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World Builder goes viral

March 16th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Machinima. Virtual worlds. Next generation human computer interfaces. Bruce Branit’s nine minute World Builder short film is poignant, brilliant and beautiful. A work of art that fires on all cylinders — concept,...
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A night for tech start-ups in Singapore

March 11th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Firstly, a big thank you to the folks who took time out of their busy lives to come down for our first meet-the-techgoondus event last night. We hope you had fun, learnt something, and made some useful contacts. Originally I had...
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D-Link’s simultaneous dual-band router – at last!

March 10th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
It’s been a long wait, but Wi-Fi buffs here are finally going to get their hands on D-Link’s DIR-855 Xtreme N Duo Media Router at the IT Show, which runs from this Thursday to Sunday. This is a simultaneous dual-band...
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Thoughts on Blogout ’09

March 9th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
“Social media is like teen sex. Everybody wants to do it. Nobody knows how. When it’s finally done there is surprise it’s not better” — Avinash Kaushik, analytics evangelist, Google An amusing...
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A radio for Twitter feeds

March 8th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
A student from the Queen’s University Belfast in the UK has come up with a radio that “tunes in” to Twitter feeds and broadcasts them in audio in real time. A microcontroller and custom software (presumably...
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Phokki: turn photos into pictures

February 23rd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Ever wanted to turn your photos into pop art? As a personalized gift to be printed on a T-shirt or mug? Singaporean start-up Phokki allows you to do just that. All you need to do is browse for a styling option, submit your...
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Gothere.sg: now with Streetlevel views

February 4th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
I’m really glad that the Gothere.sg folks got their 90 seconds of fame when Minister of Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam mentioned them in the recent unveiling of the Singapore budget. Gothere has built a darn heck of a great...
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How to convert YouTube music to mp3

January 30th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
A friend asked me about this, so I thought it’s good to share in a post. You’ll need an audio editor/recorder. One that I highly recommend is the open source software Audacity, available for Windows, Mac and Linux....
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LotusLive: a cloud-based social network for businesses

January 22nd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Cloud computing and social media are big themes this year. Every major software vendor – from Microsoft to Google – is talking it up and jumping on the bandwagon. IBM Lotus just unveiled LotusLive Monday 19th Jan at this...
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Five free music sites on the web

January 13th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
I’ll stick my neck out and make a prediction: in the future we won’t need to own digital copies of mp3s, let alone CDs. Not when we can pull music off the virtual cloud that is the Internet. Music is one big area that...