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  • LG presents OLED TV with a screen that rolls up into its base

    January 9, 2018 7:00 AM 14

    The screen of this 65-inch LG OLED TV rolls up into its base. — Handout via AFPLAS VEGAS, Jan 9 — South Korean manufacturer LG is causing a stir in Las Vegas with some exceptional and unusual TVs in store for CES 2018, including one model with a screen that rolls up into its base when not in use — a world first! LG has unveiled a 65-inch Ultra-High-Definition

  • Samsung files patents for unique next-gen phone designs

    January 7, 2018 1:45 PM 18

    The new patents show ingenious use of wraparound displays. — Picture courtesy of LetsGoDigitalSEOUL, Jan 7 — Samsung has filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (Wipo), and according to Let’s Go Digital, it was published today. The patents show a lot of promise, though no indication when or if Samsung will ever make them a reality

  • Samsung’s Galaxy X phone might have its own type of 3D touch

    January 6, 2018 8:06 AM 16

    The rumoured foldable phone would feature Samsung's own proprietary touch technology.— Picture courtesy of SamsungSEOUL, Jan 6 — Samsung's most anticipated phone for 2018 isn't the Galaxy S9 but the Galaxy X, a foldable phone. Most recently Samsung filed a patent for a touch sensor flexible display. Apparently the company would use something similar

  • ‘Burnout Paradise’ to let rip on modern consoles

    January 6, 2018 2:01 AM 19

    First released in January 2008 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, then the following year for Windows PCs, ‘Burnout Paradise’ is making a comeback. ― AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 6 ― Fans of a ten-year-old classic rejoice ― along with those that appreciate a bout of virtual vehicular tomfoolery ― as Burnout Paradise appears well positioned for a March 2018 relaunch

  • Internet use continues shift from desktop to mobile in 2017

    January 3, 2018 3:27 PM 16

    The majority of internet usage now comes from smartphones. ― AFP picNEW YORK, Jan 3 ― Mobile web browsing outstripped desktop-based internet use worldwide in 2017, according to the latest data from StatCounter. According to StatCounter data from the end of December 2017, 56.6 per cent of global internet traffic came from mobile devices (52.3 per cent smartphones

  • Amazon says it shipped over five billion items in 2017 via Prime

    January 3, 2018 2:33 AM 16

    Amazon Prime, which entered countries including Mexico, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Singapore last year, now is present in 16 countries around the world. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 2 — Online retailer Amazon.com Inc said yesterday it shipped over five billion items worldwide via its subscription based Prime service in 2017 while adding more new members

  • Fattah Amin fans, you’ll want to check out this special edition OPPO F5

    January 3, 2018 1:02 AM 10

    The OPPO F5 Fattah Amin Special Edition will be available for pre-order starting from January 5 at RM1,298. — SoyaCincau picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — For Fattah Amin fangirls, OPPO Malaysia has just introduced an OPPO F5 Fattah Amin Special Edition. Pre-orders will start by end of this week and it will come with an exclusive gift box containing Fattah Amin collectables

  • WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

    January 1, 2018 12:36 AM 13

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp suffered a global outage for about an hour December 31, 2017. — File picSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 1 — WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour yesterday before the problem was fixed. “WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that has now been resolved

  • Huawei gives Nokia full hand of smartphone patent deals

    December 22, 2017 2:47 AM 26

    Nokia has recently struck licensing deals with handset makers including Apple, Samsung Electronics, LG and Xiaomi. — Reuters picHELSINKI, Dec 22 — Nokia has signed a multi-year smartphone patent licence deal with China’s Huawei — its arch rival in the networks business — giving it royalty agreements with all of the world’s largest handset makers. The Finnish

  • Samsung Bixby now understands Chinese in Malaysia

    December 22, 2017 12:59 AM 17

    The Mandarin Chinese support is available for users of the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8. — SoyaCincau picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 — For those who use Chinese as their default language, you can now use Bixby in Mandarin. Bixby Chinese support was first introduced in China last month and it’s finally here in Malaysia. The Mandarin Chinese support is available