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Sony Cancels Movie After More Threats By Hackers

by Farhan · 17 hours ago · 5 Comments · 2.1k views

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It looks like the Guardians of Peace have won, as Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the theatrical release of The Interview. This news comes after major cinema chains in the US pulled out of showing the movie over its Christmas debut, along with additional threats from the hackers that they would pull another 9/11 style attack on any cinema that showed the movie.

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Uber Wants to Use Biometrics and Lie Detectors to Screen Drivers

by Huei Song · 18 hours ago · No Comments · 377 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 · 1 day ago · No Comments · 1.1k 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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Introducing the Lowyat.NET 2014 Community Choice Awards – We Want to Hear From You!

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 day ago · 10 Comments · 4.5k views

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[UPDATE @ 10:15pm, 17 December] Final round of prizes unveiled! 

[UPDATE @ 11:00pm, 12 December] We can now announce more prizes!

And so we edge ever closer to the end of another year, but what a year this has been. 2014 saw so many interesting changes in our favourite industry. From the steady adoption of virtual reality to the emergence of Chinese smartphone makers, there was plenty to talk about all year round.

Now, we want to hear from you. As part of the nation’s largest online community, what were the highlights of 2014 for you?

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Next OnePlus One Update to Include Waves’ MaxxAudio Enhancement Software

by Andrew Cheng · 1 day ago · No Comments · 650 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 · 1 day ago · 11 Comments · 1.5k 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 · 1 day ago · No Comments · 2.3k 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 · 1 day ago · 2 Comments · 1.2k 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 · 1 day ago · 1 Comment · 1k 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 · 1 day ago · 1 Comment · 466 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 · 2 days ago · No Comments · 977 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 · 2 days ago · 4 Comments · 519 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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