Steven Patrick

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9 May 2017 | 10:48 AM

Facebook crashes, Twitter suffers short outage

It was a nightmare for social media users with both Facebook and Twitter suffering outages.

Countries affected by The Facebook outage were Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Australia and the US. — AFP
12 Dec 2016 | 7:00 AM

Tech for everyone

Technology is levelling the playing field.

Smart help: Akir, a telephonist, that has been visually impaired since birth, listens to his text messages on a smartphone. — Photo: RICKY LAI/The Star
12 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

What would you do with your old phone?

Is it sitting in a landfill leaking heavy metals that will poison future generations? Why don’t Malaysians want to do the right thing with electronic waste?

Promoting environmental conciousness: The MCMC s Old Phone, New Life campaign is an ambitious one that hopes to instill a green consciousness.— MCMC
11 Aug 2016 | 6:27 PM

Pikom: ICT sector sees drop in salaries, still resilient

The average salary growth for the ICT professional saw an increase of 5.3% in 2015 compared to almost 11% in 2010.

Tough market: (L-R) Chin and Woon believe that ICT job salary increases in 2015 were  reasonable. —   Pikom
11 Jul 2016 | 7:00 AM

Rocking with robots

Robotics is igniting the imagination of our young ones.

Young minds: (From left) Lim, Wong and Yong built a deep-sea mining robot using Lego Mindstorms. — KIT WONG YUEN CHEK
8 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

The dangerous World Wide Web we have weaved

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s a disturbing fact. At this very moment, many more paedophiles like Richard Huckle are likely to be preying on children on the Internet. And they could be yours.

16 May 2016 | 7:00 AM

Public transportation goes green

It may come as a surprise that our public transportation system has already started moving away from fossil fuel.

Big plans: More electric buses will be added once the LRT Kelana Jaya Line Extension Project goes live in June. — TAN KIT HOONG/The Star
16 May 2016 | 7:00 AM

Charging ahead

Where are we on the road to electric vehicles?

High road: The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the first electric car to hit Malaysian roads. — RAYMOND OOI/The Star
28 Mar 2016 | 7:00 AM

Eyes in the sky

From monitoring crop growth to oil rig safety, Malaysia is steadily entering the age of the drone.

View from the top: A breathtaking aerial shot taken by Oh using a drone equipped with a 4K camera.
16 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM

Rural folk ring in the profits with their mobiles

Rural folks harness the power of social media to sell everything from herbal soap to frozen food.

Slice of the pie: Nooratikah and Kamarulzaman's keris handicraft business got a shot in the arm after they created their Facebook business page. — ZABIDI TUSIN/The Star