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#TECH: MOE partners with MDEC to expand reach of Digital Maker Hubs

09/04/2021 (Fri)

CYBERJAYA: Following the successful efforts to establish Digital Maker Hubs in 24 schools in 2020, the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) have recently embarked on an initiative to scale this model to more schools around the country via public-private-partnerships.

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#TECH: Rise of the ‘robo-plants’, as scientists fuse nature with tech

08/04/2021 (Thu)

Researchers in Singapore linked up plants to electrodes capable of monitoring the weak electrical pulses naturally emitted by the greenery.

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Soon, Google Assistant can commit anything and everything to Memory

30/03/2021 (Tue)

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 ― Google Assistant is reportedly getting ready to launch a major new feature called Memory. The new function appears to be a clever mix of reminders, to-do lists and Pinterest-style pin board collections. Its interest could be to collect a maximum of information to further hone future recommendations.

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Sick of Zoom meetings? Here’s a tool that can help you escape

18/03/2021 (Thu)

NEW YORK, March 18 — There’s now an easy way to duck out of long, boring Zoom meetings thanks to a little online tool called Zoom Escaper.

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Instagram boosts child protection tools, including age prediction

17/03/2021 (Wed)

WASHINGTON, March 16 — Facebook-owned Instagram unveiled technology today aimed at preventing underage children from creating accounts and blocking adults from contacting young users they don’t know.

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#TECH: Digitalisation no longer an option for businesses

16/03/2021 (Tue)

CYBERJAYA: In the new normal, digitalisation is no longer an option, it is now fast becoming a necessity. More than ever, technology plays a big role in how people go about their daily lives and the way businesses operate.

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Google slams Microsoft over stance in media payments

15/03/2021 (Mon)

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13 — Google yesterday took aim at Microsoft, accusing its technology rival of “distraction” for siding with governments seeking to force tech platforms to pay media organisations for news content.

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#TECH: Exabytes launches initiative to nurture entrepreneurship among women

09/03/2021 (Tue)

PENANG: Southeast Asia’s cloud, e-commerce and digital solutions provider, Exabytes, in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2021, launched ‘Women Entrepreneurship with Exabytes’, an initiative aims to highlight the capabilities of women and encourages entrepreneurship by providing a platform for women entrepreneurs in Malaysia and Singapore to turn their business ideas into reality.

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Google lets Pixel users manage audio recordings via the web

05/03/2021 (Fri)

SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 5 — Owners of Google’s Pixel smartphones have access to Google’s Recorder application for recording sounds, as well as transcribing audio recordings and doing some basic editing. Now, the app has a web version, allowing Pixel users to manage their library of audio recordings from any computer.

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Clubhouse confirms the app for Android is coming soon, we just don’t know when exactly

02/03/2021 (Tue)

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Android users are still left out of the loop when it comes to the invite-only app Clubhouse, as it is now still only available for Apple users.

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Judge in Google case disturbed that even ‘incognito’ users are tracked

01/03/2021 (Mon)

When Google users browse in “Incognito” mode, just how hidden is their activity?

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#TECH: Blueprint set to boost Malaysia’s digital economy

22/02/2021 (Mon)

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today launched MyDigital – the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint – which will chart the growth trajectory of the country’s digital economy development.

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Digi sets up free 4G-powered WiFi to help B40 students in five states

19/02/2021 (Fri)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Digi shared that they have set up free 4G WiFi at 12 People’s Housing Programmes (PPR) in Perlis, Perak, Terengganu, Melaka, and Johor. The effort is to “help facilitate online learning for students among the B40 communities” until they’ve finished their exams at the end of April 2021.

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PM Muhyiddin unveils RM56b plan to spur Malaysia’s digital economy

19/02/2021 (Fri)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 ― The Malaysian government will spend up to RM56 billion on infrastructure for faster and wider internet connectivity under a 10-year plan aimed at developing the country’s digital economy, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.

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Digital economy council to facilitate coordination among ministries, agencies — Mustapa Mohamed

17/02/2021 (Wed)

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 16): The Digital Economy Council under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) was formed to coordinate policies related to digital economy which involve various ministries and agencies, said Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

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