Qishin Tariq

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29 Nov 2018 | 4:22 PM

The smallest ECF investment ever? Just RM10

Equity crowdfunding (ECF) is making it easier for the average person to invest, with a recent report revealing that the smallest sum invested to date is just RM10.

Ata-plus’s Elain says ECF campaigns were affected by the election this year. — SIA HONG KIAU/The Star
28 Nov 2018 | 8:41 PM

P2P financing is booming in Malaysia

Adoption of peer-to-peer (P2P) financing has skyrocketed in Malaysia – this year RM159.56mil was raised, up from just RM17mil last year.

According to preliminary crowdfunding statistics, as of October, P2P platforms ran 1,958 successful campaigns for 497 companies. —
27 Nov 2018 | 8:08 PM

Google Maps reviews can now use hashtags

Google Map reviewers on Android can now add hashtags in their reviews, which will let other users find other relevant place easier.

Users will be able to find more relevant results following Google Maps' introduction of hashtags in reviews. — dpa
27 Nov 2018 | 5:10 PM

ISO drafts global standards for drones

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released a draft on standards for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) like drones and it's expected to be adopted globally next year.

This is the first of four set of standards related to UAS from ISO. – AFP
26 Nov 2018 | 7:22 PM

Jabra designs a microphone for extreme conditions

Jabra has created a prototype Bluetooth microphone for extreme sports that cuts down on noise even in challenging environments with adverse weather conditions.

 The Mic X was latched onto a race car speeding at up to 200kph. — Reuters
26 Nov 2018 | 5:30 PM

Maxis offers Huawei Watch 2 at just RM500 but with PWP

Maxis is offering the Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch for just a quarter of the price but via what seems like a “purchase with purchase” deal.

The Huawei Watch 2 was released last year. — SAMUEL ONG/The Star
26 Nov 2018 | 2:53 PM

Unifi cables damaged by construction work fixed in a day

Telekom Malaysia’s Unifi service faced temporary disruption on Friday due to another cable being damaged by construction – this time in Cherating, Pahang – though it was rectified within a day.

TM had to reroute traffic when the cables were damaged by construction works. — Unifi
23 Nov 2018 | 5:28 PM

This robotic arm feeds people, but only if their partner smiles

An Australian research lab wants to make eating more social with its robotic arm.

The Arm-a-Dine robotic arm can detect facial expressions. — Exertion Games Lab
22 Nov 2018 | 6:43 PM

Play Kingdom Hearts III this weekend at Sony’s gaming lounge in Sunway Pyramid

Sony PlayStation's new videogame lounge in Sunway Pyramid has something extra for fans on its first weekend: a chance to play a demo of Kingdom Hearts III.

Takigawa showing the soon to be released PlayStation Classic at the Play Everything Lounge, a space for fans to try out the latest PlayStation games. — SAM THAM/The Star
21 Nov 2018 | 6:46 PM

Facebook to roll out tracker for time spent on app

Facebook users will soon be able to track how much time they are spending on the social media platform and even get reminders if they’re browsing online longer than intended.

Spending too much time on Facebook? A new feature by the social media site will help users measure that. — dpa