unifi 100Mbps Monthly Price Will Now Be Increased To RM 159 After 24 Months

It has come to our attention that TM has added a new clause to its unifi 100Mbps plan which would revert the RM 129 monthly charge (not inclusive of SST charges) to a much higher fee after 24-months. The two years period is the standard contract period for unifi plan.
In the FAQ dated 15 November 2018, it was stated the plan’s monthly fee will be switched to RM 159 after the period is over. Interestingly, the same clause was not applied to the unifi 30Mbps plan as per what shown below:

If the new clause sounds quite familiar, that’s because it is something that TM has implemented before. Last year, TM offers a price cut under its Bonanza Campaign although the pricing would revert back to its original price after 24-months.
We have also noticed that TM has switched the name of the 100Mbps plan from unifi Pro to unifi Lite although this change might not be as significant as per the price reversal. For references, we have included below the 15 November’s FAQ as well as another FAQ document from 25 September which was not long after TM first roll out the new unifi 100Mbps plan.
(Source: TM – 15 Nov FAQ / 25 Sept FAQ)

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unifi 100Mbps Monthly Price Will Now Be Switched To RM 159 After 24 Months

It has come to our attention that TM has added a new clause to its unifi 100Mbps plan which would revert the RM 129 monthly charge (not inclusive of SST charges) to a much higher fee after 24-months. The two years period is the standard contract period for unifi plan.
In the FAQ dated 15 November 2018, it was stated the plan’s monthly fee will be switched to RM 159 after the period is over. Interestingly, the same clause was not applied to the unifi 30Mbps plan as per what shown below:

If the new clause sounds quite familiar, that’s because it is something that TM has implemented before. Last year, TM offers a price cut under its Bonanza Campaign although the pricing would revert back to its original price after 24-months.
We have also noticed that TM has switched the name of the 100Mbps plan from unifi Pro to unifi Lite although this change might not be as significant as per the price reversal. For references, we have included below the 15 November’s FAQ as well as another FAQ document from 25 September which was not long after TM first roll out the new unifi 100Mbps plan.
(Source: TM – 15 Nov FAQ / 25 Sept FAQ)

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Razer Blackwidow Lite Is A “Working” Keyboard; Priced At RM429

Razer is usually a company that you’d associate with gaming, and not work. The company has announced the latest entry into its Blackwidow line of keyboards, which it says is supposed to be for the latter. And it’s called the Blackwidow Lite.
Despite the way Razer sells it, the Blackwidow Lite is very much still a gaming-grade mechanical keyboard. It comes with Razer Orange switches which act as a hybrid between silent and tactile keys, much like Cherry MX Brown. To add on to the office-appropriate quietness are o-rings to further dampen the sound of the keys.
It’s also the most compact keyboard the company has ever made, or so the Razer claims. This is because it’s also a tenkeyless keyboard, and this may affect its worthiness as an office keyboard, depending on what you do in the office.

While most other Blackwidows are now decked out with RGB backlighting, the Blackwidow Lite only has a single colour: white. Despite the limitation, it’s still compatible with Razer’s Synapse software for specific lighting patterns and macro recording.
The Razer Blackwidow Lite is already available at the Razer Store, and it’s priced at RM429.
(Source: Razer [1], [2])
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TM’s Interim Group CEO Steps Down; Replaced By The Former Chief of unifi

Telekom Malaysia (TM) earlier today has announced that the company’s Acting Group CEO, Bazlan Osman has resigned from his position with immediate effect. According to the filing to Bursa Malaysia, the TM’s veteran, which has been with the company since 2002, left the company in order to “pursue other interests”.
It was a rather interesting decision, to say the least since Bazlan was only at the helm for barely five months. Prior to his appointment after the previous Group CEO, Shazalli Ramly left the company in early June, he spent the majority of his time at TM as its Chief Financial Officer.

