Rapid KL Introduces MyCity Passes For Short-Term Unlimited Access To LRT, MRT, Monorail and BRT

Rapid KL has announced the introduction of MyCity passes which are designed for those that don’t frequently use Rapid KL public transportation network such as tourists or users that came from outside of Klang Valley. Available in the form of 1-day and 3-day passes, you can think of them as short-term unlimited passes as opposed to the month-long My100 or My50 unlimited passes.
Priced at RM 25 and RM 45 respectively, they are inclusive of a new Touch ‘n Go (TnG) card and a preloaded credit of RM 5. If you already have a TnG card, you can purchase the MyCity passes at a slightly lower price of RM 15 for 1-day access and RM 45 for a 3-day access. That being said, your TnG card must have a minimum balance of RM 5 in order to utilize these passes.

While MyCity passes provide users with unlimited access to MRT, LRT, Monorail, and BRT Sunway Line according to the duration of respective passes, the same unlimited access is not applicable for Rapid KL buses and MRT feeder buses though. Hence, users need to pay the fare on these buses using the available balance within the TnG card.
To know more about these new MyCity passes, head on to Rapid KL’s official website right here.
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Here’s What the Night King’s Symbol in Game of Thrones Means

We first saw the symbol of the White Walkers/Night King in the prologue of Game of Thrones, Season 1 Episode 1. The spiral-esque symbol was made of human limbs and left by the White Walkers as a warning of sorts (it was still unclear back then). We saw the symbol again last week in the premiere episode of the final season, causing fans of the show to theorise and speculate. What could the symbol mean?

Some say it’s a remixed version of the symbol of House Targaryen, which could mean that the Night King has a bone to pick specifically with the Mother of Dragons (and Jon Snow). However, many (myself included) have always seen the Night King and his Walkers as a force of nature — a metaphor for climate change — uninterested in specific houses and politics. Well, it looks like we finally have some clarification from one of the screenwriters of Game of Thrones.
In an interview with New York Post, Dave Hill who wrote 15 episodes of Game of Thrones, including the season 8 premiere had this to say:
“As we saw with Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven, the spiral pattern was sacred to the Children of the Forest, who created the Night King by sacrificing a captured man in a spiral ‘henge of stones’. The Night King then adopted the symbol as a sort of blasphemy, like Satan with the upside-down cross.”
Spiral henge of stones
Hill’s quote seemingly rules out the theory about the sigil of House Targaryen. While it doesn’t confirm the White Walkers as a metaphor for climate change and global warming, it does lean slightly in the direction of nature’s vengeance.
A quick recap: Thousands of years ago, the Children of the Forest created the Night King and the White Walkers as a way to fight men who were destroying mother nature. But this still doesn’t explain why the Night King eventually turned on the Children and why he’s been dormant for so many years. Hopefully, we’ll get some answers within the next couple of episodes.
(Source: New York Post)
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Realme 3 Pro Goes Official: Features Snapdragon 710, 25MP Selfie Camera, And More

As promised by the company during the launch of Realme 3, the Pro variant of the phone has finally been revealed. Once again, India has become the first market to receive the latest addition to the Realme lineup.
The Realme 3 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a dewdrop notch and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. On the inside, it contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, and a 4045mAh battery that supports VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast-charging tech.

As for the cameras, the main setup consists of a 13MP + 5MP combo. This main camera setup also comes with a feature that’s, so far, exclusive to more expensive phones – 960fps Super Slow Motion video capture. Another feature that the Realme 3 Pro boasts is the 64MP Ultra HD Mode, which is essentially a super-resolution shooting mode.
On the front of the phone, sitting in the dewdrop notch is a 25MP camera. It comes with the usual AI enhancements for selfies, and also supports facial recognition. For those who prefer to use fingerprints to unlock their phone instead, the physical fingerprint sensor of Realme 3 Pro sits at the back of the phone.

