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Tech Today: Samsung – Home smart speaker in the works

Tech Today: Samsung – Home smart speaker in the works

Samsung has confirmed it is developing its own voice-controlled “smart speaker” for the home, to rival devices by Amazon and Google. DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, told CNBC News that he is already working on it. The company already has a ...

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August 24th, 2017

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Tech Today: Sensor tracks anyone driving into your neighbourhood

Tech Today: Sensor tracks anyone driving into your neighbourhood

A start-up that lets residents monitor who drives in and out of their neighbourhood was among the companies revealed at a Silicon Valley event on Monday. Flock’s sensor, which it offers for $50 a year per house, logs the number plates of every car that drives into a ...

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August 22nd, 2017

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Tech Today: Personal bodyguard app to launch in China

Tech Today: Personal bodyguard app to launch in China

An app is set to launch in a northeast Chinese city that allows anybody – not just the rich and famous – to hire a personal bodyguard. The Jinyiwei app, which is set to launch in September, provides a Uber-like service, and connects individuals and companies ...

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August 21st, 2017

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Tech Today: Atari gives sneek-peek of new console

Tech Today: Atari gives sneek-peek of new console

Video games have come a long way from consoles like the Atari 2600 of the 70s and the 2800 of the 80s. So much so that the American company itself has released a modern console called the Ataribox. The company says the console will include both classic and new games and it ...

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July 17th, 2017

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Tech Today: Trinis to head off to Washington Robotics competition

Tech Today: Trinis to head off to Washington Robotics competition

Tomorrow, three Form Five students of Presentation College Chaguanas will be heading off to Washington to represent T&T in an Olympiad-styled international robotics competition The team of Avidesh Marajh, Fahad Hosein and Josef Gonzalez has been tasked, like all other ...

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July 12th, 2017

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Tech Today: Experts warn that worldwide cyber-attack was about data, not money

Tech Today: Experts warn that worldwide cyber-attack was about data, not money

The Petya malware variant that hit businesses around the world may not have been an attempt to make money, suspect security experts. Yesterday the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service voiced its concern about the introduction of Ransomware in this country, adding that it has ...

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June 29th, 2017

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Tech Today: Qualcomm reveals under-screen fingerprint sensor

Tech Today: Qualcomm reveals under-screen fingerprint sensor

Qualcomm has announced a fingerprint ID sensor designed to be fitted underneath smartphone and tablet screens. It said the component could also work with wet fingers or underwater and could be used to measure heart rates. The development paves the way for Android ...

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June 28th, 2017

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Tech Today: WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

Tech Today: WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

WhatsApp is becoming one of the prevailing ways people discover and discuss news. But use of the messaging app appears to vary widely between countries. In Malaysia, more than 50% of those surveyed said they used WhatsApp for news at least once a week. But in the US, the ...

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June 22nd, 2017

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Tech Today: Facebook taking steps to remove ‘terrorist’ content

Tech Today: Facebook taking steps to remove ‘terrorist’ content

Facebook has announced details of steps it is taking to remove terrorist-related content. The move comes after growing pressure from governments for technology companies to do more to take down material such as terrorist propaganda. In a series of blog posts by senior ...

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June 15th, 2017

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Mario poised for a triumphant return

Mario poised for a triumphant return

Around this time in 2016, many people were questioning Nintendo’s ability to realistically compete with Sony and Microsoft. The Wii U had tanked, and the new console, Switch, seemed like it would be just too basic to make an impact. The Switch though has gotten off to a ...

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June 14th, 2017

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