Asus Bundles RM100 Steam Wallet With X299 Motherboards And GTX 1070

Asus has announced its latest promotion for gamers and PC enthusiasts in Malaysia. The company will be bundling RM100 Steam wallet for purchases of selected Asus-branded X299 motherboards along with a GTX 1070 graphics cards or higher. According to Asus, this promotion is made “in effort to encourage local end users and enthusiasts alike to explore the newly released Intel X299 platform.”
For those who are unaware: Intel’s X299 platform is the company’s newest chipset made specifically for HEDT Core-X series processors – which were announced at Computex 2017. That aside, Asus had officially launched three of its X299 motherboards in Malaysia; namely the ROG Strix X299-E Gaming, TUF X299 Mark 2, and Prime X299-A.

When it comes to pricing, the ROG Strix X299-E comes with a price tag of RM1,735, while the Prime X299-A is priced at RM1,690. The more affordable TUF X299 Mark 2, on the other hand, has a modest price of RM1,318. We do, however, encourage our dear readers to do some further reading about X299 motherboards in general, because some models only support Kaby Lake-X processors and not Skylake-X.
Do keep in mind, again, that this promotion is only valid if you’ve purchased an Asus-branded X299 motherboard with a GTX 1070 or higher graphics card. Regardless, Asus’ X299 promotion will run until 30 September 2017. Customers who would like to know more about this promotion as well as to redeem rewards can head on over to Asus’ official Facebook page. Check out our previous articles if you’d like to know more about X299 motherboards.
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Facebook AR Glasses To Look Like Normal Glasses?

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook said he wants to bring Facebook to the Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) world. Now, through a new patent, we might just see how he intends to do that. Thanks to a filing by members of Oculus’s advanced research division, we can see what Facebook AR will be like for the layperson.
The patent application is for a “waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner” that “may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements.” Basically what this means is that the glasses will use the same technology that Microsoft is using in its HoloLens to project images and light into the user’s eyes. The same document also Pasi Saarikko as one of the applicants. Saarikko was on the Microsoft HoloLens team before joining the Oculus team.
The patent filing for the Facebook AR glasses shows it looks like a normal pair of glasses
On top of superimposing videos and images over the real world, the glasses can play back audio when connected to a pair of speakers or headphones. One design element of the AR glasses is that they look like, well, regular glasses. This has the consequences of it looking like something you would wear every day, but at the same time, Facebook needs to hustle to develop miniaturised components to fit into the slim frame. What this will do to the expected price of the glasses, no one knows yet.
Zuckerberg’s vision of everyone sharing their personal moments through connected AR glasses may be come true pretty soon, and it will look like something you can pull out from your shirt pocket.
(Source: Engadget , Business Insider )
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Malaysian based e-logistics site Easyparcel.my first high profile casualty of disgruntled Indonesian hackers

Malaysian based e-logistics delivery service Easyparcel.my looks to be the first high profile casualty of disgruntled Indonesian hackers.
The Star earlier today reported a number of Malaysian sites defaced by Indonesian Hacker groups protesting against the Indonesian flag being printed upside down in a booklet distributed during the opening ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Sea Games.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman have both apologised to Jakarta over the flag blunder.
We are still trying to reaching out to Easyparcel.my to ascertain whether any user data or information was compromised from their servers. MyCert, the Malaysian Computer Emergency Response team earlier today issued an advisory with regards to the attacks on Malaysian websites.
Update [3.45pm] Easyparcel.my has taken their services offline to address the issue.

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China’s Cyber Court Begins Online Hearings

China’s new internet based court began operations on Friday, paving the way for more cases to be heard over video conferencing. The Hangzhou Internet Court spent 20 minutes on its first case, with legal counsels from Hangzhou and Beijing virtually representing their clients.
For now, the internet courts will be confined to civil matters, leaving criminal trials to the regular physical courts. It’s first hearing was regarding a copyright infringement claim between a writer and an online distributor.
In the future, the courts will also be allowed to directly intervene in e-commerce disputes on marketplaces like Taobao.
The idea is that online hearings will cut down costs and time for all parties involved. Lawsuits can be filed in as little as five minutes, making it easier for consumers to seek judicial protection from the courts. Of course, the ease of filing complaints may also lead to a more litigious society.
However, the internet court is also designed to increase transparency in China. The hearings are being publicly streamed, allowing just about anyone to watch the proceedings.
Despite this, the internet court has its own critics. Some say that the livestream could expose private information online; which has its own problems. Especially since the internet is the last place that anyone wants their personal information floating around.
[Source: BBC]
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Photo Essay: Razer zGold-MOLPoints AFK Malaysia

Last weekend, Razer held an AFK event right here in Malaysia, where the company showcased its range of products and ran some pretty fun gaming-centric activities. Of course, the main reason why Razer was holding an AFK event in Kuala Lumpur was to officiate its partnership with MOL, which was announced back in June this year.
Nonetheless, here’s an extensive look at the Razer zGold-MOLPoints AFK event that took place in Berjaya Times Square last weekend. Enjoy!
Razer kicked off its AFK event with some Overwatch action.

Fans were given a chance to try out the Razer Raiju with Tekken 7 or Street Fighter V.

There was some League of Legends action too.

