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Deal: Acer offers discounts for monitors during Shopee’s 4.4 sale
If you need a secondary display to work from home during the Movement Control Order, Acer is currently having a promotion in conjunction with Shopee’s 4.4. sale.
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Samsung makes Galaxy S20+ cases from recycled plastic bottles
Samsung partners with Danish textile brand Kvadrat to create Samsung’s latest accessories for the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Watch Active2, and it follows the sustainable practice of upcycling.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 To Get GDDR6 Memory Due To GDDR5 Shortage
NVIDIA seems to have quietly released a new GeForce GTX 1650 into the graphics card market.
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‘Death Stranding’ creator has ideas in mind for ‘another horror game someday’
LONDON, April 4 — Hideo Kojima, closely associated with the Metal Gear Solid franchise and more recent Death Stranding, told the British Academy that he’d still like to make a horror game after th...
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CIMB says it will SMS customers affected by 'direct debit' charges by today (April 4)
CIMB said it will be contacting customers with “direct debit” charges on their debit cards via SMS from the number 62666 by today.
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Smartphone vs virus, is privacy always going to be the loser?
In Europe, officials, doctors and engineers are looking at how smartphones could be enlisted in the war against the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Covid-19: ‘Restricted living’ sparks online ramen frenzy for Walmart
It’s a good time to be a ramen seller on Walmart Inc’s website.
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Hacker 'ceasefire' gets little traction as Covid-19 pandemic fuels attacks
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 ― Internet users have seen a surge in Covid-related cyberattacks and fraud schemes which could add to the misery of the pandemic, even as some hackers have called for dialing ...
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Move your router – and other ways to crisis-proof your home Internet
The video conference freezes while you're working in your home office, websites takes ages to load, streamed films are constantly bufferingd
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Explore unknown galaxies from your computer
You can search for supermassive black holes and star-forming galaxies and more from the comfort of your computer.
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CIMB: Direct Debit Is Legitimate Debit Card Transaction
Quite a significant number of CIMB customers have recently expressed their concerns on Twitter regarding certain transactions in their account which were labelled as “Direct Debit” on CIMB Clicks ...
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Ministry of Health: Try Not To Join Any Mass Gatherings For Up To A Year After MCO
We still have slightly more than a week to go before the extended period of Movement Control Order (MCO) concludes on 14 April 2020.
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Why free cloud services aren't really free
If you use free cloud services to store or share your files to others, you have to expect a catch. Usually it means your data is collected for advertising purposes.
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Stop touching money: Coronavirus boosts rise of contactless payment
There's never been a better time to switch to contactless payment, be it by card or with an app on your phone.
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COVID-19: To Mask or Not to Mask?
As we enter the second phase of our movement control order (MCO) and start to plan for the future, there are many issues that need to be thought through and one of them is whether we should wear masks...
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Widely available drug identified by Monash scientists to combat COVID-19
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) together with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), which is a joint venture of the University of Melbourne and Royal ...
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Latest fuel price: RON95 at RM1.30/litre, RON97 at RM1.60/litre
As we are currently in phase two of the Movement Control order, fuel prices in Malaysia for the coming week marks yet another weekly drop.
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Covid-19: Europe’s north-south lockdown divide revealed by Google data
Italy and Spain, the two European countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus, have enforced the most drastic lockdowns to curb the pandemic but one country, Sweden, stands out for allowing life to go on much as before, Google data show.
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BAFTA Games Awards: Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds
The British Academy's 2020 video games awards ceremony delivered two multiple winners, with Luigi's Mansion 3, Untitled Goose Game and Kind Words among other laureates.
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MOH introduces online appointments to encourage social distancing
The Director General of Health Malaysia Noor Hisham Abdullah stated in a Facebook post that the Health Ministry (MOH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four online health services co...
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Singapore’s version of MCO called “Circuit Breaker”, schools and offices to shut down
The Singapore government has announced a new restriction order to help curb the spread of COVID-19, with schools to be closed from the 8th of April and most workplaces to follow suit from the 7th of A...
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MCO: No more RM1 interbank ATM withdrawal fee starting 6th April
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the exemption the RM1 cash withdrawal charge at all bank ATMs, to avoid crowding at the over-the-counter teller service.
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12 things you probably didn’t know your iPhone could do
I thought I understood enough about what an iPhone could do considering I’ve owned an iPhone 7 for three years.
