Science & Technology

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hackers want to secure Wi-Fi routers

2014-07-23 ONE of the world’s biggest digital rights groups wants to make Wi-Fi networks more secure. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) needs developers’ help with its Open Wireless Router project. Launched at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference...

Buy Kindle e-books with Samsung app

2014-07-23 CONSUMERS won't have to jump through hoops when buying Kindle e-books once a new online store opens in Singapore in September.The e-store – in the form of a free app for Samsung devices – means people can buy and read Kindle e-books on their...

Accused Android app pirates face criminal charges

2014-07-23 US PROSECUTORS on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices.Criminal charges were leveled at leading members of “piracy groups”...

Single-message app ‘Yo’ is what's up with investors

2014-07-23 AMESSAGING app that allows users to send the word “Yo” to friends has discovered newfound fame and fortune. San Francisco-based startup Yo, which got its start in Tel Aviv and moved to California after becoming a hit in Israel, boasted new backers...

HTC Desire 610 – Desirable or not?

2014-07-23 PEOPLE are often looking at HTC for its flagship One M8, which is now still reasonably priced. However, its younger sibling, the HTC Desire 610, is often overlooked. The Desire 610’s main feature is its plastic-like body, which is actually quite...

Canon G1X Mark II vs Sony RX100

2014-07-23 DIGITAL compact cameras just keep getting better over recent years. In the last decade, they were mainly cheap little cameras that take mediocre image quality. Today we have an arsenal of powerful digital compact cameras that take great quality...

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

World Cup was biggest event yet for Twitter with 672m tweets

2014-07-16 GERMANY may have beaten Argentina to win the World Cup, but Twitter and Facebook have been engaged in their own battle for social supremacy during the football tournament.This particular competition is stretching beyond the final, as the two social...

iPhone is now the favourite among mobile phone users in Vietnam

2014-07-16 NOWADAYS the iPhone has become a fad among mobile phone users in Vietnam. In this southern city as well as in Hanoi and other urban centres, it is not uncommon to see ordinary labourers, high school students, office employees and retirees...

Apple denies iPhones are ‘national security threat’ to China

2014-07-16 APPLE has denied allegations from the Chinese state broadcaster that the location-tracking function of its iPhones poses a “national security threat”. Apple issued a response on its Chinese website stating that the firm has never “worked with any...

In search of most comfortable pair of headphones

2014-07-16 I’M no expert when it comes to headphone reviews, but my recent purchase of a particular pair of headphones has urged me to write about it. Reviews for Bose headphones are often a mixed bag; audiophiles hate them, while the average consumers often...

Battery life savers for the long holidays

2014-07-16 THREE clever gadgets that could prove indispensable on holiday for keeping smartphone and tablet batteries charged and ready for action. Thanks to how crucial the smartphone has become to our everyday existence, it’s not often that a handset can...

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3, best of both worlds

2014-07-09 TODAY we carry a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop computer. That’s a lot of gadgets. We’ll rule out the smartphone as it doesn’t make sense leaving it at home. The issue here is with tablets and laptops. There has been countless times when I...

Children abandon web for ‘free’ mobile play

2014-07-09 BRITAIN’S technology companies are struggling to attract a new generation of mobile-savvy children who are using tablets and their parents’ smartphones to log on to “free” games. Parents fear this shift could lead to large bills for expensive in-...

Tablets to overtake PCs by 2015: survey

2014-07-09 TABLET computers will outsell personal computers by 2015 globally in another sign of the shifting tech landscape, a survey showed Monday. A report by the research firm Gartner said that the shift comes despite a cooling of the tablet market in...

Google founders look to the future

2014-07-09 WHEN Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sat down for a rare frank and open chat with the veteran technology venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, they admitted, among other things, that Google is interested in healthcare but scared of its...

Android poised to take over

2014-07-09 ANDROID has one billion active users, 20 billion texts and 93 million selfies taken per day. The Google-owned operating system’s VP, Sundar Pichai, revealed these stats at the recent Google I/O forum, and has also mapped a plan for how Google is...

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Can’t help loving the latest Android L

2014-07-02 GOOGLE recently held its annual I/O event, which is usually where all the goodies for the next year are announced, and there, everyone got a sneak peek at what the next version of Android will bring. Known simply as “Android L”, because the type...

Vertu Signature Touch:most expensive smartphone

2014-07-02 FOR those who have been following my articles over the recent months, you’ve obviously noticed that I’ve been a serious advocate for great quality smartphones on the cheap. Low-cost Phones such as the Moto G, the Nexus 5 and the OnePlus One have...

Visitors star in their own manga at Tokyo’s advanced technology exhibition

2014-07-02 LINE yourself up with the manga speech bubbles or background art projected on a screen, strike a pose, and the Manga Generator system will put you into the scene. It’s just one of the fun programmes offered at the Advanced Technology Exhibition...

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