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Certis looks to AI to fight dengue in Singapore

May 27th, 2020 | by Grace Chng
Certis has developed an artificial intelligence-enabled system that promises to identify mosquito species and gender more...
Most useful tech interventions during Singapore Covid-19 “circuit breaker”
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Most useful tech interventions during Singapore Covid-19 “circuit breaker”

May 25th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Technology interventions such as Zoom video calls and laptops will be long-term stay-home tools for a post-pandemic...
Citizens are wary of giving up personal data during Covid-19. It’s a good thing
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Citizens are wary of giving up personal data during Covid-19. It’s a good thing

May 18th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
People should be asking is what types of data will be collected and how it will be handled and used, so that they can evaluate their...
No surprises as Singtel, StarHub-M1 alliance win nationwide 5G licences in Singapore
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No surprises as Singtel, StarHub-M1 alliance win nationwide 5G licences in Singapore

April 30th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
To little surprise, Singtel and a StarHub-M1 alliance yesterday won a bid to build Singapore's two nationwide 5G...
Need a laptop to work from home? Singapore SMEs can get govt subsidy
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Need a laptop to work from home? Singapore SMEs can get govt subsidy

April 17th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
If you're a Singapore SME forced to have staff work from home, a government subsidy can help defray the costs of a laptop and...
TPG Telecom launches S$10-a-month mobile plan in Singapore, deepening price war
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TPG Telecom launches S$10-a-month mobile plan in Singapore, deepening price war

March 31st, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The TPG mobile plan offers an attractive deal to consumers but brings into question the sustainability of the price war in Singapore’s telecom...
Working from home doesn’t mean you lose your creativity
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Working from home doesn’t mean you lose your creativity

March 12th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The coronavirus is forcing many to work from home. They may find that the flexibility enriches the worklife in so many...
Should I buy a 5G phone in Singapore?
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Should I buy a 5G phone in Singapore?

March 11th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Yes, 4G phones are fine today because by the time the 5G networks are up in Singapore, you'd likely be ready to buy a new...
StarHub offers new Hubbing bundle of fibre broadband, pay-TV and Netflix
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StarHub offers new Hubbing bundle of fibre broadband, pay-TV and Netflix

March 8th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
How valuable StarHub's offer is depends on how you see the discounts, as well as the convenience of dealing with just one party for multiple...
In Singapore, cyber security labels on Wi-Fi routers, smart devices to inform consumers
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In Singapore, cyber security labels on Wi-Fi routers, smart devices to inform consumers

March 3rd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Like labels that show how energy-efficient a refrigerator is, these new cyber security labels will inform buyers if a Wi-Fi router has basic...
Huawei’s updated Mate Xs foldable phone out in Singapore in March
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Huawei’s updated Mate Xs foldable phone out in Singapore in March

February 25th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
When it ships in Singapore in March, the new Huawei Mate Xs foldable phone will cost two to three times what the most expensive flagship phones cost today....
A surprise, as telcos compete for two islandwide 5G licences in Singapore
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A surprise, as telcos compete for two islandwide 5G licences in Singapore

February 18th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
When 5G arrives in Singapore in 2022 or earlier, the telecom market will be very different, with only two players owning the city's latest...
Disrupting the space industry with blockchain and other technologies
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Disrupting the space industry with blockchain and other technologies

February 13th, 2020 | by Techgoondu
The space industry is famously closed when it comes to adopting emerging technologies that have impacted other sectors. That is set to change, say...
Home medication service for busy caregivers and homebound patients
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Home medication service for busy caregivers and homebound patients

February 11th, 2020 | by Grace Chng
A medication delivery service called G-MEDS now promises to make life easier for homebound patients and busy caregivers who are unable to visit a...
Google Maps celebrates 15th birthday with new features, snazzy new icon
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Google Maps celebrates 15th birthday with new features, snazzy new icon

February 10th, 2020 | by Grace Chng
From a humble app to help people get around, Google Maps has become an indispensible app that guides people on their daily commute and in their...
Amid coronavirus crisis, a good time to turn to  teleworking
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Amid coronavirus crisis, a good time to turn to teleworking

February 9th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The lessons learnt from the temporary teleworking arrangements during this challenging period can be applied in future in...
When fake news, censorship make it harder to tackle a coronavirus
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When fake news, censorship make it harder to tackle a coronavirus

February 3rd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
It's true that fake news spreads as fast as a coronavirus. But not having the right information in time to make the right decision is also...
In unprecedented move, StarHub and M1 will jointly bid for Singapore 5G licence
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In unprecedented move, StarHub and M1 will jointly bid for Singapore 5G licence

January 24th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub and M1 will put in a joint bid for a 5G licence in Singapore, the first time rival telecom operators are launching such a bid, amid fierce competition in the...
Much to look forward to, much to worry, as 2020 arrives with new digital wave
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Much to look forward to, much to worry, as 2020 arrives with new digital wave

December 31st, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
How the 2020s pan out will depend on how well the technologies are managed and how people are prepared to face the inevitable change....
Grab, Singtel bid for digital bank licence in Singapore makes sense
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Grab, Singtel bid for digital bank licence in Singapore makes sense

December 30th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
A joint bid by Grab and Singtel today for a digital full banking licence in Singapore is one that makes sense for both...