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Xiaomi sets its sights on Southeast Asia with plans to open Singapore office “as quickly as possible”
Today top executives from up-and-coming Chinese hardware firm Xiaomi paid visit to Taiwan, where the company held one of it’s “popcorn” gatherings for fans and conducted a press conference for domestic ... … More »Sun, Dec 8, 2013
It is that time of year again, when you need to find a gift for that 'spacial' person in your life — your favorite space geek. Fear not, you needn't purchase your aspiring astronaut a ticket to space for your present to be truly out-of-this-world (though, with Virgin Galactic planning to begin commercial space shots in 2014, this may be the last holiday season for advanced reservations). Space couture is always in style, but if you are seeking … More »Sat, Dec 7, 2013
Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter of next year, Chief Executive and Co-founder Sumesh Menon told Reuters. Users will need to dial a simple code to get a feed of … More »Fri, Dec 6, 2013
Google has been promising to bring support for prescription lenses to Google Glass, but it hasn't given much of an indication of what that'll ultimately look like or when it'll be released. But earlier this week, Google community manager Brian Matiash reportedly posted two photos that appear to be of Google Glass with built-in prescription lenses. The photos were caught by Phandroid, and while they've since been pulled from Matiash's Google+ … More »Fri, Dec 6, 2013
The company usually associated with building fast motorbikes and incredibly reliable cars has turned its attention to protecting smartphones from accidental damage. Called the Honda Smartphone Case N, the end result is a handset case that will deploy airbags if it senses the phone is falling -- i.e. Honda claims that thanks to the accuracy of the in-built accelerometer, the airbags -- all six of them -- can be deployed in 0.2 seconds. And … More »Fri, Dec 6, 2013
Just like the latest offerings from Dell, Sony, HP and Lenovo, the Acer Z3-600 is focused on making desktop computing more aesthetically pleasing, clutter free and, above all, social. The Z3-600 tries to capitalize on both trends by offering a very simple, clean design and an integrated set of Harman Kardon speakers for when the device is being used as a computer. Unlike other devices offering the same functionality, the Acer cannot be … More »Fri, Dec 6, 2013
Though they're personal projects, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has released videos showing off two devices he's made that allow video games to be controlled by the tongue and by how a player is sitting. Krasnow calls the latter device a "posture-based" controller, which allows users to move around a game world by sitting on it and shifting weight on their butt forward, backward, or side-to-side. "This works better for virtual reality." "This … More »Thu, Dec 5, 2013
Security experts have uncovered a trove of some 2 million stolen passwords to websites including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo from Internet users across the globe. Researchers with Trustwave's SpiderLabs said they discovered the credentials while investigating a server in the Netherlands that cyber criminals use to control a massive network of compromised computers known as the "Pony botnet." The company told Reuters on Wednesday that … More »Thu, Dec 5, 2013
But thankfully, at least one person at the USB 3.0 Promoter Group feels the same way, and this is one of the problems the new USB Type-C connector and cable aim to solve. Based on existing USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 specs, the new USB Type-C connector is similar in size to the current USB 2.0 Micro-B, which is the one being used in most Android devices today. … More »Thu, Dec 5, 2013
Facebook is going the way of Twitter and Instagram by allowing users to "unfollow" friends whose comments and updates they'd like to remove from their News Feed. … More »Tue, Dec 3, 2013
Anyone with access to a welder and the Internet soon could make his or her own replacement parts or tools with a new 3D metal printer that can be built in any garage. Until recently, most of the 3D printing hype has swirled around plastic 3D printers, which have been used to make everything from clothing to art. And while 3D metal printers do exist, their price tag starts at a half million dollars. "We have open-sourced the plans," in the … More »Wed, Dec 4, 2013
Support for Windows XP officially ends on April 8, 2014, including all security updates. That’s bad news for China, where as of September about 54 percent of the population still uses the 12-year-old operating ... … More »Tue, Dec 3, 2013
Lower prices, Android OS, and bigger screens are biggest factors Southeast Asians’ smartphone purchases
Last year, research firm GfK reported 2011 smartphone sales in the region grew by 78 percent. This year, GfK released a similar report on smartphone adoption in the region in the first three quarters of ... … More »Tue, Dec 3, 2013
Want that Amazon order in just 30 minutes? Company CEO Jeff Bezos says he hopes to soon deploy an armada of mini-drones able to drop small packages at your doorstep. The US online retail giant's revolutionary project still needs extra safety testing and federal approval, but Bezos believes that Amazon "Prime Air" would be up and running within four to five years. … More »Tue, Dec 3, 2013
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