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Britain To Tackle ‘Wild West’ Internet With New Laws

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LONDON- Britain will tackle “the Wild West elements” on the Internet from cyberbullying to online child exploitation by introducing new laws for social media companies, digital minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday. Launching a consultation on what measures should be used to ensure the safety of those using the Internet, Hancock said the government would…

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Liberty’s Virtual Reality Arcade Will Let You Feel Like Iron Man

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My first steps into the virtual world of Richie’s Plank Experience put me in a compact elevator, which then opened onto a ledge with a wooden plank more than 500 feet in the air. I could feel the butterflies in my stomach. I tiptoed across the plank as though one misstep could be my end.…

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Salleh Tells Youth To Master Tech, Not be Mastered By IT

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KOTA KINABALU- Don’t let technology get the best of you. That is the advice of Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak to Malaysian youth. He said that in a world where social media is king, youngsters are becoming too dependent on technology to communicate with each other. Speaking to Universiti Malaysia Sabah…

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LG’s New Levitating Speaker Lets You Enjoy 10 Hours Of Floating Fun

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Levitating speakers are the new things that have been invented thanks to advances in technologies. LG is the latest manufacturer to add levitating speakers to the company’s portfolio of products and it plans to showcase it at CES next month. Many other levitating speakers have looked like flying saucers or a weird UFO and LG’s…

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Apple Adds A New Year Achievement To Apple Watch

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It looks like Apple is taking a page from the Pokémon Go playbook and adding special achievements that you can only earn at specific times of the year. If you’re an Apple Watch owner, you might have noticed that a notification for the Activity Challenge has popped up on your watch today. Apple calls it…

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Virtual Butler ‘Jarvis’ Takes Up Residence In Facebook Founder’s Home

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Mark Zuckerberg introduced the world to “Jarvis”, an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognise visitors, deciding whether to open the front door. Jarvis, named after the virtual assistant in the Iron Man movies, could be a step toward a…

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Two Malaysian Doctors Among Asia’s Top 10 Scientists, Tech Entrepreneurs

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PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysians have been selected as finalists in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 list. Malaysian public health practitioner and epidemiologist Dr Dhesi Baha Raja (pic), 32, and MIT postdoctoral associate Yong Lin Kong, 29, are listed among the top 10 young scientists and tech entrepreneurs from Asia by…

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Let’s Face It: Smartwatches Are Dead

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LOS ANGELES: A trifecta of bad news for smartwatches means that it’s time for the consumer electronics industry to face reality: There’s simply no sizeable market for watches with apps on them, and users don’t want to have yet another screen nagging them about unread e-mails. The latest evidence for this comes to us courtesy…

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Stunned Tech Sector Ponders Future Under Trump

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WASHINGTON: After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a “disaster” for innovation. The major US technology companies, almost uniformly opposed to Donald Trump’s candidacy, saw huge stock declines in the wake of Nov…

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Japan Plans Supercomputer To Leap Into Technology Future

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TOKYO: Japan plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer in a bid to arm the country’s manufacturers with a platform for research that could help them develop and improve driverless cars, robotics and medical diagnostics. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will spend 19.5bil yen (RM774.95mil) on the previously unreported project, a budget breakdown…

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KATSANA – Malaysian First Tracking And Navigation System

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IT all started with an unfortunate message from a schoolmate – Syed Ahmad Fuqaha was running his usual daily errands when he received news that a friend’s car was stolen, right in the middle of an up-market, bustling area of Bangsar! Of course, all the sympathies he shared could do nothing for his friend to…

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Malaysia’s Tourism Industry Urged To Adopt New Technology To Attract Tourists

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s tourism industry needs to adopt new technology to attract tourists, an integrated amusement park solutions and services provider said. London Stock Exchange-listed Galasys PLC said as consumers get savvier, the tourism industry needs to leverage on new technology to revamp the traditional approaches to attract tourists. “There is a marked rise in…

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A Pocket Computer For $5

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The Raspberry Pi foundation has broken a new record by launching a computer for the price of just US$5 (RM21). Ultracompact, with no pre-installed operating system, Raspberry Pi Zero has just the essentials – a processor, RAM, basic ports and a micro-SD card slot. On the component front, the Raspberry Pi Zero has a 1Ghz…

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Digital Economy Benefits Filter Down To People, Organisations – Najib

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PUTRAJAYA: The benefits of Malaysia’s digital economy initiative have begun to filter down to the people and organisations, and among the largest group of beneficiaries are Malaysians in the bottom 40 per cent of the income pyramid, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister in his opening remarks at the 27th MSC Malaysia…

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Be Wary Of Extremists Exploiting Technology To Recruit Terrorists

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KUALA LUMPUR – Members of the Asia-Pacific Region must be wary of extremists, who have been adapting and exploiting technology in sophisticated ways for purposes of propaganda and recruiting terrorists, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The prime minister said the fight against extremism must be waged in the mind, articulated in speech,…

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Lenovo To Unveil Three Brand-New Laptops

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Said to be simple and functional, the Lenovo Z41, Lenovo Z51 and Ideapad 100 notebooks were unveiled on May 27. Multimedia workstations designed to appeal to music and video lovers, the Z41 and Z51 are both available with an optional Intel RealSense 3D camera, whereas the Ideapad 100 provides a user-friendly experience without the bells…

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Latest App Allows You To Pretend Being In A Relationship

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This latest dating app is a godsend for all you ‘Forever-Alones’ out there, as one can receive lovey-dovey text messages and phone calls from the significant other–albeit a fake one. The service, called Invisible Boyfriend or Invisible Girlfriend — depending on what you’re looking for — lets you build an entire fantasy by selecting age,…

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WhatsApp Now Available On Desktop Computers

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WhatsApp isn’t just for smartphones anymore. The chat application, which Facebook bought for more than $19 billion in October, will now extend its service so that it can be used on desktop and laptop computers. The app now lets people send and receive messages using a website, in addition to existing mobile apps. The move…

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