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Let's Talk About is a show where we go in-depth on topics that matter in technology and everything else.

105 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

105- When will Apple make a foldable iPhone?

September 26th, 2022


Apple launched a whole bunch of new devices during their September event. But do you know what they didn't launch? A folding smartphone. With the …

104 - Here is why Maxis and U Mobile declined to invest in DNB

September 13th, 2022


The deadline has come and gone, but what has happened? Well, two major telcos declined to invest in Malaysia's special-purpose vehicle Digital …

103 - How did a Malaysian doctor lose RM13k from her CIMB account?

September 5th, 2022


Scams have been on the rise lately and are using various approaches to access the online banking accounts of many Malaysians. Just recently, a doctor lost RM13k from her CIMB bank account without any OTP verification. …

102 - 5G in Malaysia: What's the progress so far?

August 29th, 2022


It's been around two years, and there seems to be no progress in deploying 5G network. Talks about a "single wholesale network" are still in the air, …

101- Should you disable iMessage to avoid scam messages?

August 12th, 2022


It appears that an increasing number of people are getting scam messages through iMessage on iPhones. Most are offering "job opportunities", but are very clearly untrustworthy. What can you do about it? How can you …

100- TNB Power Outage: What was the real reason behind it?

August 4th, 2022


Just recently, many Malaysians were affected by a sudden power outage. TNB shared that the issue came from a station in Yong Peng, Johor, that …

99- Honda HR-V 2022: Is this better than the Corolla Cross?

July 22nd, 2022


The all-new Honda HR-V 2022 is finally here in Malaysia! The Malaysian market gets three different variants, which are 1.5L NA, 1.5L Turbo and a 1.5L …

98- Are Malaysian's just lazy to use public transport?

July 14th, 2022


If you haven't noticed, the traffic congestion has been quite bad lately. The KTMB Ceo even made a statement that M'sians are too "lazy" to take public transport and traffic jams are caused by Malaysians, but is that …

97- Why is MEASAT-3d important for Malaysia?

July 1st, 2022


If we're talking about landmark moments, this is one of them. Earlier yesterday, the brand new satellite, MEASAT-3d, was launched into orbit from French Guiana. This comes eight long years after the launch of the …

96- Why is Grab so expensive now?

June 15th, 2022


Many of us have noticed that there has been a price bump in eHailing fares, but is it due to lesser active drivers on the road? Or due to the increase in traffic lately?  It was also reported that around 30 to 40% of …

95- What is going on with Malaysian passport renewal?

June 9th, 2022


The Malaysian Immigration Department announced a while back that Malaysian passport renewal must only be done online, and walk-ins are only acceptable for selected people.  Despite that, many people still end up queuing …

94- 5G in Malaysia: Will single wholesale network be successful?

June 1st, 2022


Despite the change of government over the years, 5G network is still up in the air and talks about a "single wholesale network" has many questioning …

93- Facebook ads might be scamming you

May 19th, 2022


Have you seen those unusual ads on Facebook? Lately, there has been an increase of scam ads spiralling around Facebook, like the recent “D4 Durian” app incident. The question is, why is Facebook still allowing these …

92- Malaysia's EV charging network feels like a mess...

May 9th, 2022


We're seeing a lot of reports coming out about how easy it is to take your EV "balik kampung". But can you really treat it like any other car? Well, …

91- Is it the right time to buy an EV in Malaysia?

May 6th, 2022


There’s probably more interest than ever in buying an electric vehicle in Malaysia. Not only are there tax incentives, but more and more car manufacturers are coming up with EV models, widening the range and also …

90- Grab stinks

April 21st, 2022


ePemula is an initiative by the Malaysian Government “to help promote cashless transactions”. Eligible Malaysians were allowed to claim RM150 credit …

88- Who owns MySejahtera?

