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Intel Sinks US$50m Into Quantum Computing Research

Intel plans a 10-year collaboration with Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research, to research quantum computing. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO: US chip colossus Intel yesterday said that it will put US$50 million (RM212.6 million) and engineering resources into an alliance on quantum computing that could radically advance complex problem-solving.

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Google Launches Music Streaming Service In Japan

Pic: AFPGOOGLE has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world's number two music market, despite mixed results among earlier arrivals.

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Asus New Gaming Laptop Is So Fast It Needs A Water-Cooling System

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As the proud owner of a powerful and unwieldy Republic of Gamers laptop from Asus, I can say that the extra heft has been worth the ability to play the latest and greatest games over the past few years on the highest settings. But as difficult as my laptop is to lug around, I don’t think it even begins to compare with this monster.

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Report: iPhone 6S Will Feature A 5MP Front-Facing Camera

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There's already been a deluge of leaks surrounding the iPhone 6S, and now we might know a little more. The front-facing camera, long stuck at 1.2 megapixels, will get a big resolution bump to 5MP, according to reliable leaker KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and spotted by Macrumors.

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Astro On The Go Introduces Offline Videos For Android Users

Astro on the Go is now offering subscribers the option to download their programmes and watch them at a later date. There does not appear to be any limits on the number of shows that can be downloaded, but it is currently limited to Android devices right now.

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Huawei Takes Aim At Apple, Samsung With Mate S Phone

Huawei CEO Richard Yu presents Huawei’s new smartphone, the Mate S, ahead the of the IFA Electronics show in Berlin, Germany, September 2, 2015. — Reuters picBERLIN: China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled a new smartphone yesterday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics.

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Everything We Think We Know About The New Apple TV

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For a company known for its discretion, never has an Apple product felt more like an open secret. A steady stream of reports has given us a pretty complete look (we think) at the company's long rumored upcoming Apple TV refresh.

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Replacing Hardware In Your PC? Windows 10 Will Deactivate

The OS does not tolerate hardware changes, according to reports.

Since Microsoft introduced Windows XP's activation feature, Windows has taken a hash mark of your hardware, everything from the CPU to power supply, to get your PC's unique fingerprint for the activation process. Microsoft has always said it doesn't keep the information, but that may have changed with Windows 10.

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Acer Has An Amazing New Modular PC

Acer unveiled an amazing new PC at IFA 2015 today, called the Revo Build.

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In Virginia, TechShop Lets ‘Makers’ Tinker, Innovate

Kristen Merek watchs a 3-D printer, the Printer Bot simple, compile a replica of the Wall Street bull August 11, 2015, at TechShop in Arlington, Virginia. — AFP pic

VIRGINIA: It’s hard to miss the plane that sits triumphantly in the midst of a store in Washington’s suburbs. But there are no wings, cockpit or motor attached to its shiny fuselage.

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