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  • DDD 2 plate goes to Agong for RM385,000 – report

    September 20, 2017 7:01 AM 1 1

    The DDD 2 Kelantan number plate has been purchased by none other than the Yang di-Pertuan Agong himself, Sultan Muhammad V, according to The Sun. The king, who is also the Sultan of Kelantan, put in the winning bid of RM385,000 for the registration number, and also won several other notable DDD numbers, said the state’s Road Transport Department (JPJ)

  • Mobile video viewing: YouTube beats Netflix, at least on Android

    September 19, 2017 2:55 AM 10

    LOS ANGELES: Mobile video viewing is huge, and keeps on growing: US Americans spent some 12 billion hours in the top 10 video streaming apps on Android during the 12 months ending July 2017, according to new data from app analytics specialist App Annie. This number grew 45% year-over year. The list of the most popular Android video streaming apps is led by YouTube

  • Gmail finally turns addresses and phone numbers into links

    September 19, 2017 2:42 AM 7

    It certainly took time, but at least the feature's now available. Next time someone emails you an address, you no longer have to copypaste it on Maps after viewing it on Gmail or Inbox. Google has rolled out an update that gives its mail apps the power to turn addresses, phone numbers and email addresses into hyperlinks. It's definitely a welcome addition

  • Google offers to display rival sites via auction: sources

    September 18, 2017 12:29 PM 10

    BRUSSELS: Alphabet unit Google has offered to display rival shopping comparison sites via an auction in order to comply with an EU antitrust order to stop favouring its own shopping service, four people familiar with the matter said. The proposal, which resembles a failed offer made to the European Commission three years ago to settle the case, would

  • Retail box leak confirms key specs for upcoming vivo X20

    September 18, 2017 8:00 AM 8

    The retail box of the upcoming vivo X20 smartphone has leaked in a couple of new images. The leak features retail boxes for the phone, and confirms some of its key specs, including Snapdragon 660 SoC and 6-inch display. Other revealed specs include 2K (although it might actually mean QHD) display resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The leak also re-confirms

  • Angry Birds maker Rovio moves forward with US$1bil IPO

    September 18, 2017 7:29 AM 7

    HELSINKI: Finnish mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd set a price range on Sept 15 for its planned listing that would value the maker of Angry Birds at up to US$1.1bil (RM4.61bil), well below potential values cited in media reports. The company, whose business is recovering after a tough couple of years, announced its long-awaited initial public

  • Build your own dinosaur park with Jurassic World Evolution

    September 16, 2017 7:22 AM 8

    Fans of construction games will soon be able to build their own dinosaur park in the style of Jurassic Park. London-based studio Frontier Developments has debuted a trailer of its new game Jurassic World Evolution, based on the fourth instalment of the popular dinosaur film series. Players can build their own theme park on Isla Nublar and the Muertes

  • Google to launch mobile payment service in India: report

    September 14, 2017 9:14 AM 12

    Alphabet Inc's Google plans to introduce a localised digital payment service in India as early as next week, technology website TechCrunch reported, citing a report from news site The Ken. The payment service, called Google 'Tez', will offer payment options beyond the existing ones like Google Wallet or Android Pay, the report said. Tez, meaning fast in Hindi

  • Yelp uses FTC complaint to claim Google has violated 2012 settlement terms

    September 14, 2017 2:43 AM 12

    The San Francisco-based online review and recommendation company has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission in which it claims Google has violated a settlement to not take certain types of content from Yelp and other third-party sites. Under terms of the settlement, which Google agreed to in December 2012, the Internet search monolith agreed

  • Swatch shares drop on concern new Apple Watch may be bigger hit

    September 13, 2017 1:48 PM 21

    Swatch Group AG shares fell as much as 3.2% on concern Switzerland’s largest watchmaker will face more competition from the latest version of the Apple Watch, which can make calls and send messages without requiring a mobile phone. Apple Inc unveiled Series 3 of its smartwatch on Sept 12, with prices starting at US$329 (RM1,379). Swatch shares dropped