April 8th, 2022


News broke last week that MySejahtera will be sold to a private entity which is MySJ Sdn. Bhd. Shouldn't we be worried about this, as most of our …

87- COVID-19: Transitioning to the endemic phase in Malaysia

March 16th, 2022


Almost two years from the day that we went into lockdown, we're finally closing in on the light at the end of the tunnel. Malaysia's Prime Minister announced that we will be transitioning to the endemic phase. But with …

86- Buy-now-pay-later schemes & the rise of FinTech services in Malaysia

March 10th, 2022


We're seeing a rise in companies and apps offering buy-now-pay-later, micro credit and personal loan schemes. These FinTech services offer more convenience and ease to get loans, but is that really a good thing for …

85- Is now a good time to travel abroad?

February 24th, 2022


As restrictions loosen, more and more people are travelling abroad. But the question is, should you do it now? Is it safe? What are the restrictions …

84- Can the Galaxy S22 Ultra replace the Galaxy Note?

February 22nd, 2022


If you needed proof that the Samsung Galaxy Note series was dead, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is it. But was it the right move to make, and can the Galaxy S22 Ultra really replace such a legendary device? On this episode of …

83- Why aren’t there more electric vehicles in Malaysia?

February 16th, 2022


this the case? Is it the lack of infrastructure? If that's the case, what should be done about it? In this episode of Let's Talk About Amin and Alex …

82- PLUS Highway's RFID implementation

January 29th, 2022


Welcome back to a brand new season of Let's Talk About. In today's episode, Amin and Alex talk about the whole fiasco surrounding PLUS Highway's RFID …

81- What happened in 2021?

December 7th, 2021


It's been a crazy year, 2021. In what was supposed to be the year everything got better, it actually got significantly worse. But, there were also a lot of incredible things that happened this year, so on the season …

80- COVID-19: Anti-Vaxxers vs the vaccine hesitant

November 2nd, 2021


As Malaysia approaches a fully vaccinated society, there are questions surrounding why there are still people who are reluctant or opposed to the …

79- What happened with Foodpanda's #TakkanTakTahu ad?

November 1st, 2021


Another year, another controversial ad. This time, it comes from Foodpanda and their #TakkanTakTahu advertisement. What caused the controversy? How …

78- Are senior citizen drivers a danger on Malaysia roads?

October 14th, 2021


There has been a lot of discussion about revoking the driving licence, or introducing stricter requirements, for senior citizens because they supposedly pose a higher threat to other road users. But is that just …

77- COVID-19: What does it mean to be "endemic"?

October 13th, 2021


Countries are starting to treat COVID-19 as endemic. But what exactly does that mean? Are we now supposed to treat the highly infectious disease that caused the world to practically grind to a halt, like the common …

76- Is Grab a Monopoly?

September 24th, 2021


Is dominance equal to a monopoly? Does that then make Grab a monopoly in Malaysia? While they may be the most powerful app in the ride-sharing and …

75- Is Ivermectin a proven cure for COVID-19?

September 23rd, 2021


Wonder drug for COVID-19 or utter nonsense being spread online by anti-vaxxers? Today's episode Amin and Alex discuss the infamous drug Ivermectin, going through all the reports, facts and information that the public …

74- Malaysia's COVID-19 response has been a train wreck

August 25th, 2021


Malaysia has set some lofty goals. The target is to get 80% of the country's population vaccinated. More economic sectors are supposed to loosen. …

73- Should you take a COVID-19 antibody test?

August 5th, 2021


With reports of ghost jabs spreading throughout the country, many have grown concerned about whether they've actually gotten their COVID-19 Vaccine jab. One of the alleged ways to determine it was to take something …

72- Are Malaysians getting empty COVID-19 Vaccine jabs?

August 3rd, 2021


A couple of videos and stories started circling the internet about Malaysians allegedly not receiving vaccines even though they went to get vaccinated. One video even showed a vaccine administrator stick the needle with …

71- Why is Malaysia loosening COVID-19 MCO restrictions?

