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First batch of NFCP deployment will be awarded in January 2020
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has announced that the NFCP 1 will be awarded to successful licensees that have been selected through a tender process in early January 20...
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Huawei opens its first premium customer service centre in Malaysia
Huawei Malaysia has officially opened its first premium customer service centre in the country.
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TM elevates OYO Hotels and Homes experience with Unifi
OYO Malaysia and Telekom Malaysia have jointly announced a commercial and marketing arrangement that will benefit local and foreign travellers.
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E-scooter firm Neuron banks $18.5m for Asia-Pacific expansion
Singapore-based shared e-scooter operator Neuron Mobility has raised US$18.5 million in a funding round led by global fund GSR Ventures and Australian VC firm Square Peg.
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realme Buds Air Revealed; Supports BlueTooth 5.0 And Instant Pairing
As we’ve previously reported last week, realme had announced of expanding its product range to include devices such as wearables and true wireless audio.
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Sony PlayStation 5 Pro Reportedly Possible In Next Console Lifecycle
Come next year, Sony will officially be launching its next-generation PlayStation 5 (PS5) console, thus resetting the console generation once again.
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Two expected Samsung Galaxy S11+ upgrades that would make power users happy
It’s not easy to introduce a new flagship smartphone every year.
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Rocket Internet-backed Vaniday to close down in Singapore
Vaniday, a Rocket Internet-backed online beauty and wellness company, announced it will be closing down in Singapore due to “various reasons.” The company said in an announcement that users will...
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Indonesian ecommerce unicorn Bukalapak names new CEO
Bukalapak, one of Indonesia’s largest ecommerce marketplaces, said it will have a new CEO as Achmad Zaky, one of the company’s three founders, steps down from the role.
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Ant Financial launches SaaS collaboration tool for small businesses
Ant Financial, the fintech arm of Alibaba Group, has launched an enterprise application software called Yuque.
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Sequoia-backed chemical ecommerce firm Molbase files for $70m IPO
Molecular Data (Molbase), a Chinese firm that offers ecommerce services and software solutions for the chemical industry, has filed with the US Securities Exchange and Commission to raise up to around...
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Luno Planning To Add Ripple To Its List By Early 2020
Luno, the cryptocurrency exchange, seems to be making waves of late.
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TSMC To Kick Off 5nm Mass Production Mid-2020; 3nm To Start In 2022
Earlier this year, TSMC announced that it had completed the fabrication process of its upcoming 5nm die lithography.
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Get a RM200 discount for Huawei nova 5T with online voucher
HAILED as the stylish entertainment device bedecked with top-notch performance and camera features, the Huawei nova 5T made its debut in Malaysia with a sneak peek preview during the KLFW 2019 in late August this year.
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France’s Le Maire calls on US to back global digital tax plan
French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire urged the US to support a global overhaul of how the digital economy is taxed.
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Amazon leases midtown space after halting HQ2 plan for NYC
Less than a year after Amazon.com Inc walked away from a planned headquarters in New York, the e-commerce giant has announced a significant expansion in midtown Manhattan.
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Fashion-forward devices from Huawei
Connect from smartphone, wearables to eyewear seamlessly
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Video conference app 'Zoom' is a rare winner in Hong Kong protests
As protests jolt Hong Kong business, organisations are adapting by going digital, switching to video-conferencing app Zoom to conduct online investor briefings and virtual lectures.
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Nato researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation
Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to researchers who said they were easily able to buy likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
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Xiaomi takes on Apple in Japan with budget phone featuring 108-megapixel camera
Xiaomi Corp, the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker, is entering Japan and taking on Apple Inc with a budget-friendly smartphone.
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China punishes 100 apps for breaches of personal info as consumer anxiety rises over privacy
The China Cybersecurity Center said 100 apps, across a range of industries including e-commerce and banking, have been penalised since November.
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Huawei to roll out Harmony OS to more products next year, but not phones and tablets
Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system next year.
