Capcom Reveals Devil May Cry 5 PC System Requirements

Capcom has finally revealed the PC system requirements for its upcoming high-anticipated Devil May Cry 5 game. For those who are not aware, Devil May Cry 5—as its name clearly implies—is the fifth instalment in the Devil May Cry series. The ‘devil hunter’ game is slated for release on 8 March 2019.
When it comes to the minimum system requirements, Devil May Cry 5 requires an Intel Core i7-4700 CPU (or better), 8GB RAM, a Nvidia GTX 760 graphics card (or better), as well as a minimum of 35GB of available HDD storage space. Interestingly, the recommended PC system requirements for Devil May Cry 5 is largely similar to the minimum specs; the only change between the two system requirements is that Capcom recommends gamers to use a graphics card that is equal or better than the GTX960.

For those who are interested in buying Capcom’s Devil May Cry 5, the game is now available for pre-order on Steam for RM139 for the standard edition. The deluxe edition of Devil May Cry 5 will cost slightly more at RM170, but it comes with 13 ‘exclusive’ in-game items—which is especially worth it if you’d like to slaughter monsters using a Mega Man-inspired Devil Breaker (custom robotic arm) called “Mega Buster.”
It’s also interesting to see if Capcom will implement Nvidia’s Ray Tracing technology onto Devil May Cry 5. Oh, and that aside, do keep in mind that Capcom recommends PC users to play the game using controllers instead of mouse and keyboard, which is rather odd.
(Source: Steam)
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Now Available In Malaysia; Sells For RM1699

Alongside the local availability of the Galaxy Tab S4, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 in Malaysia. Where the Galaxy Tab S4 features some top-of-the-line hardware, the Tab A 10.5 is aimed at more budget conscious consumers who seek a simply and functional tablet.
Specs-wise, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 has a display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a native resolution of 1920 x 1200. The tablet is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, 3GB RAM, and the same 7300mAh battery that powers up the Galaxy Tab S4. For storage, only the 32GB expandable storage variant will be available in Malaysia.

Of course, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is not without its appeal as an entertainment device. Like its more premium counterpart, the tablet also comes built with four speakers that have been enhanced with Dolby Atmos technology. Ports-wise, the tablet houses a USB Type-C port, which supports Fast charging. Lastly, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 also comes with an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is already available at all Samsung Experience stores and authorised resellers, and is retailing at an SRP of RM1699. To celebrate its launch, consumers who purchase the tablet during the period from 21 September to 31 October 2018 will receive a complimentary battery pack with every purchase of the tablet, while stocks last.
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Amazon Pulls A WTF Move With Alexa Microwave And Echo Wall Clock

During the Amazon event in Seattle, the company announced two household items that you would never have thought needed the Alexa or Echo treatment – a microwave oven and a wall clock. That’s right, Amazon now has an Alexa Microwave and Echo Wall Clock.
Starting with the microwave, it’s announced under the AmazonBasics line of low-cost products, as reported by TechCrunch. And since it’s supposedly low cost, it is a very basic microwave as a result. It does feature a Dash button, which supposedly lets it order some popcorn off of Amazon for you, but nothing else. While we can’t imagine a use for this, but this does give a peek through the window into the American lifestyle.

Strange feature aside, it does have an ability that, with any other microwave, could be dangerous – it works with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This is especially important because despite it having a button labelled ‘Ask Alexa’, it needs to be connected to an Echo or other outside hardware to actually get that button working.
Which leads nicely to the other strange item Amazon announced, the Echo Wall Clock. It also doesn’t have Alexa built-in, and needs a nearby Echo connected via Bluetooth to track timers, reminders and alarms. At the very least, it’s a fancy clock with LED rings that tracks and displays timers as well as countdowns.

The Amazon Microwave will be priced at US$59.99 (~RM248) and ships starting 14 November 2018. The Echo Wall Clock, on the other hand, will cost US$29.99 (~RM124), and will ship later this year, with no specific date given. That said, it’s unlikely that these appliances will ever make it here in any official capacity.
(Source: TechCrunch, The Verge)
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Lands In Malaysia: Retails For RM3099

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 has finally arrived in Malaysia. The tablet first made its appearance just before the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, and comes loaded with some pretty impressive hardware.
To recap, the Tab S4 sports a 10.5-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED display, which also has a bigger display-to-surface ratio. Powering the tablet is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a large 7300mAh battery. On a side note; there is a variant of the Galaxy Tab S4 that has 256GB of expandable storage, but judging from Samsung Malaysia’s official page, it appears that it will only be bringing in the 64GB variant.