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Sony WF-XB700: More bass, no ANC
Sony’s WF-1000XM3 truly wireless in-ear headphones are my favourite truly wireless headphones, hands down.
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MDEC partners KK Fund to virtually bridge Malaysian tech startups with global investors
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and KK Fund Pte Ltd today announced a virtual investor-matching initiative for local startups that are seeking capital injection amid the current econom...
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BAC works to ensure no Malaysian student left behind, says founder
Pandemics are big threats to various industries, but there are inevitably some that benefit from the fallout.
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Redmi Band Unveiled; Priced Approximately At RM60
Redmi unveiled its first wearable, the Redmi Band, on 3 April 2020.
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Bethesda Softworks Makes Fallout 76 Free On Steam
Bethesda Softworks (Bethesda) is reportedly making the Steam version of Fallout 76 free to users of the digital distribution platform.
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New York City goes virtual in one-stop-shop site
Armchair travelers can now take a stroll through Central Park one minute, and then teleport to the Museum of Modern Art the next via a new portal that groups together all the New York City attractions that can be visited virtually.
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New Huawei P40, MatePad Pro, Watch GT 2e opens for online pre-orders
AFTER the successful launch of the Huawei P40 series, the MatePad Pro and the Watch GT 2e recently, the multinational technology giant is all set to wow the nation with what this new range of gadgets can do.
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Covid-19: 3D printers forge face shields for fight against the coronavirus
Oscar Valera likes to use 3D printers to build an assortment of crafts, but he is now turning his hobby toward the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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Message sent: Canada minister arranges virus airlift by text
Canada's foreign minister used his thumbs to arrange an emergency airlift of weary Canadians from Peru during the pandemic, reaching out to his counterpart by text message to secure landing rights, he said on April 2.
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Zoom grapples with security flaws that sour users on app
During the coronavirus pandemic, it seems as if everyone is connecting with Zoom’s videoconferencing app – including, on occasion, unwanted visitors.
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Intel: This is the world’s fastest mobile processor
When it comes to gaming these days, there are so many platforms/devices to consider.
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S’gor Police: Bring your utility bill when you go out during MCO
In the second phase of the Movement Control order, Malaysians including foreign residents in the country are now restricted to travel only within a 10km radius from their home address.
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WHO: Malaysia COVID-19 cases to peak in mid-April
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia is expected to peak in mid-April and there are signs of a flattening of the infection curve, the World Health Organization (WHO) s...
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MCO: KLIA Express and Transit services suspended from 4th April
All Express Rail Link (ERL) services will be suspended starting tomorrow, Saturday, 4th April 2020 until the Movement Control Order is lifted.
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Tokenize Xchange: Malaysian-founded cryptocurrency platform gets full approval
In 2019, the Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia announced that three digital asset exchanges (DAX) were granted conditional approval: Luno Malaysia, SINEGY Technologies, and Tokenize Technology.
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Funding Societies Offers SMEs Deferments to Help Ease Cash Flow Challenges
Funding Societies, P2P financing platform, is stepping up efforts by offering deferment or rescheduling options to help tide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) over as they face challenges brou...
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If Banks Reject Your Home Loan Request, This M’sian Site Lets Strangers Lend You Funds First
Author’s Blurb: I wouldn’t say that I’m rushing to buy a house anytime soon, but I would like to have a serious conversation about it when I’m about 27 or 28.
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Huawei launches flagship smart devices in Malaysia, with pre-orders starting 3 April
Huawei has been revealing a slate of new flagship devices over the past few weeks.
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Aerodyne divests stake in Denmark-based wind turbine inspection company, AtSite
Having been on the busiest overseas growth streak of any Malaysian tech company, Aerodyne Group, a global leader in drone based enterprise solutions has announced its first divestment.
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The Last Of Us Part II And Iron Man VR Delayed Indefinitely
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced that two highly anticipated PlayStation 4 titles, The Last of Us Part II (TLoU 2) and Iron Man VR, have been delayed indefinitely.
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Huawei Watch GT 2e Officially In Malaysia; Pre-Order For RM599
Last week, Huawei unveiled its Watch GT 2e alongside the P40 line of devices.
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Here Are The Free Epic Games Store Titles Available This April
This month, the Epic Games Store (EGS) will be giving away four titles for free.
