Few game companies are taking negative online behaviour as seriously as Riot Games. The League of Legends developer has begun trials for near-instant punishments for players who create a negative gameplay experience, going as far as to automate the system to deal out bans as quickly as 15 minutes after the match ends.
Jony Ive, the mastermind behind some of Apple’s greatest creations, has been promoted from Senior VP and will become Apple’s first Chief Design Officer. The promotion will see him oversee the company’s broader design efforts, and reduce the amount of time he spends on day-to-day managerial duties.
A lot of household items have gotten “smart” lately, your glasses, watch, weighing machine, and such, and it looks like plush toys are going down the same route. It has recently been discovered that several years ago, Google filed a patent for a connected toy that can interact with children and even show certain facial expression in response.
Officially announced to the world back in March, iflix which was co-founded by KL-based Catcha Group and US-based Evolution Media Capital is an upcoming video on-demand service that has been touted by many as the “Asian Netflix”. The nickname might seemed bold but still fitting at the same time as iFlix aims to deliver more than 10,000 hours of contents from across the globe to customers in this region.
Scheduled to be available in several Southeast Asian countries throughout 2015 including Malaysia, it has come to our attention that iflix is now sending out invites for users to access its Private Preview session.
The iPhone 5c may not be the Nokia 3310 (who can forget its legendary durability?), but it did save the live of a 25-year-old man when he was shot close-range with a shotgun (by a 19-year-old at that, yikes). According to the police officer handling the case, “had that phone not been in his (the victim) pocket at that time he would undoubtedly have died.”
ZTE’s brand new Android smartphone, the Q519T, might just be the budget device to get. Launched in China just recently, it is priced at a mere 599 Chinese yuan (about RM350). What makes it a very attractive smartphone at this price point is its LTE connectivity and a huge 4,000mAh battery; features which will definitely catch the attention of budget-conscious consumers.
The founder of Oculus VR Inc, Palmer Luckey, has been hit by a lawsuit from one of his former employers for a breach of contract. Total Recall Technologies had originally hired Luckey to build a prototype VR headset, and the company is now saying that Luckey had run off with the information he collected from that work to make the Oculus Rift instead.
For years now people have always complained about how Apple forces its users to upgrade to new devices every one or two years because they will end the product support after certain period of time, but looks like that is about to change. The latest reports are saying that Apple is looking on improving the quality for its next generation mobile operating system, iOS 9, and might bring back support for older devices.
BlackBerry has announced a round of layoffs from its mobile division as the company seeks to further consolidate its business. The company has not revealed how many people will be affected by this decision, but instead chose to say that it would affect number of employees from around the world.