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Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014

SingTel to be involved in Google's US$300 million high-speed Internet cable project

SingTel to be involved in Google's US$300 million high-speed Internet cable project

Google has announced plans to build and operate FASTER, a high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system that will connect the US with Chikura and Shima in Japan. SingTel will also be involved in this project.

Photos and retail box of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaked, reveals metallic frame

Photos and retail box of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaked, reveals metallic frame

GSMArena claimed to have received exclusive photos of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4. In addition, PhoneArena also obtained a photo of its retail package. Hit the link to find out more.

HTC One (M8) for Windows specs

HTC One (M8) for Windows specs "confirmed"

We know the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone looks just like its Android counterpart, but what about its specs? Well, Windows Phone Central has confirmed most of them, and let us just say, no one should be surprised.

Monday, 11 Aug 2014

Security firm shows Xiaomi smartphones secretly stealing your data (Updated)

Security firm shows Xiaomi smartphones secretly stealing your data (Updated)

Finnish security firm F-Secure has published a blog detailing how a brand new Xiaomi RedMi 1S smartphone silently uploaded a users' phone number, the network being used, the phone's IMEI number, as well as the phone's entire list of contacts to a Xiaomi server.

Silicon Motion's new SSD controller supports TLC NAND

Silicon Motion's new SSD controller supports TLC NAND

Silicon Motion has just announced its new SM2256 controller, which also happens to be the world's first complete merchant solution for TLC NAND.

Lost your Android phone? Get the person who found it to call you

Lost your Android phone? Get the person who found it to call you

Losing your phone can be a nightmare, but if it's an Android phone, you might be able to recover it with Android Device Manager.

Microsoft gives free phones to employees in Beijing if they resign voluntarily

Microsoft gives free phones to employees in Beijing if they resign voluntarily

Microsoft is giving free phones for employees at its Nokia unit in Beijing if they apply for the company's volunteer resignation package. Can you guess which phone model? Hit the link to find out more.

Friday, 8 Aug 2014

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

According to Bloomberg, Globalfoundries has turned down a US$1 billion payout from IBM to take over the latter’s bleeding chip manufacturing business. Read further to uncover why this seemingly good deal fell through.

Wikimedia holds vote to determine the fate of the famous monkey selfie

Wikimedia holds vote to determine the fate of the famous monkey selfie

After repeatedly turning down a photographer's requests to stop distributing his most famous photograph, Wikimedia has decided to let it come down to a vote to determine if the monkey selfie stays or goes.

Windows 9 (Threshold) will kill Charms menu and introduce virtual desktops

Windows 9 (Threshold) will kill Charms menu and introduce virtual desktops

According to Winbeta, the next major version of Windows, currently codenamed Windows Threshold, will receive some fairly major overhauls, including the removal of the Charms menu and added virtual desktop functionality.

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