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The Amazon shopping app is now more international-friendly

The Amazon International Shopping Experience feature offers the ability to shop in 25 currencies and choose between shipping options and delivery speeds.

Amazon International Shopping Experience is designed to display products and their pricing more clearly. — AFP Relaxnews

Windows 10 spring update delayed

The latest major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has been delayed. Roll-out of the Spring Creators Update, initially expected around April 10, has been pushed back following serious stability problems.

Members of the Windows Insiders programme are currently testing a new, near-final version of the   Spring Creators Update for Windows 10. — AFP Relaxnews

Sega announces Genesis Mini console, Switch collection

Iconic console gaming marque Sega is bringing back the 16-bit Genesis in miniature form, as well as a trove of titles from its Sega Ages catalogue of classics.

A prototype Sega Mega Drive Mini is shown at Sega Fes 2018, on April 14. — AFP Relaxnews

Singapore proposes allowing Airbnb-type rentals, with tough conditions

Singapore proposed allowing private home owners to rent out their property for short-term stays but with stringent conditions, a move welcomed by home-sharing giant Airbnb.

Singapore on April 16 proposed allowing private home owners to rent out their property for short-term stays but with stringent conditions. — AFP Relaxnews

Music streaming: Spotify leads in Europe and Latin America, Pandora most popular in US

Almost two-thirds of Internet users worldwide (64%) use at least one music streaming service, according to a study published by GlobalWebIndex.

More than three quarters of 16-24-year-olds listen to music via an online music streaming service. — AFP Relaxnews

San Francisco officials are fed up with Bird scooters

San Francisco has long been a place where tech companies roll out their services first and seek permission later.

A Bird scooter standing along 5th Avenue in Santa Monica. The scooters are ticking off city officials because people are leaving them all over the city. — Los Angeles Times/TNS

GE14: Get a ride to your voting area with Undi 509 app

Frustrated that the upcoming GE14 will be held on a Wednesday, Siow Choon Khai created the Undi 509 app, hoping to assist those in need of transportation to get to their voting areas.

The Undi 509 app aims to help people get to their voting areas this GE14. — CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

Acer’s Avengers: Infinity War special edition laptops start at RM3,299

Acer announced its Avengers: Infinity War special edition laptops, which includes the Captain America edition Aspire 6, Thanos edition Nitro 5 and Iron Man edition Swift 3.

From left: Captain America edition Aspire 6, Iron Man edition Swift 3 and Thanos edition Nitro 5 are available in selected Acer stores nationwide. — Acer Malaysia

Indonesia MPs grill Facebook officials on data breaches

A Facebook official apologised to Indonesian members of parliament on April 17 during a five-hour grilling at a public hearing on issues ranging from the misuse of personal data to the oversight of content by the social media giant.

Indonesians are among the world's biggest users of Facebook and authorities in the South-East Asian country have demanded answers from the company on how personal data of its citizens was shared with Cambridge Analytica. — Reuters

Amazon launches international shopping from United States

Amazon.com Inc has launched an international shopping feature that will enable customers across the world to shop more than 45 million items that can be shipped to their country from the United States.

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