The popular TEDx series returns to Kuala Lumpur for another year, where 13 influential people from a diverse set of practices will be presenting their stories to Malaysian attendees. This year’s TEDxKL will be held at the Calvary Convention Centre on August 9, and will carry the theme “The Open Future”. As the official forum partner for TEDxKL, Lowyat.NET readers get to enjoy special rates for the admission tickets! Read on to find out more.
In our busy lives today, we often lose contact with our friends, and thanks to the Internet and social media, the distance between two people becomes further and further away. U Mobile has recently announced a “Project Buah Tangan” that aims to reconnect Malaysians through a simple practice that has been largely forgotten – the act of giving.
Online card game Million Arthur will be holding a fan appreciation event during the World Cosplay Summit in Berjaya Times Square on 12 July 2014. The Arthurian legend themed game has previously held a successful gathering of fans in Singapore and is bringing the same community building event in Malaysia at the request of its fans. Attendees will receive quite a few freebies, as well as have the opportunity to win exclusive Million Arthur merchandise.
At yesterday’s Sony media unveiling of the new imaging devices, the company also had a surprise in store: the new A7S mirrorless full frame camera. It is the only unit available in the country, and Sony were careful to no let any one of our prying hands touched it. Enclosed in a glass box, here’s a first look at Sony’s highly impressive camera that can shoot at up to ISO 409,600.
Sony Malaysia announced the availability of three new devices today: the RX100 III compact camera, the A77 II DSLR and the AX100E Handycam 4K camcorder. We’ve provided the necessary info in our original announcement post, but here’s some additional images of the two new Sony cameras unveiled today.
Earlier, Lenovo Malaysia has unveiled its new range of affordable Android tablets, Windows 8.1 laptops as well as the Miix 2 two-in-one hybrid tablet. Sporting a mix of affordability and durability, these new devices should excite those looking for a reliable and inexpensive tablet or laptop.
Watch out, Malaysia: Xiaomi has just officially announced its arrival in the country, bringing high-quality products at prices that promise to shake the industry. Starting with its high-end smartphone, the Mi 3, and its high-capacity Mi Power Bank, this marks the start of only the second international market Xiaomi has entered.
At a very hot and humid Sunday afternoon, planes took to the sky in day 2 of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship where the best 8 pilots competed head to head for bragging rights and glory to be crowned king of the Putrajaya sky. Britain’s Nigel Lamb bagged his first career victory beating out favourites Hannes Arch and Matt Hall with a blazing quick time of 1:15.023. Lamp ascends the championship ladder to third place after his first place finish.
“I never thought I’d feel this emotion,” said Lamb, fighting off tears after getting six second-place finishes before in 43 previous races in his seven-year career. “It’s a great feeling. After seven years, and all the ups and downs, this is the payoff.”
Results: 1. Nigel Lamb (GBR), 2. Hannes Arch (AUT), 3. Matt Hall (AUS), 4. Pete McLeod (CAN), 5. Paul Bonhomme (GBR), 6. Martin Sonka (CZE), 7. Peter Besenyei (HUN), 8. Matthias Dolderer (GER), 9. Kirby Chambliss (USA), 10. Yoshihide Muroya (JPN), 11. Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA), 12. Michael Goulian (USA)
The Challenger Cup of Red Bull Air Race in Putrajaya is finally in place today which also mark the debut of the sole Malaysian competitor, Datuk Halim Othman in the event. Unfortunately, the ex-RMAF pilot was not able to grab the top spot in the race today as he ended the race today at sixth place despite managed to clocked in faster lap time.
The day has finally come for Red Bull Air Race to go full smoke on at Putrajaya. Among the agenda for today is the qualifying round for the Master Class category and the race day for Challenger Cup category. Before the madness start though, we were allowed to walk around the (wet) hangar earlier today to take a closer look at the beautiful planes that the fearless Red Bull Air Race competitors will race throughout the next two days.