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GrabFood delivery fee will now cost up to RM9
The delivery fee for GrabFood is no longer fixed and ranges from RM5 to RM9.
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Realme 5s launching in Malaysia this week
If you thought Realme were done for the year with the launch of their highly capable Realme X2 Pro, well, you’re wrong because the company has just sent out invites to the upcoming launch of their n...
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Celcom faces another network disruption, may last up to 5 days
If you’re using Celcom and Xpax, you may experience difficulty in making and receiving calls, as well as getting online.
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WIN a brand new Honor 9X today!
I know, I know. Everyone’s been asking for a giveaway because their smartphone is old, or busted, or they just want to make some money on Carousell.
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OnePlus is releasing a “mid-range” smartphone and this is how it looks like
After releasing the 7T and 7T Pro, it appears that OnePlus is working on a mid-range device that’s expected to be called the OnePlus 8 Lite.
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Why one when you can get all Apple products? | ICYMI #228
For those Apple fans wondering where should you spend your bonus on?
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Rising startups: satellite-based internet, digital credit cards, and more
Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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We tried out a futuristic, self-driving robotaxi in China
From Batman to Transformers, self-driving cars have long captured the popular imagination.
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Here’s how tech is changing the financial world
When PayPal was introduced in 1999, it changed the way people made payments, promoting the pivot from paper money and checks to the digital realm.
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Lazada, Citi launch co-branded credit card in Singapore
Alibaba-owned Lazada Group and credit card issuer Citi today announced the launch of the Citi Lazada credit card in Singapore.
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Motorist.sg wins Tech in Asia’s Pitch Night
On the evening of November 28, we held our second Tech in Asia Pitch Night in partnership with human resources software-as-a-service company, HReasily. Six startup finalists gave their pitches in fron...
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Commentary: What was the making of you?
Dear Readers, I can’t believe it’s December!
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Malaysia Wins Gold in Hearthstone, Bronze for Mobile Legends In 2019 SEA Games
The esports competitions at the 2019 SEA Games are nearing their conclusion.
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OPPO Vice President Drops More Hints Of Reno 3 Pro 5G Design And Specs
The OPPO Reno 3 series is expected to launch sometime this month.
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realme 5S To Launch In Malaysia On 12 December
The realme 5S was announced in India last month, featuring specs similar to that found in the original realme 5.
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HONOR 9X Stone And Co. Limited Edition Currently In The Works
HONOR, the subsidiary of the major telecommunications brand, Huawei, announced that it is working with local brand, Stoned & Co., to launch a limited edition HONOR 9X smartphone.
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Pepe and protest pig: Internet memes come to life at Hong Kong rally
Among the sea of faces on Hong Kong's streets on Sunday were more than one hundred people wearing quirky over-sized animal masks – a band of activists bringing popular protest Internet memes to life.
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The 5G rollout should quicken next year as more countries install base stations and networking equipment
In 2020, will the wow factor return to consumer hardware? Will blockchain and 5G punch into the mainstream? Or will the world unify against Big Tech's privacy-busting, tax-avoiding practices?
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Musk's defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media
Elon Musk's daring has left its mark on electric cars and rockets, and now experts say the entrepreneur may have reshaped US defamation law.
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The plan to turn your car into a virtual ATM
A former trader launched a non-profit that aims to turn cars into rolling wallets able to autonomously make and receive payments in a virtual currency.
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GAFA’s shadow: Online sellers say no choice but to obey oligopoly
Are Big Tech organisations applying pressure on companies that trade with them to ensure the profitability of their own businesses?
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Satellites are changing the night sky as we know it
One day soon, the stars we can see from Earth could be outnumbered by a vast swarm of satellites.
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GAFA’s shadow: The dark side of convenience
Google, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc have become so large that many countries are now monitoring them more closely.
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Tune Talk now offers 3-day roaming pass for RM25
If you’re travelling overseas soon, Tune Talk now has a data roaming pass that lets you stay connected for 3 days at only RM25. This is somewhat similar to Digi’s popular roaming passes.
