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Honda Jazz pilihan

November 27, 2019 | Tech | No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR: Bunyi angin berlebihan, bunyi jalan yang bising, masalah hubungan Bluetooth dengan peranti/telefon pintar dan masalah radio menjadi antara kerumitan utama yang membelenggu pemilik kenderaan baru di Malaysia.

Berdasarkan Kaji Selidik Kualiti Awal Malaysia 2019 oleh JD Power, pemilik kenderaan lebih muda iaitu di bawah umur 35 tahun melaporkan lebih banyak masalah berbanding mereka yang berumur 35 tahun ke atas dengan aduan masalah berkaitan ciri kawalan/paparan dan dalaman kenderaan.

Ia juga mendapati 49 peratus pemilik kenderaan yang tidak melaporkan masalah menyatakan mereka pasti akan mengesyorkan jenama dan model kenderaan mereka kepada orang lain.

Malah, satu pertiga daripada pemilik kenderaan baharu yang tidak mengalami apa-apa masalah dengan kenderaan mereka menyatakan pasti akan membeli balik buatan yang sama di masa depan.

Pengurus Negara Malaysia JD Power, E-Ling Cheah berkata, masalah yang dialami pemilik kenderaan baharu di Malaysia tahun ini didapati menurun berbanding tahun lalu.

“Punca utama penurunan terbabit disebabkan pengurangan masalah berkaitan proses pengilangan kenderaan.

“Kaji selidik itu mendapati jumlah masalah berkaitan dengan pengilangan berkurangan sepanjang tiga tahun lalu kepada 51 peratus tahun ini berbanding 74 peratus pada 2016,” katanya.

Katanya, pemilik kenderaan menunjukkan kepekaan berterusan kepada masalah berkaitan bunyi yang akan menjejaskan persepsi terhadap kualiti keseluruhan kenderaan mereka.

“Pengilang bukan saja harus meningkatkan proses pembuatan, tetapi perlu mengkaji semula panduan rekaan kenderaan bagi mengelakkan masalah ini dari terjadi di awal kitaran pemilikan kenderaan,” katanya dalam kenyataan di sini, semalam.

Kajian berkenaan dilakukan berdasarkan maklum balas daripada 1,904 pemilik kenderaan baharu yang membeli kenderaan mereka antara Julai 2018 dan Ogos lalu.

Malah, kajian ini turut membabitkan 50 model kereta penumpang, pikap dan kenderaan utiliti daripada 12 jenama serta dijalankan antara Mac dan Oktober lalu.

Berdasarkan kajian sama, model Honda Jazz mencatatkan kedudukan tertinggi bagi segmen kenderaan bandar kompak yang menerima anugerah tahap model bagi kualiti awal.

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Cara bajet guna penghawa dingin

August 20, 2019 | Tech | No Comments

Penghawa dingin merupakan antara barangan elektrik yang boleh menyumbang kepada peningkatan bil bulanan.

Apatah lagi jika suasana panas, ia akan dipasang pada tempoh yang lama untuk menghilangkan haba dan memberi keselesaan pada anda.

Begitu juga pada musim perayaan, penghawa dingin ini akan dipasang untuk menjadikan rumah lebih selesa dan sejuk.

Bagaimanapun terdapat beberapa formula yang boleh diguna pakai untuk anda menggunakan penghawa dingin dengan cara yang betul sekali gus membantu anda menjimatkan elektrik tanpa menjejaskan keselesaan.

1. Beli aircond pada HP yang mencukupi. Lebihkan sikit HP

Cara kiraan dia (luas kawasan bilik x 60) / 9000. Contoh untuk bilik yang saiz 12’x10’. [(12’x10’) x 60] / 9000 = 0.8HP.

Ada yang menyatakan penghawa dingin 0.5HP sudah cukup sebab bilik kecil tetapi sebenarnya yang paling sesuai ialah penghawa dingin 1HP dan yang paling baik ialah penghawa dingin 1.5HP.

Tujuannya adalah untuk mengurangkan pergerakan kompresor.

Ini kerana semakin banyak kompresor bergerak, semakin tinggi juga elektrik digunakan.

Ini bermakna jika boleh kita gunakan pada interval yang agak panjang agar dapat jimat elektrik.

© Provided by FMT MEDIA SDN BHD2. Gunakan penghawa dingin ada teknologi inverter

Inverter ini tujuannya adalah untuk menstabilkan penggunaan motor atau kompresor.

Bila elektrik pada kompresor lebih stabil, anda dapat menjimatkan elektrik.

Ia mempunyai kaitan dengan graf “electricity consumption”.

