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[June 02, 2014]

Personalised entertainment at home [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]

(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WESTERN Digital's newest Western Digital tV (WD tV) -Personal Edition is an easy to use Wifi-enabled media player. It is capable of playing back virtually any media file stored on UsB and network storage devices or any computer on the home network. With the WD tV, users can enjoy a wide range of personal media including photos, video and music.


Files too, can be streamed from just about any connected UsB drive such as My Passport Ultra as well as the My Book product families, personal cloud and network attached storage drives. these include Western Digital's My cloud product family, digital camcorder or cameras and any networked Pc or Mac computer around the home. The new WD TV media player boasts its newest intuitive user interface that allows users to gain control of their entertainment through the customisation of the home page via their favourite apps, creating shortcuts to favourite content folders and setting up the auto-run feature for preferred apps to kick off at startup. WD TV also supports Miracast, which enables users to project its Miracast- enabled mobile device onto the TV in up to full HD 1080p. If you feel like streaming movies, this can easily be achieved via WD tV as you remain connected to apps including Youtube, Hulu Plus, Vudu, slingPlayer, spotify, Pandora and facebook. The included WD tV remote app also improves the overall navigation experience as ios and Android compatible mobile devices will transform into an advanced feature remote control right there and then for their media player. Expected to be priced at Us$99.99 (rM322) for the Personal Edition while the WD TV remote mobile app can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the App store.

www.wd.com/en/ BIG-SCREEN MONSTER PHONE LG has upped the ante in the competitive smartphone market with LG G3. the G3 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538ppi pixel density, which would make it feature four times the resolution of High Definition and nearly double the amount of resolution compared to a full HD display. The back camera takes great looking photos with the 13MP ois+ (optical image stabiliser Plus) shooter that sports a revolutionary Laser Auto focus, allowing one to capture stunning sharp images in a fraction of the time that is normally required by more conventional phone cameras. in front lies a 2.1MP camera that ought to be more than adequate to get the job done when it comes to selfies.

The polished metallic skin on the rear cover is not only lightweight, but fingerprint-proof and good looking as well.

Its f loating Arc for m fac tor feels incredibly comfortable to hold. Users will be able to take to the G3 like a duck to water, thanks to its redesigned graphical user interface, while a 3,000mAh removable battery as well as advanced optimisation technologies ensure that battery efficiency is maximised.

It comes in five vibrant colours - Metallic Black, silk White, shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy red. it's packed with a quad- core 2.5GHz snapdragon 801 processor, up to 32GB of internal memory, up to 3GB rAM, a microsD memory card slot, 4G, Bluetooth and Nfc connectivity and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

www.lg.com/ CLOCK THAT REALLY TELLS THE TIME TELLING the time is pretty simple. But how about ditching the numbers and relying on something less efficient although it ranks higher on the artistic scale simply because of its unique quality? The Us$79.99 LED Word clock displays current time as words in bright white LED light. For 10.50, the clock will announce, "it is 10 minutes to 11". for 7.25, it will say "25 minutes past seven". Comes with an easel back for tabletop use or hanging on the wall. However, you have to plug it into a power outlet.

FROM LAPTOP TO LAPLET Microsoft looks like it has yet to throw in the towel when it comes to the tablet game by introducing surface Pro 3, a lightweight tablet which actually packs the power and performance of a laptop. folks are calling this a "laplet" for obvious reasons. Its sleek design takes a simple snap or click in order to turn it from a tablet into a fully functioning laptop and vice versa.

Being 30 per cent thinner compared to the 11-inch MacBook Air, the surface Pro 3 boasts a stunning 12-inch display, has a continuous kickstand that delivers the screen real estate and multiple viewing angles. in addition, there is also a new surface Pen that has been completely redesigned, allowing it to deliver a precise, luxurious drawing and note-taking experience with a single click of the pen.

Underneath the hood, you will find a 4th-generation intel core processor, Windows 8.1 Pro as the operating system of choice, speakers with Dolby Audio enhanced sound, up to nine hours of Web- browsing battery life, a full-size UsB 3.0 port, a microsD memory card reader and a Mini DisplayPort.

Depending on the hardware configuration of your choice, the surface Pro 3 will start from Us$799 with options of core i3, i5 and i7 processors.

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