• Hybrid cars can be more fun than you think. Here’s why.

    This story is brought to you by Honda Malaysia.

    When hybrids first came onto the scene, they were viewed as something exclusive to those with a lot of spare cash, due to small production numbers and the general ‘newness’ of the technology.

    Now though, there’s a hybrid vehicle on every street corner, with some municipalities and governments even adopting the technology on a grander scale to promote more environmentally-friendly public transport. Even Formula 1 uses hybrid technology now.

    The small 1.6L V6 engines were featured as supporting technology for the Formula 1 2014 season.

    Congrats to Honda for their P1 finish in Austria with Red Bull and Max Verstappen! IMAGE: Autosport

    Kicking off the hybrid era of Formula 1, the switch to smaller and more efficient engines signaled a changing tide in the world’s most lucrative racing sport. With such gargantuan power-to-weight ratios, it was hard to fathom just how

  • Conan O’Brien Will Film His Shows Using An iPhone

    As it is not advisable for people to gather in large crowds due to the coronavirus outbreak, the entertainment industry has been affected as it means that people are avoiding cinemas, and also live audience TV shows have had to take a break. However, late night talk show host Conan O’Brien plans to return to full programming and has come up with a way to do so.

    According to a report from Variety, O’Brien has been revealed that be planning a return to late night TV by hosting his show remotely and filming it using an iPhone. His staff will also be working remotely and interviews conducted with guests will be done via video chat, thus ensuring that social distancing is being practiced.

    Granted this will result in a very different show that fans are used to, but n a statement made by O’Brien, “The quality of my work will

  • Drones are being used in this country to yell at people to say indoors during COVID-19 pandemic

    Some people seem to be quite relaxed amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

    So relaxed, that they are freely walking about, going about their day as usual.

    If you’re reading this, I hope you’re not one of them and are reading this in the comfort of your own home.

    If you are, good on you for doing the right thing. But the same can’t be said for some people in Spain.

    IMAGE: NBC News

    How are the cops combating this? They are using drones to shout at people to go home.

    Spain has entered into a state of emergency on Friday, March 13. Ordering its citizens to stay at home except for emergency trips like stocking up on supplies. But of course, people are taking advantage of it.

    BBC world managed to capture footage of police officers using drones attached with loudspeakers to yell citizens who are outside to go home.

  • Nokia 8.3 5G Unveiled With Three Other Budget Smartphones

    Nokia recently unveiled a couple of devices. While we already know that Nokia is focusing more on the mid-range and budget segment instead of the high-end market, they have come up with their first 5G device.

    Nokia 8.3 5G gains attention because it also happens to be Nokia’s first 5G device.

    Compared to the latest smartphone, it has a lot of catching up to do – but the smartphones are impressive enough.

    The Nokia 8.3 5G aims to focus on a high-res camera offering a 64 MP sensor on the quad-camera setup. The company claims that it has been tailored for perfect low-light photography.

    Not just limited to the camera, but it also features a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G along with the Android One program which provides 2 years of guaranteed software updates and 3 years of security updates.

    You can learn more about it on its official product page

  • China has reported zero new infected cases, the first time since the outbreak

    The COVID-19 might seem like it’s never going to pass. Week after week, all we’re getting are grim news of new deaths or increase in the number of infected.

    So let’s look on the brighter side of things. Mainland China has reported zero domestic cases!

    The first time since the virus outbreak which happened in December 2019 – although it was suspected to happen as early as November 2019.

    On March 18, the National Health Commission said it’s the first time Hubei province reported zero cases and the 34 new infections are from overseas visitors.

    The number of deaths has also decreased drastically, from peeking to 150 deaths in February 2020, to 8 reported deaths since yesterday, bringing the total to 3,245.

    IMAGE: ABC News

    In China, the total number of infected are now at 80,928 but a total of 70,420 patients have recovered as of writing.

    In other

  • Motorola One Zoom Camera Review

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    Key Camera Specifications

    • Rear Camera System (3 cameras + ToF sensor)
      • Ultrawide: ~13mm 16-MP f/2.2 ultrawide
      • Primary: ~23mm 48-MP f/1.7 wide (Primary) +OIS
      • Zoom: ~70mm 8-MP f/2.4 telephoto +OIS

    The Motorola Zoom One (~$450 at the time of publishing) has a strong features line-up for its price point, with three cameras that provide hardware support for all common scenarios we’re testing for.

    In a rapidly changing camera market, the technical specifications may be challenged by other competitors, but in September 2019 it was very decent when this phone was launched.

    Note that this camera system’s software does not always use the native resolution of the camera, but proposes either 12MP or 8MP for all cameras.