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The BLU Studio 7.0 is the “World’s First 7-inch Smartphone”

by Andrew Cheng · 15 mins ago · 1 Comment · 54 views

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If the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a 5.7-inch display is categorised as a phablet, where would the BLU Studio 7.0 that has a huge 7-inch display fall under? BLU markets its latest Android smartphone the “world’s first 7-inch smartphone”, a claim that will surely raise a few eyebrows.

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Buying and Selling on Facebook and Instagram is now Illegal

by Huei Song · 45 mins ago · 3 Comments · 356 views

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Calling all of you who sells things on Facebook and Instagram, the Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism ministry has just declared that anyone selling items online directly via these social networks are now deemed illegal.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge to Receive Android 5.0.1 Update Directly

by Huei Song · 2 hours ago · No Comments · 291 views

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Now that Samsung has rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Galaxy S5, we can expect its other flagship smartphones – the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, to follow suit. However, it looks like Samsung will be skipping version 5.0 and roll up the Android 5.0.1 update to these devices instead.

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Microsoft Also Working On Game Streaming Service

by Farhan · 3 hours ago · 1 Comment · 63 views

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Microsoft is apparently working on a new game streaming service similar to the one that is being tested by PlayStation. There are very few details about what the final product will look like, but it is known to be called Arcadia; and there are job openings on the team.

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Samsung Galaxy E7 Leaked in Benchmark Listing

by Huei Song · 4 hours ago · No Comments · 197 views

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Samsung may have said that they want to reduce their smartphone portfolio, but the company is still busy working on new devices. Not too long ago, the Korean company unveiled a brand new Galaxy A series of smartphone, the Galaxy A3 and A5, and now, it looks like they are working on an E series as well.  

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Sony Cancels Movie After More Threats By Hackers

by Farhan · 4 hours ago · 3 Comments · 1.3k views

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It looks like the Guardians of Peace have won, as Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the theatrical release of The Interview. This news comes after major cinema chains in the US pulled out of showing the movie over its Christmas debut, along with additional threats from the hackers that they would pull another 9/11 style attack on any cinema that showed the movie.

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Uber Wants to Use Biometrics and Lie Detectors to Screen Drivers

by Huei Song · 5 hours ago · No Comments · 262 views

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Uber sure has been under lots of fire lately with several incidents regarding drivers assaulting passengers, and it looks like the company wants to buck up and make things safer for the public. Uber recently announced that they will improve background checks on drivers, using methods such as biometric scans and even lie detectors during driver screening.

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BlackBerry Finally Launches BlackBerry Classic: Another Throwback To Its QWERTY Legacy

by Syefri Zulkefli · 13 hours ago · No Comments · 889 views

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To be frank, this device is long time coming. It was first introduced to the world back in February during Mobile World Congress and BlackBerry has even published a number of preview through its official blog. Not to forget, consumers in selected region were even able to pre-order the device prior to today’s announcement.

So, here it is: the new BlackBerry Classic, formerly known as the BlackBerry Q20.

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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 · 9 Comments · 4.3k views

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[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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Next OnePlus One Update to Include Waves’ MaxxAudio Enhancement Software

by Andrew Cheng · 21 hours ago · No Comments · 595 views

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Audiophiles will be thrilled to know that the next update for OnePlus One from Cyanogen will include Waves Audio’s MaxxAudio enhancement software. OnePlus said that this will deliver a truly amazing sound experience; or so they claim.

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Steam Games Are Now Region Locked, No More Gifting Titles Outside Regions

by Farhan · 21 hours ago · 11 Comments · 1.4k views

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Steam has quietly region-locked all games, regardless of publisher settings. This means that people are no longer able to trade or gift Steam titles outside of their respective regions, which has raised concerns that trading between gamers is at an end.

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OnePlus Quietly Lists OnePlus Power Bank on Website Ahead of Official Announcement

by Pang Tun Yau · 22 hours ago · No Comments · 2.2k views

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[UPDATE] The OnePlus Power Bank has now officially been announced.

Late last night, OnePlus posted a teaser about an upcoming product that will be announced today. There’s no official announcement yet, but the initial rumours are indeed true. As part of its first anniversary celebration, the company has announced the OnePlus Power Bank.

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