Last week, NVIDIA has revealed its latest generation GPU for the notebook segment in the form of GeForce 800M series. It also marked the arrival of two in-house technologies – ShadowPlay and GameStream, previously exclusive to desktop PC – on notebook platform.
Soon, both features will also be made available to older GTX-class GeForce mobile GPU.
For a frequent traveller, a good pair of noise cancelling, wireless headphones can make a flight a smooth transition across timezones or an energy draining nightmare. When we talk about a decent pair of over ear headphones, Logitech isn’t exactly the first name that springs to mind. With the UE line, i’ve always been a little wary after my own personal pair of IEMs went from awesome to unusable in a relatively short time. At RM1,299 this isn’t exactly a budget pair so I wanted to see what the UE 9000 was made of. After realizing I had a bout of travelling to do in a short space of time, this was the perfect time to put the UE 9000 through its real world paces.
Samsung may be introducing a “Zoom” edition of the Galaxy S5, in a similar fashion to last year’s Galaxy S4 Zoom. An entry to the GFXbench database has revealed that the Galaxy S5 Zoom may feature an even larger 19MP rear camera sensor, as well as the new Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa six-core processor.
A restaurant in Kuala Lumpur will soon accept Bitcoin payments, making it the first restaurant in Malaysia to do so. The restaurant, Barbecue Garden located in the heart of KL’s Golden Triangle district, will also play hosts to a Bitcoin event ahead of the World Bitcoin Conference 2014, which is scheduled to be held in Berjaya Times Square from 24-26 March.
Good news for WeChat users who are using a Mac OS X device, your favorite messaging service just announced that WeChat is now available for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above. Available in English and Chinese, the new version gives WeChat users an enhanced cross-platform experience to effortlessly communicate with friends and family.
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is an annual competition open to students around the world; challenging them to create projects for either games, world citizenship or innovation. The games category will now include a grand prize of attending the two-day PAX Dev game development conference and the opportunity to demo the game at the four day PAX Prime event.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is scheduled to be launched in Malaysia next Thursday, 27 March 2014 but it looks like we do not have to wait till then to see what the retail price of the device will be, MalaysianWireless recently unveiled the pricing and availability date of the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Took the brand sometime to release this particular device in Malaysia but nevertheless, TCT Mobile Malaysia and Ten Ten Telecommunications is finally ready to release the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ in Malaysia. If you haven’t heard about the smartphone before, one of most touted feature of Idol X+ is its octa-core (that’s eight core, by the way) processor from MediaTek.
A Lego robot has broken the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik’s Cube. The previous world record of 5.27 seconds was set by a machine – known as the Cubestormer 2 – made completely of Lego. It’s successor, has smashed that time by solving the logic puzzle in only 3.25 seconds.
Remember when the CEO of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, announced that the mobile messaging service will soon be offering voice calling capability within this year? Well, if you’re even a little bit curious on how it will look like, iPhoneItalia has recently gotten their hands on some screenshots of WhatsApp’s voice calling feature on iOS that looks very similar to the latest iOS 7.1 phone interface.
Over the course of the last one week, ever since the the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the existence of flight tracking websites like flightradar24.com and flightaware.com has gained a lot of attention. I’ll be honest, i’ve never heard of these sites before and while i do track my flights while flying, i use an App called FlightTrackPro which updates me on estimated flight departure and arrival times, and at most draws a line between point A and point B on a map to indicate where the flight would be heading to.
When MH370 went missing, and the world was looking for answers, these websites suddenly seemed like the most awesome invention in the world. Here you could see, at the touch of a button when MH370 took off, took turns, climbed up to 35,000 feet and subsequently disappeared from the screen. It was like you were seating at the Air Traffic Controller tower at Subang, and suddenly flight MH370 just vanishes from your radar screen.
Over the next few days, flightradar24 became one of my favourite websites to visit. With every twist of the investigation, the inner detective in me would load up the site in the hope of catching a rogue MH370 popping up somewhere along the route where it was supposed to travel. Yes, flightradar24 allows you to playback data from other days as well. How cool is that. For a minimal subscription fee, you could even get months and years worth of flight tracking data!
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
While flight MH370 continues to throw one curveball after another, it is easy to forget that, as every day passes, thousands of passengers are still flying across the world on aeroplanes not too dissimilar to the Boeing 777-200ER, which mysteriously disappeared while en-route to Beijing in the early hours of Saturday. Flights that could in one way or another suffer the same fate that has befallen the 239 passengers, crews as well as the family members of flight MH370.
After the 9/11 attacks on the United States, all airports in the US were locked down and security was tightened to the point that it became almost impossible to get on a flight if you had a mole in the wrong place that Airport security found suspicious. It was a important and necessary measure to implement immediately as there was a breach, that if left unchecked could be exploited again and again while the shock of the initial attack subsided.