Editorial

From The Lens Of The Lenovo Vibe Shot

by Terry Bass · 3 days ago · 3 Comments · 0 views

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Over the years, smartphone manufacturers have tried combining the phone and camera into one device without making it look like a bulky point and shoot camera. Most of these smartphones end up having a protruding camera on the back. Let’s be honest, most of them look quite ugly.

Lenovo’s Vibe Shot, however, is an interesting take on the smartphone camera. Featuring a back design that’s reminiscent of a pocket camera, it’s also the only “camera-centric” smartphone that doesn’t feature a camera hump.

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Learn Chemistry the Fun Way with ChemCaper

by Andrew Cheng · 7 days ago · No Comments · 0 views

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I am horrible at chemistry, so when I was approached by ACE EdVenture Studio about a mobile game called ChemCaper, I was more than intrigued. In essence, ChemCaper is an indie RPG game that aims to teach chemistry the fun way. With renowned composer Norihiko Hibino – which provided music for AAA video games such as the Metal Gear Solid series – on board, ChemCaper is a very interesting indie game, and I had the opportunity to spend some time with it.

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Shoot Out: U Mobile Hero Plus vs MaxisONE Share Supplementary Plans

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 6 Comments · 0 views

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Currently, there are only two telcos in Malaysia that offer supplementary lines that share data: Maxis and U Mobile via MaxisONE Share and U Mobile Hero Plus respectively.

Both supplementary lines are also unique in the fact that they both allow supplementary lines to enjoy free unlimited calls to all networks, a perk the MaxisONE and Hero postpaid plans offer. But which supplementary line offers better value for both the principal and supplementary lines?

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A Closer Look at the U Mobile POWER Prepaid Plan

by Terry Bass · 2 weeks ago · 15 Comments · 0 views

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These days, most telcos offer prepaid plans with special promotions that are only valid for a certain period of time. True to its disruptive approach, U Mobile introduced the Power Prepaid Plan in the middle of last year – and so far has proven to be unmatched in delivering value for subscribers.

U Mobile’s POWER prepaid plan is the company’s latest offering for prepaid users. The SIM starter pack goes for a mere RM8.50 and it comes with a tonne of freebies that last forever. Yes, forever. Plus, it is the only prepaid plan in Malaysia that offers free high-speed Internet every month, also forever.

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How To: Change The Back Cover Of The Xiaomi Mi Note

by Terry Bass · 3 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 0 views

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It’s a painful truth that smartphone users drop their phones quite regularly. According to a recent Otterbox research, 68% of Malaysian smartphone users would rather live with a cracked screen than spend money fixing it. Owning a smartphone with a glass back cover requires requires twice the amount of care and maintenance, but what happens when the unspeakable happens?

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Photo Essay: ArtScience Museum Singapore’s “Collider: The World’s Greatest Experiment” Exhibition

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 weeks ago · No Comments · 0 views

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It’s not often that we see genuinely interesting technology-related exhibitions on this side of the world. Since late last year, Singapore’s ArtScience Museum has been changing that with its ongoing exhibition on the Large Hadron Collider called “Collider: The World’s Greatest Experiment”. Naturally, we had to take a look.

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Netflix Review: The King of On-Demand Internet TV Has Arrived

by Chief Chapree · 1 month ago · 24 Comments · 0 views

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Established in 1997, Netflix first made its name as an Internet-based DVD subscription service which then expanded itself into on-demand video streaming business in 2007. As DVD sales wound down with the advancement of the Internet, Netflix is now more known for its streaming business and has now become one of the biggest players in the industry with more than 69 million subscribers throughout the world.

That number will only get bigger from now on as the company’s streaming service has been expanded to include more countries than before including Malaysia. Jump in to check out what Netflix has to offer for your entertainment needs.

This hands on is based on Netflix experience through Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browser as well as Android, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows 10 apps.

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Editor’s Note: 2016, Here We Go!

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · No Comments · 0 views

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It’s odd – having been here over a year as Editor, I’ve not felt compelled to work on an Editor’s Note – let’s buck that trend this year, shall we?

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Lowyat.NET 2015 Community Choice Awards: Here Are The Winners!

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · 14 Comments · 0 views

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Over the past two and a half weeks, we asked our readers – yes, you! – to vote for the best products and stories of the year that has passed. We shared our opinions in the Editor’s Choice Awards posted this morning, but we’re sure you’d like to know what was your say.

This time around, we’ve received over 2.5 times the total votes from last year – a huge jump which further increases the authority and authenticity of the votes. Without further ado, here are the results!

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Lowyat.NET 2015 Editor’s Choice Awards: The Best Gadgets and Stories of the Year

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · 3 Comments · 0 views

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And just like that, another year has passed. Nothing much has changed in the world of tech…except for a lot of things. Samsung remembered how to make great smartphones again, while Apple boldly went where no smartphone colour has gone before. Outside of the mobile industry, there were some impressive showings from the previously slumbering Microsoft too (among others). Let’s take a look back at the year that’s been, and pick the highlights just as you have voted. We’ll be publishing the results of the Community Choice Awards tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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The Best Intel-Powered Laptops For Every Type of User

by Farhan · 1 month ago · 14 Comments · 0 views

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The new year is upon us, and this is just the right time to think about refreshing that clunky old laptop. A new year should mean new toys, and with the introduction of Windows® 10 and 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, there’s no better time for upgrading.

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Lightning Review: Secretlab Omega Stealth – As Comfortable As It Looks

by Farhan · 2 months ago · 5 Comments · 0 views

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Secretlab is a relatively new comer to the gaming chair market. Its most premium product, the Omega Stealth, just reached our shores this month and we’ve had the opportunity to try it out. To be honest, we rarely get to play around with expensive furniture and this was a whole lot of fun.

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