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Hackers are hijacking Sonos and Bose speakers to play scary sounds

It has been discovered that several Sonos and Bose speakers possess vulnerabilities that allow them to be hijacked. When hackers do take over the speakers, they play Alexa commands, creepy noises and Rick Astley tunes. Fortunately for Sonos and Bose, only a fraction of their speakers including the Sonos PLAY:1, Sonos One and…

Google launches GPU support for its Cloud Platform

Three months ago, Google announced it would in early 2017 launch support for high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for machine learning and other specialized workloads. It’s now early 2017 and, true to its word, Google today officially made GPUs on the Google Cloud Platform available to developers. As expected, these are Nvidia Tesla…

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…

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…

Microsoft Pledges To Provide Nonprofits With $1B Worth Of Its Cloud Computing Resources

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today announced that his company will donate $1 billion in Microsoft Cloud services to nonprofits over the course of the next three years. The plan is to support a total of about 70,000 nonprofits on Microsoft’s cloud platforms like Azure, Office 365, PowerBI and CRM online through…

Want To Find Your Phone? Just Google It

I lose my phone in more stupid places than I can possibly count. I seriously considered installing a landline so that I can call my phone the three times per day it goes missing. But Google just made something even better. Type three magic words into search, and you’ll find…

Belkin Buys Linksys from Cisco

  Cisco has been moving away from the consumer electronics market segment for a while now. They ditched the Flip camera approximately two year after purchasing the developing company a while back. And now they are selling off Linksys to Belkin. tech.david-cheong.com Linksys was the arm of Cisco responsible for…

Celcom 4G LTE Rollout over the next Six Months

Celcom Axiata Berhad along with 7 other Service Providers have been awarded an allocation of the 2600 MHz spectrum band by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) a few days ago. In a statement to the press, Celcom said that it has been allocated two 10 MHz blocks for…

Google Officially Launches Nexus 4, Nexus 10, 32GB Nexus 7 and Android 4.2 OS

Despite cancelling its event, Google went ahead to launch three new Nexus devices and Android 4.2. The three Nexus devices are the LG Nexus 4, Samsung Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (32GB) in 3G and Wi-Fi models.   LG Nexus 4 Image source: T-Mobile   The Nexus 4 is a collaboration…