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Friday, September 25, 2015

IT News Week 4 Sep 2015

For week 3 of Sep 2015, the most interesting news was the announcement that latest AMD processor reduces greenhouse gas emissions from PC by 50%.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Sep 25, 2015 - Buy BHPetrol Voucher at Special Discounted Price on 11street.my
  • PR - Sep 25, 2015 - Smartfren consumers to get Start based interface on Android devices
  • PR - Sep 24, 2015 - RESCUE: Heroes in Action: Rising Storm
  • PR - Sep 22, 2015 - groov industrial appliance for remote control and monitoring of automation systems in stock at RS Components
  • PR - Sep 22, 2015 - Alcatel Flash 2 Ups the Level Playing Field In Mobile Photography
  • PR - Sep 22, 2015 - Huntkey to Present at Global Sources Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong on October 11
  • PR - Sep 22, 2015 - Splash Math and Sony Announce Strategic Partnership for "Global Math Challenge"
  • PR - Sep 21, 2015 - Huawei and Melaka ICT Holdings Join Hands in Smart City Initiative


PR - Sep 25, 2015 - Buy BHPetrol Voucher at Special Discounted Price on 11street.my

11street partners with BHPetrol to offer local consumers BHPetrol voucher at discounted price beginning from next Monday Sept 28 onwards.

Limited to maximum 3 vouchers per day of RM10 per piece, the vouchers are made available on first come first serve basis to 11street.my members. Customers will just have to redeem the vouchers via their smartphones.

The offer on the discounted BHPetrol voucher at 11street.my starts from 28th to 7th October 2015 and the redemption at selected BHPetrol stations is until 23rd October 2015.

PR - Sep 25, 2015 - Smartfren consumers to get Start based interface on Android devices

Celltick, a global leader in mobile marketing, today announced its partnership with Smartfren Telekom (Smartfren), a leading telecommunications company in Indonesia, to launch an intelligent start screen for Android subscribers. With this partnership, Smartfren will provide its 12 million subscribers fast access to their favorite and most frequently used applications and functions, including special offers through a customized version of Celltick’s Start that will be preloaded on Smartfren Android devices. Smartfren existing users will be able to download promotions via SMS broadcast, Smartfren website or “Mysmartfren” application .

Start provides users with an intelligent next-generation start screen giving users what they want most when they wake up their phone. Smartfren users will get a quick view into the most relevant news, personal social media feeds, weather, web search and more. With the latest version of Start, users would also be able to personalize their start screen with stickers and play interactive games utilizing the innovative lockgames technology. Start utilizes a recommendation engine that uses big data techniques and collaborative filtering methodologies to adapt the start screen to users based on how they use their device.

Smartfren users will get a high value interface that makes their Android phone unique and personalized. Users will also be able to get a truly smart Android device with the Smartfren smartphone. With Start, Smartfren will engage effectively with their subscribers, making them aware of the latest services and products offered to them and also to provide targeted offers.

PR - Sep 24, 2015 - RESCUE: Heroes in Action: Rising Storm

Dangerous fires and destructive floods roil the citizens since the sudden coastal storm hit the city! That means the firefighting crew from RESCUE: Heroes in Action has to face new challenging missions in the first official add-on RESCUE: Heroes in Action: Rising Storm, which is now available for mobile devices!

Ravaged by the fierce coast storm Nina the city and its inhabitants are desperately looking for help from their rescue and firefighting heroes: with the impeding floods threatening dwellings and distressed citizens the rescue specialists will need all their courage and skills to prevent an even greater disaster right the eye of the storm!

RESCUE: Heroes in Action: Rising Storm is the first expansion of the popular mobile game RESCUE: Heroes in Action and adds a completely new scenario to the main game, including 10 missions, 4 new emergency vehicles, 4 new unique characters and much more.

Players will dive into realistic, suspense-packed missions with their firefighting unit, where every decision can mean the difference between life and death. Find out what it takes to be a true "Hero in Action”!

The add-on RESCUE: Heroes in Action: Rising Storm is now available for iOS and Android devices!

PR - Sep 22, 2015 - groov industrial appliance for remote control and monitoring of automation systems in stock at RS Components

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced availability of the new groov Box industrial appliance, which enables maintenance engineers, facility and automation managers, as well as service companies, to easily and securely monitor and control just about any automation system or equipment from devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs or smart TVs.

Opto 22 - Groov

Developed by Opto 22, groov is a web-based way to build and view operator interfaces to monitor and control automation systems and equipment, and requires zero programming or coding. It allows access to system data from anywhere a network is available and also allows users to receive real-time notifications based on configurable events. The groov system is also secure, as all communications are encrypted over HTTPS and all connections need to be authenticated with username and password.

