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Half of Singapore to have full-fledged 5G coverage by 2022, in “pragmatic” approach
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Half of Singapore to have full-fledged 5G coverage by 2022, in “pragmatic” approach

October 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
These are early days for 5G in Singapore, with many problems to be discovered. Its lofty promises are still years away from being fulfilled....
Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?
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Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?

October 4th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
With the Southeast Asia Internet economy now valued at a cool US$100 billion, any new startup here seeking to bag fresh funds will find new impetus. What a report from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company yesterday has done is...
Q&A: AI can recognise pain, help doctors offer better treatment, says FXPal
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Q&A: AI can recognise pain, help doctors offer better treatment, says FXPal

October 4th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
AI can analyse facial expressions to determine the pain a patient is feeling and help adjust the medication required, said Lynn Wilcox, CTO of...
Singapore tops AI readiness index of 105 cities
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Singapore tops AI readiness index of 105 cities

September 27th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore is the most ready to face the disruptions brought about by artificial intelligence (AI), according to an index of 105 global...
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MyRepublic comes up with unlimited mobile data plan for S$48 a month

August 30th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
MyRepublic has come up with a S$48-a-month mobile plan that promises unlimited data usage, the latest offer for Singapore consumers who are now spoilt for...
Integration of global trade flows necessary to survive in digital economy
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Integration of global trade flows necessary to survive in digital economy

August 18th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
To survive in the digital world, countries and companies have to support the exchange of global trade, say experts at the IBM Think...
Sony to launch Xperia 1 in Singapore on August 29
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Sony to launch Xperia 1 in Singapore on August 29

August 16th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Sony will hope that users look beyond the design to experience the many features, such as the camera, that promise to make the Xperia 1 stand...
Parallels Desktop 15 promises better graphics running Windows on a Mac
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Parallels Desktop 15 promises better graphics running Windows on a Mac

August 16th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The newly launched Parallels Desktop 15 virtualisation software now promises improved graphics performance and even support for a Microsoft Xbox...
Q&A: Courts looks to delivering experiences, trust, to fight retail crunch
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Q&A: Courts looks to delivering experiences, trust, to fight retail crunch

August 11th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Courts Singapore CEO, Ben Tan, said the company has had to change how it engaged customers but one thing has remained crucial - trust....
Hands on: Sony Alpha 7R Mark IV
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Hands on: Sony Alpha 7R Mark IV

July 31st, 2019 | by Wilson Wong
With a 61-megapixel sensor among its many improvements, the Sony Alpha 7R Mark IV is an impressive camera that is versatile with studio or sports...
Take a virtual walk through Singapore’s hawker centres with Google Street View
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Take a virtual walk through Singapore’s hawker centres with Google Street View

July 30th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Google Street View will provide 360-degree imagery of Singapore's 114 hawker centres by early next year, enabling people to find each stall...
Goondu review: Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
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Goondu review: Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

July 28th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom shines with its excellent design and well-designed cameras, but ts ColorOS interface may be a hit or miss for some...
When a smart city is ruined by selfish, anti-social behaviour
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When a smart city is ruined by selfish, anti-social behaviour

July 24th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
In an economy measured by every tiny bit of data, people rush to game the system for their desired outcomes - in ever more selfish...
New measures to protect citizen data are step in right direction, but more can be done
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New measures to protect citizen data are step in right direction, but more can be done

July 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The review of government security measures to safeguard citizen data in Singapore seems to be getting off to a good...
Xiaomi Mi 9T with pop-up camera out in Singapore from S$449
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Xiaomi Mi 9T with pop-up camera out in Singapore from S$449

July 14th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
A sleek design with decent hardware specs, the Mi 9T is another low-cost competitor from Xiaomi to take on its more expensive...
Hands on: HP Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop targets budget-conscious gamers
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Hands on: HP Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop targets budget-conscious gamers

July 12th, 2019 | by Wilson Wong
The HP Pavilion 15 laptop offers bang for the buck if you are just a casual gamer or someone who wants a more powerful machine without breaking the...
Goondu review: LG C9 OLED TV
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Goondu review: LG C9 OLED TV

July 11th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
OLED is king today and the more affordable models like the LG C9 offer the best bang for buck if you want the best visual...
Junking my old mobile plans for a SIM-only plan in Singapore
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Junking my old mobile plans for a SIM-only plan in Singapore

July 7th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
There's no longer a good reason to stay with old mobile phone plans in Singapore, with the new options now offering large data bundles at low...
NEC shows off tech that recognises faces behind tinted glass, sunglasses at Interpol World 2019
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NEC shows off tech that recognises faces behind tinted glass, sunglasses at Interpol World 2019

July 2nd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
NEC's new face recognition technology can peer through tinted glass and reveal the identities of people inside a vehicle, even one moving at high...
Singapore retailers promise money back if Google apps don’t work on Huawei phones
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Singapore retailers promise money back if Google apps don’t work on Huawei phones

June 28th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Challenger and Courts have promised to give consumers their money back if they buy a Huawei phone that cannot run poplar Google apps such as Gmail and...