Five gadgets to look out for this year

Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar

Sennheiser has launched its new AMBEO soundbar, designed to deliver 3D sound that places the listener inside the sound experience. Thirteen drivers and virtualisation technology deliver 5.1.4 surround sound without additional speakers.

LG rollable OLED TV


What's trending

SINGAPORE (Mar 19): Technology continues to advance and wow consumers at every turn.

Voice assistants look to do more

Google Home devices look set to permeate your lives even more, following Amazon Echo’s integration into almost everything. Google Assistant can be used on a number of new devices, from brands such as LG, Lenovo and Sony, to access your schedule, recipes and other information you might want to ask your Assistant. Presently in headphones and televisions, the Assistant is even moving into cars with Android Auto.



How large organisations can dodge speed traps with data: Tableau

SINGAPORE (Mar 12): The old saying of ‘shape up or ship out’ now rings true among larger organisations as they find their smaller counterparts catching up faster than ever before.

Creative Tech picks patent fight with big boys, seeks nearly $83 mil in damages

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SINGAPORE (Dec 19): Loss-making audio product company Creative Technology is playing the patent card again, seeking total damages of nearly US$57.7 million ($83.4 million).

On Dec 17, the company announced that its subsidiary ZiiLabs Inc, which holds more than 80 patents in graphics and processor technology, has filed complaints with the United States International Trade Commission.

The company is seeking injunctions on Qualcomm, Sony, Motorola, MediaTek, LG, Lenovo and AMD.

Worldwide PC shipments down 5.2% in 2Q, but turnaround seen, says Gartner

SINGAPORE (July 12): Worldwide PC shipment for the second quarter was down 5.2% y-o-y to 64.3 million units, extending the decline to seven straight quarters. During the quarter, all regions except North America saw a drop in volume. However, Gartner, which released these statistics, sees signs of improvement.

“One of the ongoing problems in the PC market has been the price hike in selected regions due to the weakening local currency against the US dollar,” says Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.

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