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Gears 5, part of Xbox Game Pass, reports three million players over launch weekend
The latest iteration of Xbox's Gears Of War franchise welcomed more than three million players over the course of its first weekend.
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Are Surface Pro 7 tablets and a bigger Surface Laptop 3 on the horizon?
Several details have been leaked concerning the new generation of Surface Pro 7 tablets and Laptop 3 computers.
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‘Gears 5,’ part of Xbox Game Pass, reports 3 million players over launch weekend
LOS ANGELES, Sept 17 — The latest iteration of Xbox’s Gears of War franchise welcomed more than three million players over the course of its first weekend, though Microsoft’s gaming division did...
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Are new variations of Surface Pro 7 tablets and a bigger Surface Laptop 3 on the horizon?
NEW YORK, Sept 17 — Microsoft is expected to present upcoming Surface products at a special event on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
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Bumiputera furniture firms thank MOF for six-month extension, explain why they missed cert deadline
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 ― An industry group representing Bumiputera furniture companies today expressed appreciation towards the Finance Ministry for a six-month extension to obtain a certification, a...
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FRIM PCS certification empowers Bumiputera furniture industry — MOF
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): The Forest Research Institute Malaysia Product Certification Service (FRIM PCS) certification requirement is aimed at increasing the capacity and quality of furniture manufactu...
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MOF explains why Bumiputera furniture firm delisted, extends deadline for certification
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — The Finance Ministry today explained it had dropped 33 out of 87 Bumiputera furniture producers from the list of suppliers to the government as they had missed a one-year dea...
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MTEM alleges unfair treatment after Putrajaya drops 33 uncertified Bumi firms as furniture suppliers
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) called the Finance Ministry cruel today over its move to stop 33 Bumiputera companies from supplying furniture to the government over...
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MoF urged to reconsider decision to drop 33 Bumiputera furniture companies from KPB list
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) has requested that the Finance Ministry (MoF) reconsider its recent decision to drop 33 Bumiputera furniture companies from the Centralised Contr...
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Gearbox Software Is Making Homeworld 3; Seeks Funds Through Crowdfunding
Gearbox Software has announced that it is making Homeworld 3.
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Samsung’s new DeX app allows you to use Android on your PC
An understated feature that has been around with Samsung’s flagship smartphones is the Samsung DeX feature.
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Here’s what you need to know about Huawei’s EMUI 10
Huawei’s well-documented troubles at the international level have dominated headlines in recent times, but it seems that the Chinese company is pressing ahead with Android-based plans in the meantim...
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Can your Internet cope with the number of connected devices in your home right now?
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Etherborn – a mind-bending platform puzzler for consoles
In Etherborn, a new puzzle platformer from developer Altered Matter, gravity has gone crazy.
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Huawei Announces EMUI 10; Beta To Release On 8 September
During the Huawei Developer Conference, the Chinese tech giant has announced that it will not be using HarmonyOS while it still has access to Android.
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NVIDIA Urges Customers To Update Driver To Version 431.60 To Patch Security Vulnerabilities
If you’re an owner using one of NVIDIA’s graphics card, you may want to update the Display Driver for your card right now, if you haven’t already done so.
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne To Hit PCs In January 2020
Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be available on consoles starting 6 September.
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Lenovo launches new IdeaPads
LENOVO’S IdeaPad line-up of laptops and PCs always has solid, worthwhile devices for work and play.
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These Lenovo devices come with lifetime Microsoft Office pre-installed for free
Lenovo is now offering free Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 Suite pre-installed on their selected new laptops and desktop.
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Apple pays US$1bil for Intel unit in push for chip independence
NEW YORK: Apple Inc took a major step toward supplying its own smartphone chips by purchasing the majority of Intel Corp's modem business in a deal valued at $1 billion, the companies said on Thursday.
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Apple Officially Confirms The Acquisition of Intel’s Phone Modem Business
After months of rumour, it has finally been confirmed that Apple will be acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem business.
