Tech/Gadgets

  • This week in video game: ‘Fallout 76,’ ‘Battlefield V,’ ‘Super Mario Flashback’ (VIDEO)

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    This week in video game: ‘Fallout 76,’ ‘Battlefield V,’ ‘Super Mario Flashback’ (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3 — A live-action reimagining of mid-November’s Fallout 76, a preview of Battlefield V’s first eight maps, and a free underwater update for No Man’s...

  • Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts that sought to discourage US voting

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    Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts that sought to discourage US voting

    WASHINGTON, Nov 3 — Twitter Inc deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s US election and wrongly appeared...

  • Royole introduces world’s first foldable smartphone

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    Royole introduces world’s first foldable smartphone

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 3 — Yesterday, Royole beat Samsung and Huawei to the punch by releasing the first-ever commercially available smartphone-tablet hybrid. California-based...

  • Realme 2 Pro: A sturdy, full-screen smartphone with a huge selfie snapper

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    Realme 2 Pro: A sturdy, full-screen smartphone with a huge selfie snapper

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 — This year has been an incredibly strong one for the smartphone industry. With the growing demand for innovative devices, emerging smartphone brand Realme...

  • Smartphone sales down for fourth straight quarter

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    Smartphone sales down for fourth straight quarter

    PARIS, Nov 3 — Global smartphone sales fell for a fourth consecutive quarter in the period through September, suggesting a challenging market for device makers awaiting...

  • LG is bringing a rollable TV to CES 2019

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    LG is bringing a rollable TV to CES 2019

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 2 ― LG is bringing everything under the tech sun to CES 2019 ― robots, smartphones, washing machines, you name it ― including a world first:...

  • You can now share your Shazam finds on Instagram Stories

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    You can now share your Shazam finds on Instagram Stories

    NEW YORK, Nov 2 ― As of yesterday, you can immediately share songs that you’ve ID’ed with Shazam on your Instagram Story.   Earlier this year, Instagram...

  • Super-computer brings ‘cloud’ to astronauts in space

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    Super-computer brings ‘cloud’ to astronauts in space

    WASHINGTON, Nov 2 — A super-computer at the International Space Station aims to bring “cloud” computing to astronauts in space and speed up their ability to run data...

  • ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ second only to ‘GTA V,’ says studio

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    ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ second only to ‘GTA V,’ says studio

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 2 — The late October release of Wild West video game Red Dead Redemption 2 resulted in the second-biggest entertainment launch of all time, according to...

  • Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

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    Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

    LONDON, Nov 1 ― Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce...

  • Study: Chinese-style ‘digital authoritarianism’ grows globally

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    Study: Chinese-style ‘digital authoritarianism’ grows globally

    WASHINGTON, Nov 1 ― Governments worldwide are stepping up use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China’s model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on power, a...

  • 10 things I like about the new iPad Pro

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    10 things I like about the new iPad Pro

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 — Apple had just unveiled the new iPad Pro and this third generation model has been redesigned from the ground up. The bezels are thinner with an all-screen...

  • Honor Magic 2 is an all-screen slider smartphone with six cameras (VIDEO)

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    Honor Magic 2 is an all-screen slider smartphone with six cameras (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 — Shortly after Xiaomi announced their futuristic Mi MIX 3, Honor has just revealed a similar all-screen device with the Magic 2. It has an edge to edge...

  • Facebook boots far-right ‘Proud Boys’ for hate content

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    Facebook boots far-right ‘Proud Boys’ for hate content

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 1 — Facebook yesterday said it was removing accounts associated with far-right group “The Proud Boys” and its founder Gavin McInnes for hate speech that...

  • After three years, the Mac mini gets an upgrade

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    After three years, the Mac mini gets an upgrade

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31 ― On October 30 at a special event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apple announced an all-new space gray Mac mini, complete with 6-core processors, five...

