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  1. Sleeping Chinese man robbed of life savings as smartphone’s facial recognition system is caught napping ZHEJIANG (China) — A facial recognition system failed to protect a Chinese man from a pair of sneak thieves who managed to unlock his phone while he was sleeping and steal his life savings of more 12,000 yuan (S$2,421), according to a local television news report. The man from Zhejiang province, identified only as Mr Yuan, contacted the police on Tuesday after noticing the money had disappeared from his bank account, the report said. Following an investigation, officers charged Mr Yuan’s two roommates with the theft, saying they unlocked the phone while the victim was sleeping and used WeChat Pay to transfer the funds to their own accounts. The stolen cash was later returned to Mr Yuan. The report did not name the brand of phone, but an unnamed police officer said it cost about 1,000 yuan. “It seems the facial recognition feature on Mr Yuan’s phone isn’t very reliable,” he said. “We conducted our own tests and found you could unlock it even with the eyes closed.” Many smartphones are fitted with a facial recognition system as a security device, but not all require iris scanning, so they can be unlocked more easily. China leads the world in facial recognition technology and it is rapidly becoming a feature of people’s day-to-day lives. Biometric computer applications that cross-reference huge databases of digital images and employ a variety of technologies, including iris scanning, are now widely used by security and surveillance teams to spot everyone from suspected criminals to jaywalkers Mr Tan Jianfeng, founder of Shanghai Zhongren Network Security, said that while fingerprint and facial recognition systems were useful, people should continue to use personal identification numbers to keep their personal data and finances safe. “If a password is lost, you can change it, but biometric information is not reproducible,” he said. “Once it has been leaked, you can’t get a new face. In the era of big data, once a biometric authentication has been completed all of that information is converted into machine code – and as long as it is in that form it can be intercepted.” In 2015, China’s Ministry of Public Security launched a project to build the world’s most powerful facial recognition database Its aim is to be able to identify any of the country’s more than 1.3 billion citizens — by matching facial scans with the images on their identity cards — within three seconds and with an accuracy rate of 90 per cent. Meanwhile, Chinese technology companies like Tencent, which developed WeChat Pay, have adopted facial recognition systems for use in retail, travel and mobile payments. People can also now withdraw cash from ATMs using facial recognition. SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
  2. Ccssgm

    Scam in SMS and Phone Call

    S'porean raises suspicion about scam in phone call The SMS that Mr Mohamed (above) received. -- TNP Pictures: ARUL JOHN THE SMS message on his phone said he had won $5,000 from Malaysian oil company Petronas. But Mr Mohamed Omar Mahadi thought it was odd. Especially since neither he nor his wife had visited Malaysia since 2001 or taken part in any Petronas lucky draw. Still, he was curious and decided to call the number on the phone to find out more. A man with a Filipino accent answered. Mr Mohamed, 26, a pest control operator, recounted: 'He congratulated me and asked for my handphone number and bank account number. He also told me to visit a bank branch and inform the teller of my win. 'I told him I thought this was a scam and asked to speak to someone higher up in Petronas. That was when he warned me not to call the number again, uttered a vulgarity and hung up.' DIFFERENT DETAILS Mr Mohamed lodged a police report that same day on 25 Jun. He also looked up Petronas' website and found out that its contact details were different from those listed in the SMS message. Mr Mohamed said the SMS message appeared to be linked to some overseas calls his wife had received about two weeks before his SMS message arrived. Madam Dian, 26, a partner in her husband's pest control company, said the woman who called her identified herself as Mary, and wanted to speak to her husband. She gave the caller Mr Mohamed's handphone number. Madam Dian said: 'After that, I felt something was wrong, so I called my husband and told him not to answer the phone when he heard an overseas dial tone. He took my advice.' Madam Dian said that Mary continued to call her several times that day and insisted on speaking to her husband. Mary told Madam Dian that she was working for a company called ISS but did not elaborate. The next day, she called again and said she was from a Canadian company conducting a survey on small businesses in Singapore.' Madam Dian said: 'In later calls, she even became very rude and demanded to speak to him.' The woman, and later a man, continued to call Madam Dian for about 20 more times over several days. When The New Paper called the phone number shown in Mr Mohamed's SMS message, a man with a Filipino accent, who identified himself as Mr Sony, claimed we had called Petronas Centre at KLCC in Malaysia. Mr Sony, who claimed that he was a telephone operator, said that the prize money was given out in conjunction with Petronas' 34th anniversary this year and winners would have their money transferred to their bank accounts via Petronas' bank account in Singapore. He hung up when he realised he was speaking to the press. Petronas spokesman Wilson Lee said the SMS message that Mr Mohamed received was part of an SMS scam which had been reported in the Malaysian press recently. He said it may have been started by Indonesians or an Indonesia-based syndicate, and also targeted some Malaysian telcos and Malaysian cable TV network Astro. He said Petronas had lodged several police reports about the matter I also Ever Received Call from Hong Kong and Malaysia
  3. Neutrino