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Apple buys majority of Intel’s modem business at US$1b in push for chip independence
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 ― Apple Inc took a major step toward supplying its own smartphone chips by purchasing the majority of Intel Corp's modem business in a deal valued at US$1 billion (RM4.11 bill...
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Microsoft profits soar fuelled by cloud, business services
SAN FRANCISCO, July 19 ― Microsoft yesterday posted quarterly earnings that trounced expectations, citing growth in partnerships with companies on technology and cloud computing services.
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Microsoft Wants Windows 10 To Work Without Passwords
Microsoft is adamant on ditching the age-old security measure that is the password.
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CGSCIMB Research upgrades Dagang NeXchange, raises target price to 30 sen
KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): CGSCIMB Research has upgraded Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNex) to “Hold” at 29 sen with a higher target price of 30 sen (from 23 sen) and said We were surprised to learn that DN...
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This Is What It’s Like To Play The Nintendo Switch On Samsung 8K QLED TV
Earlier in the year, Samsung announced the arrival of its Q900 8K QLED Smart TVs in Malaysia.
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Investigations on land and underwater: The Sinking City
In The Sinking City, Charles W Reed is a private investigator who often gets his feet wet – because the fictional 1920s city he investigates is semi-submerged.
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Mestron teaming up with Platinum Core Solutions
PETALING JAYA: Steel pole manufacturer Mestron Holdings Bhd is teaming up with Platinum Core Solutions Sdn Bhd (PCS) to provide a centralised base band unit (BBU) system to mobile network operators.
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Mestron signs MoU to grow telecommunication infrastructure business
KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): Mestron Holdings Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary Mestron Engineering Sdn Bhd signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Platinum Core Solutions Sdn Bhd (PCS) to explore...
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Mestron teams up with Platinum Core to provide BBU system
KUALA LUMPUR: Steel pole manufacturer Mestron Holding Bhd is teaming up with Platinum Core Solutions Sdn Bhd (PCS) to provide a centralised base band unit (BBU) system to mobile network operators.
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Well-rounded Lexus NX 300 just got safer from RM314K
PETALING JAYA: Lexus Malaysia, a division of UMW Toyota Motor, has officially launched the latest NX mid-sized sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Malaysia with more safety equipment and a sportier ride.
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Orange.Sphynx emerges as champs in Shanghai, headed to Dreamhack Showdown 2019 in Spain
Malaysian all-girl eSports team triumph at CS:Go tournament in Shanghai, win a ticket to Valencia, Spain for Dreamhack Showdown 2019.
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Dell Technologies launches new slate of laptops primed for IR4.0
WELL now, it seems that the Latitude line of commercial PCs from Dell Technologies has gone into its 10th generation.
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NBA 2K19 alarms players with compulsory ads
In advance of this September's anticipated release of a new NBA 2K basketball sim, its immediate predecessor, NBA 2K19, has been deeply discounted, but players have been looking for ways to turn off the unskippable ads they did not expect to have to watch.
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‘NBA 2K19’ alarms players with compulsory ads
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 — In advance of this September’s anticipated release of a new NBA 2K basketball sim, its immediate predecessor, NBA 2K19, has been deeply discounted, but players have been ...
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Rats and plague: New game convincingly re-creates the Middle Ages
A Plague Tale: Innocence takes place in Paris in 1349 and convincingly re-creates the Middle Ages, including a rampant plague and multitudes of rats.
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Call Of Duty adds a female Middle Eastern soldier's POV
The latest instalment of Modern Warfare gives players point-of-view control through a character named Farah Karim, a Middle Eastern woman and battle-scarred warrior who has been fighting for survival since childhood.
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Full-size 1:1 scale McLaren Senna Lego gets a showing at E3 2019
LOS ANGELES: A full-size 1:1 scale Lego McLaren Senna will make its debut at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019.
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New Lexus NX300 Range Now Opened For Bookings – From RM 313,888
Lexus Malaysia has announced that bookings are now opened for the newly-updated NX, with prices starting from RM 313,888.
