Wearable enthusiasts who have been looking into buying a Pebble can now get it at a substantially lower cost. Prices for both the Pebble and Pebble Steel have been cut by US$50 (or GBP50 for those in the UK). New features have also been added through a software update and apps that reveal the Pebble’s intention to bridge the gap between smartwatch and fitness band.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez’s ban from all football apparently extends past the barriers of the real world and all the way into Electronic Arts’ FIFA 15. Players beginning the game in charge of Barcelona will receive a message saying that he is banned from games until 26 October; which is incidentally the same time his real ban ends.
Since it has almost been year after the release GoPro HERO3+, we believe that there are many users out there feel that the time is now ripe for the company to unleash a brand new model into the market. If you are one of them, you should be delighted for this news then: HERO4 is confirmed, according to a major set of info that was leaked out earlier today.
This year will mark yet another edition of the regional football tournament, AFF Suzuki Cup which will begin in October. The tournament will also signify another important occasion for our national football team: the launch of another brand new jersey (not the one shown above) by the team’s current kit manufacturer, Nike.
For this year’s launch though, the company will be taking a slightly different approach to introduce the new Harimau Malaya’s jersey to fans as compared to the iterations.
Garmin Malaysia has announced two new Garmin Fitness products, which is the Garmin Edge 1000 cycling computer and the Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS running watch. Focused on the competitive athlete, the Edge 1000 is aimed at cycling enthusiasts while the Forerunner 15 is suited for runners looking to gain a competitive edge.
The Reebok One Challenge returns later this year, to be held in Putrajaya on September 14. One of the year’s toughest races, this year’s challenge will feature again be a test on both your physical ability as well as your mental strength, featuring a mix of long-distance running as well as obstacle courses. It is likely that whatever that you go through physically and mentally come race day isn’t possible to be replicated, but the brave men at Reebok Malaysia have released a video demonstrating a simulation of the race.
Gotze will score
— FIFA Corruption (@FifNdhs) July 13, 2014
Earlier this morning, Germany won the World Cup, beating Argentina via Mario Gotze’s goal scored in the 23rd minute of extra time. Many claimed it was a goal worthy of winning football’s greatest prize, crafted by a young man destined for greatness. For Gotze, this could only have been written in the stars.
Or was it? A Twitter account claims to have mentioned the exact sequence of events that unfolded at the Maracana stadium early this morning, where the account tweeted that Germany would not only win the World Cup, but also have a goal scored in the second half of extra time, and that Gotze would score it – close to a full 12 hours before the match started. Whoaa…
[Update 3 @ July 10, 12:43pm] After drawing ire from the Prime Minister Najib Razak, Bung Moktar has finally apologised for his tweet. Read more for details.
[Update 2 @ July 10, 12:37am] Unsurprisingly, the sheer virality of the news has gained international attention. Read more below.
[Update] The German Ambassador to Malaysia has condemned Bung Moktar’s Hitler reference. More below.
In case you missed the big news from the World Cup in Brazil early this morning, the first semi-final match between Germany and Brazil saw the European giants humbling the host nation 7-1, in one of the most shocking football results in recent times. Naturally, Germany supporters were elated at not only reaching the World Cup final, but also in the manner of reaching it.
Unfortunately, some fans can and do go a little overboard at times like these. It’s mostly harmless when someone like you and I share victorious status updates, but when you’re an MP and you make a reference to a dark side of world history…that’s another story. Case in point: controversial Member of Parliament Bung Moktar.
By now, you would have heard what happened during this morning’s FIFA World Cup Group D’s match between Italy and Uruguay which was essentially a very crucial match for both teams since it was their pathway to the next round of the tournament. Uruguay eventually won the match by a narrow margin of 1 – 0 but the team’s victory appears to have been eclipsed by Luis Suarez’s biting incident.
Obviously, the incident opened a floodgate of reactions from football fans throughout the world especially through social media right after it happened.