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Friday, 24 Apr 2015

London's Heathrow Airport is the world’s most mobile-friendly airport

London's Heathrow Airport is the world’s most mobile-friendly airport

With over 3,000 charging points scattered around London Heathrow, you can use your mobile devices as much as you want without worrying that they run out of juice.

Sony was willing to pay US$5m to have Xperia phones appear in new Bond film

Sony was willing to pay US$5m to have Xperia phones appear in new Bond film

It turns out that Sony was willing to pay actor Daniel Craig US$5 million just for him to wield the new Xperia flagship in the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre.

We may soon be able to say goodbye to screen glare and reflections

We may soon be able to say goodbye to screen glare and reflections

Shiny surfaces inevitably produce reflections and glare. There are various methods of reducing their intensity, but none can eliminate them completely. This new discovery doesn't change that fact but it can make them barely noticeable.

Apple to make its Force Touch tech do more than just sense pressure

Apple to make its Force Touch tech do more than just sense pressure

With Force Touch technology, the touchpad of Apple's new 12-inch MacBook, as well as the display of the Apple Watch, are built with pressure sensors to let them tell the difference between a light tap and a hard press. Now, Apple seems to want to do more with this input technology.

Thursday, 23 Apr 2015

Google launches a wireless carrier service called Project Fi

Google launches a wireless carrier service called Project Fi

Google has introduced Project Fi, a wireless service that allows users to switch between Wi-Fi hotspots and 4G LTE networks seamlessly wherever they go, in the US. Other things its users can do is to use their phone number on multiple mobile devices and send texts from their tablet or laptop.

Malaysia's ranking on the Internet security threat profile increased

Malaysia's ranking on the Internet security threat profile increased

Symantec cites increase in connectivity and the lack of awareness towards security as cause for Malaysia's current threat position.

Your iOS 8 devices are more vulnerable than you think

Your iOS 8 devices are more vulnerable than you think

Devices running iOS 8 might be more vulnerable than you thought. A new exploit has been discovered that can render iOS 8 devices useless with very little effort.

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015

Lunaluxx, a levitating light that'll never burn out

Lunaluxx, a levitating light that'll never burn out

How would you like a lamp with a levitating light source that also doesn't wear out? Well, if you don't mind spending RM567, there's a way to get one.

Google now ranks mobile-optimized sites more favorably on mobile searches

Google now ranks mobile-optimized sites more favorably on mobile searches

Google will boost the search engine rankings of mobile-friendly pages for searches made on mobile devices.

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

New iris scan tech can identify individuals from 40 feet away

New iris scan tech can identify individuals from 40 feet away

The brilliant minds behind the closed doors of Carnegie Mellon University’s Biometrics Center have developed an iris-scanning technology that is able to identify a person from 40 feet away.

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