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Ministry Of Education To Introduce TV-Based Learning Next Week
With the Movement Control Order (MCO) still in place, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will be introducing TV-based learning sessions.
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Facebook Launches Desktop Messenger App With Group Video Chat
Facebook has launched a standalone Messenger app with a new group video chat feature for Windows and MacOS. While its arrival seems timely during this time of social distancing, the ability to host gr...
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Covid-19: US laptops and home devices are exposed to cyberattacks as millions stay home
As millions of Americans have been ordered to work from home to contain the spread of the virus, data is now being transmitted outside secure business networks. Information security professionals have sounded the alarm about digital attacks from US adversaries such as Russia and China.
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Covid-19: FBI targets virus scams from ‘prevention pill’ to unneeded tests
A Los Angeles man posted videos online of a "Coronavirus Prevention Pill” and syringe while asking people to invest in his startup. His pitch was viewed almost two million times.
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Covid-19: Surge in downloads amid coronavirus will see consumer app spending double over five years, report says
Consumer spending on mobile apps is expected to reach US$171bil by 2024, double the amount last year. China will lead the market in terms of in-app purchases on the App Store through to 2024, followed by the US and Japan.
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LHDN warns of SMS scam targeting Bantuan Prihatin Nasional recipients
The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has reminded Malaysians not to be fooled by scammers sending text messages claiming they have qualified for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN).
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Facebook brings its Messenger app to desktop
Facebook’s Messenger app is now available on Windows and MacOS computers, enabling users to have group video calls with their Facebook friends.
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European industry retools to fight coronavirus
A multitude of 3D printers hum nonstop at Spanish firm BCN3D which, like dozens of others across Europe, has switched gears to supply hospitals with equipment to fight the coronavirus.
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Covid-19: Google releases location data to show if lockdowns working in 131 countries
Alphabet Inc's Google on April 2 published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Twitter deletes Egypt, Saudi accounts over 'pro-govt direction'
Twitter said on April 2 that it has removed thousands of accounts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Indonesia and Serbia that allegedly took direction from governments or pushed pro-government content.
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Apple tells staff US stores to remain closed until early May
Apple Inc on April 2 told employees that its retail stores in the US will remain closed and work-from-home procedures will stay in place until early May due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Amazon exec called fired worker ‘not smart’ in leaked memo
A senior Amazon.com Inc executive called a fired Staten Island warehouse worker “not smart or articulate” in internal discussions about how the company should respond to employee criticism of its handling of the pandemic, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Covid-19: Octopus to provide data to University of Hong Kong researchers on city residents’ movements to check virus spread
Professor Gabriel Leung, dean of HKU’s faculty of medicine, earlier said transport data would make it easier to track the transmission of the virus. Octopus says the data will be only of aggregate value and will not reveal the identity of any individuals or the usage of any particular card.
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Covid-19: Australians rally on social media to help virus healthcare workers
While social media has been widely blamed for spreading dangerous coronavirus misinformation, tens of thousands of Australians are using their networks to support the healthcare workers risking their lives on the front lines of the pandemic.
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Huawei MatePad Pro & P40 series Malaysia pre-order | ICYMI #306
The Huawei MatePad Pro and the P40 series are here!
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Malaysians rely on mobile data almost 70% of the time during MCO
As more countries impose self-quarantine or movement control order, home WiFi usage is expected to increase exponentially.
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The Huawei Watch GT 2e is now available to pre-order in Malaysia
Huawei has recently launched a new smartwatch alongside the P40 series: the Huawei Watch GT 2e.
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Fintech Industry Group Lays Out Specific Aid It Needs from The Government to Survive
Fintech Association of Malaysia issued a statement urging the Malaysian government to help fintech startups survive the MCO and ride-out the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Diving Being An Extreme Sport Doesn’t Make It Exclusive, This PJ Dive Center Proves It
Author’s Blurb: I’ve always wanted to explore the marine life in some of the most beautiful diving spots in the world, but I have a fear of deep bodies of water.
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Maybank To Waive ATM RM1 Interbank Transaction Fee Until MCO Ends
As you know, interbank withdrawals at ATMs usually incur a fee, depending on the bank.
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Express Rail Link Will Temporarily Suspends Operations Starting 4 April
Express Rail Link (ERL) has announced that it will suspend its rail services temporarily, starting 4 April 2020.