Developed as an Internet of Things tool for the Industry 4.0 paradigm for smart factories, the groov Box is a hardware/software solution that means that a PC is not required on site and is therefore ideal for deployment in manufacturing and automation facilities or remote sites where there are very low levels of IT equipment or infrastructure in place.

PR - Sep 22, 2015 - Alcatel Flash 2 Ups the Level Playing Field In Mobile Photography

Alcatel Flash today announced their latest prime model, the Alcatel Flash 2, with an even stronger focus on mobile photography than ever before. Fresh with their new brand color “Flash Green” signifying innovation, youth and energy, the Alcatel Flash 2 builds upon Alcatel Flash’s commitment in providing mobile users a unique mobile photography experience – mobigraphy.

“Mobigraphy is not just an action, but is now a lifestyle. We understand this from the very beginning when we created the Flash series,” Albert Wong, General Manager, Alcatel Flash.

Alcatel Flash 2 - Nice looking phone

“What we have done for Alcatel Flash 2 is to continue to improve on what we already have and make it better yet at the same time continue to provide accessibility and convenience to the users to shoot their best moments.”

The gSight. 13 Megapixels ƒ/2.0 rear camera provides sharper and clearer pictures. The accompanying RealTone Dual Flash gives an extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining the colors as true as possible to real life.

PR - Sep 22, 2015 - Huntkey to Present at Global Sources Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong on October 11

This year, Huntkey will be showcasing its full range of products, including power supplies, notebook adapters, power strips, Parts-in-One PCs (PIO in short), power banks, chargers, cables, and so on. Huntkey’s booth is located at 9H24.

As a leading brand in power supply industry, at the incoming show, Huntkey will show its latest X-TREME series, which contains five models. The rated power ranges from 350W to 600W, meeting power needs of all graphic cards. The conversion efficiency of all models is higher than 80%, therefore saving power for home use. The 12cm fan, which is intelligently controlled by temperature, gives out a very silent environment. Therefore, the X-TREME series is perfect for gaming, working and home use.

Besides of providing power for your computers, Huntkey is dedicated to provide quality power strips, in order to ensure household electricity safety and enhance life quality. At this fair, Huntkey will show its latest SMD series, which provides different solutions for various household electricity needs in American markets. The SSK407, with four USB ports, will be serving for families with a lot of USB charging needs. There are also new power strips for Australia, Europe, South Africa, and so on.

Huntkey will also show new products of power banks, PIOs, monitors and mini PC. For more information, please come to visit Huntkey at Booth 9H24 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hongkong.

PR - Sep 22, 2015 - Splash Math and Sony Announce Strategic Partnership for "Global Math Challenge"

Splash Math, today announced a strategic partnership with Sony Global Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation for the upcoming Global Math Challenge, that will be held on 27th of September, 2015. Global Math Challenge (GMC) is a worldwide math competition held online and hosted by Sony Global Education, Inc., and supported by Japan Prime Math Olympic Committee.

As part of the partnership, Sony Global Education will be able to reach out to elementary school students in US, UK, Canada and Australia, where Splash Math is primarily used. The Challenge provides an opportunity for students using Splash Math to compete at a global level on excellent math puzzles that demand critical thinking skills.

Global Math Challenge is packed full of fun math puzzles devised by the Japan Prime Math Olympic Committee, an organization with a strong track record in math contests geared towards children.

Splash Math is a leading math practice program for elementary school students that provides curriculum aligned personalized learning to young learners.

PR - Sep 21, 2015 - Huawei and Melaka ICT Holdings Join Hands in Smart City Initiative

Huawei Malaysia announced that it has signed Notes of Understanding (NoU) with Melaka ICT Holdings, in the presence of the Governor of Guang Dong province, China, Mr. Zhu Xiaodan and the Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Idris Haron. This alliance will enable collaboration between both companies in information and communication technologies, especially to contribute to the Smart City initiative in Malaysia.

[L-R] Datuk Wizan Abdul Ghani, Deputy Chairman of Melaka ICT Holding Sdn Bhd and Fan Jun, COO of Huawei Malaysia


Abraham Liu, CEO of Huawei Malaysia said, “Innovative ICT infrastructure is fundamental to the digital restructuring of industries and the long-term, sustainable development of a Better Connected Smart Country. Cities today need effective public safety solutions for incident prevention, emergency response, and evidence collection that address existing challenges."

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