Owners of a video-game console that have not gotten their hands on Destiny, a first-person shooter with a hint of RPG elements, may be delighted to hear that both a trial and demo of the game are now available for download. Users whom decide to buy the game after playing the trial will be able to transfer their character progress to the full version of the game.
Looks like Nokia’s not the only one to unveil its first-ever tablet at Slush 2014. Just moments ago, Jolla – comprised of former Nokia staff – has announced its first tablet known as the Jolla Tablet. Interestingly, Jolla is making it a crowdsourced effort – with early backers able to purchase it for just $189 (about RM635).
Meizu has announced an update to the MX4 smartphone barely a day after confirming that it would be entering the Malaysian market. The new Meizu MX4 Pro manages to fit a fingerprint scanner in addition to upgrading the processor, battery, and RAM. It also returns the MX4 to a more regular screen size.
Viber just announced a new feature on its Viber app called Public Chats that claims to offer users a “new kind of social experience”. Starting immediately, just give your Viber app an update, and you’ll see a new tab called Public Chats. Give that tab a tap, and you will see public profiles of local and international celebrities, personalities and brands that you can follow.
PayPal is now allowing Pebble owners to use the service through their smartwatch. The new app will allow users to pay using a code at retailers that accept the electronic transaction, or just receive payment notifications without glancing at a phone. Considering that Pebble is the only smartwatch that is regularly glimpsed in public, it is perhaps no surprise that PayPal has remembered to cater to the platform.
Non-profit development board community Gizmosphere has released a new iteration of the Gizmo development board. Called the Gizmo 2, it features an AMD GX-210HA dual-core processor that runs a 1GHz CPU and 300MHz GPU. It is not as compact or as cheap as the popular Raspberry Pi, but it does provide a lot more computing power.
Three people that were suspected to have ties with the development of the Wirelurker virus, a malware that originated from China which was targeted towards iOS and OS X devices, have been arrested by the local authorities. Apple has also stifled the spread of the virus after it affected an estimated 350,000 users.
Revealed to the world for the first time few weeks ago, the HP Omen gaming laptop marked the return of HP into the gaming market even though the company is now going through some major changes. The name Omen itself seemed to be a homage to VoodooPC Omen, a gaming desktop machine that HP launched not long after it acquired VoodooPC.
Now, it turns out that HP Malaysia has apparently started to take orders for the new HP Omen gaming laptop.