Lenovo unveiled its new ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop prototype at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. Photo: Handout

You can see through the screen of Lenovo’s first transparent laptop

The 17.3-inch prototype device also has a transparent base that doubles as a virtual keyboard and a drawing tablet.

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Apple boosts iMessage encryption to thwart quantum computing attacks

The company says its latest upgrade makes iMessage more secure than WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, QQ, WeChat – or even Signal.

The company says its latest upgrade makes iMessage more secure than WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, QQ, WeChat – or even Signal.

22 Feb 2024 - 10:59AM

video | How Street Fighter remains an enduring force in video gaming, over 30 years on

More than 30 years since it was first released, interest in the Street Fighter franchise remains high thanks to a mysterious group of fans.

More than 30 years since it was first released, interest in the Street Fighter franchise remains high thanks to a mysterious group of fans.

19 Feb 2024 - 5:01PM

Apple Vision Pro at a fraction of the price? Try China’s Shenzhen

Shenzhen-based headset maker EmdoorVR is hoping to leverage the interest around Apple’s Vision Pro to survive a slowdown in the VR and AR industry.

Shenzhen-based headset maker EmdoorVR is hoping to leverage the interest around Apple’s Vision Pro to survive a slowdown in the VR and AR industry.

17 Feb 2024 - 7:16AM

Bought an Xbox for its exclusive games? Why that might have been a mistake

Four once-exclusive Xbox games are being made available on rival consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Switch, with reports saying they are Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Sea of Thieves and Grounded.

Four once-exclusive Xbox games are being made available on rival consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Switch, with reports saying they are Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Sea of Thieves and Grounded.

16 Feb 2024 - 7:15PM

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A customer tries on the Apple Vision Pro headset in a Apple Store in Los Angeles, California. Photo:  EPA-EFE

How Apple Vision Pro virtual reality headset can enhance healthcare

Virtual reality is becoming increasingly useful in healthcare, and Apple’s new Vision Pro headset with its eye-tracking capabilities and high resolution cameras is going to help push the envelope.

12 Feb 2024 - 6:15PM

Google getting rid of third-party cookies – who’s the real winner?

Google will be banning third-party cookies – which websites use to track online behaviour and show users relevant ads. Will it strengthen users’ data security, or Google’s dominance of online advertising?

Google will be banning third-party cookies – which websites use to track online behaviour and show users relevant ads. Will it strengthen users’ data security, or Google’s dominance of online advertising?

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‘A whole different ballgame’: Samsung aims for next level in health tracking

Samsung is looking to develop non-invasive glucose monitoring and continuous blood pressure checking, part of a push to put new health features in smartphones, watches and its upcoming Galaxy Ring.

Samsung is looking to develop non-invasive glucose monitoring and continuous blood pressure checking, part of a push to put new health features in smartphones, watches and its upcoming Galaxy Ring.

23 Jan 2024 - 7:15PM

Netflix has no plans to make an app for Apple’s first 3D headset

Rather than designing a Vision Pro app or supporting its existing iPad app on the platform, Netflix says users can watch its content on a web browser.

Rather than designing a Vision Pro app or supporting its existing iPad app on the platform, Netflix says users can watch its content on a web browser.

18 Jan 2024 - 12:45PM

They speak Thai, you speak Chinese – Samsung Galaxy S24’s AI translates

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series of smartphones features generative AI that can translate spoken and written conversations and messages with almost zero lag, and a high-resolution periscope 5X zoom lens.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series of smartphones features generative AI that can translate spoken and written conversations and messages with almost zero lag, and a high-resolution periscope 5X zoom lens.

18 Jan 2024 - 1:13PM

How AI development has fostered a digital ‘sweatshop’ in poor countries

The development of artificial intelligence has created opportunities for educated workers in the Philippines and other developing countries. But they are poorly paid and lack training.

The development of artificial intelligence has created opportunities for educated workers in the Philippines and other developing countries. But they are poorly paid and lack training.

