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Qishin Tariq

lifestyletech@thestar.com.my

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25 Jun 2019 | 7:30 PM

Users can now order in store with WeChat Pay's new Smart Order feature

Customers can avoid lines and shouting for a waiter's attention with WeChat Pay's Smart Order service that offers digital menus for in store orders.

Chong (right) and Siew during the launch of WeChat Pay's Smart Order feature. — MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star
25 Jun 2019 | 7:00 PM

The Panasonic Lumix G95 is tough and feature-packed

The Lumix G95 has been redesigned for one-handed operation, with three new buttons located at the top for adjusting exposure, ISO and white balance, and has a more substantial grip.

The Lumix G95 can output images in real-time to an external monitor while recording a video. — Panasonic
24 Jun 2019 | 6:23 PM

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite now available in Malaysia, may guzzle data

Augmented reality (AR) wizarding game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now available in Malaysia but be warned that it consumes a lot of data.

Users are recommended to preload game resources while on a WiFi connection. — AFP
24 Jun 2019 | 5:47 PM

Sega Genesis to return as a Mini console on Sept 19, priced at RM359

Sega's classic console, the Genesis, is getting a regenesis as a miniaturised model, and Malaysians can get it at the same time as the rest of the world – Sept 19.

The console will come bundled with HDMI and power cables, so players can get gaming immediately. — Sega
24 Jun 2019 | 6:00 AM

Sony introduces a lamp that also plays music

Moving away from Bluetooth speakers that increasingly look like 80's boomboxes, Sony's latest LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker is a lamp that plays music by vibrating the glass.

Add a touch of class, or glass, to your home with Sony's unusual LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker. — Sony
21 Jun 2019 | 8:16 PM

Digi rolls out eSIM support

Digi is now offering eSIM support for all eligible subscribers, though customers will still have to walk in to a participating Digi store to sign up for it.

Get an eSIM and stop worrying about having a paper clip on hand to switch out your SIM card. — Digi
21 Jun 2019 | 4:21 PM

Will it grate? The Mac Pro edition

Asking the real questions, this YouTuber tests if the new Mac Pro's grill design can work as a cheese grater, potentially making it the most expensive kitchen appliance an Apple fan would need.

To be fair, it really does look like a cheese grater. But perhaps leave the kitchen work to other brands. — AFP
21 Jun 2019 | 10:00 AM

Quote Marvel movies accurately with this oddly specific service

A Marvel fan and Reddit user developed an index which can search for quotes from all over the Marvel movie universe, ensuring you never misquote them again.

You're that spider guy on YouTube, right? (I Spider-Man 17:10) — Columbia Pictures-Sony/AP
21 Jun 2019 | 9:00 AM

Monopoly introduces a voice assistant to help manage games

Like something out of Harry Potter, Monopoly has introduced a talking top hat, as a voice assistant that takes on the role of banker and property manager.

Monopoly has introduced a talking top hat  voice assistant featuring the voice of Mr Monopoly that takes on the role of banker in its latest Monopoly Voice Banking edition. — Amazon
21 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Popular email servers easy target for hackers

PETALING JAYA: Some 5,500 email servers in Malaysia are at risk of being hacked due to a vulnerability among servers without up-to-date software, according to a Malaysian cybersecurity company.