Bagi yang menggunakan inverter ini, anda tidak perlu untuk mematikan suis penghawa dingin anda secara kerap, kerana ia akan berfungsi pada tempoh yang panjang, kebiasannya mampu bertahan selama 4 jam.

3. Setkan penghawa dingin pada cara betul

Ramai yang menggunakan penghawa dingin dengan cara yang tidak tepat kerana ramai yang akan set pada suhu.

Contohnya 23 darjah celcius, kipas anda setkan pada tahap 2, anda biarkan pula sehingga pagi dan baru dimatikan.

Selepas ini, sebaik sahaja sampai di rumah, anda dicadangkan memasang penghawa dingin pada suhu terendah, contohnya 16 darjah celcius dan kipas paling kuat iaitu tahap 4.

Biarkan bilik itu selama 30 minit ke 45 minit, kemudian anda setkan semula pada suhu ke 26 kerana ini ialah suhu yang sesuai untuk anda tidur.

Kipas pula anda set pada tahap 2 dari 4.

Secara asasnya, bila menggunakan penghawa dingin, bahagian yang paling banyak menggunakan elektrik ketika ia baru dihidupkan.

4. Jangan selalu “on” dan “off”

Ini biasa berlaku bila tidur. Anda akan mematikan penghawa dingin bila terasa sejuk dan membukanya semula bila terasa panas.

Anda perlu tahu lebih kerap anda lakukannya, bil anda akan semakin melambung.

5. Servis penghawa dingin setiap 6 bulan ke 9 bulan sekali

Jika anda tidak mempunyai kewangan yang kukuh, anda disarankan untuk membuat servis penghawa dingin paling kurang setahun sekali.

Jika tidak penghawa dingin anda akan rosak dan ia memerlukan kos yang lebih tinggi untuk membaikinya sehingga mampu mencecah RM1,500.

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Malaysians, the day you’ve been dreaming for has finally arrived.

You can finally order food and pay for them via WeChat whenever you’re at a Mamak. For those who’re unfamiliar, Mamak is a local eatery often frequented by Malaysians for its affordable and yummy food.

While Malaysians had a first taste of how the app worked when it was demonstrated at Syed Bistro during a special WeChat Malaysia event in March, folks can now do the same nationwide.

Thanks to a brand new feature called SmartOrder, patrons simply have to scan the QR code on their table, order their food from the list of menu, submit and pay.

The entire process takes between a minute to ten. Ten for those who take eons to decide on what to eat.

Patrons can finally kiss goodbye to the days when you had to grab the attention of the waiter to take your order – which can take eons as well if the restaurant is packed.

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If you’ve downloaded the app and you’re in Malaysia, we’ve got news for you. You’ll be eligible for discounts if you purchase food from the F&B outlets which support the feature.

Currently, there are 44 outlets located in the Klang Valley, Melaka, Johor, Penang, and Perak according to Lowyat.NET.

Here’s hoping other outlets elsewhere begin adopting the feature.

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Have you ever taken a beautiful picture only to find that someone was in the background and it totally screwed up your perfect shot?

Be annoyed no more! Bye Bye Camera is an app which can remove humans from your photos.

Created by the wacky artist Damjanski who is best known for ‘Humans not invited‘ – a CAPTCHA that detects if you’re a human rather than a bot.

Bye Bye Camera utilizes You Only Look Once or YOLO, an object classifier that can detect a person and intelligently mask them out of a picture. It will then try to touch up the picture to make it seem like nothing was removed from the image.

Basically, an automated ‘Photoshop out this person’ tool.

Damjanski told Artnome it’s “an app for the post-human era… The app takes out the vanity of any selfie and also the person.”

Yes, if you use this app on your selfies, it will remove you as well.

The app is obviously not perfect. Sometimes, it tends to remove other objects that it finds hard to fix. And it also wonky at times when touching up the image.

Bye Bye Camera begs larger and deeper questions on the existence of humans: Why are we here, what will the world be without humans, and are we necessary in this universe.

But to simplify it, you can get rid of your annoying friends and colleagues from your photos, and that’s all that matters.

Bye Bye camera is only available on iOS.

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E3 2019 has come to a close, and it’s been another wild week of gaming news. There were big reveals, flashy press conferences, cool trailers, and even a glimpse of how the future of gaming could change in the years to come. And whether you were out on the show floor or watching from home, there was a ton of news to try to follow. So, in case you got lost along the way, here’s the most important stuff that was announced.

