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StarHub's Crowdfunding Platform Goes Live in Asia

Singapore’s StarHub announced what it claimed is the world’s first telco-backed crowdfunding platform in April, and today its Crowdtivate service went live to the public.<p>There are an initial 12 projects on the site, ranging from a smart air conditioning system, to a hybrid mechanical watch, an …

This Package Could Help Amazon Use 200 Times Fewer Boxes

Feel guilty about all the packaging waste when you order toilet paper shipped to your door? It doesn’t have to be like that.<p>This year, consumers will spend over $1.5 trillion buying things online, more than five times more than they did a decade ago. As e-commerce sales continues to grow–and …

Ambi Climate Wants To Make Summers In Asia More Bearable

Created by a Hong Kong startup, Ambi Climate is the latest entrant in the smart air conditioner market. The smartphone-controlled device is designed to work with split-unit air conditioners that have an infrared sensor and use machine learning to keep your home at a comfortable temperature while …

Leaked ‘Windows 9’ screenshots offer a closer look at the new Start Menu

An early look at Microsoft's next version of Windows<p>Microsoft provided an early look at its new Start Menu for a future version of Windows earlier this year, but freshly leaked screenshots are offering an even closer look at the company’s progress towards its major desktop revamp. Two screenshots …

Old school meet new school: Sony’s Walkman ZX1 pushes hi-res audio to mainstream

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Don’t look now but the venerable Sony(s sne) Walkman is attempting to make a comeback. The company’s newest portable audio …

Security researcher suggests 600M iOS devices have Apple-created backdoors for data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/dynamicfoto<p>How secure is the data your iPhone(s aapl) or iPad? A little less than perhaps you thought, according …

Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>Its forecast for the …