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  • Viber eyes Singapore prepaid market with telco tie-up

    November 29, 2013 6:04 AM 19

    Talks on with at least one telco to offer unlimited chats for flat fee Prepaid mobile users will soon have more options to chat on their devices with the entry of chat app provider Viber in Singapore. Cyprus-based Viber is in talks to partner "at least one local telco" to offer an unlimited messaging plan over 3G networks for a flat fee, its chief executive

  • China Mobile to unveil new AND brand, 4G LTE on 18 December

    November 29, 2013 4:31 AM 18

    Telecom service provider China Mobile is planning to launch its new brand AND and the 4G LTE services commercially on December 18, 2013. Currently, China Mobile has around 176,019,000 3G customers as of 30 October 2013. In September, China Mobile’s 3G users were 169,502,000. China is behind Korea in 4G. But the country has the potential to become the largest

  • Alleged hacker of Istana website charged in court

    November 29, 2013 1:51 AM 11

    Delson Moo, the alleged hacker of the Istana website, has been charged in the Subordinate Courts. Moo, a 42-year-old IT consultant, and a 17-year-old Institute of Technical Education student were arrested on Thursday for allegedly hacking the Istana website on November 8.

  • Android now has 270 million daily users in China

    November 28, 2013 3:13 PM 23

    China, considered one of the worldwide markets ready for massive growth, might have more mobile users than imagined. According to research from Baidu, 270 million Chinese use Android daily. That’s up from around 50 million two years ago. Though the growth seems to be slowing, right around one quarter of the country uses Android. The first three quarters

  • Superbikes - Sykes a second faster than qualifying at Jerez WSBK test

    November 28, 2013 2:58 PM 14

    Reigning World Superbike champion Tom Sykes ended his 2013 test schedule with the fastest time after three days at Jerez, lapping at 1'39.6 - a second faster than he did in qualifying a month ago. The works Kawasaki man, who has decided to run the number one plate next year, spent time on his race setup in the first two days before going for an out-and-out

  • Scassa impressed with Kawasaki's EVO bike

    November 28, 2013 11:40 AM 16

    Luca Scassa was impressed with the Team Pedercini Kawasaki's EVO-spec ZX-10R after spending two days on the bike at Jerez. The World Superbike teams were in action at the Spanish track earlier this week as preparations for 2014 continued. Scassa was one of those putting in the laps as he tested the new EVO-spec ZX-10R that the Italian team will run next year. "I got a call last Saturday

  • Report: China has 270m Android users – that’s nearly 30% of global Android activations to date

    November 27, 2013 3:39 PM 33

    The number of daily active Android users in China has surpassed 270 million, according to a new report from Baidu, China’s dominant search company. To give an idea of the significance of that number, Google announced in September that it had activated a total of 1 billion Android devices to date — clearly China’s smartphone (and indeed Android) market

  • Lowes on the pace at Jerez WSBK test

    November 27, 2013 10:48 AM 15

    Alex Lowes is on the pace during World Superbike testing at Jerez, setting a fastest lap less than a second slower than reigning world champion Tom Sykes and ahead of the Pata Honda duo. Riding the Voltcom Suzuki, Lowes put in a best of 1'41.2 at the Spanish track compared to Sykes' best of 1'40.3 but the WSBK rookie matched the time of Aprilia new boy Marco

  • Low-cost 'nano-camera' developed that can operate at the speed of light

    November 27, 2013 10:45 AM 44

    The team which developed the inexpensive "nano-camera" comprises Ramesh Raskar, Achuta Kadambi, Refael Whyte, Ayush Bhandari, and Christopher Barsi at MIT, and Adrian Dorrington and Lee Streeter from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. The nano-camera uses the "Time of Flight" method to measure scenes, a method also used by Microsoft for its new Kinect

  • Snapchat finds its niche with disappearing messages

    November 27, 2013 2:03 AM 27

    Mobile messaging app Snapchat has gained popularity as it allows people to send smartphone photos or video snippets timed to self-destruct in 10 seconds or less after being opened. SAN FRANCISCO: For 13-year-old Coral Fairchild, Snapchat trumps old-style text messaging as the way to socialise with friends in the mobile Internet age. The northern California