Tech roundup for the week.
1. MEIZU IN THE HOUSE
Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has launched two new models — the Pro 6 Plus and the M5 Note. The Pro 6 Plus comes with a 5.7-inch super Amoled MOLED display, with 2,560x1440 resolution, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and runs a Samsung Exynos 8890 processor. The smartphone features a 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.
Meanwhile, the M5 Note, boasts a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1080p resolution, 3GB RAM and is powered by a Helio P10 processor. It has 32GB of storage, as well as a 13MP back camera and 5MP front camera.
The Pro 6 Plus is priced at RM1,999 while the M5 Note at RM849.
2. COURTS CARES
Courts Malaysia marketing director Low Bee Yin (left) with MCMC chief officer of communications, digital services and standards sector Datuk Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus posing at the mobile e-waste bin at Courts outlet in Satapak, Kuala Lumpur.
Courts has launched three digital initiatives to protect the customers as well as taking care of products from start to end.
The project include Check Your Label campaign to raise awareness on the importance of purchasing communication devices bearing the MCMC label; Mobile e-Waste disposal box for electronic waste, and Dr Digital, designed to give customers the support for a wide range of electronic products such as computers, smartphones, and tablets.
3. HUMANOID SOCCER
Visitors follow a soccer match of humanoid robots during the 12th RoboCup Iran Open competitions in Tehran, Iran, recently.
Robocup teams from 14 countries are competing in Iran Open 2017, playing across various leagues including humanoids, small and medium-sized robots soccer, and rescue leagues, among others.
In the standard platform league, all robots are the same hardware-wise, and it’s the software developed by each team that plays the key role.
4. GALAXY S8 COMING
Models pose with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones during a media day in Seoul, South Korea, recently. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will be released in Malaysia soon.
5. DRONE DELIVERY
Oliver Evans, manager at drone manufacturer Matternet, engineer Paolo Resmini, Dieter Bambauer, member of the management team at Swiss Post, and Luca Jelmoni, hospital director at Regionale di Lugano present the new drone of the Swiss Post for the delivery of parcels, in Lugano, Switzerland, recently.
The drone can carry parcels of up to 2kg for some 20km. For the presentation of the drone it carried sample tubes from the hospital Civico to the hospital Italiano.