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Sharmila Nair

lifestyletech@thestar.com.my

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23 May 2019 | 5:49 PM

Would you pay RM5mil for a malware-ridden laptop?

A malware ridden laptop is being auctioned in the name of art, and it could be yours if you can top the current bid of over US$1.2mil (RM5.04mil).

The 11-year-old laptop carries six potent malwares. — Twitch
23 May 2019 | 1:42 PM

Spotify resets user passwords over security concerns

An unspecified number of Spotify users have received emails notifying them that the company has reset their account password.

Spotify shared that the move was part of the company’s 'ongoing maintenance efforts to combat fraudulent activity on our service.' — Bloomberg
20 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Dyson: Designed with a difference

Dyson continues to create ingenious new products that stand out from the crowd.

The Pure Cool Me has a 70° oscillation range, and by adjusting the dome at the top of the machine, users can control the angle of the airflow. — Photos: Dyson
8 May 2019 | 6:52 PM

Dyson introduces Lightcycle, Pure Cool Me and Dyson V11 for smart living

Dyson expands its range of consumer products with the Lightcycle, a “smart task light” that reportedly can maintain light quality for up to 60 years.

The Lightcycle is able to adjust the light in a room according to the user’s daily routine. — Photos: Dyson
26 Apr 2019 | 4:46 PM

AirAsia uses facial recognition for self check-in and boarding at Senai Airport

You can now register your face on your AirAsia app to use the Faces feature at the Senai Airport.

Get ready for a seamless boarding experience at the Senai International Airport. — Reuters
26 Apr 2019 | 3:51 PM

New WhatsApp update may ban screenshots of conversations

Taking screenshots of your private WhatsApp conversations could be a thing of the past.

The new Authentication feature is still being tested. — dpa
25 Apr 2019 | 1:54 PM

KTMB Mobticket mobile app down for upgrade until April 27

Those planning on travelling onboard Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd trains, take note.

Users can still purchase their KTMB tickets at the stations as well as online. — SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star
23 Apr 2019 | 9:32 PM

Collaboration is key in strengthening cybersecurity in Malaysia

Cybersecurity is important in the digital economy era and can be strengthened through collaborations among industry players, believes CyberSecurity Malaysia.

(From right) Madhavan receiving one of the two awards from Tan and CyberSecurity Malaysia's board of directors chairman Tan Sri Datuk Sri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed. — MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star
22 Apr 2019 | 3:32 PM

Maxis adds three new plans to its Home Fibre offering

Maxis expands its home fibre broadband service with new speeds of 300Mbps (megabits per second), 500Mbps and 800Mbps for RM149, RM219 and RM299 respectively.

Maxis adds three new plans to its existing Home Fibre plans. — Maxis
22 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Connecting the dots for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Animals for Young uses animals and technology to fill the gap in teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Khew using Leka to interact with one of the children who attends sessions at Animals for Young. — Photos: MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star