Ed’s Note

WEL­COME BACK

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We hope you had the chance to wrap up 2013 on a high note as 2014 is fi­nally upon us. When it comes to tech, the start of a New Year sig­nals a time of re­newed en­thu­si­asm for fu­ture pos­si­bil­i­ties, as well as re­flec­tion of past ac­com­plish­ments. Last year, the HWM Malaysia team came up with a list of tech pre­dic­tions, and while Google Glass re­mains very much in its in­fancy, we were pretty spot-on with the ar­rival of com­pact, full frame dig­i­tal cam­eras, Full HD smart­phones, along with the grow­ing avail­abil­ity of 4G LTE net­works and de­vices. And it’s only go­ing to get bet­ter from here on out.

Mov­ing along, the Jan­uary is­sue that you’re hold­ing in your hands in­cludes two Multi-Test fea­tures, the first be­ing cen­tered on a se­ries of Haswell-pow­ered Ul­tra­books, while the sec­ond pits six gam­ing head­sets in a no-holds-barred 7.1 vir­tual sur­round sound shootout. Our first is­sue of 2014 also has a fas­ci­nat­ing fea­ture story (“The In­ter­net is Your Univer­sity”, page 110) on free ed­u­ca­tion, or more ac­cu­rately, Mas­sive Online Open Cour­ses, which will give you a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing on some of the best names in the MOOC world.

This month, you can also look for­ward to our all-new GAX sec­tion, which brings you the lat­est hap­pen­ings from the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional gam­ing scene, start­ing with the Malaysian PlayS­ta­tion 4 launch and a pre­view of the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls’ ex­pan­sion beta. 2014 is shap­ing up to be an ex­cit­ing time for gam­ing. Fur­ther­more, you can ex­pect your monthly dose of mo­bile, busi­ness, and photography in the Tele­port, SMB, and Aper­ture sec­tions, along­side a bevy of the lat­est gad­gets in Gear and prod­uct re­views in Test, re­spec­tively.

For those who cel­e­brate Chi­nese New Year, may the Year of the Horse brings hap­pi­ness, peace, pros­per­ity and suc­cess to you and your fam­ily.

We’ll see you again in Fe­bru­ary!

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