As shown above, the Realme 3 Pro comes with two RAM and storage configurations. The variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at INR13999 (~RM830) while the higher-end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage goes for INR16999 (~RM1008).
It is not known at the moment whether Realme will release this new model into Malaysia or otherwise but rest assured, we’ll keep posted once we heard more news about it from the company.
(Source: Realme India / YouTube)
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Next Generation Xbox Rumoured To Be More Powerful That PlayStation 5

Last week, Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, put a tweet via her official account, giving gamers an idea of the hardware that Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5 (PS5) will reportedly be rocking. On that note, new rumours are suggesting that Microsoft’s next generation Xbox console is in the pipeline, and that it’ll be more powerful than its competitor.
Rumours about the next generation console first popped up via a tweet made by journalist Ainsley Bowden, who said that “multiple insiders” stated that Microsoft’s next Xbox would be “more advanced” than the PS5. There is the question of just how reputable Bowden’s source are, but he has however pointed out that they do have a decent track record when it comes to leaks such as this.
Beyond that tweet, Bowden’s sources don’t provide any details on the console’s hardware specification. However, given that both the current generation PS4 and Xbox consoles virtually share the same hardware provided by AMD, it wouldn’t surprise us if AMD was to supply the components necessary to the next generation Xbox console.

The PS5 hardware details (so far) were exactly what we were hoping for; even beyond what many were expecting.
Multiple insiders have now confirmed it’s true Xbox “Anaconda” will be more advanced as rumored.
All this means is next year is going to be AMAZING for fans of both. pic.twitter.com/ro9QeO8DtV
— Ainsley Bowden (@Porshapwr) April 17, 2019

More to the point, that would mean that the next generation Xbox console could be packing the same hardware as the PS5. Including an AMD Ryzen CPU, a Radeon GPU based on AMD’s Nave architecture, plus the support of ray-tracing and 8K resolutions.
Of course, all there is merely hearsay until Microsoft actually makes an official announcement, so until then, we advise you to take this news with a large pinch of salt.
(Source: MSPowerUser via Hot Hardware)
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Maxis Fibre 300Mbps, 500Mbps, and 800Mbps Plans Are Now Official; Alongside Mesh Wi-Fi

After they were leaked out a few days ago, the three new Maxis Fibre plans are now official. They were confirmed by the telco after the company updated its website earlier today.
Here is how the current line up of Maxis Fibre offerings looks like with the addition of the three new plans:

In general, it is identical to the table that was leaked last weekend. With one exception though: we now know that the mesh Wi-Fi extender that Maxis is offering to the 30Mbps, 100Mbps, and 300Mbps is priced at RM 300 per unit.
Made by a company called AirTies, the Air 4830 wireless mesh extender can also be purchased by non-Maxis customers at the same price. On another hand, Maxis Fibre 500Mbps and 800Mbps customers will receive two units for free.

For further information regarding the three new Maxis Fibre plans as well as the AirTies wireless mesh extender, check out Maxis’ official website.
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Mortal Kombat 11 Released Prematurely; Spoilers Start Surfacing Online

For those who are following the Mortal Kombat series, you’ll know that the 11th entry of the series is due to be released tomorrow, 23 April 2019. But it looks like some people are getting the game early. Eurogamer reports that UK customers are getting Mortal Kombat 11 from online retailers earlier than they should.
As a result, gameplay videos are popping up on YouTube, containing spoilers to key story moments, and unannounced characters. Some go as far as putting them on the video titles and thumbnails. In response, Warner Bros Interactive has been handing out copyright strikes like candy.

On a related note, dataminers have also begun work on the game, doing what they do best. Part of their mining reveals what looks like a list of DLC characters, even if the dataminers did not confirm if they will indeed be playable.
As mentioned earlier, Mortal Kombat 11 is scheduled to be released officially tomorrow, 23 April 2019. You might want to stay away from YouTube for a while if you want to have a completely spoiler-free experience.
(Source: Eurogamer)
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ViewQwest Malaysia Revamps Its Residential Fibre Plans; Now Include Mesh Wi-Fi System

It has come to our attention that ViewQwest Malaysia has made some changes to its residential fibre plans. In fact, the company has pretty much revamped its entire offerings for residential customers.
Prior to this, ViewQwest residential plans come in the form of 100Mbps, 300Mbps, and 500Mbps. Last year, the ISP which hailed from Singapore has also offered a 1Gbps plan.
Now, the company has restructured its residential offerings into just two plans as shown below:

Not only that, the pricing for its 1Gbps plan has also been increased from RM 148 to RM 198. When we reached out to ViewQwest Malaysia, we were told that the price increase was due to the addition of Netgear Orbi RBK20 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System as a standard part of the plan.
Previously, the Orbi RBK20 was offered as an optional add-on for RM 39 per month on a rental basis. For the latest iteration of the plan, customers actually able to keep the mesh Wi-Fi system which is worth RM 1299 once their contract is over.

