendered images

    2 weeks ago

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 design reportedly revealed in rendered images

    NEW YORK, July 4 — Rendered images reportedly reveal the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 design, showing slimmer bezels and no physical home button. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is expected...

  • Facebook responding to US regulators in data breach probe

    2 weeks ago

    Facebook responding to US regulators in data breach probe

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 4 — Facebook acknowledged yesterday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal....

  • Patent suggests Huawei’s Watch 3 could pack a pair of built-in earbuds

    2 weeks ago

    Patent suggests Huawei’s Watch 3 could pack a pair of built-in earbuds

    SEOUL, July 4 — Huawei was granted a patent by The World Intellectual Property Organization for a wearable device storing a Bluetooth headset. The images used on the patent show...

  • India asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

    2 weeks ago

    India asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

    MUMBAI, July 3 — India has asked Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series...

  • Instagram introduces new ‘You’re Caught Up’ feature and WhatsApp offers ability to quiet groups

    2 weeks ago

    Instagram introduces new ‘You’re Caught Up’ feature and WhatsApp offers ability to quiet groups

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 — Instagram is rolling out a feature that will notify users when they’ve seen all the latest posts from the past two days — in other words, when...

  • Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

    2 weeks ago

    Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 — Facebook yesterday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger...

  • Summer Games Done Quick sets new record with US$2.1m run

    2 weeks ago

    Summer Games Done Quick sets new record with US$2.1m run

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 — Annual video game completion race Summer Games Done Quick raised US$2.1 million (RM8.4 million) for charity through audience donation as expert players...

  • What kind of mysterious Surface device is Microsoft cooking up?

    2 weeks ago

    What kind of mysterious Surface device is Microsoft cooking up?

    NEW YORK, July 2 — US technology website, The Verge, reports that Microsoft has been working on developing a new device for its Surface range. Going by the code name, Andromeda,...