Many have been expecting for worst when the website of the famed Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox went offline earlier this week and true enough, the company has since filed for bankruptcy protection. The filing and the subsequent announcement was made in Japan – where the company is based at – earlier today.
Some days, one doesn’t have the will to work. However, it isn’t always possible to sit around and slack off. Especially with the boss around. However, it is possible to provide the illusion of working while actually engaging in other activities. More importantly, stricter workplaces may attempt to block proper entertainment websites, so one will have to get crafty about things.
Naturally, these solutions work best if nobody can see your screen. Although a couple may managed to escape detection by people who aren’t paying too much attention.
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Pearsson recently confirmed the existence of a movie based on his IP. The confirmation came through Twitter where Pearsson joked that someone was trying to leak the movie, and that he wanted to be the one to do it first. It’s been an interesting week for Minecraft as it also recently passed 100 million registered users, sold more than 14 million copies of the game.
The movie will apparently be produced by Roy Lee, who recently produced the highly successful Lego Movie. Some might argue that Minecraft is Lego with worse graphics, and they wouldn’t be wrong. Both games offer the same free form creative gameplay, allowing players to create their own narrative within the confines of the medium. Although Minecraft has a large survival element to the story, which makes it a little harder to capture in a movie format. Unless the writers are prepared to have Steve (the protagonist in Minecraft) spend hours chasing and cooking cows for food.
Minecraft now joins other video games like Need For Speed, Warcraft and Temple Run who have movies in the making.
While I’m pretty sure most, or at least some of you are very impressed with the Sony Xperia Z2 that was just announced at MWC 2014, how many of you are bored with the same old design that looks almost identical to the Xperia Z1? It looks like that won’t be a problem anymore because Sony might announce the next flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z3 perhaps – later this year, and it might come with a brand new design too.
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Since the demise of MSN Messenger and perhaps even before that, I’ve made the move to be on Google Talk fulltime as most of my friends have gmail accounts. On top of this GTalk actually is able to connect me to the internal office chats as well. Granted, Google Talk is now called Hangouts, Google has just released Hangouts 2.0 that brings the iOS client up to speed.
In the new version, you’ll have a new iOS 7 ready look with the ability to send 10second video messages for when your friends are not online for you to bug. On top of that, the iOS version has brought a more convenient 2 pane approach to make use of the iPad screen real estate.
The update has rolled out in the app store, so get updated now!
In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the surprisingly awesome Gear Fit smart band, Samsung’s also introduced a refresh of its much-maligned Galaxy Gear. Called the Samsung Gear 2, the Korean company has given the smartwatch a much-needed overhaul both in the software and in the hardware. At the Samsung Unpacked event, we managed to spend some time with the Gear 2 for a quick hands on.
Jolla’s MeeGo-derived Sailfish mobile operating system is all set to exit its beta stage in March, where the Finnish company is ready to finally unleash Sailfish to the world. At its booth at MWC 2014, the company not only showed off its Jolla smartphone, it also showcased several Android devices running on Sailfish OS – a result of enterprising developers within the company. After all, Jolla’s next step is to release a custom launcher for Android, so it’s probably all in the name of research. CEO and co-founder Marc Dillon was an ever-present figure at the booth, and was ever ready to give a demo on the basic features of Sailfish.
Think that voice assistance on your mobile like Siri or Google Now is an awesome feature and you wish you had it on your desktop? Now worries, Google just released an update for its Chrome Beta browser that does just that. If you’re running on the latest version of Chrome Beta, you will soon be able to use only your voice to perform a Google search simply by saying “OK Google”, no extensions required.
Well that didn’t take too long, Samsung officially took the curtains off its Android powered compact camera right before CES earlier this year. The Korean company showed it off again at the very recent Samsung Forum 2014 which happened about two weeks ago and it looks like the camera has finally landed in our shores with a retail price of RM1,699, much cheaper than the original Galaxy Camera that was launched last year.
At Canonical’s Ubuntu booth here in MWC 2014, the company is finally ready to shed more light on its alternative mobile platform. While Ubuntu Phone OS does not yet have a smartphone to call its own, the company has made it possible to flash Ubuntu Phone OS to some Android smartphones. At its booth were various Android smartphones such as the Nexus 4, which is used in the video above, showing a quick run through to Ubuntu Phone OS and its Scope UI.
LG’s latest smartphones will come with a new feature called Knock Code. It is an evolution of the company’s Knock On feature that made its debut in the LG G2 last year. Combining convenience and security is quite a challenge when it comes to locking and unlocking your smartphone, but LG may have achieved it with Knock Code.
In addition to the flagship Xperia Z2, Sony also announced a mid-range LTE smartphone called the Xperia M2. Touted by the company as the slimmest 4G LTE smartphone in its class, the Xperia M2 sports a similar OmniBalance design language of the company’s latest Xperia smartphones. We spent a little time checking out the device, so head on after the jump for our first impressions.
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.