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

by Pang Tun Yau · 30 mins ago · 11 Comments · 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 · 34 mins ago · No Comments · 49 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 · 1 hour ago · 1 Comment · 98 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 · 2 hours ago · 1 Comment · 576 views

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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 · 3 hours ago · 2 Comments · 283 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 · 4 hours ago · No Comments · 75 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 · 4 hours ago · 2 Comments · 469 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 · 5 hours ago · 1 Comment · 434 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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Islamic State Linked Cyber Espionage Campaign Targeting Syrian Activists

by Farhan · 5 hours ago · No Comments · 160 views


CitizenLab, a research group at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, has published a reported on a cyber espionage campaign targeting activists working in Syria. The group suspects that the campaign is the work of Islamic State militants.

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[Updated with List of Cases in Malaysia] GRAMAS, a Premium Japanese iPhone Case Brand, is Now Officially Available in Malaysia

by Huei Song · 6 hours ago · 2 Comments · 4.8k views

Gramas Malaysia Launch

Update: Check out the list of GRAMAS products offered in Malaysia after the break.

GRAMAS from Japan has officially launched its premium iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases and accessories in Malaysia. Founded in 2009, GRAMAS is a premium iPhone accessory manufacturer from Japan that uses the best and only the best materials in every product they make.

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Third Party Snapchat Apps Removed From Windows Phone Store

by Nicklaus Law · 7 hours ago · No Comments · 113 views


As part of a security measure following a leak of its user’s photos, Snapchat has removed third party Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store. As the company does not have an official version of its app for Windows Phone, users will be left without a Snapchat app for the time being.

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US Asks China For Help Against North Korean Hackers

by Farhan · 8 hours ago · No Comments · 858 views

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In a strange twist of fate, the American government has asked China for assistance in stopping North Korean Hackers. All of North Korean internet traffic is routed through Chinese servers, but it is unknown whether the country will decide to cooperate in this situation.

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