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New Lexus NX300 open for booking
PETALING JAYA: Lexus Malaysia is accepting pre-launch bookings for the new 2019 Lexus NX300 Urban Luxury SUV priced at RM313,888 (on-the-road without insurance).
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2019 Lexus NX 300 now comes with Lexus Safety System+, from RM313k
Lexus Malaysia has just announced the revised Lexus NX 300 SUV line up for 2019 with enhanced advanced driver assistance system and a lower price point for all three variants.
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E3 2019: ‘Halo Infinite’ launches with the next Xbox in holiday 2020
Microsoft debuted a new trailer for the upcoming Halo Infinite June 9 at E3. The game will launch alongside Scarlett, the next Xbox console, during 2020's holiday season.
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Microsoft unveils next-gen ‘Project Scarlett’ Xbox console for release in 2020
Microsoft Corp unveiled on June 9 its next-generation Xbox console, known as "Project Scarlett", which is set to hit store shelves during the 2020 holiday season.
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Google Stadia: Full list of confirmed games so far
The official details for the upcoming cloud-based gaming service, Google Stadia, were released in an official livestream yesterday to much excitement, with Google promising minimal latency and up to 4...
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Computex 2019: The future of laptop keyboards looks bleak as screens multiply
At this year's Computex 2019, a slew of new laptops and concept models were announced.
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Computex 2019: The future of laptop keyboards looks bleak as screens multiply
TAIPEI, June 1 ― At this year's Computex 2019, an annual conference in Taipei dedicated to all things PC, a slew of new laptops and concept models were announced, the most innovative of which demons...
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Photo Essay: ASUS At Computex 2019
This year’s Computex event is an important one for ASUS, primarily because the brand is also celebrating its 30th anniversary in the industry.
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Computex 2019: Intel announces 10th-gen Intel Core desktop processors
TAIPEI, May 29 — On Monday in Taiwan, Intel announced the launch of the 10th Gen Intel Core processors — the first to offer broad-scale AI — that will make upcoming Intel-powered desktops and PC...
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Lenovo and Qualcomm Announce Project Limitless: Claimed To Be The World’s First 5G Laptop
Back at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit last year, the company’s Senior VP for Compute Products, Sanjay Mehta has hinted that 5G always-on and always-connected PCs could be making their debut in...
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Nintendo Labo explains VR appeal as Oculus launches Quest
The Oculus Quest, a wireless, hands-free, all-in-one VR headset, launches May 21, prompting Nintendo to go to bat for its own self-assembly VR Kit for the Nintendo Switch.
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Would you pay RM5mil for a malware-ridden laptop?
A malware ridden laptop is being auctioned in the name of art, and it could be yours if you can top the current bid of over US$1.2mil (RM5.04mil).
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Nintendo Labo explains VR appeal as Oculus launches Quest (VIDEO)
SAN FRAN CISCO, May 22 — The Oculus Quest, a wireless, hands-free, all-in-one VR headset, launches Tuesday, prompting Nintendo to go to bat for its own self-assembly VR Kit for the Nintendo Switch.
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It's all in the screen? The pros and cons of all-in-one PCs
The concept of the all-in-one PC is as simple as it is ingenious: all of the technology is integrated into the monitor. It's this simplicity and clarity that appeals to many users.
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Microsoft Warns Of Security Exploit Similar To WannaCry; Releases Patch For Windows 7 And Earlier
Microsoft is warning all users of Windows 7 or earlier to update their PCs in response to a vulnerability discovered in the operating system.  This vulnerability, the company said in a blog post, pro...
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HP Unleashes Omen X 2S Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop
It is not every day that you get to see two PCs with unique form factors being announced in a very short span of time.
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PlayStation VR Beat Saber bundle to swing into Malaysia May 10
SONY Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) announced recently that it will be releasing a PlayStation VR (PSVR) bundle featuring Beat Saber.