13 Jan 2024 - 7:52AM

Smart AI grills, no-clean ice cream: 5 new kitchen appliances at CES 2024

New hi-tech kitchen appliances at CES 2024 promise to make cooking a breeze, from a US$2,000 grill you can ask questions to a US$250 air fryer that uses AI to detect what type of food it is preparing.

New hi-tech kitchen appliances at CES 2024 promise to make cooking a breeze, from a US$2,000 grill you can ask questions to a US$250 air fryer that uses AI to detect what type of food it is preparing.

13 Jan 2024 - 4:56AM

Review | Oppo Find X7 Ultra: first phone with 2 periscope lenses is zoom photo king

With two periscope zoom lenses – a world first – and a big Sony sensor, the Oppo Find X7 Ultra’s camera hardware blows rivals out of the water, producing better zoom photos than even the top iPhone.

With two periscope zoom lenses – a world first – and a big Sony sensor, the Oppo Find X7 Ultra’s camera hardware blows rivals out of the water, producing better zoom photos than even the top iPhone.

12 Jan 2024 - 4:15PM

Ultimate earbud test: Apple AirPods on Android, Google, Huawei on an iPhone

Do Huawei’s FreeBuds Pro still function well when used with an iPhone? Can Apple AirPods work well with Android phones? We put both, as well as earbuds from Google and Samsung, to the ultimate test.

Do Huawei’s FreeBuds Pro still function well when used with an iPhone? Can Apple AirPods work well with Android phones? We put both, as well as earbuds from Google and Samsung, to the ultimate test.

11 Jan 2024 - 4:15PM

AI to dominate CES 2024, with glasses for blind, shoes to walk faster

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2024, held in Las Vegas from January 9, AI is expected to take centre stage, with everything from glasses for the blind to shoes powered by the technology on show.

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2024, held in Las Vegas from January 9, AI is expected to take centre stage, with everything from glasses for the blind to shoes powered by the technology on show.

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Top 5 smartphones of 2023, from iPhone 15 Pro Max to the best camera phone

We rank the five best smartphones released in 2023 – the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and Google’s Pixel 8 Pro, two important foldable phone entrants and the best camera phone bar none.

We rank the five best smartphones released in 2023 – the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and Google’s Pixel 8 Pro, two important foldable phone entrants and the best camera phone bar none.

4 Jan 2024 - 2:42PM

Review | Huawei GT 4 smartwatch: beats Apple, Google on price but lacks software

Huawei’s latest smartwatch, the GT 4 is at least US$100 cheaper than Google or Apple watches and its battery life is twice as long, but it lacks popular software such as Google and Spotify.

Huawei’s latest smartwatch, the GT 4 is at least US$100 cheaper than Google or Apple watches and its battery life is twice as long, but it lacks popular software such as Google and Spotify.

8 Dec 2023 - 11:15AM

Review | Complete overkill: M3 Max MacBook Pro – more power than you’ll ever need

The M3 Max MacBook Pro offers an upgrade on the Apple M2 Max’s already world-beating processing power, graphics, audio and battery life, and leads the market in laptop CPUs and GPUs.

The M3 Max MacBook Pro offers an upgrade on the Apple M2 Max’s already world-beating processing power, graphics, audio and battery life, and leads the market in laptop CPUs and GPUs.

16 Nov 2023 - 7:25PM

Social media in the news in 2023: Twitter/X, Meta and mental health

In 2023, Elon Musk turned Twitter into X, amid accusations of racism on the site. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg started Threads and was sued for addicting minors to Facebook and Instagram.

In 2023, Elon Musk turned Twitter into X, amid accusations of racism on the site. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg started Threads and was sued for addicting minors to Facebook and Instagram.

29 Dec 2023 - 8:07AM

4 trees, just 1 butterfly: more nature emojis sought for conservation drive

Emojis, ubiquitous in messaging, need more diversity when it comes to depicting animals, plants, fungi and other organisms to help spread ideas and information over social media, scientists say.

Emojis, ubiquitous in messaging, need more diversity when it comes to depicting animals, plants, fungi and other organisms to help spread ideas and information over social media, scientists say.

17 Dec 2023 - 4:15PM