LG may have already launched its curved smartphone some months ago, but that’s not stopping the Koreans from displaying its G Flex smartphone at the front and centre of its MWC 2014 booth. As one of the first smartphones in the world to feature curved plastic OLED display, we naturally had to take a closer look. After all, there is a chance that the G Flex may be coming to Malaysia officially.
Nintendo Australia has published a press release indicating that the WiFi features of the Wii console and DS/DSi systems will be turned off on 20 May. This means that online features available to those consoles will no longer work, including online multiplayer. That being said, the Wii Shop Channel and DSi Shop will continue to function as normal. Trust Nintendo to ensure you are still capable of buying things.
Google’s Project Ara is one of those experiments that are so unusual that nobody is sure it will ever reach the market. Especially now that Google has been quoted as claiming they want the base model of the modular smartphone to cost as low as US$50 (RM164). Although that is only part of the story.
Want another app to spoil your weekend? Of course you do, the app we have for you this week is a brand new one available in the Play Store called the Kangkung Krush Fiasco. The game is the first fast-paced action game published by Weraku Games, a local indie video game publisher that has just been founded recently. What does the game do? Hit the break to find out.
Oppo will be launching its Find 7 high-end Android smartphone on 19 March 2014 in an event in Beijing, the Chinese company has been teasing the device for a while now and the latest teaser joins HTC and Nokia at poking fun at the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S5 although, not in such an obvious way as the other two company.
LG’s curved G Flex is no one trick pony. Besides being a curved phone, the back cover is also self-healing. Minor scratches and scuffs can actually disappear within minutes on the G Flex’s back cover, and it’s down to a special coating on the cover. To see it for ourselves, the staff at the LG MWC booth gave a quick demo to show the self-healing properties of the LG G Flex.
EDIT: Updated with a video!
The other Korean giants, LG, has entered the “mini” smartphone bandwagon with the announcement of its new G2 Mini. Based on its very successful flagship, the G2, the G2 Mini is being showcased here at the LG MWC booth in the same breath as its flagship phablet, the G Pro 2 as well as its curved G Flex.
Look at what Facebook is doing, just shortly after announcing that they will be launching Messenger for Windows Phone, Facebook will soon kill off its Messenger app for the Windows desktop platform. Starting today, Facebook Messenger for Windows users have been receiving a message from the social network saying tha the app is shutting down next week without giving any reasons or further details.
The Last of Us maybe have been the most successful new IP of 2013, and has already won a slew of video game awards. Particularly for the emphasis on storytelling and characterisation. Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us is a behind the scenes look of the game, and the tremendous effort that went into creating the game.
Ever since HTC sent out its invitation for a launch event scheduled for 25 March 2014, the company has been teasing their devices for quite a bit. One of the most interesting ones would be this one where the Taiwanese company poke fun at the Samsung Galaxy S5 right after its launch, saying that buyer’s remorse will be “Coming soon to S5 owners”. Today, HTC posted yet another teaser, this time showing off the device along with some of the features, as well as the name called the “All New HTC One”.
As expected, Lenovo has announced a better-specced Yoga Tablet 10 at this year’s MWC. The original Yoga Tablet suffered both from performance issues as well as a glaringly sub-par display, and the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ looks like Lenovo has fixed both these flaws on what was otherwise a very interesting tablet.
Nintendo has announced a special promotion for the month of March. Anyone who registers a new 3DS, 3DSXL, or 2DS along with one of six selected games will receive a code for either Pokemon X or Y. The console and game must be registered during the month of March, and the code received is only valid until May; so if there wasn’t a reason to pick up a 3DS before, you might want to consider it now.
When Whatsapp first announced on Monday that they would be introducing voice calls to their immensely popular app, we predicted that mobile telecommunication providers across the globe would become very worried with how this development would effect them. It didn’t take long for Singtel to fire off the first shots to protect their interests.