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Little Nightmares : How To Get It FREE!

Little Nightmares – an award-winning adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Little Nightmares

Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears as you help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal!


Confront your childhood fears in this darkly whimsical tale, set in an immersive world of great sensibility, interactive storytelling and outstanding sound design.

Discover the foul secrets of The Maw and survive the attentions of its monstrous residents as you bid to help Six escape to the world outside.


Explore a disturbingly charming dollhouse, a place that is both prison and playground. Peek into Six’s world, part dream, part nightmare, where every step feels like a leap, and every shadow a vast darkness!

Start from the bottom of The Hull and look for a way to The Above.


Each room is a cell, each resident a threat, and both are puzzles to untangle. Reconnect with your inner child, unleash your imagination, and stay out of harm’s way.

Master Six’s every movement in a super-sized world where even the smallest doubt can lead to a fatal misstep.


Little Nightmares : How To Get It For Free!

Follow these steps to get Little Nightmares for FREE, but make sure you do this before 31 May 2021, 1 AM (GMT+8) :

  1. Log into your Steam account, or sign up for one
  2. Go to the Little Nightmares Steam page.
  3. Scroll down to Get Little Nightmares.
  4. Click on the green Add to Account button.

That’s it! It is now part of your Steam account, and can be downloaded any time you want!


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3 out of 10 : How To Get Season 1 + 2 For FREE!

Both Season 1 + Season 2 of 3 out of 10 are FREE, for a limited time!

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3 out of 10 Season 1 : 5 Episodes!

Will Shovelworks Studios ever make a game that scores better than a 3/10?

Welcome to the world’s worst game dev studio. Part animated show, part game, 3 out of 10 is the world’s first playable sitcom. We’re 99% sure that’s true. You can tell us if we’re wrong.

Join the ongoing adventures of developers at the world’s worst video game studio as they endure antics both absurd and topical.

There are five episodes in Season One – Welcome To Shovelworks, Foundation 101, Pivot Like A Champion, Thank You For Being An Asset To Our Company, and The Rig Is Up!

  • Fully animated and voiced scenes pull you into the absurd world of Shovelworks.
  • Narratively driven mini games take you behind the scenes for a loving, satirical look at game development.
  • Skip, replay, rewind at any time… experience the world of 3 out of 10 at your own pace.

3 out of 10, EP 1 : Welcome To Shovelworks

This week Midge joins Shovelworks Studios as a new animator, but not all is as it seems at the studio.

3 out of 10, EP 2 : Foundation 101

This week the team goes back to college as a new shipment of interns is delivered to the studio and Midge has had enough.

3 out of 10, EP 3 : Pivot Like A Champion

The team settles a question the way only game developers can; with an office wide Battle Royale.

3 out of 10, EP 4 : Thank You For Being An Asset

Big investors are coming to the studio. Can Ben and the team survive Francine’s grand plan to impress them?

3 out of 10, EP 5 : The Rig Is Up!

Pylon and Kevin set out on an adventure to fix Pylon’s missing… face.


3 out of 10 Season 2 : What’s New?

Further antics and mis-adventures of the World’s Worst Game Developers ensue as the saga of “3 out of 10” continues.

Caffeinated super-powers, sentient AIs, and rival game studios all stand in the way of Shovelworks studios as they struggle to finally make a game that scores better than “3 out of 10”.

Will this be the Season that they finally do it?

  • Fully animated and voiced scenes pull you into the absurd world of Shovelworks.
  • Narratively driven mini games take you behind the scenes for a loving, satirical look at game development.
  • Skip, replay, rewind at any time… experience the world of 3 out of 10 at your own pace.


3 out of 10 : How To Get Season 1 + 2 For FREE!

3 out of 10, Season One

  1. Log into your Epic Store account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Season One page in the Epic Games Store.
  3. Click on the Get button.
  4. In the checkout page, click Place Order.

That’s it! It is now added to your Epic Games account, and you can download and install it anytime after this.

3 out of 10, Season Two

Season Two is only free if you download it by 15 April 2021, 11 PM (GMT+8).

  1. Log into your Epic Store account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Season Two page in the Epic Games Store.
  3. Click on the Get button.
  4. In the checkout page, click Place Order.

That’s it! It is now added to your Epic Games account, and you can download and install it anytime after this.


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The Samsung Galaxy Note8 Promotion & Roadshow

Kuala Lumpur, 18 September 2017 – Since its official unveiling in New York, interest in the Galaxy Note8, Samsung’s brand new flagship, has been sky-high. Pre-orders for the device saw tremendous response and although that is now over, Samsung Malaysia Electronics will continue its celebration of the Galaxy Note8’s impending arrival to Malaysian shores.


The Samsung Galaxy Note8 Roadshow

To celebrate the official launch of the Galaxy Note8 in Malaysia, Samsung invites you to be a part of a nationwide roadshow where consumers will have the opportunity to own the ultimate productivity device along with exclusive Galaxy Note8 promotion and deals!

From the 21st until 24th of September 2017, Samsung invites all Galaxy fans and tech enthusiasts to Do Bigger Things with the Galaxy Note8 firsthand at various locations across the country. Several roadshows will be ongoing at three locations simultaneously, at Pavilion (Kuala Lumpur), Gurney Plaza (Penang) and AEON Tebrau City (Johor Bahru). The roadshow queue at Pavilion (Kuala Lumpur) will start at 11am onwards, while the sales of the Galaxy Note8 will officially begin at 12pm. The roadshows at Penang and Johor Bahru will commence from 10am onwards.

For every purchase of a Galaxy Note8 during this 4-day celebratory period, customers of the roadshow will receive a free Samsung Gear VR worth RM499 and free Samsung Screen Protection worth RM149 that allows for a one-time cracked screen replacement (excluding Service Fee).

A bonus exclusive to the Pavilion (Kuala Lumpur) roadshow, the first 100 customers to purchase the brand new Galaxy Note8 will receive the opportunity to meet Running Man star Song Ji-Hyo on stage in person and collect a free Clear View Standing Cover autographed by the star herself.

Adding on to the fiesta, Samsung is taking the opportunity to reward Galaxy Note8 fans through Samsung Pay and mySamsung! For Samsung Pay, simply activate the app by provisioning a credit or debit card to redeem RM10 Petronas fuel voucher. Fans of the mySamsung app are also in for a treat thanks to complimentary goodies from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Clinique, Honest Bee, Air Asia, Agoda and Zalora!


Galaxy Note8 Promotion @ Samsung Experience Stores

Galaxy fans outside of the roadshow vicinity can also enjoy great deals during the roadshow period. Just head over to the nearest Samsung Experience Stores and enjoy exclusive bank promotion of 3x Maybank Treats Points and receive a free Dual Port Car Charger worth RM89 for every purchase of the Galaxy Note8 via Maybank 0% Ezy Pay Plan for a period of 12 and 24 months.

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That’s not all, as Samsung is offering a special purchase-with-purchase offer for its Smart Care package. New Galaxy Note8 owners looking to further protect their device can purchase either the Samsung Protection (Promotion Price: RM88, RRP: RM149) with a one-time cracked screen replacement within the warranty period; or the Samsung Protection Plus (Promotion Price: RM238, RRP: RM298) that offers an additional 1-year warranty extension on top of the standard warranty and a one-time cracked screen replacement.

Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy Note8, the next level Note for people who want to do bigger things. With the Galaxy Note8, consumers get a larger Super AMOLED Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, an enhanced S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung’s first ever dual rear cameras to capture stunning photos. The Galaxy Note8 is designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.

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Heads Up! ICANN Rolling DNS Key Change In October!

Los Angeles, California – For the first time ever, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is about to change the cryptographic keys that help secure the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS).

“It is critical that Internet Service Providers and network operators around the world make certain they are ready for this change as failure to do so can result in their users being unable to look up domain names and thus be unable to reach any site on the Internet” said David Conrad, ICANN’s Chief Technology Officer. Conrad added, “Network operators should ensure they have up-to-date software, have enabled DNSSEC, and verified that their systems can update their keys automatically or they have processes in place to manually update to the new key by 1600 UTC on 11 October 2017.”


The ICANN DNS Key Change

The changing, or “rolling” of the DNS key, is an important step in keeping the global DNS safe and secure. It is very much in line with commonly accepted operational practices that ensure that important security infrastructure can support changing password if the need were to ever arise.

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“We’ve launched a testing platform so network operators can make certain that they are ready for the key roll well ahead of October 11,” said Conrad. That testing platform can be accessed at Internet users should contact their ISP or network operators to make certain they are ready for the key change.

ICANN has been working with technical partners such as the Regional Internet Registries, Network Operations Groups, and domain name registries and registrars as well as others in the Internet ecosystem, such as the Internet Society and Internet trade associations, to make certain that those around the world who may be impacted by the key roll are aware of the pending change.

ICANN Chief Executive Officer Göran Marby has sent correspondence to more than 170 government officials including regulators and participants in ICANN’s Government Advisory Committee, asking that they make certain the network operators in their respective countries are aware and ready for the DNS key change.


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SES Launches Satellite-Based System With O3b mPOWER

Luxembourg/Paris, 14 September 2017SES announced today the beginning of a new era in global cloud-scale connectivity and high power data services with the launch of O3b mPOWER, a revolutionary and powerful networks system that will deliver efficient high-performance network communications to users all around the world.


The O3b mPOWER Network

The rapidly expandable and highly scalable O3b mPOWER system will leverage innovative space and ground technologies,and enable SES Networks to deliver fully-managed services in the dynamic mobility, fixed data and government markets. O3b mPOWER is capable of delivering multiple terabits of throughput globally and is scheduled for launch starting in 2021.

