Science & Technology

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Wishing for better battery solution in 2015

2015-01-07   THE year 2015 is when we expect all the technologies we saw from the movie Back To The Future II are finally realised.   While many of us are asking for a hoverboard and a time-travelling Delorean in their 2015 wishlist, there’s nothing I want...

LG kicks off CES 2015

2015-01-07 KOREA’S LG is getting the party started at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the LG G Flex 2. The CES 2015 is an annual event held every January in Vegas with many brands showcasing their top products. LG’s G Flex first installation...

Lenovo introduces new high-performance smartphones, accessories

2015-01-07 LENOVO announced at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a lineup of full featured devices and accessories designed to enhance the mobile experience of consumers on-the-go. The Lenovo P90 makes its debut appearance as the first...

Lamborghini smartphone offers wow factor

2015-01-07 FOR the consumer who wants a smartphone to make an impression, the Lamborghini nameplate can do that – for a cool US$6,000, shipping included.Tonino Lamborghini Mobile on Monday announced the global launch of the stainless steel-and-leather handset...

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A guide to minimising digital distractions in 2015

2014-12-31   THE year 2014 has been incredible for tech. Smartphones keep getting better, smart watches are finally picking up steam and we finally discovered other earth-like planets that we could migrate to many years from now.   As we celebrate the new...

Top gadgets of 2014

2014-12-31 THE year 2014 has been more of a revolutionary year, where electronics manufacturers were busy with innovating new tips and tricks to newly released gadgets. Majority of the breakthroughs have come in wearable tech, whilst the new device releases...

iPhone user tries to go back to BlackBerry

2014-12-31 THE BlackBerry’s blinking red light used to haunt me. Just when I thought I could relax, enjoy a nice dinner or go for a run, my BlackBerry would start blinking again, signaling a new message. I was an addict. Typing with one hand, hiding the...

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4; the king of phablets retains the throne

2014-12-24 I WAS one of those who jumped into the phablet bandwagon when the first Samsung Galaxy Note was introduced three years ago. I then made a switch to a smaller phone because I needed something more portable. But now that we have smart watches that...

Huawei’s Honor: small on price, big on features

2014-12-24 GOOGLE may have led the way in creating cheap flagships, but after the Nexus 6 exited the “affordable” scene, many have stepped up to follow in Google’s footsteps such as One Plus, XiaoMi, Oppo and now Honor. Honor may sound like a new name, but...

Taiwan says Uber ‘violating law’ by operating without licence

2014-12-24 TAIWAN’S transport ministry said Uber Technologies Inc is operating a taxi-hailing service “in violation of the law“, and that it is investigating the possibility of blocking access to the US company’s website and mobile app.Ministry of...

US, industry launch drone safety campaign

2014-12-24 ALARMED by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the US government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign. The campaign includes a website —...

Can an app a day keep the doctor away?

2014-12-24 GONG Xiaoming, an obstetrician at a public hospital in Shanghai, usually sees up to 30 outpatients a day, but when he writes an article about uterine fibroids it can easily draw tens of thousands clicks within a day on his microblog. “I can’t...

Monday, 22 December 2014

Weakness in tsunami warning system

2014-12-22 IN APRIL 2012, Indonesia’s Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.As an 8.6-magnitude quake struck...

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

2014-12-22 SCIENTISTS in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues.The invention opens up the possibility of implanting almost unnoticeable sensors inside the body,...

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What Google’s Year in Search says about 2014

2014-12-17 IF YOU’RE trying to make sense of Google’s Year In Search – previously known as Google Zeitgeist, also known as Stuff You’re Really Interested in Looking At When You’re Not Too Busy Lying About Your Love of Proust – you could do worse than cite...

Viber unveils platform expansion with Viber games

2014-12-17 VIBER, the leading messaging, voice and video platform, announced a major expansion in its app today with the launch of Viber Games. This is the third major release for Viber in as many months, following the addition of Mobile Video Calls and Viber...

Hands on the cheapest Mac you can get today

2014-12-17   ALTHOUGH it’s the least popular computer in Apple’s Mac lineup today, the Mac Mini is still an excellent budget Mac for those who are strapped on cash.   It’s also one of the more flexible Macs, as it has a very small footprint and gives users...

How to pick the right fitness tracker

2014-12-17 THE holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you’re eating and how little you’re exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.The best device for you will depend on your current fitness levels and needs. Most...

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Internet giants wage war on ad blockers

2014-12-10 IMAGINE being able to surf the web and watch videos online without having to swat away pesky pop-up ads? These days you can, thanks to small programm like Adblock Plus that are available free for download and that arm your browser to defend against...

Standout phone features – do you need them?

2014-12-10 THERE’S an Android phone for everyone. Need to swim with it? Get a waterproof model. Travel a lot? Get one with longer battery life. The novel features in these phones aren’t going to be necessities for everyone. But if you’re in need of that...

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