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Weekly Tech Updates (Feb 5, 2021)

February 5, 2021
PriceShop - Weekly Tech News - 5 Feb 2021

Weekly Tech Updates is an easy and convenient way to keep up with all the happenings in the tech world. Stay tuned every Friday for all the latest updates.

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1. 380,000 e-pay.com.my account data bridged and personal details sold.

Reported first by Security_Bank in a tweet on 3rd February 2021, the news was further covered by OMG Hacker where it was further revealed that the data was sold for around US$300.

The data sold included usernames and passwords, also personal details such as full address, name, contact number, date of birth and email.

GHL which is e-pay’s holding group has since responded with an official statement which highlights that the allegations only affects e-pay online reload and bill payment collection. They further state that an investigation is underway.

If you are an e-pay user, we highly encourage you to change your password as soon as possible.

2. TikTok is now on Android TV

TikTok has now arrived on Android TV. As reported by WIRED, the launch will be first available in France, Germany and the UK as an effort to diversify its audience.

It is announced that the app will be available on Android TV models produced by Sony, Hisense, TCL, Skyworth, Sharp, Phillips, Xiaomi, Panasonic and Toshiba.

If you don’t want to wait for the official launch in Malaysia, you can always download the APK

3. Apple closes in on a US$3.6 billion deal with Hyundai-Kia

Apple electric vehicles are now a step closer to becoming a reality. According to various sources, Apple is expected to secure a partnership deal with South Korean carmakers Hyundai-Kia in the coming weeks.

It is reported that Apple plans to launch its first EV as soon as 2024 with a target of producing 100,000 units annually. However, experts believe Apple is still in its early stages of car-development. As such, they are not in a hurry with its partnership decisions.

4. Compare food prices with FoodPandai

Not to be confused with Foodpanda, the food delivery platform. Foodpandai is a new independent project which allows you to find restaurants near you that serves up your favourite dishes at the lowest price point.

Aside from comparing prices for electronic products with PriceShop, you can now save more when eating. We’re excited to see Foodpandai expand and introduce even more features in the near future.