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Xiaomi Introduces the Mi Band, an Activity and Sleep Tracker for Only RM49

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · 2 Comments · 5.3k views

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You know how Xiaomi is known for making great devices with a very, very affordable price tag? Well, the company just announced a brand new activity tracker called the Mi Band, wanna guess the price? 79 Yuan, that’s less than RM50!

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MIMOS Prototype Smart Parking System Could Change the Way We Park Our Cars

by Izzuddin Helmi · 4 days ago · 4 Comments · 3.6k views

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MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia’s National Research & Development Centre, showed off their latest research last week - the Smart Parking System. This research was introduced in conjunction with its Internet of Things (IoT) adoption in Malaysia.

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Welcome the New Airbnb with a Massive Redesign and Brand New Logo

by Huei Song · 4 days ago · 1 Comment · 660 views

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Searching for a place to stay and putting up your place into Airbnb has just gotten a whole lot easier as Airbnb announces a brand new design to its website, mobile app, as well as its logo. The new Airbnb website is now “flat” with big images, allowing users to easily find the information they want in a more attractive and neater format compared to previous design.

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Stand a Chance to Spend the Day with Your Favorite Local Celebrities with the BlackBerry “Stop Missing Out” Campaign

by Huei Song · 4 days ago · No Comments · 228 views

BlackBerry Stop Missing Out

Calling all BlackBerry users, BlackBerry recently launched a “Stop Missing Out” campaign, offering Malaysian customers a chance to spend some time with their favorite local celebrities. All you need to do is snap a picture you with your BlackBerry smartphone, explain in less than 20 words how your BlackBerry device keeps you connected, and you just might win the chance to spend the day with celebrities including Daphne Iking, Aizat Adman, Rina Omar or Nazrudin Rahman. That’s not all, as a Lowyat.NET reader, BlackBerry will also give you a chance to win something extra so hit the break to find out more.

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TEDxKL Offers Lowyat.NET Readers Special Rates for Tickets

by Pang Tun Yau · 7 days ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

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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.

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Deezer Quietly Removes Desktop-Only Premium Plan

by Huei Song · 1 week ago · No Comments · 480 views

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If you’re using desktop-only Premium plan for Deezer, be prepared to feel very special because Deezer has officially removed that option for new users. New users subscribing for Deezer may only pick the free option or a Premium+ plan, a paid ad-free version for both web and mobile.

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Garmin Malaysia Announces New Range of Garmin Fitness Products

by Izzuddin Helmi · 1 week ago · No Comments · 667 views

Garmin-Edge-1000Garmin Malaysia has announced two new Garmin Fitness products, which is the Garmin Edge 1000 cycling computer and the Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS running watch. Focused on the competitive athlete, the Edge 1000 is aimed at cycling enthusiasts while the Forerunner 15 is suited for runners looking to gain a competitive edge.

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Ever Wondered What Awaits at the Reebok One Challenge 2014?

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · No Comments · 266 views

The Reebok One Challenge returns later this year, to be held in Putrajaya on September 14. One of the year’s toughest races, this year’s challenge will feature again be a test on both your physical ability as well as your mental strength, featuring a mix of long-distance running as well as obstacle courses. It is likely that whatever that you go through physically and mentally come race day isn’t possible to be replicated, but the brave men at Reebok Malaysia have released a video demonstrating a simulation of the race.

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Did A Twitter Account Really Predicted the Outcome of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final?

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 3.5k views

Earlier this morning, Germany won the World Cup, beating Argentina via Mario Gotze’s goal scored in the 23rd minute of extra time. Many claimed it was a goal worthy of winning football’s greatest prize, crafted by a young man destined for greatness. For Gotze, this could only have been written in the stars.

Or was it? A Twitter account claims to have mentioned the exact sequence of events that unfolded at the Maracana stadium early this morning, where the account tweeted that Germany would not only win the World Cup, but also have a goal scored in the second half of extra time, and that Gotze would score it – close to a full 12 hours before the match started. Whoaa…

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HyppTV Launches AlHijrah Video-On-Demand Channel

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 213 views

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Telekom Malaysia’s IPTV service HyppTV has officially launched its first Islamic video-on-demand channel in the form of AlHijrah On Demand. The channel promises to provide high quality Islamic programming in HD for the first time on the platform. HyppTV already has AlHijrah programming on the free-to-air channel 114, and this new offering will complement the content with an even wider variety of shows.

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[Update: Bung Finally Apologises] Bravo! Malaysian MP Embroiled in Hitler Twitter Storm After Germany Wins World Cup Semis

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 16 Comments · 13.9k views

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[Update 3 @ July 10, 12:43pm] After drawing ire from the Prime Minister Najib Razak, Bung Moktar has finally apologised for his tweet. Read more for details.

[Update 2 @ July 10, 12:37am] Unsurprisingly, the sheer virality of the news has gained international attention. Read more below.

[Update] The German Ambassador to Malaysia has condemned Bung Moktar’s Hitler reference. More below.

In case you missed the big news from the World Cup in Brazil early this morning, the first semi-final match between Germany and Brazil saw the European giants humbling the host nation 7-1, in one of the most shocking football results in recent times. Naturally, Germany supporters were elated at not only reaching the World Cup final, but also in the manner of reaching it.

Unfortunately, some fans can and do go a little overboard at times like these. It’s mostly harmless when someone like you and I share victorious status updates, but when you’re an MP and you make a reference to a dark side of world history…that’s another story. Case in point: controversial Member of Parliament Bung Moktar.

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Hands On with Calyx M High-Resolution Audio Player: Audiophile Quality Meets Portability

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 1.6k views

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There might be no short of portable audio players in the market these days but for the audiophiles crowd, their choices are usually quite limited. It is understandable though since there are not much products out there that are able to deliver the level of audio quality that this particular group of users demanded.

So, this is where the Calyx M High-Resolution Audio Player comes into the picture.

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