Over the weekend, I watched a football match. It was a match between a team that’s had an illustrious past but has fallen off considerably from the heady heights it once called home, against another team who are in the business of buying success. This latter team is widely considered the antithesis of what football stands for; that hard work and tenacity paired with technique and finesse will win you the game.
Over the past two weekends I had also been using the new HTC One (M8). As the game progressed, I realized there were some interesting parallels between the fortunes of HTC with the first team: an entity that was used to being successful, which then endured years of being in the shadows, and is now on the cusp of a renaissance. With a brand new, refined and undeniably handsome flagship smartphone in tow, could HTC mark the start of a resurgence with its latest flagship, the HTC One (M8)? Let’s find out.
Yesterday, ASUS finally launched its new ZenFone range of Android smartphones in the Southeast Asian region. Powered by Intel’s Clover Trail+ range of processors, these smartphones take the word “budget” and “affordable” to new low levels. With retail prices starting from only RM299, the new ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 could well be the smartphones to watch.
The internet feels very much like an extension of my home. My own little corner of the internet is very much like the TARDIS: bigger on the inside than on the outside. Games, pictures, documents, notes, and friends all reside within a digital space that is both easy to access and conveniently does not fill up my shelves with junk. Unfortunately, the last week has pointed out that while the internet feels like home, many of us still leave the front door open.
First announced at CES 2014 earlier this year, ASUS today is launching their new ZenFone smartphone for South East Asia region here in Jakarta. Running on Android, the ZenFone series is powered by Intel Atom Z2000 family of dual-core processors and is available in the size of 4-inch as well as 5-inch and 6-inch.
If you’re a fan of optical illusions, you will definitely be a fan of our app of the week – Monument Valley on iOS, a world where optical illusions are real. Available for iOS devices, and best played on the iPad for obvious reasons, Monument Valley could very well be the most beautiful mobile game to date, featuring stunning 3D architecture that can be twisted and turned in ways you never imagined.
Intrigued? Hit the break to enter the world where the impossible happens.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now officially available in Malaysia today. Samsung Malaysia has clearly pulled out all the stops in its bid to hype up what has been billed as the most important Galaxy device for Samsung to date. Here’s all you need to know about the Galaxy S5 and where you can buy the device. Oh, and we’ve included a little tip at the end as well.
In a new weekly segment at Lowyat.NET, we decided to scour the wonderful world of Kickstarter to see what funky things we could find and whose dreams you should throw your money at. I use kickstarter quite often to check out cool boardgames to back or even what’s out there in the tech world prototypes. This week we look at a modern interpretation of a household staple, the Smartlamp.
Here at Lowyat.TV and Lowyat.NET, we are proud to present our documentary series called The Movement.
These days, more and more people are pursuing their dreams and shaking up their respective industries; The Movement sets out to document this “movement” and tell the stories behind these inspiring individuals. Often times we take for granted what we see on the surface so we go behind the scenes and find out what makes these brands, groups or individuals tick.
One of the best things about using an Android device is definitely its customizability, but what if you do not wish to install a launcher which would require you to rearrange your home screen setup all over again? Or what if you’re using an iOS device?
You can use Line Deco, our app of the week that can spice up the home screen on your Android and iOS device in a matter of minutes, free of charge.
The concept of early access is not a strange one to PC gamers. It is essentially paying for access to a game early, usually during early development stages. While some are already familiar with access to beta tests for games, this takes the concept of player feedback and participation to a whole new level. Of course, it also allows studios to have some income long before their game is released.
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After some feedback from the last camera test, we decided to do one pitting the 2 most talked about flagship phones to the test against each other in a side by side photo comparison! Both cameras were shot at full auto and the S5 pictures were cropped according to the lower resolution M8′s crop in mind and so the S5 will be higher resolution than the M8. Click each of the images to view 100% resolution.
The image for the One M8 is always at the TOP and the Galaxy S5 will be the one at the BOTTOM