SES has contracted its first mPOWER technology partner, Boeing Satellite Systems, to build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites. The constellation will have 30,000 fully-shapeable and steerable beams that can be shifted and switched in real time to align with customers’ quickly changing growth opportunities, making it the most bandwidth-efficient system ever. O3b mPOWER will provide unrivalled coverage to an area of nearly 400 million square kilometres, four fifths of the Earth’s surface.

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SES already successfully operates the only non-geostationary broadband system through 12 MEO satellites which deliver high-throughput low latency connectivity, and will be launching another eight MEO satellites in 2018 and 2019. O3b mPOWER leverages the same building blocks with dramatically increased throughput, coverage and flexibility.

O3b mPOWER will also create a unique eco system of value-add service and technology partners from all over the world. SES and partners will invest in significant ground infrastructure innovations that converge storage, computing and routing resources with software intelligence and application-specific antennas and will introduce a new concept for the network endpoint: a small, fast and easy-to-install O3b mPOWER Customer Edge Terminal.


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The NVIDIA Quadro vDWS Virtualisation Software Revealed!

SINGAPORE, 18 August 2017 — NVIDIA today introduced the new Quadro vDWS virtualisation software that turns NVIDIA Tesla-accelerated serversinto powerful workstations and provide IT departments the resources they need to address the demands of an enterprise-wide virtual workspace. Certified with hundreds of professional workstation applications, NVIDIA Quadro has long been the industry standard for professional visualisation in the enterprise.


The NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (Quadro vDWS)

Now, NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (Quadro vDWS) delivers an unparalleled experience running both virtualised graphics and compute workloads on any virtual workstation or laptop from NVIDIA Tesla-accelerated data centres.

Available for over 120 systems from 33 system vendors, Quadro vDWS provides high-end performance to multiple enterprise users from the same GPU for lower cost of ownership. Quadro vDWS enables greater mobility and collaboration among globally dispersed teams.

It also addresses the increasingly compute-intensive workflows –with their exponential growth in data size and complexity –associated with new technologies for 3D, photo realistic rendering, virtual reality and deep learning. These are particularly common in such fields as engineering and science, where, for example, simulations are conducted during the design process to accurately predict final products.

When powered by NVIDIA Pascal architecture-based Tesla GPU accelerators, Quadro vDWS provides:

  • The ability to create complex 3D and photo real designs – Up to 24GB of GPU memory for working with large, immersive models.
  • Increased productivity – Up to double the graphics performance of the previous NVIDIA GPU architecture lets users make better, faster decisions.
  • Unified graphics and compute workloads – Supports accelerated graphics and compute (CUDA and OpenCL) workflows to streamline design and computer-aided engineering simulation.
  • Better performance for Linux users – NVIDIA NVENC delivers better performance and user density by off-loading H.264 video encoding, a compute-intensive task, from the CPU for Linux virtual workstation users.“The enterprise is transforming.

Workflows are evolving to incorporate AI, photorealism, VR, and greater collaboration among employees. The Quadro visualisation platform is evolving with the enterprise to provide the performance required,” said Bob Pette, Vice President of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA. “With Quadro vDWS on Tesla-powered servers, businesses can tackle larger datasets, power the most demanding applications and meet the need for greater mobility.”


NVIDIA GRID vPC Powers the Modern Virtual Workspace

At the same time as manufacturing and design workloads are growing more complex, everyday programs like Windows 10, Office 365 and streaming applications like YouTube now require graphics acceleration to deliver features, functionality and a great virtual PC user experience for the digital workplace. To address the growing demand for graphics-accelerated VDI, NVIDIA announced improvements to its NVIDIA GRID vPC product.

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By leveraging new enhancements in the NVIDIA GRID August 2017 Release and Pascal-based NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators, GRID vPC provides:

  • Improved user density and scalability – The Tesla P40 supports up to 24 instances of 1GB virtual desktop profiles, which is a 50 percent increase when compared to the Tesla M60. Taking advantage of this market-leading graphics virtualisation density, IT departments can optimise their infrastructure investment and deliver graphics-accelerated virtualized desktops and applications across the enterprise.
  • Greater vGPU insight – End-to-end management and monitoring tools provide vGPU visibility at the host or guest level. Application-level monitoring capabilities allow IT to intelligently design, manage and support their end users’ experience. New integrations with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Citrix Director and XenCenter enable flexibility and control from a single, unified view.
  • Better service – A new GPU resource scheduler helps IT departments enable seamless, consistent allocation of vGPU resources to the user, preventing latency and a degraded user experience caused by a “noisy neighbour.”

Tesla-Powered Virtual GPU Solutions Deliver More Power for More Users NVIDIA Quadro vDWS and NVIDIA GRID vPC solutions are designed for optimal performance with Pascal-based Tesla GPU accelerators. Joining the NVIDIA Tesla P4, P40 and P100 is the new Tesla P6. It is designed entirely for blade servers and delivers 16GB of memory and supports up to 16 instances of 1GB virtual desktop profiles.

Pascal-based Tesla accelerators provide IT departments the graphics and compute virtualization resources needed to meet demands and scale across the enterprise. Availability Quadro vDWS and NVIDIA GRID vPC solutions are available today in over 100 server systems worldwide, including those from Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, VMware and others, with support for new Pascal-based features and functionality starting September 1.

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Limited Edition Royal Blue Olike Powerbank Introduced

Kuala Lumpur, 18th August 2017 — Olike Malaysia just introduced the new colour variants for one of its hottest selling product, Olike Powerbank-03 (OPB-03). On top of the original colour variants of Black and Red, Olike has just made the limited-edition Royal Blue Olike Powerbank available.


Royal Blue Olike Powerbank

Priced at RM 109 / ~US$ 26, users can easily add a touch of glamour into their style with the new colour option of OPB-03 – Royal Blue Olike powerbank. Consumers can now purchase the sophisticated-looking powerbank from all Olike Concept Stores and their authorized dealer stores. The limited edition powerbank will also be available exclusively at their premium partners, such as DirectD, Satu Gadget and Mobile2Go.

With the increased usage of smartphones, it has almost become a necessity for smartphone users to carry a powerbank with them to everywhere. The Olike Powerbank-03 is sleek, handy and slim enough to slip easily into consumers’ pocket or purse. It packs with 10000 mAh battery capacity and allows users to charge their devices up to three times. What’s even better is that OPB-03 includes dual output charging feature that can juice up users’ devices at the charging speed of 2.4A.

In addition, OPB-03 features the auto-on and auto-off function, which makes consumers’ life even easier. The auto-on and auto-off feature enables the powerbank to begin with the charging of the devices as soon as they are plugged in, whereas the feature of auto-off enables the powerbank to be switched off them once the charge is completed. On top of that, the sequence of built-in LED indicator will show the amount of battery capacity which is left.

Undoubtedly, OPB-03 features multiple built-in protections. For instance, it includes protection against overcharge, overload, short circuit and high temperature. Users can absolutely charge their devices with zero worries.


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Kaspersky Lab Launches The Goondus Awards!

Petaling Jaya, 18 August 2017Kaspersky Lab just launched a campaign in Asia Pacific to educate the public and spread awareness on Internet safety. Known as the Goondus Awards, the campaign is inviting submissions from the public on Internet mistakes and faux pas that have led to reputational, financial or property damage or loss for individuals.


The Goodus Awards

The Goondus Awards website which features the submissions anonymously, highlights real life incidents where a naïve or ill-informed Internet practice led to some form of misfortune.

“We want to educate people about safer Internet behaviours and to showcase real world examples of missteps leading to some form of loss or damage. While some stories may be humorous and even incredulous, the repercussions and damage were real and in some cases severe,” explained Sylvia Ng, General Manager, South East Asia. “As our entries are entirely anonymous, we’re encouraging a community led campaign to drive home the message that only safe practices will make the Internet safer for users.”

The Goondus Awards showcases a wide array of stories ranging from humorous occurrences to unintelligent acts and sad episodes involving monetary or reputational loss. The campaign acts as an initiative to raise cyber security awareness in an engaging form through the sharing of personal stories. It also serves to help web visitors foster positive and pleasant online experiences.

With the ease of access to the Internet, users have developed a sense of complacency or even a mild form of naivety in their daily digital lives, potentially lending themselves to becoming victims of cybercrime.

The Goondus Awards aim to remind users that they are not completely safe from cybercriminals and that they need to be vigilant, practice and maintain Internet etiquette to protect themselves.

Malaysians, including millennials and Gen Y professionals have also been burnt by the infamous love scams. According to a report by the Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) in 2016, a total of 2,497 love scam cases were reported with losses close to RM100 million. It proves that Goondus are fools for love.

The fact that identity theft can happen so close to home and lead to financial loss was very disturbing and shocking to the individuals in this example.


Goondus Awards Submission & Contest Details

The criteria for the story entries are that they must be based on actual events leading to tangible or intangible losses concerning Internet use. The winning stories will be selected by a panel of judges where participants stand a chance of winning an iPad Mini or a Tablet and even monthly prizes like a Kaspersky Lab premiums hamper.

The website also includes tips and advice from cyber security experts and elaborations on the different types of scams such as Internet love sex scams, credit for sex scams and phishing scams, to further inform users.

To submit a story, fill in the requested information such as your name, email address and contact number, along with the type of scam, story title and the full story in the website. The “Tips” section of the website features articles from the Kaspersky Lab blog and are categorised based on the various issues and forms of scams highlighted in the website. This educational content serves to advise users on how to prevent such incidents from occurring.


