Apple is rumored to announce its next generation iPhones in about a month but if you do not wish to wait, you can get an iPhone 5s from DiGi from as low as RM159, no advance payment required. This means that you only pay for the subsidized price when you sign up for the offer.
Gamers who cannot wait for Epic Games to officially get started on the next installment of Unreal Tournament can technically get in on the action now. A group of UT fan developers have made a pre-alpha prototype build public for community feedback. While most of the graphics and gameplay are still placeholders, it provides a first look at the development process of the game.
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced that it has finalised the design of the new USB connector. Calling it the USB Type-C, it will be around the size of the current micro-USB connectors and is fully reversible; meaning that no longer will users be stumbling around trying to figure out which side is supposed to fit in the port. Unfortunately, this means that it is not compatible with older ports; which may lead to a long adoption process. It will also adopt the new USB 3.1 specification.
Benchmark database is without a doubt one of the best places to explore if you wish to know about upcoming devices. A Motorola device with the codename “Shamu”, believed to be the Nexus 6, recently made its way to GFXBench and then on AnTuTu benchmark, with its hardware listed out, showing off a Snapdragon 805 processor and more impressive specs under its hood.
UPDATE (14/08, 1230am): We have updated the article with several new information regarding the upcoming AirAsia inflight Wi-Fi service. Read more for details.
Original article (13/08, 614pm):
Even though inflight Internet connectivity is nothing new, local air carriers have yet to offer such services to their customers. That will soon change though as AirAsia has publicly revealed that it is now testing inflight Wi-Fi connectivity in order to allow passengers to connect to Internet during their flight.
Earlier today, AirAsia has publicly revealed that it has successfully completed the first public test of its inflight Wi-Fi service that is scheduled to be available on its aircrafts by the end of this year. Believe it or not, AirAsia is actually not the first Malaysian-based low-cost carrier that is interested in offering such service to travellers.
It was Malindo Air who has actually announced the service last year (twice, in fact) and has even listed it on the airline’s website but somehow, the inflight Wi-Fi service is still not available for Malindo Air’s customers even till today. Well then, good thing that the wait will be over soon.
In conjunction with the 4th anniversary of the MIUI ROM, Xiaomi is holding a huge sale across all of its markets. In Xiaomi’s home market in China, it is going to be a huge bash, with plenty of items on discount. Xiaomi will also be taking the opportunity to announce the sales of three of its latest products.
Microsoft dropped a massive bomb on the gaming community during its Xbox press conference at Gamescom 2014. Rise of the Tomb Raider, the next installment in the rebooted Tomb Raider series, will be an Xbox One exclusive; a move that may end up annoying a lot of gamers. After that bombshell, nothing else said really feels like much news; although both Forza Horizons 2 and Quantum Break look very interesting.
PlayStation held its Gamescom 2014 Press Conference last night. There were few surprises, although the company did manage to spring something new on gamers by releasing a mystery “interactive teaser” and letting everyone figure out what it is on their own. Some details about Far Cry 4 and the new Metal Gear Solid game also appeared alongside news that more than a few indie games would be making the move to the PlayStation platform.