    Mobile Phone plan help needed

    I don't use a mobile phone and my missus only uses a couple of dollars worth of whatever a month. But she just told me that M1 are scrapping nearly all of their 19 mobile plans and reducing them to just two, the cheapest of which cost S$25 per month. Is this correct. She said Singtel and Starhub already do this. Is there a Mobile Plan with any provider which would suit her small usage. Thanks.
  4. A mobile phone has been hurt as a result of this unfortunate accident between a van and a pedestrian along Sophia Road heading towards Wilkie Road on 11th of September. As we can see from this video posted onStomp and ROAD.sg, the driver of this Nissan van seemed to be distracted and was not paying attention to where he was heading, knocking a poor pedestrian hard from the back. Clearly, the van driver is at fault here... According to the police, the 40-year old pedestrian was conscious when conveyed to Raffles Hospital. He could be seen clutching his head as the video was about the end. We hope all is well for him. And his phone! 52576251_174470654273041_5621453545594435322_n.mp4
  5. Kb27

    Mobile phone GPS problem

    Recently, I encounter gps problem. I was using Uber driver app, then I added Grab driver app. Both use and would launch Waze as navigation. Sometimes after using for a while, Waze would suddenly freeze, not knowing what to do, like hanged. I then turn on Google Map and it shows the same location problem as Waze. I'm not currently at that location, it was like a few km away. So I suspect Location service has a problem. I had 2 phones, LG V20 and G4, both having the same problem occasionally. Once the problem started, rebooting the phone will fix it, until the next gps "loss" Initial suspect is LG phones, but googling found that samsung phone users also reported experiencing this problem. https://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s7-edge/667438-losing-gps-signal-how-can-i-stop.html If you have any experience with losing gps, for no reason, and how you fix it, please share. From the above link, the solution appears to be: 1. Switch off Wifi - Wifi degrade GPS signal. 2. Set GPS to device only, not High GPS which also use Wifi and network. 3. Remove battery optimization for Location Service. For those who use and encounter this during navigation, it can be frustrating, when you have to reboot the phone.
  6. I want to copy that Nanjing video I saw on here yesterday onto another forum. But don't know how to do it on my Samsung android phone. Anyone help??
  7. steveluv

    Huawei. Mate 30

  8. Which mobile phone games are you playing and highly recommended ? What are the other popular games like tsum tsum now ? Ok I am having school holidays now. Lol.
  9. YEN96

    Phone data recovery

    Anybody advise how much costs usually to do data recovery for smart phone Samsung / apple.?? Phone died, not sure wat is the problem.
  10. Sdf4786k

    Circles Life Phone plan

    https://pages.circles.life/bonus/ Wow, With such plan, is it any wonder if you still use the talk time. 20GB of data for 28 dollars
  11. antelop

    Huawei phone / tablet

    Any bro knows where to buy this in Singapore? Been using huawei phone - media pad m2 with 7" screen - for several months. Superb.
  12. Recently came across an Android local application called "Summon Auntie" where we can alert /page each other in single click. In addition, it shows the Traffic news (the google map one), timer reminder for parking. This should be available for I-phones as well. Let us add interesting applications in this thread. 1. Summon Auntie 2.
  13. Carbon82