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Zoom vows to address privacy, safety issues after complaints
SAN FRANCISCO, April 3 — Videoconferencing group Zoom pledged to step up privacy and safety controls after a series of complaints about the application which has surged in popularity during the coro...
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‘Fortnite’: Deadpool breaking cover on April 3
NEW YORK, April 3 — Superhero movie and comic book character Deadpool will be commandeering a place in Fortnite after months of waiting from expectant fans and players.
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Covid-19: In coronavirus fight, oft-criticised Facebook data aids US cities, states
Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook Inc mobile location data to provide daily updates to US cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing orders aimed at slowing the novel coronavirus.
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Police arrest Hong Kong minibus driver after video of reckless driving on flyover goes viral
Online video clip showed passengers of a minibus screaming and begging its driver to stop as the vehicle ran erratically on Yuen Long Highway. Police arrested the 57-year-old driver on Thursday morning for dangerous driving, while his supervisor at Tuen Mun minibus terminal suspended him from duties.
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Covid-19: World risks ‘sleepwalking into surveillance’ with coronavirus controls
Digital surveillance rolled out to curb coronavirus should be limited in time and scope, more than 100 rights groups said on April 2, warning governments not to use the crisis as cover for pervasive snooping.
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Nokia: Internet can cope with US and Europe lockdown surge
Fears that Internet networks could buckle after millions of people went into coronavirus lockdown have proven unfounded, according to a report released Thursday which details huge surges in streaming and video conferencing in Europe and the US.
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Covid-19: Americans adopting e-commerce faster than ever amid pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is sparking enormous changes in e-commerce over a very short period of time, according to a study from Adobe Analytics.
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Covid-19: Paris hospitals turn to 3D printing to cover shortfalls
With the coronavirus outbreak predicted to peak in France in the coming days, hospitals in Paris are racing to make up for urgent shortages of equipment to protect staff and patients by printing them in 3D.
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Zoom video’s meteoric rise complicated by privacy concerns
Zoom Video Communications has been one of the few stand-outs in the current market, with shares doubling and usage surging during the coronavirus pandemic, but now the company’s high profile has raised concerns about user privacy and security.
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Covid-19: From chatbots to online markets, Africans craft weapons against coronavirus
From a WhatsApp chatbot to a self-diagnosis tool, Africans are devising mobile tech solutions to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid fears it could have disastrous effects for the continent's most vulnerable.
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AppsFlyer’s Performance Index: Google reigns as top player in mobile app advertising
Google is listed at the number one spot in the AppsFlyer Performance Index power ranking. (measuring both quantity and quality of app installs).
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Mortal Shell recalls Dark Souls luster in doomy debut trailer
Dark times call for endurance, hope, nimble footing and no small amount of nostalgia.
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Apple Card holders can skip their April payments, too
Last month, Apple launched an assistance programme that allowed Apple Card holders to skip their March payment without accruing interest; the company has now updated its information page to reveal that it is offering the same option for April.
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Toaster-sized ventilator from India helps hospitals in virus fight
Originally created by a robot scientist and a neurosurgeon to help India's poor, a toaster-sized ventilator is offering hope in the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic and demand is booming.
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These 2020 April Fool's video game jokes are actually real
Three video games whose 2020 April Fool's silliness continues past the first of the month: A swords and sorcery makeover for "PUBG”, an abundance of tricksters for homebound Pokémon Go, and a plethora of bugs in Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, plus daylong pranks from Call Of Duty, Overwatch and Apex Legends.
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New Snapchat lens puts virtual circle around users to demonstrate social distancing radius
Snapchat has launched a pair of AR lenses for the app designed in collaboration with the World Health Organization that encourage safe behaviour during the pandemic.
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The Broad is bringing Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Room online amid Covid-19 pandemic
The Los Angeles museum is now temporarily closed to support efforts to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the death toll surged toward 4,000 in the United States.
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Covid-19: EU justice chief urges US tech giants to halt virus clickbaits
EU justice chief Vera Jourova on April 2 criticised US tech giants such as Google and Facebook for making money off coronavirus-related fake news instead of putting in more efforts to stop the deluge.
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Covid-19: Facebook launches fact-checking service on WhatsApp in Italy to fight coronavirus hoaxes
Facebook Inc launched a service in Italy to check the accuracy of information on coronavirus circulating on its messaging platform WhatsApp, the US tech firm said on April 2.
