Author: Keith Liu

DNA Test: A middleweight fight for the ‘Note’ phablet crown
In the wake of the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao fight, DNA contributing editor Keith Liu sets up his own slugfest between the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and the Mlais M52 Red Note, two phablets that punch above their weight.
LG announces mixed results for Q1, launches new flagship smartphone G4
South Korea’s LG Electronics recorded mixed results in the first quarter of 2015, as strong smartphone sales were offset by a slowdown in its home entertainment business.
Challenger rolls out new retail concepts, value-added services
Riding on the back of a 380% growth in unit sales of Android-based devices last year and increased demand for gaming hardware, Singapore’s homegrown IT retail giant Challenger rejigged more than 4,000 sq ft of its flagship retail store at Funan DigitalLife mall to offer dedicated retail spaces for these products.
DNA Test: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
DNA contributing editor Keith Liu tries out the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Summary: It comes with an amazing camera experience, fantastic hardware and software capabilities, but with an eye-watering price and weak battery performance.  
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge sales exceeds expectations
A week after the first wave of availability of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in 20 countries (including Singapore) and a slew of glowing reviews, reports say that sales are beating even Samsung’s own high expectations.
DNA Test: YotaPhone 2 is a two-faced mobile wonder
Summary: It is a highly capable and well-specified Android smartphone and e-book reader in one, but the E Ink display needs to be larger and lag-free to be truly credible or comfortable to read. The high price also puts it beyond the reach of the mass market.
DNA Test: Meizu M1 Note
DNA contributing editor Keith Liu test-drives the Meizu M1 Note and finds the 5.5-inch phablet has decent performance and is surprisingly affordable, and will give the best of the Chinese big boys a run for their money.
Darktrace enters Asia Pacific security appliance market
Riding on the back of a fresh US$18-million investment, Cambridge, UK-based cybersecurity firm Darktrace is expanding its global reach, launching its Asia Pacific operations in Singapore in March.
Singapore IT bootcamp for seniors and their grandkids
More than 420 seniors are riding the digital wave at the Intergenerational IT Bootcamp in Singapore. The six-day bootcamp kicked off on March 16 at 13 schools, where seniors are guided through a basic lesson by their grandchildren or student volunteers, aged between 10 and 16 years.
Productive pair-up: Surface Pro 3 and Win10 Technical Preview
Keith Liu downloads the Windows 10 Technical Preview to see how the upcoming OS will fare when combined with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. Can this combo become your primary productivity tool? Find out here.
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