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  • PC download charts: ‘PUBG’ vs ‘GTA V’ as more recent blockbusters fade

    December 5, 2017 12:15 AM 17

    Noble thievery turns isometric in ‘Seven: The Days Long Gone’. ― AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5 ― Two of 2017's long-term favourites continue to tussle at the top of our download chart selections, stealth game “Seven: The Days Long Gone” overtakes GOG ever-present “Divinity: Original Sin 2,” and a “Doom” bundle makes it to the peak of Fanatical. It's been just over eight

  • This week in video game trailers: ‘PUBG Mobile,’ ‘Shadow of the Colossus,’ ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’

    December 2, 2017 12:34 AM 20

    ‘Civilization VI’ will be out February 8, 2018 on Windows PC. ― AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, Dec 2 ― Check out six hot video game trailers released over the past seven days, including those for the eagerly awaited “PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds M,” 2018 visual feast “Shadow of the Colossus,” and just-released Nintendo Switch epic “Xenoblade Chronicles 2” ― plus “Civilization

  • WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

    December 1, 2017 3:21 AM 13

    The outage was most acute in northern Europe and Brazil but lasted less than an hour, according to downdetector.com. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1 — Popular messaging app WhatsApp said yesterday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its one billion daily users had since resumed

  • Samsung launches SeeColors TV app for the colour blind

    November 28, 2017 3:00 AM 18

    The SeeColors app will provide people with vision deficiencies with relatively accurate colour renditions. — AFP picSEOUL, Nov 28 — Samsung Electronics Co said yesterday it started the global launch of the application SeeColors, which will provide people with vision deficiencies with relatively accurate colour renditions, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency

  • Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

    November 20, 2017 1:42 AM 21

    Stockholm-based Soundtrap allows its subscribers to have an online music studio and create music together with other people in real time, its website says. — IStock.com pic via AFPSTOCKHOLM, Nov 20 — Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to give financial details of the deal. Stockholm-based

  • One Apple Watch sold for every seven iPhones in Q3 2017

    November 15, 2017 1:25 AM 45

    Apple reportedly shipped 3.9 million Apple Watches during the third quarter of 2017. — Reuters picCUPERTINO, Nov 15 — The Cupertino tech firm reportedly shipped 3.9 million Apple Watches during the third quarter of 2017, putting Apple in the lead of global wearables sales (smart watches, activity trackers, wearable bands etc.), according to figures from Canalys

  • Maxis no longer offers the iPhone on Zerolution

    November 14, 2017 4:58 AM 37

    A man tries out the Animoji feature on an iPhone X during its launch at the Apple store in Singapore November 3, 2017. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, The Maxis Zerolution program allows anyone to own a brand new smartphone with easy monthly instalments and RM0 upfront. On top of that, you can swap phones every 12 months hassle-free for an extra monthly fee. Now it appears

  • Celcom is doing midnight deliveries for the iPhone X

    November 14, 2017 3:57 AM 22

    A attendee uses a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing October 31, 2017. — Reuters pic KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — The iPhone X pre-order will be available in Malaysia starting this Friday, November 17, and it will be released officially on November 24, 2017. If you want to be among the first in Malaysia to get iPhone X on the big day itself

  • Uber in deal with Nasa to build flying taxi air control software

    November 8, 2017 10:59 AM 25

    Uber said it is the first formal services contract by Nasa covering low-altitude airspace rather than outer space. — AFP picLISBON, Nov 8 ― Uber has struck a deal with Nasa to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said today. Uber said it is the first

  • Bandai Namco gets behind Switch with three secret titles

    November 8, 2017 7:31 AM 20

    An artwork for Bandai Namco’s ‘One Piece Unlimited RED’, re-released for Nintendo Switch in 2017. — AFP picTOKYO, Nov 8 — Japanese video game label Bandai Namco has signalled its ongoing support for the Nintendo Switch console by promising “three big titles” for 2018. What could they be? “We have put three games on the Switch so far and all of them are doing