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Everybody gets a little self-conscious in the gym.
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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ABCC Exchange announced today that a consortium of investors, led by its co-founder Calvin Cheng and Singaporean investor Eric Cheng, has acquired a controlling majority stake in the company.
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Moving is often seen as a stressful life event, even more so if you’re relocating from one country to another.
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Singapore- and Thailand-based blockchain startup Band Protocol has raised US$3 million in a seed funding round led by Sequoia India.
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DollarsAndSense, a Singapore-based personal finance portal, has acquired local financial planning startup FundMyLife. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
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Ride-hailing drivers in Singapore have complained that some among their number are gaming incentives offered by Go-Jek. However, the company said it has not found any evidence to support such claims.
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Samsung is apparently planning on abandoning its production of 4K Blu-Ray players.
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Samsung has quietly unveiled the Galaxy Tab S5e. The brand’s latest Android-based tablet to be introduced to the masses.
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Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users' data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Dec 18.
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When it comes to the growing problem of loneliness in America, many have cited one main culprit: smartphones. They interrupt conversation. Constantly distract us. Decrease face-to-face interaction.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once considered purchasing the popular game engine Unity, according to The History Of The Future, a new book by Console Wars author Blake Harris which explores the making of Oculus and the dramatic events surrounding its acquisition by Facebook.
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Focals, the smart glasses by North that actually look like a standard pair of stylish glasses, just got a price reduction of nearly half.
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Falling block puzzle game Tetris is the latest to join the Battle Royale trend, if not one of the least likely, thanks to the Nintendo Switch's Tetris 99 and its promise of a multiplayer elimination twist on an old favourite.
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Feeling the pressure from Apex Legends, or just making up for a delay? Either way, Fortnite is offering its Season 8 Battle Pass for free to those who complete a set of challenges over the next two weeks.
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The SoyaCincau team is in San Francisco for the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 happening on 20 February and just as we arrive, we’re greeted with this, a legit Galaxy S10+ spotted right in ...
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Dead by Daylight will release on Nintendo Switch later this Fall, developer Behaviour Interactive and Koch Media announced on Feb 13.
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For these couples, their meet cute occurred online – but not on your typical dating apps.
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Twitter is testing a new pop-up profile feature that allows users to check out other accounts without having to leave their main timeline.
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Nintendo strategy game Fire Emblem Heroes has become the second most lucrative mobile release from the company, reaching US$500mil in revenue within the past five months, Sensor Tower reports.
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Lego and Snapchat have teamed up to launch a fashion store with a difference.
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AXIATA Group Bhd via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Axiata Investments (Singapore) Limited has accepted the voluntary conditional general offer by Konnectivity Pte Ltd, for the group’s entire stake in...
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IT-SYSTEMS, a provider and systems integrator of healthcare ICT solutions, has announced the launch of its Healthcare Competency Centre (HCC) in Singapore.
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It’s been a gruelling three-day event for all the Dota 2 teams here at Acer Predator League 2019, but this year’s winning team has officially been crowned.
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Respawn’s Apex Legends is a very popular, albeit young game.
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NEW YORK, Feb 17 — Catch up on a new preview for upcoming sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds a first look at the sequel to 2017 hit Hollow Knight, the illustrated fairy story theme of ...
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Razer is bringing down the shutters on the Razer Games Store, nearly a year after its inaugural launch back in April last year.
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The world has ended and a nuclear blast has completely changed the landscape. But fear not – there's still enough weaponry and material to go on a first-person shooting rampage in Far Cry: New Dawn.
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Canon has announced a new full-frame mirrorless camera next to its EOS R model. The best thing about it? It's US$1,000 (RM4,084) cheaper.
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Most routers are quickly forgotten about, destined to gather dust and become an antennaed ornament in the corner of the sitting room once the Internet is working. Surely it doesn't matter which kind you get, so long as the lights keep blinking?
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — The Vivo V15 Pro is a new selfie-centric smartphone that comes with a 32MP pop-up selfie camera.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16 — The Chinese company that has a stake in Fortnite developer Epic and developed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile is understood to be in negotiations over the latest h...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 16 — Researchers this week announced they had developed an automatic text generator using artificial intelligence which is very good -- so good, it is keeping details private for now...
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When it comes to private data, Windows 10 is the most intrusive of all Microsoft operating systems so far. But recent updates have given users the option to turn off some of Microsoft's snooping mechanisms. Here's how.
