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Asus ZenFone Zoom Review: Unrefined Camera-Centric Smartphone

by Andrew Cheng · 4 days ago · 6 Comments · 0 views

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Asus’ ZenFone lineup has seen more than a few additions in the past year. There’s the ZenFone 2, the ZenFone Max, and of course, this device right here: the ZenFone Zoom. As a camera-centric smartphone, the Zoom features a rear camera that is capable of doing 3x optical zoom, something that isn’t commonly found on smartphones.

While an optical zoom sounds cool, is it enough to make the ZenFone Zoom a great Android smartphone? Or is it just a more refined ZenFone 2?

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Celcom First Gold Postpaid Plan Offers 10GB Internet, Unlimited Calls and SMS for Just RM80 a Month

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 12 Comments · 0 views

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Well, that was unexpected. In a swift response to recent telco developments, Celcom has unleashed its best postpaid plan ever: the First Gold. Offering a staggering 10GB of data plus unlimited calls and texts to all networks for just RM80 a month, this plan is one of the best we’ve seen yet from any telco.

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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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Digi Unveils Limited-Time SmartPlan 75, Offers 7GB Internet and Unlimited Calls for Just RM75

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 21 Comments · 0 views

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In a surprising move, Digi has unveiled a new postpaid plan that looks to be one of the best value-for-money plans available today. The SmartPlan 75, revealed late last night via its official website, offers 7GB of mobile Internet, unlimited calls, and plenty of value added bonuses for just RM75.

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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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Huawei Mate S Review: A Premium Smartphone with Several Letdowns

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 10 Comments · 0 views

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Huawei has come a long way. Having partnered with Google to come up with the greatest and most premium Nexus device yet, one shouldn’t forget that the Mate S, its flagship smartphone released before the Nexus – is a testament to how far the company has come over the years as well. Not only is the Mate S one of the first smartphones to feature a pressure-sensitive display, it is also one of the most premium – and costly – Android devices yet. The question is: is the Huawei Mate S worth its asking price of RM2,698?

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That Dragon, Cancer Review: No One Can Be Ready for This Game

by Andrew Cheng · 4 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 0 views

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What started as a casual suggestion with the editorial team turned into an actual review of “That Dragon, Cancer”. While I was intrigued by the game, I never would have thought I’ll have to sit down for a couple of hours and play through this emotionally charged game. Why? Well, because…it’s an emotional game.

Against my better judgement, I went on Steam, purchased the game, and fired it up. Boy, was I not ready for what’s to come.

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Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro Review: A Sound Engineer’s Perspective

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 weeks ago · 16 Comments · 0 views

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In recent times, Xiaomi has made quite an impression in the world of headphones and audio accessories. My first experience with a pair of Xiaomi headphones was with the Mi Headphones, which I felt was solid on all fronts. I was also told that the company has various in-ear headphones in the lower-end of the scale known as the “Piston” series, which are famous for their affordability, sound quality and unbeatable value. Looking to build on the success of its predecessors is the latest in their line of Xiaomi in-ears, the Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro.

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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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MSI GS70 Review: A Slim 17″ Gaming Laptop with a Premium Price Tag

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · No Comments · 0 views

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Whenever someone mentions gaming laptops, there are a few things that are always associated with them: heavy, thick, and most of all, unwieldy. With so many gaming laptops in the market that are as such, these associations are hardly surprising.

Enter the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro, which is part of MSI’s slim and light GS series of gaming laptops. While the GS70 is definitely a lightweight (well, relatively) and slim gaming machine, it is not exactly affordable. Retailing at RM8,999, how good is this 17-inch notebook?

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Netflix Officially Available In Malaysia: Starts At RM 33 Per Month

by Chief Chapree · 1 month ago · 75 Comments · 0 views

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While we have seen the sign, the unthinkable has just happened: Netflix is now officially available in Malaysia. The announcement was made just moment ago at the company’s on-going keynote address at CES 2016.

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