Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Central World, Siam Square, Siam Paragon, Centara Grand, Stock Exchange, Channel 3, and multiple banks are burning in Bangkok

Danny Cheng: "OH NO...... Central World on Fire...... Red-Shirt should STOP NOW!"

Heraldsun: "FIRES broke out at a major shopping centre, the Thai stock exchange and other locations in Bangkok after an army offensive that shut down a protest camp in the capital, a fire official said.

Blazes were reported at Central World, one of South-East Asia's largest shopping centres, as well as the Stock Exchange of Thailand, a branch of an electricity company, a television station and a bank, the official said.

The government announced a night-time curfew to deal with any "rogue protesters" who ignore a call by leaders of the anti-government Red Shirt movement to end their weeks-long rally in the heart of the capital.

The causes of the blazes were not clear but there were local media reports that some hardcore anti-government protesters had lit fires because they were unhappy with the Red Shirt leaders' decision to surrender.

Protest leaders surrendered and told supporters to go home after a deadly army assault on their fortified encampment.

A police spokesman said crack officers had been deployed with authorisation to shoot on sight anybody looting, committing arson or inciting unrest."

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Nokia N8 - Connect. Create. Entertain.

Danny Cheng: "Yes Nokia :)"

Symbian World: "While Samsung, Motorola and HTC all announced new flagship devices during the Mobile World Congress 2010, Nokia relied on their Nokia N97 (mini) and the N900 and did not announced a new powerhouse. The media as well as Nokia-fan boys have been eager to see a new and fresh Nokia devices running Symbian^3 but Nokia really took its time but eventually, on the 27th of April, the N8 has been officially announced.

Specwise, the N8 is equipped with pretty much everything a flagship device needs in 2010. The real excitement of this device is around the imaging capability. 12 megapixels with autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash, face recognition and a wide angle lens guarantee crystal clear images. Of course, megapixels don’t indicate how good a camera is. Though the N8 has the biggest sensor ever used in a phone, hence one can expect high quality results. And there is even more to it. Videos are recorded with 720p HD resolution at 25 frames per second which than can be playbacked via the HDMI port on your large TV set."