Editorial

Spec Sheet: ASUS ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 Compared

by Pang Tun Yau · 16 hours ago · 2 Comments · 2.9k views

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Yesterday, ASUS finally launched its new ZenFone range of Android smartphones in the Southeast Asian region. Powered by Intel’s Clover Trail+ range of processors, these smartphones take the word “budget” and “affordable” to new low levels. With retail prices starting from only RM299, the new ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 could well be the smartphones to watch.

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Opinion: As The Internet Grows, So Does Our Own Responsibility

by Farhan · 1 day ago · No Comments · 477 views

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The internet feels very much like an extension of my home. My own little corner of the internet is very much like the TARDIS: bigger on the inside than on the outside. Games, pictures, documents, notes, and friends all reside within a digital space that is both easy to access and conveniently does not fill up my shelves with junk. Unfortunately, the last week has pointed out that while the internet feels like home, many of us still leave the front door open.

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[Opinion] The Age of Too much DLC

by Farhan · 6 days ago · 2 Comments · 736 views

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One of my fondest gaming memories was playing Total Annihilation back in 1997. It was a time when Cavedog Entertainment provided new units to use every month; free of charge. These new units weren’t all that game-changing either; just nice additions to the already massive arsenal that few other games have managed to provide. Things have changed a lot since then.

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Kickstarter Pick Of The Week: The Luma Smartlamp

by Lucas Lau · 7 days ago · No Comments · 1.4k views

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In a new weekly segment at Lowyat.NET, we decided to scour the wonderful world of Kickstarter to see what funky things we could find and whose dreams you should throw your money at. I use kickstarter quite often to check out cool boardgames to back or even what’s out there in the tech world prototypes. This week we look at a modern interpretation of a household staple, the Smartlamp.

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Lowyat.TV – The Movement: The Swagger Salon (Lansi)

by Lucas Lau · 1 week ago · No Comments · 325 views

Here at Lowyat.TV and Lowyat.NET, we are proud to present our documentary series called The Movement.

These days, more and more people are pursuing their dreams and shaking up their respective industries; The Movement sets out to document this “movement”  and tell the stories behind these inspiring individuals. Often times we take for granted what we see on the surface so we go behind the scenes and find out what makes these brands, groups or individuals tick.

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Early Access Games Are Great, But Let’s Not Push It Too Far

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 1k views

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The concept of early access is not a strange one to PC gamers. It is essentially paying for access to a game early, usually during early development stages. While some are already familiar with access to beta tests for games, this takes the concept of player feedback and participation to a whole new level. Of course, it also allows studios to have some income long before their game is released.

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Side By Side Camera Comparison: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · 18 Comments · 5k views

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After some feedback from the last camera test, we decided to do one pitting the 2 most talked about flagship phones to the test against each other in a side by side photo comparison! Both cameras were shot at full auto and the S5 pictures were cropped according to the lower resolution M8′s crop in mind and so the S5 will be higher resolution than the M8. Click each of the images to view 100% resolution.

The image for the One M8 is always at the TOP and the Galaxy S5 will be the one at the BOTTOM

Also check out our other camera test with the iPhone 5S and Lumia 1020 included here!

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Do We Really Need Mobile Anti-Virus?

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 2.6k views

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I was recently asked about the necessity of anti-virus software on a smartphone. It is was a reasonable question, but one that I didn’t quite have an answer to. Kaspersky has reported some 200,000 unique samples of mobile malware in January 2014; which certainly looks like an extremely dangerous trend. Yet, security against malware doesn’t appear to be very high on the list of priorities of smartphone users.

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What Were the Best Malaysian April Fools’ Day 2014 Pranks Found Online?

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 4.5k views

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April 1 came and went yesterday, and this year it seems that everyone wanted in on the act of pulling an April Fools’ Day prank. Surprisingly, a lot of Malaysians went online to pull off their own stunts, to varying effects. Let’s take a look at some of the best Malaysian April Fools’ Day 2014 pranks online!

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[Opinion] Let’s Stop With The Concept/Render Sharing Heartbreak

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 830 views

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Time and time again in the months leading up to the brand new iDevice the internet is awash with rumours and leaked images of what is perceived to be the new, innovative design that will have the world clamouring on launch day. While basing the final design based on a leaked screen cradle may be a little silly it still makes more sense than the atrocity that is the concept/render/artist impression.

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Beberapa Bulan Lalu, Kami Mula Lowyat.TV, Ini Tidak Pernah Dilihat Sebelum Rakaman Sukar Dipercayai! Anda Telah Harus Melihat Ini! LOLOL!

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 577 views

Ia telah wujud 9 bulan sejak kami mula Lowyat.TV dan kami tidak selalu seperti yang yakin kerana kami kini. Jadi untuk Hari ini April Fool, kami mengambil keputusan untuk menarik sehingga semua kebodohan itu yang mendapat ditinggalkan di lantai bilik pemotongan semasa menyunting.

Jadi duduk dan menikmati kesengsaraan kita dalam bloopers video pertama kami untuk Lowyat.TV!

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Heroes Of The Storm: Technical Alpha Preview

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · No Comments · 1.7k views

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As part of the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls launch event, members of the media were invited to try Blizzard’s upcoming multiplayer brawler, Heroes of the Storm (HotS). Naturally, I was extremely sceptical about this particular game; and I wasn’t the only one to express some concern about what we were about to see. It was fortunate that this happened to be a preview of a game from a company that likes to take its time building a proper game, because Heroes of the Storm turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

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