Ingram Micro has announced the new Ingram Micro Cover Plus – Essential, an insurance plan for smartphones underwritten by Zurich Insurance Malaysia. From as low as 49 sen a day, this plan protects your mobile device against accidental damage that standard smartphone warranties do not cover.
Intel’s RealSense camera is like installing an Xbox Kinect into a tablet; without making it too thick. We had the chance to experience what it can do at Intel’s Future Showcase in Singapore, where two versions were on display; one on a reference design tablet, and the other installed into a laptop.
Intel expects wireless charging to grow exponentially within the next few years and is currently investing heavily in the technology. A presentation made at the Intel Future Showcase held in Singapore outlined the company’s strategy for wireless charging in the near future; which includes a separate standard from the current popular Qi wireless charging technology.
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Nokia may have sold its devices division to Microsoft, but it is still apparently very capable of putting out new products. At least it is capable of getting some extra attention ahead of the Slush conference in Finland where the head of product business, Sebastian Nystrom, will be talking about the future of the company.
Xiaomi has officially opened its first Mi Exclusive Service Centre in Malaysia. Aptly situated in Plaza Low Yat in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Mi Exclusive Service Centre promises to offer world-class service and support for owners of Mi smartphones and accessories. This includes a two-hour turnaround time for smartphone services and repairs, a hallmark aimed in all Xiaomi Exclusive Service Centres.
This is not a selfie phone, a senior member from HTC’s design team tells me. Yet even this exec concedes that the selfie has become a culture that has prevailed across the world – and the Desire EYE is designed primarily to capitalise on that. With a 13MP front-facing camera, what else would this be?
Heroes of the Storm is adding three (or five) new heroes to its roster. Two of which were noticeably missing from the Technical Alpha, while the other one (or three) are a reference to a classic Blizzard title that is rarely remembered. Two new Egyptian themed maps also join the game as it prepares to enter the closed beta stage.
OnePlus held its first fan gathering in the South East Asian region in Kuala Lumpur last weekend as part of the company’s efforts in setting up its presence in the Malaysian market, and shared a few interesting snippets of information to those present. Chief among them were more details on when its flagship One smartphone will be coming to the country.
Blizzard has finally revealed information about the final installment of the Starcraft II trilogy. Legacy of the Void will be available as both an expansion pack to the original game, and as a standalone game that doesn’t require an previous purchases. This allows players who don’t own the first two Starcraft II titles to jump into everything. Although it also means that they will miss the previous installments of the story.
The much awaited expansion for Hearthstone was revealed at Blizzcon over the weekend. Called Goblins Vs Gnomes, it centres on the two most mechanically adept races in Warcraft. Over 120 new cards will be released into the game, and players will be able to chose which pack they want to open with either in-game gold or real world money.
Blizzard may not have had a new IP in more than a decade, but that is all set to change with Overwatch; the developer’s first team based first person shooter. There are shades of Team Fortress 2 in the game, but this appears to be a unique enough approach to the genre that nobody is going to draw too many comparisons.
The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now officially in Malaysia. As is the norm every year, Malaysian iPhone fans thronged in the hundreds to the various midnight launches organised by the major local telcos. This year, excited fans braved the rainy weather and long queues to be among the first official owners of the new iPhones.