July 27th, 2021


Despite the record high number of COVID-19 positive cases day after day, Malaysia seems to be loosening its movement control restrictions and …

70- How can Malaysia bring its COVID-19 cases down?

July 8th, 2021


The government is trying all sorts of movement control orders. MCO 3.0. PKPD. "Full" MCO. Yet, the positive COVID-19 cases are still staggeringly …

69- Do we have too many telcos in Malaysia? Or not enough telcos?

June 30th, 2021


For a population of just about 30 million, Malaysia has almost 10 telco operators. Yet, there are people who claim that we should invite MORE …

68- Did the YES 4G smartphone explode?!

June 24th, 2021


You may have seen the headlines. First it was about how Perak distributed 20,000 "low-quality" phones to the B40 community to prevent students from playing games. Then, there was something about asking for chickens when …

67- Was COVID-19 created in a lab? COVID-19 myth-busting & FAQ

June 18th, 2021


There has been a lot of fake news, rumours and misconceptions being spread online about the COVID-19 virus and the vaccines. Today, Amin and Alex sit down and look at each of these rumours/myths, and break down if there …

66- Is Malaysia's COVID-19 situation improving?

June 17th, 2021


Malaysia has been placed under total lockdown and it appears that the daily cases are showing a downward trend. Is Malaysia on the right track for recovery? How do we accelerate vaccinations to achieve herd immunity by …

65- What happened with the second AstraZeneca vaccine booking in Malaysia?

June 15th, 2021


The second COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine opt-in booking was a huge source of frustration for the millions of Malaysians trying to get a booking. It started late, the website was unresponsive, bookings weren't going …

64- COVID-19 Malaysia: How did we get here?

May 28th, 2021


Malaysia's COVID-19 cases have taken a turn for the worst. We're seeing record high new cases and record high deaths each day. But how did we get here? What happened after all our hard work to get it down to 0 cases a …

63- Alex's #CucukMYAZ AstraZeneca vaccination experience

May 12th, 2021


Last week, Alex got his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. On this week's episode of LTA, we dive deep into the details of this …

62- COVID-19 National Immunisation Program: Are we on track?

May 3rd, 2021


It has been about 2 months since the launch of Malaysia's National Immunisation Programme (NIP). But, are we on the right track? How are we handling vaccine registrations? What about the dissemination of information …

61- Is minimum 2.5Mbps for mobile internet acceptable?

April 27th, 2021


The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is proposing to revise the Mandatory Standard for Quality of Service (MSQoS) for …

60- What is Dr Wee Ka Siong talking about? (Cabotage Part 2)

April 26th, 2021


Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong responded to our post about MyIX's statement on the new submarine cables by Facebook to Singapore and Indonesia. In his Facebook post, he listed 12 points as a rebuttal, but …

59- What is DuitNow QR & who is PayNet?

April 9th, 2021


With the rise of eWallet payments in Malaysia, customers are constantly greeted by a whole host of different QR codes when they want to make …

58- Would you buy a desktop computer in 2021?

April 8th, 2021


The Huawei MateStation S is the latest, and one of the more perplexing, devices to come out of the tech giant. It's a desktop that shares a surprising amount of similarities with a laptop. But in the modern hyper …

57- How does MCMC ensure 5G doesn't suck in Malaysia?

March 23rd, 2021


There has been a lot of talk around the 5G and it’s development in Malaysia. What is actually happening? What is the MCMC doing to ensure Malaysians will enjoy an affordable and quality 5G experience? On this special …

56- Unfair telco policies

March 16th, 2021


Awhile back, a user tweeted at us about an issue they faced when they wanted to upgrade their fibre broadband plan. To try and help him, we dove into …

55- MyDigital and the future of 5G in Malaysia

March 8th, 2021


MyDigital is the Malaysian government's digital blueprint to help transition the country into a high income nation via digitalisation. But, while the intent for this initiative is good, this isn't really the first time …

54- COVID-19 Vaccine & the NIP in Malaysia

March 1st, 2021


The National Immunisation Programme (NIP) is the plan to get everyone on board with the COVID-19 vaccine in Malaysia. But, there's a lot of misinformation out there, and there are a lot of moving parts too. On today's …

53- Bitcoin for dummies: Is it too late to buy?

