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Tesla unveils second-generation Roadster and its new Semi electric truck

Tesla unveiled two electric vehicles at a special event last Thursday. Of interest to most people will unlikely be the second-generation Roadster. The Roadster was Tesla’s first car and this new model will be even faster than the first. Tesla claims 0 to 60mph in just 1.9 seconds and 0 to 100mph in 4.2 seconds. The quarter…

Linux Now Powers 100% of the World’s Top 500 Supercomputers

That’s according to the latest stats out from supercomputer hawks TOP500, who post a biannual list of the world’s most powerful commercially available computer systems.   Linux has long dominated the TOP500 list, powering the majority of the machines that make it. At last count, back in June, 99.6% (or 498) of the top 500 fastest supercomputers ran Linux,…

Rumor: Apple to release new iPad Pro with Face ID and Apple Pencil next year

  Weeks after KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicted that future iPad Pro models would come with Face ID, Bloomberg followed up with a similar report with more details on what to expect next year.   According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new, high-end iPad Pro model with Face ID. The inclusion of Face ID would mean…

Prudential teams up with SFA to offer fintech startups free coverage for a year

TO SUPPORT fintech entrepreneurs in strengthening their safety net and managing risk better, Prudential Singapore (Prudential) is partnering with the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) to offer its members complimentary Group Personal Accident coverage for a year.   This initiative is targeted at supporting young startups established in Singapore within the last five years. Such companies…

Pre-orders for iPhone X start today

Update (November 17, 2017): You can now pre-order the iPhone X from the following telcos. Delivery date for the first wave of pre-orders is from November 24 (Friday) onwards. Maxis (Sold out) Celcom Digi U Mobile For non-telco pre-orders, you can check out the following Apple Premium Resellers: Machines (Easy payment plan available with Machines Protection Plan) macstudio (Coming soon) Switch (From RM229 per month, optional Switch Protection…

Digi enters the fintech world with ewallet app: vcash

DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd on Nov 9 announced their entry into the fintech space with vcash – a mobile payment application that offers Malaysians an easy, more convenient way to pay, send, request and store money in their smartphones.   vcash is a solution offered by Digi in partnership with Valyou Sdn Bhd, an e-money…

Broadcom offers a US$105 billion bid for Qualcomm

Following our speculative report, Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom is in the midst of an aggressive campaign to acquire fellow chipmaker Qualcomm. According to a report from Bloomberg, Broadcom made an unsolicited offer to buy Qualcomm for US$105 billion (~RM444 billion). Publicly Qualcomm has stated that it is “evaluating” the deal, however, according to Bloomberg, Qualcomm apparently thinks the deal “undervalues the company.”   Qualcomm is…

RHB launches home loan app and debit card delivery service

  RHB Bank Bhd has launched RHB MyHome app to make it easier to apply for home financing.   Users can check loan eligibility with the built-in mortgage calculator and get an estimate. They can then proceed to apply for a loan via the app by sending their documents digitally.   And they no longer need to…

WorldKoins is an app that converts leftover currency into digital eGift cards

A new mobile app called WorldKoins was introduced in collaboration with AirAsia, which fundamentally lets travelers convert their remaining currency to eGift cards and vouchers that can be used to shop online from their smartphones. The service is a six-months pilot program that will end in April 2018 and will be available to all travelers flying onboard selected flights from…

Rumor: Google is emulating Apple’s strategy for its 2018 Pixel lineup

  Less than three weeks after the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, online portal Droid-Life claims that it has obtained information on Google’s plans for their successors next year.   A reliable source reportedly told Droid-Life that Google might be working on three Pixel phones for 2018 where two phones…