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No National Stay-At-Home Order … Yet

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Chris Cuomo’s Coronavirus Message

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New products, Apr 1, 2020: Momax Q.Power UV-Box, Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000 and more

Momax Q.Power UV-Box ULTRA-VIOLET SANITISER $89 Our smartphones are said to harbour more germs than toilet seats. But wiping it with alcohol wipes might destroy the display coating of your smartphone. It is better to use an ultra-violet (UV) light sanitiser such as the Momax Q.Power UV-Box (available on Lazada and Shopee). Place your smartphone […]

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Night photography feature stands out

Huawei’s new photography-centric flagship P40 smartphone series comes in three versions – the 6.1-inch P40 (with a rear triplecamera system and up to 3x optical zoom), the 6.58-inch P40 Pro (a rear quad-camera system and up to 5x optical zoom) and the P40 Pro+ (a rear penta-camera system and up to 10x optical zoom). Singapore […]

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Make working from home a breeze

Now that the coronavirus is a full-blown pandemic, there is a good chance you are working from home. But that is not such a bad thing. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. A two-year study by Stanford University released in April 2018 found that worker productivity rose manifold and staff attrition dropped by […]

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More apps for Huawei’s AppGallery

Last week, three home-grown companies, taxi operator ComfortDelGro and ride-hailing companies Ryde and Tada, joined Huawei’s app store AppGallery. This came on the heels of Huawei announcing its latest P40 series smartphones. Due to the ongoing trade war between China and the United States, the new smartphones do not come with Google Mobile Services, which […]

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Xbox Series X v PS5 – battle hinges on games

Two things that matter to gamers are how fast their games start up and how good the game graphics look. For the former, the Sony PlayStation 5, or PS5, appears to have an edge over rival Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. For the latter, it could potentially be the other way around. This difference between the […]

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Half-life: Alyx: Immersive single-player VR experience not to be missed

I shrieked in terror the first time a headcrab jumped out at me in Half-Life: Alyx, the triumphant virtual-reality (VR) return of the seminal video-game franchise. In my panic, I missed most of my pistol shots and dropped the magazine in my desperate attempt to reload. A red mist covered my view as the headcrab […]

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Doom Eternal: Heart-racing, gory shooter treat

Doom Eternal goes for the jugular right off the bat. The first sign that things will soon get hairy is when Doomguy, the game’s strong and silent protagonist, is handed the shotgun as the starting weapon instead of the weaker pistol. The opening couple of hours are an especially brutal introduction to the Doom series, […]

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Ori And The Will Of The Wisps: Stunning visuals, absorbing storyline

I can’t play platform games very well. You know, those games in which you control a character that has to jump and climb between platforms while avoiding objects, enemies and other obstacles. However, Ori And The Will Of The Wisps is making me persevere despite my woeful control and umpteen failed attempts betweengetting a jump […]

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Big time for gaming during coronavirus outbreak

Public relations associate Tessa Lee, 25, bought a Nintendo Switch portable video game console two months ago, largely to play the popular Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which had not launched then. Soon after that, her company implemented a work-from-home arrangement due to the coronavirus outbreak. She has also been reluctant to go out […]

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Accessories to spice up your game

Samsung C27RG50 GAMING DISPLAY $568 This 27-inch full high-definition curved monitor has an amazing refresh rate of 240Hz – four times faster than the 60Hz of conventional monitors – for virtually lag-free visuals. Plus, it supports the G-Sync technology, which eliminates image tears and stuttering when used with gaming machines with Nvidia graphics cards. Asus […]

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Diagnosed With Coronavirus

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Coronavirus: South Africa police fire rubber bullets at hundreds of shoppers

JOHANNESBURG • South African police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown yesterday fired rubber bullets at hundreds of shoppers queueing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, an Agence France-Presse photographer said. Between 200 and 300 people gathered outside a popular grocery store, Shoprite, early in the day in Yeoville, a crime-prone area in Johannesburg’s gritty central business district […]

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Coronavirus: Clashes break out at Hubei border as quarantine is lifted

WUHAN • Dozens of people clashed on the Hubei border after the Chinese government lifted a two-month quarantine on Hubei province, the epicentre of China’s outbreak, highlighting the challenges of undoing the unprecedented measures taken to contain the virus. The conflict began on Friday morning on a bridge connecting Hubei and neighbouring Jiangxi province, as […]

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Coronavirus: Over 450 arrested in Malaysia for breaching control order

PUTRAJAYA • More than 400 people in Malaysia were arrested over Thursday and Friday for flouting the country’s movement control order (MCO), which has shut schools and businesses and only allows people to leave their homes for essential goods and services, such as food and medical care. The month-long controls, which will be in place […]