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19 Apr 2019 | 6:36 PM

Samsung to bring their budget Galaxy M10 to Malaysia

Samsung has announced that their entry-level Galaxy M10 smartphone will be made available in Malaysia on April 22 as an online exclusive.

The Samsung Galaxy M10 will be available on April 22 in Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue. — Samsung
19 Apr 2019 | 1:50 PM

BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down in May

BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS is shutting down due to an inability to compete against rivals and will be replaced by its subscription-based enterprise version that has message encryption.

BlackBerry Messenger will be replaced by the enterprise version of the app that has end-to-end message encryption. — Creative Media Works
17 Apr 2019 | 8:00 PM

Linksys Velop promises more reliable WiFi and lower latency with mesh system

Linksys is now offering a solution for those having Internet coverage issues with their Velop Mesh WiFi system.

The Velop Mesh WiFi system is available in both dual band and tri band and can be set up with an app. — Linksys
17 Apr 2019 | 3:50 PM

The triple-camera Honor 20 Lite launches in Malaysia

Honor Malaysia launches the new Honor 20 Lite featuring a triple camera setup with an ultrawide lens and a 6.21in Dewdrop display.

The Honor 20 Lite is priced at RM949 and will be available in Phantom Blue and Phantom Red. — CHRISTOPHER FAM/The Star
16 Apr 2019 | 5:44 PM

CSM: Identity theft increasing in Malaysia mainly due to numerous data breaches

RAM Credit Information signs Memorandum of Understanding with CyberSecurity Malaysia to combat identity theft.

Amirudin (left) and Lai at the MoU signing ceremony between CSM and RAMCI. — RAMCI
15 Apr 2019 | 6:29 PM

AI Dota 2 team defeats team OG, The International 2018 champions

The artificial intelligence team called OpenAI Five has defeated the champions of The International 2018, team OG, in a best of three Dota 2 show match.

After defeating team OG, OpenAI is now inviting Dota 2 players to try playing with and against the OpenAI Five team. — OpenAI
15 Apr 2019 | 3:48 PM

Spotify Lite is now available in Malaysia

Spotify Lite has finally been made available in Malaysia, offering a lighter version of the Spotify app that consumes less data and uses less storage on devices.

Spotify Lite comes with most of the usual features from the regular app like playlist creation, adding favorites, and music discovery. — Reuters
15 Apr 2019 | 2:16 PM

The latest Windows update is causing PCs to hang on startup

A new update meant to provide protection against the security vulnerabilities Spectre and Meltdown is causing Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 systems to hang on startup if it has antivirus software installed on it.

The latest Windows update is causing issues on systems that have antivirus software installed on it. — dpa
13 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Monster Hunter World’ crossover event with ‘The Witcher 3’ finally comes to PCs

After almost half a year of waiting, Monster Hunter World players on PC are finally getting the crossover event with The Witcher 3 on May 9.

12 Apr 2019 | 6:20 PM

Former Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata developing videogame for 2020 Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee has partnered with ex-Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata and his studio JP Games to develop The Pegasus Dream Tour, a Paralympics-themed RPG set in a fantasy metropolis called Pegasus City.

The Pegasus Dream Tour is the first ever game to be about Paralympic sports. — IPC