The older generation has long suspected that technology is shortening our attention spans, making it very difficult for us to concentrate on a single task. A study from Microsoft in the UK now has evidence that this is now true, and that humans have seen their ability to concentrate drop from 12 seconds in 2000 to a mere eight seconds in 2013 – for reference, according to the UK’s National Centre for Biotechnology Information a goldfish is capable of concentrating for nine seconds.
These days, Internet access is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. For most of us, it also means this luxury could be quite a challenge when we’re travelling abroad. You’re either stuck with expensive data roaming charges, or be adventurous and drop by a local telco store and purchase a prepaid SIM pack with some data.
Enter Wiyo. Originally from Hong Kong, this mobile WiFi service has been available in Malaysia for some time now, and we were invited to test out its services in some of our international assignments last month.
Not long after it has been launched, Meizu’s current flagship, the MX4 Pro, is said to be ending production. This bit of news came from Meizu Turkey’s Facebook page in a post that has been taken down since. More likely than not, MediaTek’s latest investment in the Chinese smartphone manufacturer played a role in this odd decision.
Microsoft has finally clarified its position on the status of Windows 10 upgrades for pirated versions of Windows 7 and 8. It turns out that there will not be any free upgrades for pirates, which sounds like Microsoft is going back on what it said about the upgrade structure for Windows 10 during the original announcement.
The Oculus Rift is rapidly approaching its early 2016 launch date, and Oculus has released the recommended hardware specifications needed to run the VR headset properly. Quite a bit of graphical power is listed here, although there is still time to save money and upgrade your computers.
Originally announced at Mobile World Congress 2015 earlier this year, Acer Malaysia today announced the availability of its three latest Android smartphone under the company’s Liquid series. Specifically, they are the Liquid Z220, Z520, and Jade Z which priced from RM 299 to RM 799.
“Out with the old, in with the new”, Celcom is now allowing you to trade in your old phone and purchase a brand new one from them when you sign up with a Celcom First postpaid plan. Sadly though, Celcom does not list out the value they are offering for devices, but according to the telco, they will ensure a “fair value of trade-in for your phone”.