Cybersecurity Incidents In Malaysia

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In 2016 alone, CyberSecurity Malaysia received 8,334 reports related to cyber security incidents. Between 2012 to 2016, CyberSecurity Malaysia received a total of 50,789 cyber security incidents. Of the figure, fraud contributes to almost 40 per cent or 20,141 followed by hacktivism (9,918), spam (9,210) and cyber threats (2,333).

More than 70 per cent of the incidents reported involved financial implications, including phishing, online banking fraud, credit card fraud and online scams among others. Statistics from The Royal Malaysian Police recorded 113 phishing cases resulting in total losses of RM1.91.

Comparing last year’s May and 2017’s May result in terms of cybercrime rate, is it evident that the figure has grown and especially cyber harassment case has rose over 50% according to CyberSecurity Malaysia. It is also evident that, statistics in May shows cases such as frauds, spams and malicious codes rose compared to last year.

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The DJI Spark Pocket Camera Drone Launched!

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 JULY 2017ECS ICT Berhad today unveiled the DJI Spark from DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial technology. The DJI Spark is the first pocket camera drone that users can control by using hand gestures alone, which successfully removes the barriers between the user on land and the camera in the sky.

Speaking at the launch event today, Chief Executive Officer of ECS, Mr. Soong Jan Hsung shared, “We are very pleased with our continued partnership with DJI in sharing their products, making it easily accessible to our local consumer market. This is a testament to the group’s established reputation as the leading ICT distributor in Malaysia.”

Within its ICT distribution portfolio, ECS already offers different products from DJI including the Phantom 4 Professional, Phantom 4 Advance, Phantom 4, Goggles, Mavic Pro, Phantom 3 Standard, Advaenced and Professional, Osmo +, Osmo pro, Osmo Raw, Osmo Mobile, Inspire 1 and Inspire 2, which have been well-received by local customers.


DJI Spark Price & Availability

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The DJI Spark drone will be available at authorised ECS Dealers across Malaysia for the retail price of RM2,288 (including GST) / ~US$ 539, and the “Spark Fly More Combo” will retail at RM3,188 (including GST) / ~US$ 759.

ECS is the authorised distributor for DJI products locally, and the Group’s resellers are primarily IT retailers, hobby shops, large format electronic channels, mobile stores, and also camera and photography equipment retail channels. ECS is also the authorised service centre for DJI products, and will offer both warranty and after-sales services.

“With this new compact and easy-to-command drone, now anyone can fly a drone even without prior experience as the only remote controller that you will need is your hand. We believe that the popularity for consumer drones will continue to experience rapid growth, and this will help to improve the Group’s sales and subsequently, contribute to improving the Group’s financial results for the second half of financial year 2017”, Mr. Soong added.

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The Bride Of Habaek Now On iflix In Malaysia & Brunei

Kuala Lumpur, 19 July 2017iflix is thrilled to announce it has secured highly anticipated upcoming K-drama, The Bride of Habaek for iflix members in Malaysia and Brunei. Starting today, new episodes will be available weekly every Thursday and Friday on iflix, within 72 hours of their television broadcast in Korea.


The Bride of Habaek

The Bride of Habaek is a South Korean television drama spin-off of the widely popular 2006 comic book series, Bride of the Water God by Yoon Mi-kyung. Directed by Kim Byung Soo and starring Korean heartthrobs Nam Joo-Hyuk, Shin Sae-Kyeong, Gong Myung and Krystal, the fantasy drama follows an unlikely romance between a human and a supernatural water god.

Habaek (Nam Joo-Hyuk) descends down to Earth to meet his human bride, So-Ah (Shin Sae Kyeong) – a neuropsychiatrist who sacrifices herself as a bride for the sake of her village. Set in modern Seoul, the highly anticipated K-drama reimagines fantasy elements from the original manhwa.

The Bride of Habaek joins iflix’s extensive library of popular and highly-acclaimed Korean drama, including Secret Garden, Goblin, The Legend of the Blue Sea, Scent of a Woman, Princess Hours, Prince Hours and many more, making iflix the premiere destination for the best of Korean entertainment.

Jason Monteiro, iflix Asia Marketing Director commented: “We are very excited to make Korea’s latest and most highly anticipated television drama, The Bride of Habaek available to our members in Malaysia, as the first K-drama fast tracked from South Korea! Now, K-drama fans can stay up to date with the latest K-drama craze, with new episodes uploaded on iflix weekly, just 72-hours after their television broadcast. We are committed to continue to bring only the best and most highly anticipated shows for our subscribers.”[adrotate group=”2″]

With more than 5 million members and 5 billion minutes streamed since launch, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Now available to over one billion consumers across 18 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, iflix recently announced the establishment of iflix Africa, to make its world-class service available in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Offering consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

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Worry Free with the Samsung Galaxy J Pro Series 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 14 July 2017 – We live in a world of on-going changes and uncertainty whereby most people experience stress and worries on a daily basis. With the arrival of Samsung’s brand new Samsung Galaxy J Pro Series 2017, there is one less thing to worry about as Samsung is offering a worry free bundle package that includes a free one-year extended warranty and one-year screen crack protection with every purchase of a Samsung Galaxy J Pro Series (2017) from now till 30th September 2017.

“People experience hassle and stress on a daily basis, worrying about many different things such as bills, homework, deadlines, relationships, and health. We understand that accidents happen even in the utmost of care which is why we strive to give assurance to our consumers’ with one less thing to worry about – and that is the significant value of device protection,” said Hosea Heen, Head of Mobile Business, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

“Built with the minimalist in mind yet packed with superior features to enhance daily living, the Galaxy J Pro Series (2017) makes an ideal choice for users of any age. Whether it is college students purchasing their first smartphones, parents looking to stay connected or grandparents who prefer to keep technology simple, the Galaxy J Pro Series (2017) serves all with a peace of mind,” added Hosea.


The Galaxy J Pro Series 2017 Availability & Pricing

The Galaxy J Pro Series 2017 is available at all Samsung Experience Stores and comes in four colour options: Blue Silver, Pink, Black and Gold at recommended retail price of RM699 for J3 Pro, RM1,149 for J5 Pro and RM1,299 for J7 Pro inclusive of GST. From now till 30th September 2017, each purchase of the Galaxy J Pro Series (2017) will receive a free one-year extended warranty and one-year screen crack protection.

The brand new Galaxy J Pro Series (2017) boasts improved features particularly in its design, camera functionalities, battery life, and internal storage. Designed to impress, the device is fashioned with a 2.5D glass and metal body that resembles its flagship counterparts.

Its enhanced camera capabilities improve users’ mobile photography experience especially in lowlight conditions while its expanded internal memory and RAM offers bigger storage and a more seamless performance. From staying in touch, capturing important memories and keeping up-to-date with latest social news, the Galaxy J Pro Series (2017) promises to power through the day with its Dual SIM function and microSD slot of up to 256GB.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Generation Servers Launched

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 July 2017Dell EMC is announcing worldwide availability for its next generation of the world’s bestselling server to help customers of all sizes fuel their IT transformation initiatives. Recently previewed at Dell EMC World 2017, the award-winning design of the new 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio forms a scalable, automated and secure compute platform for traditional and cloud-native applications, designed for new Intel Xeon Scalable processors.


Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Generation Servers

With its scalable business architecture, intelligent automation and integrated security, the new Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server portfolio delivers on these desired benefits. PowerEdge servers, the bedrock of the modern data centre, enable customers to push innovation further and faster to achieve their IT transformation goals.

The scalable business architecture of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers helps customers efficiently meet their changing business needs with enhanced performance capabilities for traditional, virtualised and cloud-native workloads in a software-defined data centre. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio, highly optimised for non-volatile memory express (NVMe), helps customers accelerate deployment of software-defined data storage and hyper-converged infrastructure stacks with:

  • Accelerated database performance and lower latency with up to 12 times more database IOPS1 and up to 98% less database latency in a VMware vSAN cluster
  • Faster and seamless live migration of virtual machines now up to 58% faster with up to 75% less CPU usage when using 25GbE with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)
  • Faster storage performance in compute to maximise application performance with up to six times more NVMe drives, up to five times total flash storage, 30% more input/output slots and 25% density improvement

Intelligent automation in Dell EMC PowerEdge servers enable IT professionals to focus on mission-critical tasks that drive greater customer and business value. Specifically, OpenManage Enterprise with a powerful RESTful API offers tools for automating deployment, updates, monitoring and maintenance. The new, more powerful OpenManage Enterprise management console offers users:

  • Easy server lifecycle management from deployment to retirement and repurposing with enhanced Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC9). It gives up to four times more improved performance in user interface and experience and a 30% time reduction to set up iDRAC with QuickSync 22 mobile-based management
  • Up to 90% faster PowerEdge server issue resolution using ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist proactive and predictive technology

Dell EMC believes that integrated security is integral to compute and should not require extra licensing fees. Dell EMC pioneered root of trust within its PowerEdge servers for the past two generations. A robust cyber-resilient architecture enables customers to protect, detect, recover and retire PowerEdge servers via:

  • Cryptographically trusted booting that anchors end-to-end server safety and overall data centre security. It includes features like silicon-based root of trust, Intel Boot Guard protection, signed firmware and automatic BIOS recovery and the new OpenManage Enterprise as a virtual console delivers enhanced server safety while offering customers operational flexibility
  • System Lockdown, a capability unique to PowerEdge, helps secure any system configuration from malicious or unintended changes while alerting users to any attempted system changes
  • System Erase, which allows users to easily retire or repurpose their 14th generation PowerEdge servers by securely and quickly wiping data from storage drives and other embedded non-volatile memory

In collaboration with Intel, Dell EMC is bringing Intel Xeon Scalable processors to Dell EMC PowerEdge14th generation servers. With 27% more CPU cores and 50% more memory bandwidth6, Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server customers can accelerate performance of business critical applications and workloads. Dell EMC’s most advanced line-up of PowerEdge servers includes rack and blade form factors.