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Forget budget computers, second-hand is the safest way to save
Electronic stores or discounters often advertise cheap notebooks and PCs. If you want to make a decent saving (and do the environment a favour), you should know how to find a good second-hand model.
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Another setback for Samsung as profit misses estimates
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co joined rivals in cautiously predicting a rebound in chip prices in the second half of the year as demand from server-makers picks up.
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Nintendo soars as Tencent wins Switch game approval in China
TOKYO: Nintendo Co shares jumped after China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd won approval to distribute one of the company’s games for its Switch console, a sign the Japanese company may benefit from growth in the world’s largest games market.
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Nintendo soars as Tencent wins Switch game approval in China
Nintendo Co shares jumped after China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd won approval to distribute one of the company’s games for its Switch console, a sign the Japanese company may benefit from growth in the world’s largest games market.
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310 detained in Serdang over illegal gambling
SERDANG: A total of 310 people have been arrested following multiple raids on illegal gambling dens in Serdang since early this year.
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PCS finds common ground with Sabah PPBM
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) says it has pledged to work with Sabah PPBM on a number of issues including food security in the state and full implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA...
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Intel withdraws from 5G smartphone modem business
SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 — US electronics giant Intel said Tuesday it was withdrawing from the 5G smartphone modem business, hours after Apple and American microchip manufacturer Qualcomm announced t...
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Intel Announces New 8th Generation Core vPro CPUs For Notebooks
Aside from its new Optane Memory H10 module, Intel is also officially announcing its new 8th generation Core vPro mobile CPUs for the notebook segment.
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New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Exploit Discovered; Allows Hackers To Steal Files From Windows Systems
A new zero-day exploit has been discovered within the Internet Explorer (IE), Microsoft’s archaic and out-of-date web browser for Windows.
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Global PC sales tumble in Q1 2019
Globally just over 58.4 million PCs worldwide were sold in the first quarter of 2019 which, according to the International Data Corporation, shows that PC sales are down by 3% around the world when compared to the same period last year.
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Windows 10 Will Soon Be Able To Delay Updates By Up To 35 Days
Microsoft has been making quite a lot of improvements to the process of installing its Windows 10 updates.
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Companies should train sights on e-sports franchises to access new demographics
THE explosion in popularity of e-sports is creating new avenues for the media and entertainment industry to reach a wide range of demographics and generate unprecedented, lucrative opportunities.
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ASUS Live Update Compromised By Malware: Might Affect More Than One Million Users
Live Update is a piece of utility that is pre-installed on many ASUS PCs out there which helps customers receive system updates for their machine easily.
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Google aims to disrupt video games with streaming
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 ­— Google yesterday set out to disrupt the world of video games with a Stadia platform aimed at putting its massive data centre power in game maker’s hands and letting peo...
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Google unveils game streaming platform called Stadia
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 — Google yesterday unveiled a streaming platform called Stadia that allows video game play on any internet-connected device, eliminating the need for games consoles.
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Exabytes’ regional ambitions gets US$10.7mil boost from Malaysian PE firm, Ekuinas
It is your classic story of talented geek who dropped out of college because the company he started from his bedroom was earning him more money that he would have made as a fresh programmer in Penang.
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3 Malaysian startups are regional finalists in Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge
THREE Malaysian startups were announced as regional finalists in the Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge (The Challenge) thanks to their innovative waste management solutions.
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Steam Link Anywhere: Game platform now streams over the net
SAN FRANCISCO, March  16 ― The Steam Link game streaming protocol, which connects a PC to a display and controller within the same house, apartment, or workspace, now functions over the net.
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DNeX expects earnings to recover in FY19
KUALA LUMPUR: Dagang NeXchange (DNeX) expects earnings to recover in FY19F, driven by higher portable container system (PCS) project and an increase in crude oil production at Ping Petroleum.
