Amazon revealed that it is planning to use unmanned drones to deliver packages. Not long after that, Google also announced that it too has a top secret project to build autonomous robots. As far as we are concerned, the future is very much upon us. Not least from the highly controversial deployment of military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in combat zones.
But what is a Drone? And why is the tech community so excited about it?
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The iPad mini with Retina Display is now available in Malaysia via the Apple Online Store. The highly-awaited tablet is now available from RM1279. The release of the smaller iPad comes just 24 hours after the new iPad Air was made available in Malaysia via various outlets.
Announced back in October, the new iPad mini with Retina Display pushes the smaller iPad firmly to flagship status, featuring the latest A7 64-bit processor and, more importantly, fitting a Retina Display onto the 7.9-inch display – a feature many had been clamouring for.
Currently, the new iPad mini with Retina Display is only available at the Apple Online Store, with the pricing as follows:
- 16GB: RM1279
- 32GB: RM1599
- 64GB: RM1929
- 128GB: RM2249
WiFi + LTE:
- 16GB: RM1699
- 32GB: RM2029
- 64GB: RM2349
- 128GB: RM2679
Apple is promising delivery times between 5-7 business days for the iPad Mini Retina. At the time of writing, none of the major telcos have announced any plans for the iPad mini with Retina Display yet, although Maxis have released a teaser for the tablet with a “Coming Soon” tag.
Head on to the Apple Online Store now to find out more.
Ten online personalities with different spheres of influence – ranging from Fashion and Beauty, to Food, Travel and Technology – compete with one another in a series of unorthodox challenges, in which they attempt to assert their own influence in areas that may be dominated by the other respective contestants; each of them vying for ultimate prize: the title of “The Influencer”.
In the opening episode of this series, our contestants are assembled at the Headquarters of Nokia Malaysia for a Technology-themed challenge – with a twist. How well will the not-so-tech-savvy contestants fare in this trial? Also, how flexible are the tech whizzes in the group to adapt when they are thrown a curveball and forced to emerge out of their comfort zones for this episodes’s second challenge?
Find out who will emerge victorious in this episode, and who will be eliminated from moving on to the next round.
Head on over to lowyat.tv/theinfluencer for more details on the participants!
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The brand synonymous with performance gaming is at it again. MSI has announced the new GT60 gaming laptop which not only pack the latest and most powerful mobile hardware around, but pushes the display boundaries with the introduction of a 3K resolution display. Yup, that’s 2880 pixels by 1620 on a 15.6-inch display.
To be available in a consumer- and workstation-grade variant, the MSI GT60 will be powered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor, 16GB of RAM, dual hard drives (1TB hard drive and a 128GB SSD) and of course the super sharp display. For the consumer variant, the rig will be equipped with an NVIDIA GoForce GTX780M and pre-installed with Windows 8, while the workstation variant will pack NVIDIA Quadro K3100 graphics but pre-installed with Windows 7.
In addition, the GT60 will sport four USB ports (3x USB 3.0), HDMI, two miniDisplayPort, Blu-Ray disc burner, Dynaudio speakers as well as user-programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries. Also, the rig is completed by the inclusion of a Killer Doubleshot card, comprising the Killer E2200 Networking and Killer Wireless-N1202 network cards.
Both variants, the consumer-level (model name 20D-261US) and the workstation-grade (model name 2OKWS-278US) GT60 are available now in the US, and will be priced at $2200 (about RM7200) and $2800 (about RM9200) respectively. For more information, head on to MSI’s official GT60 product page.
The great guys over at Mile High Sounds are kicking off a workshop for all enthusiasts of the music creation tool Ableton Live! Tomorrow from 4pm, attendees will have the opportunity to check out an exclusive presentation of Ableton’s Live 9 music production and performance software and innovative new hardware push. Headed by Sam Counihan from Berlin as well as Malaysia’s only Ableton Certified Trainer, Reuben Samuel this is an exclusive opportinuty for enthusiasts to learn and explore more about music production as these experts will be showcasing the workflows and technology that has made Ableton’s products a favorite among musicians, DJs and producers the world over.
Ableton makes Live, a software used by musicians all over the world to create and perform music and Push, a new hardware instrument for intuitive music-making. With these products Ableton is at the leading edge of a long tradition of instrument makers. From the smallest bedroom studios to the world’s biggest stages, artists of all styles, skill levels and genres rely on Ableton for the tools that inspire.
Following the presentation, A-MarQ, a DJ trainer at Mile High Sounds, will be demonstrating the features of Pioneer’s RMX1000 effects unit. Guests can also expect to be entertained by DJ sets later that evening featuring Ableton’s own “Seven Days” aka Sam Counihan and Mile High Sounds’ DJs including Lish, A-MarQ, Blastique, Abdel Aziz as well as student alumni.
Participation to the workshop is Free Of Charge but you’re encouraged to head on over to the form here to guarantee your space!
BAIT is located at 65 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Our email is without a doubt one of the most important and confidential services we have on the internet, on top of the usual things we send, we usually use our email for verification and password retrievals, and we tend to send quite a number of private and confidential stuffs. Starting today, Google is rolling out the ability for users to download all their Gmail and Google Calendar data so that, you know, you can back up and even move all your precious memories to another service.
The files will be stored into MBOX format and you can pick to save everything you have in your inbox or select to backup certain labels only. You can also download a single archive file for multiple products with a copy of your Gmail, Calendar, Google+, YouTube, Drive and other Google data. If you’re running out of space on your Google account, I think this is a great way to clear out some space to make way for new stuffs, just make sure that the MBOX file is properly saved into a secure space, or you have already created a backup mail account for all the older data.
You can now download you Calendar data starting today while the ability to download Gmail messages will be rolled out over the next month. Visit Google for more information.
Google’s latest Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 5, was widely criticized for sporting a decidedly inferior camera, making it a dealbreaker for many looking to purchase one of the best Android smartphones in the market today. Google promised that the Nexus 5′s camera deficiencies were mainly a software issue, and they were working on improving the camera experience. With the latest Android 4.4.1 update, released earlier today for the Nexus 5 and soon to the Nexus 4 and 7 LTE, it appears Google is delivering on that promise.
The 4.4.1 release is primarily aimed at improving the all-round performance of the 8MP camera on the Nexus 5. With the new update installed, the camera not only launches more quickly, but autofocus, white balance and shutter lag has all been significantly improved, while images will also appear with greater colour saturation. The HDR+ mode now also allows for pinch-to-zoom gestures.
As mentioned earlier, two other Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 LTE, will also be receiving the latest Android update. However, given that the update primarily improves on the Nexus 5′s camera, users on the other two devices will only be seeing the usual bug fixes and tweaks.
The OTA update for the Nexus 5 has already been rolled out, with the Nexus 4 and 7 to follow shortly. You can also download the firrmware from the source link below.
Valve is traditionally a company that tries new things. Ben Krasnow, an engineer working for the software company, has taken that policy a bit further. He has built two experimental inputs for a computer: one for your bum, and one for your tongue. Thankfully, they are not the same device.
One controller uses the persons body posture to turn left and right, or move forward and back. It’s effectively a modified bathroom scale, and works amazingly well for something requiring you to lean back and forth. Although Krasnow admits that there are issues when trying to turn 180 degrees.
The tongue controller combines a brace retainer with an optical mouse. This is the ultimate use of hands free controls, but isn’t accurate enough for every day use. It will definitely prevent anyone from borrowing your mouse ever again.