Even though Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia have announced that the Sony PlayStation 4 will be released in Malaysia on 20 December, they didn’t actually mention any public launch event during the PS4 Malaysian press event. Well folks, it turns out that the company didn’t forget about it and have confirmed to us through a media invite that they will be having a grand launch event for the console on the day of its arrival in Malaysia.
Specifically, the PS4 Malaysian launch event will take place at the entrance of the New Wing of 1 Utama on 20 December. We have also learned that the first three buyers of PS4 will be honoured at the event in the form of 10-year PlayStation Plus membership although SCEJA and Sony Malaysia have yet to provide information on how gamers could actually be part of these three lucky customers.
Additionally, we also believe that SCEJA and Sony Malaysia might have planned some activities at the venue throughout the weekend since the launch event will also act as roadshow for PS4 until 22 December. Not to forget, pre-order customers will be able to pick up their new PS4 at the same venue while visitors are also able to check out the new console themselves or even purchase one throughout the duration of the event.
We will keep you updated once we receive more information from SCEJA and Sony Malaysia regarding the PS4 Malaysian launch event later this month.
Two of the country’s biggest telco, Celcom and DiGi today have signed a long-term deal with TM to utilize the company’s backhaul network which is called TM Next-Gen Backhaul Services. Through this deal, both telcos will be leasing bandwidth from TM who delivered it through their fibre infrastructure in order to help Celcom and DiGi cater to the ever increasing demand from consumers.
Specifically, TM Next-Gen Backhaul Services will be responsible in delivering bandwidth connectivity to aggregation and access sites that are jointly owned by Celcom and DiGi throughout Peninsular Malaysia which covers the distance of 3000 to 3500 km. Both telcos pointed out that this new deal is a continuation of the existing collaboration that they signed in 2011 to jointly roll out more than 10000km of fibre network nationwide.
Said to be in effect for more than 10 years, the first phase of this new collaboration between the three companies will apparently take place from 2014 to 2016. Second phase of the collaboration will follow suit right after that which will involves the deployment of additional sites across Peninsular Malaysia.
For Celcom and DiGi, this deal is not only about meeting the increasing demand from consumers in a cost-effective manner for both companies but also to help them increase the quality of their services across the border including data and voice. That sounds really promising indeed especially of recent complaints from consumers and MCMC but to be frank, I believe we will only able to see the effectiveness of this deal once the actual work is implemented.
At the same time, the Group CEO of TM, Tan Sri Zamzamzairani have stated that their existing consumer services such as Unifi and Streamyx will not be affected by this new deal between the three companies as TM’s infrastructure have the ample capacity for future expansion and increased demand from customers.
Christmas is around the corner and judging by the crowd in Mid Valley, I think it’s safe to say that many are already out and about shopping for their loved ones. Previously, we gave you some Xmas gift guide ideas for photographers and gamers, and today, here are some gift ideas you might want to consider to purchase for mothers. It can be your mother, a good friend who is expecting, or even your wife who’s taking care of your children, but I’m sure we can agree they all deserve a great holiday and some great gifts too.
Hit the break to check them out.
Xmas is a time of giving and sharing; and technology is particularly popular as a gift in the 21st century. However, while most of the population would love to get any sort of electronic device, a true enthusiast is far more discerning. If you are reading this website, you are probably already ahead of the curve. However, it wouldn’t hurt to email this article to relatives who are still shopping for gifts that might end up in your hands.
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One of the most annoying things about Gmail is definitely that extra step needed to show images from your sender on both mobile and desktop versions of Gmail – click or tap to show images in an email or opt to always show attachments from a particular sender. Google has recently updated its Gmail service, removing that annoying step, showing all images automatically. Previously, that extra step is used to ensure that users do not get attacked by malwares in email attachments, so what has the internet giant done to ensure that users are still secure?
Instead of hosting images in an external server, Google is re-routing images to its own “secure proxy servers”. This allows Google to check for viruses and malwares beforehand so they can safely and securely be shown in your email automatically when you open them. Of course, for those of you who are still wary of Google’s move, you can always turn the “ask before displaying external images” feature back on in the settings menu.
Google is said to be rolling out this update to the desktop version of Gmail right now and will reach its mobile apps in early 2014. How many of you are glad you do not have to click to show images again?
Microsoft may be ready to remove all licensing fees it charges to OEMs selling devices running on Windows Phone or Windows RT. The move is largely seen as a method to increase the popularity of both operating systems to OEMs, in particular with Windows Phone.
Unlike Google’s Android, Microsoft charges OEMs a licensing fee to install the Windows Phone operating system on its devices. As a combination of this and the slow adoption rate of Windows Phone among consumers, the platform has been unable to seriously contend with the top two mobile platforms in the market, iOS and Android. Making them free to device manufacturers, however, would make Windows Phone a lot more attractive and could see more companies become less reluctant to sell Windows Phone devices.
As for Windows RT, well, its fortunes have fared worse compared to Windows Phone. Microsoft’s Surface RT, the first Windows RT device, was largely panned for blurring the line to consumers of what was essentially a stripped-down variant of Windows 8 that had limited capabilities. Making it free, however, could allow Windows RT to live on as a platform for budget tablets and laptops.
Discussions to make these platforms free for device manufacturers are reportedly “under serious consideration” by Microsoft’s OS chief, Terry Myerson. Microsoft plans to offset the loss in licensing fees via ads as well as subscriptions to the company’s suite of products, such as Office and Skype.
As yet, there is no word on when the move will take place…if it will take place at all. However, the removal of licensing fees is likely to impact positively particularly to the Windows Phone platform, opening it up to be more than just a one-horse race with regards to the number of manufacturers producing devices running on the platform, and simultaneously finally unleashing the shackles to really take on the top two.
(Source: The Verge)
GOG.com is beginning the winter sale season by offering the first three Fallout games for free. Not to say that these games have been very expensive, but the option to obtain them without DRM makes it a solid choice. This is not the first time that GOG.com has offered Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics free of charge, although it may be the last.
Interplay is finally transferring the distribution license for the early games to Bethesda; who bought the entire Fallout license to make the excellent Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas. GOG.com expects that they will no longer be allowed to offer the three original games by next year, and are going all out to make sure everyone gets a chance to play them.
The offer only lasts until tomorrow, 14 December 2013, so why not grab the titles and play some of the best CRPGs ever made.