Google is working on all sorts of robotics these days, and it should come as no surprise that the mysterious Google X has been working on a drone delivery service. Unlike most other companies who are testing this sort of unmanned aerial aircraft, Google Wing is experimenting with multiple variations on the drone concept to figure out which would be the most suitable for flying around and delivering things to people.
Now that Apple has finally announced its event for 9 September 2014, are you excited to see what the company has got to offer? Over the past couple of days, rumors and leaks about the iPhone 6 have been making their way around the internet including NFC chip, components and more importantly, the price.
Good Old Games, or GOG, has always been the place to find DRM free games for those who want to avoidbeing locked into Steam or any other DRM. It is now also a place to get DRM free movies, or at least it will if talks with Hollywood executives go well. For now, the new Movie tab on GOG.com will contain a documentaries about gaming and internet culture; the kind of thing that resonates with its main customers.
Valve is being taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its Steam refund policy. The suit alleges that the current policy fails to comply with Australian consumer rights; most of which stem from Steam’s no refund policy. It appears the fact that Valve doesn’t have an official presence in the country will not stop the authorities from filing the suit.
Excited about all the Sony IFA leaks we’ve been seeing so far including a Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and even an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact? Well, it looks like they’re all true and they will be unveiled at IFA 2014 on 3 September 2014. Sony just released a teaser video that not only hints at 3 mobile devices, it also has some clues to what they will offer.
Mark your calendar, Apple fans; here comes the next big press event by the Cupertino giant. Earlier today, the Internet was sent abuzz after media members throughout the world have received an invite from Apple for that the said occasion which is scheduled to take place on 9 September (10 September, 1AM in Malaysian time). If you can recall, the same date has been mentioned previously by a number of prominent tech medias.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1156PM]: We have finally received a copy of the actual, full official statement by SPAD which is not available publicly on SPAD’s website, even at the time this update is posted. The copy was sent to us by Uber. Read more to check it out.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1100PM]: Uber has come out with another statement, this time on its official blog. The company has also come out with #MalaysiaNeedsUber hashtag. Read more for the details.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1217PM]: We have received an official statement from Uber. Read more for further info.
[ORIGINAL POST, 28 AUG 1024AM]:
In yet another blow to Uber’s operations 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 comes right after a recent public outcry by Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat-Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia (Gabungan) as well as Sunlight Radio Taxi Service.