  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 – Ideal combination for dense scale-out data centre computing and storage in a 1U/2-socket platform
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 – Workhorse for demanding environments providing the ideal balance between storage, I/O and application acceleration and with superior configuration flexibility in a 2U/2S platform. R740 enables up to 50% more VDI users per server8 and up to 50% more GPU accelerator support for Hadoop analytics9
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R740XD – This 2U/2S platform is best-in-class storage performance and density for applications like software-defined storage and with the versatility demanded by cloud service providers, Hadoop/Big Data users and co-location hosting
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 – This 3U/ 4S platform handles extremely demanding, mission critical workloads like enterprise resource planning (ERP), e-commerce and very large databases. The PowerEdge R940 can save up to US $600,000 in Oracle Licensing costs10 and performs up to 44% faster in a SAP SD Sybase Environment11
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge M640 and FC640 – Unparalleled modular serves designed for high performance with best-in-class density for exceptional scalability in a Blade and Modular platform
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 – Ideal for high performance computing. Maximises density, scalability and energy efficiency per unit in a 2U/8S Modular platform
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PowerEdge servers are also the bedrock of Dell EMC solutions. Dell EMC’s industry-leading solutions and platforms also will benefit from the power and security of this new generation of PowerEdge servers. The servers will be embedded in storage and data centre appliances, hyper-converged appliances and racks, hybrid cloud platforms, ready nodes, bundles and other Dell EMC solutions.

These integrations go deeper than simply running software on hardware. With industry-leading hardware and software in its broader enterprise portfolio, Dell EMC is able to allow the software management stack insight into the hardware to optimise performance, as well as deeply test and validate them together.

The new servers will be the foundation of Dell EMC solutions that used the previous generation of PowerEdge such as VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems, XC Series, vSAN ReadyNodes, ScaleIO Ready Nodes, IsilonSD Edge and ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage). Additionally, it will be available in many new Dell EMC solutions and platforms, including Data Domain Appliance, CloudArray, Ready Bundles, Ready Systems, Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Dell EMC Native Hybrid Cloud and Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack.


Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Gen Server Availability

  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R940, R740, R740xd, R640, and C6420 are now available worldwide.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge FC640 and M640 will be available later in 2017.
  • Dell EMC solutions based on new PowerEdge servers will become available worldwide throughout the second half of 2017.

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Gain Secure Goes Global With Konfx Conference Solution

Kuala Lumpur, 10th July 2017 — Following closely on its success in the Malaysia market, Gain Secure Sdn. Bhd. (Gain Secure) has now taken their Konfx mobile conference management service global.



Konfx is a state-of-the-art conferencing solution that offers the perfect tools to help better manage industry-leading events. It became widely accepted among event managers and conference organisers since it went live. Gain Secure, with these achievements and on-going growth surge it is experiencing has upped the ante, entering multiple overseas markets simultaneously.

“The management of conferences is something almost every company will face at one point or another so it’s logical that Konfx can gain traction overseas as well. We are at this point reaping the rewards of success in the local market as representatives of companies from around the globe encounter Konfx. They’ve tried it, they’ve liked it and they spread the news in their home countries,” said Walter Wong, Founder and CEO, Gain Secure.


Worldwide Recognition

Since it began rolling out, Gain Secure witnessed Konfx being accepted wholeheartedly among many event organisers and conference attendees. The app quickly became instantly recognisable as it empowered no less than 16 conferences since its inception.

Having worked with global conference brands and having a keen understanding of what they require, Gain Secure started planning for global deployment of Konfx.

To-date, Konfx has been deployed at five events around the world; Global Azure Bootcamp CDMX in Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico; Global Azure Bootcamp – RS at Porto Alegre, Brazil; ExpertsLive Australia 2017; United Kingdom based UC and Cloud Day 2017; Global Azure Bootcamp conference in Melbourne, Australia; and Colombo Global Azure Bootcamp in Sri Lanka.

Konfx is also being deployed at the upcoming United Kingdom-based UC and Cloud Day 2017.


Bigger Footprint

Since Konfx has deployed on multiple continents, Gain Secure is now looking towards expand effort and outreach in these regions. This also includes gaining a foothold in North America, branching out into the European continent, and establishing a presence in Russia, Africa, as well as East and West Asia.

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The strategic move to go global is timely for Gain Secure as it worked with partners at these conferences and has the right frame of understanding of what they require at these events. Paired with its Cloud-based capabilities, mobile services, and data collection and analysis offerings, Konfx is certainly suitable for any type of conference.

Thanks to expansive research into and feedback from the conference management community, Gain Secure can provide full customisation for the Konfx platform. By doing so the company streamlines the entire user experience for both management and attendees quickly and seamlessly. It can also be scaled to fit various event capacities and volume of content.

Moving forward, the Konfx platform will be expanding its features to include in-depth data analytics, more immersive user engagement and and better social media integration. This is in line with the global rollout plan that Gain Secure has in mind as the move will raise the functional value of the mobile app and management services.

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 Is Now Available In Malaysia!

17 July 2017 – Microsoft today announced that the new Surface Pro 2017 and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover are now available for pre-orders in Malaysia from local Surface authorized retailers which include top retailers and Microsoft store-in-store in Lazada. Starting from RM 3,699 / ~US$ 879, the new Surface Pro 2017 will officially be available on 15 August 2017.

Don’t forget to check out our Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 Hands-On Preview!


The Microsoft Surface Pro 2017

Unveiled earlier in May, the new Surface Pro 2017 has been redesigned from the inside out to give people more performance with improved battery life. Everything has been streamlined and refined — from softer, rounded edges to cameras built to fade into the bezel. At just 8.5mm thin and starting at 767 grams, the new Surface Pro 2017 packs the power of a 7th generation Intel Core processor into a new fanless, whisper-quiet design.

The Surface Pro 2017 delivers the most performance and battery life in a laptop that is this thin, light and quiet. It features up to 13.5 hours of battery life. Compared to its predecessors, Surface Pro 2017 boasts 50% longer battery life than Surface Pro 4 and delivers performance 2.5 times more than Surface Pro 3 – providing unmatched versatility and mobility in a lighter, more refined design.

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The Surface Pro 2017 is not only a powerhouse laptop, but also a mobile creative studio with a high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense touch display that supports the new Surface Pen, the fastest pen ever, both on- and off-screen. The Surface Pro takes the immersive experience of creating on Surface Studio and brings it to life in a highly portable form factor.

With a new hinge that adjusts to 165 degrees, people can now put Surface Pro into Studio Mode, creating the optimal position to write or sketch. Inking in applications across Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 365, including the new Microsoft Whiteboard app, will unlock ways for people to use digital ink to be more creative, collaborative and productive.

The new Surface Pro Signature Type Cover delivers a high-quality scissor mechanism and 1.3 mm of key travel for faster and more accurate typing. A full-size glass trackpad with five-finger multi-touch capabilities allows for ultimate precision, and the entire keyboard is wrapped in soft yet durable Alcantara material, creating a comfortable palm rest and beautiful aesthetic. The Signature Type Cover will be available in Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue to match your personal style.


The Surface Pro 2017 & Surface Pro Signature Pricing

You can pre-order these models from the Microsoft store in Lazada. Overseas, you can also buy them at Amazon – here are the current lowest prices.

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The 2017 Enterprise Mobility Survey by Red Hat Revealed

MALAYSIA, JULY 17 2017Red Hat, Inc. today announced the results of a survey on enterprise mobility adoption in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The survey, conducted by IDC and commissioned by Red Hat, includes responses from 275 IT professionals across the three countries.

The survey results, detailed in the IDC InfoBrief – The Maturing Mobile Journey for Enterprises – ASEAN Perspectives, commissioned by Red Hat in February 2017, found that while a significant number of respondents claim to have a strategy in place around mobility, quite a few still struggle when it comes to processes, including execution. Furthermore, the survey also revealed that mobile-specific skills can be difficult to acquire and develop in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.


Key Insights From The 2017 Enterprise Mobility Survey

1. Respondents in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are moving beyond devices towards workflow mobility

Fifty-six (56) percent of survey respondents consider mobility strategic to their business, while 40 percent plan to focus on mobile application-related projects in the next 12 to 24 months.

Demand for mobile applications across the three countries is growing with legacy system integration being a priority
Seventy-six (76) percent of survey respondents either have budgets in place or plan to invest in mobile app projects within the next 24 months; 58 percent plan to deploy between one and five mobile apps within the next 24 months.

2. Survey respondents from Singapore view mobility as transformative

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Forty-four (44) percent of survey respondents from Singapore consider mobility a strategic business priority; 24 percent have already deployed more than 10 apps in their organization; and one-third believe they have a mature mobile IT organization that can consistently deliver solutions to support their businesses.

3. Acquiring the right skill set is viewed as a challenge across the region

Nearly 50 percent of survey respondents believe their organizations have minimal or contracted skills to support mobile projects—this challenge was noted by 60 percent of respondents from Malaysia.

The IDC InfoBrief concludes that in today’s increasingly digital era, having a clear mobility strategy is an essential for organizations. As organizations continue to expand their mobile-related projects, having the requisite mobile-specific skills internally is expected to become a necessity, as managing and supporting these projects will require dedicated resources. Investing in this competency can help enable successful mobile deployments.


