Astro has confirmed that it will be screening The International Dota 2 Championship 2015 (TI5), and this will very likely bring in a large number of viewers who have no idea what’s going on. Fortunately, we are here to provide a short primer on what is going on and who to cheer for.
*Note: experienced Dota 2 can safely bookmark this to share with your friends/parents/relatives/people at the mamak/noobs who ask too many questions in the middle of a match.
In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Leapfrog has launched a slew of new products under its various brands. These include products from Armaggeddon, Sonic Gear, Power Logic, and the company’s new brand that focuses on high-end offerings, Elysium. Here are some highlights of the 30 products launched today here in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
[Update] The price has officially been unveiled! Details after the break!
The OnePlus 2 has officially been unveiled. Say hello to a brand new 2016 flagship killer from OnePlus that features the greatest and latest specs, and will be available in SouthEast Asia in the fourth quarter of the year.
Minecon happened over the weekend, and Minecraft fans had the opportunity to see the direction Microsoft is taking the game. The big news is that there is another version of the game being released, this time for Windows 10. Unlike the current java based Minecraft on the PC, this one is being built from the ground up for Microsoft’s new operating system.
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.
The Honor 7 has been officially launched in China. Coming in three different variants, the new flagship device has a slew of high-end specifications. These include an all-metal body, a fingerprint sensor, fast charging support, and also Knuckle Sense, which was only available on the Huawei P8 up until now. It will also be powered by a new 2.2GHz octa-core processor: the HiSilicon Kirin 935.
You might be familiar with motion sensing controller such as Kinect or Leap Motion but how about eye tracking? Truth to be told, both alternative method of computer interactions is still quite niche among consumers (with the exception of game consoles) but that doesn’t stop MSI from exploring the option of having eye tracking capability into its laptop.
With the help of a Swedish company called Tobii Tech through its EyeX technology, MSI has implemented that very feature into a special GT72 Dominator Pro gaming laptop which the company has showcased at its booth during the recent Computex 2015 in Taipei.
Lenovo Tech World may have wrapped some weeks back, but there was one thing that we haven’t yet covered: a discovery at the Experience Zone that shows Lenovo’s rather strong gaming presence in its home country. We may be used to the awesome Y series of gaming laptops, but in China, Lenovo also offers a range of peripherals and even a new gaming laptop called the “Rescuer”.