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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...
Citizens need to be aware, in control of data shared with government
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Citizens need to be aware, in control of data shared with government

December 23rd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Even with the best intentions, the government cannot simply say "trust us" when dealing with citizen data. Trust has to be...
Is there a future for drone racing in Singapore?
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Is there a future for drone racing in Singapore?

November 28th, 2019 | by Wilson Wong
To attract more people to be engaged in drone technology, more needs to be done to make owning and flying a drone a much more pleasant...
Out in Singapore, Arlo Pro 3 camera promises easy setup for smart homes
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Out in Singapore, Arlo Pro 3 camera promises easy setup for smart homes

November 21st, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
If you've been waiting for a surveillance camera that is easy to set up at your doorstep or gate, the new Arlo Pro 3 out in Singapore today might fit the...
After high-profile accidents, PMD footpath ban was inevitable in Singapore
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After high-profile accidents, PMD footpath ban was inevitable in Singapore

November 5th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The technology brings benefits to so many, but a minority has abused it and forced it to be severely restricted for...
Public cloud services to create 22,000 new jobs over next 5 years: Boston Consulting Group
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Public cloud services to create 22,000 new jobs over next 5 years: Boston Consulting Group

October 29th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
The deployment of public cloud services will help create 22,000 jobs in Singapore, while boosting gross domestic product by US$31 billion by...