Science & Technology

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

How to watch Netflix on your TV

2016-02-03 MANY of us have longed for a true Internet video streaming service since ultra-high speed broadband was introduced in the country. And after years of waiting, Netflix is finally available in Brunei. With Netflix’s huge selection of movies and TV...

Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

2016-02-03 FACEBOOK-OWNED smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.“One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page...

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Top power banks and wireless chargers

2016-01-27 RUNNING out of battery on your smartphone these days is never a case of “if” but “when” – as phone makers pack even more power-hungry components into the phone, the battery is struggling to keep up. The good news is that there are now a few models...

Linksys’ new range of networking solutions for 2016

2016-01-27 ROUTERS are not usually a popular topic to be discussed, but it is actually the most important piece of equipment for mobile technology. The router is actually the key ingredient for all your wireless devices to get a stable Internet connection...

LG’s TV steals the spotlight at CES 2016

2016-01-27 SAYING OLED 4K TV out loud can be quite a mouthful, but that might be the new standard which we’d have to keep in mind when shopping for a new television set in the near future. And it’s what LG has brought onto the table at this year’s Consumer...

New app released by music group Massive Attack

2016-01-27 THE new music player app called Fantom will allow users a new sensory music experience. Compatible with Apple Watch, iPhone 5s and upwards, the application remixes and reforms the songs from Massive Attack's latest EP according to data taken from...

Dropbox unveils new functions in latest update

2016-01-27 MADE specifically for devices running on Windows 10, the latest Dropbox app includes new user safety functions. Thanks to the addition of Windows Hello Support to Windows 10 that allows users to log into devices using facial recognition, the same...

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The best laptops at CES

2016-01-20 WORLDWIDE PC shipments continue to fall last year (eight per cent year-over-year according to Gartner), but that didn’t stop PC makers from churning out shiny new laptops at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Despite smartphones taking...

Huawei banking on Nexus success

2016-01-20 AFTER the Nexus 6P phenomenon, where many were surprised at how good Huawei made the Nexus smartphone, the Chinese company is back with its Mate 8 launched at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an annual event held in Las Vegas. The Mate...

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

White House joins Snapchat

2016-01-13 THE White House said on Monday that it had joined Snapchat, marking the Obama administration’s latest move to reach a younger generation of Americans through social media.The administration has made outreach through non-traditional media platforms...

Smart hearable on show at CES

2016-01-13 THE company Vinci has launched what it is calling the world's first Smart Hearable at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. It is an all-in-one music player.   The Vinci Smart Hearable is a wireless and hands-free smart music player that reacts to...

Palm-sized US$79 computer targets emerging-nation needs

2016-01-13 IT IS a spherical computer that costs US$79 ($113.53), is packed with a fair amount of what the Internet has to offer – and fits in the palm of your hand. The computer startup Endless is out to bring the Internet to people without deep pockets or...

Bang & Olufsen for your listening pleasure

2016-01-13 BRUNEI will witness a line of lifestyle products that preach automation like no other when Bang & Olufsen (B&O) opens its doors this week. If you don’t believe me, drop by the new showroom at Kiarong and ask for some automation...

Panasonic joins the 1-inch sensor club

2016-01-13 THE Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas just went by, and boy do we have a ton of new and exciting products to talk about this month. From new laptops to ultra-thin ultra-high definition TVs, and virtual reality gear to smartwear, this...

Amazon to launch portable version of Echo speaker

2016-01-13 AMAZON.COM Inc expects to release a smaller, portable version of its voice-activated Echo speaker, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the plans.   The new device, code-named Fox, is expected to be priced lower than the...

Panasonic joins the 1-inch sensor club

2016-01-13 THE Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas just went by, and boy do we have a ton of new and exciting products to talk about this month. From new laptops to ultra-thin ultra-high definition TVs, and virtual reality gear to smartwear, this...

Amazon to launch portable version of Echo speaker

2016-01-13 AMAZON.COM Inc expects to release a smaller, portable version of its voice-activated Echo speaker, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the plans.The new device, code-named Fox, is expected to be priced lower than the US$...

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Oculus to start taking virtual reality headset orders

2016-01-06 FACEBOOK-OWNED Oculus VR will begin taking orders for its Rift virtual reality headsets today, as the doors of Consumer Electronics Show gadget extravaganza officially open in Las Vegas.Oculus on Monday did not disclose pricing or when headsets...

Connected devices, drones, smart cars dominate CES 2016

2016-01-06   DESPITE the absence of big names like Apple for several years, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is still considered a reliable barometer for predicting tech trends that will change our lives in the upcoming years. This...

Why you’ll only need your smartphone on your next vacation

2016-01-06 I’VE always loved writing about my recommendations on what gadgets to take along when on vacation, but over time, I’ve reduced the number of gadgets on my list due to my newfound perspective on technology minimalism.   Travelling light has become...

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