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We Time Travelled To 2025 To See What The M’sian Esports Scene Will Look Like
Esports made an impactful debut on the international and mainstream stage after it was recognised as an official medal event at the SEA Games 2019.
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Jay-Z’s startup fund eyes Southeast Asia; a founder got mad at us
Dear readers, As journalists, we inevitably ruffle feathers in the course of doing our jobs, but a recent case was unusual.
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Fashion rental startup Style Theory bags $15m in SoftBank-led round
Singapore-based fashion rental subscription platform Style Theory has raised US$15 million in a series B round led by SoftBank Group’s early-stage venture arm, SoftBank Ventures Asia.
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Nokia 2.3 Is HMD Global’s Latest Entry-Level Phone; Priced At EUR109
The Nokia 2.2 was just made available in Malaysia in the middle of the year.
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Beijing orders removal of foreign tech in state offices
The Chinese government has ordered state offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment and software within three years, the Financial Times reported.
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Russian student gets three-year suspended sentence for YouTube video
A Russian court handed down a suspended sentence to a university student charged with 'extremism' for his anti-Kremlin YouTube videos.
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‘Plague Inc’ adds fake news scenario ahead of key UK election date
Ever wondered how misinformation spreads around the world? Videogame Plague Inc maps it out in a new update that arrives ahead of its studio's national elections.
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Craigslist finally gets official mobile app after being founded 24 years ago
Craigslist has at long last launched an official mobile application of its online classifieds platform, originally founded over two decades ago.
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A 64-megapixel camera and a ultra-fast charging with the Motorola One Hyper
Hot on the heels of the launch of the new Razr, Motorola's first ever foldable-screen smartphone, the brand, which is now owned by Chinese technology giant Lenovo, has presented the One Hyper, a mid-range device.
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California Uber users can soon request rides from their favourite drivers
Uber this week announced the launch of a handful of tools and features designed to improve both the driver and rider experiences.
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Netflix film chief Scott Stuber says streamer planning to release more audience numbers
Netflix is closer to getting into the numbers game than it's ever been.
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MaGIC and 1337 Ventures spurs innovation in agriculture
It is not every day that you witness more than 10 startups tackling problems in the agritech and food tech space in Malaysia.
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Report: ‘Untitled Goose Game’ causing a flap on PlayStation, Xbox this December
Breakout mischief-making lark Untitled Goose Game is migrating from Nintendo Switch, Mac and PC to Xbox One and, it is thought, PlayStation 4, on Dec 17, 2019.
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The Week That Was: No cash, no problem
Everything is going digital, from paying for Ramly burgers to eSports at the SEA games.
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Helping the elderly in Malaysia keep up with technology
Workshops and programmes are needed to help the elderly take advantage of technology to live a better life.
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‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ – New instalment succeeds by going back to basics
Call Of Duty has seesawed between different eras. It's been to the future. It went back to World War II. It explored the concept of zombies and a dystopian global crisis.
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Google’s Live Caption tool rolls out to the Pixel 3 series
The Live Caption tool that was exclusive to Google's Pixel 4 series devices is now rolling out to the Pixel 3 and 3a.
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Report: 2020's Xbox to launch in two editions, like Samsung or iPhone devices
The successor to the Xbox One, currently known as Project Scarlett, will launch in two versions, one the more powerful console, the other a disc-less machine around the PS4 Pro's level, per Kotaku.
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MyGroser stakes its claim as ‘a better way’ to buy groceries
"It's six o'clock in the morning, I'm about to have a long day ahead of me - and I'm out of coffee," said Stephen Francis recalling how it all started.
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Samsung Galaxy S11 Confirmed To Be Getting 108MP Camera, 5x Optical Zoom
By this point, we’ve heard several reports and rumours about the Samsung Galaxy S11 and how it would be the brand’s first flagship to sport the brand’s 108MP sensor.
