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Apple’s iPhones were part of the 10 trending consumer tech devices on Google this year

Google revealed the top searches of the year including consumer tech, movies, memes and TV shows. In the consumer tech category, 8 of the 10 devices are smartphones; the iPhone 8 and iPhone X take the top two spots followed by the Samsung Galaxy S8 in 4th position. The non-phone devices are Nintendo Switch (3rd)…

E-Money License Granted: Grab Malaysia “Grabs” a Piece of the Payments Pie

Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app Grab has obtained regulatory approval from Bank Negara Malaysia to launch its mobile payment service in Malaysia following it’s earlier approval from the Singaporean authorities. This move is mirrored by it’s Indonesian counterpart Go-Jek who is also making a foray into the payments market. GrabPay will be rolled out in…

Crypto-mining marketplace gets breached, Bitcoin funds stolen

NiceHash, a crypto-mining marketplace, has published a statement on social media announcing that hackers breached its site and stole all the Bitcoin from its main wallet. The incident appears to have taken place on December, 5, according to BeepingComputer, and many users complained about losing Bitcoin from their NiceHash wallets. At press time, the company’s…

Rumor: Apple to use faster circuit board technology for the Apple Watch and Mac in 2018

Faster and more versatile circuit boards might be coming to the Apple Watch and Mac next year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared in his latest investor note that Apple is working with manufacturer Career on integrating the new, flexible circuit boards used by the iPhone 8 and iPhone X into the MacBook lineup. Kuo –…

Tokyo Financial Exchange to launch Bitcoin futures

Tokyo Financial Exchange has formed a working group as part of an early effort to start listing futures contracts based around Bitcoin cryptocurrency, according to Bloomberg News. Cited by CoinDesk, this would constitute a first step toward pushing for a change in Japanese national law that would clear the runway for a Bitcoin future. The disclosure…

Google removes access to Chrome’s apps for Windows and Mac

Last year in August, Google stated that the apps in the Chrome Web Store would be removed. Google has kept its word and now users are not able to access or install apps that were once available on the Chrome Web Store. Chrome Apps that were installed will no longer work starting early next year.…

Send and receive PayPal money with Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is more than just an instant messaging app now; it has transformed into a peer-to-peer  (P2P) payment channel, thanks to the partnership between Facebook and PayPal. Available in the U.S. from October 20, people can send and request money using their PayPal account without leaving the Messenger app. To make a payment, people…

iflix announces original Malaysian drama series called KL Gangster: Underworld

iflix has announced the upcoming launch of its first original Malaysian drama series, called KL Gangster: Underworld. The drama, which is a six-part series will be completely filmed in Malaysia. KL Gangster: Underworld is a spin-off of KL Gangster 1 and 2, and is directed by Faisal Ishak and Syafiq Yusof. The story follows the events in…

Facebook launches Messenger Kids – a kid-friendly version of Messenger

Facebook has launched Messenger Kids – a standalone, kid-friendly version of Messenger that allows parents to control who their children are able to communicate with. Sounds a little authoritarian, no doubt, but this would arguably be better than leaving your children exposed to the deviants that are lurking out there.   Besides, apart from the executive control…

Bitcoin Bubble Burst lets you know in advance if the bitcoin bubble is bursting

From its initial worth of only about USD$0.08 (RM0.33) a unit, the price of bitcoin has risen to an all-time high of over US$10,000. With this rise, more and more people, believers and skeptics alike, are preparing for the inevitable burst of the Bitcoin bubble. If you’ve sworn allegiance to the former camp, then you…