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Bizarre QR code use

QR -- two dimensional barcodes that were originally designed for the automotive industry. Due to its potential for quick readability and storing additional information within confined space, QR codes have become a recent product of extensive experimentation.

January 4, 2012 by


Green skyscraper stands tall in S'pore

City-state's latest addition to skyline--Asia Square Building--boasts high-tech, eco-friendly features such as a biofuel plant, self-powering lift system and biometric access to distinguish it from the rest.

December 9, 2011 by Ellyne Phneah

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How to land your dream job: Nine inventive ways

The global job market is in a precarious position. Increasing numbers of people compete against each other for vacancies, from the CEOs recently made redundant to the unemployed undergraduate. The current unemployment statistics are worrying - but it has inspired some new and creative ways to grab an employer's attention.

December 5, 2011 by


12 ways hardware makers screw up a perfectly good Windows PC

Making PCs is a tough business, with low profit margins and cutthroat competition. To squeeze a few extra bucks out of every PC they sell, some OEMs cut deals to preinstall trial versions of software. On top of that, some OEMs feel compelled to “add value” to their hardware by bundling software programs and utilities that duplicate functions already available in Windows. This gallery documents the frustration I found after unboxing three new consumer notebooks.

December 4, 2011 by

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