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PlayStation Exclusive The Last Of Us To Be Performed Live

by Farhan · 21 hours ago · No Comments · 366 views

The Last of Us

Naughty Dog’s mega-hit The Last Of Us is receiving a HD upgrade for the PlayStation 4 some time next week. To celebrate this, the developer is putting on a live show featuring the voices actors behind the game. The one-night only show is being held in Santa Monica, California; but more importantly it is being streamed live over Twitch and Youtube.

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Google Street View Takes You on a Virtual Tour of the Kennedy Space Center

by Dee-Ker · 3 days ago · No Comments · 259 views

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Looking for a way to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11′s moon landing? Here’s an idea: why not take a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the launch venue of the historic mission?

Good thing is that you don’t need to travel all the way to Florida. Just use Google Maps’ Street View function.

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DiGi Offers To Repair Both Cars In Peugeot #CDM25 Incident

by Chief Chapree · 1 week ago · 9 Comments · 12.1k views

#CDM25 for DiGi #30HariBaik

What might looked like just another random car accident in Kuantan, the violent reaction from the young lady against an elderly man in this video is enough to make it go viral. Nicknamed as the #CDM25 incident which is a reference to the registration number of the Peugeot 208 that was driven by the lady, it has sparked plenty of reaction not only among local netizens but also throughout the country.

Even DiGi has joined the bandwagon as well and has offered to fix the vehicles that were involved in the accident.

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

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week 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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Porn Site Wants To Sponsor An eSports Team

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 3.2k views

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eSports are currently all the rage. Both The International Dota 2 Championship and the Evolution Championship Series (EVO) ran over the weekend, and more sponsors are being drawn in with the substantial prize pools and media attention. The latest of which would appear to be pornography streaming site Youporn.

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The Last Word: At The End, All That’s Left Is A New Beginning

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · 38 Comments · 5.3k views

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Today marks my last day at Lowyat.NET.

4 years ago, I moved back to KL from Singapore to take up the job as a writer for Lowyat.NET under my then editor and now one of my best friends Wern Shen. I won’t lie, that first step into the industry was somewhat a leap 2 footed into the unknown, new city, new industry and new people.

Looking back now, I’m glad I did it.

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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 · 13.8k 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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Germany’s Thrashing Of Brazil Triggers Almost 36 Million Tweets On Twitter

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 489 views

Brazil vs Germany Twitter Stats

As you might have heard, a local politician earlier today goes under the spotlight after tweeting his reaction of Germany’s landslide victory against Brazil during this morning’s FIFA World Cup semi-final match. The tweet has managed to trigger plenty of reactions to the extent that even the German Ambassador to Malaysia has something to say about it.

Truth to be told, that now infamous tweet is just one of many tweets that is related to the epic match. In fact, Twitter stated that this morning’s Brazil vs Germany match is now the most-discussed single sports game ever on the social network.

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Potato Salad Raises US$30,000 On Kickstarter

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 1.8k views

Kickstarter Potato Salad

Kickstarter is the place where dreams are made and successes celebrated. This usually applies to great ideas and technology that will change the future; although this week that great idea happens to be potato salad. Not any particular potato salad, but a potato salad that will be decided at some point after the Kickstarter campaign is over.

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Malaysian Government Launches 2020 National Graphene Action Plan, Felda to Open Manufacturing Plant in October

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 20 Comments · 2.1k views

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The Malaysian government has launched the forward-thinking 2020 National Graphene Action Plan (Pelan Tindakan Graphene Kebangsaan 2020), with an ultimate aim of generating RM9 billion in revenue and creating 9000 jobs by 2020. Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad is already in the process of building a graphene manufacturing plant in Cambridge, with an expected opening date of October this year.

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BBC College Of Journalism Content Currently Free

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · No Comments · 472 views

BBC International

BBC’s College of Journalism has removed the paywall to its online website. Originally conceived as a project for internal training and development, the broadcasting corporation has now decided to share it’s expertise and techniques with the world at large. This freedom will not last forever, as the BBC has stated that it will leave the site free for international users for at least 12 months.

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Samsung Electronics is Asia’s Most Trusted Brand

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 weeks ago · 7 Comments · 828 views

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For the third year in a row, Samsung Electronics has been voted as the best and most trusted brand in Asia. The survey, conducted by Campaign Asia in collaboration with Nielsen, spanned 13 markets involving 6400 respondents throughout the region.

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