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North Korean Internet Disrupted For Nine Hours

by Farhan · 1 min ago · No Comments · 0 views


North Korea’s limited internet connection was disrupted for over nine hours last night in what is suspected to be a targeted attack on the country’s infrastructure. That being said, experts do not believe that this is the work of a US retaliation against the Sony hack; mostly because any hacker worth his salt could easily bring down the four networks that operate in the country.

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Amazon Appstore to Offer US$220 Worth of Apps for Free on Christmas Eve

by Huei Song · 23 mins ago · No Comments · 0 views

Amazon Appstore

Christmas is around the corner and Amazon wants to give you up to US$220 worth of apps completely free of charge. On 24 December 2014, Amazon Appstore will offer a variety of paid apps and games for free, as part of the largest Free App of the Day bundle ever.

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DiGi Now Offering Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G for “Free”

by Huei Song · 2 hours ago · No Comments · 138 views

DiGi Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

The next Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G flash sale will be happening at 12PM today, but you don’t have to keep refreshing the website and check out within seconds to get the latest smartphone from Xiaomi Malaysia, DiGi is now offering the Redmi Note 4G from as low as RM0 when you sign up for a contract with the telco.

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Samsung Unveils 34-Inch SE790C Curved QHD Monitor, Set To Debut At CES 2015

by Syefri Zulkefli · 16 hours ago · 2 Comments · 761 views

Samsung SE790C Ultra-Wide QHD Curved Monitor

As we getting nearer to CES 2015, several manufacturers have started to reveal or tease new products that they are going to reveal at the annual event. One such company is Samsung who has unveiled its new SE790C Curved Monitor as part of its CES 2015 line-up which is said to be the company’s most advanced curved monitor to date.

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Introducing the Lowyat.NET 2014 Community Choice Awards – We Want to Hear From You!

by Pang Tun Yau · 17 hours ago · 11 Comments · 5.5k views


[UPDATE @ 6:35pm, 22 December] Reminder! Voting ends at 11:59pm so vote now to stand a chance to win our prizes!

[UPDATE @ 10:15pm, 17 December] Final round of prizes unveiled! 

[UPDATE @ 11:00pm, 12 December] We can now announce more prizes!

And so we edge ever closer to the end of another year, but what a year this has been. 2014 saw so many interesting changes in our favourite industry. From the steady adoption of virtual reality to the emergence of Chinese smartphone makers, there was plenty to talk about all year round.

Now, we want to hear from you. As part of the nation’s largest online community, what were the highlights of 2014 for you?

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Ubisoft Doesn’t Allow You to Sue Over Assassin’s Creed Unity Blunder if You Accept the Free Games

by Andrew Cheng · 17 hours ago · 1 Comment · 949 views

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If you think Ubisoft’s recent action of giving out free games to Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Season Pass holders was just a simple apology, you might want to read on to find out what’s really behind it. If you accept any of the said free game, you are essentially letting go of your legal rights to sue Ubisoft for releasing a buggy game.

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New Asus Zenfone Teased – Possible Dual-Camera Setup

by Andrew Cheng · 18 hours ago · 1 Comment · 931 views


There are still a few weeks to go until CES 2015, but that didn’t stop Asus from teasing the next Zenfone. Possibly to be unveiled in CES 2015, this new Zenfone could feature a dual-camera setup or a unique camera configuration.

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Man Mistakenly Calls Police Over Shooting In Grand Theft Auto

by Nicklaus Law · 18 hours ago · 2 Comments · 1.8k views

Grand Theft Auto V

Once in awhile, we’ll often hear stories of people who mistakenly call the police over trivial matters. One Englishman however, called the police over a shooting that took place in the Grand Theft Auto universe. As one can already assume, the police weren’t too happy when they received the call.

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ASUS STRIX Gaming Peripherals Coming To Malaysia In Jan 2015

by Syefri Zulkefli · 19 hours ago · 3 Comments · 752 views

ASUS STRIX Gaming Series

As you might know, ASUS traditionally offers gaming-oriented products under its Republic of Gamers (RoG) banner. However, the company made a surprise move by establishing another gaming series called STRIX earlier this year. That being said, the new series is not meant to replace RoG and both will co-exist in the market.

Even though STRIX series has quite a number of products under its name, only STRIX graphics cards have made their way to Malaysia so far. That will change soon though as STRIX gaming peripherals will finally be released here.

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Google+ Can Now Auto Enhance your Videos

by Huei Song · 20 hours ago · No Comments · 167 views

Google I/O 2013: Google+ Photos Auto Enhance, Highlight and Auto Awesome

Google+ is already famous for automatically enhancing your photos and even applying some cool Auto Awesome effects, and it looks like things has just gotten better with its latest update. Tim St. Clair, a Software Engineer for Google+ Photos, recently announced on his Google+ page saying that Auto Enhance on Google+ now works on videos too.

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Redditor Receives Secret Santa Presents From Bill Gates

by Farhan · 21 hours ago · 5 Comments · 1k views

Bill Gates Reddit

Joining a Secret Santa exchange on Reddit paid off for one lucky Redditor after she received some extremely thoughtful gifts from Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The presents included a replica of Loki’s helmet from the Marvel movies, a coffee table book about Africa, a plush Polio microbe, a signed note from Gates himself, and a donation in her name to provide vaccines in poor countries

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Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for Nexus 7 2012 Quietly Released

by Andrew Cheng · 21 hours ago · 1 Comment · 965 views

Nexus 7

Google is definitely hard at work this festive season. We have reported just last week that Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is available for the Nexus 5, and now, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the Nexus 7 2012 – the very first Nexus 7 model – has been made available on Google Developers’ website.

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