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China Now Blocking Viber For Some Users

by Farhan · 21 hours ago · No Comments · 316 views

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Viber appears to be the next instant messaging service to fall victim to the Great Firewall of China as some users are reporting that messages are not being sent or received. This follows recent news that Line, KakaoTalk, and Instagram are blocked in the country; yet, oddly enough, WhatsApp continues to be untouched.

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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Convicted In Hacking Case

by Farhan · 1 day ago · No Comments · 804 views

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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the original founders of The Pirate Bay, has been convicted of hacking Denmark’s driver license database, as well as accessing the email of 10,000 police officers and tax officials. He currently faces up to six years in prison, and prosecutors are also pushing for a travel ban to prevent the Swedish national from entering Denmark.

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Youtube Is Now Rolling Out 60 fps Playback For User Uploaded Video

by Nicklaus Law · 2 days ago · No Comments · 425 views

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YouTube has made 60fps playback available for the public after testing the feature for the last few months. There is a small catch as it will only work for videos playing at 720p or 1080p which would seem to be unfortunate for users that are on a slow internet connection.

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Astro Introduces Raku; An Online Radio And Music Streaming Service

by Farhan · 2 days ago · 1 Comment · 597 views

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Astro has introduced Raku, a homegrown music streaming service that focuses on online radio services. It is similar to Last.fm, only instead of American radio shows listeners get to listen to Astro owned station. Also like Last.fm, it only caters to local viewers and cannot be used outside its home country.

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Reddit Announces Crowdfunding Platform

by Farhan · 2 days ago · No Comments · 253 views

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Reddit has announced that it is launching a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform known as redditmade. The idea is to provide the massive reddit community with a place to share and promote their projects. It is also meant to give redditors a place to support each other through funding new creations. The platform is currently running in an open beta, but already has more running projects than can be quickly scrolled through.

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Bing Now Recognises Emoji As Proper Search Terms

by Nicklaus Law · 3 days ago · No Comments · 145 views

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Emoji users are in for a treat as Microsoft’s own search engine Bing has just recently been updated and now recognises Emoji as valid search terms.

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Google Now Allows Free International Calls But Only For One Minute

by Nicklaus Law · 3 days ago · No Comments · 1.3k views

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Users of Google’s social services are now able to make free international calls to a number of countries; for the first minute. After the initial minute is over, users are required to pay for the standard rate as seen here.

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DiGi Introduces New MobiFi Wireless Router Along with Refreshed Broadband Plans

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · 4 Comments · 3.4k views

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Have too many devices but not enough SIM cards to keep them connected while you’re on the go? No problem because DiGi has a device for such situations. The telco has just introduced a new Wi-Fi hotspot device called MobiFi that allows you to share your internet with up to 10 different Wi-Fi enabled devices. MobiFi is available at selected DiGi Stores from as low as RM7/month, and can be used together with any one of the telco’s three mobile broadband plans starting from RM25/month.

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Malaysia Among Top Five Nations For Smartphone Usage

by Farhan · 4 days ago · 1 Comment · 4.3k views

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Google has released findings that put Malaysia among the top five countries where smartphone usage is higher than computers. At least one in three Malaysians don’t even use a computer for accessing the internet anymore, which is the highest statistic in the world.

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Proposed Internet Tax Sparks Protests In Hungary

by Farhan · 4 days ago · 6 Comments · 998 views

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Governments can try to get away with anything; except placing new limitations on the internet. A proposed Hungarian internet tax has sparked protests as citizens took to the streets to express their displeasure at being taxed for each gigabyte used. It is believed that the move is meant to limit access to information and has even drawn condemnation from the European Union.

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Amazon Launches Fire TV Stick: A Streaming Media HDMI Dongle For Less Than RM 130

by Syefri Zulkefli · 5 days ago · 1 Comment · 1.8k views

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Barely seven months after Amazon launches Fire TV, the company today has unveiled yet another streaming media player to the world called Fire TV Stick. As you could tell from its name, the devices comes in the form of a small HDMI-based dongle which is similar to the famed Google Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick.

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IKEAhackers To Keep Trademark And Domain After Agreement With IKEA

by Nicklaus Law · 5 days ago · 2 Comments · 4.5k views

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Back in March of 2014, IKEAhackers caught the attention of IKEA as they sent a cease and desist letter due to trademark infringement. After Malaysian Jules Yap, founder of the furniture hack site was invited to Sweden to meet with the designers and  IKEA, the furniture giant has decided to let Yap keep the website domain.

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