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  • Spotify launches visual content in multimedia push ahead of IPO

    January 19, 2018 1:25 AM 3

    Spotify's new feature, called ‘Spotlight’, will have content from BuzzFeed News, Cheddar and Crooked Media, among others. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19 — Music streaming company Spotify launched a feature that will allow listeners to see stories, news and other content through photos, videos and text, the company said yesterday, expanding beyond

  • ‘Two Point Hospital’ taps theme nostalgia

    January 17, 2018 11:37 PM 8

    'Two Point Hospital' is positioned as an unabashed homage to earlier classic 'Theme Hospital.' — Picture courtesy of Two Point StudiosSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18 — A pair of lead developers from 1990s classic Theme Hospital are making a comeback with Two Point Hospital, due out late on in 2018. When business and healthcare met in 1997 simulation Theme Hospital

  • Samsung giving away special Winter Olympics edition of Galaxy Note 8

    January 17, 2018 11:03 PM 10

    PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition. — Picture courtesy of SamsungSEOUL, Jan 18 — Samsung is at it again, giving away its phones to world-class athletes, however this time around the brand has even more reasons than ever. In less than a month all eyes will be on the Winter Olympics in South Korea and so who better to be the biggest cheerleaders

  • Samsung Malaysia unveils 2018 Galaxy A8, A8+

    January 17, 2018 7:27 AM 12

    Screengrab of the Samsung Galaxy A8 from LUMPUR Jan 17 — Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd today unveiled its water-resistant dual-front camera smartphones – 2018 Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+. Product Marketing IT and Mobile Business Unit senior manager, Julien Thean, said the consumers had an array of three colours

  • Google ‘cloud’ grows with new undersea data cables

    January 16, 2018 11:44 PM 8

    Google competes with Amazon Web Services as a platform that companies can contract to handle cloud offerings. — AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 — Google yesterday said it is adding three new undersea data cables as it continues to bulk up its ability to power cloud services around the world. The US internet behemoth has spent US$30 billion (RM118.6 billion)

  • EU unveils supercomputer plan to rival China

    January 12, 2018 1:34 AM 17

    China overtook the United States in numbers and performance for supercomputers in a ranking last November, followed by Switzerland and Japan in third and fourth place. — pic via AFPBRUSSELS, Jan 12 — The EU unveiled plans yesterday to raise €1 billion (RM4.79 billion) to build superfast computers that catch up with China and others to boost

  • SanDisk presents world’s smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive

    January 11, 2018 12:56 PM 14

    Billed as the smallest of its kind, this 1TB USB Type-C flash drive is currently still a prototype, and there's no word on when it might come to market or at what price. ― AFP picLAS VEGAS, Jan 11 ― Western Digital, under the SanDisk brand, revealed the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which runs until January

  • Sony is planning a whole range of robots after its Aibo dog

    January 11, 2018 3:17 AM 15

    Kazuo Hirai, president and CEO of Sony Corporation, holds an Aibo robotic dog during a news conference at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas January 8, 2018. — Reuters picTOKYO, Jan 11 — The verdict is still out on Sony Corp’s new pet dog ‘aibo,’ but that’s not stopping the company from planning a deeper push into robotics. The mechanical mutt, which goes on sale in Japan

  • Samsung presents 146-inch modular MicroLED TV at CES 2018

    January 10, 2018 12:19 AM 16

    Samsung's ‘The Wall’ is a giant 146-inch TV. ― AFP picLAS VEGAS, Jan 10 ― Samsung has unveiled a 146-inch TV called “The Wall,” an unmissable sight on the firm's stand at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As well as its spectacular size, the TV debuts a new technology and is modular in design. Samsung's “The Wall” TV uses a screen technology

  • Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018

    January 9, 2018 7:03 AM 12

    Smart speaker pioneer Amazon launched its Echo range in the US in late 2014. ― Handout via AFPLAS VEGAS, Jan 9 — Canalys predicts shipments of more than 50 million smart speakers in 2018. Plus, according to the research firm, smart speakers are currently the fastest-growing consumer technology. In its predictions, Canalys foresees global shipments of smart