KUALA LUMPUR: Billionaire Tan Sri Vincent Tan pledged to donate RM600mil in shares to his Better Malaysia Foundation (BMF) for charity, as part of his promise to give away half his wealth. Tan, whose wealth is worth US$1.2bil (RM3.6bil) according to the Forbes magazine, is the founder and controlling shareholder of...
One of the only ways to get really good at doing something extreme is to find, and become comfortable with, the limits of that action. To become a world-class snowboarder who hucks corkscrew 1080s 20 feet above a half-pipe made of ice, for example, you’ll inevitably slam into some...
Xiaomi, the world’s fourth biggest smartphone vendor, has attracted some unwanted attention for its use of advertising throughout its Android software experience, called MIUI. A Reddit user recently posted about their disappointment with the increasing frequency of ads showing up in Xiaomi’s MIUI apps, including the music app and...
  In its now second annual hardware event, Amazon today announced Echo Auto, an in-car accessory that allows you to integrate Alexa into your car. There are a couple of ways customers can already access Alexa in the car — you could download an Alexa app, buy accessories or even a...
With cash seeing a crunch, it’s been a time when plastic has got all the credit. Rewinding to those episodes when big bills had precious little to do with big buys: $170.4 million and the colour of money When Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian swiped his American Express credit card to buy Amedeo...
Well, I just heated up a mug of water in a microwave. It got hot. The difference, of course, is that this is the new AmazonBasics Microwave, which works with Alexa. That “works with Alexa” phrasing and the fact that this isn’t the “Echo Microwave” should tell you that...