Fans were free to try out some of Razer’s many products.
The crowd really grew as the day progresses.

Of course, there were also a number of cosplayers at the event.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan, Min-Liang Tan, and Preecha Praipattarakul officiating the Razer zGold-MOLPoints AFK event.
Most fans were waiting for a chance to meet the man himself.

It’s great to see Razer holding an AFK event for its fans in Malaysia, and moving forward, we expect the company to be more present in our local market; especially when it comes to offering its range of premium laptops here. If you’d like to learn more about Razer zGold-MOLPoints, you can do so here.
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Malaysian based logistics site Easyparcel.my first high profile casualty of disgruntled Indonesian hackers

Malaysian based logistics delivery service Easyparcel.my looks to be the first high profile casualty of disgruntled Indonesian hackers. The Star earlier today reported a number of Malaysian sites defaced by Indonesian Hacker groups protesting against the Indonesian flag being printed upside down in a booklet distributed during the opening ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Sea Games.
At time of writing, the defacement is still viewable at https://secure.easyparcel.my/pass/?pg=UserLogin
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Be Available on 15 September

We’ve seen plenty of leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but this is perhaps the first time we’ve heard of any concrete details on the pre-order status and official availability of the upcoming phablet. Apparently, the device will go on sale on 15 September; pre-orders are said to begin a day after the launch event too.
These details are revealed by none other than Evan Blass, or more prominently known by his Twitter handle @evleaks. According to Blass, Samsung will begin taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 8 on 24 August. To sweeten the deal, Blass mention that Samsung is also throwing in a couple of goodies with the Note 8 pre-order.

CORRECTION: the options are as follows
1. 256GB card + wireless charger2. 360 cam
Sorry for the confusion. https://t.co/Db42n4kVCf
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 19, 2017

Those who pre-order the Galaxy Note 8 in the US can either get a 256GB microSD card along with a wireless charger, or just a 360-degree camera (likely the new Gear 360). Blass then elaborated that European pre-order is slightly different: Samsung is said to offer the DeX Station in the region.

Of course, as is always the case with leaked information, take these details with a grain of salt. That being said, these dates are very plausible, and Samsung is known for its aggressively product rollout. Hopefully, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will indeed be available from 15 September onwards; we’ll find out ourselves come 23 August.
(Source: Twitter (Evan Blass))
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Illegear Raven Goes Official: Features Mechanical RGB Keyboard, Starts At RM 4099

Mechanical keyboard is a rare sight on a laptop since it is usually reserved for top-tier gaming laptops. However, the Damansara-based outfit, Illegear has decided to offer such feature on a budget-oriented gaming laptop instead which is called Raven.
According to Illegear, the mechanical keyboard switches which on Raven are developed by the company itself although it didn’t provide further information regarding their performances. Additionally, the keyboard also comes with customizable RGB backlighting.
Meanwhile, Illegear stated that Raven is the direct successor to its budget-oriented Q5 Evo gaming laptop that was released back in February. Aside from the new mechanical RGB keyboard, the company pointed out that the laptop is also 4mm thinner, 300g lighter, and has 23% more battery capacity at 60Whr than its predecessor.

Nevertheless, the Raven does feature several identical components as per Q5 Evo including 15.6-inch FHD display as well as hardware options of up to Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, and 32GB RAM. Other than that, the gaming laptop is able to support one 2.5-inch SATA storage drive and two M.2-based solid state drive.
With a price tag that starts from RM 4,099 onwards, customers are able to customize and order the new Illegear Raven gaming laptop directly from the company’s official website immediately.
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Tekken Makes It’s Mobile Debut

Tekken is heading to both Android and iOS. Bandai Namco has announced Tekken Mobile, a rather uninspiring title for the classic fighting game’s first foray into the mobile space.
There’s little information about the actual gameplay at the moment. We don’t really expect it to be done in the traditional fighting game style; seeing as Bandai Namco have clearly included microtransactions. It looks like collecting characters is going to be a big part of the game. That said, the announcement indicates that players will be creating their own combos and teams.
For now, the developer is opening pre-registration for interested players to get started. There are rewards for registering early, and the company is linking the amount that everyone gets to the number of people who register during this time.

No launch date has been provided, but the game is already being tested in Canada.
[Source: Tekken Mobile]
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Google Will Soon Show You Video Previews in its Search Results

If you’ve ever searched for a video on Google and opened a wrong video because you didn’t know what it was about exactly, Google’s latest feature might save you the trouble. The company recently announced video previews for its search results to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.
Available on the Google app for Android and Chrome for Android, when video results shows up in the video carousel, Google will give you a 6-second video preview. This would make it faster for you to find what you are looking for whether you’re trying to learn some new dance steps, or you’re at the side of the road looking for video tutorials to find how to change a flat tyre.

If you’re worried about your cellular data, don’t. Google says that previews only play when you are connected to Wi-Fi. To enable video previews on mobile networks, you can opt in by visiting the settings menu within the Google app or Android Chrome. Still, if you wish to opt out of it completely, you may do so too via settings.
Video previews is being rolled out starting today, and will be rolled out more widely next week. Google did not say if they will roll out the feature for Google search on desktop or its iOS apps.
(Source: Google)
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