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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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Tech Today: Xbox One X unveiled by Microsoft

Tech Today: Xbox One X unveiled by Microsoft

Microsoft has unveiled the latest games console in its line-up, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X. The tech giant touted the machine’s specs, including its ability to run games in 4K ultra-HD, ahead of the E3 games show in Los Angeles. To be

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June 12th, 2017

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Tech Today: Google Doodle cricket game still available

Tech Today: Google Doodle cricket game still available

Don’t fear – the cricket Google Doodle is still here. That’s right! You can still play the cricket game, which was unveiled by search engine Google for the opening of the ICC Champions Trophy. It features crickets and snails going head to head in a thrilling encounter that ...

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June 5th, 2017

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ReMarkable – the digital writing device for paper lovers

ReMarkable – the digital writing device for paper lovers

A Norwegian start-up is developing a digital paper tablet it hopes will appeal to “paper people”. The device is called ReMarkable, and it is textured to feel like real paper. The E-Ink screen isn’t made out of glass, but a more durable and fricative material that

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May 31st, 2017

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Tech Today: Robot Police Officer unveiled in Dubai

Tech Today: Robot Police Officer unveiled in Dubai

Dubai Police have revealed their first robot officer, giving it the task of patrolling the city’s malls and tourist attractions. People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its chest. Data collected by the ...

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May 25th, 2017

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Tech Today: Microsoft beefs up battery life with new Surface Pro hybrid

Tech Today: Microsoft beefs up battery life with new Surface Pro hybrid

Longer battery life – something any gadget user would welcome with open arms. And perhaps that’s why Microsoft’s newly launched Surface Pro laptop/tablet hybrid now has 13.5 hours on a single charge. That’s a massive leap from its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4, which ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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