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Uber Wants to Use Biometrics and Lie Detectors to Screen Drivers

by Huei Song · 9 mins ago · No Comments · 0 views

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Uber sure has been under lots of fire lately with several incidents regarding drivers assaulting passengers, and it looks like the company wants to buck up and make things safer for the public. Uber recently announced that they will improve background checks on drivers, using methods such as biometric scans and even lie detectors during driver screening.

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BlackBerry Finally Launches BlackBerry Classic: Another Throwback To Its QWERTY Legacy

by Syefri Zulkefli · 7 hours ago · No Comments · 442 views

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To be frank, this device is long time coming. It was first introduced to the world back in February during Mobile World Congress and BlackBerry has even published a number of preview through its official blog. Not to forget, consumers in selected region were even able to pre-order the device prior to today’s announcement.

So, here it is: the new BlackBerry Classic, formerly known as the BlackBerry Q20.

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Next OnePlus One Update to Include Waves’ MaxxAudio Enhancement Software

by Andrew Cheng · 16 hours ago · No Comments · 492 views

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Audiophiles will be thrilled to know that the next update for OnePlus One from Cyanogen will include Waves Audio’s MaxxAudio enhancement software. OnePlus said that this will deliver a truly amazing sound experience; or so they claim.

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Steam Games Are Now Region Locked, No More Gifting Titles Outside Regions

by Farhan · 16 hours ago · 10 Comments · 1.1k views

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Steam has quietly region-locked all games, regardless of publisher settings. This means that people are no longer able to trade or gift Steam titles outside of their respective regions, which has raised concerns that trading between gamers is at an end.

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OnePlus Quietly Lists OnePlus Power Bank on Website Ahead of Official Announcement

by Pang Tun Yau · 17 hours ago · No Comments · 1.9k views

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[UPDATE] The OnePlus Power Bank has now officially been announced.

Late last night, OnePlus posted a teaser about an upcoming product that will be announced today. There’s no official announcement yet, but the initial rumours are indeed true. As part of its first anniversary celebration, the company has announced the OnePlus Power Bank.

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Asus ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Now Available in Malaysia

by Andrew Cheng · 17 hours ago · 1 Comment · 954 views

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Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has just announced the availability of the Poseidon GTX 980 in Malaysia. In order to provide an efficient cooling system, Asus has implemented its very own DirectCU H2O technology in this graphics card, which also gives users the flexibility to choose between air and water cooling.

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OnePlus One Banned in India as Micromax Flexes Legal Muscle

by Pang Tun Yau · 17 hours ago · No Comments · 919 views

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What a fiasco this is turning into. The Delhi High Court has granted an injunction against OnePlus, banning the company from selling any more of its OnePlus One smartphone other than what it has in stock in the country. The injunction was passed after Micromax, one of India’s top smartphone makers, filed a suit against OnePlus, claiming that the One’s Cyanogen branding violates the exclusive agreement it signed with Cyanogen.

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Instagram Introduces Five New Filters For The First Time In Two Years

by Nicklaus Law · 18 hours ago · 1 Comment · 349 views

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Instagram users who are already bored with the the company’s variety of photo filters are in for a treat as five new filters have just been introduced. This marks the first time Instagram has given users free photo filters in two years, allowing its users to revitalise their uploaded photos.

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Brick Dropped on Moto 360 for Durability Test, Shatters Display

by Andrew Cheng · 18 hours ago · No Comments · 813 views

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Durability tests for gadgets are not new; many people use the results as a gauge of how long a device will last. This particular test on the Motorola Moto 360, however, is a durability test of the more extreme kind. While the water and scratch resistance test were pretty sound, the impact resistance test involved dropping a huge brick.

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Norton Working on a Pair of Jeans to Keep your Pockets Safe from Digital Pickpockets

by Huei Song · 19 hours ago · 4 Comments · 424 views

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It looks like Norton isn’t content with just keeping you safe when you’re on the computer and when you’re connected to the internet, the security company wants to keep your pockets safe too. Norton is working with Betabrand, a San Francisco-based company, to make a pair of jeans and blazer that can prevent thieves from stealing your identity right out of your pockets.

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Humble Bundle Reaches New Milestone; $50 Million Raised For Charity

by Farhan · 19 hours ago · 1 Comment · 285 views

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Under paying for video games has been doing the world a lot of good, at least if Humble Bundle has anything to say about it. The pay-what-you-want bundle site has raised some US$50 million over the four years it has been operating; and this is only what has been given to charity.

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Huawei Reveals Additional Honor 4X Variant With Octa-Core Processor

by Syefri Zulkefli · 20 hours ago · 1 Comment · 1.5k views

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Last night was a big night for Huawei’s sub-brand Honor as not only it is celebrating its first anniversary as a separate entity but also the launch of several new products under its wing. We have discussed two of them – the Honor 6 Plus and Honor Box – earlier today, so now it is time to take a look at the third product that the company has announced at last night event: the octa-core version of Honor 4X.

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