TechNave NewsBytes 2020 #5 - Samsung, Huawei, Celcom, OPPO, realme, LG, Special: Jabra PanaCast and more

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Welcome back TechNavers and NewsByters, in this issue of TechNave NewsBytes 2021 #5 Samsung launched their Solve for Tomorrow ‘FIX IT’ Using STEM while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G won the Best Smartphone GLOMO Award at MWC 2021. On another note, Huawei and experts have called for increasing rural area digital connectivity to alleviate poverty in the APAC region.

Huawei also announced their Seeds for the Future Program 2.0 with US$150 million in talent development over the next five years. Moving on from that, Celcom and Huawei introduced the world’s first Smart 8T8R deployment in Malaysia. 

OPPO announced their AFF Suzuki Cup Sponsorship Debut while realme suggested that 5G smartphones actually improve user experience. realme also had 5 tips to stay safe and positive at home with realme devices along with winning 9 titles from Lazada and Shopee 7.7 mid year sales.

LG pledged  their transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 while their LG Styler™ smart wardrobe is now available for pre-order in Malaysia. In this episode of NewsBytes, our special focuses on the launch of the new Jabra PanaCast series of hybrid work devices.

 

For our miscellaneous announcements:

  • Lazada Steps Up Support for Frontliners and Malaysians In Need 
  • Kaspersky study shows almost 5 in 10 users in APAC experienced privacy risks related to virtual matchmaking
  • VALORANT Challengers Malaysia announces Acer Predator as Official Gaming PC and laptop partner
  • Grab Spreads #TechUntukSemua Effort to Support Local Durian Farmers and Sellers
  • MDEC Moves Forward With ‘Digital Investments Future5’ Strategy
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution available for developers on GPUOpen
  • World Emoji Day 2021: How emoji can help create a more empathetic world, for all of us
  • Maxis strengthens one stop cloud solution capabilities with latest acqui-hire
  • 60,000 local MSMEs to receive up to RM3,000 Go-eCommerce Onboarding benefits through Shopee
  • Disney+ Hotstar reveals the 7 studios working on “Star Wars: Visions”
  • Shopee Shop Malaysia Online returns
  • Touch ‘n Go Group supports Malaysian businesses
  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut will launch for PS5 on 24 September 2021
  • Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut announced for PS5 and PS4



SAMSUNG ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow offers ‘FIX IT’ Using STEM 

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Samsung Malaysia Electronics recently announced the launch of Solve for Tomorrow 2021, a youth competition to inspire students to create solutions to fix issues faced by society through STEM. The competition will begin on 14 July 2021 and culminate in a Finale Presentation & Prize-Giving Ceremony on 9 December 2021. This year, Malaysia’s famous content creator and social media influencer, Imran Aqil, is onboard as the face of Solve for Tomorrow 2021.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2021 is executed in partnership with Universiti Malaya’s STEM Centre and is supported by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. The competition is open to Form 1 and Form 2 students across all national secondary schools registered with the Ministry of Education Malaysia. The winning teams of Solve for Tomorrow will win Samsung products and devices for their respective schools and themselves. 

The first prize-winning team will receive Samsung products worth up to RM12,000 presented to the school, while each student will receive up to RM6,000 worth of Samsung products. For the second prize, the team will receive products worth up to RM10,000 for their school, while the students will each walk away with products worth up to RM5,000. The third prize-winning team will receive products worth up to RM8,000 for their school, while the students will win products worth up to RM4,000 each.  There are also two consolation prizes of Samsung products worth up to RM6,600.  

For more information about Solve for Tomorrow, please visit their site

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G won Best Smartphone GLOMO Award at MWC 2021 

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Samsung Electronics Ltd. has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G won the Best Smartphone category at the Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021. The annual GLOMO Awards recognize the hardware, software and services that drive innovation across the mobile industry worldwide. 

At the awards ceremony on June 30th, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G was named ‘Best Smartphone’ of the past year. The smartphone, which features a professional grade camera system and bright Intelligent Display is the go-to choice for users who want to take gorgeous, detailed photos. It is also the first device of the S Series to support the S Pen, for advanced productivity from power users. With all these features packed into a sleek contour-cut design, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G represents the very best of Samsung engineering.  

Check out their site for more details.  



