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Facebook launches payment method in Europe – social networking payments battle begins

Facebook has obtained an e-payments license from the Central Bank of Ireland, signalling that the ability to pay people through the Messenger app (already available in the US) could soon be coming to Europe.   The Central Bank of Ireland’s approval of the payments license was authorised to Facebook Payments…

Google Play Music update adds machine learning, rollout starts this week

Google has announced a big update to Google Play Music. The update brings machine learning to the table in an effort to figure out what music you like based on what you are doing. The machine learning algorithm takes into account your location, activity, weather and playlists to personalize the…

Canada’s immigration website crashes thanks to surge in traffic

Following America’s shocking election results, thousands of Americans flooded to Canada’s immigration website, causing it to crash. Canadian authorities confirmed that over 200,000 Americans had visited the website during election night. About 100,000 of the visitors were curious about migrating over to Canada; this dwarfs the 17,000 people that visited…

Amazon makes plans to launch in Southeast Asia, Singapore as launch point

Reports indicate that Amazon is eyeing the Southeast Asia market and will launch its services in this region early next year beginning with Singapore. Singapore will be an ideal entry-point as it is a lot smaller than other countries in this region, which makes it easier for Amazon to acclimatize…

The Google Home device is basically an AI steward for your house

Google wants to be in your home, “to be there when you always need it to be” as Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO puts it. At least thats the plan for Google’s new Wi-Fi connected speaker/virtual assistant/smarthome controller, Google Home. Google Home is a small Wi-Fi connected speaker with a built-in voice-activated assistant that…

Samsung’s ArtPC Pulse is a desktop system with a built-in 360-degree speaker

It’s not often that you see a ready-made desktop system come with speakers built into the design, let alone one with 360-degree sound. Samsung has one such thing, and it’s called the ArtPC Pulse. Very aptly named too, in our opinion. It’s a cylindrical desktop system with a 10.7 inches…

Google will significantly reduce the memory consumption of Chrome

Google’s Chrome is the world’s most popular web browser, and for good reason. Chrome is mostly quick, and it features lots of extensions and add-ons that users can download to customize their browser and web browsing experience. However, Chrome also has a nasty reputation for being a resource hog. This…

Logitech G102 Prodigy Gaming Mouse expected to arrive in Malaysia in November

There’s no need for you to break the bank in order to afford a decent gaming mouse. Take the Logitech G102 Prodigy Gaming Mouse, for example, which is slated to be available in Malaysia next month for a very appealing price tag of RM98. Don’t for one second think that…

Oppo sold 100,000 units of the F1s in less than two months

If you’ve noticed a sudden increase in the number people using the Oppo F1s in and around the city, that’s probably because of Oppo’s tenacity in pushing their phone into the Malaysian market. According to Oppo’s sales figures, the company from China has already sold more than 100,000 units of…

Apple’s iOS 10.1 update finally adds Portrait mode to the iPhone 7 Plus

  To access the feature, simply open the Camera app and swipe to ‘Portrait’ mode (in between Photo and Square modes). Using both 12MP camera sensors on the iPhone 7 Plus and advanced machine learning, Portrait mode applies a depth-of-field effect that blurs the background while keeping the foreground sharp.…