    Huawei Mate X Foldable Phone

    You see it first, before the official debut. Quick Specs Single foldable screen with 3 screen format: - 6.6" main screen (front) - 6.25" secondary screen (rear) with cam - 8.4" when fully open (tablet mode) Thickness when folded: 11mm Camera setup: Single 4 cam system Processor: Kirin 980 RAM: 8GB 4,500 mAh battery 55W Supercharge (charge to 80% in 30 min) Stay tuned for more info. Updated info as at 9:30pm 5G enabled Dual SIM (1 for 5G, the other for 4G) - 6.6" main screen (2,480 x 1,148 - 19.5:9 aspect raio) - 6.38" secondary screen (2,480 x 892 - 25:9 aspect ration) - 8.0" when fully open (2,480 x 2,200 - 8:7.1 aspect ratio) 11mm thick when folded 5.4mm thick when opened (tablet mode) 3 camera setup Kirin 980 + Balong 5000 2x 4,500 mAh battery (t.b.c.) 55W Supercharge (charge to 85% in 30 min) 8GB RAM + 512GB Price €2,299 (~S$3,500) Available in mid 2019
  14. Atrecord

    Samsung Note 9

    How come nobody mention Samsung Note 9, which has been opened for pre-order since i think last week? Heard some people say it's very good. Is it? S Pen got bluetooth function or something, but not sure what it can really do. http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/14/samsung-galaxy-note-9-review
  15. is it secure? 1. assuming you lost your phone 2. although you have fingerprint sensor setup but your passcode is stupidly configure with 123123 123456 000123 3. if the perpetrator add in his fingerprint 4. he can activate the banking app and transfer money out i see many people use their phone while in mrt when standing near looking down ... can see everything a person doing with the phone no need a super duper tok kong hacker simply anyone grab/snatch the phone and can do nuts and crazy stuff in the first 15-30 mins even before the user can report to bank what do you think?
  16. Royole Corporation unveiled its FlexPai smartphone at an event in Beijing, on Oct 31.PHOTO: TWITTER/ ROYOLE CORPORATION Chinese company Royole Corporation has launched what may be the world's first foldable phone. The company, which specialises in manufacturing flexible displays, unveiled its FlexPai smartphone on Wednesday (Oct 31) at an event in Beijing. The device has a 19.8cm screen with a thickness of 7.6mm and can fold in half, which would then split the screen into three separate smaller screens on the front, rear and spine. It weighs 320g, over 50 per cent more than the iPhone XS Max or Galaxy Note 9, both weighing slightly over 200g. Royole said that the Flexpai had been tested to withstand more than 200,000 open-and-shut movements, meaning it should offer years of use before any damage to the picture, reported BBC. "It is a historical moment that we have been waiting for years (to see)," said Bill Liu Zihong, 35, co-founder, chairman and chief executive of the company. He believes the technology will be popular as it caters to consumers who want a smartphone with a large display but is still easy to carry, reported South China Morning Post. The phone is set to retail from 8,999 yuan (S$1,780) to 12,999 yuan and will begin to be delivered in late December, said Royole. The six-year-old company said it would hold three "flash sales" to consumers in China on Thursday, reported BBC. BBC said that this launch has caught many industry watchers by surprise as many expected Samsung or Huawei to be the first to sell such a device. Evan Blass, a reporter with Venturebeat.com, a technology website, tweeted that LG intends to unveil a foldable phone of its own in 2019. I can't speak for Samsung... ...but I do know that LG plans to unveil a foldable phone at its 2019 CES keynote.
  17. Ysc3

