[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1217PM]: We have received official statement from Uber. Read more for further info.
[ORIGINAL POST, 28 AUG 1024AM]:
In yet another blow to Uber’s operation in Malaysia, the transport service which is rapidly gaining traction in Kuala Lumpur has been deemed illegal by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). This came right after a recent public outcry by Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat-Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia (Gabungan) as well as Sunlight Radio Taxi Service.
It seems like LG isn’t really saving anything for some surprises at the upcoming IFA 2014 event in Berlin a week from now. We now know that LG had announced the L Bello, and the L Fino, and even introduced a new phablet into its mid-range offering — the LG G3 Stylus. Just hours ago, the company has made the previously teased LG G Watch R official along with an impressive spec sheet.
The general consensus regarding Samsung’s line of smartwatches might be mixed but nevertheless, it is clear the company is planning to stay in the segment for the long run as Samsung has unveiled yet another new smartwatch in the form of Samsung Gear S. Interestingly, the new smartwatch is actually equipped with 3G connectivity which is the first of its kind within the company’s family of smartwatches.
More and more OEMs are beginning to join in the smartwatch frenzy, and if you’re a competitive smartwatch manufacturer, you’re going to want to create a compelling design to stand out from the bunch. On that note, Asus looks ready to bring a new watch face design of their smartwatch with an oval, if not symmetrical display screen with rounded corners.
Do you own a HP or Compaq laptop that was purchased between September 2010 and June 2012? Well, this is an important announcement for you then: HP earlier today has launched a worldwide recall and replacement program for power cords that are provided for those laptops.
The recall notice has also been extended to power cords that might have been included together with accessories that were sold during the same time period such as docking station. Of course, the replacement power cord will be provided to eligible customers at no cost.
A short moment ago, a surprise media invitation from Sony Mobile has popped up in our mail box. Apparently, the company will be having a regional media event in Singapore on 16 September.
While the invite did mentioned that Sony Mobile will introduce a new product at the event, the company didn’t specifically point out the actual product. The artwork for the invite also didn’t provide much clue at what new device that Sony Mobile will showcase at the event.
Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong has announced the impending release of the traditional Chinese version of Akiba’s Trip 2 for the PlayStation 4 in Malaysia. The original Japanese version of the game has been available since July, and there is little difference between these two titles aside from the translation. In fact, the audio is still in Japanese; which leaves on the subtitles and menus changed. There is no word on an English translation yet.
The Mozilla Malaysia community is holding a Maker Party in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend. Titled “Hive Malaysia : Teach The Web Kuala Lumpur”, it is aimed at providing educators with the skills needed to teach web literacy. All this is part of the Mozilla road map to increasing web participation and showing people what it means to be a citizen of the internet.