Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Final refrain for iPod as Apple stops production

The small, easy to operate players, introduced nearly 21 years ago, helped the company revolutionise how music was sold.

As courts test AI sentencing, some lawyers fear for justice

Authorities meanwhile say AI-based systems make sentencing more consistent and can clear case backlogs quickly and cheaply, helping all parties in legal proceedings to avoid lengthy, expensive and stressful litigation.

Digital banking, disruption or evolution?

While traditional banks will still be around for some time, digital banking will democratise banking products and services for customers, experts say.

The student rocket scientists looking to propel Malaysia to greater heights

The Wau Rocketry team is the first such group in Malaysia to enter the prestigious Spaceport America Cup, which will be held in the US in June.

Apple to turn iPhones into payment terminals

The feature will use near field communications technology and allow businesses to accept credit and debit cards and other digital wallets with a tap on the device.

Google pushes new plan to overhaul web-tracking cookies

Google will trial a new system called 'Topics', which it says will protect privacy while continuing to allow targeted advertising.

Facebook parent Meta says its new AI supercomputer will be world’s fastest

Meta says its new AI Research SuperCluster will help the company build better AI models that can learn and analyse to determine if content was harmful.

Sony to launch firm to explore making electric cars

Sony chief executive officer Kenichiro Yoshida unveiled at the CES tech show in Las Vegas the Vision-S 02, a new version of the firm's first prototype that has begun road testing.

BlackBerry pulls life support for once-indispensable business smartphone

The move marks the end of an era as the phones, which sported a tiny Qwerty physical keyboard, pioneered push email and the BBM instant messaging service.

Bitcoin faces uncertain 2022 after record year

Having more than trebled in value to US$60,000 between December 2020 and April, bitcoin has lost some shine to trade at under US$50,000 heading into the new year.

With arrival of Intel, Europe to gain advanced chips

Recent problems in global supply chains have highlighted the fundamental importance of semiconductors, which are used in a growing number of products including cars, TVs and smartphones.

US builds new software tool to predict actions that could draw China’s ire

The computer-based system will help the Pentagon predict whether certain actions will provoke an outsized Chinese reaction.

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