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  • HTC announces top-tier Vive Pro Starter Kit

    April 5, 2018 8:20 AM 12

    The original HTC Vive was released April 5, 2016; the HTC Vive Pro (pictured) debuts April 5, 2018. — Picture courtesy of HTC CorporationTAIPEI, April 5 — With its standard VR headset benefiting from a recent price drop, the Vive Pro Starter Kit bundle packs in everything a newcomer would need for HTC’s upgraded experience. Having already reduced the Vive’s

  • Mi Malaysia offers freebies and discounts of up to 70pc tomorrow

    April 5, 2018 4:24 AM 27

    The Online Mi Fan Festival will take place starting from midnight until noon this Friday. — Picture courtesy of Mi Malaysia via SoyaCincauKUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Xiaomi is organising a Mi Fan Festival this coming Friday, 6 April 2018 where you can get additional freebies and discounts for your purchase. The Fan Festival is taking place online at the official

  • Dell boosts its 2-in-1 portable PC range

    April 5, 2018 12:51 AM 13

    Prices for the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 will start at US$1,499.99 (RM5,800). — Picture courtesy of DellSAN FRANCISCO, April 5 — PC manufacturer Dell has unveiled a new range of computers that benefit from the latest technology, including the latest generation of Intel chips. Among the new models is the XPS 15 2-in-1, presented at the 2018 CES in January, which

  • Amazon Game Studios’ ‘Breakaway’ shelved (VIDEO)

    April 4, 2018 2:10 AM 31

    Amazon announced ‘Breakaway’ at TwitchCon 2016. ― AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, April 4 ― Though fantasy sports game Breakaway is no longer in development, Amazon might have a Battle Royale replacement waiting in the wings. Basketball and combat crossover Breakaway won't see the light of day as a full release. As one of three 2016 announcements from the newly

  • The iPhone 6 32GB is now slashed to RM1,299 in Malaysia

    April 2, 2018 1:08 AM 18

    The iPhone 6 can be yours at RM1,299 instead of its previous reduced price of RM1,499. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — Apple’s entry-level iPhone has hit a new low in terms of price. The iPhone 6 which was re-introduced last year with 32GB of storage is now RM700 cheaper than its original price. To refresh your memory, the iPhone 6 was initially

  • Facebook begins ‘fact-checking’ photos and videos

    March 30, 2018 3:17 AM 20

    Facebook has for months faced an uproar among users whose complaints range from the spread of fake news to the use of the network to manipulate elections and the harvesting of 50 million people’s Facebook data by the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, March 30 — Facebook Inc said yesterday it had begun “fact-checking

  • ‘Dragon Quest XI’ confirmed for September international release

    March 29, 2018 3:16 PM 14

    Like 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,' 'Dragon Quest XI' is a highly acclaimed single-player epic. — Picture by Armor Project/ Square Enix via AFP SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 — One of the most highly praised games to come out of Japan in recent years has been given an international launch date, with Dragon Quest XI set for a September 4, 2018 release

  • Samsung, Fujitsu pick France for new AI research centres

    March 28, 2018 11:01 PM 13

    France's President Emmanuel Macron meets with president and chief strategy officer of Samsung Electronics, Young Sohn, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, March 28, 2018. — AFP pic PARIS, March 29 — South Korean giant Samsung said yesterday it will set up its third-biggest research centre for artificial intelligence in France. The announcement was made by Samsung

  • Indian billionaire proposes funding Facebook rival

    March 28, 2018 9:52 AM 13

    Anand Mahindra sparked a flurry of brainstorming as Facebook reels from a scandal over the misuse of its user data. — Reuters picNEW DELHI, March 28 — An Indian billionaire who promised to help fund a rival to Facebook said today he had been “overwhelmed” with the response as the world grapples with concerns about data privacy. Anand Mahindra, whose

  • Acer presents first Chrome OS tablet

    March 27, 2018 11:34 PM 14

    The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 runs Google's Chrome OS operating system. — Picture courtesy of AcerTAIPEH, March 28 — Taiwanese manufacturer Acer has hit headlines by launching the first tablet to run Google's Chrome OS operating system. The Chromebook Tab 10 is primarily aimed at teachers and students. This education-oriented tablet is intended to favour