What you’re about to read, is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Don’t worry, we’re done with the fake news from April Fools’ Day. It’s time to catch up on the biggest tech news from the past week.
Bitcoin ATMs, now available in Kuala Lumpur and Penang
Singapore-based company Numoni Pte. Ltd. has set up auto vending machines for users to deposit and withdraw Bitcoins in Malaysia. Bitcoin, what? Is that something you use to pay for in-game purchases? It’s more than that - the crypto-currency is also accepted in brick and mortar stores, though not as widespread as your usual cash and credit card payment. For now, anyway.
READ MORE: Malaysia gets its first Bitcoin ATMs
Facebook brings the Internet to everyone, with drones
Oh, this is as real as it gets, coming straight from Mark Zuckerberg himself. Working alongside Internet.org, the social media company aims to use its drones to deliver Internet connectivity almost anywhere, even developing nations. By the way, did we mention the drones are armed with lasers? Ermm, ok.
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iOS Messaging app goes transparent
In the most literal sense. A patent filed in 2012 has resurfaced, hinting how the iDevice could use its camera to provide a live feed for the Messaging app. Still, you might not want to walk and text at the same time, it’s always an accident waiting to happen.
Immortalise yourself with Eterni.me
An avatar that lets your friends and family interact with even after you’ve kicked the bucket? No, it doesn't sound creepy at all. But Eterni.me definitely has the right idea, using your social media profile to emulate how your avatar talks to others after you’ve walked into the light.
READ MORE: Eterni.me lets you live forever
Facebook acquires Oculus Rift
And with it, the possibilities and potential for the virtual reality headset have expanded. Another point to note - Facebook is not short on money, what with the US$16 billion WhatsApp acquisition, and now another US$2 billion spent bringing virtual reality to its social media platform and beyond.