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Xiaomi: “We do not upload any personal information and data without the permission of users”

Xiaomi: “We do not upload any personal information and data without the permission of users”

Xiaomi has been getting a lot of press lately, with the young China upstart disrupting the mobile phone industry with its portfolio of high spec, priced-to-beat phones and accessories. As exposed by OCWorkbench recently though, the company has been allegedly sending data back to a China server from Redmi Note devices, unknown by their users.

July 31, 2014 ×

Mobile

Samsung GALAXY Grand 2 goes gold

Samsung GALAXY Grand 2 goes gold

Samsung‘s big-on-size, big-on-value smartphone, the GALAXY Grand 2, has taken a golden twist. The new premium gold variant is set to make you stand out in the crowd, for just RM999.

July 31, 2014 ×

Mobile

No more mad rush. Pre-order the Xiaomi Mi 3 at 12pm tomorrow

No more mad rush. Pre-order the Xiaomi Mi 3 at 12pm tomorrow

Marketing gimmick or not, Xiaomi‘s strategy of making available its phones for orders in radical spurts has undoubtedly generated much demand and buzz. On the flipside, it has turned a number of people off, even if it was to buy one of the popular Mi Power Banks via its online store.

July 30, 2014 ×

Mobile

ZTE Blade Vec 4G

ZTE launches “Pure Android” Blade Vec 4G and Grand SII LTE

Last week in Hong Kong, ZTE released the Blade Vec 4G, its latest mid-range smartphone with a Pure Android experience. Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the device offers the same Google experience as a Nexus device or a Google Play Edition.

July 30, 2014 ×

Photo Gear

[Gallery] A day out with the Leica T

[Gallery] A day out with the Leica T

I took the sexy new Leica T for a day out to Publika for some noms, excellent coffee at Coffee Societe and meeting old friends and new. The Leica T, armed with a prime 23mm Summicron f/2 ASPH lens, proved itself to be brilliant for people shots and more.

July 27, 2014 ×

Mobile

Little OPPO N1 mini hits Peninsular Malaysia

Little OPPO N1 mini hits Peninsular Malaysia

If you’re a fan of the OPPO N1 and its unique swiveling camera but not big on its massive 5.9-inch footprint (or shall we say palmprint), then you’re in luck. The OPPO N1 mini, a considerably more compact version, is now available in West Malaysia, as announced by OPPO.

July 25, 2014 ×

Mobile

Maxis kicks off Waze contest for Raya, win a Samsung GALAXY S5

Maxis kicks off Waze contest for Raya, win a Samsung GALAXY S5

Maxis wants you to have an uber special Hari Raya celebrations. With the Maxis Waze Contest for Raya, you get rewarded for using the popular Waze app when you balik kampung. The contest runs from today, 25 July to 3 August, and is open to all Maxis and Hotlink customers.

July 25, 2014 ×

Science

23 million year old prehistoric poo up for auction

23 million year old prehistoric poo up for auction

If you have spare cash in hand, you may be interested in owning a piece of prehistoric memorabilia. Only it’s a piece of shit. Literally.

July 25, 2014 ×

Audio Gear

Sony showcases Walkman NWZ-ZX1 at first Hi-Resolution Sound Clinic

Sony showcases Walkman NWZ-ZX1 at first Hi-Resolution Sound Clinic

Sony Malaysia yesterday (23 July) proudly demo-ed the premium Walkman NWZ-ZX1 at its first ever Hi-Resolution Sound Clinic for the media and special invited guests. The consumer electronics giant also showcased other Hi-Res Audio products namely Walkman, headphones and Hi-Fi lineup.

July 25, 2014 ×