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'Mario Kart Tour' out now on iOS, Android

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:00 PM

You can now play Mario Kart on your mobile

Photo from Nintendo/official Mario Kart Tour website


New vulnerabilities allow hackers into devices via Bluetooth

Sep 25, 2017 - 6:33 PM

‘BlueBorne’ is said to be capable of harming billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops in use today

BLUEBORNE. The virus infects devices via Bluetooth, usually those with operating systems that are not updated. Image from Armis


New car hack targets vehicles via common gadget

Aug 12, 2015 - 3:06 PM

If a specially crafted SMS message is sent to the car dongles one can compromise the network within the car that handles physical driving components controlling it

CORVETTE HACK. Screen shot from YouTube shows a cellular phone sending a remote command to the Corvette, turning on its windshield wipers.

Apple Watch, Mobile World Congress 2015, techpreneurs in Forbes' richest (TechRap)

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:14 AM

The Apple Watch among others will be launched Monday What s the latest in the Mobile World Congress? And who are the techpreneurs in Forbes Magazine s richest list?

'Small screens' prevent kids from sleeping – US study

Jan 05, 2015 - 5:02 PM

The study notes Presence of a small screen but not a TV in the sleep environment and screen time were associated with perceived insufficient rest or sleep

Southeast Asian parents want kids to use devices for learning – study

Dec 11, 2014 - 3:54 PM

Parents in Southeast Asia turn to mobile devices to augment a child s learning but are also worried about devices affecting their kids health or kids growing addicted to their devices

Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

Jul 12, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Yahoo has been shedding its online search engine past in favor of a future as a venue for premier digital content and services particularly aimed at smartphones and tablet computers

NOW STREAMING. Yahoo is focusing on ramping up its offerings for streaming video live or on demand. Image from Shutterstock

Portable electronics to be allowed on flights

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Passengers will eventually be able to read e books play games and watch videos on their devices on flight

GADGETS ALLOWED. US aviation authorities say using mobile devices on flight will now be allowed with very limited exceptions. File photo by Stan Honda/AFP

TechRap: LINE app - messaging that sticks

Feb 18, 2013 - 4:48 AM

Will Samsung s next flagship smartphone arrive next month? Did she or didn t she? BlackBerry Creative Director Alicia Keys is in the hotseat after supposedly tweeting using an iPhone And we walk you through some best practices to stay secure online

Mobiles surge in Asia, to overtake PCs: Google

Jun 21, 2012 - 12:16 PM

Asia has an insatiable appetite for mobile says Google as the company makes preparations to respond to the demand

Google lodges Nokia, Microsoft complaint with EU

Jun 05, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Google accuses Nokia and Microsoft of collusion in order to increase prices for smartphones and tablets