MICROSOFT TEASES THE FUTURE OF XBOX WITH PROJECT SCARLETT

With Sony skipping E3 and Nintendo doing its usual pre-taped Direct, Microsoft was the only one of the three major console makers to hold a tradition press conference. And the biggest news there was the first details on Project Scarlett, the company’s next-generation Xbox console, set to launch holiday 2020 with 8K gaming, support for 120 fps frame rates in games, ray tracing, and an optical drivealong with backwards compatibility for the last three generations of Xbox consoles. Oh, and a new trailer for Halo Infinite, which will launch alongside Scarlett.

STREAMING SERVICES ARE ABOUT TO BE A BIG DEAL FOR GAMING

If there was one trend of E3 2019, it was the emphasis on streaming services as the next big thing for gaming. Starting with Google’s pre-E3 Stadia reveal, Microsoft’s slightly confused xCloud serviceUbisoft’s new UPlay Plus subscriptionBethesda optimizing its games for cloud streaming, and rumors of a Square Enix servicethe race to become the new “Netflix for games” is clearly on. With the first of these services set to launch later this year, we’ll get to see for ourselves how these promises actually hold up in the real world, but the idea of being able to play any game anywhere does sound appealing.

BREATH OF THE WILD IS GETTING A SEQUEL FOR THE SWITCH

Zelda fans went into Nintendo’s press conference confident that we’d be getting more information on the upcoming Link’s Awakening remake and the Zelda-themed Crypt of the NecroDancer spinoff, but no one could have expected this: the announcement of a full-fledged sequel to Breath of the Wild. And unlike some of Nintendo’s other long-term projects (like Metroid Prime 4, still a no-show), the company didn’t just flash a logo and call it a day — there was an actual trailer for the sequel, too. There’s no word yet on a release date, but expectations are already sky-high.

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS IS DELAYED TO 2020

There was some bad news at Nintendo’s announcement, though: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the anticipated Switch debut of the series, has been pushed back from a holiday 2019 release to March 20th, 2020. As a consolation prize, Nintendo did have the first gameplay trailer for New Horizons, which looks to add a new crafting element to the series. And even without Animal Crossing, Nintendo still seems to have an incredible holiday lineup this year, with Pokémon Sword and ShieldLuigi’s Mansion 3and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake.

JEDI: FALLEN ORDER MIGHT BREAK EA’S STAR WARS SLUMP

EA was surprisingly light on news at E3 this year, with most of its focus falling on Respawn’s new, single-player Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. After the lackluster Battlefrontreboot, the PR disaster that was Battlefront II’s loot box scandal, and the public collapse of the Amy Hennig-led Visceral Games title, the company hasn’t had a lot of luck with the Star Wars license. But Fallen Order looks like it might break that curse: “We’re trying to be faithful to Star Wars, but also we’re trying to make a fun game,” game director Stig Asmussen says.

SQUARE ENIX FINALLY REVEALS MARVEL’S AVENGERS

It’s been over two and a half years since Square Enix announced that it was working with Marvel on an Avengers game, and at E3, the company finally showed us the results. What we got was mostly story-based, with a few snippets of the third-person action show in between. But it’s clear that the company has a huge vision for what it wants The Avengersto be, with promises of years of new content and characters for the title said to be in the works. It’ll launch on May 15th, 2020.

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CYBERPUNK 2077FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, AND DEATH STRANDING ALL GOT ACTUAL RELEASE DATES

It’s been a good E3 for near-mythical games, with three of the longest-teased games — Cyberpunk 2077, announced in May 2012Final Fantasy VII Remake, announced at E3 2015; and Death Stranding, announced at E3 2016, all getting actual, concrete release dates… all within the same six-month span. While new gameplay for the three titles (one of which technically was announced just before E3) was limited, the fact that we’re close to being able to play them at all feels like an achievement after so many years of waiting.

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Amazon is now selling the Pavlok bracelet that promises to help you sort your life out, whether your issue is spending too much time on the internet, biting your nails or oversleeping.

Basically, every time you step out of line, the strap will give you a 350-volt electric shock, just to give you a gentle reminder.

And to give you a bit more of an incentive to be good, your mates can even download an app which means they can give you a buzz if they catch you eating an extra slice of cake or going on a spending spree.

According to the manufacturer: “Pavlok allows you to speak your reptile brain’s language by adding an unpleasant element (a safe and harmless ‘zap’ of electricity on your wrist) to what you have been taught to love (your nasty lingering habit), quickly conditioning your mind to associate an ‘unpleasant’ feeling with your bad habit… and stopping it all together.”

The device will shock wearers if they step out of line. Credit: Amazon

Priced at $199 (RM830), the Pavlok has 150 shocks per charge, so, depending how much of a rule breaker you are, it could last quite a while.

