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Xiaomi officially announces the Mi Notebook Pro

Xiaomi has added a new product to its existing notebook lineup, called the Mi Notebook Pro. It was unveiled earlier today at Xiaomi’s Beijing conference, alongside the Mi MIX 2.   According to Xiaomi, the Mi Notebook Pro boasts an 8th-generation 4.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor that offers a 40 percent increase in processing performance over its predecessor. The Mi Notebook Pro…

Trend Micro warns of growing ransomware threat among larger businesses

At the Security TRENDs 2017 summit, Trend Micro reiterated the threat ofransomware and how it is adapting to infect today’s highly-connected digital environment.   “To be one step ahead, organizations need to anticipate the shifts in IT infrastructure, embrace changes in user behavior and adapt protection for new and constantly-emerging threats. Whether organizations are deploying workloads in the physical, virtual,…

Uber now allows users to make up to three stops per ride

Uber riders do not have to make stops manually during their trips anymore, as Uber has updated its service to allow passengers to add multiple stops.   All the riders would have to do is to tap ‘Where to?’ on the app, and select the ‘+’ box. Users are allowed to add up to three destinations, as well as adding…

Google removed more than 500 apps from the Play Store suspected of spyware

  In light of the latest news of the AccuWeather app that is reportedly collecting data on iOS users in secret: Just across the digital pond, Google recently removed more than 500 Android apps from the Play Store for similar reasons.   According to a report by the International Business Times, the 500 Android apps…

3D sensing tech on iPhone 8 potentially ahead of competitors by two years

Apple is likely to lead the 3D sensing technology space for the next two years as there is reportedly no rival with comparable capabilities at the moment.   According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the adoption of 3D sensing technology among Android OEMs will be delayed by Qualcomm’s inability…

Samsung Malaysia to open up pre-orders for Galaxy Note8 in early Septembe

With the Samsung Galaxy Note8 now officially out in the open, Malaysians looking forward to owning the new flagship phablet will be glad to know that Samsung Malaysia will be opening and structuring a special pre-order package for the Malaysian consumers.   The pre-order period will begin on September 5…

In Iceland, food and other packages can now be delivered via drone

Flytrex, an Israeli drone logistics company has collaborated with on-demand goods service AHA to develop a delivery route for drones in Reykjavík, Iceland. Flytrex  is working with the local transport authorities, training its staff, as well as solving the remaining parts of the drone delivery equation. Flytrex is also building a cloud-based network that…

The ai Corporation offers global transaction-monitoring service

The ai Corporation has launched its global transaction-monitoring service, allowing companies to outsource their fraud management functions.   The new outcome-based fraud service model, which combines man and machine learning technology, will allow companies to outsource their fraud management to ai’s team, under a performance-based contract. The company will be fully responsible…

PayPal and Skype team up for mobile payments

PayPal has announced a new deal with Skype that will allow users in 22 countries worldwide to send money to other Skype users through an updated version of the Skype mobile app.   This extends PayPal’s potential reach by a sizable amount – the Skype app has been downloaded over a billion times…

JD.com seeks Indonesia-based niche ecommerce players

China-based ecommerce company, JD.com has disclosed plans to partner with smaller e-commerce players in Indonesia, according to sources from DEALSTREETASIA.   Indonesia is fertile ground for ecommerce businesses, with a potential ecommerce market of USD 65 billion by 2020, according to Macquarie Research. This growth is also driven by the country’s legal framework,…