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TECH 10 Jan 2019 | 8:14 AM

CES 2019: Star Trek style translators step closer to reality at gadget show

Once confined to the realms of science fiction, near real-time translation devices that whisper discretely into your ear during a conversation are finally coming of age thanks to leaps in AI and cloud computing.

TECH 06 Sep 2018 | 12:30 AM

The strangest gadgets at Berlin's IFA tech show

Berlin's IFA tech show is the largest in Europe, and while the hype may not match its American big brother CES, there's no shortage of weird and wonderful devices to reward curious visitors.

TECH 11 Jan 2018 | 3:49 AM

Travis the translator out to make people understood

Netherlands-based startup Travis is out to make people understood no matter what language they speak.

TECH 08 Oct 2017 | 10:00 PM

New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

Google introduced new Pixel ear buds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages.

Books 27 Jun 2016 | 6:55 AM

Neil Gaiman, the prince of stories, both made-up and real

The Sandman author’s collection of nonfiction, The View From The Cheap Seats, is just as compelling as his fiction.

Music 11 Apr 2016 | 6:36 AM

The Sam Willows spill the beans on each other

Singaporean quartet The Sam Willows recently released its full-length debut album Take Heart.

Books 22 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM

Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud on the funny in fantasy

Colfer and Stroud, of Bartimaeus and W.A.R.P. fame, speak exclusively to Star2 about the need to take the mickey out of serious stuff.

Community 18 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Stories about ordinary Malaysians

THE idea for Alexandra Wong’s first published book, Made in Malaysia: Stories of Hometown Heroes and Hidden Gems came from the most peculiar of places — a tissue box.

Viewpoints 25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Navel Gazer: Why I love Douglas Adams

Ahead of the three-year death anniversary in May of sci-fi humorist Douglas Adams, our columnist shares her appreciation for a writer who inspired her.