Qishin Tariq

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21 Jul 2018 | 9:00 AM

Coming soon to Netflix: Disaster alerts

The US Senate is mulling a bill that will make streaming services like Netflix and Spotify broadcast emergency alerts, as fewer people are tuning in to radio and TV.

The bill aims to widen the number of channels people can receive alerts. — Reuters
20 Jul 2018 | 12:43 PM

DC announces streaming service DC Universe for comics, films, TV shows

DC is giving fans access to its movies, exclusive TV shows and comics through its own streaming service, out late fall.

DC Comics will launch its own streaming service – DC Universe – in September. — DC
20 Jul 2018 | 12:23 PM

Disney to debut first VR movie – Cycle

Disney is taking its animation to a new medium with Cycle, a movie directed by Jeff Gipson, who worked on Disney films like Frozen, Zootopia, and Moana.

The production team completed Cycles in four months with about 50 collaborators. — Disney
19 Jul 2018 | 8:26 PM

Niantic pulls out the ban hammer for cheaters

Niantic Labs is clamping down Pokemon Go cheaters, giving them three strikes with increasing punishments from reducing playability to suspensions and, for unrepentant cheaters, a permanent ban.

Get walking or get banned, under Niantic's tighter new rules on cheating. — Raleigh News & Observer/TNS
18 Jul 2018 | 7:50 PM

Instagram is finally testing ‘remove follower’ feature

Instagram is rolling out a conflict avoiding alternative to blocking creepy followers: manually removing followers, which can discreetly stop someone following you without informing them.

Soon you will be able to discreetly remove followers without having to block them. — dpa
18 Jul 2018 | 11:39 AM

Check if you qualify for free Unifi and Streamyx upgrades

Now you can check not just your eligibility for the Unifi Turbo upgrade, but also when its slated to become available.

Find out if you're eligible for the Unifi Turbo Boost now.
17 Jul 2018 | 6:50 PM

Pre-order Oppo's Find X flagship smartphone now for RM3,699

Oppo's latest flagship, which has a pop-up camera, will hit store shelves on Aug 5.

Models with the new Oppo Find X phone during the launch event. — LOW BOON TAT/The Star
17 Jul 2018 | 3:13 PM

Join Google and Apple in celebrating World Emoji Day

Apple and Google are getting into the fun of World Emoji Day, celebrating the silly day with new emoji characters and gags involving their bosses and a scavenger hunt game.

Leading by example? The Apple bosses replaced their official photos with cartoonish Memoji characters. — Apple
16 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Level up your game making skills

Google is inviting regional ­startups looking to polish their Android mobile games to take part in its Indie Games Accelerator.

The Indie Games Accelerator will give startups the opportunity to work with experts from Google and the gaming industry. — AFP
10 Jul 2018 | 12:14 PM

Grab gears up to go beyond taxis

The ride-hailing service is making a grab at all aspects of e-commerce by offering its tech and transport infrastructure to its partners.

(From left) Segarra, Tan and Singh together on stage, after their series of announcements on GrabPlatform and GrabFresh. — QISHIN TARIQ/The Star