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Photo Essay: What’s Inside the Xiaomi Mi 4i?

by Pang Tun Yau · 23 hours ago · 3 Comments · 2.5k views

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Xiaomi officially announced the arrival of the new Mi 4i smartphone in Malaysia yesterday. After the event, selected members of the media were invited to a unique teardown session with Donovan Sung, Xiaomi Global’s Director of Product Management. Xiaomi is especially proud of the Mi 4i’s construction and in the efficiency of its design, and the company was keen to show us what’s underneath the polycarbonate unibody.

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Xiaomi Releases Mi 4i in Malaysia, Priced at RM749

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 29 Comments · 8.6k views

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Xiaomi’s first global smartphone, the Mi 4i, has finally landed in Malaysia. After its global launch in India late last month, Xiaomi’s impressively pushed out the device to its South-East Asian markets this month – and the Mi 4i is set to go on sale in Malaysia next week.

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GrabTaxi Introduces GrabBike In Jakarta – Beat Notorious Traffic On Two Wheels

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 2 Comments · 627 views

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GrabTaxi, also known in Malaysia as MyTeksi, has announced a unique way to battle the famously chaotic traffic in Jakarta. Called GrabBike, this new service allows passengers to hop on motorbikes and navigate your way on two wheels, avoiding the hassle of being stuck in traffic when you’re in cars.

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LYTV: Hands On – Samsung NX1 Smart Camera

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · 3 Comments · 578 views

Samsung’s premium flagship smart camera, the NX1, is a mirrorless camera that packs an impressive array of hardware into a solid magnesium body that’s touted as “weather-proof”. Thanks to Samsung Malaysia, we were able to take an extended look at the impressive smart camera, allowing us to give you an overview of the camera’s specs and smart software that pairs with a smartphone.

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Lightning Review: Wiyo, The Convenient Way to Stay Connected While Abroad

by Pang Tun Yau · 5 days ago · 5 Comments · 4.2k views

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These days, Internet access is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. For most of us, it also means this luxury could be quite a challenge when we’re travelling abroad. You’re either stuck with expensive data roaming charges, or be adventurous and drop by a local telco store and purchase a prepaid SIM pack with some data.

Enter Wiyo. Originally from Hong Kong, this mobile WiFi service has been available in Malaysia for some time now, and we were invited to test out its services in some of our international assignments last month.

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Sony Unveils 2015 Bravia Smart TVs, Including The First Android TVs in Malaysia

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 5 Comments · 3k views

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Sony Malaysia has finally announced the arrival of its latest range of Smart TVs for 2015. Featuring the latest 4K LCD screen technology paired with the new and powerful 4K Processor X1, a large portion of these new Smart TVs also run on Android TV, the new platform developed by Google exclusively for smart TVs.

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Samsung Announces Artik Platform, Built for the IoT Age

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 3 Comments · 1.2k views

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Back at CES 2015, Samsung announced that by 2017 the company expects to see all of its products to be connected and ready for the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). The South Korean company made a huge step towards that goal earlier today with the announcement of the Artik platform, a series of three tiny system-on-chips that will power the next generation of smart devices.

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Confirmed: GST Will Not be Charged for Prepaid Reloads, But On Usage

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 21 Comments · 8.6k views

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In a press conference held earlier today, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry has agreed that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposed on prepaid reloads will be based on usage, instead of the current additional charge.

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Lenovo Malaysia Unleashes the A7000; World’s First Smartphone with Dolby Atmos Technology

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 3.9k views

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Lenovo Malaysia today unveiled its latest mid-range offering, and it’s a unique one. The A7000 smartphone is touted as the world’s first Dolby Atmos smartphone, while its specs are also pretty decent for its price.

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The Big Debate: microSD Card Slots in Smartphones – Do You Really Need Them?

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 62 Comments · 16.1k views

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Expandable storage on mobile phones. For a long time now, they’ve been a subject with staunch movements both for and against it. The recent removal of a microSD card slot on the Samsung Galaxy S6, as well as Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra’s statement explaining why there isn’t any expandable storage option on the new Mi 4i sparked another round of heated discussion among smartphone users.

So why do smartphone users want microSD card slots, and why are smartphone makers shying away from them? Let’s break it down.

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How To: Make the Most Out of the Google Chromecast

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 9 Comments · 10.8k views

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It’s been around for over a year now, but the Google Chromecast is finally officially available in Malaysia, via Maxis. At RM170 (or RM150, if you’re a OnePlan subscriber), this little product promises to transform any TV with a HDMI port into a Smart TV, changing the way we spend time in the living room. Most of you may already own one, but here are some steps you can take to make the most out of the Chromecast!

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Yelp Officially Arrives in Malaysia, Offers Comprehensive Community-Based Reviews of Local Businesses

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 1.6k views

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Yelp, the community-based platform for people to find great local businesses, is now officially in Malaysia. With over 71 million local reviews posted from around the world, Malaysia is the latest addition to the Yelp family, promising Malaysians another avenue for finding out the best local eateries, services and everything in between.

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