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HTC Wildfire S now available in Malaysia through Maxis for RM1,099

June 3rd, 2011

HTC Wildfire S now available in Malaysia through Maxis for only RM 1,099

It seemed that Maxis has started selling the new HTC Wildfire S smartphone starting on the 31st of May, at a very affordable price of RM 1,099. This makes the Wildfire S the cheapest Gingerbread smartphone on our shores.

The screen size of the Wildfire S is identical with the original Wildfire at 3.2-inches but the screen resolution has been improved to a better 320×480 pixels, double the outgoing model. Of course, let’s not expect fancy Super LCD or Super AMOLED screen technology as this is a budget entry Android smartphone. However, good news is that the screen is strengthened with Gorilla Glass.

Powering the Wildfire S is a 600MHz Qualcomm processor with 512MB of RAM and 512 of internal storage. The device has a MicroSD expansion that can support up to 32GB of storage. Imaging comes in the form of a 5MP rear camera with LED flash but regrettably there’s no HD video recording support.

Other than that, you get the whole gamut of features that are standard in any contemporary smartphone including Bluetooth 3.0, 7.2Mbps HSDPA (HSUPA at 384Kbps) and GPS. At 1230mAh, the Wildfire’s battery capacity is smaller than what we would like, but that will have to do for now.

The HTC Wildfire S will be available in ‘Bloom Pink’, ‘Silver White’ and ‘Dark Gray’ at all HTC authorized resellers or from Maxis.



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OCZ Z-Drive R4 88, brings eight SF-2281 controllers into RAID-0 madness

June 3rd, 2011

OCZ Z-Drive R4 88, brings eight SF-2281 controllers into RAID-0 madness

What you see above, that’s a result of some mad scientist and his craze towards I/O speed of a hard disk. Yeah, when people tell you that the HDD is the one usually causing bottleneck, you should show them this.

OCZ has just unveiled the Z-Drive R4 88 over at Computex 2011 at Taipei, Taiwan. Yes, it’s yet another SSD on PCI-Express, but this is the OCZ RevoDrive on steroid. They took eight SandForce SF-2281 SSD controllers, and place them all in a RAID-0 configuration on a PCI-Express x8 card with dozens of unknown NAND controllers, and you get the Z-Drive R4 88.

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A new Asus ROG Gene motherboard coming soon

June 3rd, 2011

A new Asus ROG Gene motherboard coming soon

Asus’s ROG blog has teased a new motherboard coming soon. The board is said to be under the ‘Gene’ tagline, meaning to say that this board will be a micro-ATX board. As usual from Asus’s ROG lineup, you get all the bells and whistles to fully overclock your processors and stuff. There’s even SupremeFX X-F12 onboard, so you won’t have to worry about getting additional soundcard. However, what’s unique here is the inclusion of a HDMI port, which means that there’s onboard graphics in this board. Is this new Gene board using the latest Intel Z68 chipset? There’s also a glimpse of the blue USB 3.0 port that wasn’t shown in the picture.

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This is not a photo, but a picture painted using color pencils and tissues

June 3rd, 2011

This is not a photo, but a picture painted using color pencils and tissues

Specially drawn as a gift for a friend that’s a fan of Jack Sparrow, the artist spent 50 hours drawing this portrait of Jack Sparrow. Now that’s some leet skills!

SOURCE via DeviantArt

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Employee of the month!

June 3rd, 2011




Dude does ninja moves as if he’s making canai at mamak!

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Would you sell your kidney for an iPad 2? Because someone just did!

June 3rd, 2011

Would you sell your kidney for an iPad 2? Because someone just did!Eric Cartman’s mum couldn’t afford to buy him an iPad 2 (thought she can afford him a Toshiba HandyBook), so he had to carry a mockup iPad 2 and showoff around school.

However, a 17-year-old teen in China doesn’t want to carry around a mockup iPad 2, or a Toshiba HandyBook, and due to peer pressure, he sold one of his two kidneys for a real iPad 2 (and probably another laptop, or iPhone 4).

The kid from Anhui province in eastern China headed north for his adventure to seek RMB 22,000 (about $3,000) in exchange for one of his kidney, a deal offered by an online advertisement, all these without the consent of his parents.

“I wanted to buy an iPad 2, but I didn’t have the money,” the boy told Shenzhen TV in the southern province of Guangdong, “When I surfed the internet, I found an advert posted online by an agent saying they were able to pay RMB20,000 to buy a kidney.”

After striking a deal with the company, the boy secretly headed north to the city of Chenzhou in Hunan Province. There the kidney was removed at a local hospital on April 28 which required an additional 3-day stay due to complications stemming from the surgery. He then returned home with one less body part but a shiny new iPad 2 (or iPhone 4) and a laptop.

Naturally his mother grew suspicious when she saw the new toys. “I wanted to know how he had got so much money and he finally confessed that he had sold one of his kidneys,” she told the TV station while revealing the boy’s new scar (seen below). Read more…

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Sony NGP “Vita” looks awesome thus far

June 3rd, 2011

Sony NGP “Vita” looks awesome thus far

It seemed like we won’t be playing lots of “last-gen games” on the Sony NGP, if all these demoes are accurate. Sony’s NGP, the successor to the PSP, has quad-core ARM processor with unknown graphic engine on it, besides all those touchscreens and motion sensors and gyro and whatnot. And well we have good news, as the game developers are all eager to unleash and crunch the potential of that quad-core handheld.

The new ‘Uncharted’ for NGP that’s using a brand new graphic engine that looks awesome, besides ‘Wipeout’ HD that also looks fantastic on the NGP. Developers are also keen on fully utilizing the new dual-analog and those touchscreen on the front and the back.

The video shows early developer unit being tested by game developers, and they look awesome, and that’s because Sony is focusing on software over hardware, as the hardware is literally quite powerful as it is already. “They’re the right size, but they don’t possess that final PlayStation-quality fit and finish,” says the official blog, “What you’ll eventually be able to pick up in a store will look a heck of a lot better.”

Oh, and also, Sony’s going to follow the Tegra 2 gaming platform style, which means that you can play the exact same game for multiplayer with other Sony products, like the PS3. Check out all three videos below to better understand why the new Sony NGP is quite literally the epidemic of handheld gaming. Read more…

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