According to a report from CNET, it looks like Nike has laid off certain key people from the team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker. Roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike’s Digital Sport hardware team that covers industrial design and engineering for wearables. According to spokesperson Brian Strong, the company will “make changes within the team, and there will be a small number of layoffs.”
This doesn’t mean that wearables are completely not on the radar for Nike as there have been rumours for a while now pointing towards an Apple manufactured piece of hardware for the future of Nike wearable and that seems the most likely after this report. Let’s hope that the Fuelband will come up to par with the rest of the wearables in its future iterations.
One of the most affordable premium Android smartphones you can find today is the Lenovo Vibe Z. Launched in Malaysia just last month, the Vibe Z is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display as well as a 13MP rear camera. At a retail price of RM1799, it offers excellent value for money.
But what if you can get the Vibe Z for free? Head on after the jump to find out how you can be one of three winners of the Lenovo Vibe Z!
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and Google are attempting to entice developers to release games on their platform first. Gaming apps are a vital piece of the mobile eco-system, and both companies are preparing to escalate the competition to the next level. However, while popular games are a large draw to mobile platforms it is not easy to tell which game will draw the crowds.
The Motorola Moto G is without a doubt one of the most exciting smartphone in the market. Featuring very modest specs under its 4.5” display, it retails at only RM698,making it one of the best smartphone in its class, but there is one thing missing – it does not have any LTE connectivity. With all our major local telcos providing LTE now it’ll be nice to have a device that can ride on the network and if you’ve been waiting for an affordable Android phone with LTE on board, your wait might be over soon. Motorola has been rumored to be working on two new variants of the Moto G smartphone, one of which is an LTE-enabled Moto G.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?