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Daimler AG (the parent company of Mercedes Benz), and Geely Holding Group (one of the largest car manufacturers in China) announced that both companies are partnering together to develop hybrid powertrain. The new powertrains being developed could be used by Mercedes Benz and all portfolio of Geely including Volvo and Proton. Proton is the national car brand of Malaysia established in ...

A Tokyo government official said that negotiations were ongoing with China about extending the lease of 3 pandas in Ueno Zoological Gardens. The zoo has 3 panda, the parent pandas Ri Ri & Shin Shin gave birth to Xiang Xiang in 2017, Xiang Xiang was initially to be returned to China in 2019, but Japan was able to negotiate an ...

Japan is moving forward with plans to host the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games next year with spectators. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach had a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and announced it on Monday. They have discussed preparations for the game and agreed to continue working closely to ensure the safety of visitors. ...

Joshua Ponsford, a 23 year old man from the UK has been banned from keeping pets after being prosecuted for verbally abusing his dog, Lulu. The man pleaded guilty for animal welfare offence after being prosecuted by the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in UK. He was recorded calling her a "dirty little mutt." Ponsford ...

A controversial bill to restrict consumption and distribution of alcohol across Indonesia including in the tourist hotspot, Bali will resume debate in Indonesia’s House of Representatives. If approved, people and tourists could face between 2 and 10 years in jail. Many people in Indonesia are arguing against the potential harm of such a bill, especially in a popular tourist destination ...

A futuristic device named SoundBeamer 1.0 that can beam music directly into human head without using earbuds or any brain implant. Others cant's hear the music if they are no in the "sound bubble". The device was developed by Noveto Systems, an Israeli company. The device reportedly creates a personal sound bubble that allows user to hear 3D audio while ...

A baby zebra is believed to have died after she was frightened by fireworks at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol, United Kingdom. The baby zebra named as Little Hope was born in March 2020, and was just 9 months-old. The zoo said loud explosion from several fireworks displays nearby may have frightened her, causing Little Hope to smash into ...

Xiaomi has surpassed Apple to become the world’s No. 3 smartphone maker by shipments in the July-September quarter according to IDC, Counterpoint, and Canalys. Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi are now the top 3 phone makers in the world. Followed by Apple as the No. 4 phone maker, the fifth, sixth, and seventh spots go to BBK brands Oppo, Vivo, and ...

The Venus One Tourism Academy in Bali, Indonesia has allowed its students to pay for their degrees in coconuts due to the financial hardships inflicted by Covid-19. The Academy was offering its students a relaxed payment to let them pay in installments previously. Wayan Pasek Adi Putra, founder of Venus One Tourism Academy said students have expressed concerns about their ...

Japanese scientists have created a device that controls a mini toy Gundam robot using the human mind, turning one of the anime’s most exciting technological concepts into reality. The researchers customized a Zaku Gundam robot toy available through Bandai's Zeonic Technics, but buyers have to manually program their robot using a smartphone app. The prototype is a joint venture between Tohoku ...

Zyson Kang Zy Shun’s Spacesuit Lunar Toilet design has been awarded a prize in the Junior category, which saw some 900 entries by children worldwide. Kang tied for first place with another inventor, Joel John Arun, from the United Kingdom in the Under 11 category. The NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge asked participants to design a toilet for astronauts that can ...

Sega Sammy Holdings Inc announced that it will pull out of game arcade operations in Japan by the end of 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard on the arcade industry. The sale comes as the third-largest arcade facility operator in Japan has been struggling due to closures caused by the pandemic. Ads: Running a business? Create a company page ...

Virtual influencers are making real money while Covid-19 locks down human influencers. Instagram is not just a platform to use as a hobby, it’s a money-making platform not only for human influencers but for virtual influencers as well. The quality of CG influencer resembling human Virtual influencers generated by computer are taking social media by storm. They are fictional computer-generated ...

One of Malaysia's largest gamer gatherings is coming back this December, and it promises some really exciting activities and over RM200k worth of giveaways for game lovers. serverDNA5: The Celebration of Gamers, organised by serverDNA, is an 18 hours, 2 day event that will feature a wide array of gaming activities, performances, industry talks, and free giveaways. It will be ...

An AI camera used to replace humans at a soccer game in Scotland has mistaken the bald referee's head for the ball, and followed it throughout the match. This happened when Inverness Caledonian Thistle played Ayr United on Saturday at the Caledonian Stadium. Due to COVID-19, the Inverness club decided to refrain from using human camera operators, and instead rely ...

Malaysian comedian, Uncle Roger (Nigel Ng), was attacked out of the blue while walking home in London, according to his Instagram post. The stand-up comedian and Youtuber, best known for his Uncle Roger persona, posted on 30 Oct that the assault occurred while he was walking home from lunch. According to Nigel, the attacker just wanted to attack an Asian ...

Taiwan achieves a record of 200 days without any local transmitted cases of Covid-19 on Thursday. The last locally transmitted case was recorded by Taiwan's Centre of Disease Control on 12 April 2020. Since the start of the global pandemic, Taiwan only recorded 553 cases and 7 deaths. with comparison to 9.2million cases and 234K+ deaths in the US, Taiwan ...