Colgate's New Smart Toothbrush

This probably the first smart toothbrush ever release by dental hygiene company, Colgate E1. The E1 will be available exclusively to sell in Apple Store and not sure it will be available in Malaysia's Apple Store anytime soon.

The smart toothbrush is connected to Colgate Connect iOS app that tracks your brushing habits, maps out your mouth, coach you on your brushing techniques and also play games.

Sorry to Android users, the Colgate E1 will only be made available for iOS exclusively. Colgate wasn't the first and only smart toothbrush available, the Xiaomi Soocare X3 offers the same and support both Android and iOS.

The Colgate E1 is available to purchase through Apple US Online Store for US$ 99.

Source: TheVerge

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Get Google Pixel 2 Portrait Mode

Dual camera setup is another norm feature for 2017 smartphones just like the 2:1 ratio display. Earlier the background blur aka "Bokeh" of portrait pictures can only achieve with dual camera setups.

When Google announced its latest flagship, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that only has one camera is capable to replicate the same output. This is a combination of dual pixel phase detection and some machine learning that create some of the best portrait photos and even better than the dual camera setups hardware.

A senior member of XDA Developer by the name miniuser123 extracted the latest build of the Google Camera app and tweaked it to be installed on others non-Google devices.

His latest modified Google Camera app is now supported the Exynos-based devices such as; Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note FE and Samsung Galaxy Note8. Because this is not an official or final app, there are some bugs and crashes while using the app. As for now, it only works on the rear-facing camera.

Here are some photos taking with the modified Google Camera app that I sideloaded into my Samsung Galaxy S8+;

(Left is normal, right is in Portrait Mode. Click on the image for higher resolution preview)



The result was quite good despite it wasn't meant for it and runs on different SoC.

Here's how to get it up and running on your Samsung Galaxy S7/S8/Note8;

Download the Google Camera APK

Apply this configuration in the Settings menu;
Model: Nexus 6
Portrait mode on all models: on off
camera.faceboxes: on

UPDATE 18/01/2018! 

There's an update of the APK file that allows you to use the Portrait Mode on the front camera: Download: Google Camera V3 APK

Source: XDA Developers

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) & A8+ (2018) is Now Official! Priced From RM 1,799

Samsung Electronics Malaysia has officially announced the new Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) in Malaysia. The mid-range devices adopted the new 2:1 display ratio and featuring IP68 water and dust resistant standard.

For the first time by the company, the Galaxy A8 (2018) feature a dual-camera setup at the front that works as Live Focus which introduced on the Galaxy Note8 but it's for Selfie taking.

The difference between the standard and Plus variant are the RAM size, storage, display size and battery capacity.

Samsung Galaxy A8
• Samsung Exynos Octa-core Processor
• 4GB of RAM
• 32GB Onboard Storage
• SuperAMOLED 5.6-inch 18.5:9 Ratio Display (2,220 x 1,080)
• 16-megapixel f/1.7 Rear Camera
• 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel Front Camera
• 3,000 mAh Battery
• Android 7.1.1 (Android 8.0 Oreo Ready)
• RM 1,799

Samsung Galaxy A8+
• Samsung Exynos Octa-core Processor
• 6GB of RAM
• 64GB Onboard Storage
• SuperAMOLED 6-inch 18.5:9 Ratio Display (2,220 x 1,080)
• 16-megapixel f/1.7 Rear Camera
• 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel Front Camera
• 3,500 mAh Battery
• Android 7.1.1 (Android 8.0 Oreo Ready)
• RM 2,499

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2019) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be available in three colors options; Black, Gold and Orchid Grey. Both of the devices will go on sale nationwide starting 19th January 2018 and there will be an early bird promo. For those who buy the Galaxy A8 phones will receive a FREE 64GB Samsung EVO Plus microSD card and a Samsung Fast Charge USB Type-C 10,000 mAh power bank.

Elephone U Pro, Budget Samsung Galaxy S8 with Curved OLED Display

No doubt Samsung implemented one of the best almost bezel-less display smartphone out there with the Samsung Galaxy S8 series thanks to the side curved display and smaller top and chin.

Elephone has just announced its latest flagship smartphone the Elephone U Pro. It adopted the curved side OLED display similar to the one on the Galaxy S8. It sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ with 18:9 ratio display.

Under the hood is a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip and offers two variants RAM and storage; 4GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage and a 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.

The Elephone U Pro corrected the Galaxy S8's flaws with the right position of the fingerprint scanner and feature the dual 13-megapixel rear camera sits vertically.

It runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and backed up with 3,550 mAh battery.

The Elephone U Pro will only be available in early February and they are starting taking pre-orders for 6GB RAM variant over at GearBest.

It comes with two color options; Black and Blue. The 4GB variant is priced at US$ 390 (about RM 1,560) where the 6GB priced at US$ 440 (around RM 1,760)

Olike Malaysia Trade-in Program Offers Up to 18% on New USB Data Cable

Olike Malaysia will be having an Olike Malaysia Trade-in programme that allows consumers to enjoy 18% discount in return when they trade in their defected USB Data Cable within the Olike Trade-in days, which is from 11th January 2018 – 11th February 2018 at any Olike Retail Store or Olike Authorized Dealer Store (do refer to appendix 1). The special discount on each Olike USB Data Cable is only limited to a unit of defected cable.

Olike USB Data Cable offers high-speed charge and sync with up to 2.4A charging current. The connector heads are made of high corrosion resistant zinc alloy and each cable has a core comprised of 55 tinned copper wires wrapped by the highest grade materials. On top of that, the cords have been tested with over 10,000 bends in its lifespan.

Olike Malaysia offers one to one replacement guarantee within 12 months from the date of purchase with terms & conditions apply.

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