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  • Taking a swipe at style - Mobile | The Star Online

    December 17, 2013 4:49 AM 20

    BlackBerry’s flagship model is a touchscreen phone that’s built with a touch of class. The name BlackBerry has always been synonymous with the word business, and the Z30 model is certainly no exception to the rule. With a sleek 5in touchscreen and a classy carbon fibre back cover which bears a black and silver woven design, this stylish phone is positioned

  • Price rises fuel family woes

    December 16, 2013 11:31 PM 32

    Gokilavani said she had no choice but to ride motorcycle while pregnant.PETALING JAYA, Dec 17 — Following the recent fuel price increase, Malaysians have been served notice of the likelihood of further increases in the new year. In addition to electricity tariffs, which will go up on Jan 1, toll, school bus fares and rail charges are being reviewed

  • Wallet-friendly Memo - PC

    December 16, 2013 9:15 AM 22

    THE biggest selling point of the Asus Memo Pad HD7 is the price. At RM599, it’s one of the most affordable 7in Android tablet on the market and it even comes in five colours — white, pink, green, blue and grey. As it’s a 7in tablet, it’s compact and comfortable to hold and the edges are tapered to give the HD a slimmer look and feel. However, the tapered

  • It's On: Oil Versus Electric

    December 16, 2013 8:09 AM 34

    Something suspicious is going on in the media coverage of car fires this year. Three Tesla Model S cars caught on fire this year, all due to high-speed impacts. Not a single person was hurt. By comparison, the U.S.A. has had more than 250,000 gasoline car fires in the past year and a half. Those gasoline car fires resulted in over 400 deaths and 1,200 serious

  • Sony solves smartphone storage with micro USB flash drive

    December 16, 2013 1:08 AM 18

    Sony has announced a new flash drive with a micro USB on one side and full-sized USB on the other for easy smartphone storage expansion and file transferral. The Nexus 5 is one heck of a smartphone, but like many it's missing something we feel is key: expandable memory. Sony has unveiled what could be a neat solution. Catchily named the USM-SA1, it's a flash

  • tablets | Tech/Gadgets | The Malay Mail Online

    December 15, 2013 10:16 PM 17

    Almost 50 per cent of US broadband internet households claim to own at least one tablet. — AFP-Relaxnews picNEW YORK, Dec 15 — If consumer reports and research firms are to be believed, tablets will be the must-have gift of 2013, beaten only in popularity by clothing and gift cards, which will probably be redeemed against the cost of a tablet anyway

  • Android this week: New Play Edition devices; Skype gains PIP; Nokia going Android?

    December 15, 2013 12:11 PM 20

    Google added two new Play Edition Android devices to its Play Store this week, one tablet and one smartphone. You could argue that both are tablets though: Sony’s $649 Z Ultra smartphone has a whopping 6.4-inch display. That’s not much smaller than a traditional 7-inch tablet but no worries if you need something larger; LG’s $349 G Pad 8.3 has nearly

  • Spec Sheet: comparing the Google Play Store's smartphones and tablets

    December 15, 2013 8:01 AM 17

    A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art. Google's lineup of Play edition devices doubled in size this week with the addition of LG's G Pad 8.3 tablet and Sony's Z Ultra

  • Saudi Viber users say banned messenger is back

    December 14, 2013 10:32 PM 32

    Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Saudi users of Internet messenger application Viber reported on Saturday that the service was back on their smartphones, despite the authorities insisting it was still banned. The absolute monarchy, which imposes strict Internet censorship, banned the service in June after Viber failed to comply with unspecified regulations

  • Facebook’s ‘Deep Learning’ Guru Reveals the Future of AI

    December 14, 2013 2:47 AM 28

    New York University professor Yann LeCun has spent the last 30 years exploring artificial intelligence, designing “deep learning” computing systems that process information in ways not unlike the human brain. And now he’s bringing this work to Facebook. Earlier this week, the social networking giant told the world it had hired the French-born scientist