Sunday, 21 February 2016

Virtual reality promises to transform film

2016-02-21 CHRIS Milk stepped onto a TED Conference stage and took the audience on an awe-inducing trip into the future of movies.While much of the early attention on virtual reality has focused on use of the immersive technology in video games, Milk and his...

Facing the future with robotics education

2016-02-21 WHAT lies for the future of a nation generally depends on its capability to keep up with technological advancements. In countries like China and India, government efforts in offering robotics skills to the people is no secret. A lot has been put...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Alphabet’s X lab chief sees Internet reaching billions

2016-02-17 THE “captain of moonshots” at Google parent company Alphabet sees widespread, world-changing wireless Internet on the horizon.Astro Teller, head of the boundary-pushing X research team, shared his vision of the future during a talk at the TED...

Up your gaming level with Acer

2016-02-17 THE Acer Gaming Series is one of the most anticipated release of the year in the world of computer gaming. The series has one purpose, and that is to offer high performance devices that offer out-of-this-world gaming experience to its users.Under...

Fling the app is back

2016-02-17 IF YOU enjoy conversing with new people, then you will like the messaging application “Fling”. Fling allows you to send a message that can reach 50 random people at once, in various countries. Once these people have viewed the message, they can...

Lenovo upgrades its Yoga moves

2016-02-17 LENOVO is taking its Yoga series a step further with the introduction of the Yoga 900S, which is now the world’s thinnest convertible laptop. Marketing gimmick? Perhaps. Fighting for the lightest laptop in the world would be tougher with everyone...

Small but powerful Remix Mini

2016-02-17 THE Remix Mini that was launched late last year, and made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas early this year, has finally landed on our shores.The pocket-sized Android-based PC was launched at the 17th Consumer Fair held...

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

US Navy considers electric gun for destroyers

2016-02-16 DEVELOPMENT of a futuristic weapon depicted in video games and science fiction is going well enough that a Navy admiral wants to skip an at-sea prototype in favour of installing an operational unit aboard a destroyer planned to go into service in...

Compound in broccoli slows cancer cell growth in breast cancer

2016-02-16 A COMPOUND found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables has been found to slow the growth of breast cancer cells, especially at early stages. While sulforaphane has long shown evidence of value in cancer prevention, researchers at Oregon...

Blood-boosters may give tiny preemies a chance

2016-02-16 TWO blood-building drugs injected soon after birth may give tiny preemies (premature infants) a lasting long-term edge, boosting brain development and IQ by age four, a first-of-its-kind study found. The study was small but the implications are...

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Boost your gaming experience with the Predator 17 laptop

2016-02-10 EVER wondered what it’s like to have a high-performance gaming device right in your back pack, something which is primed and ready wherever and whenever you’re ready to step in to the virtual arena? Then wonder no more and let’s take a look at the...

Step in style with Fitbit Alta

2016-02-10 FITBIT has always been known for their well-reviewed fitness bands, which offer all the performance features, but which always lagged slightly behind its competitors in terms of style.Well, Fitbit is set to change all that with the Fitbit Alta, a...

Hewlett-Packard’s best competitors

2016-02-10 IHAVE been using the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for two months now, and the device is everything that I have wanted it to be: small, light, powerful and convertible. The bugs that Microsoft has not ironed out has been killing some of the user...

Sony updates popular mirrorless camera

2016-02-10 THE Sony A6000 was a fantastic mirrorless camera. It was fast, built like a tank yet portable enough to lug around, and shoots amazing quality photos. Released in 2014, it became a top choice for those looking to dip their toes into the mirrorless...

Sephora app lets you try on lipstick

2016-02-10 THE latest Sephora To Go application feature allows users to try on a myriad of lipstick shades virtually thanks to augmented reality.Named the Sephora Virtual Artist function, the app uses facial recognition software to let fashionistas virtually...

You can now switch between multiple accounts on Instagram

2016-02-10 THE hassle of having to log out just to log in to a different Instagram account is now a thing of the past.The popular photo-sharing app on Monday announced that it has released multi-account support as a new feature in its 7.15 version. The...

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

WiFi and inflight phone calls on Swiss Airlines soon

2016-02-03 SWISS Airlines has announced a one-year trial of roaming mobile phone access on some of its services. The airline will also be bringing WiFi to all cabin classes of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.The Swiss national carrier, now owned by...

See another world with Nasa’s 360-degree Mars video

2016-02-03 YOU don't have to be in a Space Shuttle to experience the Red Planet. These days, even the Mars rover Curiosity is posting on Facebook.US space agency Nasa shared last Sunday a video with a 360-degree view of Mars.The video was produced by...

Lonely Planet releases free travel app

2016-02-03 LONELY Planet has released mobile versions of its travel guides which have been bundled in a new app.Created in response to the shift away from books and the increasing dependence on mobile devices, Guides features offline maps, bookmarking,...

Linking women to the web

2016-02-03 IN THE digital age, where we depend on WiFi like food and water, it seems inconceivable to have no Internet access. But this is the case for six million Malaysian women, meaning that four out of 10 women in the country remain unconnected. To...