February 18th, 2021


Cryptocurrency can be one of the most interesting and confusing things in tech. It's idea is novel, but the concept and blockchain technology behind …

52- Why are we called SoyaCincau?

February 15th, 2021


We get asked about our name all the time. "Why is a tech website named SoyaCincau? Why is it named after a drink?" Well, today, Amin and Alex attempt to answer all on this episode of LTA. It's a fascinating look down …

51- The Samsung Galaxy S21

February 10th, 2021


Samsung's flagship Galaxy S21 series launched to mixed reception in Malaysia. It's a great phone with uncompromising specs at the top end, but the more affordable variant does sacrifice in ways that not many will agree …

50- Should you continue using WhatsApp?

February 5th, 2021


WhatsApp released a controversial new privacy policy that their users were forced to accept or risk losing access to the app's features. There has …

49- How to lose weight in 2021?

February 4th, 2021


2021 is here and it's yet another "New Year, New Me". If you have a busy lifestyle and losing weight is one of your toughest goals, here's something you can try in the new year. Alex and Amin have lost 14-20kg in 2020 …

48- Where can you ride electric scooters legally in Malaysia?

January 22nd, 2021


The Royal Malaysia Police has announced that electric scooters are banned on public roads effective 1st January 2021. Violators can be fined up to …

50- Should you continue using WhatsApp?

January 15th, 2021


WhatsApp released a controversial new privacy policy that their users were forced to accept or risk losing access to the app's features. There has …

49- How to lose weight in 2021?

January 12th, 2021


2021 is here and it's yet another "New Year, New Me". If you have a busy lifestyle and losing weight is one of your toughest goals, here's something you can try in the new year. Alex and Amin have lost 14-20kg in 2020 …

47- What's cabotage and why does it matter to you?

December 8th, 2020


There was quite a heated debate in the Malaysian Parliament regarding cabotage and the right to repair undersea cables. This led to an epic confrontation between opposing MPs. But, what is cabotage? Why does it matter? …

46- Which iPhone 12 should you get?

November 26th, 2020


The brand new iPhone 12 series has arrived in our office! So, on this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex will be going in depth on each device, breaking down the pros and cons, as well as some of the "hidden" …

45- Is Apple M1 the one?

November 20th, 2020


Apple is taking a big gamble with the Apple Silicone M1 processor. They're departing from their usual partnership with Intel and building their own processors for their Mac computers based on ARM. It may be the first …

44- Have you heard of fake online stores on Lazada & Shopee?

November 16th, 2020


With the big 11.11 sale coming up, Amin and Alex discuss fake online stores and various e-commerce scams that they've seen take place on massive online marketplaces like Lazada and Shopee, as well as some telltale …

43- Should you buy the Proton X50?

November 9th, 2020


The Proton X50 is one of the most anticipated cars of the year. It is, after all, supposed to be an affordable compact SUV---something that's all the rage right now. But, when the price was officially unveiled, the …

42- What you should know about chargers

October 30th, 2020


A USB port is a USB port is a USB port, it's all the same right? Well, not quite. The world of charging, charging cables and charging standards is actually super complicated. To make matters worse, it often changes so …

41- The iPhone 12 series

October 23rd, 2020


Apple launched a whole host of brand new iPhones that range from the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This is …

40- The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

October 16th, 2020


In what probably came as a bit of a surprise to many, Samsung Malaysia launched the Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). It comes with the processor that everyone was asking for, but is it really worth your money? Amin and Alex …

39- The Xiaomi Mi 10T series

October 8th, 2020


Xiaomi Malaysia has finally launched their Mi 10T series. It's the follow up to one of their most popular affordable flagship smartphones and has …

38- The Proton X50

October 1st, 2020


Proton announced one of the most interesting cars recently, the Proton X50. Some are saying that this could be one of the best cars under RM100,000. …

37- Everything Apple announced in their September event

September 24th, 2020


Apple launched a lot interesting things in their September event. On this episode of LTA, Alex and Amin go in-depth about everything that Apple …

36- The Poco X3 NFC

September 17th, 2020


One of the most anticipated affordable smartphones has launched in Malaysia. But why is everyone so excited about the Poco X3 NFC? On this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex break it down.