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”Mobility presents an opportunity for organizations to revisit business processes and engage customers in new ways. Red Hat Mobile Application Platform is well-poised to support this strategy by providing an agile approach to developing enterprise mobile applications, enabling enterprises to meet their mobile requirements and turn their mobile-first strategy into reality.” – Damien Wong, vice president and general manager, ASEAN at Red Hat

“Enterprise mobility remains high on the boardroom agenda for business leaders across most of the Asia/Pacific region, as organizations move past the experimentation stage to treating mobility as a key driver for digital transformation. The coming years will be an inflection point for mobility in the region as more enterprises continue to mobilize their core business processes through apps and related services to help drive sustainable business value and better user experience.” – Avinav Trigunait, associate director for enterprise mobility research, IDC Asia/Pacific


The 2017 Enterprise Mobility Survey Methodology

On behalf of Red Hat, IDC interviewed 275 IT managers and above from organizations in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia with more than 500 staff and a dedicated IT team focused on mobile, identifying insights related to mobile enterprise application strategy, budgeting, technology consideration, and implementation challenges. Survey respondents represented several verticals, including financial services (including banking and insurance); manufacturing and construction; communications and media; trading; transportation and utilities.

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New ViewSonic XG2530 Gaming Monitor Launched

17 May 17 2017ViewSonic Corp. today launched the ViewSonic XG2530, a 25-inch (24.5-inch viewable) monitor with a refresh rate of 240 Hz, 1 ms response time and native Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution.


The ViewSonic XG2530

Packed with features for gaming enthusiasts, the ViewSonic XG2530 (Amazon | Lazada) can virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid gameplay during fast-paced action sequences. The XG2530 is engineered with an exclusive ColorX gaming mode that delivers optimum speed and visual effects, making it ideal for First Person Shooter (FPS) games, such as Overwatch.

With a blazing-fast 1ms response time and low input lag, the ViewSonic XG2530 (Amazon | Lazada) provides seamless screen performance even in the most intense gameplay. ViewSonic’s XG2530 features a 240 Hz refresh rate, ensuring greater fluidity and remarkable visual effects, not limiting in-game graphics no matter how fast or swift the action.

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This eliminates frustrating tracers and motion blur by supplying the smoothest visuals possible. In addition to ColorX, the monitor comes with an arsenal of pre-set customizable visual modes that makes the whole experience better. A black stabilization function assists visibility options in dark scenes, while maintaining brilliant and vibrant colors and contrast.

The “ColorX” option delivers the optimal refresh rate, response time, and color for FPS games. A “Game Mode” hotkey opens pre-calibrated settings that deliver the best combination of color and technology for specific gaming scenarios. In addition, the ViewSonic XG2530 (Amazon | Lazada) has two customizable “Gamer” settings that allows individuals to create and save preferences for specific games.

The ViewSonic XG2530 (Amazon | Lazada) comes with versatile connectivity options such as DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 which supports AMD FreeSync, as well as USB 3.0 A/B ports. Two integrated built-in speakers and audio-out provides a complete package.


ViewSonic XG2530 Pricing & Availability

From May 17-May 22, you can purchase the ViewSonic XG2530 (Amazon | Lazada) on Lazada, and get SteelSeries Gaming Mouse Rival 300 and a Steam Wallet of RM400. The ViewSonic XG2530 (Amazon | Lazada) will be available in May 2017, with an SRP of $RM1,999.00


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U Mobile Unlimited Hero P78 Postpaid Plan Revealed!

KUALA LUMPUR, 16TH MAY 2017U Mobile has launched a brand new postpaid plan called Unlimited Hero P78 at its ‘Unlimited Ideas’ creative showcase today.


The U Mobile Unlimited Hero P78 Postpaid Plan

The new plan is another initiative from the telco to enable its customers to truly enjoy their passions via their smartphone any day, without ever having to monitor their data usage as it comes with unlimited high-speed data. On top of that, Unlimited Hero P78 customers will also never need to cut short conversations with their loved ones or friends as calls to all networks are unlimited, via Call-Onz. All these benefits are available to customers at just RM78 a month.

Jasmine Lee, Chief Marketing Officer shared that U Mobile is confident that the plan is the best yet in the market for smartphone users in Malaysia today. “U Mobile is all about coming up with unlimited ideas so that our customers’ passions may be fulfilled. With our latest Unlimited Hero P78, we’ve deliberately kept it really simple. With smartphones becoming more powerful each day, customers are also finding new ways to use their data every day. Hence, we decided to offer our customers continuous high-speed data to do whatever they like, whenever they want.”

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She added that the benefits do not end with just data. “Aside from unlimited high-speed data, Unlimited Hero P78 also offers Call-Onz, which gives our customer unlimited calls to all networks. All the usage freedom, be it data or calls, is available any day, anytime at just RM78 a month. You really cannot beat that!”

Apart from unlimited data and calls, Unlimited Hero P78 is also bundled with Roam-Onz, a new service which gives customers 5GB of free high-speed data to roam in 12 selected countries such as South Korea, India and Australia.

Unlimited Hero P78 is available to customers from today for a limited time only.


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The honor 8 Wins The International Design Award!

16 May 2017The Honor 8 was recently recognized for its sleek and beautifully-crafted design by the International Design Awards (IDA) in Los Angeles. Honor’s latest flagship smartphone received Silver (second place) under the “Media and Home Electronics” category for IDA’s 2016 competition.

The IDA’s annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on a global level. The rigorous judging process, which consists of over 1000 entries from 52 countries, awards professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation.

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Since its official global launch, the Honor 8 (Amazon) has received popular recognition from media publications and consumers. The device has been praised for its intricate design and flawless craftsmanship. The Sapphire Blue variant, especially, has garnered positive responses from the public for its unique and sleek appearance.

Malaysia was one of the first few markets to experience the Honor 8, the latest flagship device that accentuates the unique personality and style of digital natives. The device comes with a 2.5D glass body and diamond-cut aluminium alloy edges that create an ultra-narrow bezel.

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The Honor 8 (Amazon) is also unique due to its 3D grate design and 15-layer craftsmanship on the back of the device that reflects beautifully from any light source.

The Honor 8 (Amazon) combines stunning beauty with great power; the device runs on the Kirin 950 processor built on a 16nm architecture with 4GB RAM that provides flawless multitasking and seamless gaming.

The Honor 8 (Amazon) is a testament of Honor’s commitment to meeting the demands of today’s digital natives. A versatile device, the stunning and sparkling Honor 8 is a fashion statement on its own and an accessory that gives hardcore performance to fit the lifestyle of digital natives.

For more information, read our comprehensive Honor 8 Aurora Glass Smartphone Review!


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NVIDIA Introduces GeForce GT 1030 For Entry-Level Gaming

17 May 2017NVIDIA today introduced the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, which is based on the award-winning NVIDIA Pascal architecture and comes with a powerful graphics engine and state-of-the-art technologies. The fast and powerful GPU gives home and business PC users the performance upgrade needed to drive today’s most demanding PC applications.


The NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030

Step Up to Brilliant PC Graphics

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Whether it’s to power creativity or get ready for PC gaming, The GeForce GT 1030 is the card for PC users with exciting features. Packed with 2GB GDDR5, it delivers brilliant PC graphics with support for 4K Ultra HD and HDMI/DP.

It is also the gateway to great PC gaming, giving you easy driver updates and one-click game optimization with GeForce Experience.

Do it all, faster–Starting at US$69

The GeForce GT 1030 does everything faster, out shining integrated graphics by 3x in image editing, 6x in gaming and an amazing 11x in video editing.


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LG webOS 3.5 Smart TV Earns Common Criteria Certification

11 May 2017 — The LG webOS 3.5 smart TV platform was recognized with a Common Criteria (CC) certification for its enhanced Application Security Solution Version 1.0 software.

By snagging another internationally-recognized security certification, LG continues to demonstrate that its smart TVs are among the strongest when it comes to smart TV security. The recognition comes at a time when consumers are increasingly concerned about the potential of privacy breaches on their Internet-connected devices.

Security Manager, the webOS 3.5 security software module, was tested in accordance with Common Criteria’s rigid benchmarks. CC’s internationally-recognized ISO/IEC 15408 standards are used by governments, banks, and other organizations to assess the security capabilities of individual products including 27 member countries from around the world including Australia, France, Japan, Korea and the United States.

The test examined three phases of smart TV security: application installation protection, application execution protection and application content protection with digital rights management (DRM) encryption.

LG webOS 3.5 Smart TV

LG webOS 3.5 provides excellent application installation protection and blocks the installation of unauthorized apps by conducting a rigorous digital signature verification process.

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The LG App Store server oversees the digital signature generation process to ensure that webOS 3.5 installs applications downloaded only from the LG App Store. LG webOS 3.5 also delivers protection depending on the type of application – platform apps (also known as native apps) or web apps.

For native apps, webOS 3.5 implements sandboxing technology according to each application’s security attributes to block access to unauthorized system directories/files, device files and other data. LG webOS 3.5 allows web applications to use only approved application programming interfaces (API) to prevent these web apps from directly accessing sensitive information in the file system.

In addition, the latest webOS offers a powerful DRM license verification process designed to decrypt the encrypted content inside RAM (random-access memory) and to create a clean backup of encrypted content in flash memory.


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Sophos: Is Your Network Protected Against Botnets?

Is Your Network Protected Against Botnets?

Having been in the threat marketplace for several years, botnets are still successful today as it provides a powerful cloud computing network for hackers to spread malware and spam.

