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Nextdoor, the network for neighbours, grows in age of social distancing

Nextdoor, the hyper local social network, is seen on a smartphone screen in Washington March 27, 2020. — AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, March 30 —...

UK broadband providers lift data caps during Covid-19 crisis

British Telecom (BT) advertisement is displayed at Goodge Street underground station in London November 15, 2019. — Reuters picLONDON, March 29 — Britain's big...

Why the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

Experts say stronger action from tech companies is needed to stop misinformation and the scale at which it can be spread online. ― Istock.com/AFP...

Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

Since the pandemic began several apps have been developed which use the technology to track the outbreak. — AFP picWASHINGTON, March 29 — Digital...

TM puts in place initiatives to support Prihatin

A woman walks past a logo display of Telekom Malaysia at its office in Cyberjaya outside Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2006. — Reuters picKUALA...

Tech volunteers use 3D printers to make crucial virus masks

General view of the Excel Centre, London while it is being prepared to become the NHS Nightingale Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus...

Stop sending memes, Russians telecoms firm pleads

A woman uses her phone outside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in downtown Moscow on March 26, 2020. — AFP-Relaxnews picMOSCOW, March 28...

Amid Covid-19 outbreak, Apple offers 90-day free trials of professional creative services

Apple offers 90-day free trials of both Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X. ― Istock.com/AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, March 28 ― Amid the...

Google offers US$800m to pandemic-impacted businesses, health agencies

The aid will come in the form of cash, ad credits, and cloud services from the California-based internet colossus, according to Google chief executive...

MCMC: Four telcos to offer free 1GB data daily starting April 1

MCMC says telecommunications players have offered a total of RM1 billion to help Malaysians cope with the impact of Covid-19. — soyacincau picKUALA LUMPUR,...

Qualcomm’s latest chips could bring slew of noise-cancelling earbuds into the world

Soon, active noise-canceling technology won't just be for over-ear headphones. — martin-dm/IStock.com pic via AFPSAN FRANCISCO, March 27 — Qualcomm's new truly wireless earbud...

Online learning rockets in coronavirus pandemic, says Pearson

High school student Mona Hussein participates in an online class with her father at their home, amid concerns over the spread Covid-19, in Amman,...

Crisis brings robots to medical frontline, say researchers

An engineering student configures a medical robot modified to screen and observe Covid-19 patients at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok March 18, 2020. — AFP...

OxyGEN comes up with DIY medical ventilator project (VIDEO)

From the official website for the OxyGEN project — Courtesy of Protofy.xyz via AFPMADRID, March 26 — A team of Spanish engineers has developed...

Online gaming booms as Covid-19 virus lockdowns keep millions at home

Online gaming has proved a welcome diversion for many people chafing at movement restrictions, the cancellation of countless public events and a relentless onslaught...

Apple App Store to expand to 20 more countries

On Monday, Apple announced that the platform will soon be seeing its biggest expansion since then ― 20 additional counties will be gaining access...

Instagram unveils new shared video feature to ease isolation

Instagram now allows users to connect more easily over video and shared content as part of a move to ease isolation stemming from the...

Amazon to stop non-essential sales in India

An employee of Amazon walks through a turnstile gate inside an Amazon Fulfillment Centre (BLR7) on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India September 18, 2018....

Instagram steps up effort to curb Covid-19 disinformation

The move by the Facebook-owned service with more than one billion users worldwide comes amid a scramble by social networks to deliver verified information...

PC download charts: ‘Doom Eternal’ soars as Steam sets new record

‘Doom Eternal’ was the week’s big release, alongside Nintendo Switch exclusive ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons.’ — Picture from Bethesda via AFP-RelaxnewsBELLEVUE (Washington), March 24...

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