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The all-electric Model 3, starting from US$35,000, is due to launch later this year. Photo credit: Tesla.

Chinese tech giant Tencent, maker of the popular WeChat messaging app, has taken a 5 percent stake in Tesla for nearly US$2 billion, according to a filing.

This makes the US$275 billion Chinese firm one of Tesla’s largest shareholders, reports TechCrunch.

Tesla’s big test

It comes months ahead of Tesla’s biggest ever test as Elon Musk’s electric automaker prepares to ramp up...
Mar
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Samsung Experience Store. Credit: Samsung

A small fire started in a store in Singapore this early morning. The sprinkler system detected the smoke and kicked in, extinguishing the fire within minutes. No one was injured and damage to the store was limited.

Pretty boring, huh? Perhaps something you would read about in the “Other News” section of your local newspaper? Normally yes, but the store in question wasn’t just any mall kiosk, it was a Samsung Experience Store. And tomorrow is the launch of the Galaxy S8, the biggest launch for Samsung since the Note 7 recall.

Unsurprisingly,...
Mar
28
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The morning cuppa slowly going cold is a reality for most office folk. Kickstarter project The Jül is here to change that frigid fact of life with its heated smart mug.

This post This device keeps your coffee at the right temperature (Video) appeared first on Tech in Asia.

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Mar
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With Truecaller 8, the company is utilizing its mobile identity platform to build a mobile payment service in partnership with ICICI Bank, India’s leading private-sector bank. Dubbed as ‘Truecaller Pay’, the service was unveiled at a press event in India along with a multitude of other announcements.

Other announcements:
Truecaller introduces SMS and Google Duo integration, and makes TrueSDK platform-agnostic

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Built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for secure mobile payments, Truecaller Pay will allow users to create their unique Virtual Payment Address (VPA) within the app and...
Mar
28
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Huang Chaiming, 29-year-old founder of Hypereal. Photo credit: Hypereal

Though China’s VR market hit an estimated US$300 million last year, very few of its startups made it outside of the country’s borders. Cheap, low-quality headsets flooded the domestic market, while Western VR companies, like Oculus Rift and Google Daydream, made international headlines.

Huang Chaiming wants to change that. His startup, Hypereal, is tackling the whole gamut of virtual reality: hardware, software, and content.

“You could say that we’re similar to Oculus,” he tells...
Mar
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Google has announced that it is launching its Google Home and Google Wi-Fi products in the UK. Both devices will be available from April 6 (next Thursday) priced at £129 from a range of retailers.

Google Home launched in the US on November 4 last year, providing voice control over connected home appliances and assisting users with everyday tasks. The connected speaker is competing with the Amazon Echo for living room dominance and it will launch in the UK with dedicated...
Mar
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The US-based smartphone maker BLU is in hot water. Again. Last year, the company admitted that several of its handsets have been secretly sending out personal data collected from their owners, which didn’t do its brand image any good. Now, the company is facing a new problem, as it is being sued by LG.

The South Korean company claims that BLU has infringed five of its Long Term Evolution standard-related patents. LG said that it has already sent four warnings to the company so far but never received a response. That’s why the tech giant has now decided to take BLU to court. It also requested a...
Mar
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In a press event in New Delhi, Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam, the two co-founders of Truecaller announced a multitude of features in Truecaller 8, the next version of the popular mobile identity app. Truecaller 8 introduces a completely new redesign of the Android app with a slew of new features.

SMS

Truecaller will now allow users to instantly see who’s SMS’ing them and filter out all spam messages. According to the company, spam SMS account for 15% of all SMS messages sent globally, and represents 1.2 trillion spam messages each year.

Flash Messaging

The latest update will...
Mar
28
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Remember when simulator rides were basically a tiny cinema in a box, which sat on a bunch of humming and hissing hydraulics that shook the box about for three minutes of screams and laughter?

Oh, how far we’ve come.

This post Simulation rides are getting quite real (Video) appeared first on Tech in Asia.


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Mar
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Lenovo took the wraps off the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. Last week, the company launched the Moto G5 Plus in India and has now announced that its smaller brother will also be available soon.

The Moto G5 will officially make its debut in the country at a press event that is scheduled to kick off on April 4. It will be sold exclusively on Amazon. Pricing and other details will be...
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