'Woah, it worked!': Elon Musk sends tweet using his Starlink satellite fleet

Elon Musk has demonstrated the world-changing power of his recently-launched squadron of satellites by… sending a tweet. The much-loved tech billionaire and internet memelord is one of the undoubted stars of Twitter. He has thrilled his 29 million fans and enraged financial regulators with his missives, whipping up global drama with his infamous ‘pedo guy’ tweets and finding himself hauled […]

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Twitter 'issue' caused a blackout for thousands of UK users

Twitter was hit by a dramatic outage across the UK yesterday that was centered around London and Manchester. The platform failed to load for us here at Metro.co.uk and a flood of complaints surfaced on DownDetector, which measures dropouts on popular websites and services. Thankfully for social media junkies, the outage only appeared to last about 10 minutes. A spokesperson […]

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Google Maps upgrade could be its most important in years

Ever hopped in a taxi and started to worry if the driver goes off route? Well, Google Maps is here to help. Earlier this year, Google started rolling out a new feature for Maps called Stay Safer that gives users alerts if they’re in a cab that starts to divert from an expected path. In a nutshell, the feature ensures […]

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Researchers’ dodgy Alexa, Google apps show dangers of smart home hack

Hey Google, and Alexa; say it ain't so. Berlin-based researchers Security Research Labs have published their latest findings online, showing how the Google Home and Nest speakers, as well as Amazon's Echo products, could be taken over by hackers. Once there, they could listen to your conversations, steal your passwords and more. Amazon’s Echo devices start recording when they hear […]

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Sturdy shooting with great details

Full-frame mirrorless cameras are all the rage now. So is an upper mid-range APS-C DSLR camera like the new Canon EOS 90D still worth the attention of photographers? I think so. For a start, not everyone can afford a full-frame mirrorless camera, which usually costs around $3,000 (body only) or more. The 90D costs $1,779 (body only). And while the […]

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New Products

LG 27GL850 UltraGear GAMING MONITOR $899 This monitor allows gamers to enjoy smooth gameplay and flicker-free images with its fast refresh rate of 144Hz and ultra-fast response time of 1 millisecond. With its 27-inch high-resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) nano in-plane switching display, it offers minimal colour shift regardless of the viewing angle. Supporting the HDR10, DCI-P3 98 per cent […]

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Quiet air purifier

Rain has brought respite from the haze that clouded Singapore last month. But it makes sense to have an air purifier on hand for when the haze returns. I tried out an air purifier from new entrant TruSens. Made by Acco Brands – an American firm known for office and academic products such as Artline markers and Kensington locks – […]

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