Lenovo Malaysia has just announced the arrival of its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Vibe Z. Featuring top tier specs such as a 5.5-inch Full HD display and powered by Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset, this is one of the most value-for-money propositions for those looking for a premium Android smartphone.
Joining the ranks of “Worst Kept Secrets In History” is the All-New HTC One(ANHO), 2014 HTC One or the M8. The poor device has had its specs and pictures leaked out faster and more widespread than a celebrity sex tape. In the latest of leaks, GSM Arena have got a scoop on why on earth the HTC One 2014 has got 2 camera lenses on the back instead of the usual 1.
We’ve all been there, waiting arms folded along with a hundred other weary-eyed strangers for their luggage to plonk onto a conveyer belt so they can just get in a cab and finally go home. Chances are, unless your luggage is bright neon or a Rimowa plastered with stickers and not a generic samsonite that everyone has it’s going to be a while, especially on a crowded flight. Enter the CalypsoTag, a bluetooth device that will connect to your phone and transmit a ping when it is close to you. No more waiting anxiously for your luggage, well of course it never made it on the plane in the first place.
The CalypsoTag is retailing for about US$100 and to be honest, for that price I kind of expect the luggage to collect itself.
Made available in Malaysia just three months after it was first unveiled at CES 2014, the Acer Liquid Z5 is the latest Android smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer to hit our market. Essentially a lower mid-range device, we have briefly discussed about the device in our previous post right over here.
Nevertheless, we have roped in Acer Malaysia to show you what Acer Liquid Z5 is all about on Lowyat.TV for the benefit of our readers who would like to see the device in action. Enjoy the video!
First announced to the world at CES 2014 earlier this year, the brand new Acer Liquid Z5 has arrived in Malaysia. Looking at its specification, the Liquid Z5 might looked like any other lower mid-range Android smartphone that are abundant in our market.
So, how does the Liquid Z5 differentiate itself then?
Ever wanted to find something in Malaysia and wish that Google or all the other search services provided a more localized result? No worries, Maxis yesterday signed a partnership with FindIt Malaysia, to allow its subscribers to find practically anything and everything in Malaysia with just several taps of a finger.
Hollywood appears to have latched on to the idea of movies adapted from video games once again. Need For Speed, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Minecraft, and The Last of Us are all in some stage of production. One would be tempted to assume that this will bring a renaissance of video game movies; the same way that The Dark Knight and Iron Man gave us an era of amazing superhero movies.
Adapting a video game into a movie is not always a bad idea. However, there is always something lost in translation. The best of these motion pictures only scale the heights of mediocrity; the worst should be classified as crimes against humanity. It then becomes a question of what needs to be done to get it right?
Its now closing in on 96 hours since flight MH370 disappeared without a trace. A lot has been speculated on what happened with the plane, from a terrorist plot to a mid air disintegration to the completely ridiculous transported to a different alien dimension. The authorities have been slowly revealing more information as the search continues and it is a lot easier now to discount certain scenarios that were being suggested earlier.
There are also a lot of rumours and theories floating around in cyberspace on what could have transpired. We have sifted through almost every possible theory and one seems to stand out. Our credit goes to the person who initially came up with this theory, and we have included all the recently updated information to it. We’re quite surprised that nobody has followed up on this.
On June 12th 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for Boeing Airplanes, specifically the 777-200, -200LR, -300, -300ER and -777F. The proposed directive read.
SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracking in the fuselage skin underneath the satellite Communication (SATCOM) antenna adapter. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the visible fuselage skin and doubler if installed, for cracking, corrosion, and any indication of contact of a certain fastener to a bonding jumper, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking and corrosion in the fuselage skin, which could lead to rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
The reason for the FAA to come up with this proposed AD was due to this
We received a report of cracking and corrosion in the fuselage skin underneath the SATCOM antenna adapter. During a maintenance planning data inspection, one operator reported a 16-inch crack under the 3-bay SATCOM antenna adapter plate in the crown skin of the fuselage on an airplane that was 14 years old with approximately 14,000 total flight cycles. Subsequent to this crack finding, the same operator inspected 42 other airplanes that are between 6 and 16 years old and found some local corrosion, but no other cracking. Cracking and corrosion in the fuselage skin, if not corrected, could lead to rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Source : www.ofr.gov [PDF]
The above AD was published for comments on the Federal Register Volume 78, Number 187 on the 26th of September 2013, and was subsequently approved on February 18th 2014. While this AD only applies to the 120 777 planes under the FAA, it isn’t hard to see why the same AD would not have to be applied to all Boeing 777′s currently in service. The 777-200ER MH370 is slightly older then the planes being used by the likes of American Airlines and United Airlines in the United States.
Now that could be a very critical clue. We’re now going to look at a few possible scenarios that might help in giving us more insights into what happened with MH370.
So, the price of the new Surface 2 has finally been revealed by Microsoft Malaysia yesterday. While the tablet will only be publicly available in our market starting later this week, consumers are already able to take a look at the tablet or even test it around during the Surface 2 Launch Road Show which is taking place at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur throughout this week.
While ASUS appearance at this year’s edition of Mobile World Congress was not as flashy as other manufacturers that were there, the Taiwanese company did announced a number of new devices at that event. In fact, one of them is coming to Malaysia this week.
Well, say hello to the new ASUS Fonepad 7 Dual SIM tablet.
At MWC 2014, the alternative mobile platform Tizen finally made its long-awaited appearance. Touted as a “dead in the water” project after seeing countless delays, the platform emerged from the shadows with a bang, powering Samsung’s latest wearable devices, smart cameras, and even a prototype smartphone.
DiGi has fired the first blood among the major local telcos, by opening its registration of interest (ROI) for the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone is said to be available in over 150 countries worldwide in April, and with DiGi’s ROI, it appears that Malaysia will be in this first batch of countries to receive the highly-anticipated Galaxy S5.
We may have seen a lot of flagship smartphones in MWC 2014 last month but those are definitely not the only things to look forward to this year. On top of the upcoming Oppo Find 7, All New HTC One and such, another device that should be announced this year is the LG G3, the next flagship smartphone from the Korean company. Even before the unveiling of the LG G Pro 2 in MWC 2014, rumors of the G3 have already surfaced and the latest set of rumors include a 2K display and a water- and dust-resistant body.
You can help the search and rescue efforts for the missing #MH370 flight now by visiting Tomnod.com. The crowdsourced effort that is being spearheaded by Digital Globe requires users to help go through 1200 square miles of ocean, and tag any suspicious objects that could lead SAR teams to the location.
Digital Globe, an earth-imagery company based in Longmont, has directed two of its five satellites to the search area in and around the gulf of Thailand after the plane went missing early Saturday morning. They now have huge amounts of high resolution images from the area and need as much help as possible to go through thousands of square miles of images to find any clues to the whereabouts of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which is still missing after 72 hours.
Selfies. We know for a fact Malaysians love taking them, but just how do we compare against the other selfie lovers around the world? Time magazine sought to find out, and the results were pretty surprising: two Malaysian cities were listed in the top 10, while a third placed in the top 25 of the world’s “selfiest” cities.