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  • Samsung Galaxy S9 is an expected iPhone X rival, Sony Xperia XZ2 a pleasant surprise

    February 27, 2018 10:30 AM 30

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 is seen on display during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 26, 2018. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 27 — The latest unveilings from leading Android smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Sony have the mobile industry buzzing as they compare specs, features and overall design. Twice a year, smartphone and tech fans sit on the edge of their

  • All-in-one wallet card to spell end of individual credit cards? (VIDEO)

    February 27, 2018 2:13 AM 31

    BARCELONA, Feb 27 — Fed up with fishing around your overstuffed wallet? Dynamics says its Wallet Card, displayed at Mobile World Congress, could help....allowing shoppers to pay via multiple accounts. “The Wallet Card is the first connected payment card. There’s a number of really cool innovative technical features with this card. First of all there’s

  • Google Assistant adds more languages in global push

    February 24, 2018 1:39 AM 30

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 24 — Google said yesterday its digital assistant software would be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the years as it steps up its artificial intelligence efforts against Amazon and others. Google Assistant, the artificial intelligence software which is available on its connected speakers, Android smartphones and other

  • Snapchat promises update after users balk at redesign

    February 22, 2018 11:35 AM 33

    The Snapchat messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 22 — Snap Inc’s Snapchat on Tuesday responded to a petition that asked for a reversal of the messaging app’s latest redesign. Snapchat in its response promised rolling out a new update in the coming weeks, which will ‘make it easier

  • This week in video game history: ‘Star Fox’ turns 25

    February 20, 2018 1:35 AM 42

    Fox McCloud flanked by Falco Lombardi, Slippy Toad, and Peppy Hare on the ‘Star Fox’ start screen. ― AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 20 ― Its main character and arch-threading flight path inspired by a visit to a Japanese shrine, space adventure Star Fox arrived at a time when Nintendo was keen to show how its Super NES console could produce cutting-edge 3D graphics

  • Apple fixing bug that crashes iPhones

    February 16, 2018 9:19 AM 42

    Phones not updated to 11.2.5 will not be affected by the bug. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Feb 16 — Apple says it will soon release a fix to an iMessage bug that causes iPhones to crash. According to The Verge, sending a particular Telugu character via iMessage will cause a phone to freeze and it will also affect the Messages app on macOS as well as the Apple

  • Apple Music’s student discount now available for Malaysians

    February 15, 2018 5:43 AM 32

    Students can verify their status from the Apple Music app.— Picture courtesy of Apple KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Apple Music’s student discount is now available in Malaysia. ith the new pricing, verified undergraduate and graduate students will get 50 per cent off the usual subscription rate – RM6.90 instead of the usual RM11.90. The subscription is valid

  • Redmi Note 5 Pro: The worthy upgrade for Redmi Note 4 users

    February 15, 2018 12:21 AM 37

    Xiaomi has officially announced its latest Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. — Pictures courtesy of Xiaomi via SoyaCincauKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Xiaomi has always been the king of value for money and when it comes to smartphones priced under RM1,000, it is hard not to recommend the Redmi Note 4. It offers top-notch specs and a decent build at a price

  • ZTE launches foldable double screen smartphone in Spain

    February 14, 2018 1:40 AM 34

    ZTE’s twin-screen Axon M is something of a curiosity. — AFP picMADRID, Feb 14 — Chinese multi-national telecommunications company ZTE launched its new high-end smartphone the AXON M, in Spain at an event held in Madrid late yesterday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. ZTE’s general manager for Terminals, Samuel Sun said the arrival of the AXON M “breaks

  • The enhanced LG V3O will feature AI for photography enthusiasts and shoppers

    February 13, 2018 11:58 PM 31

    SEOUL, Feb 14 — Later this month at Mobile World Congress, LG will introduce its own suite of AI technology for smartphones, which will be available in the 2018 version of its flagship phone, LG V30. LG Electronics has offered up a preview of its latest innovation for this year’s LG smartphone buyers — AI. A growing focus for the company, AI was also in the spotlight