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Huawei’s answer to the iPad Pro has arrived in Malaysia
Apart from the P40 series, Huawei Malaysia has also announced the arrival of its MatePad Pro tablet.
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Acer Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 Receives 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series Upgrade
As per norm, various manufacturers have begun to reveal their new high-performance laptops following the announcement of the 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX Super laptop...
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MSI GS66 Stealth Is Coming To Malaysia; Starts From RM8399
With the cat out of the bag for both Intel’s 10th generation processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce Super GPUs for laptops, we can finally open up about one of MSI’s new thin and light gaming notebooks...
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Honor And Cherry Launches New Mechanical Keyboard
Honor, in partnership with Cherry, has recently launched a new mechanical keyboard in China.
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Facebook launches desktop version for Messenger as video calls surge
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 — Facebook Inc today rolled out the desktop version of its Messenger app for Apple’s Mac and Microsoft’s Windows to make video chats available on computer screens for Face...
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Google boosts support for checking coronavirus facts
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 — Google today said it is pumping US$6.5 million (RM28 million) into fact-checkers and nonprofits as it ramps up its the battle against coronavirus misinformation.
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Spain to track mobile phones in virus fight, pharmacists seek help
Spain’s coronavirus death toll surged past 10,000 on April 2 after a record 950 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 110,000 mark.
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Covid-19: Thousands download coronavirus tracking app in Austria
Thousands of people in Austria have downloaded an app to help track their contacts touted as a way to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, the Austrian Red Cross said April 2.
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Saudi digital market place Sary boosted by coronavirus-driven demand
Saudi Arabia's digital marketplace Sary, which connects small businesses with merchant wholesalers, has secured US$6.6mil (RM28.76mil) in financing to boost expansion as coronavirus-driven demand for essential goods boosts appetite for its services.
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Amazon to deploy masks and temperature checks for workers by next week
Amazon.com Inc plans to roll out temperature checks and face masks for staff at all its US and European warehouses plus Whole Foods stores by early next week, a huge deployment for workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.
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YouTube won’t have to snitch in piracy cases, EU court aide says
Google’s YouTube can’t be forced to reveal to authorities detailed private contact details of people posting copyright-infringing films on its platform, an adviser to the European Union’s top court said.
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We might be seeing TikTok-like content on YouTube soon, report claims
While YouTube are certainly one of the pioneers of the online video-sharing space, the emergence of TikTok has been a cultural phenomenon.
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Huawei P40 series has arrived in Malaysia, priced from RM2,799
Just a week after the Huawei P40 series was announced globally, the latest Huawei flagship series has just been announced for the Malaysian market.
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You can get up to 10% petrol cashback via Setel with these credit cards
Setel has revealed that more credit cards are now offering petrol cashback for reload.
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The govt is working on software that could “predict and locate” COVID-19 cases
This has to be the most Minority Report solution I’ve seen in the face of the global pandemic that is the COVID-19 virus.
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[UPDATED] COVID-19: Malaysia records 122 recoveries on 2nd April, highest so far
The Health D-G has announced that 122 recoveries have been recorded on the 2nd of April 2020, bringing the total number of recoveries to 767.
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Uncharted 4 Headlines PlayStation Plus Free Games For April
It looks like last week‘s list of PlayStation Plus free games was accurate for us as well.
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Garmin Approach S62 GPS Golf Smartwatch Announced
Garmin Malaysia has announced the Approach S62 GPS smartwatch for golf enthusiasts.
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ASUS Refreshes ROG Gaming Notebooks With 10th Gen Intel CPUs And NVIDIA GeForce Super GPUs
In conjunction with the announcement of NVIDIA’s GeForce Super GPUs for notebooks, it’s no surprise that ASUS is one of the first brand partners to announce its new ROG gaming notebook lineup refr...
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Coronavirus, April 2: Trending questions in the United States on Google Search
Over the past day, the highest-trending question asked about the coronavirus on Google Search was "What is the 2020 census #census?"
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Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs
The coronavirus epidemic is bringing fans up close and personal with celebrities in an unprecedented way, but not everyone is liking what they see.
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Covid-19: African governments team up with tech giants to fight coronavirus lies
Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants including Facebook and WhatsApp to fight misinformation about coronavirus on social media platforms that could propel the pandemic on a continent with shaky healthcare systems.
