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Madhavan M

lifestyletech@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Madhavan M

17 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Go the distance with Linksys Velop

Eliminate your WiFi troubles, be it dead zones or poor coverage, with a Mesh system like the Linksys Velop.

The simple and sleek design make it easy to place the Velop anywhere in the house. — Photos: Linksys
29 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Set up a smart home

You don't have to renovate or rip apart existing fixtures to turn your house into a smart home. Here's how.

It's surprisingly not that difficult to set up your own smart home, although the process probably won't be as easy on your wallet. — 123rf.com
4 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Samsung Galaxy S10+: S marks the spot

What you see in the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is a decade of work that’s gone into the range since it first saw daylight in 2009.

17 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is a handsome collection of finely crafted smartwatches

With a new name, comes new sizes – Samsung’s popular smartwatch series, now rebranded from Samsung Gear to Galaxy Watch, finally comes in two sizes.

The 46mm Silver Galaxy Watch is the best choice if you have a large enough wrist, as it has a bigger screen and battery. — Photos: SAMSUNG
26 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Shop tech like a pro this holiday season

Some say a gadget always makes a great gift, and we agree.

29 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Dyson Cyclone V10: Done and dusted

Dealing with dust doesn’t have to be difficult with the Dyson Cyclone V10.

The Cyclone V10 comes with three suction strengths, and even the lowest is good enough for most jobs. — Photos: Dyson
29 Sep 2018 | 4:37 PM

MCMC contacts Facebook over hack affecting 50 million users



PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has posted a statement saying that it’s in touch with Facebook to ascertain how many Malaysian users were affected by the recent hacking.

20 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Time to take Note

Samsung pulls out all stops, delivering its finest Note smartphone and S Pen yet.

The twin cameras’ Flaw Detection mode will instantly alert you when there’s something wrong with your photo so you can reshoot. — Samsung
8 Aug 2018 | 6:00 PM

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to launch here on Aug 15

There have been many leaks leading to the launch – for the first time, the S Pen is expected to come with Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to have a slightly bigger screen than the Note 8 (6.3in) pictured here. — AFP
24 Jul 2018 | 6:27 PM

Light up your scene

Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, showed off its PC and Mac apps that will let you sync your movies, music and games with its smart lighting system, Philips Hue.

The colour of the bulbs ‘mimic’ the action you see on screen. Signify claims it takes the content beyond the screen and extends it into the living room. — SAMUEL ONG/The Star