Science & Technology

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Sony impresses with premium budget Xperia E4g

2015-03-25 THESE days you can get a decent smartphone for cheap. The budget line is no longer a bargain bin for underpowered, low quality phones. Rather, it’s a growing segment for compelling phones at aggressive prices. In fact, you need to look past the...

New partnerships extend Microsoft’s reach into Android

2015-03-25 MICROSOFT on Monday unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system.The move is part of a push by Microsoft, which has been lagging in...

Not keen on Apple Watch? Here are five alternatives

2015-03-25 AHEAD of the release of Apple's hotly anticipated wearable on April 24, there is more competition than ever in the smartwatch sector. Tag Heuer has announced a partnership with Google and Intel to develop a smartwatch that should hit stores before...

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Digital haven at German IT fair

2015-03-18 THERE’S the intelligent yoga mat, the coffee flask that’ll give you and your smartphone a jolt, and a super-smart dinosaur toy with his head in the cloud.Love it or hate it, this is a glimpse of the world of tomorrow according to the gadget makers...

Print your IG photos and selfies with Polaroid

2015-03-18 I WAS sitting in the living room one afternoon and took out the family photo album off the coffee table. This was just seconds after glancing through my Instagram feed on my phone. After going through old pictures of my family and I taken 20 years...

Li Ning, Xiaomi tie-up on ‘smart’ running shoes

2015-03-18 CHINA’S Li Ning Co Ltd is teaming up with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to produce a new generation of “smart” running shoes this year, in the sports brand’s latest effort to revive its waning fortunes.Li Ning, backed by private equity...

New MacBook: Yay or nay?

2015-03-18 AN ALL new MacBook from Apple has been announced, and it has been ingeniously named MacBook. The introduction of the MacBook makes the Macbook Air pretty much obsolete, which really made me wonder why Apple didn’t kill it off anyway. The new...

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Apple Watch to include array of features to connect

2015-03-11 APPLE launched an assault on the fledgling wearable tech market Monday, unveiling a high-end smartwatch that offers new ways to stay connected and to track health and fitness. The Apple Watch will be available in several major markets around the...

HTC One gets a reboot

2015-03-11 THE HTC One was first launched in 2013, with the “M7” code name. It was easily the best looking Android device to-date, at that time. More importantly, it gave Android fans the chance to say that they had the best looking smartphone in the world....

Dell Venue 8 7000 takes on iPad Mini

2015-03-11 ARE we still buying tablets anymore? With smartphones getting bigger in size each year, the need for another large screen device has since diminished. And unlike smartphones, people don’t upgrade their tablets as fast. An iPad purchased over three...

Got diabetes? Well, there’s an app for that

2015-03-11 US HEALTH researchers are targeting millions of smartphone users with Apple Inc’s new software tool, hoping to collect an unprecedented amount of data on major diseases by tracking their behaviors via iPhone.The ResearchKit software tool, an open...

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Pebble brings colour to new smartwatch

2015-03-04 MOBILE tech companies are betting 2015 as the year of the smartwatch. Many are expecting the smartwatch market to really take off once Apple starts selling Apple Watches to the masses later this year. At the Mobile World Congress this week, Huawei...

Smartwatch market getting saturated

2015-03-04 THE Pebble is easily one of the biggest names in smartwatches as it was one of the first, and then came a series of uglier smart watches followed by the more attractive ones from LG and Motorola. Earlier in January, three new offerings came from...

Yahoo marks 20 years with yodels, reminiscences

2015-03-04 YAHOO celebrated its 20th anniversary Monday with a look back at its history and an eye to the future of the Internet pioneer in the midst of a transformation effort.On its home page, Yahoo displayed an animated birthday cake as part of its logo,...

Google, Facebook eye connectivity

2015-03-04   SCI-FI solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen – from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered...

Zuckerberg seeks peace with telcos

2015-03-04 FACEBOOK Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg was on hostile turf on Monday as he spoke to executives at the world’s biggest annual gathering of the mobile industry, renewing attempts to win their backing to help reach billions of users with no Internet...

Dating app Tinder premium plan targets under-30s

2015-03-04 SMARTPHONE dating app Tinder launched a premium paid subscription version on Monday, but drew criticism over a pricing system that charges older users more.Tinder Plus, which has been tested since late last year, has subscription fees varying by...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

HP shrinks the Pavilion to take on the Mac Mini

2015-02-25 I USED to own an HP Pavilion desktop PC when I was a kid. It introduced me to Windows 98 and colour-coded ports, and I had so much fun playing Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Myst on it. But the CPU was also big and heavy. The most annoying...

Sony goes premium with latest Walkman

2015-02-25 SONY’s Walkman has come a long way. The first original portable cassette player was released on July 1, 1979. My elder brother was only six months old. When I came about and was old enough to know what music was, I immediately searched for a...

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