Richard Teng

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Dropbox Gets Unblocked in China

Dropbox looks like it’s heading for an IPO in the US and, perhaps by coincidence, the cloud storage service has found itself granted a reprieve in China where it looks to have been unblocked. As ever, it’s unclear why and for just how long it will remain accessible.<p>Tech In Asia spotted that the …

Samsung sues Dyson following 'intolerable' copycat claims

Samsung is suing Dyson for 10 billion won (around $9.4 million) following claims from the British vacuum maker that a Samsung product looked like a "cynical rip-off" of its design. Dyson sued Samsung last year, accusing the company of infringing on its patented vacuum-steering system. That lawsuit …

Google buys sound authentication firm SlickLogin

<b>Google has acquired SlickLogin - an Israeli start-up behind the technology that allows websites to verify a user's identity by using sound waves.</b><p>It works by playing a uniquely generated, nearly-silent sound through computer speakers, which is picked up by an app on the user's smartphone.<p>The app …

Information Systems

Google[x] Testing Smart Contact Lenses To Help Monitor Diabetes

Google is testing out a contact lens product that is designed to help measure glucose levels in tears in an attempt to manage a patient’s diabetes. An outcome from the company’s Google[x] department, the prototypes are capable of generating a reading once per second. Google is also in talks with …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

The next USB plug will finally be reversible

Work has begun on a new generation of USB that will break compatibility with existing connectors in order to improve ease of use and allow for thinner devices. The new connector, called Type-C, is an addition to the existing USB 3.1 specification and is expected to be finalized by the middle of …

PayPal opens ‘digital gift’ store, debuts with iTunes gift cards

PayPal has announced a new section dedicated to online gift card purchases. The “Digital Gifts” store has opened with what PayPal describes as a “marquee merchant”, namely iTunes. Although buying iTunes gift cards with PayPal has been possible for a long time thanks to eBay, this is the first time …

Don't Waste Money - Make Your Social Media Advertising Smarter, More Original, More Effective

<b>#5 of 10 More Don’ts of Corporate Social Media</b><p><b>“Advertising is the price companies pay for being un-original,” designer Yves Behar has said.</b><p>But on social media, originality in advertising actually has found a new canvas, a new playground to explore. And the profession itself is being redesigned in …

Report: Metal Galaxy S5 body being built by the same company that supplies Apple, HTC

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>After four generations of plastic, the evidence is building that Samsung might finally be using metal for the body of the …

Like singing along to your favorite music? MusiXmatch's new mic for its iOS app has you covered

MusiXmatch, the app that bills itself as the world’s largest lyrics catalogue, has been download on iOS devices more than 20 million times, and to celebrate the ocassion, the company has launched the MusiXmatch Mic.<p>While reaching the 20 million milestone is an achievement in itself, not too many …

Pebble's e-paper smartwatch now available on Amazon

Pebble's slowly been expanding the places you can buy its e-paper smartwatch, but today it's landed at the biggest retailer of them all. Ahead of the Thankgiving celebrations, the company took to Twitter to announce the availability of the Pebble at Amazon, where you'll now be able to buy black and …