HUAWEI ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Experts call for increasing rural area digital connectivity to alleviate poverty in APAC 

Experts at the webinar on “Strategies for Addressing the Asia-Pacific Digital Divide - Increasing Connectivity to Drive Economic Recovery” organized by the Financial Times and Huawei on Thursday (July 22) revealed that to close the digital divide and drive economic recovery during the pandemic, cross sectors collaboration are needed to lower the costs of rural area connectivity and improve digital literacy. 

To reach underdeveloped areas and improve digital coverage, Huawei initiated the RuralStar program together with local operators globally including in Thailand and Indonesia since 2017. This solution replaced traditional towers with simple poles, enabling a shift from diesel generator power to solar power. By the end of 2020, the RuralStar program had been implemented in over 60 countries, with 50 million people benefited from this initiative.

 

Huawei announces Seeds for the Future Program 2.0 with US$150 million in talent development over the next five years

Huawei recently announced its Seeds for the Future Program 2.0, through which Huawei plans to invest US$150 million in digital talent development over the next five years. This program is expected to benefit more than 3 million additional people

Huawei recently held a "Tech & Sustainability: Everyone's Included" forum, co-hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Representatives from Huawei, IUCN, the World Economic Forum, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), and Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) participated to discuss the role of technology in driving sustainability and building a more inclusive, eco-friendly world.



CELCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Celcom and Huawei introduce world’s first Smart 8T8R deployment in Malaysia  

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Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) and Huawei Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Huawei) recently deployed the world’s first large-scale commercial FDD Smart 8T8R network. This Smart 8T8R network initiative is part of Celcom’s accelerated network investments of over RM250million. The deployment of Huawei’s Smart 8T8R network technology increases Celcom’s existing 4T4R network capacity by close to 80%, reducing network traffic congestion and delivering an enhanced user experience on Celcom’s widest 4G network. 

The FDD Smart 8T8R technology incorporates software-defined antennas (SDAs) and FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) dual-band RRUs (Remote Radio Units), as well as Huawei’s innovative algorithms to support on-demand upgrades such as software adjustments, resulting in maximised hardware potential to meet the rapid data growth and network capacity demands of 4G. The Smart 8T8R technology also features a PowerBoosting software whereby it supports advanced power management for base stations to achieve additional coverage gains and bring OPEX savings with a smaller expenditure on energy.

To date, Celcom has deployed several 8T8R sites in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak and Penang. 



OPPO ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

OPPO to Make its AFF Suzuki Cup Sponsorship Debut 

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OPPO has taken its first step in supporting football in Southeast Asia by signing up as the Official Smartphone of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020. Brokered by SPORTFIVE, the event's exclusive commercial partner, the deal marks OPPO's debut in the sporting arena in Southeast Asia and is part of its strategy to leverage sports to connect with consumers and enhance its brand influence across the region. Through this sponsorship, OPPO aims to use its technology and innovation to inspire people to enjoy football wherever they are and to ‘play with heart’ whether on the field or in life. 

OPPO will be looking to amplify their brand via the AFF Suzuki Cup sponsorship, through brand activations across the tournament's multiple platforms including naming and presenting rights to the “OPPO Man of the Match”. OPPO will also be the title sponsor of this year's “Decibel Challenge” which was previously run in 2018 and rewards the loudest fan groups among all the Southeast Asian nations during the tournament. The AFF Suzuki cup will be scheduled from 5 December 2021 to 1 January 2022.



REALME ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

5G smartphones improve user experience 

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While the basic prerequisite for enjoying the evolution of 5G is to own a device that can run 5G networks, have you ever wondered about the advantages of these 5G-ready devices? In this article, we will be introducing the key features of realme’s 5G smartphones that could further facilitate your daily lifestyle in a smarter way.  

  1. 5G Processors - Level Up Your Gaming Performance
  2. Enjoy smooth viewing experience on your favourite movie 
  3. A comfortable grip in your hand
  4. Allowing you to be productive and get your work done 
  5. Creating wonderful moments with your 5G smartphone camera

As a technology brand dedicated to young consumers, we hope by empowering the youth, they can become the forerunners in leading more people into the 5G era with the devices made available in Malaysia. You can own these devices at a more affordable price and be a pro in the world of connecting virtually and expressing freely. 

 

5 tips to stay safe and positive at home with realme 

Enjoy spending modern quality time at home with realme smartphones and realme AIoT products and here are some activities for you to stay positive throughout this challenging period.

