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Sharmila Nair

Recent and archived articles by Sharmila Nair

16 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Nokia 8: A return to form?

Nokia 8 is a flagship smartphone that competes with other giants and fares relatively well.

The Nokia 8 is super nice to look at and hold. It has an aluminium body with metal edges. — Nokia
11 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

New anti-piracy move aims to hit pirates where it hurts the most

PETALING JAYA: Stakeholders from the local creative and advertising communities have joined forces to launch the Infringing Website List (IWL) initiative in Malaysia.

Key players: (from top) Yap, Weatherley and Walsh who were present during the IWL initiative launch in Malaysia.
2 Oct 2017 | 3:00 PM

MDEC’s Data Star to produce 20,000 data professionals by 2020

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is accelerating the growth of data professionals in Malaysia with its Data Star programme.

So far the country has produced 6,000 data professionals and we are confident that we will achieve 20,000 high-quality data professionals by 2020, Yasmin (pic) said. — MDEC
29 Sep 2017 | 4:24 PM

Need to renew your motor insurance? There’s an app for that

Motor insurance and road tax renewal is now a breeze with new app GetCover.

GetCover is designed to make the motor insurance and road tax renewal process hassle-free. — SHARMILA NAIR/The Star
27 Sep 2017 | 9:04 PM

Dyson opens new flagship store in KL

The store aims to help customers get better acquainted with Dyson products.

The Dyson Demo store in The Gardens Mall, KL is also the biggest in South-East Asia. — ZAHID IZZANI/The Star
27 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Apps to the rescue

These young Malaysians are using technology to help feed the hungry, educate children and save the environment.

Over 120,000 meals have been distributed and 30,000 kg of food has been saved since Robin Food was launched last December. – Robin Food
16 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

MCMC: Use only certified products

PETALING JAYA: Content service providers are lauding the Government’s move to put a stop to piracy.

12 Sep 2017 | 6:20 PM

Stand up to cyberbullies

It is imperative that Malaysians speak up against cyberbullying

8 Sep 2017 | 6:19 PM

Nokia 8 is finally here

The latest Nokia 8 is targeted at content creators who use social media as their creative platforms.

The Nokia 8, here in Steel, has the ability to take photos and videos from the front and rear cameras simultaneously. — SHARMILA NAIR /The Star
31 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Ringing in the many changes

TELECOMMUNICATIONS in Malaysia was introduced way before Merdeka – in the 1870s, telegraph cables were laid undersea to link Malaya and Indonesia, and in 1879 the connection was expanded to London. Several lines were developed to link the key economic areas of the time, in particular the tin-rich Perak.

Initially in Malaya, telephones were meant for communications between the British Resident and his assistants,’ says Muzium Telekom assistant curator Fazmir.