One of the new things that Microsoft has promised to users once Windows 10 arrives into the market later this month is the sense of familiarity. Apart from retaining the desktop and taskbar, the company is also trying to accomplish this is by reintroducing the Start Menu once again which has been a staple of the Windows operating system from Windows 95 until it was noticeably missing from Windows 8 in favour of the Start Screen.
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.
“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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The internet is a wonderful place that keeps you connected and helps you find things easier. However, sometimes not everyone are searching for cute cat photos – the internet can be one of the nastiest places ever. Yesterday, pictures of the child of a local comedian, Harith Iskander, were found around various websites including those containing pornographic images.
It isn’t easy to understand how one of Malaysia’s favourite comedians must be feeling right now, but we’re sure all parents can emphatise. Sadly, the internet is also home to some seriously creepy people, and we can do our part to make sure incidents like this does not happen. So how do you check if you or your children’s pictures have been used on the internet?
It shouldn’t happen, and yet news of consumers racking up eye-wateringly high bills due to data roaming charges keep cropping up. With the world becoming ever smaller and ever so connected, it is becoming increasingly important and unavoidable to stay connected – even when you’re in other countries for work (or for holiday, for that matter). Want to make sure how to not experience a five-figure sum in your next telco bill? Better yet, want to know how you can even minimise the costs of data roaming? Read on!
Arcade machines hold a special place in our hearts, at least for those of us who are old enough to remember the proper ones. Once upon a time these massive monoliths were the only way a kid could place video games, and as a result arcades were a very popular place. One company believes that it can bring the wonder and joy of playing on an arcade machine to the mobile gaming mindset of today. Meet the Nanoarcade.
The prepaid mobile industry is definitely getting very competitive. In September 2013, Maxis announced its #Hotlink that offers basic internet at 64kbps for free. Just last week, Celcom Xpax announced a new Magic SIM that offers the same thing, so how do these two prepaid plans stack up against one another?
As compared to others tech shows throughout the world, PC component is a big focus here at Computex Taipei. For majority of users out there, all those PC components need to be housed in an enclosure which is why PC case is a huge deal at Computex as well.
Some exhibitors here even feature modded PC cases as part of the attraction at their booth and means to showcase their products. So, here is a brief look at some of the impressive PC cases that we have seen during our brief time at Computex 2015.
Like every other trade show, one of the undeniable attractions of Computex is with the bevy of beauties tending the booths of the show floors. These ladies aren’t just there to smile for the camera and attendees, but they are trained to understand the products they are promoting – in some ways, they serve as product specialists throughout the five-day event.
Of course, it’s a rather subjective matter whether gaining brand visibility via such traditional methods is still socially acceptable these days, but in a male-driven industry it appears this trend will not be ending anytime soon – at least not at Computex. Without further ado, here are some of the best shots we’ve curated of the booth babes of Computex 2015.
At Lenovo’s recent FY14 announcement, the company made a rather startling discovery: the world’s leading PC maker sold more smartphones than PCs in 2014. That may not have been the trigger behind the huge rebranding exercise unveiled at Lenovo Tech World, but it certainly came at just the right time.
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.