The tablet also sports a 13MP main camera and a 8MP front-facing camera. Audio-wise, it sports four speakers that are tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmost technology. Just like the Note 9, the Tab S4 also comes pre-installed with Samsung DeX, which can be activated without the need of a DeX dock. Lastly, and to complement its nature as a tablet, the Tab S4 also comes bundled with an S Pen.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is already available at all Samsung Experience stores and authorised resellers. It is retailing at an official SRP of RM3099. To celebrate its launch, consumers who purchase the tablet during the period from 21 September to 31 October 2018 will receive a complimentary Book Cover for the Tab S4 while stocks last.
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EU Threatens Facebook And Twitter With Sanctions Over “Confusing” Terms Of Services

The European Union (EU) has issued both Facebook and Twitter an ultimatum. The two social media giants are to update their “confusing” terms of services, or prepare to suffer sanctions in Europe.
The ultimatum was made by EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, who said that both social media platforms needed to comply with the rules set forth by the General Data Protection Regulations, or GPDR for short. According to her recent Twitter post, she singled out Facebook. Citing that due to its terms of services, the social media giant was routinely giving out its user data to third party sources, and that it also “holds full copyright about any picture or content” that gets uploaded to the site.

I want #Facebook to be extremely clear to its users about how their service operates and makes money. Not many people know that #Facebook has made available their data to third parties or that for instance it holds full copyright about any picture or content you put on it.
— Věra Jourová (@VeraJourova) September 20, 2018

In particular, Facebook has come under fire since before the implementation of the GPDR. The US-based company was first instructed by the EU back to change its revamp its terms of services back in March 2017. The deadline for doing so had reportedly ended seven months ago, which was February this year.

In fairness, Facebook did actually change its terms and service in May this year, stating that its actions reflected “the vast majority” of changes requested by EU regulators. However, the latter begged to differ, citing that it still remains problematic. For now, both Facebook and Twitter have until the end of year to make changes that are fully in accordance with EU law, or suffer the consequences.
(Sources: Internations Business Times, The Guardian, DW, Reuters)
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Xpax Prepaid Customers Can Now Redeem Free 1GB Data When They Reload

Celcom has recently announced that it is giving away free 1GB of data for Xpax prepaid customers. They can obtain this simply by topping up their credit.
Specifically, the 1GB free data will be given for credit reload of at least RM 10. However, the amount of free data that customers receive doesn’t increase according to their top-up amount.

In other words, customers will still receive 1GB of free data even though they top-up RM 100 into their prepaid account. Furthermore, they must redeem the free data on the same day that they performed the credit reload before 11:59 pm.
Once redeemed, the free 1GB data will be valid for 24 hours and can be used for any purposes. Available since earlier this month, this promo will continue to be available until further notice. To learn more, just head on to Xpax’s official website.
(Source: Xpax – 1, 2)
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GoPro Hero 7 Silver and White Prices In Malaysia Start At RM 949; Available From 27 Sept Onwards

The official distributor of GoPro products in Malaysia, FunSportz has revealed the Malaysian price for the rest of GoPro Hero 7 family members, the GoPro Hero 7 Silver and GoPro Hero 7 White. While the company has done so for the series’ highest-end model, the Hero 7 Black last night, the availability information for the two lower-end models was only released this morning.
The mid-tier model, Hero 7 Silver can be obtained for RM 1369 while the lowest-end model, Hero 7 White is listed at RM 949. Similar to Hero 7 Black, these prices are slightly higher than United States where they were listed at USD 299.99 (~RM1241), and USD 199.99 (~RM827) respectively.

Among the major differences that separate these two models from Hero 7 Black is the fact that they feature a lower resolution sensor at 10MP as opposed to 12MP. Other than that, they also don’t feature the new HyperSmooth Video stabilization as well as the Live Streaming feature as per Hero 7 Black.
Even though Hero7 Silver is able to record video at 4K resolution, its 4K frame rate is half of what Hero 7 Black can deliver while Hero 7 White video recording resolution is limited to 1080p. The slow-motion rate of both cameras is also much lower at 2x and GPS functionality has also been omitted from Hero 7 White.

Just like Hero 7 Black, consumers in Malaysia are able to place their pre-order for Hero 7 Silver and White through participating stores that are listed here. However, the travel kit that was offered for Hero 7 Black pre-orders doesn’t apply to these two lower-end models. All three GoPro Hero 7 models will be available in Malaysia starting from 27 September onwards.
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GoPro Hero 7 Lineup Is Now Official; Pricing Starts From US$199.99 (UPDATED)

UPDATE (1149pm): GoPro Hero 7 Black is now available for pre-order in Malaysia. More details here.
GoPro has officially announced its new Hero 7 action camera lineup, and has listed them down on its official page. Successors to last year’s Hero 6 camera lineup, the Hero7 series consists of three models: the Hero 7 Black, Hero 7 Silver, and the Hero 7 White.