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Microsoft Gives Public First Look Of Project xCloud Game Streaming Service
Microsoft has been keeping any information regarding its game streaming service – otherwise known as Project xCloud – pretty close to its chest.
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Apple Intends To Combine iPhone, iPad, and macOS Apps By 2021
Apple is reportedly looking to combine and unify its apps from the iPhone, iPad, and MacOS by the year 2021.
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Qualcomm announces second-gen 5G modem before first reached consumers
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 20 — Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, the successor of the X50 — whose handsets haven't even come out yet.
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Lexus just unveiled the new UX wearing Nike Air Force 1 “shoes”
In celebrating the launch of the first ever, all-new Lexus UX, the company has fitted the car with custom tyres inspired by designer John Elliot and the Nike Air Force 1 shoe.
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2019 emojis more diverse than ever with prosthetic limbs and butter
Unicode Consortium – the organisation behind all your favorite emojis – announced that 59 new icons will be coming to platforms like Android and iOS this year.
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2019 emojis more diverse than ever with prosthetic limbs, gender inclusive couples, butter
LOS ANGELES, Feb 6 — Unicode Consortium has unveiled Emoji 12.0, the 2019 collection of 59 new emojis — 230 if all gender and skin tone variations are taken into account — that will be coming to...
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Legion of Champions III 2019 comes to an end
LENOVO, the world’s leading PC and smart device manufacturer, on Jan 28 saw its Legion of Champions Series III (LoC III) Grand Finals come to the end of its journey in a spectacular fashion, with te...
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Weekly PC download charts: Resident Evil 2, My Time At Portia, Marshmellow Day Spa
This week's release of Resident Evil 2 shows strong pre-launch potential with a high chart placing on Steam, laid-back farming sim My Time At Portia leaps out of Early Access, and Marshmellow Day Spa makes a chocolatey splash on indie storefront Itch.io.
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What Intel Corp says this week matters much to chip investors
SAN FRANCISCO: Intel Corp operates mostly outside the Apple-sphere, and that is exactly why whatever it says next week about business in its vital Chinese market matters so much for investors
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Japan Inc profits under siege
TOKYO: Two prominent Japanese electronics and equipment makers warned of profit declines over the past week due to the impact of the US-Sino trade war, stoking worries of widespread cuts to corporate earnings forecasts and a hit to economic growth.
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US chipmakers may give clues on China hazard
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19 — Intel Corp operates mostly outside the Apple-sphere, and that is exactly why whatever it says next week about business in its vital Chinese market matters so much for investo...
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DNA CEO Conference 2019: SMEs slow to adopt digital technology, more needs to be done
IF THE country of Malaysia were a car, then Small and Medium Enterprises or SMEs are the engine that drives the nation forward.
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Microsoft to end Windows 7 support in a year
This time next year, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7, which according to analytics company Net Applications is still installed on 42.8% of PCs.
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2019: The year of the data-driven digital ecosystem
IT’S that time of year again as we close out 2018 and look to the possibilities that lie ahead in 2019, and it is with renewed vigour that we journey into the new year as ‘Malaysia Baru’. The ne...
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Four power-packed gaming PCs on show at CES 2019
A host of new power-packed gaming PCs were unveiled at the 2019 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show, running Jan 8-11 in Las Vegas.
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Malaysia export growth to slow further to 4% this year — RHB Research
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 7): RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd expects the nation's export growth to slow further to 4% this year from 5.7% estimated for 2018, on account of a weaker global trade outlook and sl...
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Project CARS Developer Slightly Mad Studios To Release Own Console Within Three Years
You’ve likely heard of the racing sim Project CARS.
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Those involved in Tawau Christmas carnival protest should be barred from Sabah, says PCS
KOTA KINABALU: A local opposition party wants the state government to "kick out" outsiders behind the protest against a recent Christmas carnival in Tawau.
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Investigate anti-Christmas protesters, says Sabah party
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) has lodged a complaint against PAS and several NGOs for objecting to Christian celebrations in the state, following their protest against a recent Christmas carn...
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