Gameloft’s upcoming mobile shooter Modern Combat 5 is not due out until 24 July. As part of the campaign to build hype, the developer held a contest for individuals to win an advance copy of the game. It did not expect the winner to crack the game and share it over torrent websites.
Searching for a place to stay and putting up your place into Airbnb has just gotten a whole lot easier as Airbnb announces a brand new design to its website, mobile app, as well as its logo. The new Airbnb website is now “flat” with big images, allowing users to easily find the information they want in a more attractive and neater format compared to previous design.
Update: TM has rectified the issue and all connections should have returned to normal.
TM’s Twitter account has made it known that some subscribers to UniFi and Streamyx may be experiencing slow connections due to congestion of two DNS. The cause of this congestion is still as of yet unknown, although the ISP has promised that its engineers are currently looking into the problem.
The popular TEDx series returns to Kuala Lumpur for another year, where 13 influential people from a diverse set of practices will be presenting their stories to Malaysian attendees. This year’s TEDxKL will be held at the Calvary Convention Centre on August 9, and will carry the theme “The Open Future”. As the official forum partner for TEDxKL, Lowyat.NET readers get to enjoy special rates for the admission tickets! Read on to find out more.
Google’s new internet security programme, Project Zero, has unveiled its first big name. George Hotz, or better known as Geohot, has joined the team that is preparing to scour the internet for vulnerabilities and get to them before malicious hackers are able to exploit the weaknesses. Hotz will be joining what Wired is calling a dream team of hackers who form the core of Project Zero.
What might looked like just another random car accident in Kuantan, the violent reaction from the young lady against an elderly man in this video is enough to make it go viral. Nicknamed as the #CDM25 incident which is a reference to the registration number of the Peugeot 208 that was driven by the lady, it has sparked plenty of reaction not only among local netizens but also throughout the country.
Even DiGi has joined the bandwagon as well and has offered to fix the vehicles that were involved in the accident.
Google has had a eventful week, and it continued it with the unveiling of Project Zero. Mountain View is putting together a team solely dedicated to making the internet a safer place for all users. The idea is that the company has invested a large amount of resources in making their products secure against outside attacks, and is now extending that same kind of quality control to everyone who operates online.
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…
Microsoft has issued a emergency update for its Windows operating system to protect systems against the recent counterfeit encryption certificates that came out of the National Infomatics Centre (NIC) of India. These certificates were spotted earlier in the week and appear to spoof credentials from Google and Yahoo. This update revokes access for the certificates, preventing hackers from using them to commit attacks against internet users.
[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.
As you might have heard, a local politician earlier today goes under the spotlight after tweeting his reaction of Germany’s landslide victory against Brazil during this morning’s FIFA World Cup semi-final match. The tweet has managed to trigger plenty of reactions to the extent that even the German Ambassador to Malaysia has something to say about it.
Truth to be told, that now infamous tweet is just one of many tweets that is related to the epic match. In fact, Twitter stated that this morning’s Brazil vs Germany match is now the most-discussed single sports game ever on the social network.