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Beware of overseas scams involving Apple iOS ‘game testers’, say police, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Do not fall prey to a new variant of scams involving the recruitment of Apple iOS “game testers”, police cautioned on Friday (July 19). Sounding the alert on such scams which have been reported overseas, police said fraudsters would use social media platforms such as Facebook to recruit unsuspecting victims, luring them to take up the job offer of “playing games” in exchange for lucrative payments. The scammers would request victims to log into their Apple ID account on their iPhone with a specific name and password, before…

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From conducting job interviews to vocational training, Swedish start-up sees robots as a game changer

If the future turns out to be just the way as envisioned by Samer Al Moubayed, robots will become part of our everyday lives, spawning huge business opportunities worth billions of dollars.The CEO and co-founder of Furhat Robotics, a Swedish start-up developing robotic applications, says there could be hundreds of uses for robots, from conducting job interviews to vocational training to customer servicing worth billions of dollars in the next two decades. These robots will become so common that… Source link

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Singapore 

Jewel Changi Airport’s new Pokemon Explorer game, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Tired of playing Pokemon Go? Try Pokemon Explorer (PEX). Launched jointly by Jewel Changi Airport and The Pokemon Company, PEX is an interactive game in which players can choose a partner Pokemon – out of 25 Pokemon including Pikachu, Eevee and Snorlax – to accompany them and complete various missions in 10 parts of the Jewel complex. The game, available since last Wednesday, can be accessed only on the Jewel mobile app, which is available on both Android and iOS. The missions in PEX include helping Pikachu collect…

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Tencent said to be in talks for bigger cut of video game sales from mobile app stores

Tencent Holdings is pressing China’s top smartphone vendors and app stores to boost the cut of revenue it gets from video games sold through their platforms, people familiar with the matter said, stepping up efforts to claw back profits as the company’s business slows.The gaming and social media giant is seeking as much as 70 per cent of the sales generated from its video games, up from 50 per cent at present, said the people, who requested anonymity discussing private negotiations.That would… Source link

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US should start manipulating the dollar, Donald Trump says, accusing China and Europe of playing ‘big currency manipulation game’

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China and Europe of playing a “big currency manipulation game”. He said the United States should match that effort, a move that directly contradicts official US policy not to manipulate the dollar’s value to gain trade advantages.In a tweet, the president said that if America does ‘match’ China and Europe, the country will continue “being the dummies who sit back and politely watch as other countries continue to play their games – as they have for… Source link

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Singapore 

You can (virtually) dash through terminals with luggage trolleys in an arcade game at Jewel Changi Airport, Digital, Singapore News

Haven’t we all fantasised about racing across the carpeted terminals of Changi Airport on luggage trolleys? No? Just us? Fine.  In any case, you actually can right now — specifically, in an interactive game at Jewel Changi Airport. Yes, now can finally be the hyper-efficient trolley uncle/auntie you want to see in the world.  The endless running video game is available for the public to play for free at the newly opened Changi Experience Studio, and according to this video captured by Xavier Lur, looks like fairly decent fun.  “Temple Run…

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US-China trade war: Trump and Xi are locked in world’s largest game of chicken, and neither can blink

There HASN’T BEEN a week, if not a day, over the past year without some sort of breaking news about US-China relations.Now more than 12 months into the trade conflict, and after the 11th round of talks failed in early May, it has gone well beyond just repeated escalation of tariffs. Washington and Beijing have both toughened their rhetoric and intensified the confrontation by expanding retaliatory measures to other areas.US President Donald Trump has moved to blacklist Chinese telecom firm… Source link

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What if the US and China were to decouple financially? Bank of America analysts have a war game model for the implications

With US-China trade tensions deepening, analysts at Bank of America have war-gamed some potential implications for financial markets.“What if China and the US were to decouple financially,” a group led by David Cui, head of China equity strategy with the American bank, asked itself in a June 4 note to clients. It’s “not our base case but an emerging risk worth monitoring,” they wrote.Among the potential implications of any moves to establish a financial iron curtain between the world’s two… Source link

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Will Chinese fans be the last to know how Game of Thrones ends?

Chinese fans of Game of Thrones were in an uproar on Monday after Tencent Video, one of the country’s biggest streaming video service providers, postponed showing until further notice of the final episode of the hit HBO show because of a technical issue.The delay was announced by Tencent Video, a unit of internet giant Tencent Holdings, an hour before the episode’s scheduled broadcast at 9am on Monday. Tencent Video obtained exclusive distribution rights in China for Game of Thrones in 2014… Source link

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Singapore 

Krisflyer miles redemption guide: How to start playing the miles game in Singapore, Singapore News

So, you’ve finally decided to become a full-fledged travel hacker – to start collecting miles in order to fulfil to your dream of travelling the world. You’ve told all your friends and posted an Instagram story about it… but, erm, now what? Before you start texting your boss to ask for a sabbatical and applying for the best air mile credit card there is, first read this 5-step guide to figure out how exactly you can earn, calculate and redeem your KrisFlyer miles. (Note: This article talks about KrisFlyer miles…

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