Tech Musings

Tech Musings

Time to rethink password security as we know it

Time to rethink password security as we know it

By now, everyone of you should know or have at least heard of the security breach experienced by one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world – eBay Inc. To recap, Reuters reported that the San Jose, California-based giant acknowledged at that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised […]

by × June 6, 2014 × 0 comments

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Third time lucky, will the Surface Pro 3 make an impact?

Third time lucky, will the Surface Pro 3 make an impact?

All eyes were on a little known brand last week here in Malaysia, when nascent Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi Corporation launched its flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 3. What’s more interesting is that the company claimed to have sold 4,000 units in a mere 17 minutes! Pretty impressive, I must say. But moving away from all that attention-grabbing news […]

by × May 28, 2014 × 1 comment

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Bin Lin and Hugo Barra at the Mi3 launch in Kuala Lumpur

An encounter with one of Xiaomi’s chiefs

Timing, they say, is everything. After all, who would have guessed that my research into up-and-coming consumer powerhouse Xiaomi Inc served me quite well as the Beijing-based company finally came to town on Monday (May 19), to announce the launch of its much-awaited flagship smartphone, the Mi3.

by × May 21, 2014 × 1 comment

Mobile, Tech Musings

Can HTC claim the ‘comeback kid’ title?

Can HTC claim the ‘comeback kid’ title?

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been pondering about the rise of alternate smartphone makers and its proposition for the modern consumer today. But over last week, there was a Reuters report that caught my eye and it involved a long-time favourite that was at the top of its game albeit several years ago – HTC Corporation.

by × May 14, 2014 × 1 comment

Mobile, Tech Musings

Nascent smartphone players coming of age?

Nascent smartphone players coming of age?

Last week’s post, about the rise of China’s Xiaomi Inc, prompted me to dig further and deeper into the few nascent but up-and-coming consumer electronic companies that are expected to grow exponentially and take on the world by storm in the next five years.

by × May 9, 2014 × 1 comment

Mobile, Tech Musings

The awakening of Chinese giant Xiaomi

The awakening of Chinese giant Xiaomi

Last weekend, I was going through my usual reading list and read this particular story – how up-and-coming Chinese consumer electronics player Xiaomi Inc had paid US$3.6 million to secure the domain name mi.com.

by × April 30, 2014 × 4 comments

Reviews, Tech Musings

[Review] Moto G: Google’s budget smartphone winner

[Review] Moto G: Google’s budget smartphone winner

It’s been a while since I last reviewed a smartphone so it was with great anticipation that the first smartphone I got a chance to play around with after all these years was Google’s first (but sadly the last smartphone) budget-conscious smartphone, the Moto G. 

by × April 23, 2014 × 0 comments

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A Japanese executive texting at a subway station in Kobe.

MNOs vs OTTs: A shootout at ‘mobile Corral’ [Part 2]

Last week, I wrote about how I find great irony in the fact mobile network operators (MNOs) such as the Vodafones, Oranges and SingTels of the world are today asking Internet-based over-the-top (OTT) players such as the Facebooks and Googles of the world to begin paying for what they use on top of what the former companies provide as basic […]

by × April 18, 2014 × 0 comments

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MNOs vs OTTs: A shootout at ‘mobile Corral’ [Part 1]

MNOs vs OTTs: A shootout at ‘mobile Corral’ [Part 1]

Over the last year, there has been a considerable amount of interest in applications that make use of the faster broadband connections that a lot of us now have via the fibre connections, thanks to service providers like Maxis, Time dotCom and Telekom Malaysia.

by × April 12, 2014 × 1 comment