Huawei announced the new Honor 7 smartphone, and it has chosen a novel way to promote its resilience. The manufacturer blew their latest flagship smartphone as part of the promotion; which is quite a refreshing departure from the usual underwater test that has been popular lately.
The Honor 7 has been officially launched in China. Coming in three different variants, the new flagship device has a slew of high-end specifications. These include an all-metal body, a fingerprint sensor, fast charging support, and also Knuckle Sense, which was only available on the Huawei P8 up until now. It will also be powered by a new 2.2GHz octa-core processor: the HiSilicon Kirin 935.
It has been quite some time ever since the Asus Padfone S entered the Malaysian market, but it seems to have received a pretty hefty price cut recently. Retailing for below RM800 now (without the PadStation, of course), the Padfone S is a very attractive smartphone for consumers who are on a budget.
Members of the Malaysian Taxi Drivers’ Transformation Association (PERS1M) picketed in front of the MyTeksi headquarters in Petaling Jaya to protest against the continued operation of app based ride sharing services like MyTeksi-owned GrabCar and Uber. The taxi drivers claim that these services are taking away their livelihood by offering rides cheaper than taxis.
As usual of OnePlus, the company has revealed yet another one of the features for its upcoming smartphone, the OnePlus 2: a fingerprint sensor. It assured its fans that the sensor used in the OnePlus 2 will not disappoint as well, claiming that it is “refined and lightning quick, unlocking your device faster than (Apple’s) TouchID.”
Elon Musk’s space travel plans suffered a severe setback over the weekend when its Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after launch. The Falcon 9 was en route to the International Space Station carrying tonnes of supplies; among this were two pairs of Microsoft Hololens headsets with experimental software developed by NASA.
Microsoft has confirmed a deal that will see image collection assets from its Bing Mapping service moving to ride sharing service Uber. Details of the agreement are as of yet unknown, but it is presumed that around 100 Microsoft employees and some technology will be moving to Uber.