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  • Report: Apple to build a second data center in China

    February 6, 2018 11:16 PM 38

    Apple's first data centre in north China will commence operation in 2020 and offer iCloud services on the Chinese mainland. — Reuters pic BEIJING, Feb 7 — Apple Inc will build its second data centre in China at Ulanqab City in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, citing the local government. As for Apple's

  • Zuckerberg acknowledges ‘mistakes’ as Facebook turns 14

    February 5, 2018 11:02 PM 27

    Mark Zuckerberg. — AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 6 — Mark Zuckerberg offered fresh self-criticism yesterday, acknowledging making numerous mistakes in building the world’s biggest social network as Facebook marked its 14th birthday. “Over the years, I’ve made almost every mistake you can imagine,” the Facebook co-founder said on his personal page. “I’ve made dozens

  • Huawei’s Nova 2i now RM1,099

    February 4, 2018 7:50 AM 34

    The phone is getting a discount, as well as promo offers.— Picture courtesy of Huawei MalaysiaKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 — Huawei’s Nova 2i just got a price drop in time for Chinese New Year as well as some promotional offers. The phone originally cost RM1,299 but has now been discounted to RM1,099. Additionally, during the Chinese New Year promo period, buyers

  • Nissan invents slippers that park themselves (VIDEO)

    February 2, 2018 1:55 AM 33

    TOKYO, Feb 2 — Japan’s Nissan Motor Co began a public display of its self-parking slippers yesterday at its corporate headquarters in Yokohama. Last month Nissan published a promotional video showing the slippers, along with self-parking floor cushions and tables, at the ProPilot Park Ryokan in Hakone Japan. When the slippers, tables, and cushions aren’t

  • Smartphone app keeps eye on Hertha stars’ sleep

    February 1, 2018 1:34 AM 26

    Using their smartphones, players like Salomon Kalou must rate their level of fatigue, sleep quality, muscle soreness, stress levels and mood condition. — Reuters picBERLIN, Feb 1 — Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin are keeping a “big brother” eye on the physical condition and sleep quality of their team with the help of a smartphone app. Since the beginning

  • Twitter notifies more users exposed to Russian propaganda

    February 1, 2018 12:51 AM 26

    The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, September 28, 2016. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 — Twitter Inc said yesterday it had expanded notifications to about 1.4 million people, who were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service. The company had said earlier

  • Alexa can now send hands-free text messages to smartphones

    February 1, 2018 12:33 AM 26

    The Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled virtual assistant, is seen at its product launch in London September 14, 2016. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 — Amazon has announced a new feature to its virtual assistant, Alexa, that will carry your messages to more devices, but not to all of them. Alexa can already make free calls to landlines in the US, Canada

  • Google to create a cloud app marketplace, chasing Amazon

    January 31, 2018 12:56 AM 24

    Letters spell the word 'Alphabet' as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31 — Alphabet Inc’s Google is launching a digital store offering cloud-based software to companies and other organisations, its latest effort to catch cloud

  • Facebook to ban cryptocurrency-related ads

    January 30, 2018 11:48 PM 25

    A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app. — AFPSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31 — Facebook Inc said yesterday it will ban ads promoting financial products and services tied to cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. “We’ve created a new policy that prohibits ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading

  • Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ pre-orders start on March 2, report claims

    January 30, 2018 8:39 AM 26

    The phones will be unveiled in Barcelona on February 25. — SoyaCincau picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — Samsung is releasing its 2018 flagships much earlier this year as they have scheduled the launch of the Galaxy S9/S9+ at the end of next month. With less than a month away from their Barcelona Unpacked event, a report from South Korea has revealed more clues