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Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015

Twitter experiments with dedicated News tab

Twitter experiments with dedicated News tab

Twitter is trying out a new "Featured News" tab in its iOS and Android apps, the latest in its efforts to keep users engaged.

Xiaomi regains top spot as China's biggest smartphone vendor

Xiaomi regains top spot as China's biggest smartphone vendor

According to a report from industry analysts, Canalys, Xiaomi has regained its top spot as China's smartphone market share leader, snagging 15.9 percent of shipments in Q2 this year, supplanting Apple, who briefly held the position in Q1 this year.

Thunderstrike 2 is the first firmware worm that attacks Mac remotely

Thunderstrike 2 is the first firmware worm that attacks Mac remotely

Security researchers have demonstrated how Macs are vulnerable to firmware worms (just like PCs) by developing the first firmware worm that attacks Macs remotely

Nokia sells HERE mapping business to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for US$3.07 billion

Nokia sells HERE mapping business to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for US$3.07 billion

Nokia has just announced that it has agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium of German automakers made up of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for US$3.07 billion.

Let’s be clear: Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 is not a security risk

Let’s be clear: Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 is not a security risk

One of Wi-Fi Sense’s features is that it allows your contacts to connect to your Wi-Fi network without the need of a password. Some have wrongly viewed this as a security risk. Let us tell you why it isn’t.

OnePlus co-founder confirms new phone coming before the end of the year

OnePlus co-founder confirms new phone coming before the end of the year

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei revealed in an interview with USA today that the company will be releasing a second phone before the end of the year. He also shared his thoughts on the OnePlus 2 and the future of the smartphone market. Read on to find out more!

Monday, 3 Aug 2015

Microsoft hands a cool US$100 million to Uber for investment

Microsoft hands a cool US$100 million to Uber for investment

More quizzical than surprising, Microsoft invests US$100 million in Uber during the taxi-hailing app's latest financing round.

Advanced microchip designed by NTU team gives ultra-high quality audio at less cost

Advanced microchip designed by NTU team gives ultra-high quality audio at less cost

A team from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has developed a microchip that can potentially boost the audio quality in a wide range of devices.

NVIDIA issues voluntary recall of overheating NVIDIA Shield Tablets

NVIDIA issues voluntary recall of overheating NVIDIA Shield Tablets

NVIDIA has posted a voluntary recall of all Shield Tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015. The batteries apparently have a problem with overheating, posing as a potential fire hazard.

Turn your smartphone into an amazing 3D hologram

Turn your smartphone into an amazing 3D hologram

Ever wanted to replicate that hologram Tupac Coachella show on your mobile phone? Now you can! Sorta.

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