Here are the #SCxMotoInASnap Moto Z Winners!

Posted:  January 23, 2017   By:    1 comment   

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Awhile back, we ran a #SCxMotoInASnap giveaway with a Moto Z and Moto Z Play up for grabs. To stand a chance of winning, all contestants needed to do was to submit a 5-second video that showcased transformation in the most creative way possible. Without further ado, here are the winners…
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Android, Lenovo, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS
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Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to return home

Posted:  January 23, 2017   By:    No comments   

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For those of us outside China, Hugo Barra is pretty much the face of Xiaomi. He’s there for the launches, he’s there for keynotes and he was also there to show us how to ride the Ninebot Mini up an escalator.

But now, the Mi Fans’ beloved Tiger Bro will be leaving Xiaomi to return home to Silicon Valley.

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Android, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS, Xiaomi
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Acer Swift 3 review: New body, familiar laptop

Posted:  January 23, 2017   By:    2 comments   

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I love thin, light and affordable laptops that are designed for work on the go. For me, all they need to do is handle word processing, web browsing, some rudimentary photo editing and that’s about it. Oh yeah, they should also have a long battery life, at least enough to last a working day, anyway.

The last time I checked out a laptop from Acer, it was their then brand new Aspire S 13 — a thin and light no-nonsense productivity laptop. It had a lot going for it, with a nice set of I/O ports and a nice matte display. But, there were one or two issues such as the mediocre battery life and the mostly plastic body.

Now, they’ve refreshed their laptop lineup with several new devices from Acer’s Spin and Swift series. One laptop that stood out to me as an interesting alternative to the Aspire S 13 was the Swift 3. MacBook-esque looks aside, it bears a lot of similarities with the S 13, but with a few new features and compromises. So I thought it’d be interesting to see if it’s worth the RM100 premium.

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Samsung reveals root cause of Note7 problems and how to prevent them

Posted:  January 23, 2017   By:    23 comments   

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The root cause of the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 problems is finally revealed. After months of internal and independent investigations involving 700 researchers and more than 30,000 batteries, Samsung has officially announced their findings and their upcoming measures to prevent such incidents from happening.

Was it due to fast charging, USB Type-C or design? Read on to find out.

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Vivo V5Plus: The 20MP dual front camera smartphone launches in Malaysia

Posted:  January 20, 2017   By:    9 comments   

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As more manufacturers jump on the dual back camera train, it was really only a matter of time before we saw manufacturers start moving towards a dual front camera setup too.

Both LG and Lenovo did it. And now, with the launch of the Vivo V5Plus, we have yet another dual selfie camera smartphone in Malaysia.

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Take on any surprises with the Samsung Galaxy A 2017

Posted:  January 20, 2017   By:    4 comments   

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This post is brought to you by Samsung Malaysia.

The latest Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) aren’t just well built but they are also the first in the Galaxy A series to be rated IP68 dust and water resistant. This gives it added protection for whatever life throws at you. But what’s the big deal about having a water resistant phone? Read on to find out.

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Wiko goes big with the Ufeel Fab

Posted:  January 20, 2017   By:    4 comments   

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Wiko Malaysia has just introduced the biggest member of the U series with the Ufeel Fab. Like its other Ufeel siblings, it gets a metal back and comes with a smooth 2.5D curved glass for a more ergonomic feel.

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Enjoy double internet with Xpax Add-Ongs

Posted:  January 20, 2017   By:    3 comments   

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This post is brought to you by Xpax.

It’s time to kick off the year of the rooster with a dose of double prosperity. Enjoy abundance of data this festive season with Xpax’s Add-Ongs promotion.

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Fujifilm X-T20: The camera I’ve been yearning for has finally launched

Posted:  January 19, 2017   By:    3 comments   

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I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a camera since the day I got my hands on my Fujifilm X100S. For the longest time, I was eyeing its interchangeable lens brother, the X-T10, but now I think I’ve found the camera I truly want.

It’s Fujifilm’s brand new X-T20 and it looks amazing. TL;DR? It’s probably going to make a lot of X-T2 users feel a tad annoyed.

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Is Samsung’s new Quantum Dot gaming monitor ahead of the curve?

Posted:  January 19, 2017   By:    8 comments   

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Samsung has always been very proud of their Quantum Dot display technology and for good reason — the panels do look awesome. In the past, this technology has been limited to the company’s television screens — notably their flagship TVs — but now they’re also bringing that technology into their monitors.

Meet the Samsung CFG70, the company’s first Quantum Dot curved monitor targetted at gamers. First impressions? It’s got a lot going for it.

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