There are plenty of ways to check for PDRM summons but the search result from this particular portal – Rangkaian Interaktif Laman Elektronik Kerajaan or RILEK – is rather hilarious. As the screenshot such as above is currently making rounds in the social media, who wouldn’tbe feel proud when Batman congratulates you for being a law obedient citizen? Mind you, this is actually a real and operational e-services portal.
Some might thought that the screenshot is a results of Photoshop wizardry but we can assure you that it is indeed real as we actually give it a test drive ourselves. You can do it too: just register and verify your account, log into it, choose PDRM and enter your IC number. Occasionally, the result would return a picture of fireworks instead but at the time this article is published, Batman appears in our search result almost all the time.
As hilarious as this might be, we do wonder what Warner Bros. and DC Comic think about this though. We also have no idea what image would you receive if you actually have pending PDRM summons since we all are law obedient citizens here. *cough*
[Source: icednyior @ Twitter]
How does it feel like to throw $7.5 million away?
Perhaps not literally, but a British man has done just that. An old hard drive containing 7500 Bitcoins, stowed away in a drawer at a time when Bitcoins were virtually worthless in 2009, was discarded by James Howells as part of the Brit’s IT equipment clearout. Howells only remembered of his stash of Bitcoins in the drive he had disposed of when news broke last week that Bitcoins were now going for about $1000 each.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much that Howells can do about it now. After contacting the local landfill, he was told by the manager that the hard drive could be buried anywhere between three to five feet deep in the landfill which is about the size of a football field. As Howells himself admits, there was virtually “no chance” of locating the hard drive again, especially when there is no guarantee of being able to recover the Bitcoins in the precious drive anyway.
Think that Nanodots is nice to play with and provides endless hours of fun? Wait till you land your hands on some Mega Nanodots, three times the size of a regular Nanodot. Nanodots recently announced that they will be bringing the Mega Nanodots to Malaysia very soon at a very affordable price of under USD$15. If you’re bored of all those regular Christmas presents that usually ends up sitting in the corner of the room, be glad to know that Mega Nanodots will arrive in Malaysia very, very soon, just in time for the holiday season.
Nanodots will be shipping in the Mega Nanodots 12 that contains 12 magnetic spheres and a registration code for online tutorials, contests and bonus offers. Available in black, Blue Marble and Spectra, Mega Nanodots may not be as versatile as the original ones but it does bring magnetic construction to a whole new level.
Mega Nanodots are approximately 15mm in diameter and can hold up to 40 times its own weight. It contains bi-polar ferrite magnets with both north and south pole. It is extremely strong and like the original Nanodots, should strictly be kept out of reach of children. Intriguied yet? Visit Nanodots to find out more while we keep you updated on when Mega Nanodots will reach Malaysia but here’s a hint, it will be offered on Storekini.com so stay tuned.
It’s another week and this week, Storekini.com is having a Gadgets Fair that allows you to get discounts on smartphones and tablets by some of the most popular brands such as Samsung, Sony, Asus, HTC, Huawei and Lenovo. Get your hands on some of the latest devices from these brands on Storekini now.
Next up, Storekini is now offering headphones and earphones from AERIAL7. AERIAL7 is an audio accessories manufacturer that is based in Los Angeles and founded in 2008, the company offers a wide selection of colorful products that are influenced by street fashion so if you have a taste for some stylish and colorful accessories, visit Storekini now to land your hands on one of their products. If you prefer something a little less loud, Aerial7 also has some rather plain and yet stylish earphones for you to pick from; you can even DIY your own.
Visit Storekini.com now to find out more and as always, have fun shopping.
We all know the “indestructible” Nokia meme, but it looks like it’s time to start a new one. A petrol station clerk was shot at by a robber yesterday in Florida, and escaped with his life after the bullet was stopped dead in its track by the clerk’s HTC EVO 3D smartphone in his front pocket.
The clerk had been working his shift at the petrol station with another employee when the robber entered the premises demanding them to open the safe. Unfortunately, both of them did not have access to the safe, and in frustration shot at the clerk as he made his exit. The shot hit the clerk’s chest, where the bullet was stopped by the HTC smartphone’s 12mm thick chassis. According to the police, the clerk “didn’t even realise he’d been shot”, and only realised it when he took out his phone.
In addition to escaping with his life, HTC – who followed up on the news report – managed to contact the clerk to pass him a “Glad You’re OK” care package, which consisted of a brand new HTC One as well as other accessories for his new device.
Samsung’s “astroturf” campaign in Taiwan earlier this year has been met with swift justice. The astroturfing campaign – a term used to describe promoting a product via underhand tactics such as publishing fake positive reviews or negative ones on competing products – appeared to have been part of a marketing strategy of an external marketing team hired by Samsung Electronics Taiwan (SET), and seemed to specifically target Samsung competitor HTC.
After six months of investigation, the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission has ruled the Korean company guilty as charged, and has fined Samsung over $340,000. For their part in the campaign, two local marketing firms have also been fined a combined $100,000.
Unfortunately, astroturfing cases are unlikely to go away. Just this week, the BlackBerry Messenger app for Android and iOS was finally released, and claimed 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours after its release. That number alone should have been a good, solid compliment for the BlackBerry team behind BBM. Unfortunately, some parties felt that wasn’t enough.
A large number of positive reviews on the app has appeared on the Google Play Store, and all feature the same set of sentences, making it a lot easier to spot. Naturally, BlackBerry has responded with a statement, and like Samsung, they appear to have no knowledge on the matter, or who are behind them, and will working with Google to resolve the issue. Here’s the company’s statement in full:
“We have been made aware of a number of potentially fake reviews of BBM for Android on Google Play, with ratings anywhere from one to five stars. We have no knowledge of how these reviews were created or populated. We do not approve of or condone such activities. There are also many genuinely great and useful reviews from our new BBM users on Google Play. We would like to encourage our fans and users to continue to provide true assessments of the BBM experience through the proper channels.”
It’s sales time again on Storekini.com and this week, get discounts on Nanodots super magnets as well as a huge collection of GPS devices from Garmin. First up, enjoy a 10% discount on all Nanodot products, the tiny little magnetic balls that have got some super powerful strength in them. Prices before discount start from RM79.90.
For those who are always on the go, Storekini.com now offers a range of Garmin products. Get street navigation for cars, motorcycles, and even devices for fitness (running, swimming, biking, etc.), handheld (mapping, trekking, etc.), and Marine (fish-finder sonar devices), find them all on Storekini.com.
Visit Storekini now for more information and have fun shopping.
It’s Storekini’s weekly deal again and this week, the online store is offering the new Sphero 2.0, HTC Butterfly S and Speck smartphone casing for the Samsung Galaxy S4 at a special price.
First up, you’ve seen the original Sphero robotic ball that provides you with endless hours of fun, Orbotix is back with Sphero 2.0 that is twice as fun, three times brighter, and smarter than before. Retailing at RM549, Storekini is offering it at only RM529. Compatible with Android and iOS, the Sphero 2.0 rolls at speeds of up to 7 feet per second and pairs with your device via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet. It comes together with 2 ramps in each box and has over 25 apps to launch a whole new world of mobile gameplay.
Next up, Storekini is now offering the new HTC Butterfly S at a promotional price of RM2,299 (RRP RM2,399). Available in red and grey, the local unit of HTC Butterfly S has 16GB of internal storage and 4G LTE connectivity on board. Check out our hands on video below:
Finally, good news to proud owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Storekini is now offering Speck smartphone casings for your device from as low as RM69. Storekini has a wide collection of Speck casings for the Galaxy S4, all at a promotional price, this week only.
Visit Storekini for more information and happy shopping!