News & Reviews: Technology
Dec 19, 2016
The allure of having a device fold up is something that is enticing for the tech industry. Imagine a device that can be the size of a small smartphone, and unfurls into a tablet-sized Display. Well apparently LG is hard at work in making the technology more mass-market friendly, and has just signed an agreement to bring the screen to three different OEMs – Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Dec 15, 2016
Malaysians sure loves to shop – and online shopping is a new avenue for Malaysians to spend their hard-earned cash. At least that is what 11street is saying, based on their 2016 online survey, conducted recently. The biggest takeaway is that the online shopping is thriving in Malaysia, and has potential to mature and grow further.
Dec 14, 2016
The app works by using Deep Neural computing that allows real time translation to happen in the smartphone. Users just need to download the app, and then sign in for a one-to-one translation or even a group translation that can either be done via text, or even in voice as the app will pronounce the translated phrases out loud.
Imagine that you are stuck in a country that you do not know the language. Just download this app, and walk around with confidence that your thoughts will be made known to anyone you want to communicate with. Technology is great isn’t it? The app is now available on iOS, Android and even the web.
If you are into science fiction, you must know of Star Trek’s Universal Translator that is present in just about every show – it allows aliens to talk to each other in their own language, in real time. Well, real life has finally mimicked the arts, as the first true univeral translator is now available on your smartphone, from Microsoft.
Dec 14, 2016
We may be seeing Harman Kardon speakers being fitted into Samsung smartphones pretty soon – buw how about something different? Harman Kardon and Microsoft is set to collaborate in creating a new device to go against Amazon Alexa and Google Home. This new device will come built in with Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant as well.
Dec 13, 2016
While having WiFi is important to keep most devices connected to the internet, it can drain the battery of any devices that is connected to the local network. A new study and research from University of Washington may solve that problem however, as they have developed a new WiFi system dubbed Passive WiFi, which consumes about 10,000 times less power than conventional systems.
Dec 09, 2016
While Windows 10 as an experience is great on desktop-grade processors, it has traditionally been absent on ARM-based devices, as the codes required to run on these two platforms are as different as apple and oranges. However, Microsoft and Qualcomm has worked a way to enable the full Windows 10 experience to run on the Snapdragon 820 processor – and it runs perfectly fine there.
Dec 08, 2016
A sad day in the world of wearable technology – Pebble has confirmed that they will be bought over by Fitbit. This will result in the closure of the brand, company and product line as Fitbit is only buying the software side of the company – not the hardware.
Dec 07, 2016
A new patent filed by Samsung may offer a glimpse on the future of smartphone design by the company. This new patent shows a foldable smartphone, but with a removable lens at the back? Interesting design.
Dec 06, 2016
We have Uber and GrabCar here in Malaysia but there are security concerns for solo female riders riding along with unknown drivers on the road. Hence why a new company aims to challenge precisely that problem. Riding Pink is the first female-only ride-sharing service in Malaysia, possibly the world.
Dec 02, 2016
Cameras on smartphones has come a long way since the early days of mobile photography – but to some it is still lacking behind traditional cameras in picture quality. This doesn’t stop Motorola though, as they partnered with one of the world’s biggest magazine to create their current month’s cover – taken with the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod for the Moto Z family.