Bernama yesterday has published a report that Kementerian Dalam Negeri (Ministry of Home Affairs) has put a ban on an Ultraman book called “Ultraman The Ultra Power” due to elements that might cause unrest among public. The news then spread like a wildfire, generated a lot of interesting response from plenty of netizens who are clearly baffled at the move.
Some even thought that KDN is banning the whole family of UItraman since the original news piece by Bernama didn’t specify the reason behind the ban. However, that is not actually accurate.
Respawn Entertainment has thought it necessary to let us know that every game is better with Titans, by crossing the upcoming Titanfall game with some classic arcade titles. It’s a silly little concept, as the Titan’s superior firepower makes the game incredibly easy; but it does come off as a fantastic way of promoting the FPS.
Business cards are great for exchanging contact information, but often lack something. The Arduboy is trying to change all that, by allowing people to play Tetris. Built by programmer Kevin Bates, it is based on a bare bones Arduino board connected to an OLED display. It also has touch sensitive buttons for controls, speakers for audio, and a nine hour battery life.
We’ve all seen it. Reaction gifs so funny and so perfectly suited to the topic at hand, you can’t help but do this. You can be like that too! Introducing GIFWrapped, an iOS app that lets you sync and share your favourite gifs across your device. So if you have a folder on your phone of funny pictures or reaction gifs to keep things lively in your internet presence, you can add those to an existing library within the app for the ultimate collection of gifs ever. There is also a search engine which allows you to search for your favourite “OP IS A….” gif the next time you disagree with a thread.
Check it out on the App Store!
As you might know, the controversial by-election in Kajang have gathered plenty of attention not only because the way it happened but plenty of other related issues surrounding it. Obviously, both Barisan Nasional and Parti Keadilan Rakyat have rally up behind their candidates but from what I seen so far, they are nowhere near this particular set of BN-themed anime characters.
So in true fashion, the the claws come out this MWC after Samsung unveiled its latest device, the Galaxy S5 to the world at the unpacked event late last night. Taking to twitter, Nokia and HTC have gone to great lengths to flex their virtual muscles after seeing what Samsung had to offer.
While Nokia have gone the route of calling Samsung out in their approach of making the Galaxy devices all look the same, HTC have made an even bolder claim by saying anyone who is considering (or have bought) an S5 by the time they release their new phone on March 25th will immediately regret it.
What do you think? Justified or just insecurities showing through?
Thanks to the advancement in technologies, electronic appliances are getting more connected than ever. It used to be mainly just entertainment products such as TV but now even washing machines, refrigerator, and air conditioning can be connected with smartphones as well. Soon, you can add toothbrush to the list as well.
Now that the whole Flappy Bird incident has finally slowed down a little, it’s about time to move on and discover other games. I was browsing around for apps to install the other day, and I’m pretty certain it’s because of the kittens, I stumbled across Naughty Kitties, a game for iOS devices that involves cats and spaceships, how could I have resisted that?
Do you love to share pictures of your food through Instagram? Well, rest assured, there are many people throughout the world who actually share the same love as you. However, if you somehow end up in Penang one of these days and are visiting this particular café, you might not be able to do that because the café actually bans the usage of camera within the outlet.
It’s been about a week since Flappy Bird creator, Dong Nguyen, removed his famous fun yet annoying game from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, giving up an estimated daily earnings of USD$50,000. Many clones were made since then and not just for Android and iOS devices, but also for smartwatches, Windows 8 as well as for your web browser. While both Google and Apple have announced that they are no longer accepting apps that are misleading (apps that contains the name “Flappy”) into their respective app stores, some of them are still available. Check out the best alternatives we’ve seen so far after the break.
Cheesy pickup lines are certainly not a new thing, but rarely do we see localized versions of them appearing online – let alone lines that are wordplays of Malay names. Last weekend, memes of popular actors containing Malaysian pickup lines went viral online…but interestingly, only the day after Valentine’s Day.
The Nike Air Mag or the Back To The Future shoe Marty McFly wore in the 1989 movie was released as a charity auction pair in 2011 with 1,500 being sold on eBay on September the 8th. Even our very own se7en bid on a pair, but didn’t manage to get one. The general consensus was that while it was a great shoe to have in a collection and the LED panel and electroluminescent Nike swoosh was cool and all, this pair lacked a very important feature that was its coolest feature in the movie – Self Tying Laces.
Google recently began collecting robotics companies; with Boston Dynamics being the most prominent acquisition. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Andy Rubin, the head of Google’s new robotics division, has been meeting with Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou about deploying new technologies.
It appears that Google may be building a “robotic operating system for manufacturers”; and using Foxconn as a testbed. Foxconn has mostly been making news due to the poor working conditions of workers, and this news may indicate that it is preparing to replace people with machines.
The Journal notes that Foxconn has been striving to accelerate automation efforts amid challenges of rising labor costs and workplace disputes in China, where it has more than a million workers. Gou has not made it a secret that he intends to transform the company into a high tech manufacturer focusing on high margin, capital intensive products.
What is the best way to show off that you have an amazing waterproof product that can stay submerged in water for a long, long period of time? According to Sony, you package it into a full bottle of water and sell it in vending machines. Instead of the regular packaging and selling its products inside Sony stores or a tech store, Sony is now selling its new waterproof Walkman in New Zealand behind vending machines with the product placed into a full bottle of water.
According to the ad, the new Walkman is the perfect match for the sporty people who are always on the go so where better to place these vending machines than in places like the gym? Called “The Bottled Walkman”, the new marketing campaign by Sony allows them to reach their target market directly and supply to them when they really need it the most. Check out the video below.
Amazon may have announced their intention to deliver goods using drones first, but the United Arab Emirates are beating them to the actually getting the service going. Two prototype quad-copters were revealed at a government summit on Monday, with the trials to begin soon in the capital.
Dr Noah Raford, special adviser to the Office of the Prime Minister, says “what these things are best suited for is delivery of small, light value things that are time sensitive, like medicines, identification documents, vital papers and things of that nature.”
These drones will have an operational range of 3km and are capable of carrying packages of up to 1.5kg. To prevent the delivery of documents to the wrong person, the drones are equipped with retina and fingerprint scanners. The limited range of the drones may call into question the effectiveness of such a service, unless Dubai is prepared to create multiple drone launching sites across the city.
While other countries struggle with the legal nature of drones, the UAE is going embracing the new technology. The Dubai police already use surveillance drones to monitor sporting events, and the Dubai Civil Defense are currently running trials with drones for monitoring fires and providing media pictures.
[source: The National]