Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Google ups detail on Maps, Earth imagery

2016-06-29 PHOTOGRAPHS retrieved from NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite are enabling Google Maps and Google Earth to incorporate sharper images as of today. While scientists can use the satellite output to track changes in global tree cover, surface water, and even...

Amazon looks to virtual learning platform with Inspire

2016-06-29 AMAZON is moving into a new class of business with Inspire, a free educational platform for teachers. Although in beta form and initially aimed at the US education system, Amazon’s ideas for the classroom are already very clear. Inspire is a...

Meet the newest phablet in town

2016-06-29 KATA’s newest member in their phablet line is now available in Brunei. Launched last October, the Kata T4 has been dubbed as the “hippest phablet ever” as the smartphone maverick brand is very excited in bringing another exciting product into the...

Is this the right time to get a 4K TV?

2016-06-29 FANCY getting a new TV this year? Now would probably be a good time to upgrade your old HDTV in your living room with an ultra high-definition TV, or 4K TV. It’s been a long time coming, but prices of 4K TVs have finally come down to an affordable...

Netflix chews up less bandwidth, as Amazon video streaming surges

2016-06-29 NETFLIX remains the biggest road hog on broadband highways — but its overall share of peak-period Internet traffic actually declined slightly over the past six months in North America. And that may be partly due to gains by Amazon, Netflix’s chief...

OnePlus Three unwrapped to battle Koreans

2016-06-29 TIME flies when I thought I had written the OnePlus Three review last month, but in actual fact, I was thinking about the OnePlus Two write-up in August last year. The Chinese start-up, famed for their cheap flagships and hard-to-get “marketing...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Snapchat set to launch online tech magazine, Real Life

2016-06-22 PHOTO messaging service Snapchat is launching its own online tech magazine, Real Life, reports Venture Beat.The company has revealed that they will be publishing around one article every weekday on the subject of technology, starting on June 27....

Meet Runcible, the round handset for the ‘post-smartphone era’

2016-06-22 THE Californian start-up Monohm caused a sensation at the 2015 Mobile World Congress with a strange smartphone rocking a round, pebble-like design. An improved version of the firm’s device is now the object of a crowdfunding campaign on the...

Over 40% of consumers around the world now have a tablet

2016-06-22 NEW data from Global Web Index (GWI) shows that even though their popularity seems to be on the wane, tablets are just a few percentage points away from being ubiquitous household items.Across the 32 regions around the world that GWI monitors, 44...

Powerful and affordable Kata M2

2016-06-22 INFUSED with the prowess of a powerful 4G LTE network, the Kata M2 LTE smart phone adds more power and enjoyment to everyone’s browsing experience.Designed not only to provide a powerful experience to customers, the smartphone which was launched...

Pebble is back on Kickstarter!

2016-06-22 PEBBLE has already had two successful rounds on community-backer site Kickstarter, and is now back for its third round with the Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core. Right now, there’s just under a week left to go for you to be able to pledge, and...

Xbox One S: Microsoft refines its gaming console

2016-06-22 MICROSOFT spares no expenses trying to get gamers hooked to its Xbox One system as it hopes to break away from playing second fiddle to Sony’s PlayStation 4. Apart from showing off new Xbox One game titles at last week’s E3, the company also got...

Google aims for better health search results

2016-06-22 WHETHER it’s a tummy ache or a pain in the knee, Google is working to come up with better answers to questions on specific health issues.Google says around one per cent of all Internet searches are “symptom-related” but that health content online “...

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Apple shows off iOS 10, macOS Sierra and watchOS 3

2016-06-15 IT’S THAT time of the year again folks, when Apple holds its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, giving us a look into what’s coming. Since WWDC is primarily the platform for Apple developers to have a glimpse into upcoming operating...

Lenovo goes modular with latest Motorola

2016-06-15 THE LG G5 and its modular LG Friends may have been a game changer for the year. Released just a few months ago, the G5 looked likely to be phone of the year for 2016 with its ‘Friends’. However, Lenovo, Motorola’s new owner with its star power (...

iRig Voice: The perfect Smule companion

2016-06-15 DO YOU ‘smule’? If you’re a hardcore smuler, you’re obviously looking for ways to improve your singing experience by now. In case you haven’t heard, Smule is a social karaoke mobile app that has taken the world by storm. The app has a massive,...

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

ASUS takes on Macbook Air and Surface Pro 4

2016-06-08 WHEN you need a solid yet easy device to carry around which has a full-fledged operating system on board, our minds immediately goes to the Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s Macbook/Macbook Air for Windows and OS X respectively. Asus released...

Lung cancer: Mobile app could extend life expectancy

2016-06-08 A NEW mobile application could help doctors better provide care to patients with advanced lung cancer, perhaps even extending life expectancy, according to a study presented in the United States.The app, named Moovcare, enables patient-doctor...

QuietComfort 35 is so Bose

2016-06-08 NOISE-CANCELLING headphones may seem like a luxury item, but take one with you on a long-haul light and you’ll appreciate the investment. It’s the gadget that I would never leave home without if I’m to cross continents. It cancels out the loud...

First booking app for sports in Brunei

2016-06-08 SPORTS fans will soon be able to book sporting venues and register for sporting events and tournaments throughout the country using the SPORTSBru app. The online booking app, which will be launched in September, acts as a platform to connect users...