Speaking to ABC News, the inventor of the device said: “It feels like if you were to touch a doorknob after rubbing your socks on the carpet.”

He added: “There’s a real power in using a little bit of pain to help you break your bad habits.”

So far, reviews of the device have been fairly mixed, with some claiming it’s helped them change their bad habits, while others have criticised its quality.

One customer wrote: “Wrist band is a little awkward but it does allow for the contacts to be positioned closely to your skin for the best results. I’ve only used the button on the device to administer the shock.

“I can’t comment on how the hand motion function works. The app is ok and does give some information and videos on how to beat whatever habit you’re trying to break. At 100 percent on a decent charge it is more than enough of a zap to get your attention.

“I’m glad I bought it, so far I believe it is working. It’s not going to cure a lifelong issue in a few days so you have to stick to their plan and really work on it.”

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The fourth version of the ultra-popular The Sims franchise is now a free download from now until May 28th, 2019.

Since September 2014, The Sims 4 has provided countless hours of life-simulation fun, allowing players to nurture their Sim characters from toddler to adulthood. Five years on, The Sims 4 is a massive game with tonnes of upgrades and expansion packs from its long-time publisher Electronic Arts, which gives more depth and realism to the title.

But you won’t be getting any add-on goodies with this offer. The free standard version of The Sims 4 comes bare, without the fancy expansion packs. Of course, if you enjoy the game, you can always spend to upgrade.

To get it you’ll need to sign up for Electronic Arts’ Origin client. Once you’re done, head here and grab it. It’ll be yours, forever.

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Huawei users can enjoy a discount of up to RM2,200 when they purchase the P30 or P30 Pro if they trade in their old Huawei smartphone. 

Users who absolutely need the latest device can trade in last year’s Mate 20 for RM1,500 rebate and Mate 20 Pro for RM2,200, while the P20 is valued at RM1,050 and the P20 Pro at RM1,250.

The Level Up programme, organised by Ingram Micro Malaysia Sdn Bhd, only allows one trade-in per customer.

The Level Up programme, organised by Ingram Micro Malaysia Sdn Bhd, only allows one trade-in per customer.

According to Huawei, Ingram Micro has sole discretion in determining the trade-in value, as the value posted on its site is only for devices in excellent condition.

Customers can visit a Huawei Experience Store to trade in their phone when the P30 range becomes available on April 6. 

There are three models in the series – the P30 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at RM2,699, the P30 Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage at RM3,799, and the P30 Pro with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage at RM4,399.

Both the P30 and P30 Pro with 256GB storage will be available in three colours: Aurora, Breathing Crystal and Black. The P30 Pro 512GB will only come in Aurora.

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Microsoft employees are being told not to prank users for fear of netting bad press, an internal memo reveals.

In the memo obtained and verified by The Verge,  Microsoft chief marketing officer Chris Capossela asks all teams at Microsoft to not do any public-facing April Fools’ Day stunts. 

“It’s that time of year when tech companies try to show their creativity with April Fools’ Day stunts. Sometimes the outcomes are amusing and sometimes they’re not. Either way, data tells us these stunts have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles,” he says.

Capossela adds that he appreciate that people might have spent time and resources to these pranks, but the company has more to lose than gain by attempting to be funny for a day.

“Please forward to your teams and internal partners to ensure people are aware of the ask to stand down on external April Fools’ Day activities,” he says. 

Some Microsoft pranks of years past included rumours of an MS-DOS OS for smartphones, a delivery service where they would physically send Outlook emails and a suite of productivity apps for cats like PowerPounce, OneNap and Meow.

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NASA is paying people £14,000 (RM75,000) to spent two months in bed watching TV and reading – and there is still time to apply.

Successful applicants will have to do absolutely everything lying down – including eating and going to the loo.

They will be placed in specialised cots to test how space flight affects the human body focusing particularly on muscle waste, reports the Sun .

The study is joint with the European Space Agency and will take place at the German Aerospace Centre.

But this means there is requirement of the role – you must be able to speak German.

24 volunteers will be picked to take part, and bosses are advising participants to use the time to do online courses or learn new skills.

However there will also be  TV screens, books and other leisure activities to keep people entertained.

The beds will positioned so the legs are slightly higher than the head to reduce the blood flow, mimicking the effects of microgravity.

Lead scientist Dr Edwin Mulder, from the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, told the Sun: “The use of artificial gravity might be the best solution for human health protection during human long-duration deep space missions.”

Applications close on May 24 and the tests will be taking place in September.

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