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Singapore-Only Limited Edition Star Wars Coca-Cola Bottles Feature OLED Lightsabers
As the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is drawing close, its hype buildup is ever increasing with the release of teaser clips, and even Samsung is hopping on the bandwagon with a Star Wars...
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OnePlus 8 To Come With A Lite Model
OnePlus was known for its “flagship killer” prices back in the day.
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Thai minister: The elderly are the biggest culprits when it comes to fake news
Everyone has been on the receiving end of one of those ludicrous, scarcely-believable messages that have clearly been forwarded from an unreliable source.
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The wacky, big-money world of pet influencers
WASHINGTON, Dec 8 — They have millions of followers on Instagram.
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Robots are very bad news for millennial workers
The rise of populist politicians across the rich world has led to a profound rethinking of the way developed economies work.
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Opinion: There's no reason Hulu shouldn't be Netflix today
The Chernin Group head and former News Corp exec Peter Chernin believes that Hulu, not Netflix, should've been the dominant streaming platform of the modern era.
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Google, Facebook reportedly to set up data centers in Indonesia
Tech giants Google and Facebook are considering setting up data centers in Indonesia, the nation's Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said.
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Ericsson pays US$1bil to settle US corruption probe
A unit of Ericsson AB pleaded guilty to foreign bribery and the parent company agreed to pay more than US$1bil (RM4.17bil) to resolve a long-running US corruption investigation.
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Intel Reviving Six-Year Old 22nm Haswell Pentium CPU
It’s hard to tell what Intel is thinking sometimes.
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An Alleged Drug Dealer Has Been Selling Cocaine On PSN
The PlayStation Network, (PSN) is somewhere you go to buy games digitally for your PS4. It’s not exactly a platform made for communication, so you’d hardly expect anyone else to be selling anythin...
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VoLTE will be available on Celcom, here’s why you need it
Celcom is finally supporting Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and it is made available in conjunction with the arrival of the new Apple Watch Series 5 with LTE support.
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Redmi K30 Confirmed To Feature New Sony IMX686 64MP Sensor
Redmi has been sharing early details of its upcoming K30 smartphone ahead of its 10 December launch in China.
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This week’s new game picks: ‘Tools Up!’, ‘Arise’, ‘Darksiders Genesis,’ ‘Toripon,’ ‘Queen’s Wish’, ‘Phoenix Point’
NEW YORK, Dec 7 — Renovate apartments in record time with Tools Up!, reminisce on a life’s full journey in Arise: A Simple Story and save the world as two Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Darksiders ...
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Celcom offers the Apple Watch Series 5 and AirPods Pro on contract
The Apple Watch Series 5 with cellular support is now available for pre-order on Celcom.
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Google Maps to make nighttime walks safer by highlighting brightly lit streets
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 7 — Alongside various optional map layers that Google provides for its Maps users, it has been reported that Google will be adding a “Lighting” layer which will show nighttime...
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PewDiePie is the most-watched YouTube creator of 2019 with four billion views
PewDiePie's Bro Army remains stronger than ever: The top YouTuber is the most-viewed creator of 2019 on the platform year-to-date, with more than four billion views this year, according to YouTube.
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YouTube's 'Rewind 2019' scraps old format after last year's torrent of dislikes
YouTube has taken a brand-new approach with this year's YouTube Rewind mashup video dropping its tradition of highly produced original videos segments.
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'Cranky Uncle' game offers a vaccination against climate disinformation
'Cranky Uncle', a gruff cartoon character and denier of climate change facts who, in a new game, helps you master the art of creating global warming disinformation.
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A remastered 'Halo: Reach' joins 'The Master Chief Collection'
It's a great week for catching up on games released earlier this year or even earlier this century.
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SoyaCincau’s Christmas 2019 ultimate gadget gift guide
In a blink of an eye, 2019 has passed us by.