    Mobile phone explosion

    what a way to go ... and as usual, the question on everyone's mind is : what phone ? Mobile phone explosion kills Malaysian venture capital firm's CEO KUALA LUMPUR: A mobile phone explosion led to the death of 45-year-old Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan, according to a statement released by the company on Friday (Jun 15). The company confirmed that the post-mortem report concluded the cause of death on Thursday as complications from blast injuries attributable to an exploding handphone that was being charged next to him. A message from the family that has been circulating on social media quoted Nazrin’s brother-in-law as claiming that at some point the phone had overheated and exploded, causing a blunt trauma at the back of Nazrin’s head and caused his death. The mattress too had caught fire but Nazrin was already lifeless by then, said the brother-in-law whose name was not mentioned in the message. Police had earlier said Nazrin was trapped in a bedroom fire at his double-storey terrace house in Mutiara Damansara yesterday and probably died of smoke inhalation. He had also suffered burns on his body. Nazrin leaves behind his wife and four children, according to the Star.
  18. Surf2004

    Iottie Easy Touch 4 Car Mount

    Hi, Anyone using the above car mount ? Does it fall off when parked under the hot sun ? TIA !
  19. hi, anyone using CAAS (airport) corporate plan ? what's the plans like ? diff companies are offered different plans by the service providers ... my office one not very attractive compared to my sis's SGH CIS ...
  20. Nokia brings back iconic 8110 'banana phone' Feb 26, 2018 BARCELONA/HELSINKI - Seeking to capitalise on their comeback over the past year, the makers of Nokia phones are expanding to include a premium Android smartphone, their first, and a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" phone. Set up by ex- Nokia executives who have licensed the famous brand, HMD Global - as the year-old company is known - has focused on mid-priced Androids and even sub-$100-priced phones since entering the smartphone market. Chief Executive Florian Seiche said HMD has sold around 30 million phones after introducing 11 new phone models over the past year. On Sunday, it announced two new models, plus refreshed versions of three phones first offered last year. "We feel great about the momentum we had in 2017 and that gives us the confidence to double down in 2018," Seiche told reporters at a briefing in London ahead of the product launch. Mobile phone market tracker Counterpoint Research said Nokia phones surged during 2017 to become the world's No. 1 seller of low-cost feature phones and No. 11 in smartphones after only entering the market last year. On a combined basis, Nokia now ranks as the No. 6 mobile phone seller, Counterpoint calculates. HMD's strategy is to use distribution partnerships with 600 top mobile operators and retailers in selected markets around the world to offer reliable, affordable products with the latest innovations, plus monthly Google security updates on all phones. Europe remains the biggest region for Nokia phones sales, Seiche said; India, Russia and Indonesia are its biggest country markets. The Nokia 8 is the company's flagship phone, priced at 749 euros (S$1,215) and designed to compete with Samsung's and Huawei's premium models. A new, 4G-ready version of Nokia's 8110 is priced at 79 euros. Nokia 8 is available in April, the revamped 8110 in May. The 1990s throwback model comes in two colour choices, classic black or banana yellow, a play on how its keyboard slid out, inspiring the nickname "banana phone". Nokia Corp, once the world's dominant phone maker, sold its handset business to Microsoft in 2014 and is now focused on telecom network equipment. HMD took over the Nokia feature phone business from Microsoft in 2016 and struck a deal with Nokia Oyj to use the brand on smartphones. http://www.asiaone.com/digital/nokia-phones-look-future-and-past?xtor=EREC-16-4[Emarsys_Newsletter]-20180226&extid=6934d0cfb7b252f1ae9f0dbddf5ff88ca8637e77
  21. Dear All, My Siemens Dect phone at home is failing due to age and its time to get a new one. I need a DECT phone with speakerphone capability and also good talktime. Anyone has any brand and model to recommend and also lobang to get it cheap? Awaiting all good advice!
  22. Westender

    Starhub free home phone line.

    Anyone using it currently? Thinking of switching to it soon, save abit also good. Can I connect more than one phone to the digital modem? Problem is I have phone in all the rooms and hall, does it means I have to junk all of them away? Does it comes with caller ID? Any other pros and cons before I switch over?
  23. There are so many and when I decided on one from Giant it did not last even one day. $13 gone. It broke at the base. It looked like attached photo. Just need specific model that works..thanks!