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The Wildest, Wackiest Tech Gadgets Of The Year

Pic: KuriIt’s that time of year again—time to pay homage to the wackiest, most wonderful tech gadgets around. As you might know by now, I’m a huge fan of “unique” gifts. Lucky for all of us who appreciate the stranger things (and the Stranger Things) this year, the cup runneth over. So, off we go.

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Uber Ties Up With BBM Messenger On Ride Booking

Pic: ReutersJAKARTA: Uber Technologies said on Monday it has joined forces with BBM Messenger to allow users around the world, including in the application’s biggest market of Indonesia, to book rides via the messenger service.

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Gov't Initiative To Upgrade Internet Access In Sarawak Via SKR1M

Datuk Patinggi Dr Abang Johari Tun Openg.KUCHING -- The submarine cable system, the 1Malaysia People’s Cable System (SKR1M) launched today is part of the government’s initiative to upgrade and enhance the quality of internet access in Sarawak.

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US SpaceX's "Used" Spacecraft Arrives At Space Station

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WASHINGTON -- A used cargo spacecraft from private US company SpaceX returned to the International Space Station on Sunday, more than two years after its first visit to the orbiting laboratory, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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U.S., Russian, Japanese Crew Blasts Off For Space Station

Pic: ReutersA trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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Uber Used Undercover Agents, Court Letter Says

Pic: Reuters (The letter emerged during Uber's legal battle with Waymo)Uber set up a covert unit tasked with stealing competitors' secrets and engaging in undercover surveillance, a letter published by a US court on Friday has alleged.

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Schools Warned Over Hackable Heating Systems

Pic: ReutersDozens of British schools' heating systems have been found to be vulnerable to hackers, according to a probe by a security research firm.

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Dalai Lama Launches Free iPhone App

Pic: BBCThe Dalai Lama has launched a mobile app for followers to stay up to date with his travels and teachings.

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Amazon To Start Selling Apple TV, Google Chromecast

Pic: ReutersAmazon.com Inc will start selling Google Chromecast and Apple TV, which compete against its Fire TV, on its online store, an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday.

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Facebook To Use Its News Feed To Push More Videos To Users

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it would begin to promote videos more prominently inside its News Feed, leveraging the social network’s centerpiece product to build interest in episodic shows and compete more directly with YouTube.

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