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iPhone 11 quietly requests for location data and Apple says it’s normal
Early this week, it was reported that the latest iPhone 11 series were quietly requesting for user’s location data even when no apps or services are requesting for it.
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Achieving profitability after a cancelled IPO
This article is an excerpt from an episode of Startup Snapshot, a Tech in Asia podcast that features the leaders and innovators in the Asian startup scene, and discusses the highs and lows of their fo...
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The best way to deal with Industry4.0? Focus on your human capital
It has been two months since I was given the responsibility to be conference chairperson of MTCE 2019 (MTDC Technology Conference and Exhibition) which is the anchor event of the Malaysian Technology ...
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PUBG Mobile Will Soon Get 90fps Support
There are a number of gaming phones with 90Hz refresh rate displays.
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US Congressman Found Guilty Of Purchasing Steam Games With Campaign Funds
In today’s times, it’s no longer considered an oddity for politicians to have a penchant for video games.
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Nokia Debuts Its First Android Smart TV In India; Priced At INR41999
HMD Global revealed its first ever Nokia smart TV during a recent launch event held in Cairo, Egypt.
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A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases
Homeland Security Investigations section has a little-known Child Exploitation Investigations lab where agents scour disturbing photos and videos of child sexual abuse.
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BIS wants central banks at centre of digital cash revolution
Central banks must embrace the revolution under way in digital money to ensure they remain at the heart of the global payments system.
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Visualise your year in music with Spotify's Wrapped feature
Spotify is ending the year and the decade with the Wrapped feature that lets users look back at their music habits from 2010-2019.
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Qualcomm and Niantic team up to create AR glasses
Qualcomm and the developers behind Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite have announced that they're working together to create a set of AR glasses and related hardware, software, and cloud-based technologies.
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Report: Second-place China to overtake the US in global AI race in five to 10 years
Almost 20,000 global AI companies now developing technologies ranging from self-driving cars to medical algorithms.
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Digital Pakistan Vision aims to unleash full potential of youth, women of the nation
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan believes the Digital Pakistan Vision is the most important thing for the country right now.
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Scandal hits China’s star health care crowdfunding site Waterdrop
Undercover report finds staff signing up patients to fill quotas, exaggerating their stories and failing to check financial details. Founder Shen Peng apologises, suspends service team and launches investigation.
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Sony releases special edition Walkman to mark its 40th anniversary
Sony has launched a 40th anniversary special edition Walkman that makes a modern MP3 player look like the old school cassette player. But before you ask, no, it can't play cassettes.
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When did you last see an African videogame hero?, asks Kenya's Usiku Games
A Canadian entrepreneur hopes to shake up the games market in Kenya by offering also subtle messaging on relatable themes like conservation, climate change and culture.
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Netflix tests new feature that auto-downloads new shows for mobile users
Netflix is helping feed mobile user's TV addictions with a new feature that will automatically download shows users haven't watched that match their viewing habits.
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Sony A6600 is now available in Malaysia
While I was doing research for an upcoming gift guide (foreshadowing), I was looking for a couple of things to fill in the camera section of the guide when I stumbled across something I didn’t expec...
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12.12 is going to be EPIC, here’s what you can do to prepare for the next big online shopping sale!
This post is brought to you by Yes 4G. The 11.11 online shopping sales have just ended, and most of us are either waiting for our packages to arrive or are enjoying our new purchases.
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2 M’sian Bros Started A P2P Rental Platform For Everything Except Cars, Homes & Illegal Stuff
When brothers Brendon and Bryan left their corporate jobs to start their own gifting e-commerce business together, they rented and renovated an office in Shah Alam.
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How young Singaporeans can thrive in an uncertain world
In today’s world, things are always changing.
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Singapore-based internet satellite firm Kacific secures $160m financing
Singapore’s Kacific Broadband Satellites Group, a satellite operator providing internet for rural markets, announced it has secured US$160 million in long-term credit facilities from a group of fina...
