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New S$8.4m cyber security lab in NUS to boost capabilities
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New S$8.4m cyber security lab in NUS to boost capabilities

February 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The cyber security lab will provide a realistic environment for researchers and industry players to test out how best to defend against online...
HTC seeks comeback in Singapore with fresh strategy
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HTC seeks comeback in Singapore with fresh strategy

February 18th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
Folks who remember HTC in its heyday and still look forward to its new phones will be happy to hear its renewed optimism....
Samsung’s new QLED TVs try to outshine OLED TVs in 2017
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Samsung’s new QLED TVs try to outshine OLED TVs in 2017

February 17th, 2017 | by Wilson Wong
Fancy name or not, Samsung will have to convince people paying top dollar that its QLED TVs are the best for their living rooms....
Hands on: HTC U Ultra and U Play
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Hands on: HTC U Ultra and U Play

February 16th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The U Ultra is HTC's flagship phone for 2017, whereas the U Play is a more affordable mid-tier offering that promises the same premium feel as the U Ultra....
One in three Singapore users don’t manage passwords securely: CSA
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One in three Singapore users don’t manage passwords securely: CSA

February 15th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Most respondents said they used a combination of letters, numbers and symbols in their passwords, but about one in three did not manage them securely, it found....
Net-savvy Singapore users worry about digital privacy: EY survey
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Net-savvy Singapore users worry about digital privacy: EY survey

February 14th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Privacy is one of the topmost concerns among the digitally active in Singapore, who also want the authorities make organisations more transparent and upfront about how they use the information they capture....
Asus XG-U2008 switch lets you hook up to 10Gbps at home
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Asus XG-U2008 switch lets you hook up to 10Gbps at home

February 12th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
If you have a 10Gbps fibre broadband service in Singapore, you'd be happy to know there's a new Asus switch that handles the ultra-high bandwidth coming into your home....
M1 Data Passport now lets travellers use local data across ASEAN
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M1 Data Passport now lets travellers use local data across ASEAN

February 11th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
M1's new ASEAN Data Passport roaming deal lets travellers use their local mobile data bundle while overseas in nine countries....
Experience augmented reality at ArtScience Museum with a Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
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Experience augmented reality at ArtScience Museum with a Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

February 10th, 2017 | by Wilson Wong
Get a sense of the much-talked about augmented reality (AR) experience by going into a virtual rainforest at Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum....
New rules for autonomous vehicles in Singapore, but tough questions await
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New rules for autonomous vehicles in Singapore, but tough questions await

February 8th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Answering the tough questions on responsibility and liability is altogether something else, as autonomous vehicles become more common....
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One in five S’pore computers faced malware attacks: Microsoft

February 7th, 2017 | by Desmond Koh
An estimated one in five computers in Singapore encountered malicious software online between April and June last year, according to a report by Microsoft....
Asus’ ROG XG Station 2 hooks laptops up to desktop graphics power
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Asus’ ROG XG Station 2 hooks laptops up to desktop graphics power

February 4th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
You can have a thin and light laptop to carry around but also the graphics power to play games with an external graphics dock like the Asus ROG XG Station 2....
Goondu DIY: Getting your old Nexus 9 up to speed again
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Goondu DIY: Getting your old Nexus 9 up to speed again

February 3rd, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
If you want to squeeze that last ounce of usefulness out of your humble Nexus 9, these are some ways to keep it going....
While virtual reality develops, 360 video already brings new online experiences
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While virtual reality develops, 360 video already brings new online experiences

February 1st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Just as YouTube moved from grainy videos in the early days to 4K clips today, 360 video ready looks ready to offer new immersive experiences....
Goondu review: Jabra Elite Sport are nice – once paired
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Goondu review: Jabra Elite Sport are nice – once paired

January 31st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
In the Elite Sport, Jabra has delivered another excellent companion for a run, a bike ride or a day at the gym....
Download Netflix shows onto an SD card and binge during Chinese New Year
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Download Netflix shows onto an SD card and binge during Chinese New Year

January 27th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Netflix now lets you save your favourite movies onto an SD card that is plugged into your phone or tablet, enabling you to save as many shows as you like....
Goodbye 3D and curved TVs, you’re not missed
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Goodbye 3D and curved TVs, you’re not missed

January 26th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
TV makers are fighting over image quality, rather than introducing gimmicks like curved screens and 3D. That is an upgrade in itself....
Can Samsung win trust back with apology, explanation for exploding Galaxy Note7?
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Can Samsung win trust back with apology, explanation for exploding Galaxy Note7?

January 24th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Essentially, the problems with the Galaxy Note7 had to do with not one, but two, types of batteries that the Galaxy Note7 had relied on....
Where AI would work – recommending music in a car
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Where AI would work – recommending music in a car

January 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
As car makers install smarter features in their vehicles, a smart AI that automatically plays back your customised playlist should be a feature to include....
Chat with a virtual assistant when you have a question for POSB
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Chat with a virtual assistant when you have a question for POSB

January 19th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The digital assistant also promises to handle banking transactions by the second quarter of this year....