  1. Always have a long list of movies or dramas? Let’s enjoy it at amazing picture quality. Watch it with your realme Smart TV! 
  2. The gym is closed. But that should not stop you from working on your body with realme Watch 2 Pro.
  3. Missed dressing up for some #OOTD shoot? Do one at home with the realme 8 Pro.
  4. Enjoy your favourite jam with realme Cobble Bluetooth Speaker! 
  5. You can’t always rely on take-outs and delivery. Cook or bake with your realme 8 5G! 

 

realme Malaysia wins 9 titles from Lazada and Shopee 7.7 mid year sales

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During the recent Oh My realme Day held on Lazada and Shopee 7.7 Mid-Year sales, realme Malaysia offered a variety of exciting deals on smartphones and AIoT devices via both platforms. The team at realme Malaysia is proud to announce the sales achievement obtained within the campaign period from 1st January 2021 until 7th July 2021 from Lazada and Shopee includes:

  • realme Smart Scale — No. 1 Best-selling Smart Scale on Lazada 2021
  • realme Smart Cam 360° — No. 1 Best-selling Smart Camera on Lazada 2021 (Price Range: Above RM199)
  • realme narzo 20 Pro — No. 1 Best-selling 65W Fast Charging Smartphone on Lazada 2021
  • Top 4 Best-selling Smartphone Brand on Lazada 7.7 Sale
  • realme Smart Camera 360° — No 1 Best-selling Security Camera sold on Shopee Mall
  • realme Smartwatches — No 1 Best-selling Wearables sold on Shopee
  • realme Pocket Bluetooth Speaker — No 1 Best-selling Pocket Bluetooth Speaker sold on Shopee 
  • realme Smart Scale — No 1 Best-selling Smart Scale sold on Shopee Mall
  • realme Smart TV 32”— No 1 Best-selling Television Brand sold on Shopee

     

 

LG ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

LG Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050 

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LG Electronics (LG) today made public its commitment to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy. The announcement in the just released LG Electronics Sustainability Report comes on top of its earlier promise to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 through the Zero Carbon 2030 initiative in which LG pledged to reduce carbon emissions in the production stage to 50 percent of 2017 standards by 2030.

The transformation will be implemented region by region starting in North America where every office and manufacturing site will be powered by renewable energy within the year. LG manufacturing facilities outside of Korea are on target to convert 50 percent of their electricity needs to renewable energy in the next four years.

 

The LG Styler™ smart wardrobe is now available for pre-order in Malaysia

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LG Electronics (LG)  has introduction of its premium LG Styler™ in Malaysia, dubbed as ‘The Smart Wardrobe’. The LG Styler™ is a one-of-a-kind smart wardrobe with the promise of ‘Hygiene in Style’ that offers consumers cutting-edge technology to keep clothes hygienic and fresh for families, while caring for its longevity. 

Prior to the official launch on 1st August, customers can now pre-order and purchase the LG Styler™ starting 17th to 31st July at a discounted price of RM7399. The first 50 customers who purchase the LG Styler™ during the pre-order period will each receive a brand-new LG PuriCare™ 360° Air Purifier for free. The price for the S3WF – LG Styler™ in White is RM8,499 while the S3MFC - LG Styler™ Essence Mirrored Finish Silver    is RM8,499. 

For more information on the LG Styler™, visit their site



MISC ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Lazada Steps Up Support for Frontliners and Malaysians In Need  

Lazada Malaysia is stepping up its efforts to support those in need through their Stronger Together initiative via LazadaForGood, Lazada’s digital giving platform. The initiative ran from 1 July until 31st July featured a variety of aid from groceries and essentials, meals for the needy, support for children and our frontliners, and even food and essential items for animal shelters in collaboration with top brands on the Lazada platform and their partnered non-governmental organisations (NGOs).  

Since it was launched in March last year, LazadaForGood has facilitated aid to the underprivileged and frontliners with over RM 700,000 donations and support raised to date for various COVID-19 related causes. If you can afford to give, visit the LazadaForGood page now to make your contribution. 

 

Kaspersky study shows almost 5 in 10 users in APAC experienced privacy risks related to virtual matchmaking

During the past few decades, the world has rapidly shifted towards digitalization of everyday practices, including dating. In some countries dating apps have become the most popular way for people to meet, while modern couples’ communication is almost unthinkable without social media. However, there is another side of the coin: with love transferring to the digital world, the gathering and public exposure of personal data (also known as “doxing”) has become a major concern. 

