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Commentary: bread and butter issues, not social media, will swing votes in GE2015
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Commentary: bread and butter issues, not social media, will swing votes in GE2015

September 8th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Candidates understand that even in an age of social media, there's nothing like pressing your hand into a voter's to show your...
At 50, Singapore seeks new path as a Smart Nation
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At 50, Singapore seeks new path as a Smart Nation

August 9th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
There's no quick fix this time. Unlike the roads, airports and big factories that had propelled Singapore's original ambitions, the next 50 years' success will depend on how its people develop as innovators....
No go for smart homes without good wireless links
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No go for smart homes without good wireless links

July 15th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Even as millions of devices are set up to connect from smart homes everywhere, the weakest link could be the Wi-Fi network installed in your living room....
Can smartwatches become luxury goods?
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Can smartwatches become luxury goods?

June 4th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The biggest thing against smart watches is the technology they bring. It is transient, upgradeable and discardable....
In search of wearable technology’s killer app
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In search of wearable technology’s killer app

April 20th, 2015 | by Raymond Lau
Unless wearable tech makers can somehow create a device that matches or surpasses the utility of our well-loved iPhones and Androids, they may never match up to their hype....
Commentary: Singapore to consider pitfalls of data sharing in smart nation push
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Commentary: Singapore to consider pitfalls of data sharing in smart nation push

January 20th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The Singapore government will do well to consider how citizens will react to what's essentially information about them being handed out openly....
Commentary: Singapore’s tech fairs are losing their shine
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Commentary: Singapore’s tech fairs are losing their shine

August 30th, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
The absence of the Big Three telcos at this year’s Comex show may be a sign that Singapore’s mega tech fairs are starting to lose their shine. On the surface, things might not seem that way. Last year, at least...
Commentary: how Instagram Hyperlapse can promote affordable indie filmmaking
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Commentary: how Instagram Hyperlapse can promote affordable indie filmmaking

August 29th, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
Ultimately, story is still king when it comes to making a good film. But it sure helps to be able to express it professionally without breaking the bank....
Budding maker culture in Singapore shows importance of DIY skills
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Budding maker culture in Singapore shows importance of DIY skills

August 24th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It's an area where expertise is sorely lacking, after years of emphasising the need for project managers rather than "do-ers" - the coders and engineers....
Why the vinyl record is still relevant in the 21st century
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Why the vinyl record is still relevant in the 21st century

August 4th, 2014 | by Loke Hon Chyte
Just like it is in fashion circles, certain technology trends never entirely fade to black, with some even seeing a full-fledged revival. Take vinyl music records, for example. While digital music streaming services such as...
Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?
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Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?

July 28th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The idea of owning less, living more is appealing. But what happens when your pay-as-you-use oven or toothbrush stops working?...
Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in
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Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in

June 17th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore is starting early, which is a good thing. It just has to expect issues that have no ready answer....
Commentary: SingPass security issues highlight need for two-factor authentication
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Commentary: SingPass security issues highlight need for two-factor authentication

June 5th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Why SingPass hasn't been beefed up remains a mystery. As a result, it has become an easy target all these years and now users have to face up to the consequences....
Commentary: StarHub starts charging for 4G
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Commentary: StarHub starts charging for 4G

April 17th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It's not that consumers are daft, for not reading the fine print. They just don't expect the cellphone market to be less competitive over time....
Commentary: SingTel not making money from World Cup? That’s good news
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Commentary: SingTel not making money from World Cup? That’s good news

April 16th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The first step is to let the pay-TV operators know it's time to stop paying so much for the rights....
Commentary: Switch between wireless networks seamlessly? Not so fast
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Commentary: Switch between wireless networks seamlessly? Not so fast

March 11th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The concept is not new, and technically, it's not as difficult as it seems. But many issues have to be ironed out, starting with a reliable nationwide Wi-Fi network....
Commentary: Singapore’s do-not-call list disappoints with last-minute changes
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Commentary: Singapore’s do-not-call list disappoints with last-minute changes

December 26th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Make no mistake, come January 2, 2014, spam will still be a problem for phone users....
Commentary: multiple two-factor tokens are a drag to users
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Commentary: multiple two-factor tokens are a drag to users

December 21st, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore's nationwide effort to bring one token for all online transactions has taken only slow steps. People are ending up with multiple tokens....
Commentary: Singapore hacking cases show importance of deep infocomm expertise
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Commentary: Singapore hacking cases show importance of deep infocomm expertise

November 12th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
What's lacking are the battle-hardened code warriors, the experienced network engineers who begin their careers doing the boring stuff like administering a Windows server....
Are we picking up the right slice of Big Data?
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Are we picking up the right slice of Big Data?

August 23rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Many decisions in the years ahead, you fear, will be made on a loose correlation rather than a strong connection among various sets of data....