His position has now been taken over by Imri Mokhtar (shown above) who is also another veteran at the company and its current Chief Operating Officer. While we are not sure when Imri was made as the company’s COO since it was never publicly announced by TM (as far as we can recall) but nevertheless, he was previously the Executive Vice President of the unifi division which covers the company’s consumer and SME business.
Given the fact that TM has changed its main leader for the third time for the past one year, it is hard not to wonder what is going on at the nation’s biggest telecommunication company.
Rest assured, we are definitely eager to see what Imri will bring to the table especially given the challenging situation that TM is facing right now including the negative sentiments that many Streamyx customers have towards the company regarding its pricing that is being deemed as steep for a DSL service in 2018.
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Dolby Announces New Vision Wireless Headphones; Retails For US$599

Considering Dolby’s long-time involvement in the audio and entertainment industry, it’s not surprising that the company launched Dolby Vision. The brand’s first pair of wireless, over-ear headphones, designed and customised for day-to-day usage at home, or on the go.
Dolby’s angle for marketing the Vision describes the wireless headphones set as “the first wireless headphones perfected for home entertainment”. On paper, the headphone’s also seems to be packing a lot of heat. For starters, it comes with support for Dolby’s LifeMix. A feature that enables active noise cancellation (ANC), as well as a “Transparency” mode that allows to tweak the volume of the noise level in your immediate surrounding without ever having to remove the headset.
Of the charger, Dolby says that Vision goes a full 10 hours continuously when used with LifeMix and Virtualisation, or 15 hours in Low Power Mode. Fully charging the headphones will a full two hours, while a quick charge between 15 and 20 minutes will give you users approximately two hours of use.

Specs-wise, the headphones weigh in at approximately 330g, and is powered by an unnamed quad-core Qualcomm ARM chipset. Each speaker uses a 40mm custom-designed acoustic driver, with a frequency range of 20Hz to 20KHz. Along with a custom Dolby EQ too.
The headset also 5 built-in omni-directional microphones, so whoever’s calling you will always be able to hear you clearly. On that note, the Dolby Vision can be paired with up to devices via the Dolby Dimension app, which is available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App store.
The Dolby Vision is already listed as available the brand’s official site, and retails for US$599 (~RM2510).At the time of writing, the headphones are only available in the US, with no indication if Dolby intends to launch the headphones in the Asia region, let along Malaysia.
(Source: Dolby)
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HTC U12 life Now Available For Pre-Order In Malaysia; Priced At RM1399

The HTC U12 life is finally available for pre-order in Malaysia. Months after its initial announcement in September.
The announcement was made via the official HTC Malaysia Facebook page, where it lists down the pre-order period for the U12 life. On that note, pre-orders for the phone begin today (16 November) until 26 November 2018. The phone itself is expected to be available the following day.
The HTC U12 life is the brand’s current mid-range flagship smartphone. It sports a 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display, has a 16MP + 5MP dual main camera array, and a 13MP front-facing camera sensor. Beneath the hood, the phone is rocking Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB RAM, and a internal storage capacity. Expandable via a microSD card slot. Powering it all is a 3600mAh battery.

You can pre-order the HTC U12 life via HTC’s official online stores at Lazada, Shopee, and 11Street. The pre-order price is the same as the phone’s official SRP, which is RM1399. Those who pre-order the phone now will also be given a special “Exclusive Gift Box”, while stocks are available.
(Source: HTC via Facebook)
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#LYTV: First Impression of Acer Predator Thronos Gaming Chair

While Acer is known to come out with bombastic products from time to time such as the Predator 21X Curved Gaming Laptop but Predator Thronos which was revealed at IFA 2018 pushed the limit even further. It might be called a “gaming chair” but as what we pointed, again and again, this is certainly not your normal chair.
In general, what you are looking at here is an all-encompassing gaming cockpit complete with a motorized overarm that includes a mounting that can fit up to three 27-inch gaming monitors. Adjustable via a remote control on its left handle, Thronos’ keyboard & mouse area, as well as footrest and seat recliner, are all motorized too.

For Malaysia, the Thronos comes standard with three Predator XB271HU QHD monitors that are equipped with 165Hz OC IPS panel and support for NVIDIA G-Sync tech. Customers will also receive a Predator Orion 900 desktop gaming PC with dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card as well as Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse, Predator Flare gaming mouse, and Predator Galea 300 gaming headset.

Acer has also adapted a TT eSports Predator gaming chair into the Thronos for Malaysia. Only two units of this majestic gaming cockpit will be made available in our market for RM 56,999 but visitors to The Kuala Lumpur Major Dota 2 tournament this weekend at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil are able to experience it themselves.
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Sony Giving E3 2019 A Miss; A First In Expo’s 24-Year History

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has been one of the great annual gaming events since 1995. It’s 24th anniversary is going to be a year to remember, as Sony Interactive Entertainment -along with its PlayStation brand – has decided it won’t be having a presence in next year’s show.
In a statement to Game Informer, the company also said that it won’t have any PlayStation events off-site either. The statement reads “We will not activate or hold a press conference around E3.”