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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on US rival Uber in some of Latin America’s fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru, and Colombia, according to job po...
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Konnectivity, a company jointly owned by Keppel Corporation and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), has announced that its voluntary conditional general offer for M1 Limited is now unconditional, as Konne...
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“If we can make the creation of casual games as easy as it is to play them, I think fundamentally we can have a big, wide impact on gaming,” says Richard O’Connell excitedly.
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Apple is finally allowed to sell its iPhone 7 and iPhones 8 series smartphones in Germany once again.
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While most people are familiar with the virtual assistant on their smartphone or smart speaker having a female voice, it doesn't have to be that way; some systems have a male option too.
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Thousands of lost jobs or a victory against a monolith: reactions were sharply divided Feb 14 after Amazon abandoned its plans for a new headquarters in New York.
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This week version 1.40 of Google's Gboard became available to iOS users, bringing them the haptic feedback feature that Android users have always had natively on their devices.
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Before the Galaxy S10 series is revealed, Samsung has just announced its latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S5e. This is Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet yet and since it has the “e” in the nam...
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LG is scheduled to reveal its G8 ThinQ during the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.
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Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Ministry wants to get telcos to report complaints received, and meet a KPI in resolving them.
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In my time writing for SoyaCincau.com, never have two smartphones been as similar — or as closely contested — as the Huawei Nova 4 and the Honor View 20.
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If you’re the type that buys a screen protector or tempered glass for a brand new smartphone, you might need to reconsider your next purchase if you’re getting a Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+. These...
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Indonesian technology and financial services Finmas has launched its standalone mobile app.
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Four Indonesian state-owned banks and the country’s biggest telecommunications company are merging their mobile payment services to challenge Go-Jek and Ovo, the two dominant players in Indonesia’...
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Australia-based rewards startup OpenSparkz has secured A$1.5 million (US$1.06 million) in a second seed funding round, which was led Singapore-based private investor Louise Daley, deputy chief of Acc...
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Suspected drone activity briefly disrupted flight departures Friday from Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international traffic, the airport said.
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Responding to concerns from law enforcement and security agencies about the potential for concealed explosives, the US government is ordering all civilian drones to add external markings so the owner can be more easily identified.
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Google, Amazon and other tech firms will have to tell companies how they rank their own or rival products on their platforms under new rules agreed by EU negotiators aimed at stopping unfair practices by online platforms and app stores.
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If a digital Iron Curtain is falling between the US and China, America seems increasingly eager to yank its side down. A hasty and excessive response, however, runs the risk of undermining its own technological advantage.
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Alibaba has bought an 8% stake in Chinese online video sharing and entertainment service Bilibili for an undisclosed amount, state news agency Xinhua reported.
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France said it is toughening its online abuse laws after an outcry over young media executives who ran a macho 'boys' club' that hounded female colleagues.
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OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has demonstrated a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being given just a few pieces of information.
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Samsung Electronics expects a new range of smartphones it will launch in India in the first half of this year to generate sales of US$4bil (RM16.35bil) in 2019, a senior company executive said on Jan 14.
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The advent of 5G will enable innovations in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and big data.
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Netflix’s Hollywood campus was evacuated over a report of a person with a deadly weapon on Jan 14 afternoon.
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Facebook Inc, under pressure to reduce harmful, misleading and fake content, said it is exploring removing anti-vaccine information from software systems that recommend other things to read on its social network.
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Amazon.com Inc's decision on Jan 14 to scrap its proposal to locate a second headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City ignited a sea of duelling reactions on Twitter, with some calling it a victory for working people while others said it meant that fewer people would work.
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Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said in response to media reports of the security tactic.
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More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Jan 14 with a couple of phone calls.
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Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly US$3bil in incentives promised by state and city politicians.
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Car-sharing provider, SOCAR, has expanded to Penang and this is their third location in Malaysia after the Klang Valley and Johor.
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This year Samsung will be introducing a cheaper Galaxy S10 model which will be called the Galaxy S10e. Unlike its more expensive siblings, the S10e gets a smaller 5.8″ display that isn’t curved ar...
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With the rise of online e-commerce sites, we can purchase handmade products directly from the people who make them with a click of a button.
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Although China has strong hopes for autonomous driving and has beaten Apple in some areas, its leading company still lags behind Google’s self-driving unit Waymo in US engagement tests.