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A glimpse into the future of retail in mom and pop shops
This article was co-authored by Rita Yang, GGV Capital’s marketing manager, with inputs from Madhu Yalamarthi, Dimitra Taslim, Erica Yu, and Lidong Wang.
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Review: The Huawei Y9s is a supersized phone that is friendly to your wallet
The Huawei Y9s is big. It’s also not expensive – it’s US$239 (RM999) in Malaysia, which almost feels like a steal, considering its features and design choices.
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Grab Launches GrabPay Card; The First Numberless Payment Card In Asia
Aside from its acclaimed ride-sharing and food delivery service, Grab is now venturing further into digital payments on top of its existing GrabPay e-wallet solution.
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Huawei Hits US FCC With Lawsuit Over “Unlawful Order” To Ban Company
Ever since the US government’s banhammer was brought down on Huawei, the Chinese brand has been embroiled in a tooth-and-nail war against that decision.
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Huawei Nova 6 Series Unveiled; Prices Starting From CNY2199
Huawei has recently announced its new Nova 6 series of smartphones in China.
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Amazon Graviton2 Processor To Go Up Against Intel Xeon And AMD EPYC CPUs
Amazon recently announced Graviton2, its 2nd generation processor that are designed for use in servers and data centres.
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US cracks down on Russian 'Evil Corp' hackers after US$100mil spree
US authorities on Thursday took aim at a Russian cybercriminal group known as Evil Corp.
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Qualcomm broadens challenge to Intel in laptops with new chips
Qualcomm Inc is under no illusions about how long it will take to make a dent in Intel Corp’s dominance of the laptop market.
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Time partners with Facebook for Internet infrastructure project
Time dotCom says it will work with Facebook to invest in the nation's Internet infrastructure in an effort to exclusively support the social media giant's bundle of apps.
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Uber’s controversial tie-up with Hong Kong taxi firms pays off
Uber Flash service has received more than 2.4 million trip requests since its debut in March with monthly orders growth more than doubling.
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Mnuchin, Powell see no need for the US to issue digital currency
The Fed isn’t developing a digital currency but is studying the costs and benefits of such a move, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said.
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Activists sabotage ‘ecologically catastrophic’ eScooters in France
The radical environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion on Dec 5 claimed the sabotage of 3,600 electric scooters in Paris and other French cities, saying the green image of the fashionable gadgets hid an "ecologically catastrophic" reality.
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US tech CEO departures rise to record high
Billionaire Googlers Larry Page and Sergey Brin aren’t the only technology chiefs heading for the exits.
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Waymo’s autonomous taxi service tops 100,000 rides
More than 100,000 trips have been taken in robotaxis operated by Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc. Now the service is expanding to iPhone users in the US.
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Uber reports 3,000 sexual assault claims last year in its safety review
Uber Technologies Inc found more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assaults involving drivers or passengers on its platform in the US last year, part of an extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns.
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Deals you shouldn’t miss | ICYMI #227
If you want cheap, Maxis and Astro are most likely not your top choice.
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GrabPay introduces a physical Mastercard with no numbers
Soon you can use GrabPay in even more places worldwide as they have just introduced their very own card powered by Mastercard.
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You can now get a SoCar at 52 Petronas stations
Car-sharing platform, SoCar, has been operational in Malaysia for almost two years now and they have expanded their fleet with over 2,000 vehicles in 26 different models.
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8 Epic Apps You Should Download To End 2019 On A Strong Note
According to Statista, there are a whopping 2.47 million apps on the Google Play Store and 1.8 million apps on the Apple App Store.
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Sharia-compliant social commerce startup Evermos bags $8.25m
Muslim-focused social commerce platform Evermos has closed its US$8.25 million series A round led by Singapore-based VC firm Jungle Ventures.
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Singapore healthtech startup Hummingbird banks $19m in series B round
Singapore-based biotherapeutics startup Hummingbird Bioscience has raised US$19 million in a series B round co-led by Korean investors Mirae Asset Venture Investment and GNTech Venture Capital.
