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As aerial drones become affordable, an increasing number of Chinese farmers are adopting them for use in the fields. Here’s how AI systems and smartphone integration are easing farmers into using this technology.

This post Farming drones are taking off in China (Video) appeared first on Tech in Asia.


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Better late than never: Google recently allowed developers to temporarily set their apps free in the Play Store, and what do you know, developers are actually loving this feature!

The latest great app to go free in the Play Store is A Dark Room. The minimalist indie hit usually costs a very reasonable $0.99, but now you can get it without spending anything at all, which is always nice.

A Dark Room is a text-based puzzle that proves once again you don’t need flashy graphics or a fat development budget to create a compile gaming experience. First released in 2013 on iOS, the game...
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And the app updates keep on coming. Following the UI tweaks of the IMDb app and Google Translate’s inclusion of word definitions arrives another considerable app upgrade, this time to Google Duo.

Google Duo version 9, which is currently hitting the Play Store, now features an audio-only call feature. Previously, Duo’s call functionality was restricted to video, but Amit Fulay, the Google Duo and Allo head of product, announced yesterday that audio calling was being...
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If you have been thinking of getting one of Amazon’s Kindle e-readers, now is the time to do so. The online retail giant is currently offering discounts of up to $50, though unfortunately they are only available for Prime members.

The Kindle Paperwhite normally retails for $119.99, but can now be yours for just $89.99. The standard Kindle e-reader is also $30 off, which means you can get it for just $49.99. The Kindle Voyage is also a part of this deal and will set you back $149.99 ($50 off). The Kindle Oasis did not get a price cut — the thinnest and lightest e-reader Amazon has on offer is still priced at $289.99.

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Mar
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The OnePlus 3T was initially launched in two different colors. You were able to get your hands on either the Gunmetal or Soft Gold version of the device. About a week ago, the Chinese manufacturer announced that the popular smartphone will soon be available in another color called Midnight Black, which is now available.

Starting today, you can order the Midnight Black variant of the popular device on OnePlus’ website. It is only available with 128 GB of storage and will set you back the same as the other two color options. The smartphone retails for $479 in the US, €479 in Europe, and £439 in the UK.

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Google Translate has been updated to version 5.8 and with it comes a couple of nifty changes.

Definitions have been added to Google Translate for the first time, meaning you can now find out the precise meaning of individual words you translate. These have been added to the bottom of the translation interface below the “Alternate translations” section, along with examples of the translated word in a sentence.

This only works for individual words, however, the section doesn’t appear if you translate sentences. But it’s a smart addition from Google as...
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by Android Authority at 08:52
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The IMDb mobile app has been upgraded to version 7.0 and with it arrives some significant changes to the UI.

The most notable of these is the removal of the hamburger menu. The IMDb logo now sits in its place and the previous “Home,” “Movies,” “TV,” “Celebs,” tabs that were found there have been fixed to the top of the main interface.

The “News” option from the previous slide-out menu, meanwhile, hasn’t been given its own tab but some news has been rolled into the Home section along with the previous “Your IMDb” options. The search and profile buttons remain in place at the top-right of the app....
Mar
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by TechInAsia at 08:13
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Japanese startup UniFa took home one massive trophy – and a US$1 million prize.

Startup World Cup, a global startup competition comparable to Seedstars World in scale and ambition, held its final event in San Francisco last week.

15 startups pitched to a panel of judges, going after a US$1 million prize.

The finalists are winners of regional pitch battles. In the past months, Startup World Cup hosted similar events in cities across the globe.

Japanese startup UniFa was crowned the winner of this first edition of Startup World Cup.

UniFa’s concept that may sound creepy to some and futuristic to others. The...
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Grab and Go-Jek are fighting tooth-and-nail to serve commuters in Indonesia. Yet, their biggest battle may be in another arena.

Grab is said to be raising a fresh US$1.5 billion in new capital. The money isn’t what’s significant – such massive funding rounds have become too commonplace anyway. Instead, look at its purpose: to bolster Grab’s nascent payments platform.

Why is Grab suddenly interested in payments? Although it has raised more money than Go-Jek and has a footprint in...
Mar
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Tian Siwei in the campus of Peking University where she opted to learn Hindi. Photo credit: Tech in Asia.

The tree-lined streets were peaceful and quiet at dusk inside the Peking University campus. It was the start of spring, so the trees had no leaves – only sticks as branches. It blended well with the grey stone buildings.

It was only when Tian Siwei pointed to the ornate, colorful roofs that I became aware of its century-old history. She prefers to live on campus and study, even though her home is in Beijing. That gives her more time with fellow students as well as the chance to soak in the college environment.

We met earlier on Beijing’s “startup street” called Inno Way, which has...
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