If you’re in Singapore, it’s worth noting that the Singaporean government has amended its Road Traffic Act that will be enforced from the 1st of February 2015. According to the updated Act, drivers who are holding their phone or tablet when the vehicle is moving will be fined up to SG$1,000 (approximately RM2,685) or jailed up to six months, or both.
Meizu has announced the Lifekit system as it attempts to join the smart home arena. The company has unveiled a list of compatible gadgets including a smart bulb, digital scale, a smart air conditioner, an air purifier and a four-piece air quality control system as part of a partnership with Haier and Alibaba.
Bioware has released the tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition for digital download. The music will be free from now until 9 February, after which users will have to pay for it. There is also a fan contest starting up next month with a grand prize of an Xbox One, and Malaysians are eligible to join for a change.
Sennheiser is currently working on two concept audio modules for the upcoming Project Ara smartphone from Google. Called the Amphon and Proteus, these two blocks aim to provide high definition audio on smartphones; and also seem to take the idea of a modular phone in the right direction.
It seems that Xiaomi is taking a step further into the smart home industry. The Chinese company is looking to start testing four new smart home products on the 26th of January. Xiaomi’s President Bin Lin revealed the Xiaomi smart home app along with four smart devices at the GeekPark Innovation Festival in Beijing.
This will definitely be one of the strangest phones you’ll see this year. Introducing the Heart 401AB, a heart-shaped phone that can make calls and only calls. It doesn’t have a camera, or even SMS functionality. This oddly-shaped phone maybe quirky but there’s actually more to it.
HyppTV has a new updated app for its HyppTV Everywhere service, that allows users to watch streaming video on mobile devices. The new app no longer requires a Unifi or Streamyx subscription, and will include a seven day free trial for all those who download it for the first time.
The Mi Headphones are one of the many devices that Xiaomi has unveiled today at its launch event in Beijing. Featuring the capability to interchange the ear covers of the headphones, it can be both over-the-ear and on-ear headphones, allowing users to switch to whichever style that is more comfortable to them.
Xiaomi has worked on not only improving its smartphones, but also its set top box. The new Mi Box mini is barely a quarter of the size of the Mi Box announced last year, and yet still packs some impressive internals. It may also end up being mistaken for a power adapter more often than not.