The Kaspersky team conducted a survey, exposing main threats and fears that users faced while dating online. As a result, the company’s experts found that every 6th user has been doxed while dating online, globally. In Asia Pacific (APAC), 22% of the respondents admitted experiencing this malicious act, out of which, 14% were doxed while dating online but being unfamiliar with the notion of “doxing”, did not know they were doxed.

To keep your personal information protected, Kaspersky also recommends:

  • Handling private online data responsibly by following the tips from the Kaspersky “Definitive Checklist: how to protect your data online” 
  • Always checking permission settings on the apps you use, to minimize the likelihood of your data being shared or stored by third parties – and beyond – without your knowledge
  • Using two-factor authentication. Remember that using an application that generates one-time codes is more secure than receiving the second factor via SMS. If you need additional security, invest in a hardware 2FA key
  • Using a reliable security solution like Kaspersky Password Manager to generate and secure unique passwords for every account, and resist the temptation to reuse the same one over and over again
  • Finding out if any of the passwords you use to access your online accounts have been compromised, by using a tool such as Kaspersky Security Cloud. Its Account Check feature allows users to inspect their accounts for potential data leaks. If a leak is detected, Kaspersky Security Cloud provides information about the categories of data that may be publicly accessible, so that the individual affected can take appropriate action
  • Always considering how the content you share online might be interpreted and used by others

 

VALORANT Challengers Malaysia announces Acer Predator as Official Gaming PC and laptop partner

Riot-led global event, VALORANT Challengers Malaysia and Singapore has announced Predator as its Official Gaming PC and Laptop partner for the tournament’s much anticipated third stage which will commence 2 July - 8 August 2021. 8 confirmed teams who earned their spots through qualifiers - including fan favourite Paper Rex and Todak teams - will battle it out to rise to the top and take home a piece of the RM 40,000/SGD 13,000 prize pool. All agents in the latest VALORANT roster will be allowed, and available maps for the tournament will be Bind, Haven, Split, Ascent and Icebox. Maps will be selected by teams at the beginning of each round. For a full run-down of the tournament format, visit the tournament overview article.

Fans who tune into the livestreams will have the chance to walk away with exclusive merchandises such as Predator Galea headset, Predator Cestus mouse, Predator Bomber Jacket, Predator WASD shirt & Predator Cap from Predator Gaming. On top of that, the brand is also offering deals as much as 37% off on selected Predator Gaming products via its official website. 

 

Grab Spreads #TechUntukSemua Effort to Support Local Durian Farmers and Sellers

As part of Grab’s #TechUntukSemua goal to empower smaller businesses to benefit from the digital economy, Grab is once again focusing on the many local sellers of durian. This not only ensures that Malaysians will be able to get their durian fix, but our local durian merchants and farmers will be able continue to spread the joy of durian as well.

Grab users can also enjoy savings of up to 50% on their durian season necessities, whether you’re a lover or hater, from merchants like Durian Man, Lubuk Durian, Purple Monkey, Watsons, Guardian and more.

 

MDEC Moves Forward With ‘Digital Investments Future5’ Strategy

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, today announced its ‘Digital Investments Future5 (DIF5) Strategy’, a five-year plan focusing on five key thrusts aimed at attracting investments and advancing Malaysia’s digital economy in line with the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint or MyDIGITAL.

The five-year initiative, which will run from 2021 to 2025 following the 12th Malaysia Plan, aims to secure high quality digital investments as it seeks to unlock new drivers of growth in the digital economy. Cumulatively, MDEC has brought in RM345 billion worth of investments via MSC Malaysia since 1996, creating 184,396 jobs, and housing 40 of the Forbes100 companies in Malaysia. 

The DIF5 strategy targets the below by 2025: 

  1. RM50 billion investments in the digital economy
  2. Focus on 5 key industry sectors, 5 focus technologies, 5 emerging technologies and digital global business services 
  3. Attract 50 Fortune500 tech companies to land and expand in Malaysia 
  4. Establishment of 5 Unicorns 
  5. Creation of 50,000 high-value jobs in the MSC

To find out how to participate, log on to their site

 

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution available for developers on GPUOpen

Following the recent announcement of AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), AMD is making the source code for its powerful spatial upscaling technology broadly available to game developers via GPUOpen. FSR is also now available for developers in two of the most popular game engines:

  • Unity: A special preview beta branch of Unity 2021.2 HDRP.
  • Unreal Engine: A patch that can be applied to v4.26 of Unreal Engine.

