Facebook has been determined to bring the internet to the more remote places in the world and, while it isn’t the only one with the idea, has shown off the hardware that will achieve the feat. The Aquila is a solar powered unmanned drone capable of flying at an altitude between 60,000 and 90,000 feet.
Google has expanded its Street View imagery of Malaysian roads to include Sabah and Sarawak. The effort took some six months, including the time to trek through Mulu National Park. This most recent expansion follows the addition of thousands of kilometres of Malaysian coastline through the Paddle for Nature programme that ended in February 2015.
This is something for you networking folks out there: ASUS is apparently planning to release a limited edition version of its famed RT-AC87U wireless router into Malaysian market. By limited, we mean only 50 out of 1,000 units of the router will be made available in our market.
A last ditch effort to save Jaring has failed after the courts threw out an attempt to challenge the recent liquidation order. Utusan Printcorp and its managing director Norhisam Mohamed Nor attempted to secure a court decision to prevent the company from being broken up and sold, but will now have to turn over control of the company to the liquidators for its final days.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has blocked Sarawakian Watchdog Sarawak Report on grounds that the site threatens national security. MCMC posted a notice to its Facebook page clarifying why the action was taken, although it also noted that the blocks are only in place until investigations into its activities are complete.
Yesterday, we were made aware of an EDM e-mail from TM that was sent to select UniFi customers which offers an upgrade to a 30Mbps package that was previously offered on a trial basis at selected area in Klang Valley. Even though the package is yet to appear on TM’s website, it is a strong sign that the service is now finally ready to accept more customers. True enough, it turns out that the new 30Mbps plan is now available in all areas that are covered by UniFi.