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Physical Video Games Affected By GST, Digital Downloads Are Not

Gamers concerned about GST affecting their hobby should note that things are not so clear cut. Physical versions of games sold in stores, along with the consoles and PCs, are subject to the 6-percent tax; but it appears that games bought online are not. Perhaps it’s time for us all to go completely online.

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GST To Replace Service Tax For Postpaid Services From Telcos, International Roaming Not Taxed

Now that GST has been implemented in Malaysia, will you see an increase of price on your postpaid bill? Not too much, the 6% GST will replace the 6% Service Tax on postpaid services so there shouldn’t be too much of a price difference. In addition to that, all internal roaming services provided by Malaysian Telcos will not be subjected to GST.

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Google Kills 200 Ad-Injecting Chrome Extensions, Says Many Are Malware

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Google is cracking down on ad-injecting extensions for its Chrome browser after finding that almost 200 of them exposed millions of users to deceptive practices or malicious software.

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'Bloodborne' Game Finished In 44 Min Speedrun

 Notorious for its unrelenting difficulty and deliberately obscure mechanics, March 24 release Bloodborne has been beaten in under an hour by one particularly inventive player.

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BlackBerry Gets Its Second Wind

 After almost disappearing in 2013, BlackBerry is back on track this year, thanks in large part to its enterprise software services. But the brand also strives to return to its former glory by releasing new phones, including the brand new Leap.

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How Do Ants Cope With Being In Space?

 So how do ants cope with being in space? Well the answer is surprisingly well.

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Ancient Eye Potion Proves Highly Effective Against MRSA Superbug

 What do you get when you mix leeks, garlic, wine and bull gall, then ferment it in a copper pot for nine days?

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WhatsApp's Voice Calling Feature Now Available For All Android Devices

It was only a few weeks ago when we reported on WhatsApp sporting a hidden voice calling feature on Android devices. Back then, you would have needed to enlist the help of someone who already had the voice calling feature to help you activate it on your end.

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Intel Readies 14nm Braswell SoCs To Power Entry-Level Desktop And Notebook PCs

 On a muted note, Intel has released the 14nm-based “Braswell” SoCs that aim to power entry-level desktops and notebooks. The new chips are marketed as Celeron and Pentium chips respectively. This is because the Braswell SoCs are the successors to the current 22nm-based Intel Bay-Trail-D SoCs.

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Apple Reportedly Hired Ex-Dolby VP To Improve Its Audio-Visual Hardware

Some may think that Apple products are the crème de la crème of technology, while others may think that there are room for improvement in the audio and display departments. Whatever it may be, the company recently hired former Dolby Executive Vice President Mike Rockwell as an executive in its hardware division.

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