35- Should you upgrade to the Note 20?

September 4th, 2020


Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 line of smartphones have been launched to a bit of a mixed reception. Some like it, some are disappointed with it. But …

34- How has COVID-19 affected co-working spaces?

August 27th, 2020


Co-working spaces are inherently social forms of working. With COVID-19, where social distancing is encouraged, how has that affected the up-and-coming working spaces? To find out, Amin and Alex spoke to WeWork's head …

32- The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra

August 21st, 2020


One of the biggest smartphone launches of the year recently took place when Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. These are high-end flagships from the biggest smartphone maker in the world, and …

31- The OnePlus Nord

August 7th, 2020


From the company that brought you the flagship killer. From the company that says that they would never settle. On the surface of things, the OnePlus …

30- Why are Apple and Samsung thinking of excluding chargers?

August 3rd, 2020


It looks like Apple and Samsung may not be including chargers with their smartphones in the near future. What would a future like that look like? Is …

29- Where is the RM50 from MySejahtera?

July 20th, 2020


There has been a lot of discussion about the RM50 that the people are supposed to get when they sign up for the MySejahtera contact tracing app. Where is it? How do I get it? What can I use it for? Well, on this episode …

28- iOS 14, WWDC, and what Apple Silicone could mean for the future of Mac

July 13th, 2020


WWDC saw Apple unveil a lot of things for the Apple Watch, iOS 14 and so much more. But, one of the most interesting announcements has to be around Apple Silicone. In today's episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex …

27- How has COVID-19 impacted the Malaysian property market?

June 25th, 2020


Many businesses were hit hard when the Movement Control Order (MCO), among them, the property market. But what really happened in this time? Well, on …

26- Is the iPhone SE any good?

June 5th, 2020


Apple's first smartphone of 2020 looks like a smartphone from 2017, but is it any good? Is it just a dressed up iPhone 8 or is it actually something …

25- Do we need a Contact Tracing App?

May 15th, 2020


As Malaysia's Movement Control Order (MCO) slowly relaxing with the introduction of the Conditional MCO, it's important to examine what a world …

24- Using technology to cope with MCO

April 30th, 2020


The Movement Control Order will not stop us from continuing Let's Talk About! We've leveraged technology and video conferencing to bring you the …

23- The Movement Control Order

April 8th, 2020


In a preemptive move to help flatten the curve here in Malaysia, our government has enacted a Movement Control Order that limits the movement of the …

21- How secure is the Touch N Go eWallet?

March 20th, 2020


As the world moves into eWallets and cashless payments, it's important to really look at how these providers are securing their applications, and in turn your hard earned money. In this episode, Alex and Amin dive deep …

21- Huawei & Honor's big launch

March 18th, 2020


Despite MWC2020 being cancelled, Huawei and Honor proceeded with their device launch and we actually got to see some cool stuff. In this episode, …

20- What happens when you cancel MWC 2020?

March 2nd, 2020


Mobile World Congress 2020 is one of the biggest tech events of the calendar year, but this year it was cancelled. What are the implications of that? What kind of impact will something like this have for the year? …

19- The Samsung Galaxy S20 series

February 28th, 2020


The Samsung Galaxy S20 series are the company's latest flagship smartphones. They're powerful, expensive and Amin believes that they're the perfect …

18- The problem with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

February 17th, 2020


With the internet awash with news surrounding the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it can become hard to ascertain just how much of it is blind panic and how much of it is actually news.

