Coral Blue Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available in Malaysia

Have you ever woken up one morning, looked out the window, and said “I’m going to go out and buy myself a Samsung Galaxy S8, and I want it in that gorgeous Coral Blue color.”?   If the answer to that question is yes, then you’ll be happy to know…

This Nokia 3310 has a golden double profile of Putin and Trump

If you can look past the nostalgic feel-good vibes of the new Nokia 3310, you would realize that the phone itself really isn’t anything to rave about.   But no matter, as Caviar, a Russian-Italian luxury smartphone customizer, decided to take matters into their own hands by sprucing up the…

Google Maps now lets you flag wheelchair-friendly places

Google Maps now lets you flag places to be wheelchair-friendly. Previously, you had to rely on “Local Guides” – other users – to tell you about places. Now flags can be left permanently to tell others who visit later. According to Google, nearly seven million places now have accessibility information…

ACI, Planet Payment to streamline online payments

Planet Payment and ACI Worldwide has announced the launch of SecurePlus that enable the acceptance of Union Pay cards online. UnionPay is a bank card association, with over 6.5 billion cards issued worldwide, having over 38 billion transactions on cards in 2016. SecurePlus allows the acceptance of both credit and debit cards without a re-direct…

Kaspersky will do anything to prove it’s not on anyone’s side

The U.S. government has its suspicions about Kaspersky having shady affiliations with the Russian government, and threatens to ban the anti-virus software in its draft defense bill. Founder Eugene Kaspersky has rebutted American government claims by saying it has never helped any government in the world for the purpose of…

Burger King to accept Bitcoin in Russia

Russian Burger King restaurants have announced that they are due to start accepting Bitcoin as a payment method.   A Moscow branch of the burger chain has started piloting Bitcoin payments, with officials now confirming a nationwide rollout. Burger King has also begun the hunt for an IT professional able…

67% of Chinese citizens use mobile payments overseas

Kapronasia and CANCAN have released a new survey on the spending habits of Chinese nationals when traveling abroad.   As China’s economy continues to grow, more and more nationals are traveling abroad bringing with them their spending habits. In China, Alipay and WeChat Pay have become the payments methods of choice for a…

Google Glass received first firmware update in nearly three years

Google Glass, Google’s super expensive face computer last received a software update back in September 2014. But today, out of nowhere, almost three years later, Google has rolled out a new firmware (XE23) update for the device, with a list of ‘bug fixes and performance improvements’, and strangely enough, Bluetooth support.  …

The Seabubbles water taxi aims to be the future of public transportation

Public transportation is set to be revolutionized yet again thanks to Seabubbles, whose goal is to be the water taxi equivalent of Uber. Its prototype was unveiled at the Viva Tech Conference in Paris, and its design resembles a futuristic egg.   Founders Alain Thebault and Anders Bringdal are working…

Spotify’s Sponsored Songs may introduce songs you may like as ads

A mysterious ‘Sponsored Content’ opt-out setting was recently spotted on Spotify’s free tier by U.K. sound artist Liam Maloney, and TechCrunch has been able to confirm with the streaming company what it’s all about. As it turns out, Spotify is currently testing a new ‘Sponsored Song’ ad unit that is…