While all three cameras share similar features, there are some distinct differences between each model. The Hero 7 Black, which is GoPro’s top of the line model, sports a 12MP camera sensor and can record video at resolutions of up to 4K at 60 fps person.
Like its predecessor, it is also capable of going underwater to a maximum depth of 10 meters and can be voice controlled. Other standard features include a touchscreen display, the ability to record video in slow motion, GPS, as well as record and take photos in HDR.
What sets the Hero 7 Black apart from the Silver and White is that it is the only model that is capable of HyperSmooth video recording. This particular feature apparently enables users to record incredibly smooth video, without the need for a gimbal.

The Hero 7 Black is also the only model that comes with the new TimeWarp video feature. GoPro describes the features as being able to capture “super smooth, stabilized time-lapse video – even as you move through a scene”. Judging from what’s being shown, the feature really doesn’t seem to be anything more a standard video that has been sped up.
Lastly, the Hero 7 Black can now live-stream videos directly on a social media platform of a user’s choice. However, it seems that the social media options are limited to just Facebook and Instagram at the moment.
As mentioned earlier, both the Hero 7 Silver and Hero 7 White are whittled down version of the Hero 7 Black, but still retain many similar features. Where the Black is fitted with a 12MP sensor, both Silver and White only have a 10MP sensor. The Silver is also capable of recording video at 4K but only at 30 fps while the White caps out at Full HD 60 fps.

As mentioned earlier, Hero 7 Silver and White lack the HyperSmooth Video recording and Live Streaming capability. Because of its entry-level status, the White also does not have GPS, HDR or WDR functionality. Lastly, both the Hero 7 Silver and White are only capable of recording slow motion videos at 2x.
In the United States, the GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 7 Silver, and Hero 7 White are officially retailing at US$399.99 (~RM1654), US$299.99 (~RM1241), and US$199.99 (~RM827), respectively. At the time of writing, no local pricing or availability has been announced.
(Source: GoPro)
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GoPro Hero 7 Black Goes For RM 1869 In Malaysia; Pre-Order Opens Now

Just mere hours after it was officially unveiled to the world, the official distributor of GoPro in Malaysia FunSportz has announced that the pre-order for the new GoPro Hero 7 Black begin from today onwards. At the same time, the company has revealed the official price for the new action camera in our market.
Listed at RM 1869, customers are able to place their pre-order for the Hero 7 Black until 26 September 2018. They can do so at these retailers:
– Harvey Norman– SenHeng / SenQ– Bintang Maju (Camworld)– N4 Camera Store– ThunderMatch– Foto Flash– FotoKem– Foto Shangri-La– SelPhoto (Foto Selangor)– All IT Hypermarket– Rightway Electronics– GoPro Concept Store (Mid Valley Megamall)– GoPro Concept Store (Sunway Pyramid)
Each pre-order will receive a travel kit which consisted of a pouch, tripod mount, and sleeve + lanyard. At this moment, FunSportz didn’t provide further details regarding the availability of Hero 7 Silver and Hero 7 White in Malaysia.

As a comparison, the price of Hero 7 Black in the United States is USD 399.99 (~RM 1654) which means that the camera costs slightly higher at this side of the world. To learn more about the new GoPro Hero 7 action camera series, check out our previous report right here.
(Source: FunSportz/GoPro Malaysia – 1, 2. Thanks for the tips, Calvin Goh!)
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OPPO F9 Starry Purple To Be Launched In Malaysia On 2 October

While OPPO might have released its F9 smartphone in Malaysia with much fanfare last month, the phone was supposed to come in three colorways. However, the third color option will only be launched next month.
Called Starry Purple, the new color option is slightly different from the existing Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue colorways. While still featuring gradient fill which covers the phone’s back area and frame, the Starry Purple does not come with the diamond-shaped pattern as per the two other color options.

Instead, OPPO has implemented stardust-like pattern on the phone which pretty much explains the name behind this particular color option. In terms of hardware specs, the F9 Starry Purple edition still carries the same components as per existing F9 devices.
This means that it still comes with 6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS display, MediaTek Helio P60, 6GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage. Not to forget, a dual rear camera that featuring 16MP and 2MP sensors as well as 25MP selfie camera in a teardrop-shaped display notch and 3500mAh battery with support for OPPO’s own VOOC fast charge technology.

For the meantime, OPPO Malaysia has yet to reveal the price of F9 Starry Purple edition but we don’t expect it to be far off from the existing editions. In fact, it is likely to cost the same at RM 1399 but nevertheless, stay tuned for further information from OPPO itself on 2 October.
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