Love it or hate it, Proton has been providing daily-drivers for the humble denizens of Malaysia for the better part of 33 years. The brainchild of ex-premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Proton was conceptualised to boost Malaysia’s industrial capabilities, in addition to stimulating the local economy.
For those of you who don’t know, the Proton name is an acronym derived from Bahasa Malaysia: Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, which roughly translates to national automotive enterprise/company. Its infancy was spurred by a joint venture with Japanese industrial giant Mitsubishi, which birthed the venerable Saga. From then, the national carmaker has progressed through, offering many firsts in the local industry. Over the years, Proton has had many opportunities to acquire, research and develop world-class technology seen their cars today. Here is a look at the top ten technological milestones that Proton has given us through the years.
If you’re young and looking for a fresh perspective in your future career, this is one event you won’t want to miss. TEDxYouth@KL is back again for its sixth year running and it is happening next Saturday, 12th December. With 1,200 attendees expected, this is one of the largest TEDxYouth event to be held in Asia.
Do you keep up to date with the latest in the mobile scene? Always thought that you were handy with a pen (or keyboard) in expressing yourself? Guess what? We’re looking for someone like you.
This is an opportunity to join the fast paced world of digital publishing. We are currently looking for passionate individuals to join the Mind Blow family and we have positions for writer and interns at SoyaCincau.com.
So what exactly are we looking for?
1. Able to write clear and concise, grammatically correct copy in English (This is a must)
2. Has a passion for mobile consumer tech (mobile phones, tablets, apps, services)
3. Deadline driven and able to work well under pressure
4. Internet-savvy with good research skills
5. Willing learner and is able to work independently
6. Familiarity with video editing tools as well as CMS is an added bonus
And if you’re lucky enough to join the team, this is what you’ll be doing:
1. Work together with the editorial team to plan editorial content for the site
2. Write and revise content for the website. This will include news pieces as well as features
3. Ready to attend and cover events locally or occasionally, overseas
We also have places for interns to join the Mind Blow network. So if you have an interest in tech, gadgets or geek lifestyle (anime, comics, etc), you’re free to apply as well. As long as you can express yourself creatively in good English and you’re willing to learn, we’ll be more than happy to welcome you for an internship with us.
Interested? Just send over your CV and some writing samples to
The new Samsung phablet duo are officially launched in Malaysia with the Galaxy Note5 going for RM2,699, while the double curve display S6 edge+ is priced at RM3,099. Both models are dual-SIM 4G LTE ready and comes with 32GB of on-board storage. At the moment, the Galaxy Note5 is only available in Gold Platinum and White Pear, while the S6 edge+ comes in Gold Platinum or Black Sapphire.
Both models will officially go on sale starting tomorrow, 4th September at their roadshows located at Sunway Pyramid (Klang Valley), Gurney Plaza (Penang) and Sutera Mall (Johor Bahru). In case you missed it, they are doing a special promo for the Note5 where early birds can purchase the 2nd unit at 50% off. This is limited to the first 100 in Sunway Pyramid and the first 50 for both Gurney Plaza and Sutera Mall venues.
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It is now confirmed. After spotting the imminent price increase from DirectD, ASUS Malaysia has already reflected the latest price revision on their online store. The high-spec Zenfone 2 with 4GB of RAM costs RM100 more than before but nothing has changed on its lower to mid-range models.
Current ASUS Zenfone 2 Pricing
ZE500CL (5″ HD, 1.6GHz Z2560, 2GB RAM, 8GB storage) – RM599
ZE550ML (5.5″ HD, 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage) – RM749
ZE551ML (5.5″ FHD, 1.8GHz Z3560, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage) – RM899
ZE551ML (5.5″ FHD, 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage) –
ZE551ML (5.5″ FHD, 2.3GHz Z3580, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage) –
If you still want to own the 4GB version at the old price, DirectD is still offering them while stocks last.
For those looking for something new, ASUS will be launching its Zenfone Selfie on 30th August and that features a 13MP camera and dual-LED for both sides. Also incoming is their ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser, an entry-level device that comes with a 13MP camera with Laser AutoFocus.
Thanks to @KevinNgTK for the tip!
Buying a smart phone on contract sometimes can be like a jail sentence. Not only you’re tied for 24 months but you would also need to fork out a huge sum of money upfront, which sometimes cost more in total than the actual phone itself. While there are some telcos offering zero waiver for upfront payments, you’re essentially still tied down to the same phone until your 24 months duration is up.
Maxis wants to change the way you buy your smart phones by introducing the Zerolution program. It promises absolutely no payment upfront, no contracts and no interest fee over your monthly payments. Best of all, this isn’t an Easy Payment Plan that requires a credit card. Everything you hate about a phone contract be gone. Sounds too good to be true? Read on to find out.
The next big thing from Samsung would be their upcoming new smart watch. As teased during Samsung Unpacked yesterday, the new round smart watch will be called the Gear S2 and it’s going to be launched in Berlin next month.
Compared to the previous Gear smart watches, the new Gear S2 has a simple and uncluttered appearance. It looks like a normal watch without shouting that this is a high-tech device. With a round watch face, it blends in quite well as an ordinary watch and this is the same approach taken by the Moto 360, Huawei Watch and the LG Watch Urbane.
Without revealing actual sales figures, the Apple Watch is believed to have sold over 4 million units since April. That’s quite a massive figure and some are expecting the Cupertino company to take 40% market share in the premium watch sales by 2020. Can Samsung make smart watches more appealing for the masses? We’ll find out once the Gear S2 goes to market.
Check out the full Gear S2 lifestyle images after the break.
Nearly a year has gone since the Galaxy Note 4 and flash-forward to the present with the arrival of the much anticipated Galaxy Note 5 is a reality. Today we aim to pit the old against the new and discuss the main differences, mainly positive but some questionable.
Maxis will be offering the OnePlus 2 officially in Malaysia. To get one, you’ll need to get an invite like the rest of the world and Maxis will be giving out invite codes to those that register. If you’re interested, just drop your details here and you’ll be in the running for special invites to purchase the 2016 Flagship Killer.
It didn’t say when exactly they are giving the invites or when the OnePlus 2 will be available, but the site mentions that the codes will be given out on a first come first serve basis. So it is best that you register yourself like right now for a higher chance of getting it.
The Galaxy Note 5 won’t be getting an “edge” sibling this time around but instead Samsung will be releasing a Galaxy S6 edge+, which is basically a bigger version of the S6 edge. Now a purported dummy phone of the S6 edge+ has appeared and with no surprises, it looks like a stretched S6 edge.
As you would expect, it has the same exterior design with its 5.1″ standard edge model including a double curve screen at the front. When compared to the Galaxy Note 4, it does look larger than its purported 5.3-5.4″ display size. The Galaxy Note 4 gets a 5.7″ Quad HD AMOLED display and judging from the picture above, the S6 edge+ might be having a similar screen size.