Thursday, September 4, 2014

Noting The Note 4: Unpacked

It was just last year (2013) that Samsung launched their (then) flagship phablet, the Note 3. Along with it came the first Samsung Galaxy Gear and boy oh boy it was mind blowing. Now, a year after that,  Samsung made the announcement that everyone was waiting for; Unpacked episode 2 and in it came a whole lot of goodies!! Let's take a look inside.

The Highlight. Note 4.

Yes from the look of it, it looks pretty similar to Note 3. But look again, it has a more refined look as compared to its older sibling.

I am a user of Note 3 and I am really excited over Note 4. Let's take a look inside this baby.

The size is relatively the same as Note 3. So if you are comfortable with Note 3, you can be sure that you will be comfortable holding this new flagship device from Samsung. 

Although the size is the same, Samsung Note 4 comes with a different screen from its predecessor, Note 4 comes with quad HD Super AMOLED display which is predictably be able to produce stunning display with vibrant colors, exceptionally wide viewing angles, and no visible pixels. Best thing is with quad HD, your device will use less power and deliver awesome display! Great news there.

What else, i won't go into details cause mainly not many people would care what's inside. But let me tell you this, from the specs, this baby is powerful!

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Next, the camera. Ha... in the age of selfies, camera is pretty much important. In this version of the Note series, Samsung has improved the camera tremendously. The rear camera comes with 16 MP with OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) maksudnya stok amik gambar memang confirm tak gegar lah. Apart from that, the front camera comes with 3.7 MP and it hs an imporved low light condition by 60%. Now, no probs to take photos in low lighting condition!!! Oh not to forget you can take wider selfie since it has wider front lens and it can take a 120 degree angle view too! 

Oh and and... the heart beat sensor can be used as a hardware shutter button!! Weeehoo!!

Now sometimes we need to charge our phone really fast, and it can be disappointing bila tunggu punya tunggu your phone has only only been charged for 20%. Now, with Note 4, you can charge up to 50% in half an hour!! AMAZING! Not only the battery life of this thing is amazing, nak charge pun tak lama dream come true!

Okay, when Samsung introduced the Note Series about 3 years ago, they had introduced S Pen as well. This time around, they have enhanced the power of S Pen by increasing the sensitivity level of which it will give you the feel of writing using a normal ballpoint pen!

Now with S Pen, you can select multiple things, collect them and send them off. You can also have a more amazing multi window too. Oh, S Pen now has its own widget too to help you take note easier with it.

1) Better screen that uses less energy
2) Efficient internal thing that uses less energy
3) Awesome rear camera that can take photo at any movement
4) Amazing front camera (can take photo in low light and more people can join selfie)
5) Quick charge
6) Can do more things with S Pen now.

Next; Samsung Gear S.
After its introduction last year and a new face-lift shortly after that, Samsung took wearable device to another level. Futuristic i might say. Just look at it!

Comes with 2" curved screen, this device does not need to be constantly connected to the phone. You can go around with this thing and leave your phone behind and still be able to be in contact with the world!!

Oh and it comes with a full keyboard as well for you to reply your messages or tweet stuff!!

On top of that, you can change the the strap as well. So no more boring same strap.

There's over 1000 apps available for you so... no more no apps for galaxy gear fiasco going on here.

My Favourite: Samsung Note EDGE!

As the name mentioned, this device is edgy! You have everything amazing on Note 4 with a curved screen on the side.
Now you can just read your text or whatspp messages without having to open your phone! *mind blowing!!*

Check this out  you can see more here

THIS IS WHAT  I WANT!!!!  However it is said that it will made available on selected market only. So hopefully we can have it here!!

FINALLY: Samsung Gear VR

Well you can have the Virtual Reality experience at home with the help of your Note 4. Really futuristic!

You just attached your phone in the device and voila! VR at home!!