Unfortunately, when it comes to coverage, nothing much has changed though. Aside from the five locations that we have mentioned last October, the only additional place that customers can request for ViewQwest fibre plan is Twin Galaxy, Johor Bahru.
To know more, check out ViewQwest Malaysia’s official website right here.
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Knights of Ren Will Be Back in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Knights of Ren was one of the most intriguing aspects brought up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In one scene, Supreme Leader Snoke addresses Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) as the leader of the Knights of Ren; in another — this time a vision — we see Kylo Ren stabbing someone with his lightsaber, as the Knights of Ren stand tall behind him. Many of us hoped that we would learn more about this mysterious gang of thugs in The Last Jedi, but the Rian Johnson film ignored that plot point.

However, it looks like the Knights of Ren will be making an emphatic return in J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker. Making Star Wars (MSW) dropped some alluring details about Kylo’s masked gang, which includes a possible confrontation with a classic Star Wars character, Lando Calrissian.
According to MSW, Billy Dee Williams (who plays Lando) and the Knights of Ren were shooting at Pinewood for the set recreating their location in Jordan. However, it is still unclear if they’re sharing any scenes.
Coming out of The Force Awakens, many theorised that the Knights of Ren are all former students of Luke Skywalker who Kylo took under his wing when he destroyed the Jedi temple. But it looks like that may not necessarily be the case.

MSW reports that Kylo Ren appears to be the only one with a lightsaber. The other knights either wield blasters, daggers, axes or bow staffs. None of these weapons indicates that the knights of Ren are similar to the Sith in the original and prequel trilogies. Nevertheless, I’m still extremely eager to learn more about this group of gangsters.
(Source: Making Star Wars)
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Sri Lanka Imposes Temporary Ban On Social Media Following Easter Bomb Attacks

Sri Lanka was hit by multiple coordinated bombings yesterday which happens to be Easter Sunday, a major celebration for the Christian community. With over 200 people were killed and 450 more injured by the bombings, the country has temporarily shut down a number of social media platforms to stop misinformation about the bombing from spreading.
The affected social media platforms mostly belong under the Facebook umbrella, which includes Instagram and WhatsApp. Another platform that’s been blocked is Viber, while Twitter appears to be unaffected by the ban.

Alongside the social media ban, a curfew was also put into place. The Sri Lankan government set a nationwide curfew from 6:00 PM yesterday to 6:00 AM today although it is unclear if the curfew will be stretched to multiple days.
This isn’t the first time Sri Lanka has blocked access to social media. Last year in March, the country has done the same in response to religious riots.
(Source: The New York Times / The Washington Post via CNET / Reuters – [1], [2].)
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Samsung Galaxy M10 Now Officially In Malaysia for RM 449

A month after the Galaxy M series made its debut in Malaysia through Galaxy M20, Samsung recently has brought over another model from the family into the market. Just like its higher-end sibling, the Galaxy M10 is only available through online purchase.
Equipped with a 6.22-inch HD+ display, the Galaxy M10 is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 processor. The Malaysian variant comes standard with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage alongside the support for MicroSD card with storage of up to 512GB.

On its back, the Galaxy M10 is equipped with a dual camera system which consisted of a 13MP f/1.9 main camera together with another 5.0MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera. The phone also features a 5MP f/2.0 selfie camera which is housed within its tear-drop notch on its Infinity-V Display.
Completing its general specifications is a 3400mAh battery. The new Galaxy M10 is now readily available through Samsung Malaysia’s official website for RM 449.
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