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Vietnam to punish inmate for drug photos on Facebook—report

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Vietnamese authorities have vowed to “seriously punish” a prisoner caught posting photographs of drugs alongside status updates on Facebook from a smartphone smuggled into jail, state media reported.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Missing plane: Don’t read too much into ringing phones—expert

A relative of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane uses a mobile phone at the Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 11, 2014. The accounts of some passengers on Chinese messaging tool QQ show they had been online, reports say, although the operator says that failure to shut the software down properly can give that impression. Photo from The Star Online-Asia News Network

A technology expert dismissed the Theory of the Phantom calls, explaining that ringing phones do not lead to any conclusions.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Flappy Bird may rise again, creator says

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The Vietnamese creator of Flappy Bird says he’s thinking of resurrecting the smash-hit free game that he abruptly took offline a month ago — albeit with a warning about its addictive qualities.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Don’t rely on Google Maps to search for plane, says Google

Misleading images of a plane on Google Maps. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Concerned people should not rely on Google Maps to search the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it is not live satellite feed.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Vietnam to fine people for critical Facebook posts

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Vietnam has intensified a crackdown on online dissent with a new decree that threatens fines of several thousand dollars for anybody criticising the government on Facebook.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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