‘One heck of a ride’: SpaceX launches astronauts into space

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:27 p.m….

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Sony PS5 sold out online as pandemic chills real-world retailing

Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 (PS5) console launched in core markets on Thursday to intense interest online, but with first day real-world sales limited to pre-order pick-ups due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has driven a boom in gaming demand. Sony has made launch sales online only to maintain social distancing, calling for consumers to “be…

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Virgin Hyperloop hosts first human ride on new transport system

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop has completed the world’s first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system, the company said on Sunday, a key safety test for technology it hopes will transform human and cargo transportation. Virgin Hyperloop executives Josh Giegel, its Chief Technology Officer, and Sara Luchian, Director of Passenger Experience, reached speeds…

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Apple to hold Nov 10 event, analysts expect new Mac computers

Apple Inc AAPL.O on Monday announced a special event for Nov. 10 but gave no further details aside from a tag line of “one more thing.”  Apple last month announced a range of new iPhones and also announced new Apple Watches and a services bundle in September. The company in June said it would introduce new Mac…

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TikTok to hire 3,000 engineers as it expands globally

TikTok has plans to hire about 3,000 engineers over the next three years, mostly in Europe, Canada and Singapore, the company told Reuters on Tuesday. The move shows that the popular short-video app has not given up on its expansion plans despite lingering uncertainty over its ownership. President Donald Trump has ordered China’s ByteDance to…

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Netflix falls short on new subscribers as pandemic boost fizzles

Netflix Inc on Tuesday posted its weakest subscriber gains in four years as streaming competition increased, pandemic restrictions eased and live sports returned to television. The company added 2.2 million paid subscribers globally during the quarter that ended Sept. 30, missing Wall Street’s target of 3.4 million and its own forecast.  Earnings per share also…

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DST InnoConnect to pave way for digital co-creation

Datastream Digital (DST) reached another significant milestone with the launch of InnoConnect, a digital highway that enables local developers to share their work and help connect systems that can benefit Bruneians. Speaking to The Bruneian during a launch event held at the DST Headquarters, Vice president of DST Digital & Innovation Andy Lai Boon Ho…

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HeloBN: the one-stop platform for everything Brunei

Brunei based software company, Modasys Technology recently launched HeloBn, Brunei’s latest all-in-one lifestyle app that offers a variety of local products and services all under one roof.  From catching the latest news to topping up your mobile data with just a few easy clicks, the app provides users with a simple virtual ecosystem in which…

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