Huawei announced the new Honor 7 smartphone, and it has chosen a novel way to promote its resilience. The manufacturer blew their latest flagship smartphone as part of the promotion; which is quite a refreshing departure from the usual underwater test that has been popular lately.
Elon Musk’s space travel plans suffered a severe setback over the weekend when its Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after launch. The Falcon 9 was en route to the International Space Station carrying tonnes of supplies; among this were two pairs of Microsoft Hololens headsets with experimental software developed by NASA.
Fallout 4 has become one of the most anticipated games of 2015, which is impressive considering that it was only announced a couple of weeks ago. One fan tried to pre-order the game using bottlecaps – which are the legal currency in the game – and Bethesda has decided to honour the sale; but only because he was the first one to try it.
Notorious download site Megaupload began serving visitors a feed of malicious ads last week; this would not be very surprising, until one remembers that the domain was seized by the FBI not too long ago. What follows is a series of embarrassing errors from both the American law enforcement bureau and the black hat hacker who got himself involved.
A lot of household items have gotten “smart” lately, your glasses, watch, weighing machine, and such, and it looks like plush toys are going down the same route. It has recently been discovered that several years ago, Google filed a patent for a connected toy that can interact with children and even show certain facial expression in response.
Opened in 1996, Kuala Lumpur Tower is currently the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world which also contains an observation deck – the second highest publicly accessible viewpoint in Kuala Lumpur after the one in Petronas Twin Towers. If viewing the city from the deck might induce vertigo to some of us, imagine how it would feel like to climb further up to the tower’s antenna.
Well, imagine no more: the selfie above showed exactly how Kuala Lumpur looks like from the tip of KL Tower’s antenna, at the height of 421 meters from the ground.
You can always find something peculiar over at Kickstarter. Started by Joe Hollier and Kaiwei Tang – who met at Google’s 30 Weeks program, the Light Phone is meant to be a “phone away from phone”. Basically, it’s a phone the size of a credit card that makes and receives calls…but nothing else.
The older generation has long suspected that technology is shortening our attention spans, making it very difficult for us to concentrate on a single task. A study from Microsoft in the UK now has evidence that this is now true, and that humans have seen their ability to concentrate drop from 12 seconds in 2000 to a mere eight seconds in 2013 – for reference, according to the UK’s National Centre for Biotechnology Information a goldfish is capable of concentrating for nine seconds.