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Ofo’s license to operate its bike-sharing service in Singapore has been suspended by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). This comes on the back of Ofo’s failure to comply with LTA’s regulatory r...
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A few months ago, I wrote an article to answer some of the most common questions and challenges faced by many beginners in data science.
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Yangon-based investment company EME Myanmar and Vietnam-based venture capital firm Nest Tech have invested a six-figure sum in Mote Poh, a Myanmar startup focusing on providing employee benefits serv...
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SPEAKING at the opening of leading Malaysian co-working space player, Common Ground’s latest location in Penang, Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow shared that the state will be the co-host to the ...
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As the rumoured launch date for NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti draws near, more and more images of the card with third-party cooling solutions are leaking online at greater frequencies.
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Game Workers Unite, a grassroots labour organisation, is calling for Activision Blizzard to fire its CEO Bobby Kotick.
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Energizer’s name is known throughout the world for its battery, but a French company called Avenir Telecom has licensed the brand for its smartphone.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15 — Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said yesterday in response to media reports of the...
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PARIS, Feb 15 — With its Lego-like avatars and easy-to-learn coding for budding programmers, the online gaming app Roblox has cornered the market in younger gamers, with 80 million monthly users, ma...
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The iPhone maker appeared set to launch its streaming television service next month, calling on celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and 'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams to join an event at its Silicon Valley headquarters.
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Go pink over the Valentines weekend with matching Pokémon, as Pokémon Go increases the odds of finding the cutely coloured mons.
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Samsung Electronics is pouring resources into its telecom network equipment business, aiming to capitalise on the security fears hobbling China's Huawei, according to company officials and other industry executives.
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More than 40 activist organisations urged US Congress to ensure "digital civil rights" in any regulations imposed on the tech industry as lawmakers consider privacy legislation.
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Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly US$3bil (RM12bil) in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance.
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Hong Kong's Correctional Services chief Danny Woo says new technologies can help ensure safety by detecting prisoners’ abnormal behaviour more efficiently.
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Amazon abruptly dropped plans for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly US$3bil (RM12bil) in incentives promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies.
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A non-profit group based in Benin's largest city Cotonou, is giving rural students a chance to familiarise themselves with computers, which most families cannot afford.
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A report says Facebook and the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating a "multi-billion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses.
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With its Lego-like avatars and easy-to-learn coding for budding programmers, the online gaming app 'Roblox' has cornered the market in younger gamers, with 80 million monthly users, many of them under 16.
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I still remember the first time having a taste of buttermilk chicken in one of the most popular restaurants in Subang Jaya—Gold Chili.
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Ride-hailing giant Go-Jek is looking for an advisor to assist with fundraising efforts as it expands in Southeast Asia, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Following Ethereum’s rise and the subsequent craze around initial coin offerings, decentralized applications or DApps were pegged as the next promising wave of innovation in the blockchain space.
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Alibaba Group said Thursday that its ecommerce retail platform Taobao bought 24 million shares of popular Chinese online video platform Bilibili, owning an 8 percent stake.
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Unless you suffer from trypanophobia – or the fear of needles – a blood test is one of the best things we can do for our health.
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Late last month, we have discussed several ASUS ROG gaming laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics that have been scheduled for release in Malaysia after Chinese New Year.
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Transferring cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin from one user to user has usually been conducted via the internet, but there are instances where some people have wired their crypto dollars offline via mesh...
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Dubai-based ride-hailing service Careem Networks FZ is looking for new ways to get ahead of main rival Uber Technologies Inc in the Middle East.
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Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later this year. Their mission: revolutionise mail and package delivery.
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A San Diego entrepreneur just took first place in a big startup competition put on by all the University of California schools, winning judges over with its brain-manipulating wearable device used for weight loss.
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As much as we think that this detox is helpful, an online survey by augmented reality company Mojo Vision seems to show otherwise.
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As media giants such as Walt Disney Co and AT&T Inc devise subscription plans for new video-streaming products aimed at challenging Netflix Inc’s supremacy, the retail industry can offer some advice: Don’t underestimate the power of “free”.
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TORONTO, Feb 15 — Focals, the smart glasses by North that actually look like a standard pair of stylish glasses, just got a price reduction of nearly half.
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Malta's largest bank was the target of a cyber attack Wednesday, with hackers attempting to withdraw €13mil (RM59.7mil), Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.
