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Qishin Tariq

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19 Feb 2018 | 7:27 PM

Surgeries for selfies surge

Plastic surgeons have seen a surge in people going under the knife just to take better selfies, with a 2017 survey finding 55% of surgeons being told this was the primary reason for surgery.

More people are getting plastic surgeries for the sake of better selfies. — AFP
19 Feb 2018 | 6:36 PM

Barracuda Networks: PDFs are the most weaponised files

PDFs made up the bulk of weaponised file types – in just the last three months, nearly 41 million documents were used as part of an attack.

PDFs were found to make up the largest volume of weaponised files - Reuters
19 Feb 2018 | 4:30 PM

Hasbro to reset Transformers movie franchise

Hasbro will have a new team at Paramount – sans Michael Bay – working on the reboot of the Transformers live action movie series, starting with the release of a Bumblebee spin-off.

The Transformers movie franchise reboot starts with a Bumblebee spin-off. – TransformerWorld
16 Feb 2018 | 4:00 PM

Never lose another lens cap with this Kickstarter idea

Startup Lenscapt launches its eponymous product, a loss-proof camera lens cap that could be screwed via filter threads.

The cap offers quick deployment, opening with a flick of the thumb. — Lenscapt
16 Feb 2018 | 2:00 PM

Fujifilm X-H1 – a mirrorless camera made for recording videos

Fujifilm's X-H1 is the most video-capable member of its premium X Series mirrorless lineup yet, and will be followed by two cinema lenses.

A prototype model of Fujifilm's new cinema lenses that would soon be introduced to the market. — Fujifilm
15 Feb 2018 | 7:30 PM

Insel Games removed from Steam over allegations of planted reviews

Valve has removed all titles by Insel Games from Steam over allegations that the company forced employees to give positive reviews for their own games.

Insel Games' titles are no longer on Steam, after the publisher was accused of planting reviews. — Insel Games
15 Feb 2018 | 6:30 PM

Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ stopped

Samsung has stopped the roll out of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, after introducing it just last week.

Samsung S8 users will have to wait a while longer to try out the latest Android 8 Oreo. — Samsung
15 Feb 2018 | 2:49 PM

DJI Mavic Air drone with extra batteries and propellers on presale for RM589 less

DJI's Mavic Air drone is going for an additional RM589 off during the presale period, bringing the online retail price down to RM3,599.

DJI's new Mavic Air is a smaller, lighter and faster drone. — DJI
14 Feb 2018 | 5:18 PM

Google's Smart Reply beta now available for most chat apps

The beta version of Smart Reply, an AI-powered service that automatically generates potential responses, is available for most chat apps.

Like all other projects within Area 120, it is a very early experiment and thus the Google team was unable to share much details yet. — AFP
14 Feb 2018 | 1:24 PM

Get the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for up to RM370 less

Huawei jumps on the Chinese New Year sales bandwagon, with its flagship Mate 10 Pro model going for up to RM370 cheaper at selected online retailers.

Huaweu Mate 10 Pro now up to RM370 cheaper online - Huawei

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