Like any other malware, botnets are introduced to the computer network through email attachments, websites and USB sticks. As the user accesses these files or compromised websites, malware from the botnets begin to spread and exploit vulnerabilities on the system.

In a recent research on global spam by SophosLabs, it was found that the global volume of spam dropped by more than half just before Christmas and continued to stay at around the same level, believed to be due to the notorious Necurs botnet going quiet.

However, an old-school type of scam was seen to have resurfaced just last month with huge success. Known as pump-and-dump, the scam inflated the stock price of Incapta, a media holding company, encouraging the public to buy into the scam, thus pumping up the stock further.

How does a stock scam work?

Hackers pick a cheap stock, concoct a believable story to talk it up, such as claiming the company is undergoing an acquisition. The hackers then buy the stocks to increase its stocks price and email unsuspecting victims encouraging them to buy shares in that company. The unsuspecting victims are influenced by the dramatic rise in the company’s stock price and are enticed into buying the shares, falling prey to stock fraud.

The impact of botnets

Botnets can have a devastating impact on organisations, particularly if the objective is to steal sensitive information. If the botnet is not after company data, it could be using the organisation’s devices and network resources to cause harm to another organization; likely a partner company by spreading malware to their network too.

Once the botnet has a foothold in your organisation, it will typically call home to the hacker’s command and control (C&C) server to register its success and request further instructions. It may be told to lie low and wait, attempt to move laterally on the network to infect other devices, or participate in an attack. This attempt to call-home presents an ideal opportunity to detect infected systems on your network that are part of a botnet, but it requires the right technology to be effective.

Unfortunately, other than the call home communications, a bot on your network may be extremely difficult to detect. In most cases, the infected device will continue to operate normally or perhaps experience a slow-down in performance that could be easily dismissed or attributed to other factors.

And this why a next-generation firewall is the first line of defense against botnets.

Best practices in protecting against botnets

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP): ATP can identify botnets already operating on your network. Ensure your firewall has malicious traffic detection, botnet detection, and command and control (C&C) call-home traffic detection. The firewall should use a multi-layered approach to identify call-home traffic and immediately identify not only the infected host, but the user and process. Ideally, it should also block or isolate the infected system until it can be investigated.

Intrusion prevention system (IPS): IPS can detect hackers attempting to breach your network resources. Ensure your firewall has a next-gen IPS that’s capable of identifying advanced attack patterns on your network traffic to detect hacking attempts and malware moving laterally across your network segments. Also consider blocking entire Geo IP ranges for regions of the world you don’t do business with to further reduce your surface area of attack.

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Sandboxing: Sandboxing can easily catch the latest evasive malware before it gets onto your computers. Ensure your firewall offers advanced sandboxing that can identify suspicious web or email files and detonate them in a safe sandbox environment to determine their behaviour before allowing them into your network.

Web and email protection: Effective web and email protection can prevent botnet-recruiting malware from getting onto your network in the first place. Ensure your firewall has behavioural-based web protection that can actually emulate or simulate JavaScript code in web content to determine intent and behaviour before it’s passed to the browser. It is also important to ensure your firewall or email-filtering solution has top-shelf anti-spam and antivirus technology which helps detect the latest malware in email attachments.

Web Application Firewall (WAF): A web application firewall can protect your servers, devices and business applications from being hacked. Ensure your firewall offers WAF protection for any system on your network that requires remote access from the Internet. A web application firewall will provide a reverse proxy, offload authentication, and harden systems from being hacked.


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The Galaxy S8 & S8+ Design Story – One As A Whole

One As A Whole : The Galaxy S8 & S8+ Design Story

Innovation means breaking away from familiarity. It is about changing the way we see and use things, which has the power to transform the way we live and think. Instead of another addition to the lineup of generic smartphones, Samsung presents a completely renewed and unique design of the Galaxy S8 & S8+.


The Galaxy S8 & S8+ is a manifestation of holistic oneness. Elements that felt needlessly mechanical have been eliminated to only focus on the essence of the device itself, which resulted in a design that merges the user and device as one. Extraordinary technology serves as an innovative silhouette of the device as well as give users extended experiences.

The Galaxy S8 & S8+ uses the entire front panel as its display, leaving a powerful silhouette that surpasses the limits of current devices. The Home button has been removed to utilize its technical space to expand user space and shatter the boundary between the device and the real world. The 18.5:9 screen ratio maximises immersion and lead users to new experiences.

A grip is defined by how well a device’s curves fit in a hand. The subtle curvature of the device’s front, back, and middle convene at each of the edges to form a perfect symmetry, thereby virtually eliminating the bezel. The curves are harmoniously synchronised with the rounded edges to fit comfortably in a user’s hand.

The glass material has a glossy finish that naturally blends in with the scene, rendering a brilliant reflection of the world around you even while the device is off. The flow of the glass material and the hidden rear camera lens creates a sense of unified fluidity of the Galaxy S8 & S8+ design.

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Complicated, multi-layered connections and nuances are prevalent throughout our society and culture. Boundaries have diminished among various fields and the desire to be unbiased about a particular region, gender, or age is growing larger. The Galaxy S8 & S8+ design is about maintaining a natural balance that suits well with anyone, instead of striving to appeal to specific preferences.

Neutral colours blend in with our lives effortlessly due to its balanced nature. Neutral colours provide comfort by lowering the intensity of colour saturation, and at times can also create unforeseen beauty as light touches the glass in various angles.

Midnight Black has great depth and is reminiscent of solid onyx, emphasising a strong sense of unity. The golden profundity of Maple Gold preserves the integrity of the original colour while bringing out the natural ease of neutral colours. The calm and mysterious Orchid Gray that is a reinterpretation of youthful sensibilities is a colour that is trendy yet balanced.

Accessories attract just as much attention as the device. The case is made from Alcantara, a material that is soft yet doesn’t show signs of wear and tear even after prolonged use. It fits in the palm easily and exudes a sophisticated aura.

The translucent cover mixes and matches with the colours of the Galaxy S8 & S8+ and brings unexpected beauty into existence. The silicone cover boasts vivid colourss which are representative of the millennial generation. With its flexible and unconstrained design, the Galaxy S8 & S8+ becomes an object of everyday life that adapts to any space or circumstance.

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A product loses its sense of unity when the external hardware design and the internal software interface design aren’t cohesive. Only when a product feels cohesive can its design provide stability to the users. Galaxy S8 & S8+’s innovative exterior speaks a single language of design that seamlessly connect from the inside to the outside, and again from the outside to the inside.

Starting from the user’s initial interaction with the Always On Display to the Lock and Home screen, ambient visual effects of a galaxy are displayed throughout. This beautiful first impression gently flows in the background while the user interacts with the Galaxy S8 & S8+.

A series of wallpapers based on differing moods as well as the interactive galaxy effects respond differently to new angles providing a sense of infinite expansion and continuation that is felt both from the exterior and within the display.

The Galaxy S8 & S8+ Home screen features a totally new design, including icons, search bar, and even weather widgets, that altogether provide a sleek impression to its users. The icons are designed using a concept called ‘Light & Line’, which cuts a part of the visual line so that real life shadows and light are mimicked.

Users can feel One Continuous Experience from the new soft Home button to the icons in the display that all speak a single language of design. Users can move to apps from the Home screen using a simple vertical swipe. It provides an easier and more intuitive accessibility than previous Home screens by unifying all methods of editing displays and offering multi-selection modes.


Over the past decade, interactions with smartphones have mostly been touch-based. We introduce an evolved next generation interface, Bixby, that responds to both touch and voice. Users can freely and seamlessly choose the way they want to interact based on their environment.

Pressing the newly added button on the left side of the device will provide optimised information, and speaking to the device while holding the button will understand the user’s rhythm and pace to get the task done. Bixby is continously evolving, so the longer users interact with it the more Bixby becomes an essential confidant of our daily lives.

Bixby analyses voice patterns and provides information in a card format that is appropriate to the context. When you turn on Bixby while heading home after work, it will display a calendar card about family gatherings, or a contact card of a close friend you speak to at that time. Users can retrieve needed information from each card without having to access the app every time.

Accessing all features through touch alone isn’t necessary. Bixby is equipped to provide voice responding functions that previously only have been accessed through touch. A more natural voice interaction is enabled through Partial Landing technology that comprehends users’ commands from the given context, and fills in the gaps by presenting additional options.

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Bixby can recognise images the user is seeing and provide relevant information. Users can press the Bixby Vision icon while turning on the camera or looking at an image from the gallery to prompt a search regarding a product or place that is shown on the screen or even recognise and translate text.

Record any content or task you want to remember later through Bixby to have it remind you later. Whether it’s a reminder to watch a video when you get home or simply to do your laundry, just save the information on Reminder and Bixby will keep you on track.

The Galaxy S8 & S8+ pushes boundaries and overcomes limits to create a single, unified design that is more straightforward and concise than any other tool that has ever been held in our hands. All experiences come into unison through the Galaxy S8 & S8+, helping users advance toward discovering a new meaning of their daily lives.


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Exclusive Samsung QLED TV Pre-Order 1-Day Online Deal!

The future of home entertainment with advanced cutting-edge technology is coming to Malaysia! Yes, we are talking about the recent spectacularly launched Samsung QLED TV in Paris! To celebrate its arrival, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is pleased to offer a discerning few the opportunity to be the first ones to own this premium “TV of Light” and forever change the way they watch TV.

For one day only on 27th April 2017, Samsung is extending an excellent online pre-order deal for its latest QLED TV and UHD TV whereby every purchase of these models will come with complimentary Samsung products.


Exclusive Samsung QLED TV Pre-Order Deal!