  • Apple users still waiting on AirPower, Macbook and iMac updates and more

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    Apple users still waiting on AirPower, Macbook and iMac updates and more

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31 ― The Apple event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 30, 2018 left a lot to be desired, leaving fans in the dark about when to expect...

  • Typical tweet shorter since character length doubled

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    Typical tweet shorter since character length doubled

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31 — Twitter yesterday confirmed that a year after doubling the character limit for tweets, the average length of messages fired off in English actually got a...

  • What Malaysians need to know about the latest Apple launch

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    What Malaysians need to know about the latest Apple launch

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — Surprise! Apple just launched more new devices at a special event in New York. Besides a new iPad Pro, there’s also updated versions of the MacBook Air...

  • The MacBook Air gets a revival

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    The MacBook Air gets a revival

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — After a year plus hiatus, the MacBook Air is back. Apple today announced an all-new redesigned and re-engineer MacBook Air that brings Retina...

  • The new iPad Pro has an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina Display and it now uses USB-C

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    The new iPad Pro has an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina Display and it now uses USB-C

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — Apple has just unveiled their latest iPad Pro and it’s the biggest change yet since the original model. Similar to the iPhone X, the new iPad has...

  • Apple reveals Malaysian pricing for the new iPad Pro

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    Apple reveals Malaysian pricing for the new iPad Pro

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — Apple has finally unveiled its new 3rd gen iPad Pro and now we have the full price list for Malaysia. Overall, it’s more expensive...

  • August’s smart door locks now respond to your voice

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    August’s smart door locks now respond to your voice

    NEW YORK, Oct 31 — Yesterday, August announced an assortment of new features coming to both the Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro. With Halloween — a day when your front door...

  • China steps up VPN blocks ahead of major trade, internet shows

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    China steps up VPN blocks ahead of major trade, internet shows

    HONG KONG, Oct 30 — Chinese authorities have stepped up efforts to block virtual private networks (VPN), service providers said today in describing a “cat and mouse” game...

  • Snapchat’s new Snap Camera brings filters to your desktop computer

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    Snapchat’s new Snap Camera brings filters to your desktop computer

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 — On Friday, Snap Inc introduced Snap Camera, a free computer application designed to bring your favourite Snap filters to your desktop. As of Friday,...

  • From streaming TV to Gmail, it's all about the cloud

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    From streaming TV to Gmail, it's all about the cloud

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 — Whether you’re watching your favourite show on Netflix or backing up all-important cat photos to Google Drive, the “cloud” has become an essential...

  • OnePlus 6T is a slightly bigger flagship with an in-display fingerprint sensor

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    OnePlus 6T is a slightly bigger flagship with an in-display fingerprint sensor

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The OnePlus 6T is officially announced and it’s essentially an updated bigger brother of the previous OnePlus 6. It has a larger display, a bigger...

  • Huawei teases new AI speaker: Unoriginal design, unbeatable price

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    Huawei teases new AI speaker: Unoriginal design, unbeatable price

    NEW YORK, Oct 30 — At the Mate 20 event on Friday, Huawei teased their version of an AI speaker, which at least from the outside, looks almost exactly like the Apple HomePod —...

  • Apple iOS 12.1 user guide reveals upcoming features

    1 week ago

    Apple iOS 12.1 user guide reveals upcoming features

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 — The Apple-uploaded iOS 12.1 user guide reveals a group Facetime feature, improved Apple Music, and grouped notification updates in the new operating...

  • WhatsApp now supports stickers

    1 week ago

    WhatsApp now supports stickers

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 — Finally, WhatsApp is introducing virtual stickers to its array of functions and features. Sometimes, words just aren’t enough to properly express...

  • China’s OnePlus, backed by Qualcomm and T-Mobile, launches smartphone in US

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    China’s OnePlus, backed by Qualcomm and T-Mobile, launches smartphone in US

    NEW YORK, Oct 30 — A Chinese smartphone company whose high-end products are little known outside a tech-savvy niche entered the US market yesterday with the backing of two key...