Digital Life

MYTV Digital TV service restored nationwide

Malaysia’s digital TV service, MYTV, had faced service interruption since October. It was reported that 20 broadcasting sites were shut down in various states due to a payment dispute with TM. 

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia has just issued a statement that the digital TV service has been restored nationwide. This includes Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak.

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Go Jek investing US$500 million to expand in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, no plans for Malaysia

Indonesia’s ride-hailing app Go Jek has launched a beta version of its service in Singapore yesterday as part of its massive Southeast Asia expansion. The company will be investing US$500 million to expand in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philipines. However, there are no plans to enter the Malaysian market in the forseable future.

Now in a user acquisition mode in Singapore, the service expects to draw “hundreds of thousands” of users during the beta period, according to CNBC.

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The original Star Wars films gets retold in a series of animated shorts just for kids

The original Star Wars movies (episodes four, five and six) are arguably the best in the cinematic saga but they are not exactly suitable for kids.

Still, if you ever wanted to share that Star Wars moment with your kids, soon you’ll be able to.

Disney will be releasing a series of animated shorts based on the original Star Wars films. The first six of the series will debut November 30th on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel which was created specifically for the series.

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Traces of faecal bacteria found on touchscreens in a number of McDonald’s restaurants in the UK

Update: This story has been updated to include a response from McDonald’s Malaysia to our queries on the matter.

Traces of fecal bacteria have been found on touchscreens in a number of McDonald’s restaurants in London and Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, according to UK-based tabloid, metro.co.uk.

The study was carried out with help from the London Metropolitan University’s school of human sciences. It involved swabs taken from touchscreen displays at eight McDonald’s restaurants in the UK — six in London and two in Birmingham. The displays are used as self-servic kiosks for customers to order their meals in a number McDonald’s restaurants.

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200 million people play Fortnite, that’s about 6 times the population of Malaysia

Epic Game’s popular battle royale game Fortnite has crossed the 200 million registered players mark, according to Bloomberg. In June, Epic announced the game had 125 million registered users.

To put that number into perspective, 200 million people is equivalent to six times the population in Malaysia. If Fortnite is a country, the game would be on the top ten list of the most populated countries on the planet.

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