• A Japanese executive texting at a subway station in Kobe.

    Tech Musings

    MNOs vs OTTs: A shootout at ‘mobile Corral’ [Part 2]

    Last week, I wrote about how I find great irony in the fact mobile network operators (MNOs) such as the Vodafones, Oranges and SingTels of the world are today asking Internet-based over-the-top (OTT) players such as the Facebooks and Googles of the world to begin paying for what they use on top of what the former companies provide as basic […]

  • Samsung Malaysia hands surprise goodies to 55 selected GALAXY S5 owners

    Mobile

    Samsung Malaysia hands surprise goodies to 55 selected GALAXY S5 owners

    55 selected early adopters of the Samsung GALAXY S5 smartphone were rewarded with special gifts worth RM200 by Samsung Malaysia last Friday, 11 April 2014. The surprise goodies delivered at five selected locations in Klang Valley and Penang in conjunction with the consumer launch of Samsung’s latest flagship.

  • MNOs vs OTTs: A shootout at ‘mobile Corral’ [Part 1]

    Tech Musings

    MNOs vs OTTs: A shootout at ‘mobile Corral’ [Part 1]

    Over the last year, there has been a considerable amount of interest in applications that make use of the faster broadband connections that a lot of us now have via the fibre connections, thanks to service providers like Maxis, Time dotCom and Telekom Malaysia.

  • [Review] Kingston MobileLite Wireless

    Gadgets, Reviews

    [Review] Kingston MobileLite Wireless

    Kingston is a renowned maker of memory and storage solutions. To meet demands of the mobile consumer, Kingston has released the MobileLite Wireless (MLW), described as a reader, media streamer and USB charger. Multi-talented? Indeed.

  • [Review] Jabra Solemate: Music for your soul on-the-go

    Audio Gear, Reviews

    [Review] Jabra Solemate: Music for your soul on-the-go

    In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in portable speaker products, aided by the growth of the mobile smartphone market and the increasingly mobile lifestyle of today’s consumers. Jabra, experts in portable audio solutions, recently introduced its new line of portable speakers – an enhanced second generation Solemate, new Solemate Max and Solemate Mini. Courtesy of Jabra, we’ve had a […]

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Computing

AMD FirePro W9100 for workstations, delivers 4K multi-display, industry-first 16GB of GDDR5 memory

AMD FirePro W9100 for workstations, delivers 4K multi-display, industry-first 16GB of GDDR5 memory

AMD has launched the AMD FirePro W9100 professional graphics card, designed for next generation 4K workstations accelerated by OpenCL. The FirePro W9100 delivers outstanding GPU compute power with up to 2.62 TFLOPS, and 4K ultra-high resolution multi-display capabilities, perfect for video, design and engineering professionals.

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Gaming

AMD R9 295X2: Say hello to the world’s fastest graphics card

AMD R9 295X2: Say hello to the world’s fastest graphics card

AMD has unleashed the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 – the world’s fastest and most powerful graphics card. The R9 295X2 combines two AMD Radeon R9 Series GPU into one card design for next-generation, hardcore gaming. Salivating yet?

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Computing

Microsoft, TM and Intel launch ‘Good Bye XP, Good Buy Windows 8′ program

Microsoft, TM and Intel launch ‘Good Bye XP, Good Buy Windows 8′ program

On 8 April 2014, the world finally bid farewell to the venerable Windows XP. Microsoft officially retired support for the 12-year old operating system as well as Office 2003, including automatic security patches. To make transitioning to the latest technology powered by Windows 8 and Intel technology for SMEs easier, Microsoft Malaysia has partnered Telekom Malaysia (“TM”) and Intel Malaysia to […]

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Computing

WD unleashes My Passport Pro: First-ever portable Thunderbolt dual-drive

WD unleashes My Passport Pro: First-ever portable Thunderbolt dual-drive

WD has introduced the My Passport Pro, the first portable Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution, aimed at creative professionals and enthusiasts on the Mac platform. My Passport Pro RAID functionality without the need for power adapters or extra cables.

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Computing

New socketed AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon APU products with AM1 platform announced

New socketed AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon APU products with AM1 platform announced

AMD has announced global availability of its new AM1 platform featuring quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD APU codenamed “Kabini.” The AM1 platform, branded as AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron will included award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and “Jaguar” CPU cores on motherboards from leading manufacturers. The new platform is targeted at mainstream consumers who want balanced computing […]

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Apps

WeChat goes racing

WeChat goes racing

WeChat, popular social communications app, is proving it isn’t just an app for chatting and exchanging emotions but it can deliver on the entertainment side of things too. Petrolheads may just be thrilled by the introduction of WeChat’s new mobile racing game, WeChat Speed.

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Gaming

Captain America: The Winter Soldier official mobile game released

Captain America: The Winter Soldier official mobile game released

In conjunction with the recent release of the movie in cinemas worldwide, Gameloft has released Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Official Game on both App Store and Google Play.

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Mobile

Ninetology and Qualcomm reveal AirAsia aircraft livery to mark ASEAN expansion plans

Ninetology and Qualcomm reveal AirAsia aircraft livery to mark ASEAN expansion plans

Ninetology Malaysia has unveiled its strategy and key initiatives to further expand across ASEAN as it looks to hit a revenue target of RM380 million by the end of 2014. The mobile upstart announced a sales revenue of RM180 million and an impressive 12% mobile device market share in Malaysia as of December 2013.

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Apps

Viber 4.1 brings voice calls to Windows Phone 8

Viber 4.1 brings voice calls to Windows Phone 8

Viber has announced the release of Viber 4.1 for Windows Phone 8, making “Viber Out” available to the platform for the first time. Now Viber users have the ability to make affordable voice calls to landlines and phones that do not have Viber.

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Gaming

NZXT introduces Sentry 3 Touchscreen Fan Controller in Malaysia

NZXT introduces Sentry 3 Touchscreen Fan Controller in Malaysia

NZXT, worldwide gaming hardware manufacturer, has introduced the Sentry 3 Touchscreen Fan Controller in Malaysia. The Sentry 3 combines five powerful fan channels with an intuitive UI, providing complete control over a rig’s cooling system with just a swipe of a finger.

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Tech Musings

TM-P1 deal: Good plan but still a long, winding road ahead

TM-P1 deal: Good plan but still a long, winding road ahead

Last week, one of the most talked about stories in the tech space was Telekom Malaysia buying a 57% stake in Green Packet’s wireless broadband business, Packet One Networks (P1).

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Consumer Electronics

LG InnoFest 2014 Asia kicks off today

LG InnoFest 2014 Asia kicks off today

LG Electronics (“LG”) kicked off the third leg of its global InnoFest roadshow in Seoul, South Korea today, 1 April 2014 and as expected, showcased an impressive array of its newest products aimed at the Asian market. The Korean consumer electronics giant impressed hundreds who thronged the show with its diverse line-up of TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners and […]

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