Science & Technology

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Asus plays with buttons in ZenFone 2

2015-06-10 WHEN LG decided to put buttons on the back of the phone instead of the sides, it seemed like absolute nonsense. Now, I can’t really see myself using a phone with buttons on the side, without the tap-to-wake function. Pressing that power button...

The best mid-range phones this year

2015-06-10 FLAGSHIP phones, although they’re the cream of the crop of smartphones, tend to be very expensive. There are budget options, but while they are quite decent performers, they lack somewhat in build quality and design (as they’re cheaply made anyway...

More deals seen in chips as Internet of Things blooms

2015-06-10 WITH the biggest year in chip deals since 2000 not even halfway through, mid-sized semiconductor makers appear to be prime takeover targets as the largest players look to round out their capabilities and turn their focus to chips for cars, watches...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Start-ups key as Taiwan seeks new tech identity

2015-06-03 AS THE Computex trade show opens its doors Tuesday in Taiwan it is putting a new focus on start-ups to boost the island’s tech credentials in the face of intense competition from rival China. Taiwan has hosted Asia’s biggest tech trade show for 35...

Solar Impulse waits out weather before take-off for Hawaii

2015-06-03 ULTIMATELY when it comes to adventure, however advanced the technology, the weather holds the trump card.A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel was sitting in Japan on Tuesday waiting out unexpectedly bad...

Travelling light with just my smartphone

2015-06-03 AS A minimalist techie who loves to travel, I like to travel light and only take my smartphone with me. I did use to hoard a lot of gadgets on my trips; my laptop computer for work, my tablet for reading on the plane, my camera, iPod, noise-...

Google out to win trust with simpler privacy controls

2015-06-03 GOOGLE on Monday made it simpler for people using its popular online services to manage privacy, in a move aimed at bolstering trust.“Everyday, we make choices that affect our privacy and security online,” Google account controls and settings...

BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest’s Typo reach settlement

2015-06-03 BLACKBERRY said Monday that it reached a patent infringement settlement with Typo, a maker of iPhone keyboards co-founded by “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest. The Canadian smartphone maker had accused Typo of ripping off its design.Under the...

Budget GoPro Hero+ now with touchscreen LCD

2015-06-03 IT SEEMS GoPro has gone the typical camera maker route, by adding highly sought after features in its newly released camera packaged in a lower-end body, thus, not diluting sales from higher-end cameras, but making the lower -end cameras more...

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Ban Ki-Moon lauds social media’s role in spreading info during Nepal’s disaster

2015-05-27 THE social media has been crucial in helping to gather information in the recent Nepal earthquake disaster, said secretary general of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-Moon. He said this in his special video message at the opening of Asia Media...

Fire-safe mobile charger invented in Finland

2015-05-27 A FIRE caused by an unplugged mobile charger destroyed a house in Finland in 2013, and then triggered an invention that can prevent such tragedy from happening again.The newly-invented ASMO mobile gadget charger can shut off automatically when the...

Daimler teams up with China’s Baidu in connected cars drive

2015-05-27 GERMAN carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part of a trend of deepening ties between carmakers and consumer technology companies.Carmakers are seeking to extend...

Home automation, music in iOS 9

2015-05-27 AT THE Apple WWDC, taking place June 8-12, developers will get a chance to discover the newest features for Mac OS and iOS. The latest mobile operating system is expected to highlight home automation and offer, for the first time, split-screen...

Rip through days without charge with YotaPhone 2

2015-05-27 IMAGINE having a smartphone that lasts you for days rather than hours. Think of the many things you could do when you no longer have to worry about charging your phone every now and then. Most smartphones don’t get us through the day even at full...

Instaspam? Introducing Instagram’s new email digest

2015-05-27 DO YOU like receiving email? Do you have an Instagram account? Then we have good news for you. The photo-sharing network is going to start taking its lead from parent company Facebook and sending regular email updates to users collating the best...

Panasonic G7or Fujifilm X-T10?Take your best shot

2015-05-27 LAST week saw the launch of two exciting new small-bodied but capable cameras just hours apart from one another, namely Panasonic’s G7 and the Fujifilm X-T10. The Panasonic G7, is an improvement on its predecessor, the G6, with a brand new sensor...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

AT&T working on exclusive content for connected cars

2015-05-20 AT&T Inc is gearing up to bring connected car users exclusive content such as videos and games that can be streamed onto personal mobile devices later this year, AT&T’s senior vice president of emerging devices Chris Penrose said.“It’s no...

Obama gets his own @POTUS account on Twitter

2015-05-20 US PRESIDENT Barack Obama is embracing short-form communication. Twitter has a new account: @POTUS. Spelled out, that's President Of The United States.For years, White House officials have used Twitter to communicate White House policy and...

Rid of CDs, Starbucks teams up with Spotify

2015-05-20 MONTHS after ending its tradition of CD sales, coffee giant Starbucks on Monday confirmed the rapid growth of music streaming as it announced a partnership with Spotify.The Swedish streaming leader will give accounts to its premium service to...

Tiny but mighty C.H.I.P makes huge waves

2015-05-20 FANCY a computer for US$9? Kickstarter, everyone’s favourite crowd-funding website has done it again, with Next Thing Co creating the world’s first US$9 ($13) computer. With 17 days to go, the project has already received 27,770 backers, with a...

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