Category Archives: Technology

iPhone X Affected by Green Line on OLED Display, Some Users Say

HIGHLIGHTS Some iPhone X units develop green line across display The green line reportedly running from top to bottom, and is thick Apple replacing the affected units iPhone X, Apple’s first all-screen smartphone, is finally getting its share of issues and complaints. After unresponsive display issue in cold weather reported by some iPhone X users last week, the new smartphone has been reported to Read More


iPhone X Face ID Can Be Fooled by 3D-Printed Masks, Say Security Researchers

HIGHLIGHTS Scientists were able to fool iPhone X’s Face ID using 3D-printed mask The mask costed them just $150 According to the security firm, if exploited, Face ID can create problems Using a composite 3D-printed mask, a team of Vietnamese researchers claim to have fooled Apple’s Face IDauthentication system seen in the “super-premium” iPhone X, stressing that face recognition is “not mature Read More


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How Technology is Changing the Way We Eat

It’s no secret that humans love food. In fact, some might even say that you need it in order to survive. It’s interesting then, that technology is now actually changing the way in which humans consume food. Whether it’s by actively controlling our diets, to helping us make our shopping lists, there are all sorts of ways in which technology Read More


Oculus, Vive Headsets Are Taking Israel’s Army Underground

In a refurbished building on a military base in central Israel, soldiers are training in underground combat using headsets made by Oculus, the virtual reality headset maker owned by Facebook, and Vive, owned by HTC. While it’s not unusual for a military to use virtual reality – Britain’s Ministry of Defense has been using it in training simulations for more than a decade – the Israel Read More


Google I/O 2017: Google Shifts Mobile Focus to Apps and Digital Assistant

HIGHLIGHTS Google at its I/O 2017 announced Android O Beta for public Other things announced are a standalone VR headset, Google Lens Google Assistant for iPhone was also announced at I/O 2017 Mobile phone apps took centre stage at Google’s annual developer conference on Wednesday as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app while Read More


Chipmakers at Taiwan’s Biggest Tech Fair Look Beyond Crowded Smartphone Market

Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan’s top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for electronic parts manufacturers to show off their processors and other components, products that Read More


HTC Sees a New, or Virtual, Reality

When HTC brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics. But the gamble to rebuild the early smartphone pioneer’s reputation failed, as its market share has continued to dwindle – to below 1 percent from closer to 10 percent in Read More


Google Now Lets You Take a Virtual Walk on Mars

If you are curious about the unknown terrains of the Red Planet, here is your chance to take a walk on Mars for free all the while staying in your living room, thanks to Google’s immersive experience initiative Access Mars. Google collaborated with NASA to produce Access Mars that lets users wander the actual dunes and valleys explored by NASA’s Curiosity rover. “The experience Read More


Apple Acquires PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand-Based Wireless Charging Firm

Apple that recently introduced wireless charging to its smartphone lineup has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum. According to a report in stuff.co.nz on Wednesday, Apple bought PowerbyProxi which specialises in wireless charging technologies based on the Qi wireless standard. Auckland entrepreneur Fady Mishriki set up PowerbyProxi in 2007 with the goal of helping people charge everyday Read More


The Outlook for Technology M&A

Peggy Johnson and Jennifer Nason talk about what companies can do to fight gender discrimination at work. Tech companies aren’t sticking to their bread and butter when it comes to acquisitions. In 2016, Microsoft Corp. MSFT 0.03% surprised the market with its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. And this year, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -1.69% purchased Whole Foods for more than $13 billion. Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Yun-Hee Kim talked Read More