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!