This will be the first time visitors will not be seeing anything from Sony or PlayStation in the event. As to when and where else fans can hear more from the brand, Sony says “We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”
Sony’s absence in E3 next year can be quite a blow to fans, who have just recovered from learning that this year’s PlayStation Experience (PSX) has been cancelled. And the reason for both may be one and the same – that Sony has nothing new to announce for 2019. At least, that’s what Sony’s statement implies.
“We are looking at events as a whole and how we can speak more to our fans and continue to wow them. The timing of PSX and E3 didn’t allow for that.”

The upcoming game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, is slated for release on 22 March 2019, and while we’ve seen a fair bit of Ghost of Tsushima, a release window has yet to be announced. The Last of Us II looks to be released late this year or early next year. Beyond that, many other games – such as God of War and Spider-Man – that put the PlayStation 4 in the spotlight are already dominating the market.

Then there’s the matter of the PlayStation 5. With the PS4 nearing the end of its generation cycle, games slated for later than 2019 will probably be waiting to launch alongside the next-generation console.
All things considered, it sounds like it will be awhile before we hear anything new from PlayStation. All we can do is wait, but we still desperately want to know the release dates for The Last of Us II and Ghost of Tsushima.
(Source: Game Informer)
Edited by John Law
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HP Spectre x360 13 Arriving This December; Retails From RM5249

HP Malaysia has officially launched the Spectre x360 13, its convertible notebook series that first made its debut back in 2015. As a refresh, the Spectre x360 13 model we saw obviously came with several updates to its hardware and design.
Specs-wise, the new Spectre x360 13 sports a 13.3-inch Full HD touch display, a selection of 8th generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, a choice between a 256GB or 512GB SSD. All housed inside a machine-cut aluminium chassis, which can easily be opened using one hand.
Like its predecessors, the Spectre x360 13 is very flexible, and can be folded and transformed into three modes: notebook, entertainment, and tablet mode. Ports-wise, the notebook houses a USB Type-A port, one USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 port, and one USB Type-C port that supports fast charging. For audio, the Spectre x360 13’s speakers are tweaked and made in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.

The Spectre x360 13 also comes with a new webcam kill switch. A feature that seems necessary (depending on who you ask), given the number of incidents that have involved notebook webcams being hacked and used. All unbeknownst to the owner of the notebook.
But the real icing on the cake is the Spectre x360 13’s long-lasting 60Wh battery. On a single charge, HP boasts that its notebook will go on for a maximum of 22.5 hours. Stating the obvious, that’s nearly a full day of continuous usage.

HP says that the Spectre x360 13 will launching in Malaysia sometime in early December, and will have a starting SRP of RM5249. There’s also a 15.6-inch variant of the Spectre x360, although the brand didn’t specify if and when this model will be making its way into the country. Unlike its 13.3-inch brethren, the Spectre x360 15 comes with the advantage of having a up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti discrete GPU.
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Command & Conquer To Be Remastered By Original Developers And A Malaysian Studio

Last month, producer Jim Vessella announced via Reddit that the Command & Conquer (C&C) series will be remastered for PC. More details have since been shared, and it appears that EA is working with Petroglyph Games for the remaster, with some help from a Malaysian outfit, Lemon Sky Studios.
This is significant simply because Petroglyph Games comprises many individuals who originally worked with Westwood Studios. The company that made the earlier C&C games. In fact, the founders of Petroglyph Games consists of the C&C co-creator Joe Bostic, Red Alert Lead Programmer Steve Tall, and Westwood audio technician Mike Legg.

Adding on to this is Lemon Sky Studios’ announcement that it will also be part of the effort to remaster the classic C&C games. If you want their portfolio, the company have dipped their hands in games like Starcraft: Remastered, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Bloodborne, Gears of War and Dead Rising 3.
As for the games that will be remastered first, EA announced that the first titles on the line is Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn followed by Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Specifically, they will be remastered with all of their expansion packs bundled in, but at the same time, it states that development hasn’t started yet. So it can be awhile before we see any of them.
(Source: EA)
Edited by John Law
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