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  • Oppo reveals Malaysia's Oppo F5 ambassadors

    October 23, 2017 4:10 AM 11

    UPDATE 23/10/2017: A video about the phone leaked recently, with the slogan “Capture the real you”. The metal build of the phone seems pretty much confirmed. As for the specs, the latest rumour is that the phone will come in three editions - a standard with 4GB RAM, a 6GB version and an F5 Youth edition with a 16MP front camera. The standard F5 will apparently

  • Alexa, are we a match? Test Amazon's voice assistant before buying

    October 21, 2017 2:11 PM 24

    More and more loudspeakers on the market work with Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, but consumers are still sometimes unsure if a voice assistant is a feature they want. Fortunately, for Alexa at least, it's possible to check out the possibilities of voice control easily and for free before you commit to a purchase, the German magazine Chip reports

  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: Overview Review

    October 21, 2017 1:05 PM 7

    Posted by Mark Williams | October 21, 2017 Are you in the mood for a different kind of mid-size pickup truck? The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, the winner of our most recent head-to-head comparison, is unique in the segment, offering special features and technology that make it one of the top off-road players anywhere without the typical sacrifices to payload

  • Futuristic transportation pods aim to help commuters ride above traffic (VIDEO)

    October 21, 2017 3:34 AM 10

    The gyroscopic, glass pods would self-balance as they travel along a monorail. — Screen capture via Reuters VideoMOSCOW, Oct 21 — It may look like an invasion of alien bugs, but a Russian inventor and engineer thinks it’s the future of public transportation. Designed by Dahir Semonov, this futuristic vehicle aims to navigate around — and over — road traffic

  • Sonos goes head-to-head with Apple by entering smart speaker market

    October 20, 2017 10:07 AM 16

    The networked speakers of Amazon and Google are getting some hi-fi competition as multiroom sound system specialist Sonos is set to enter the market with its first voice-controlled speaker. The Sonos One will initially use Amazon's Alexa voice assistant software, and support for Google Assistant will follow in 2018. Alexa will also work with previous

  • Sony announces Mini Wired Gamepad for smaller hands (or wallets)

    October 19, 2017 3:55 PM 11

    Promotional image of PlayStation 4 controllers DualShock 4 (left) and Mini Wired Controller (right). — Sony Interatice Entertainment handout pic via AFP-RelaxnewsKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — A new PlayStation 4 gamepad is being prepared for launch this Holiday 2017, with size (and some features) squeezed in conjunction with a lower price tag. Made under license

  • US online retail sales likely to surpass US$1tril by 2027

    October 19, 2017 9:30 AM 13

    CHICAGO: US online retail sales will surpass US$1tril (RM4.2tril) by 2027 compared with US$445bil (RM1.8tril) this year, according to a forecast by business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc, as more Americans move away from brick-and-mortar stores. Online sales will grow at a compound annual rate of 12% through 2020 and at a relatively moderate 9% over the next decade

  • Head of Facebook's secretive hardware unit to step down

    October 19, 2017 6:08 AM 12

    Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc's secretive hardware unit, will step down early next year, she said on Tuesday. "I will be leaving Facebook to focus on building and leading a new endeavour," Dugan wrote on Facebook. Earlier this year, Facebook provided a peek into the hardware division, called Building 8, revealing it was studying ways for people

  • Will ZTE’s twin-screen Axon M kick off foldable smartphone trend? (VIDEO)

    October 19, 2017 4:02 AM 23

    ZTE’s twin-screen Axon M is something of a curiosity. — AFP picBEIJING, Oct 19 — Rather than a handset with a flexible, folding screen, Chinese manufacturer ZTE’s Axon M is a spectacular fold-up smartphone that has two displays on a hinge. The age of the folding smartphone is now upon us with the launch of the ZTE Aton M and its two 5.2-inch displays

  • VidCon returning to Amsterdam to aid budding video stars

    October 19, 2017 2:27 AM 17

    Move over Johnny Depp or Angelina Jolie. Today's kids no longer want to be Hollywood movie stars. Instead the world of online video beckons. And aiming to help young vloggers and YouTubers capitalise on a growing market, VidCon Europe announced Oct 17 that it will return to Amsterdam next year for the second time – for the only European edition of its hugely