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Though you still won't be able to post Instas from your desktop, you may soon be able to send direct messages.
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Garnier is making it easier to choose the exact shade of hair dye you need, thanks to a new collaboration with augmented reality platform Modiface.
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In an unexpected application of its lane-monitoring vehicle tech, Ford announced that it had integrated the system into a conveyor belt-equipped concept bed that can slide "space invaders" back to their half of the mattress.
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Apple reportedly has scheduled a news event for March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater in California, according to sources cited by BuzzFeed.
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Telekom Malaysia has published a tender notice for TM Annexe 1 and Annex 2 which are located next to Menara TM.
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Last year, UangTeman, one of the bigger Indonesian online lending sites, hit a record.
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SendFriend, a US-based blockchain-powered remittance service, announced it has raised US$1.7 million in total capital to better enable overseas Filipino workers to securely transfer US dollars to Phil...
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A slick tool for teaching Xi Jinping Thought has become the most popular smartphone app in China, as the country’s ruling Communist Party launched a new campaign that calls on its cadres to immerse ...
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The Chinese financial services giant controlled by billionaire Jack Ma bought London-based payments company WorldFirst in its biggest overseas deal since a US expansion was thwarted.
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Ecommerce platform Lazada Malaysia has announced the appointment of Leo Chow as its chief executive officer.  He will lead the company’s strategic development and growth in Malaysia and work close...
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Mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp posted a near 90 percent on-year plunge in operating profit in Q4 2018.
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THAILAND’S digital generation will be the first consumers in Asean to experience TMRW, a digital bank powered by United Overseas Bank (UOB). TMRW is the first mobile-only bank designed for Asean mil...
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IDC believes that there will be a rise in datacentre consolidations and migrations with the second launch of Alibaba’s Cloud operation in Indonesia.
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Fujifilm has just unveiled the new X-T30, a new addition to the X-series line of cameras.
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Aside from introducing the new V15 Pro to local media, Vivo has also revealed another important information regarding the release of the phone in our market.
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CHISINAU, Feb 14 — Facebook Inc said it has removed a number of pages and accounts engaged in “inauthentic behaviour” targeting people in Moldova, where elections will be held later this month.
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Drones are cool. They can fly, they are fun to fly and they can capture some solid images.
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The Vivo V15 series will be announced very soon and this is a new mid-range smartphone that will succeed the current Vivo V11. Ahead of its official launch in India next week, we managed to get a quic...
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Relationships are in themselves a tricky thing to manage.
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For the past few weeks, Vivo has been teasing the imminent arrival of its new V15 series which features a pop-up selfie camera.
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Austria’s competition authorities said Feb 14 it was launching a probe into whether US online retail giant Amazon was abusing its dominant position to favour its own products against those of Austrian retailers selling on its market place.
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Apple Inc said that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany after they were banned last year, but only with chips from Qualcomm Inc, which is in a global legal battle against the Cupertino company.
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A Saudi Arabian government app that allows men in the country to monitor and control their female relatives’ travel at the click of a button should be removed from Google and Apple’s online stores, a US politician and activists said on Feb 13.
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Facebook Inc said it has removed a number of pages and accounts that engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" targeting people in Moldova, where elections will be held later this month.
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It’s been a little over a week since the sudden launch of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, and already the battle royale game has hit over 25 million unique players with over 2 million concurrent players.
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It’s one thing to hold together a rock solid romantic relationship in the context of day-to-day living.
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Singapore mobile network operator Circles.Life has received investment from Sequoia India to fund its expansion beyond the city-state, it announced today.
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Indonesian cryptocurrency traders are complaining that the government’s new rules on futures trading, which impose a high minimum capital for traders, will hinder market growth.
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Amid a collapse in the digital asset market in 2018, which saw Bitcoin lose 80 percent of its value, many investors have moved into stablecoins – the “holy grail” of cryptocurrencies.
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LGBT+ video-streaming platform GagaOoLala, which calls itself Asia’s “gay Netflix,” plans to expand to India this year.
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“I always find pick-ups near construction sites, where customers wait for the cab they booked through a mobile app but never showed up.
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China’s wallet app Alipay isn’t just big in its home nation – it also has 4 million users in the US.
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Customers in Hong Kong have accused fitness startup ClassPass of hiking their rates without warning.