Additionally, several new titles are adding FSR support in the next few weeks, bringing the total number of FSR-supported games to 12 since the feature was launched just a few weeks ago, with more expected in the coming months:

  • Arcadegeddon (July 16)
  • Necromunda: Hired Gun (July 16)
  • Resident Evil Village (next week)
  • Edge of Eternity (this month)

World Emoji Day 2021: How emoji can help create a more empathetic world, for all of us

In celebration of World Emoji Day, Adobe is excited to share the results of the 2021 Global Emoji Trend Report, which surveyed 7,000 people globally. Among the findings include: 

  • Connecting in an otherwise disconnected space
  • A little levity and cuteness goes a long way
  • Avoiding awkward situations
  • Communicating across cultures and languages 
  • An age of empathy, right on time 

Emoji are a reminder that we live in a world of real things and real people –  even if we are only approximating our appearance using little yellow smiley faces or cartoon pictures of objects that we love. Having some imagery often helps us connect with those concepts and those ideas more deeply than we would by words alone.

Whether they are villainized as the despoilers of language or beloved as a fun, new way to express ourselves, emoji are most importantly another tool available to help us share our personal narratives. One of the greatest things about storytelling is that everyone has a tale to tell. The best stories are illustrated with pictures, and emotionally engaging narratives have the ability to profoundly shape the world around us for the better.

 

Maxis strengthens one stop cloud solution capabilities with latest acqui-hire 

In its latest move to strengthen its position as Malaysia’s Leading Converged Solutions Company, Maxis has announced the acqui-hire of Peering One Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian-based cloud solutions company specialising in hybrid and private cloud managed services. The acqui-hire reinforces Maxis’ capabilities as a one stop, end-to-end cloud solutions provider, with complete cloud offerings that address the full spectrum of business needs. 

The acqui-hire of Peering One is primarily for their pool of strong cloud professional specialists, customer base and market position, which will further boost Maxis’ capacity and capabilities to offer best-in-class Private and Hybrid Cloud solutions. Maxis can now provide an enhanced end-to-end Cloud Managed Services through a single touch point for customers to enjoy upfront cost savings and flexibility to scale their cloud consumption needs through a ‘pay-as-you-use’ model. 

In addition to ICMS, the latest acqui-hire of Peering One also follows other acqui-hires by Maxis, including Optima Innovations in June 2018 for eCommerce capabilities and Audeonet (M) Sdn Bhd in December 2020 for voice and unified communications solutions.

 

60,000 local MSMEs to receive up to RM3,000 Go-eCommerce Onboarding benefits through Shopee

 

60,000 local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are set to receive up to RM3,000 in Shopee benefits each from the e-commerce platform’s Go-eCommerce Onboarding programme. The initiative under Belanjawan 2021 aims to encourage the adoption of e-commerce as a trade channel amongst local MSMEs and Malaysian citizens who wish to venture into entrepreneurship. Shopee is also co-funding this initiative Ringgit-to-Ringgit in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

There are two packages that sellers stand to benefit from:

  1. Existing Shopee sellers (Registered as a seller on Shopee before 1 July 2021)
  • RM2,500 in Shopee Store Coins Cashback Vouchers
  • Up to RM500 in service fee rebates
  1. New Shopee sellers (Registered as a seller on Shopee from 1 July 2021 onwards)
  • RM1,500 in Shopee Store Coins Cashback Vouchers
  • Up to RM1,500 in service fee rebates

Go-eCommerce Onboarding is eligible to registered Shopee sellers who are Malaysian citizens or belong in the MSME category as defined by SME Corporation Malaysia. For MSMEs, the company must have more than 50% of its shares held by a local person or entity and total monthly store sales must not exceed RM4 mil to qualify. Interested sellers who meet the criteria can start applying from now until 30 November 2021 at shopee.com.my/goecommerce. Participation is free.

 

Disney+ Hotstar reveals the 7 studios working on “Star Wars: Visions” 

Disney+ Hotstar recently announced the names of the seven Japanese anime studios bringing their unique talent and perspective to “Star Wars: Visions”—a collection of animated short films from Lucasfilm that will stream exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar—and offered fans an exciting special look.