17- What was cool at CES 2020?

January 29th, 2020


In this episode, Rory's back to talk about everything he got the chance to look at in the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 (CES 2020). That includes the brand new Sony Vision S electric car, Samsung’s brand new smartphone …

16- 5G in Malaysia

January 17th, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of LTA in 2020! We thought a great way to kick things off is to talk about one of the biggest developments we'll see this year, and what will likely be the catalyst for most of our connected …

15- Our holiday tech gift guide! (Christmas Special)

December 19th, 2019


It’s the ho-ho-holiday season! And, to wrap up this year, we’ve got a special episode of Let's Talk About where Rory hijacks the set and gets …

14- Does RFID suck in Malaysia?

December 10th, 2019


In theory, RFID is the far superior solution to our tollbooth woes. Our system doesn’t require power, can easily cover cars moving at highway speeds, …

13- A decade in technology, what’s changed? (BFM Special)

December 4th, 2019


On today’s special episode of Let's Talk About, we sit down with Jeff Sandhu of BFM89.9 to talk about the last 10 years in technology. What’s …

12- Are car subscriptions worth it?

November 25th, 2019


Car subscription services are on the rise in Malaysia. But, with so many different versions from different operators, the question becomes: Is it worth it? Is it better than buying outright? Alex and Amin discuss.

11- What is MYTV?

November 8th, 2019


Malaysia's undergone a massive shift in its terrestrial broadcast recently, with a complete switch from analogue to digital, but what does that mean for you? What are the benefits? What is MYTV? How can you watch …

10- Comparing all the eWallets in Malaysia

November 1st, 2019


eWallets are quickly gaining popularity in Malaysia. But, the question is: Which eWallet should you put your money in? Amin and Alex discuss the …

9- Is the Huawei Mate 30 Pro screwed?

October 11th, 2019


We’re back! Back with another spicy episode where we take a deep look at Huawei, and their brand new smartphone, the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. High-end flagship smartphones without Google Mobile Services. Is this …

8- The iPhone 11 is very un-Apple.

September 24th, 2019


Howdy! On today’s episode of Let’s Talk About, Amin and Alex sit down to talk all about Apple and the brand new announcements they made during their September event. That means the new Apple Watch Series 5, the new …

7- Data roaming options, Huawei Mate 30 and Black Shark 2 Pro

September 17th, 2019


In today's episode we talk about Huawei's high-end Mate 30 Pro, an interesting up-and-coming gaming smartphone as well as one of the most requested topics: What data roaming options are there when travelling? 

6- What makes a good mobile experience?

September 8th, 2019


This week's episode of LTA is a little different because we've got special guest Brendan Gill, CEO and co-founder of mobile analytics firm …

5- Do smartphone specs matter?

August 21st, 2019


In this episode, Amin and Rory attempt to answer the age-old question of whether specs actually matter when you’re buying a smartphone. Amin believes …

4- Huawei Nova 4 vs Honor View 20, the best Android One device, and Xiaomi's folding phone

February 2nd, 2019


In this episode, Amin and Rory take a look at the Huawei Nova 4 and how it stacks up against the Honor View 20, what the best Android One phone in …

3- The 10-Year Challenge and smartphones at the petrol station

January 18th, 2019


In today’s episode we try to answer an age-old question, try to figure out if Facebook’s trying to see how you age when you grow old, and discuss how …

2- TNB's fibre internet, Xiaomi's Mi MIX 3 & folding smartphones

January 11th, 2019


On this episode of Let’s Talk About we discuss TNB’s new fibre internet, the epic sliding smartphone and the future of the foldable display!

1- Upcoming phones of 2019, Samsung's Galaxy S10 & what's up with Apple?

January 7th, 2019


Amin & Alex look at the upcoming phones of 2019, Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S10 & what's up with Apple's 2019 quarterly earnings revision.

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