Category: Tech

Review – ASUS ROG GL553VD – The Mark Wahlberg of the Laptop World

By Aaron Lim Pros Keyboard is great Build quality is good Good selection of IO & included card reader Screen flex is minimal Cons Trackpad clickiness is not great Keyboard flex is pretty bad Fan noise is loud Caps Lock, Num Lock and etc have indicators in front of the chassis Mehs Backplate is difficult to remove but easy to upgrade The one vent on the left can get hot Included DVD Drive (in 2017) Gamer-ish accents The ASUS ROG GL553VD is ASUS’ stab at tackling the mid-range gaming laptop market under their Republic of Gamers branding. Advertised as...

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5 Essential Apps Every Smartphone User Needs (+5 Additional Ones)

It’s 2018! Pretend you have your life together and get in on that #NewYearNewMe bandwagon by cleaning up your phone. God knows we can’t live without them now. Here are 5 essential apps for the modern smartphone user, with 5 additional ones if you have the storage space. (WhatsApp not included, because you should already have it) Spotify (Premium)Spotify Premium costs less per month than the average cup of (hipster) coffee. It’s worth it for the unlimited skips, no ads and ability to download your music. Curate your playlist and make a modern mixtape – we don’t use iPods...

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REVIEW: The HTC U11

HTC have upped the game with the introduction of the U11, a classic design ethos with all the bells and whistles of 2017, complete with a new squeezable function that adds another button so to speak, but it faces stiff competition from the likes of LG, Samsung, even Sony. So, how does the U11 compare when it comes to pure specs alone, and is its party trick enough to consider itself a contender? What happened to the aluminium unibody of the M10, M9, and M8? It’s been ditched. Sort of. The U11 now sports a triple layer glass surface,...

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Hobby Artist’s Review: Lenovo Yoga Book

Looking for a tablet or laptop to fulfill your thirstiness for digital design? Are you a student just getting into graphic design? You might have just found what you’re looking for. As a newcomer to the graphic design world, I find it very difficult to draw on a bamboo tablet, and not being able to see where I’m drawing on the tablet. I’m sure all of you feel me, especially when you first started graphic design. Well, no need to worry about that anymore, as the Yoga Lenovo Book introduces a new way for practicing artists to easily sketch...

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Boost x UTM Bring You The First Cashless Campus

Ever been in a situation where you’ve forgotten your wallet on campus? You can’t buy food, print out things for your assignments, and all the typical student problems that come with not having money on you. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia won’t have that problem, since they’ve partnered with Boost – an app-based innovative mobile wallet. Malaysia’s first Cashless Campus now has all 25,000 students and faculty members across the UTM Kuala Lumpur and Skudai campuses being able to use the mobile wallet as a single mode of payment for all on-campus purchases. UTM is breaking ground by going fully cashless...

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