The anime studios revealed were Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG. All episodes of “Star Wars: Visions” will be released on Disney+ Hotstar September 22, 2021.

  • Kamikaze Douga - The Duel
  • Geno Studio (Twin Engine) - Lop and Ochō
  • Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) - Tatooine Rhapsody
  • Trigger - The Twins
  • Trigger - The Elder
  • Kinema Citrus - The Village Bride
  • Science Saru - Akakiri
  • Science Saru - T0-B1
  • Production IG - The Ninth Jedi


Shop Malaysia Online returns

The Shop Malaysia Online (SMO) campaign on Shopee returns for the second year to benefit more Malaysians through discount vouchers, cashbacks and free shipping subsidies, which in turn will help manage cost of living. Last year, the Ringgit-to-Ringgit campaign on Shopee benefited over 2.9 million shoppers, generating more than RM540 million in sales for 80,000 Malaysian sellers on the e-commerce platform.

SMO is an e-commerce initiative by the Ministry of Finance (MOF), with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) tasked at driving the campaign from now till 31 December 2021. 

For more information on the Shop Malaysia Online campaign, visit their site.

 

Touch ‘n Go Group supports Malaysian businesses 

Touch ‘n Go Group is proud to announce its partnership with the Ministry of Finance of Malaysia (MOF) and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to drive the Belanjawan 2021 (National Budget) initiatives, aimed to support local businesses and encourage online purchases.  

The Go-eCommerce Onboarding and Shop Malaysia Online (SMO) campaigns, as announced by MDEC, runs from 1 July to 31 December 2021. Through the onboarding campaign, each micro enterprise, small medium business or Malaysian individual (without a business registration) that successfully register with Touch ‘n Go eWallet during the campaign period will be entitled to a RM20 subsidy for their first successful sale transacted. This is limited to the first 80,000 new Touch ‘n Go eWallet merchants approved within the campaign period.

Visit their site to register.

 

Death Stranding Director’s Cut will launch for PS5 on 24 September 2021

Featuring the unique Social Strand System which allows players to stay connected with other players from around the globe, Death Stranding Director’s Cut will enable players to experience Death Stranding, the genre-defying open-world action-adventure game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner, fully remastered and expanded for PS5 consoles.  

The Standard Edition of Death Stranding Director’s Cut (Disc/Digital) is SGD67.90 / MYR209 and you can get the PS5 Death Stranding Director’s Cut Digital Deluxe Edition with SGD79.90 / MYR 249. Players who already own the PS4 version of Death Stranding can get the PS5 Death Stranding Director’s Cut Digital Deluxe Edition Upgrade for only SGD18 / MYR50.

You can find more details on Death Stranding Director’s Cut from their site

 

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut announced for PS5 and PS4

As of 20th August, Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut will be released on both PS5 and PS4 consoles. This new edition comes packed not only with the original game and every piece of additional content we’ve released to date, but a brand-new adventure for Jin in Iki Island Expansion.

Further, PS5 players will have access to a few additional new features: Japanese Lip Sync, DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, enhancement to 3D audio, improved load times, 4K resolution options and framerates targeting 60 FPS. Details and pricing of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, its pre-orders and upgrades are here.



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Jabra PanaCast 50 and PanaCast 20 announced for hybrid work

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Jabra recently announced their new Jabra PanaCast 50 – an intelligent video bar, and the Jabra PanaCast 20, an intelligent personal camera. Both models work with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom, and Zoom Rooms, and are optimized for all leading UC platforms.

The PanaCast 50 offers AI-based video and audio streams to detect active speakers and automatically adjust the frame to "follow the action." Three 13-megapixel cameras create an immersive 180° field of view in Panoramic-4K. Patented video stitching technology uses advanced algorithms to optimize live-stitching of the three video streams together in real-time. Delivering 2 video streams simultaneously, it also offers a built-in whiteboard sharing feature.

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The Jabra PanaCast 50

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The Jabra PanaCast 20

The Jabra PanaCast 20, features AI managed on-device with Edge processing. A built-in lens cover also guarantees privacy. It delivers 4K Ultra HD Video, HDR video and personalized Intelligent Zoom

The Jabra PanaCast 50 is priced at RM6,500 while the Jabra PanaCast 20 is priced from RM1,600. Both will be available from 15 July 2021. For more details visit their site

 

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