HWM Singapore March 2021

HWM Singapore is a monthly consumer technology publication covering the 3Cs of tech -- Computers, Consumer Electronics & Communications (and now Software & Games). A strong technology brand with independent editions throughout South-east Asia since 2000, HWM Singapore is known for its authoritative product comparison shootouts, analytical feature stories, benchmarked product reviews and technical walkthroughs. Feast your eyes on easy-to-read layouts, useful tips and decisive reviews, before plonking that hard-earned dollar on the best technology for you, your social circle and your home.

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12 期号


the games edition

GUESS WHAT? March is for videogames. Why? Because that’s what we decided, and that should be good enough for you. When we were putting this issue together, there were many different elements of gaming that were going on in different parts of the office and teams. And it just felt right that they should all be collated into one issue as a theme. We’ve got our mega coverage of BlizzConline 2021, delving into everything from World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, Diablo 2 Resurrected, Diablo 4 to HearthStone and old timey hits like Lost Vikings. We’ve got a roundup of the best ultralightweight gaming mice in the market. We’ve got even more gaming reviews and that’s not all. Our March gaming month doesn’t really stop with HWM either. We’ve produced and published…

the dangerous wave of mobile threats

The pervasive use of mobile devices today has made mobile security a key concern. With the push for remote working accelerated by the pandemic, employees are increasingly accessing corporate data from their mobile devices, making organisations’ data more vulnerable to breaches. Over the past few months, researchers at Check Point have been observing an enormous rise in the number of attacks and data breaches that are coming in through the mobile. 01 FAKE COVID-19 RELATED MOBILE APPLICATIONS Since the very beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have seen an uptick in the number of fake COVID-19 related applications being created. Skilled threat actors have been exploiting concerns about the virus and using it to spread malware. Some of the mobile malware include Mobile Remote Access Trojans (MRATs), Banker Trojans, and Premium Dialers…

where the old becomes the new

WOW BURNING CRUSADE AIMS TO PLEASE ALL CLASSIC FANS BlizzConline 2021 saw the reveal of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, the re-introduction of Warcraft’s very first expansion. Back in 2007, players stepped into a Dark Portal and emerged into absolute chaos - and now, they’ll get to relive those memories alongside other first-timers looking for adventure. Blizzard Entertainment is trying to strike a tricky balance here, aiming to please those hungry for new content and others who want nothing to change. They have a unique solution for both parties, however. Lead software engineer Brian Birmingham and World of Warcraft executive producer John Hight shares some insights. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade brings a whole bunch of changes to the game, including an increased level cap of 70 - which, funnily enough,…

a classic respawned

Despite what its name may suggest, the Cooler Master MM720 is not in fact the successor to the Cooler Master MM710. It’s modelled after the classic Spawn and Xornet, updating their ergonomic, right-handed designs with a modern, lightweight shell. At just 49g, it’s one of the lightest gaming mice you can get. As on the MM710, the perforations in the shell are in the shape of the Cooler Master logo, and they’re actually on the smaller side compared to most other honeycomb mice. My review unit is in glossy white, which looks striking, but is unfortunately something of a grease magnet. Build quality is decent. There is some slight flexing on the bottom of the mouse, although it’s nothing to be worried about. The MM720 is a wide and flat mouse, perfect for…

getting fundamentals right

Ducky is better known for its gaming keyboards, and the saturated gaming mouse market isn’t exactly screaming for another player in the scene. That said, the Ducky Feather is showing itself to be one of the top gaming mice available today. It’s not the flashiest or even the most revolutionary, but it doesn’t need to be. Ducky has doubled down on getting the fundamentals right, and the result is a mouse that delivers much of what gamers want. It weighs just 65g with minimal perforations. Most of its shell is solid, and the only holes are on the sides, which you’ll almost never find yourself touching. This is a plus for those who dislike the recent slate of honeycombed shells. At 124mm long, this is a medium-sized mouse with a very flat…

the power of bamf

Since the release of the original Model O, Glorious has released a range of different mice in various shapes and sizes, including the ergonomic Model D and Model O-. Now, it’s properly cutting the cord on the mouse that first helped establish it as a company to watch out for. The Model O Wireless combines a lightweight honeycomb chassis with lag-free wireless performance, and Glorious has slapped a really attractive price tag on it to boot. At just $129, the Model O Wireless offers great bang for your buck, especially compared to the $239 Logitech G Pro X Wireless Superlight. Despite the addition of the battery, the Model O Wireless isn’t that much heavier than its wired counterpart, at just 69g to the latter’s 67g. It’s still heavier than the G…