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First Look: ASUS ZenFone 4, The RM 299 Intel-Powered Android Smartphone

by Chief Chapree · 2 days ago · 14 Comments · 5.1k views

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Featuring a 4-inch 800×480 display, the ASUS ZenFone 4 is the smallest device in ASUS ZenFone series. Similarly, the ZenFone 4 is also the most affordable model in the family since it will be priced at only RM 299 once it goes on sale in Malaysia later this month.

So, what does the ZenFone 4 is able to offer you in exchange for your hard-earned RM 300? Jump in for a brief look at the brand new affordable smartphone from ASUS.

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Nokia Suspends Sales of Lumia 2520 Tablet Due to Electrical Shock Concerns

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 622 views

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Nokia has halted sales of its first Windows RT 8.1 tablet, the Lumia 2520, due to safety issues arising from the tablet’s charger. The charger, manufactured by a third-party manufacturer, has a design flaw which could result in users being on the receiving end of an electric shock.

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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tuneable Gaming Mouse: Now Available For Pre-Order At Storekini For RM 239

by Chief Chapree · 2 days ago · 1 Comment · 716 views

Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse Pre-Order at Storekini

Said to be the first of its kind, Logitech earlier this month has announced a brand new gaming mouse called the Logitech G502 Proteus Core. Equipped with a tuneable 12,000 dpi infra-red sensor that can also be switched on-the-fly, users are also able to customize the mouse’s weight and balance through the five 3.6g weights within its cavity.

Not enough with that, Proteus Core is also built with a 32-bit ARM processor that controls the mouse on-board memory which allows gamers to store their button settings, commands, and macros. Coming soon to our market later this month, gamers out there are now able to pre-order this latest piece of engineering from Logitech right from Lowyat.NET’s own online shop, Storekini.

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Unlimited Data Roaming with Malaysian Postpaid Telcos

by Huei Song · 2 days ago · 7 Comments · 4.2k views

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So you’ll be going away to another country for just a couple of days. It’s way too short and too troublesome to buy a local SIM pack at the country just to go online. For convenience’s sake, you wish to stick to your Malaysian line. So which telco offers the best international roaming rates in its postpaid plans? We gather all the unlimited data roaming rates here so you know which local telco to select in the place(s) you travel to, and which Malaysian telco should you roam with in order to enjoy the best data roaming rates.

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Oppo Announces Refreshed R1S With LTE Support and A Lot More

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 1.7k views

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The Oppo R1 is only a mere four months old, but the Chinese company has seen it fit to release a refreshed edition of the mid-range smartphone, which was launched in Malaysia back in February. The primary reason for this is to add LTE connectivity to the smartphone – but the good thing is, Oppo did not stop there.

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World Of Tanks Update 9.0 Introduces Historical Battles

by Farhan · 2 days ago · No Comments · 258 views

World of Tanks

As promised, World of Tanks has introduced the option to fight historical battles in the latest 9.0 patch. Only three options are available at the moment, these are the Battle of Kursk, Battle of the Bulge, and Operation Spring Awakening. There are also some minor tweaks to the game, as well as updated textures for some tanks.

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[Opinion] The Age Of Too Much DLC Part 2

by Farhan · 2 days ago · 2 Comments · 436 views

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Last week I wrote about the ridiculously large amount of necessary cosmetic downloadable content (DLC) that currently plagues the gaming industry. While there are those who agreed that this content is easily ignored, there is the other side of why cosmetic DLC is popular with developers and publishers. After all, if there wasn’t a reason to keep making it, why does it exist?

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Linkase Pro LTE Case Takes A Page From The Past To Improve Your Signal

by Lucas Lau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 736 views

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Back in the early days of the mobile phone, there was no impressive new internal antenna system; What there was however were those retractable antennas that looked every bit as curious as you remember. Enter the Linkase Pro LTE case for the iPhone and just like its previous model, it boosts your LTE data radio.

Using a sliver of an antenna which can be extended in time of extreme need for LTE, it says that the case will also save you battery because your phone doesn’t need to constantly switch between Edge, 3G and LTE. Not sure how effective this is, but all i know is that some of us definitely need one to improve OVERALL cellular signal in Malaysia. The Linkase Pro LTE case is currently a prototype and is seeking funding on IndieGoGo

(Source: TUAW)

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Titanfall Boosts Xbox One Sales, But It Still Lags Behind Sony’s PlayStation 4

by Farhan · 2 days ago · No Comments · 414 views

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Microsoft sold five million Xbox One consoles as of March 2014, which is up 60 percent over the Xbox 360 at the same point in time. Titanfall has also managed to make it to the top of the sales race for both PC and Xbox One, although those two statistics combined were not enough to overhaul the PlayStation 4′s massive lead.

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Sony To Offer PS Vita TV at Half Price With Each Purchase Of PlayStation 4 Starting Next Month

by Chief Chapree · 2 days ago · 2 Comments · 1.2k views

PlayStation Vita TV - PlayStation 4 Offer, May/June 2014Here’s an interesting news from the folks at the regional branch of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong: you can soon obtain PlayStation Vita TV at a discounted price when you purchase a PlayStation 4 console here in Malaysia. As you might know, PS Vita TV is the non-portable version of the PS Vita handheld gaming machine that is designed to be used with your television set or display and was made available in our market since January this year.

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Yahoo Aiming to Convince Apple to Ditch Google and Use Yahoo Mobile Search as its Search Engine

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 7 Comments · 965 views

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has a hugely ambitious plan. The new CEO of Yahoo tasked to rebuild an ailing company is hoping to convince Apple to ditch Google as its default search provider and switch to Yahoo Mobile Search for its iOS devices.

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Dropbox Goes on a Shopping Spree, Acquires Loom and Hackpad

by Huei Song · 2 days ago · No Comments · 651 views

Loom Acquired by Dropbox

Today must be a very good day for Dropbox, as two companies have just announced that they have joined forces with the cloud storage service company: Loom, a photo storage startup in London, as well as Hackpad, a document collaboration service.

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