Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Facebook changes ‘trending’ feature to rely less on human editors

2016-08-31 FACEBOOK Inc changed its popular “Trending” feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company wrote in a blog post last Friday.The update is...

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Android 7.0 Nougat officially rolls out for Google Nexus devices

2016-08-24 GOOD news Nexus users — you will be the first users to receive the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat. Google has announced that it has started rolling out the update worldwide so it might still take a few days before you get the update. Announced at...

OnePlus 3 and ZTE Axon 7: Everything you need for less

2016-08-24 HERE’S what you'd get when you pay top dollar for a high-end smartphone in 2016: premium build quality, the speediest processors, retina-scorching Quad HD displays, the best cameras and the latest fingerprint sensor tech. If your budget doesn’t...

An unexpected Macbook Air copy

2016-08-24 XIAOMI’S first appearance in the smartphone scene caused an outrage amongst many, claiming it had blatantly copied Apple’s iPhone design. With a smart approach, Xiaomi understands that no publicity is bad publicity, and has since then continued on...

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

More power in the Asus ROG GX800

2016-08-17 ASUS has upgraded its powerful but impractical ROG GX700 liquid-cooled gaming laptop by squeezing in a second graphic chip. In the new ROG GX800 are two of Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX 1080 graphics chips, compared to a single GTX 980 on its...

The best devices for your Pokemon Go adventures

2016-08-17 IT REALLY doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about Pokemon Go because no initiative from anyone, whether it be a game, campaign or event, has started a movement in Brunei that Pokemon Go has. When the game was launched, I was skeptical that people...

Samsung to launch Gear S3 on Aug 31

2016-08-17 SAMSUNG just launched the Galaxy Note 7 but it seems like the South Korean electronics giant is already preparing for its next smartwatch — the Gear S3. It posted on its Twitter page that it will be having a launch on Aug 31 in Berlin, Germany, a...

Supercharge your smartphone with the Superbook

2016-08-17 LET’S be honest. Some of you are reluctant to upgrade your laptop because the new ones are way overpriced. Unlike smartphones which can be easily replaced every year or two, laptop computers are huge investments, especially if you want one that...

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

S Koreans embrace mobile payments

2016-08-10 POST-GRADUATE student Huh Sun Young, 27, cannot live without her smartphone as she uses it not only to stay in touch with friends and surf the Internet, but also as a wallet. Instead of using cash or a credit card, she swipes her Samsung Galaxy...

Foreign Facebook love revives Cambodian PM ‘click farm’ row

2016-08-10 WITH its regular live broadcasts, routine tirades and daily — often curiously intimate — photo posts, the Facebook page of Cambodian strongman Hun Sen has won a remarkable five million fans. But a surge of “likes” from countries including India...

The cheapest route to virtual reality

2016-08-10 IN ONE of my year-enders last year, I mentioned that Virtual Reality (VR) is going to be one of the biggest things this year. The Alcatel Idol 4S that was launched last July may just be the cheapest smartphone to make it accessible for everyone....

Livestreaming apps beyond Facebook Live

2016-08-10 LIVE video is growing more popular as a way for families to share big moments with faraway loved ones and for artists and athletes to connect with fans. Livestreaming has also made the news in recent weeks as House Democrats used Periscope to...

Samsung releases best Note yet

2016-08-10 PEOPLE mostly want giant phones nowadays, but what good is a giant phone without a pen input or stylus? You might think that a stylus is nothing more than just a gimmicky accessory, but when you do have one at your disposal, chances are you’d be...

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Xiaomi rolls out Mi Notebook Air

2016-08-03 ULTRABOOKS are everything we’ve always wanted in a laptop: slim and lightweight design, durable construction and great hardware specifications. But their high cost have put off a lot of people, and this is why they’re not really a hot sell. Laptop...

Xiaomi becomes first to go OLED

2016-08-03 JUST last week, I went through the Alienware 13 OLED, a first for laptops with an OLED screen, and just last week, Xiaomi surprised everyone with its entry-level Redmi Pro, featuring an OLED screen. The Redmi Pro comes in two colour choices, gold...

Pokemon Go a campaign weapon for presidential candidates

2016-08-03 THE global phenomenon Pokemon Go has made its way onto the US presidential campaign trail with the staff of both major candidates appealing to users of the smartphone game to catch voters.The viral game uses smartphone satellite location, graphics...

Instagram ramps up fight against harassment

2016-08-03 INSTAGRAM on Monday said that is adding a new weapon for fighting harassment at the popular mobile app for sharing pictures and videos.The Facebook-owned social network began letting some celebrities and others with accounts that attract torrents...

KATA comes out with new 2nd LTE capable smartphone

2016-08-03 KATA has recently introduced its second LTE capable smartphone, the Kata i3L (or Kata i3 LTE). Launched by the US brand’s sole distributor in Brunei, AV Audio and Video along with several other Kata products this year the phone has a smaller five-...

Hackers accessed Telegram messaging accounts in Iran

2016-08-03 IRANIAN hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers...

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Chinese army bans Hong Kong’s Pokemon players from barracks

2016-07-27 THE Chinese army garrisoned in Hong Kong has warned people searching for Pikachu and other virtual monsters to stay off their premises, as Pokemon Go mania sweeps the smartphone-obsessed city.The gaming app landed Monday in Hong Kong and saw...