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Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden Covid-19 carriers
The worldwide race to protect people against unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified on April 2, pitting governments against each other in the race to buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear masks, get temperature checks or even be permitted to go outside.
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WhatsApp tests self-deleting messages and multi-device support
WhatsApp is beta testing two new features, including messages that automatically delete and support for one account across multiple devices.
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Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life
Since the coronavirus outbreak, life in China is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen.
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MCO: CFM offers Malaysians tips on how to deal with network congestion
The Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) said users in Malaysia may be experiencing some issues with their Internet connectivity at this time due to network congestion.
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1.1.1.1 for Families: A DNS solution that blocks adult content for kids
Many of us use modified DNS settings over the default servers provided by local telcos, whether it’s for privacy, speed, or… other reasons.
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14 M’sians Who Were Recognised By Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia In 2020, & Why They Deserve It
Author’s Blurb: It’s always interesting to see which young Malaysians make it to the list of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia, since the lineup changes every year.
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MVCA's ‘Startup Support Squad’ to provide advisory support in Malaysia
Four venture capital firms, Vynn Capital, Cradle Seed Ventures, Kejora Ventures Malaysia as well as RHL Ventures, who have invested significantly in Malaysia, have been called upon by the Malaysia Ven...
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In The Philippines, You’ll Be Shot Dead For Defying COVID-19 Lockdown
Things are pretty rough in Malaysia right now, with the Movement Control Order getting extended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Hands On: Dual-Screen Gaming On The Go
When ASUS first introduced the original ROG Zephyrus gaming notebook back in 2017, there was understandably a sense of awe and grandeur that came with it.
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NVIDIA Officially Announces GeForce RTX Super GPUs For Notebooks
After several leaks and rumours online, NVIDIA finally made the existence of GeForce RTX Super GPUs for notebooks official.
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10th Gen Intel Core H-Series Mobile Processors Are Now Official: With Speed Up To 5.3GHz
Intel today has officially announced the new six new additions to its 10th Gen Core series processor line-up for laptops.
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PlayStation Store Spring Sale Now Live; Discounts Up To 85 Percent
Sony has launched the Spring Sale on the PlayStation (PS) Store, offering discounts of up to 85 percent on select games.
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Level Up KL 2020 Postponement Is An April Fools Joke
Remember yesterday when the Level Up KL Facebook page announced that this year’s event will be postponed?
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Warning: Your Windows credentials on Zoom are vulnerable to attackers
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — As organisations around the world revert to remote working setups, video conferencing app Zoom has certainly seen a rise in popularity.
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Popular S. Korean portal suspends trending topics to avoid manipulation
SEOUL, April 2 — South Korea’s biggest internet portal suspended its real-time “trending topics” feature today ahead of a general election this month, after controversy over politicians and th...
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Virus breaks the mold for telework in office-bound Japan
The longstanding stereotype of Japan's office-bound "salaryman" is being tested as companies cautiously embrace working from home in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Amazon’s Covid-19 hiring boom has applicants packed into job fairs with no special precautions
On March 18, a laid-off customer-service representative for one of the airline companies attended an Amazon.com Inc employee orientation in Dallas. He found himself packed into a room with about 70 other applicants, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder to watch a PowerPoint presentation about what it’s like to work for the online retailer.
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Covid-19: Demand for health gadgets surges in lockdown, likely to last
Fitness-tracking gadgets are selling out, home exercise classes have never been more popular and industrial robot designers are pivoting to making sanitation bots. The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a seismic wave of health awareness and anxiety, which is energising a new category of virus-fighting tech.
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London's National Theatre streaming its past productions for free
The Society of London Theatres announced that Britain's National Theatre will remain closed until the end of June, as more than 29,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Britain.
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Screen time, once like candy for kids, is now the whole meal
For David Krieger’s kids in south Florida, screens were a weekend treat. Now, every day is iPad-appropriate.
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Social dis-dance: clubbing goes online as virus shuts nightspots
Strobe lights flash across a near-empty dance floor, as a DJ live-streams thumping electronic music from a Singapore nightclub to revellers confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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US officials agree on new ways to control high tech exports to China
The Trump administration is tightening rules to prevent China from obtaining advanced US technology for commercial purposes and then diverting it to military use, several sources said.
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns, according to memo
Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security concerns”, according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after US law enforcement warned users about the security of the popular app.