1. Purchase of 65-inch 65Q8C Curved QLED TV at RM22,999 (limited to 30 units) will entitle buyers to:

  • A Free Samsung Galaxy S8 worth RM 3,299
  • A Gravity Stand worth RM2,999 or a Studio Stand worth RM 2,999 or a Curved Soundbar Sound+ worth RM 2,499

2. Purchase of 65-inch 65MU6100 UHD TV at RM7,299 (limited to 200 units) will entitle buyers to:

  • A Free Galaxy S8 worth RM 3,299
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Samsung’s QLED TV, which is set to take centre stage in Malaysia next month, is a perfect combination of light and colour that expresses even the minutest of details. Its enhanced intuitive and unified features elevate home entertainment experience; and its new and refined design elements place the TV beautifully in just about any interior aesthetics or setup.

Owning this technology and design masterpiece may just be the stylish innovation you need for your home – so do remember to block your date for this exclusive one-day only deal.

Visit Samsung’s microsite, or e-commerce partners such as Lazada for your chance to bring home the new Samsung QLED TV and UHD TV. Promotion is valid while stocks last on a first-come-first-serve basis.


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Study : People Will Sacrifice Personal Photos For Just 10 Euros!

20 April 2017 – While people claim to value their personal photos more than any other form of data stored on their digital devices, they are happy to sell them for little money, research by Kaspersky Lab shows. A survey has shown that for 49% of people, private and personal photos of themselves are the most precious data they have on their devices, followed by photos of their children and spouses.

The thought of losing these precious memories is considered more distressing for them than the prospect of a car accident, breaking up with a partner, or a quarrel with a friend or family member. However, when confronted with the decision to delete this data for money, people nevertheless gave their digital data – such as photos – away for as little as 10.37 Euros.


Yes, People Will Sacrifice Personal Photos For Just 10 Euros!

When asked, people say that digital memories have a special place in their hearts, perhaps because these memories are considered to be irreplaceable. Over two-fifths, for example, say they wouldn’t be able to replace photos and videos of their travels (45%), their children (44%) or themselves (40%).

The survey shows that the thought of losing these personal photos is considered very distressing by most people. In fact, this latest study from Kaspersky Lab indicates that people often value their devices and photos even more than their partners, friends and pets.

Kaspersky Lab asked people how distressed they would be in a number of different scenarios, including the illness of a family member, a breakup with a partner, a car accident, the loss of their digital photos, contacts, and more. Across the globe, the illness of a family member ranked in first place as the most distressing incident that they could experience. The loss or theft of a device, and the loss of digital photos, ranked second and third in multiple regions across the globe leaving car accidents, a break up with a partner, a bad day at work, quarrels with family members and friends, and even in some cases, a pet’s illness, lower in the ranks of distressing incidents.

However, an experiment conducted for Kaspersky Lab by media psychologists at the University of Wuerzburg also showed researchers a contradictory result: despite them claiming to love for their data, people are also ready to sell it for surprisingly little money.

The participants of the experiment were asked to place a monetary value on the data stored on their smartphones – including photos of family and friends, contact information and personal documents. Surprisingly, the values people placed on their data were significantly lower than expected, considering the distress they said they would experience if they were to lose that data. People tended to put more money against their financial and payment details (an average 13.33EUR) than other forms of data. Contact information was considered to be worth 11.89EUR on average and general photos were valued at only 10.37EUR on average.

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Furthermore, the experiment showed that it is people’s most precious memories which they are most likely to exchange for money. When participants were offered payment (based on the sums above) for the deletion of their data (no data was actually deleted), it was the photos of family and friends, personal documents and photos of the participants themselves that were the data categories most often approved for deletion.

“The experiment showed us interesting and reflective results: while people believe that they understand the value of their data, the emotional value isn’t reflected in their everyday actions. On the one hand, people seem to be aware of the types of data that are more important to them– they believe their digital memories, such as photos, are extremely distressing to lose. On the other hand, people have a low awareness of the value of their data, and are putting little monetary value against their data as a result. They know it’s emotionally important, but they are not able to appreciate its value yet. They would need someone to actively remind them of what their data is worth before they share it, or allow someone to delete it.” – said Andrei Mochola, Head of Consumer Business at Kaspersky Lab.

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The Jabra Speak 710 Details, Specifications & Price

20 April 2017 Jabra today announced the launch of the Jabra Speak 710. The premium, portable speakerphone, which is designed for professional and personal usage, ensures great sound for conference calls and music.

The Jabra Speak 710 is the first truly professional and personal conferencing device for business leaders and C-level executives. It boasts an Omni-directional microphone for up to six ‘in room’ attendees, 15 hours of battery life, superior Unified Communication experience and a HiFi grade speaker for crystal clear conversation and music.


The Jabra Speak 710

With more power than ever before, the Jabra Speak 710 comes in a small, compact design, with an integrated folding stand for extra flexibility. Connect to a smart device or laptop in seconds by using Bluetooth, a USB or for PCs, the enclosed dongle. Once connected, users will have a 30-meter range for laptops or 10-meter for smartphones.

The Jabra Speak 710 builds upon the success of the Speak Series, which has sold over 1 million units worldwide. The Jabra Speak 710 delivers an audio performance twice as powerful as Jabra’s market leader Jabra Speak 510. The new family member is designed with an incredible smart feature enabling two units to be wirelessly linked together with the touch of a finger. Pair two devices and create an immersive sound or expand the room coverage from six to twelve attendees.

Bringing a plug-and-play, easy-to-use speakerphone experience with premium audio to offices and small conference rooms, the Jabra Speak 710 works with all types of smart devices. Effortlessly switching between music and calls, the Speak 710 can become a powerful music speaker. Simply connect to an online music streaming service or music library on the mobile device.

“People are increasingly choosing light-weight and compact products that provide portability and ease of use. Research has shown that the majority of conference phones are actually used for personal use1. The Jabra Speak 710 offers extended mobility and combines it with an immersive audio and true music experience. This makes the device the perfect partner and music companion for business leaders and C-level executives,” states Holger Reisinger, VP for Business Solutions at Jabra.


Features & Specifications

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  • Speakerphone made for voice, music and multimedia
  • Omni directional microphone for 3600 audio pick-up
  • HiFi grade audio quality
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • In-room coverage up to 6 persons
  • Connectivity in seconds: USB, Wireless (Bluetooth or with PC dongle)
  • 30-meter-long wireless range with PCs, 10 meters with smartphones
  • Plug & play solution with intuitive on-device call controls
  • Wireless linking option with an extra unit for full stereo experience or to extend the conference space to up to 12 persons
  • Smart interaction with Personal Digital Assistant – MS Cortana, Siri or Google Now with the one touch Smart button
  • Compatible with all leading UC platforms – Certified for Avaya, Cisco and Skype for Business and more
  • Optional Kensington lock support and online maintenance


Pricing and Availability

The Jabra Speak 710 retails at RM1,750 / ~US$ 388 excluding GST.


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GIGABYTE 200 Series Motherboards Now Optane Ready!

Taipei, 30 March 2017GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd is proud to release the all-new advanced capability to utilize Intel Optane Memory on its 200 Series Motherboards. Intel Optane Memory enhances traditional mechanical drives, and even the newer generation SSDs, and NVMes by caching frequently used applications and files for rapid access.

Since its launch, GIGABYTE’s 200 series motherboards have had Intel Optane Memory ready technologies onboard. With a simple BIOS update and a 7th Gen Intel Core processor installed, users can enable this performance enhancement to experience their PC like never before.

“Intel Optane Memory is a game-changer for this industry. With the market still relying heavily on mechanical drives for storage capacity, Optane will make traditional drives new again,” said Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “By giving mechanical HDDs a means to keep up with new SSDs and NVMes, Optane is the way of the future.”


Intel Optane Memory

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Intel Optane memory delivers high-speed response when combined with large storage drives. Installed in the M.2 memory module, Intel Optane accelerates operation while maintaining the current system storage capacity to improve productivity and an overall PC computing experience.

Applications and games can now install quicker and launch faster with minimal latency. Not only is this technology revolutionary, it is affordable to all who want to experience shorter boot times, faster application launches, and an extraordinary gaming experience.

BIOS updates to enable Optane support for GIGABYTE’s 200 Series are available for users to download on the GIGABYTE and AORUS product pages.


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Microsoft Surface As A Service Now Available In Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 20 March 2017Microsoft announced today the availability of Surface as a Service program in Malaysia, where organizations can procure Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Amazon | Lazada) on a per-user, per month leasing package.


Microsoft Surface as a Service in Malaysia

The service offers up to four leasing options, which cover either two-year or three-year programs, where businesses can acquire the Surface Pro 4 (Amazon | Lazada) along with the Surface type cover, extended hardware services warranty and Office 365 Business from RM212 / ~US$ 49 per month. The service is supported by Ingram Micro and 3StepIT in Malaysia.

“In the digital age businesses are actively searching for ways to be better equipped to keep up with constant technological change. Surface as a Service provides our enterprise customers with greater flexibility and freedom of choice in their deployment and purchasing decisions, as many seek to move IT costs from CAPEX to OPEX. The program will also enable faster device refresh, while providing flexibility of solutions that will evolve continuously with the best of Windows and Office,” said Serene Ho, Windows Devices Business Group Lead.

With this service, customers that are interested in purchasing Surface for their organizations can benefit from a flexible and efficient scheme which not only centralizes billing and servicing, but also opens the opportunity for customers to work with Ingram Micro and 3StepIT to customize industry and organization-specific solutions for the enterprise.

