• Mischievous elephant breaks into store twice and eats more than 10 durians

    You know it’s the durian season when an elephant breaks into your store to steal not one, not two, but more than 10 durians.

    Just ask Siriphon Kerdsuchon, the owner of the Dao Kaset Pa La-U store located at Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan National Park.

    According to New 18, the wild elephant, initially believed to have been a teenager, had first broken into Kerdsuchon’s agricultural supply store on July 7, 2020 in the afternoon.

    Siriphon Kerdsuchon has video evidence of the elephant breaking in. IMAGE: New 18.

    In its process of breaking entry, it had destroyed a US$383 metal shutter after it realized the store housed the durians.

    But what’s funny is that, hours later at night, the elephant returned to the scene of the crime to eat more durians! According to the 47-year-old shop owner, the elephant broke the metal shutter again for the second time after it was

  • Sony’s US$250 million investment into Epic Games could go beyond next-gen console games

    The next-generation consoles are upon us. With a November 2020 release date, both Microsoft and Sony are playing a poker game that will determine the winners of the console war.

    Back in 2018, Microsoft announced the acquisition of famous studios like Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice), Playground Games (Forza Horizon 4), and Obsidian Entertainment (The Outer Words and Fallout: New Vegas) to name a few.

    While Sony was mum on their plans to make the PlayStation 5 standout, its console exclusive games were the company’s biggest weapon. But it would seem Sony still has its weapons drawn as they have announced an investment of US$250 million into Epic Games.

    According to a press release, both companies hope that their collaboration would create unique experiences for consumers and creators.

    But obviously, the investment is not to further propel Epic’s massively popular video game Fortnite

  • We live in a 'new normal' now. Here's a starter kit to get you on track.

    New possessions, new habits, new normal.

    It has come to this. A listicle about ‘new normal’ essentials.

    As depressing as it is, it’s something we’ve got to face. We are living in this ‘new normal’ because of the deadly and far-reaching impact of the coronavirus.

    And while there are promises of a viable vaccine, nothing is ……

  • Malaysian university converts an old bus into a homestay and we’re sold

    Throughout the whole COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has been itching to leave their homes.

    Personally, I know I’ve been going a little stir-crazy looking at the same trees outside my windows.

    Luckily for Malaysians, the country has finally lifted its local traveling restrictions! Families are finally able to reunite after the long few months of social distancing while others are able to return back home.

    And for all those looking for a new and unique homestay experience, this new Airbnb may be able to give you exactly what you’re looking for.

    Introducing Rumah No. 2.

    The new Airbnb appeared on Malaysian social media recently and Malaysians have been loving the place.

    What’s so special about it you may ask?

    It was converted from an old University Malaya school bus.

    IMAGE: Rumah No.2

    Sure it may still look like an ordinary bus from the outside.

     
    IMAGE: Airbnb

    But step inside and you’ll

  • This bride was apparently forced to work on a presentation at her wedding

    On Twitter, there’s a video that’s being retweeted numerous times.

    This video is that of a bride, believed to be from India, occupying herself with a laptop and a smartphone at what appears to be her own wedding.

    In the short 13 second clip posted by Twitter user Dinesh Joshi, the bride appears to be on the phone with someone while a laptop is propped on her lap. The groom walks and sits next to her seconds later as Hindi music blares in the background.

    The video has led many people to have conflicting theories as to what she’s actually doing.

    Some felt that the bride was showing off, pretending to be busy to impress society.

  • TikTok will exit Hong Kong amidst controversial national security laws

    TikTok will pull out of Hong Kong within days, becoming the latest of several tech companies to react to the region’s controversial new national security laws.

    The short-form video app announced its impending withdrawal from Hong Kong on Monday, with the news coming in the wake of new laws brought into effect on June 30.

    “In light of recent events, we’ve decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong,” a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement provided to Mashable.

    Under Hong Kong’s widely condemned new laws, criticising or expressing disapproval for government authorities may be considered a criminal offence. Companies operating within Hong Kong could also be required to censor content, or hand over user data to the Chinese government. That’s exactly what TikTok doesn’t want.

    TikTok has continually denied accusations from several countries that it shares data with the Chinese government, and