Science & Technology

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Google founders look to the future

2014-07-09 WHEN Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sat down for a rare frank and open chat with the veteran technology venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, they admitted, among other things, that Google is interested in healthcare but scared of its...

Android poised to take over

2014-07-09 ANDROID has one billion active users, 20 billion texts and 93 million selfies taken per day. The Google-owned operating system’s VP, Sundar Pichai, revealed these stats at the recent Google I/O forum, and has also mapped a plan for how Google is...

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Can’t help loving the latest Android L

2014-07-02 GOOGLE recently held its annual I/O event, which is usually where all the goodies for the next year are announced, and there, everyone got a sneak peek at what the next version of Android will bring. Known simply as “Android L”, because the type...

Vertu Signature Touch:most expensive smartphone

2014-07-02 FOR those who have been following my articles over the recent months, you’ve obviously noticed that I’ve been a serious advocate for great quality smartphones on the cheap. Low-cost Phones such as the Moto G, the Nexus 5 and the OnePlus One have...

Visitors star in their own manga at Tokyo’s advanced technology exhibition

2014-07-02 LINE yourself up with the manga speech bubbles or background art projected on a screen, strike a pose, and the Manga Generator system will put you into the scene. It’s just one of the fun programmes offered at the Advanced Technology Exhibition...

8 coolest wearable tech in 2014

2014-07-02 WEARABLE technology is all the rage these days. Instead of swerving into sci-fi world with alien-looking gadgets, technology is (wisely) heading towards a subtler combination of functionality and fashion. Check out the latest gadgets that you can...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

‘Kill switch’ software cuts thefts

2014-06-25 APPLE'S introduction of a “kill switch” in its iPhone software last September has cut thefts of the phones across the board, according to data from London, New York and San Francisco – while those of other smartphones have continued to rise. Now...

Study shows malware worms its way into more apps

2014-06-25 MALICIOUS software is increasingly making its way into mobile phones through “cloned” versions of popular apps, and software weaknesses in legitimate ones, security researchers said yesterday.McAfee Labs said in its quarterly threat assessment that...

Cheaper iMac, but is it for you?

2014-06-25 THE iMac is no doubt the most elegant all-in-one desktop computer in the market. The sexy minimalist design, the sturdy build quality, the gorgeous display, powerful specs and highly intuitive operating system (OS) software makes the iMac so...

Playing with Sonos

2014-06-25 ALTHOUGH I’ve never seen a Sonos labelled device on sale here in Brunei, I sure have heard it play in quite a number of homes, and those adapting to this wireless, internet-connected brand of speakers has steadily been growing over the year. Sonos...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

SanDisk spends big on Fusion-io

2014-06-18 SANDISK Corp is buying Fusion-io Inc for about US$1.1 billion to add heft to its fast-growing business of providing flash storage drives to companies.SanDisk, whose flash memory chips are widely used in smartphones and cameras to store data, is...

EU to team up with South Korea in global 5G race

2014-06-18 THE European Union is teaming up with South Korea to jointly research the next generation of mobile broadband technology, hoping the Asian country’s expertise will help it catch up in a field crucial for economic growth and jobs.South Korea has one...

ASUS Transforms hybrids to a new level

2014-06-18 NOBODY buys laptops anymore, maybe because laptops are ceasing to exist with every laptop coming out dubbed a “hybrid”. This can be extremely misleading, because having your laptop bend into a tablet or having it stand up like an inverted ‘V’, or...

HP Compaq TC1100: The world’s first tablet

2014-06-18   CONTRARY to what most people believe, Apple didn’t invent the tablet computer.   It was Microsoft that pioneered the first tablet PC, way back in 2004. But it was so much different than the tablet we know today.   This world’s first tablet...

Amazon could shake up sector with smartphone

2014-06-18 AMAZON’S mystery unveiling Wednesday is widely expected to be a smartphone, which if managed well could shake up the market and boost the US online giant as a device maker.The company has given few hints, inviting a small group of media to the...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Moto G 4G: Motorola has you covered in the budget category

2014-06-11 SAY you break or lose your smartphone right now and you desperately need a temporary replacement. You need a phone that’s at least as good as the one you had, but you’re on a tight budget. The options on the budget range of smartphones are...

Another mobile OS player joins the fray

2014-06-11 SAMSUNG has been making great devices on the mobile front over the past year. That’s stating the obvious, of course, since Samsung is now the leading phone maker in the world. The Galaxy series on Android has a phone in every specification and...

WWDC 2014: Apple introduces Mac OS X Yosemite, iOS 8

2014-06-11 POSSIBLY disappointing anyone expecting a new iPhone or iPad, Apple’s WWDC 2014 recently had no new hardware announcements, although there was a lot going on in terms of software. Biggest of the announcements was the next operating system for the...

Toughpad FZ-M1: One tough tablet

2014-06-11 THE last time we tested one of Panasonic’s military-grade Toughbooks was quite a while back – and boy, did our review unit take a beating that time, since we were encouraged to (and actually did) splash water on it, drop it from three to five feet...

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

LG creates 2K screen flagship with lasers

2014-06-04 THE HTC One from last year was clearly the top Android phone until the later half, when LG joined the party to take away some of the attention from HTC’s best flagship phone to that date. This year, the HTC followed up its flagship with the One M8...

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