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Brick Dropped on Moto 360 for Durability Test, Shatters Display

by Andrew Cheng · 2 days ago · No Comments · 977 views

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Durability tests for gadgets are not new; many people use the results as a gauge of how long a device will last. This particular test on the Motorola Moto 360, however, is a durability test of the more extreme kind. While the water and scratch resistance test were pretty sound, the impact resistance test involved dropping a huge brick.

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This CS:GO Player is Selling the Definitive Weapon Skins Collection for $7,500

by Pang Tun Yau · 6 days ago · 1 Comment · 1.9k views

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If you’re a seasoned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) player, you’ll know of the significance of this. One player who is moving on from the game wants to sell of his entire CS:GO inventory, but this is no mere collection: this CS:GO inventory contains pretty much every single drop you can get or buy from the game.

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Oppo R5 Used as Knife, Hammer, and Then Run Over by a Car

by Andrew Cheng · 7 days ago · 8 Comments · 5.6k views

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No, you did not read the title wrongly. Did we also mention that it was Oppo’s very own doing? To show just how tough the Oppo R5 really is, it was used to cut open a watermelon, crack a walnut, hammer a nail, and of course, smash an Apple with a bite taken out of it. To further prove its point, Oppo decided to run the R5 over with a car as well.

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YouTube Malaysia Rewind 2014: “I Give You Chance!” Tops the Trending Video List

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · No Comments · 2.3k views

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With the year ending very soon, the customary YouTube Rewind is here. In 2013, only five out of the 10 top trending videos in Malaysia were local contents. Fortunately, 2014 saw a welcome change, with all 10 trending videos coming from local YouTubers. DanKhooProductions’ “I Give You Chance!” tops the list, while TricycleTV’s “Typical Malaysian Football Fan” comes second.

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The Thirst Is Real: PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition Sold On eBay For More Than RM 70000

by Syefri Zulkefli · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 1.3k views

PS4 20th Anniversary Edition for USD 70k On eBay

To celebrate two decades of PlayStation’s existence (and some also said dominance) in the gaming world, Sony recently has revealed a special 20th Anniversary edition for its PlayStation 4 console with a limited run of only 12,300 units. Naturally, one can expect to see some of these units end up on eBay but guess how much that the console is able to fetch at the popular online auction site?

USD 20,100 to be exact, which is equivalent to RM 70,060. Wow.

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Two SSDs Survive Endurance Test To Write 1000 Years Worth Of Data

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 3k views

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Conventional wisdom states that solid state drives do not last as long traditional HDDs. That does not appear to be the case with an endurance test that has had six of SSDs continuously rewriting data for the past year. Four of those expired after writing around one petabyte of data, while the remaining two have reached two petabytes and are still going.

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First eSports Team Sponsored By Porn Appears

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 1.9k views

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A Spanish eSports team will be the first pro-gaming group sponsored by a porn site; what this means is still unknown. What is known is that the eSports club known as Play2Win will be forming Team YP to take part in Dota 2 competitions, taking on the initials of its new sponsor.

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Intel Unveils New Speech System For Stephen Hawking

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

Hawking using his new comms system

Intel has revealed a new open source speech system created for Professor Stephen Hawking. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and  is perhaps best recognised as that scientist in a wheel chair who talks through a computer. Intel hopes that the system can also be adapted for other people who suffer similar motor and neuron diseases.

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Apple Is Now Bigger Than Seven Of Its Biggest Competitors Combined

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 4.2k views

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Apple has reach a market value of over US$700 billion, which makes it the biggest and most valuable company in the world by a ridiculous amount. The next largest company, Exxon Mobil, is only worth US$405 billion; with Microsoft a distant third at US$395 billion. While many critics would like to think that it has not been as successful without Steve Jobs around to provide his vision, the current valuation would seem to indicate otherwise.

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Questionable Software Pricing At Lazada Malaysia: PES 2015 For Only RM10…Really? [UPDATE: Yup, It's A Pirated Game]

by Syefri Zulkefli · 3 weeks ago · 25 Comments · 8.2k views

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[UPDATE 3, 28 Nov 7:16pm]: Felix K, the reader who tipped us about the listing apparently has managed to order the game before it was taken down and true enough, it was a pirated game. Read more to see the image of the actual “product” that was sent to Felix.

[UPDATE 2, 26 Nov 5:39pm]: Lazada Malaysia has reached out with an official statement regarding this report. Read more to check it out.

[UPDATE 1, 26 Nov 2:10am]: As pointed by a number of readers, the PES 2015 listing above has disappeared from Lazada Malaysia but several other software as well as the Gadget Store itself still exist. Furthermore, our attempt to contact Lazada Malaysia seemed to be futile. Read more for further info.


[ORIGINAL POST, 25 Nov 8:49pm]:

Due to the nature of e-commerce where physical communication is usually unnecessary, there are plenty of deals out there that are too good to be true. This is most probably one of them.

One of our readers, Felix K earlier today pointed out that the PC edition of Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is currently being offered at only RM10 at Lazada Malaysia. The listing exists, but there seems to be more to the story.

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South Korea Authorities Begin To Hunt For “Uncertified” Selfie Sticks

by Syefri Zulkefli · 3 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 3.5k views

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Unless you have been ignoring the world for the past year or two, you should be aware of the existence of the selfie stick which is an accessory to help users snap self-portraits with their smartphone. It is a rather simple and generally harmless mobile accessory but somehow, the South Korean government has decided to crack down on sales of “uncertified” selfie sticks.

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GoPro Survives 17 Months Underwater after Falling into River

by Andrew Cheng · 4 weeks ago · No Comments · 3.5k views

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GoPro action cameras are meant to take some punishment, but surely it wasn’t meant to survive underwater for a prolonged period of time like the one above. This GoPro camera was still operational after falling into a river and stayed submerged for 17 months.

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