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Hooq launches in Singapore, takes on Netflix with cheaper offering
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Hooq launches in Singapore, takes on Netflix with cheaper offering

November 25th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Hooq boasts a eclectic lineup that brings together Bollywood shows and Hollywood exclusives such as the Supergirl TV series....
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Singapore online retail space set for shakeup with potential Amazon entry

November 2nd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The online retail space in Singapore looks to be headed for a shakeup, after news emerged today of Amazon's potential entry and the buyout of e-grocer Redmart by online retailer Lazada....
NetLink Trust fined yet again for not activating fibre broadband services quickly enough
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NetLink Trust fined yet again for not activating fibre broadband services quickly enough

October 27th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
NetLink Trust is staring at a hefty fine of S$500,000 after failing yet again to activate fibre broadband services quickly enough for users in Singapore....
Cyber attacks on StarHub reveal difficulties in defending critical infrastructure
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Cyber attacks on StarHub reveal difficulties in defending critical infrastructure

October 26th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The cyber attacks on StarHub were sophisticated and well-planned, with a clear target in mind. They reveal how difficult it is to fight such threats....
Samsung to refund Galaxy Note7 owners in Singapore
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Samsung to refund Galaxy Note7 owners in Singapore

October 13th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
This might resonate with users who did not face the overheating issue with their Galaxy Note7s, or users of other Samsung phones who may believe this was an one-off....
As it beefs up cyber security, Singapore has to be ready for the worst
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As it beefs up cyber security, Singapore has to be ready for the worst

October 10th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore's cyber security plan calls for a hardening of defences, for example, with requirements for telecom, power and gas companies to strengthen their systems....
Microsoft opens up source code, offers cyber security expertise to governments in Asia
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Microsoft opens up source code, offers cyber security expertise to governments in Asia

October 4th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Microsoft is opening up its source code for governments in Asia Pacific, with the launch of a centre in Singapore today that aims to win their trust....
Hands on: Lutron wireless light switches and sensors
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Hands on: Lutron wireless light switches and sensors

September 14th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
If you're renovating your place or are switching out old, broken switches, the Lutron switches and sensors are a way to set up some home automation....
Expect more Asian crowdfunded projects, as Kickstarter launches in Singapore, Hong Kong
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Expect more Asian crowdfunded projects, as Kickstarter launches in Singapore, Hong Kong

September 1st, 2016 | by Nigel Chen
By reducing the barriers to putting up putting a project up on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site is encouraging more creative projects to emerge....
Banning, curtailing VPN could set unwanted precedent for Singapore
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Banning, curtailing VPN could set unwanted precedent for Singapore

August 26th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
At the heart of the issue is whether people who use VPN to watch videos meant for overseas markets are deemed to be infringing the copyright of content owners....
StarHub brings back generous mobile data plans – with a catch
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StarHub brings back generous mobile data plans – with a catch

August 18th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub today launched four sharply priced smartphone plans with generous data bundles starting from 12GB all the way to 24GB, the latest sign of more intense competition as Singapore readies for a possible fourth telecom...
Hands-on: BMW self-driving concept car available for viewing in Singapore
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Hands-on: BMW self-driving concept car available for viewing in Singapore

August 7th, 2016 | by Desmond Koh
BMW has brought their vision of a self-driving vehicle to Singapore in its BMW i Vision Future Interaction Concept Car....
How can the Singapore government monitor Pokemon Go?
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How can the Singapore government monitor Pokemon Go?

July 25th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The first reaction when you hear that the Singapore government wants to monitor the impact of Pokemon Go here is probably incredulity. Or, what the heck!...
New Star Trek TV series arrives on Netflix in 2017
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New Star Trek TV series arrives on Netflix in 2017

July 19th, 2016 | by Alvin Lai
A big plus for Netflix users who are Trekkies, the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its United States premiere....
Free mobile data, calls on National Day this year
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Free mobile data, calls on National Day this year

July 12th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
With less than a month to go before National Day, Singapore's Big Three telecom operators have rolled out their traditional freebies for the festive period....
Gilmore Girls debuts in HD glory on Netflix
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Gilmore Girls debuts in HD glory on Netflix

July 5th, 2016 | by Alvin Lai
For the first time, it's in high definition. The show was never made available on Blu-ray, nor offered on any digital streaming service till now....
Out in Singapore today, Android Pay lets more users tap and pay with a phone
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Out in Singapore today, Android Pay lets more users tap and pay with a phone

June 28th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
There's yet another way to pay with your phone today with the launch of Google's much-talked about Android Pay service in Singapore...
Goondu review: HTC 10
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Goondu review: HTC 10

June 26th, 2016 | by Nigel Chen
Is the HTC 10 a perfect 10? No. But it is pretty close to it. There aren't any major flaws with it, and the phone excels in in just about every aspect....
Why Singtel’s voice over Wi-Fi service could make a difference
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Why Singtel’s voice over Wi-Fi service could make a difference

June 23rd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Singtel mobile users will be able to make calls over Wi-Fi from August, especially at places such as high-rise buildings above 20 storeys and in basement carparks, where cellphone signals are typically weak....
In a smart home, humans are often the weakest link
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In a smart home, humans are often the weakest link

May 15th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
In a smart home, humans are often the weakest link because we are still catching up with what's possible today....