Celcom has finally put an expiry date to its First Basic 38 promotion that offers 3GB of data and 3GB of Celcom Wi-Fi, as well as 50mins free calls and 50 free SMS a month for only RM38 a month. For those of you who wish to sign up for it, your last day to do so is 16 July 2015.
Crowdfunding campaigns can perform miracles, like giving someone US$55,000 to make potato salad. However, this one particular Indiegogo fundraiser may just be trying a little too hard. It aims to raise €1.6 billion (about RM6.7 billion) to help Greece pay off its debt to the International Monetary Fund.
In just a month after it was launched in China, the brand new vivo X5Pro has made its way to Malaysia with much fanfare last week. In general, the phone’s rather grand launch event seems to be a sign of confidence from vivo that its new smartphone might fare well in our market.
Truth to be told though, things are not going to be that easy for X5Pro in our market since there are plenty of Snapdragon 615-based smartphones that have been officially released into Malaysia this year so far. Hence, we are going to take a quick look at how the new device from vivo fares against other smartphones with the same processor.
Google’s new Photos app has made great strides in facial and object recognition. So much so that the system itself is able to sort images according to categories without user input. However, nothing is perfect, as computer programmer Jacky Alcine discovered after he was tagged as being a gorilla in several photos.
Last week, we were invited to the annual Further with Ford conference, comprising of a series of keynotes and tours that revolve around a lofty theme: the future. We heard and saw plenty of Ford’s research findings on future trends, as well as an interesting convergence between the automotive and the technology industries. This was especially evident when we were invited to the company’s new Research and Innovation Lab. Here’s a glimpse of what we saw at the company’s state-of-the-art facility.
“What in the world are we doing here?”
That was a prevailing thought in the early stages of the Future With Ford, which we attended over the course of this week. But as the keynotes and experiential tours passed, we noticed that the group of global journalists invited were not merely from automotive publications: there were people from economic dailies, radio talk shows, other tech media, and even analysts in global trends. One of the keynote speakers was Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.
Clearly, this was a different sort of global event.
Aside from unveiling the new Honor 7 smartphones, Huawei has also taken the opportunity to announce the brand new Honor Zero smartwatch. Built with a number of features that are common in smartwatches, it seems that Huawei has put a little bit more effort in terms of aesthetics when it designed the device.
Huawei announced the new Honor 7 smartphone, and it has chosen a novel way to promote its resilience. The manufacturer blew their latest flagship smartphone as part of the promotion; which is quite a refreshing departure from the usual underwater test that has been popular lately.
The Honor 7 has been officially launched in China. Coming in three different variants, the new flagship device has a slew of high-end specifications. These include an all-metal body, a fingerprint sensor, fast charging support, and also Knuckle Sense, which was only available on the Huawei P8 up until now. It will also be powered by a new 2.2GHz octa-core processor: the HiSilicon Kirin 935.
It has been quite some time ever since the Asus Padfone S entered the Malaysian market, but it seems to have received a pretty hefty price cut recently. Retailing for below RM800 now (without the PadStation, of course), the Padfone S is a very attractive smartphone for consumers who are on a budget.