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Photo Essay: A Visit to Ford’s Research and Innovation Centre in Silicon Valley

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 hour ago · No Comments · 36 views

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Last week, we were invited to the annual Further with Ford conference, comprising of a series of keynotes and tours that revolve around a lofty theme: the future. We heard and saw plenty of Ford’s research findings on future trends, as well as an interesting convergence between the automotive and the technology industries. This was especially evident when we were invited to the company’s new Research and Innovation Lab. Here’s a glimpse of what we saw at the company’s state-of-the-art facility.

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Further With Ford 2015 Demonstrates Convergence of Automobile and Tech Industries

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 hours ago · 1 Comment · 1k views

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“What in the world are we doing here?”

That was a prevailing thought in the early stages of the Future With Ford, which we attended over the course of this week. But as the keynotes and experiential tours passed, we noticed that the group of global journalists invited were not merely from automotive publications: there were people from economic dailies, radio talk shows, other tech media, and even analysts in global trends. One of the keynote speakers was Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.

Clearly, this was a different sort of global event.

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Huawei Unveils Honor Zero Smartwatch: Coming In August

by Chief Chapree · 4 hours ago · 1 Comment · 552 views

Huawei Honor Zero Smartwatch

Aside from unveiling the new Honor 7 smartphones, Huawei has also taken the opportunity to announce the brand new Honor Zero smartwatch. Built with a number of features that are common in smartwatches, it seems that Huawei has put a little bit more effort in terms of aesthetics when it designed the device.

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Watch Huawei Blow Up The New Honor 7

by Farhan · 4 hours ago · 1 Comment · 639 views

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Huawei announced the new Honor 7 smartphone, and it has chosen a novel way to promote its resilience. The manufacturer blew their latest flagship smartphone as part of the promotion; which is quite a refreshing departure from the usual underwater test that has been popular lately.

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Honor 7 Is Now Official; Comes in Three Different Variants From RM1,215

by Andrew Cheng · 4 hours ago · 2 Comments · 1.3k views

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The Honor 7 has been officially launched in China. Coming in three different variants, the new flagship device has a slew of high-end specifications. These include an all-metal body, a fingerprint sensor, fast charging support, and also Knuckle Sense, which was only available on the Huawei P8 up until now. It will also be powered by a new 2.2GHz octa-core processor: the HiSilicon Kirin 935.

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Asus Padfone S Going For Below RM800 Now; Starts From As Low As RM777

by Andrew Cheng · 5 hours ago · 1 Comment · 825 views

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It has been quite some time ever since the Asus Padfone S entered the Malaysian market, but it seems to have received a pretty hefty price cut recently. Retailing for below RM800 now (without the PadStation, of course), the Padfone S is a very attractive smartphone for consumers who are on a budget.

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Google Improves its Translation for Informal Speech in Google Translate

by Huei Song · 7 hours ago · 5 Comments · 247 views

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If you are travelling to a foreign land soon, you might want to download the Google Translate app because the company recently updated it with better translation for normal conversations.

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Taxi Drivers Protest Against Grabcar; Threaten To Blockade KL

by Farhan · 8 hours ago · 22 Comments · 2.9k views

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Members of the Malaysian Taxi Drivers’ Transformation Association (PERS1M) picketed in front of the MyTeksi headquarters in Petaling Jaya to protest against the continued operation of app based ride sharing services like MyTeksi-owned GrabCar and Uber. The taxi drivers claim that these services are taking away their livelihood by offering rides cheaper than taxis.

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Sony Xperia Z3+ Appears in SIRIM’s Database; Launch Imminent?

by Andrew Cheng · 8 hours ago · No Comments · 442 views

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If you’ve been waiting for the “successor” to the Sony Xperia Z3, you might not have to wait much longer; we have spotted the Sony Xperia Z3+ in SIRIM’s database. More likely than not, Sony Malaysia is gearing for a launch very, very soon.

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OnePlus 2 Will Boast A Fingerprint Sensor That Is “Faster” Than Apple’s TouchID

by Andrew Cheng · 8 hours ago · 1 Comment · 550 views

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As usual of OnePlus, the company has revealed yet another one of the features for its upcoming smartphone, the OnePlus 2: a fingerprint sensor. It assured its fans that the sensor used in the OnePlus 2 will not disappoint as well, claiming that it is “refined and lightning quick, unlocking your device faster than (Apple’s) TouchID.”

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LG Chem Introduces New Hexagon-Shaped Batteries for Longer Battery Life on Smartwatches

by Huei Song · 9 hours ago · 2 Comments · 646 views

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Disappointed at the current battery life on smartwatches? It looks like LG Chem has a solution for that. The company recently unveiled a new hexagonal battery that offers a longer battery life compared to traditional batteries.

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Microsoft Hololens Destroyed In Space Rocket Explosion

by Farhan · 10 hours ago · 1 Comment · 1.5k views

Microsoft HoloLens: Built To Deliver Windows Holographic Experience

Elon Musk’s space travel plans suffered a severe setback over the weekend when its Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after launch. The Falcon 9 was en route to the International Space Station carrying tonnes of supplies; among this were two pairs of Microsoft Hololens headsets with experimental software developed by NASA.

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