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European experts ready smartphone technology to help stop coronavirus
A group of European experts said on April 1 that they would soon launch technology for smartphones to help trace people who had come into contact with those infected with coronavirus, helping the health authorities act swiftly to halt its spread.
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Shanghai judicial courts start to replace clerks with AI assistants
The courts in Shanghai will use AI assistants to transcribe case notes, pull out files and present digitised evidence. The six-month pilot programme is part of a broader effort to modernise China’s judicial system through the use of technology.
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No masking the mockery: Japan two-mask pledge ripped online
A pledge by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to send two reusable cloth face masks to every household as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak has been met online with derision and humour.
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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ that comes with ANC? AKG N400 | ICYMI #305
If you have been eyeing on the galaxy buds+ but wish that the earbuds comes with ANC, look no further because the AKG N400 might be just the right device for you. There’s also a brand new Fitness b...
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This pocket WiFi provides the “widest” coverage during the MCO
During the Movement Control Order, everyone has to stay at home but not everyone has access to fibre broadband.
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COVID-19: U Mobile provides phones and boosts network reception at hospitals
To support the ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia, U Mobile has provided 100 new phones bundled with unlimited calls and data for our medical frontliners.
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How Our Business Is Preparing For The Worst Economic Downturn Of Our Generation
Author’s Blurb: I’ve been getting a lot of questions from business leaders about how to prepare or manage what could be the largest economic recession in our generation.
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The Good, Bad, & Ugly: 7 SMEs Reveal Honest Thoughts On The Economic Stimulus Package
Author’s Blurb: Once the economic stimulus package was announced, the internet was immediately abuzz with all sorts of reactions from entrepreneurs.
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Sony Announces New WF-XB700 True Wireless Earbuds With Nine-Hour Battery Life
Sony appears to have launched a new pair of true wireless earbuds (TWS), just a month after the launch of its WF-H800 h.ear in 3 earbuds.
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Cloudflare WARP VPN Beta Coming Soon To macOS and Windows
Alongside the new family filter feature for its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver, Cloudflare has also announced that the beta version of its WARP VPN will be available soon for macOS and Windows machines.
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Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 For Families Blocks Malware And Adult Content
If you’ve changed your DNS settings and it’s not Google’s, chances are you’re using the 1.1.1.1 DNS by Cloudflare.
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senQ Opens Pre-Order For Samsung’s 2020 Q60T 4K QLED TV with Discounts of Up To RM 600
Aside from its Lifestyle TV series which include the self-rotating model called Sero, it seems that there are plenty of other new Samsung TVs are their way to Malaysia.
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Fitbit Charge 4 adds GPS and more features but retains the same old look (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The latest to come out of the Fitbit family, the Fitbit Charge 4 has more features than ever, packed into the popular fitness band.
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Covid-19: Privacy-mad Germany turns to app to track virus spread
Personal data protection is a thorny subject in privacy-loving Germany, but the country is nevertheless considering using a smartphone app to help manage the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Apple lets some video apps sell shows without taking 30% cut
Apple Inc has relaxed a controversial policy that took a 30% cut of payments when video apps on its platform sold TV shows and movies.
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Covid-19: From birdsong to cheers, online sound map shows how coronavirus is changing cities
From an eerily quiet Times Square in New York to cheers for healthcare workers, a website is collecting sounds to document how coronavirus has transformed spaces around the globe.
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Coronavirus seen as trigger for mobile money growth in West Africa
Penda Kande usually pays for taxis in cash, but since coronavirus hit Senegal, the 30-year-old nurse has switched to mobile money to avoid contamination.
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UK asks phone carriers for data to help fly Brits abroad home
UK officials are in talks with mobile network operators about using their data to aid government efforts to repatriate Britons stranded abroad because of the coronavirus crisis, said three people familiar with the matter.
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US delivery workers are keeping the public fed. They say no one’s keeping them safe
While most of California hunkered down at home, Toby N. was still delivering meals for DoorDash in San Leandro, California. But days after Alameda County directed its residents to stay home, Toby began experiencing shortness of breath and a dry cough. He went to a doctor on Sunday and was told to self-quarantine for two weeks.
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Covid-19: Tommy the robot nurse helps keep Italy doctors safe from coronavirus
He doesn't wear a mask but he is helping save lives from coronavirus just the same. Meet Tommy, the robot nurse.
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