Organizations that sign on with ‘Surface as a Service’ will benefit from technological advancements through periodic leased equipment refresh, as well as end of lease term flexibility, where they can choose to return the device, keep the device, or extend the agreement.

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Surface as a Service will help organizations to streamline the replacement and exchange pipeline, as well as configuration and deployment service requirements. This means that customers will only need to work with one partner for end-to-end Surface support and deployment. The service also ensures that the devices will automatically receive the latest Windows and Office 365 updates, enabling businesses to be up-to-date with new features, including the latest security updates.

“We have received positive feedback from our customers who are seeking a delicate balance between keeping up with technology advancements versus costs,” Jocelyn Tan, Division Manager, Ingram Micro. “Surface as a Service is a great model for us to reach out to customers who prefer flexibility when it comes to hardware investments. With Microsoft, we are now able to deliver tailored solutions and services for a wider range of customers seeking for mobile yet powerful productivity without heavy financial outlay from the start.”

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The ASUS ROG Gladius II Gaming Mouse Announced

Taipei, Taiwan. 17th March 2017ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Gladius II, the successor to the popular ROG Gladius optical gaming mouse. Gladius II features an ergonomic right-handed design that is optimized for first-person shooter (FPS) games.

It has an exclusive push-fit switch socket design for varied click resistance, and durable switches rated to at least 50 million clicks. In addition, it features a dedicated DPI target button for more accurate sniping, an advanced 12000 DPI optical sensor and ASUS Aura RGB lighting technology with Aura Sync support.


The ROG Gladius II – Designed for first-person shooters

The ROG Gladius II was designed with input from professional gamers to ensure the right look and feel. The result is a comfortable gaming mouse that’s optimized for FPS shooters and designed for right-handed gamers and all grip types. It features the ASUS-exclusive push-fit switch socket design that allows gamers to vary click resistance, and extend the lifespan of the mouse by replacing worn switches.

The ROG Gladius II uses durable Omron mouse switches that are rated to at least 50 million clicks, and is bundled with an additional pair of high-quality Japanese-made Omron switches should gamers want a different click feel.

The ROG Gladius II has a DPI switch that allows for instant switching between two sensitivity levels. It also features a DPI target button: Holding the button down lowers the DPI for more accurate sniping or raises it for faster scrolling across the screen; default DPI settings return as soon as the button is released. Gladius II uses a high-end 12000 DPI optical sensor to ensure the speed, resolution and accuracy needed for an optimal FPS gaming experience.

Flexible customization

ASUS Aura RGB lighting lets users choose from a palette of over 16 million colors and several preset lighting effects to reflect their own style and personality. They can synchronize the RGB lighting on ROG Gladius II with other Aura Sync-enabled products to complete the look of their gaming setup.

Aura Sync lets users achieve perfect synchronized lighting harmony by pairing their Gladius II with ASUS motherboards and other compatible components; while quick and easy lighting synchronization between ROG Gladius II and ROG Claymore can be achieved with a press of the latter’s ROG Sync hotkey.

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ROG Armoury software lets gamers adjust settings to suit their style. Gamers can customize Aura RGB lighting effects, adjust performance and surface calibration settings, program and map buttons, and create profiles via an intuitive interface.

Built for home or LAN parties

The ROG Gladius II has a 2-meter braided cable for desktop use and a 1-meter rubber cable to take to LAN parties. A detachable cable design provides easy cable management and lets users pack Gladius II easily without having to worry about bending and damaging the cable. A special locking mechanism secures the cable in place, and a quick-release switch at the bottom of Gladius II releases the micro-USB cable with one swift movement.

Gladius II is bundled with an easy-to-carry ROG pouch for convenient protection and portability on the go.


The ROG Gladius II Availability & Pricing

To be announced.


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The NVIDIA 4K HDR Trailer of Mass Effect: Andromeda

NVIDIA has released a stunning 4K HDR trailer that discusses the relationship between the technology and Mass Effect: Andromeda.


The NVIDIA 4K HDR Trailer of Mass Effect: Andromeda

The video features exclusive interviews with the developers and has Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay footage in 4K with HDR enabled throughout. The video was shot in 4K with HDR for viewers with a HDR enabled display.

Along with HDR, Mass Effect: Andromeda features NVIDIA Ansel technologies. The video points out that Ansel is not just an end user tool, it was used in the development process for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The development team also expresses their excitement about end users sharing their art with the world using Ansel.

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NVIDIA Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game photography. Ansel is also supported in and ARK: Survival Evolved, Conan Exiles, Dishonored 2, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Obduction, War Thunder, Watch Dogs 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Witness and was recently added to Unity Engine and Unreal Engine as a plug-in.

NVIDIA and BioWare are working together to make the PC version of Mass Effect: Andromeda special. We are also working with BioWare on many aspects of Mass Effect: Andromeda such as advanced technology, stability, performance, as well as things like G-Sync and GeForce Experience.


Recommended PC GPU Specs

Electronic Arts & BioWare revealed their PC recommend specs for Mass Effect: Andromeda which is a GeForce GTX 1060. If you want to crank up the settings or resolution, the GeForce GTX 1070, 1080, or 1080 Ti are also great options.


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The Samsung QLED TVs Launched Globally In Paris

Paris, France. 14 March 2017Samsung Electronics today unveiled new details surrounding its premium line-up of QLED TVs and The Frame at a global TV launch event in Paris, further demonstrating Samsung’s leadership in defining the future of home entertainment with advanced cutting-edge technology.

“At Samsung, we strive to provide our customers with the most advanced technology to deliver unrivaled viewing experiences and cutting-edge designs that complement their everyday lives. With state-of-the-art picture quality, design, and smart features, our 2017 lineup is truly ushering in a new era for television,” said HS Kim, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

We had earlier explained the Samsung QLED technology to you, and showed you the complete 2017 Samsung QLED TV range. Be sure to check those articles out.


The Samsung QLED TVs Launched Globally In Paris

Samsung selected Paris, “the City of Lights,” to unveil the “TV of Light,” a name given to the QLED TV for its delivery of optimal brightness levels and stunning visual experience. The venue choice for the event at the Louvre Museum – known for its rich history in art and culture – also highlighted Samsung’s focus on the Lifestyle TV concept, represented by two works of arts, the Samsung QLED TV and The Frame.

The latest QLED TVs were designed with the consumer in mind and focus on addressing three key consumer pain points through the solutions known as Q Picture, Q Smart and Q Style. Samsung once again worked with Yves Behar, a renowned Swiss designer, to create the innovative TV, The Frame and offer consumers an elegant masterpiece that seamlessly blends into the interior of any home.


Q Picture: Perfect combination of light and color

The newly-announced QLED TV takes quantum dot technology to the next level with advancements in light efficiency, stability and a wider color spectrum. With new metal quantum dots, the QLED TV addresses all the major aspects of picture quality, including viewing angle, color volume, brightness and bold contrast.

The QLED TVs can express accurate color and achieves a 100 percent color volume – the highest on the market today, earning accreditation by Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE), one of Europe’s largest technical-scientific associations.

In addition, the QLED TVs‘ rich, deep black levels and bold contrast provide a consistent viewing experience regardless of a room’s lighting. The QLED TVs’ advanced HDR 2000 functionality allows users to see every hidden detail as it was meant to be seen, with no loss or distortion of color.

Be sure to check out our article – The Samsung QLED TV Technology Explained!


Q Smart: Elevating the home entertainment experience

Samsung’s Smart Hub has been expanded to offer an even more intuitive and unified experience, directly via the QLED TV. The enhanced Samsung One Remote now supports more devices and offers voice control capabilities across more Smart TV features. Paired with the latest Smart View App – available on Android or iOS mobile devices – users will enjoy their personalized Smart Hub.

Additionally, the TV Plus service offers the easiest and fastest way to find, purchase and watch the latest 4K films and entertainment. The new Music service also allows for easy searching and identification of songs heard in the background of TV shows and films.


Q Style: Designed to fit every lifestyle

This year, Samsung introduced new design elements that can fit into any home – regardless of the interior aesthetics or setup. The all-new Invisible Connection cable helps manage unsightly cords and clutter with a refined, single cord system. Consumers can now design their space with a single optical cable that brings all devices together, reclaiming the living room space once occupied by set-top boxes and external devices.

Samsung has also introduced the No Gap Wall-mount which brings the TV flush against the wall, closer than ever before, with a 15-minute installation process. For those who do not wish to mount their TV onto the wall, there is also a range of stylish Samsung TV stands. Designed like an easel, the Studio Stand is an ideal accompaniment for any artist-inspired living space, and with the Gravity Stand, the TV can be rotated easily and allows for optimal viewing at any angle.


The Frame: A new way to look at TV

Continuing its focus on premium design, Samsung announced more details surrounding its newest innovation – The Frame. Teased at CES 2017, The Frame was curated with an artful approach meant to elevate any room or viewing environment.

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Based on the new innovative technology, The Frame looks like a picture frame hanging on a wall when ‘Art Mode’ is on. Instead of fading to black like a conventional TV, the Lifestyle TV’s display transforms into a work of art, letting the users select custom-designed digital art pieces from The Frame. With more than 100 art pieces in 10 different categories – including landscape, architecture, wildlife, action, drawing and more – to choose from, it is sure to please every design preference. Paired with the numerous options for art layouts and colors, as well as customizable accessory options including interchangeable bezels and an optional Studio Stand, it truly complements the user’s living space.

Furthermore, The Frame is outfitted with Samsung’s new Invisible Connection and No Gap Wall-mount, allowing users to hang it anywhere because it can blend seamlessly into any living space without unsightly cables or wires.


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