Science & Technology

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

ASUS transforms its PadFone to a 7-inch format

2013-12-18 IT IS no secret I am totally in love with the concept of Asus’ PadFone. From the first rendition to the current PadFone Infinity, I am a bit surprised and disappointed at the lack of users who’ve adapted the phone. I personally think that the main...

Battle of the mini-tablet kings

2013-12-18 THE release of the first Google Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad Mini last year really kicked off the mini-tablet explosion. However, both devices were far from perfect. Fast forward a year later and we now have a new and improved Nexus 7 and iPad Mini,...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

This Xerox multi-function printer ‘sees’ you

2013-12-11 FUJI Xerox’s latest ApeosPort-V C/DocuCenter-V C series automatically wakes up from “sleep” mode when it senses a user nearby. The full-colour digital multi-function device has two “eyes” – a real-time proximity camera and a pyroelectric heat...

Five security tips to stay safe

2013-12-11 IN TODAY’S world, most things are documented, stored and communicated through our digital devices, be it a smartphone or tablet. Keeping them safe involves more than just preventing intrusion by malicious software but actually physically protecting...

The Chromecast is Time gadget of 2013

2013-12-11 THE US$35 ($44) plug-in media streaming device beat stiff competition from Apple, Microsoft and Nokia to claim the top spot.In explaining its decision, Time highlighted the gadget's simplicity and focus and said that “Lots of companies have built...

Apps capture life's special memories with digital journals

2013-12-11 NEW apps are keeping track of people's special moments and memories by producing digital scrapbooks and journals that help users log where they have been and what they have done.While some apps like Snapchat catch a fleeting moment and make it...

Look at tablets through Windows

2013-12-11 WINDOWS 8.1 is now slowly approaching most Windows 8 devices, giving devices a more streamlined Windows experience. However, it still lacks a wide range of applications to be a true tablet contender. Fortunately for Windows, its Pro version still...

Big sound, small package

2013-12-11 ATLAS Hifi Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd has launched a couple of new products under the Bose brand, namely the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker and the QuietComfort 20 in-ear noise-cancelling headphones. The SoundLink speaker may look pretty small...

Yota Phone has the best battery life among all smartphones

2013-12-11 DESPITE all the new cool improvements we're getting from new smartphone releases, we’re still not getting excellent battery life that can last more than a day’s use. We are still waiting for that revolutionary longer-lasting battery to arrive, but...

Acer joins the table-top computing party

2013-12-11 THE company's latest all-in-one desktop also doubles up as a 21.5-inch Windows tablet. Just like the latest offerings from Dell, Sony, HP and Lenovo, the Acer Z3-600 is focused on making desktop computing more aesthetically pleasing, clutter free...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Gift of gadgets

2013-12-04 NO MATTER how old you are, you never out grow the spirit of giving and receiving presents. The holiday season is just around the corner and what better time than now to start planning your purchases for your loved ones.If you are not sure what to...

Smoke detectors – why you should get one

2013-12-04 SMOKE detectors save lives, yet a lot of people still don’t have them installed in their homes. That is why the product that I’m about to write is going to persuade you to get one, in case you haven’t, or even replace your existing smoke detectors...

Is your computer secretly mining Bitcoin?

2013-12-04 IF YOU'VE noticed that your computer has become slow or sluggish over recent weeks, that it's overheating and commands are timing out, it could just be that it needs a thorough cleanup, but it could also be that a toolbar extension or other app or...

Gionee Elife E7 – better than your average smartphone

2013-12-04 A COUPLE of months ago I wrote a piece on how China's smartphone manufacturers are getting their act together, due to the strong demand from its domestic market. I was in Yunnan for a week-long trip and while I was there, I got the chance to...

Medium – Fits all sizes

2013-12-04 COLLABORATIVE. Focused. Fun. Those aren’t the words we normally think of when we’re talking about blogging and telling stories online. But a new social platform is aiming to change that, one word at a time. Medium, from the founders of Twitter, is...

Quechua launches rugged smartphone for the great outdoors

2013-12-04 OUTDOOR clothing and equipment company Quechua has partnered with French manufacturer Archos to launch a new five-inch ruggedised Android smartphone durable enough for your outdoor adventures.In addition to its IP54 certification (meaning it's...

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Giant offspring of HTC, Nokia

2013-11-27 I find giant phones hard to carry and use, but I’m well aware that many people like the bigger images and text they offer.These so-called phablets, with screens measuring about 6 inches (15.24 centimetres) diagonally, are nearly as big as the...

Hunting high and low for ultraportables

2013-11-27 AS THE year approaches its end, students can once again use their leverage school results and grades to get their parents to buy them new gadgets, and the working class who have recently received their year-end bonus will be looking for high-tech...

Windows 8.1: To Refresh and Reset

2013-11-27 A COMMON complaint we hear from computer users is that “my computer is slow”, “it takes a while for my computer to start up”, “it take ages for a file to open”, and many others.When one uses a computer over a period of time these complaints become...

Pencil, the perfect companion to Paper

2013-11-27 THERE was a famous quote by computer scientist Alan Kay which said that people who are really serious about software should make their own hardware. Apple famously lived by the mantra: “Write software and build the hardware to run it for optimal...

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