Verizon to begin 5G user trials in 11 markets by middle of year

Verizon Communications Inc will test faster fifth-generation mobile broadband service in 11 markets in the first half of this year as the nation’s largest wireless carrier tries to take the lead in the 5G race.

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Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30% in Brazil

Twitter Inc has found a bright spot in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, even as weak advertising sales across the globe have punished the social network's stock in recent weeks.

Horizon Zero Dawn joins PlayStation 4 greats

Sci-fi excursion: Horizon Zero Dawn takes place at a time when robots rule the earth and humans scrape by.  —  AFP Relaxnews

With a review embargo lifting a week before its release the week of Feb 28, open world action-adventure Horizon Zero Dawn appears to be rejuvenating a genre already crammed full with competitors.

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Smart cable: Sadly, we will no longer be able to purchase the Triggertrap smart cable and dongle as the company has gone out of business.—

Photo Kit: Kickstarter cable conundrum

8 February 2017

Tan Kit Hoong muses on the wisdom of Kickstarter tech projects.

Background with a twist: The Lensbaby Twist 60 produces some interesting swirly blur in the background especially when you have multiple light points. — Photos: TAN KIT HOONG/The Star

Photo Kit: Embrace the swirly bokeh

13 December 2016

Tan Kit Hoong gets himself a Petzval type lens and goes out to see whether swirly bokeh is all it's cracked up to be.

Cute puppy: The advent of digital cameras has allowed me to capture my pet's life from when he was a puppy all the way to adulthood.

Photo Kit: Taking better photos of your pets (and kids)

16 November 2016

Tan Kit Hoong gives us some tips on how to take better photos of your pets, which applies equally well to taking photos of kids.

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New, high-quality lenses: (From left) Sigma's newly-released 14mm f/1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 100-400mm f/5-6.3 and 135mm f/1.8.
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Feature-packed: A Kirin octa-core processor, backed by 4GB RAM and 32 or 64GB storage, gives the tablet its smooth performance. — Photos: TAN KIT HOONG/The Star
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