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…

Alibaba Cloud to open data centres in India, Indonesia

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing branch of China-based ecommerce company Alibaba, has unveiled plans to open data centres in Mumbai and Jakarta.   The expansion into Indonesia follows the country’s 1,000 Start-ups Movement initiative to establish 1,000 new ventures by 2020 with a target valuation of USD 10 billion.  …

Celebrate Sony’s ‘Days of Play’ with a brand new gold or silver PlayStation 4

  If you’ve ever wanted to be the proud owner of either a gold or silver color PlayStation 4 (PS4), Sony may have just made your dream come true with its ‘Days of Play’ event.   In conjunction with the event, Sony released its PS4 in two new color variants,…

Rumor: Apple might use micro-LED display for its devices ‘as soon as 2018’

    Initially rumored to debut in the Apple Watch Series 2, micro-LED display technology could debut on future  Apple Watch devices next year.   Citing information from one executive source, Nikkei Asian Review reports that “Apple is working very hard to foster the Micro LED technology” and the use of the…

Amazon ends its unlimited data storage deal for Amazon Drive

If you’re one of the many users of Amazon’s cloud storage service, Amazon Drive, bad news. The e-commerce site just killed off its unlimited cloud storage deal, effective immediately.   Before this, Amazon customer only needed to pay up to US$60 (approx. RM256) year to gain access to the service,…

Russia has vending machines that are selling fake Instagram likes

Why bother tediously flooding the caption of your Instagram photos with a million hashtags just to attract more likes, when you can easily achieve the same objective by sparing some pocket change instead? This is exactly the rationale behind vending machines such as the one above, which dispenses Instagram likes…