In a move that has been expected by many tech pundits throughout the world, Microsoft last year has announced its plan to acquire the Devices and Services business of Nokia which is the home to Nokia’s Smart Devices and Mobile Phones units. Apparently, Microsoft has decided to name the new division as Microsoft Mobile according to the leaked e-mails that Nokia has sent to its customers and suppliers.
Many people, including Astro subscribers, may not have heard of its rewards programme called Astro Circle. Previously known as Astro Life, it offers plenty of benefits and rewards for subscribers as the company’s way of saying “thank you”.
You might want to pay more attention to Astro Circle from now on, as Astro Life has now been upgraded with a new, unique loyalty points program called Astro Circle Points that offers not only cash rebates to offset your bill, but also money-can’t-buy experiences including a DJ experience at Hitz.fm!
One of the things I love most about Apple’s App Store would definitely be the Kids categories that was introduced along with iOS 7, where you can easily browse apps that are suitable for children of different age groups. Once in a while, you’ll bump into some really great apps like this week’s App of the Week – Disneynature Explore, an educational app that uses augmented reality to make the outdoors and learning more fun.
Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the largest media group in Germany, has published an open letter to Google chairman Eric Schmidt outlining all the reasons for the public to distrust the company. Döpfner’s explanation paints a picture of the innovation and technological progress that the internet giant has achieved that is very different from the usual news stories.
It looks like Sony’s SmartBand wearable accessory has finally landed in Malaysia, the SmartBand SWR10 is now listed on Sony Mobile Malaysia’s website with a retail price of RM399. Unlike many other wearables, the SmartBand is not just one that keeps track of your fitness and alerts you when you receive a message or a call on your phone, it is a “life-logging accessory” that can keep track of practically every single thing you do.
Samsung’s slimmest and lightest camera to date, the NX Mini Smart Camera is a very portable 20.5MP shooter that has a BSI CMOS Sensor, 3.0inch touch screen and 6fps shooting all included in a svelte 22.5mm design. Also just for the NX Mini, Samsung are coming out with specialized lenses just for this form factor; a 9mm f3.5 and 9-27mm kit lens. You will also be able to use existing NX lenses on the NX MIni with the help of an optional adapter.
The NX Mini Smart Camera is in stores now for a RRP of RM1,399.
Both lenses will be in stock from 1st June and the 9mm f3.5 will retail for RM659 and the 9-27mm kit will retail for RM929
Specs sheet after the jump
Huawei Malaysia earlier today has revealed that it will be releasing the brand new Huawei Honor 3C in our market very soon. The 5-inch 720p smartphone carries a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor and has been seen by some as a very close competitor to Xiaomi’s line of affordable quad-core smartphones.
Everyone who has played Fallout in one form or another has wanted to own a Pip Boy, that’s a fact. With wearable technology improving at such a vast pace as well as a slew of crowdfunding sites this may just come closer to a reality than you think. The Rufus Cuff may sound like a Canine’s new collar, but in actuality its a project on IndieGoGo which puts a 3Inch screen on your wrist.
Following TV Series is definitely one of the guilty pleasures in life but not all of us can be absolutely current with the latest episode because of time difference and the distinct lack of time to just sit down and watch. If you’re like me and save your TV shows for a dedicated day to just marathon the crap out of it, then spoilers are a very real threat. With social media, it’s very easy to get the latest episode of Game Of Thrones spoiled by an errant tweet.
Why settle for a one-way mirror when you can have both properties in 1 pane of glass/mirror? MIT Scientists have invented an invisible mirror that can show reflections as well as be seen through like a window. Alternating 84 layers of glass and tantalim oxide make this one of the coolest things we’ve seen.
New scientist writes:
As light passes from one of these layers to the next, some gets partially reflected – except for light that approaches from a certain angle. Any light that hits the surface of a layer at this so-called Brewster angle, and with a particular polarisation, will pass straight through as if the surface wasn’t there. The Brewster angle is different for each pair of materials as it depends on their refractive indices.