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Philippine incubator IdeaSpace invests in 3 logistics, tourism startups
Philippine nonprofit startup incubator IdeaSpace has invested 1 million pesos (nearly US$20,000) in each of the top three teams from the company’s startup competition this year.
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The Official Lenovo 12.12 Sale Is Here; Save RM1500 On Lenovo Legion Y740 And Win A Trip To E3 2020
Missed out on 11.11 and Black Friday deals, and not ready to leave 2019 empty handed?
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Apple May Release An iPhone Without The Lightning Connector In 2021
If the iPhone had one iconic, signature feature, it’s Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector.
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What the ‘Minecraft’ switch to Realms Plus means for console, computer and mobile
NEW YORK, Dec 6 — Official Minecraft subscription service Minecraft Realms was replaced this week by Realms Plus, which now includes complimentary Marketplace content on top of the usual shared mult...
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Virtual boyfriends a match for China's single women
The option for intimacy on-demand has gained popularity among China's middle-income young women, who are often focused on careers with no immediate plans to marry and start a family.
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Social-media’s latest exercise: Getting worked up over a Peloton ad
People say they no longer watch TV commercials. And yet, hundreds appear to have scrutinised an ad from interactive-workout company Peloton with an intensity so vigorous it threatens to overwhelm the Web.
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Facebook sues ILikeAd, alleges ad fraud
Facebook Inc on Dec 5 sued a Hong Kong company that it said baited people into clicking on celebrities' photos and bogus advertising links, so it could install malware and run ads for counterfeit goods, diet pills and male enhancement supplements.
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Caver suing Elon Musk over 'pedo guy' tweet refuses to apologise
A British caver said he saw no need to apologise to Elon Musk for dismissing as a PR stunt the entrepreneur's offer to help rescue soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand.
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US labour group accuses Google of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism
The Communications Workers of America union filed a US federal labour charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Dec 5, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
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Amazon emerges unscathed from UK Premier League debut
Britain’s first big experiment with soccer streaming is getting a cautious thumbs-up from fans, in a vindication of Amazon.com Inc’s push into live sports.
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Nearly 6,000 US sexual assaults reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018
It is the first time that Uber has released the figures – which also revealed 19 fatal assaults related to the company over the two-year period.
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UK election is full of dirty tricks and political clicks
Britain is proving a lawless landscape for political mudslingers mining cyberspace for votes in an election that could determine the UK's future relationship with the European Union.
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‘Monopoly’ makes a play for iOS, Android success
After a new version of Hasbro's The Game Of Life was named one of the App Store's most-downloaded apps of 2019, the same studio's overhaul of board game classic Monopoly is made available for Android and iOS devices, just in time for end-of-year meetups.
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Home services platform Recommend gets a Boost with e-wallet collaboration
Leading Malaysian e-Wallet Boost has announced a strategic collaboration with Recommend.my, Malaysia’s leading home services platform, to enable customers to order home services through the Boost ap...
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Standard Chartered-MaGIC partnership to amplify social entrepreneurship landscape in Malaysia
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd (Standard Chartered) and Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Center (MaGIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to amplify the capacities of lo...
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‘The Outlast Trials’ brings multiplayer to survival horror franchise
The Outlast survival horror franchise is continuing through The Outlast Trials, set during the Cold War, and introducing multiplayer to the series.
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‘The Dark Crystal’, ‘Starship Troopers’ target 2020 videogame adaptations
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics and Starship Troopers – Terran Command are both in line for 2020 releases, the former building on a Netflix revival and the latter potentially tied to a movie franchise reboot.
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Google, Microsoft improve tech accessibility in time for the International Day of Disabled Persons
With the International Day of Disabled Persons taking place this week, Microsoft and Google both announced new services and tools designed specifically to designed to assist disabled people.
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Google Photos simplifies photo-sharing experience with integration of chat feature
Google has added a new Photos feature that makes it easier for users to share single photos and videos.
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