Sharmila Nair

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22 Feb 2019 | 3:34 PM

TNG PayDirect and RFID users get 20% rebate on toll

From now until June 30, Touch ‘N Go (TNG) users who link their physical TNG cards to their TNG e-wallet will get to enjoy a 20% rebate at tolls across Duke Highway, Kemuning–Shah Alam Highway (LKSA) and Smart Tunnel.

Those using the PayDirect feature will have to use the physical card when entering toll lanes with TNG or SmartTag facilities. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Sta
21 Feb 2019 | 5:52 PM

Keep tabs on your favourite eateries via Google Maps

Always missing out on promotions and events at your favourite restaurant? Never fear, Google Maps is here.

Don't miss out on the next big promotion at your go to 'makan' place. — AFP
21 Feb 2019 | 12:18 PM

Twitter testing to improve conversations on its platform

If you are familiar with Twitter, chances are that you’ve been frustrated trying to jump in on a conversation or even make heads or tails of an ongoing thread.

Soon it'll be easier to have and follow conversations on Twitter. — AFP
20 Feb 2019 | 3:47 PM

Instagram to introduce ‘donate’ button

It will soon be easier to be charitable on Instagram.

18 Feb 2019 | 3:46 PM

Rise of Flat Earthers can be traced back to YouTube: report

There has been a rise in flat Earth believers, and one researcher claims that the increase could be traced back to YouTube.

Landrum doesn’t outright blame YouTube for the increase of flat Earth believers but believes they could do more to combat the spread of misinformation. — AFP
15 Feb 2019 | 9:30 AM

Digital detox doesn’t curb phone addiction, says survey

As much as we think that this detox is helpful, an online survey by augmented reality company Mojo Vision seems to show otherwise.

The survey also showed that 31% of respondents believed that tech has negatively affected their ability to connect with one another. — AFP
13 Feb 2019 | 4:42 PM

Bug allows attackers to remotely take over Xiaomi M365 scooters

Mobile security firm Zimperium has found a security and safety flaw in Xiaomi’s popular M365 scooter model.

A screenshot of the video Zimperium took to demonstrate the hack in action. — Zimperium
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12 Feb 2019 | 1:50 PM

G Suite users can now reply and forward emails directly from their inbox

If you’re a G Suite user, soon you will be able to do more from your Gmail inbox.

The new features are already being rolled out to users. — dpa
11 Feb 2019 | 11:00 AM

Honor View 20: Best of both worlds

The Honor View 20 packs the latest technology and is a gorgeous device to boot.

So what can you do with a 48-megapixel rear camera? Take some impressive photographs, that's for sure. — Photos: FAIHAN GHANI/The Star
28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Honor View 20: Bucking the trend

The Honor View 20 packs a couple of interesting technologies that sets it apart from the rest.

The View 20 has a 6.4in screen and uses a pinhole camera instead of a notch for a sleeker look. — Bloomberg