The smartphone industry is arguably at its most competitive this year, with many giants appearing to falter. That of course means that other smaller, more nimble brands have seen encouraging growth – and according to a research report, both Asus and Vivo have been making huge strides this year.
Meizu has launched its latest flagship, the PRO 5, in Beijing today. As the first device in the Chinese company’s new lineup of premium devices, the PRO 5 is a very well-equipped smartphone packaged into a well-crafted body; although it does look similar to Apple’s design language.
Kickstarter is one of the most successful startups in recent memory; so successful that it is closing in on becoming a verb – much like Google. However, founders Yancey Strickler, Charles Adler, and Perry Chen have decided against launching an IPO to bring in more funds for the company. Instead, Kickstarter has been registered as a Public Benefit Corporation and is now legally bound to make the world a better place.
Residents of the state of Selangor is now able to enjoy free WiFi in over 800 locations. This is thanks to the efforts of the state government and the launch of WiFi Selangorku by Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali yesterday. The Selangor government had promised to set up free 4G WiFi for the state in June last year, and it looks like it is at least trying to make that happen.
We send a lot of messages everyday, most of which are private and confidential, and Celcom wants to help your messages stay that way. The telco today launched Zipit Chat, a new chat app that lets you send and receive SMS’s, chats and emails with “absolute privacy”. On top of that, there are additional security features like self-destruct and more.
Samsung has revealed a new consumer grade M.2 SSD in the 950 Pro. This new SSD will be made available in 256 and 512 GB capacities, and features the Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMe) to remove the bottleneck that happens when high speed SSDs are combined with the older Advanced Host Controller Interface.
It is generally known that GPU for laptops are less powerful than its desktop counterparts. Even though the performance difference has been significantly reduced as of late, it is still quite noticeable. For example, the differences of performance between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 980 is around 20%.
This happens for plenty of reasons but NVIDIA has just unveiled its solution though, by making the desktop version of its GTX 980 graphics card small enough to be fitted into a laptop. Yup…believe it.
Leica camera has announced that its latest premium product, the new Leica S (Typ 007), is now available for pre-order in Malaysia. Featuring a 37.5MP image sensor, legendary Leica lens and plenty of modern touches, the Leica S is touted as the “first choice for photographers who refuse to make compromises”.