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  • Worst passwords of 2017: ‘123456’ comes top once again

    December 20, 2017 3:05 PM 26

    Users can improve password security by finding a series of letters, numbers and symbols that are complex but memorable. — AFP picNEW YORK, Dec 20 — Splashdata has released its annual ranking of the worst passwords of 2017, using data from more than 5 million leaked passwords. For 2017, the world’s most-hacked password is still “123456,” followed by “Password

  • Samsung develops ‘world’s smallest’ DRAM chip

    December 20, 2017 2:25 AM 29

    The ‘second-generation’ 10-nanometre, 8-gigabit DRAM chips with improved energy efficiency and data processing performance would be geared toward premium data-crunching electronics, Samsung said in a statement. — Reuters picSEOUL, Dec 20 — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said today it has developed the world’s smallest DRAM chip, widening its technical lead on competitors

  • Sansar debuts virtual reality fashion market for budding designers

    December 20, 2017 2:01 AM 24

    Social virtual reality platform Sansar is launching an online market for user-created avatar clothing. — Screengrab via AFPLONDON, Dec 20 — Have you ever considered a career as a fashion designer... for avatars? Social virtual reality platform Sansar is launching an online market for user-created avatar clothing, encouraging creative users to get entrepreneurial

  • Facebook’s new Snooze button mutes friends for a month or more

    December 18, 2017 4:23 AM 15

    Facebook's newest feature allows users to temporarily mute pages or people. — Picture by Saw Siow FengSAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18 — Facebook has begun to roll out the new Snooze feature, allowing users to discreetly — and temporarily — unfollow someone’s posts. If you’ve got a chatty friend or an overenthusiastic business on your Facebook newsfeed whom you don’t

  • Dalai Lama has his own iPhone app now

    December 15, 2017 7:58 AM 22

    The Dalai Lama released a self-titled app, Dalai Lama, on the Apple App Store yesterday. — Reuters picLONDON, Dec 15 — The Dalai Lama has launched a mobile app for followers to stay up to date with his travels and teachings, the BBC said today. The app, simply titled Dalai Lama, is free but currently only available for the iPhone. According to the BBC report

  • The most powerful iMac is now on sale in Malaysia

    December 15, 2017 4:35 AM 21

    A prototype Apple iMac Pro is seen during the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, June 5, 2017. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — If the best spec iMac isn’t cutting it for you, here comes the iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac that’s designed for professionals. Forget Core i7s as the iMac Pro runs on Intel’s Xeon W processors

  • 300-drone flying sculpture makes maiden voyage in Miami

    December 8, 2017 6:07 AM 21

    ‘Franchise Freedom’ is seen during Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017. — AFP picMIAMI, Dec 8 — A flying sculpture titled Franchise Freedom by Amsterdam-based Studio Drift made its world premiere on Wednesday during Art Basel in Miami Beach, sending 300 illuminated drones into the sky above South Beach. The drones, created by Studio Drift and presented in partnership

  • Instagram testing standalone Direct messaging app

    December 8, 2017 2:51 AM 19

    Direct is Facebook Inc’s third chat tool alongside its hugely popular WhatsApp and Messenger. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 — Facebook Inc’s Instagram said yesterday it was testing a standalone messaging app called Direct, making it the company’s third chat tool alongside its hugely popular WhatsApp and Messenger. The move is similar to what Facebook

  • Honda to roll out robots at CES (VIDEO)

    December 7, 2017 11:17 PM 38

    At CES 2018, Honda will unveil its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept. — AFP picLAS VEGAS, Dec 8 — Rather than bring an autonomous car, Honda will be using its stand at the 2018 CES in January to unveil a new AI-powered fleet of robots that are pre-programmed to empower. The 3E Robotics Concept will consist of four cute-looking intelligent

  • Watch out OnePlus, here comes the Honor View 10

    December 7, 2017 2:42 PM 16

    The Honor View 10 goes on sale from January 8 in the US, UK, India, Russia and Europe. — Pic courtesy of HonorNEW YORK, Dec 7 — Honor, a subsidiary of Huawei known for its competitively priced quality smartphones, is upping its game with the freshly unveiled View 10, out January 2018. With this latest smartphone, the brand is attacking the high end of the market