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Malaysia IGP: 126,000 Police Personnel Monitoring Malaysian Social Media Accounts

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 14 Comments · 2.5k views

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According the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), there is a substantial amount of Malaysian law enforcement personnel capable of scouring the Internet for seditious comments or anything that may incite potential unrest among Malaysians. 

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Nigeria Threatens To Jail Telco Operators Who Fail To Deliver Quality Connections

by Farhan · 3 days ago · 4 Comments · 1k views

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Nigeria will be implementing an interesting method for getting its local telcos to provide quality service; the country has announced that it will throw executives from non-performing telecommunications service providers in prison. It may sound a little extreme, but the government is saying that the local infrastructure has deteriorated too much and it has had enough of their excuses.

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The Apple Watch Was Tested In A Top Secret Exercise Facility For Two Years

by Farhan · 6 days ago · 11 Comments · 2k views

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Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch may be one of the most anticipated new devices for this year, but company has been testing the technology behind it for two years now. The work was so secret that volunteers who participated in the testing had no idea what they were working on.

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Volvorii Smart Shoe is Made Out of E-Ink Display, Can Change its Appearance on Demand

by Huei Song · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 888 views

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We’ve seen quite a number of “smart shoes” in the market before – a couple of years back, Google showed off a pair of talking shoe concept, and just days ago, Xiaomi and Li Ning announced a collaboration to make smart running shoes. What we have today is not one of those – instead of focusing on connectivity, fitness tracking and such, the Volvorii smart shoe (or smart heels), is more focused on style.

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Staingate: Annoyed Apple MacBook Users Start Campaign Over Anti-Reflective Coating Peeling

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 2.9k views

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A group of Apple users have begun a campaign against the quality of the anti-reflective coating found on MacBook displays. It would appear that the issue stems from the coating becoming scratched or peeling off after a certain amount of time. While the problem has been known since 2013, it was only recently that Apple users began to vent their frustration over the matter.

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Goat Simulator Could Make Its Way to Dota 2

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 854 views

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Now, before you jump to any conclusion, only the goat from Goat Simulator could be making its way to Dota 2. No, not as a hero (what kind of skills would it have anyway?), but as a courier. Coffee Stain Studios, which is the developer of the hilariously buggy game, has already submitted this idea to the Steam Workshop.

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Cards Against Humanity Is Now Free To Play Online

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 957 views

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Cards Against Humanity is a card game that invites our inner troll out to play, and it is now free to play online. Originally starting as a Kickstarter project, CAH has become a tabletop gaming hit; and it was only a matter of time before someone decided to build an online version of the game.

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You Can Drive a Couch in Battlefield Hardline, and It’s the Fastest ‘Vehicle’ in the Game

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 822 views

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Battlefield Hardline (or the whole franchise for that matter) is marketed as a serious first-person shooter. That being said, this particular Easter egg ‘vehicle’ in the upcoming game is in complete contrast to the tone that the game sets, which is very refreshing.

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A DIY Smart Mirror Has Just Been Made By A Redditor, And It Is Awesome

by Terry Bass · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 3k views

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Nick Nothom had the initial intention for his Smart Mirror to notify him when his Moto 360 has finished charging. Essentially, he has built an Android notification centre into the back of a mirror, complete with notification sounds. With a couple of apps and several hardware connections, Nothom has built himself a wall mounted notification centre that looks like something out of Iron Man.

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A Computer Destroying USB Drive Has Been Invented

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 5.2k views

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Most threats from USB drives come in the form of malware, most of which can be secured using the appropriate software (Bad USB notwithstanding). On the other hand, there is this thing: which is a USB drive designed to silently overload and short out computer circuits.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Saves Cop’s Life; Will Receive S6 as Replacement from Samsung

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 7 Comments · 2.9k views

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A policeman from Thailand managed to survive a gunshot wound thanks to his Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Pol Maj Gen Sophon Thonglorm, which is stationed at the Mae Rim police station in Chiang Mai, was shot on Monday by a suspect. Thankfully, the bullet went straight through his Note 2 instead of him.

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FeelReal Mask Adds Smells To The Virtual Reality Experience

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 554 views

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Virtual reality is the buzz word for the start of 2015, and there is at least one company that thinks moving pictures are just not good enough. FeelReal has the idea that VR is ready for the added experience of smells and wind effects, and is preparing to sell a VR headset add-on that will do just that.

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