Today would be the 114th birthday of Eiji Tsuburaya, creator of Ultraman and co-creator of Godzilla. Google is celebrating the person behind some of our most treasured cultural icons with a Google Doodle mini-game that challenges players to recreate some iconic scenes from Tsuburaya’s movies.
Italian spyware maker Hacking Team is currently facing a massive nightmare. The company has had its security breached, and some 400GB of files leaked on to the internet. Human Rights associations and privacy advocates are having a field day sorting through the data which shows sales to numerous oppressive regimes.
Launched back in November last year, RoKKi Chats in-flight Wi-Fi service has enabled passengers in selected AirAsia flight to use a selected number of online instant messaging service while being up in the air. Developed by a fellow Tune Group company called Tune Box, RoKKi Chats is now able to support yet another popular application: Twitter.
Sony has started believing that it should reach out and communicate with its fans and customers more. However, it appears to think that the way to do this is by asking them to crowdfund future products that are currently in development. Meet “First Flight”, Sony’s crowdsourcing platform that will allow it to seek funding directly from consumers instead of investors, or even from its own funds.
Social engineering to spread malware generally relies on getting people to click on things they would usually avoid. Hackers know to remain topical, and use popular search terms to get this done; with Comic Con around the corner, the flavour of the month happens to be Superheroes. McAfee Siteadvisor has published a list of the Superheroes who are most likely to also carry malware in the links.
Crowdfunding campaigns can perform miracles, like giving someone US$55,000 to make potato salad. However, this one particular Indiegogo fundraiser may just be trying a little too hard. It aims to raise €1.6 billion (about RM6.7 billion) to help Greece pay off its debt to the International Monetary Fund.
Google’s new Photos app has made great strides in facial and object recognition. So much so that the system itself is able to sort images according to categories without user input. However, nothing is perfect, as computer programmer Jacky Alcine discovered after he was tagged as being a gorilla in several photos.
Microsoft has confirmed a deal that will see image collection assets from its Bing Mapping service moving to ride sharing service Uber. Details of the agreement are as of yet unknown, but it is presumed that around 100 Microsoft employees and some technology will be moving to Uber.
Now that U Mobile has finally made its move in the telco price war, how does it compare to the other affordable postpaid plans offered by other telcos – Celcom First Basic 38 that offers 3GB of data for RM38/month, and Digi’s SmartPlan 50 promotion that offers 3GB of data for RM36/month?