All and all, Samsung, Unpacked 2014 episode 2 offers a lot of insight towards the future of technology; curved screen, awesome wearables, portable VR. I am pretty much excited to see all these stuff in the market.

All these devices will be made available in OCTOBER this year.

Perhaps I'll get one of these things as my birthday gift!

Credit: Some of the photos and info are from, etc.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Selfies and Merdeka Celebration

Selfie. A noun. Means to take a photo of oneself or with others on your own or by using aparatus such as monopod.
Kalau amik gamba sendiri menggunakan khidmat bantuan orang tidak dikira selfie.

Selfie also was nominated as the most used word of the year 2013. Everybody is into selfie. From average teenagers like you and i (eh teenagers ke?) Okay i mean average joes, to  huge stars like Ellen and influential leaders like our Prime Minister and Mr POTUS himself.

Since selfie is a crazy nowadays, admit it you do it as well, jangan nak poyo poyo cakap ko tak berselfie ye?, we attempted to break the Guiness World of Records with the most selfie taken within an hour. Currently, the record was 421 by the Canadians on July this year. Maksudnya tak sampai setahun or beberapa bulan rekod tu akan pergi kat orang lain (kita la tu).
I find it surprising that the current record holder is not from an Asian country. I might be stereotyping but i think i see a lot of Asians taking selfies than other countries, but... i might be wrong.

Anyways, it was an interesting attempt. I mean why not we take something that we love to do (well most of us) and do something that will make us proud? Right?

Well the attempt was fairly simple. Get 500 people to take individual selfie with a designated person within one hour.

So the queue went on and on and on... i think they managed to get 500 people or maybe more.

It was fun and interesting experience.

It was a memorable merdeka celebration.

57 years and a Decade of Love

It has been 57 years since our former Prime, Tunku Abdul Rahman, shouted the word "Merdeka" 7 times in front of thousands of Malaysians.

A lot has been achieved since then. We have one of the tallest buildings in the world. We have our own national cars and we have sent a Malaysian to space and who knows we might send a second one day.

A lot has happened since then as well. Incidences that made us go "oh my lord what is happening?" I'd rather not say or pick those incidences,  you know what I am talking about.

Despite all that, nothing could change how I feel towards my country. The people can be rather shitty at times. But hey, you'll find shitty people everywhere. So it is not a reason not to love your country. 

I wouldn't change it for any amount of money or diamonds or gold. I was born here and i intend to die here.

My love towards my country will never fade. It'll be as strong as Tuah's loyalty towards the Sultan of Melaka.

Speaking of Tuah, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the epic film Puteri Gunung Ledang or Princess of Mount Ledang.

A tale of love and loyalty. A well known admiral named Tuah who fell in love with a princess from another land. To save the land, tje princess' brother decided to marry her off to the Sultan of Melaka. Tuah's loyalty and love to the princess was challenged by his loyalty to the Sultan.
In the end he decided to let go of his love and went away. The princess, a smart one decided to decline the marriage proposal by imposing 7 impossible requests:

1) Silver bridge from the top of Mount Ledang to Melaka
2) Golden bridge from Melaka to Mount Ledang
3) 7 trays of germs' heart
4) 7 trays of mosquitoes' heart
5) 7 pots of betel's juice
6) 7 pots of virgins' tears
7) a bowl of the Prince's blood

The Sultan was adamant to marry her decided to accept all requests. However, the princess decided to decline and wanted to stay on Mount Ledang. The Sultan, ego bruised, accepted her decision with a curse, nobody can see her. Anyone who sees her will die horribly.

In the end, nobody knows that happened to Tuah nor the princess.

So the production house that produced the movie decided to play it again expecially for its 10th anniversary and merdeka day.

It was fun to watch the movie again with a those who loves the movie. Met a lot of people there and it was fun.

Thanks to Ren who was soooo dedicated to get the tickets! 16 tickets wei!
Thanks to Pingu as well for... well for being there la kot hahaha

It was a fun day.