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LG Optimus 3D to hit the stores in Singapore in end August
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LG Optimus 3D to hit the stores in Singapore in end August

August 11th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Right after HTC touted its Evo 3D phone yesterday, Korean handset maker LG today showed off its Optimus 3D to reporters here, confident that its S$938 phone will make people start taking pictures and videos in 3D and view them on...
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Win an iPad 2 from Techgoondu

April 29th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Missed the queue to buy an iPad 2 in Singapore last night? Didn't manage to get your hands on Apple's much-awaited tablet computer when it hit the stores here? Well, thanks to our pals at Parallels Software, Techgoondu has not...
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Cheaper roaming rates for Singapore and Malaysia from May 1

April 21st, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Singapore and Malaysia have inked a deal which reduces the cost of mobile roaming by up to 30 percent for voice calls and 50 percent for text messages (SMS). Travellers will start reaping the cost savings, which apply to all...
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Asus Eee Pad Transformer pre-order units sold out in Singapore

April 19th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Some 100 discounted Eee Transfomer tablets from Asus have been sold out within a day of a Singapore pre-order campaign launched by the Taiwanese firm, showing that alternatives to the iPad 2 shipping here this month are as well...
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iPad 2 available in Singapore and Hong Kong in April

March 23rd, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Love it or hate it, Apple's new toy is set to hit stores in Singapore and Hong Kong next month, as part of a wider rollout after being first sold in the United States on March...
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Budget 2011: TV and radio licence fees scrapped in Singapore

February 18th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
The much-derided licence fees that Singapore residents have to pay for simply owning a TV or radio have been finally scrapped, as part of an election-friendly Budget unveiled today by the government here in Parliament....
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Run and get rewarded, says non-profit Liverun.sg

November 18th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Get rewarded for running in Singapore. No payments, no onerous marketing sign-ups. Just put on your jogging shoes and run. Simply sign up at local non-profit site Liverun.sg and use their iPhone app. Who are these crazy folks...
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Singaporeans’ reaction on social media to recent gang assaults

November 11th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
As an ex-PR ex-journalist who has made a living telling stories for the better part of my working life, social media has opened my eyes to new ways of telling stories. It is such a powerful force for collecting and aggregating...
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Gothere.sg launches new iPhone application

August 14th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Singapore’s mapping start-up Gothere.sg launched their new iPhone application about exactly a week ago. I had the pleasure of catching up with Junhan, one of Gothere’s founders, to get both a demo of their app and a...
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HDS launches S$4.6 million Asia Pacific distribution centre in Singapore

June 3rd, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Hitatchi Data Systems (HDS) has just started operations on their one-month old spanking new S$4.6 million Asia Pacific distribution facility in Singapore. The centre will serve Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), and will serve to...
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Commentary: Why you should say no to World Cup 2010

May 11th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
No, it is not SingTel and StarHub you should be angry with. Nor should you fret that the S$66 package - or S$1-a-match - to watch the 2010 World Cup on the telly in Singapore is four times more than what you had paid in 2006....
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code::XtremeApps::2010 goes green

April 26th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
code::XtremeApps, the annual Singapore 24-hour computer programming competition organised by the Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), is going green this year with its theme. Competitors will be required to create...
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YOG social media initiatives don’t get enough love

March 12th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The more I talk to the Youth Olympic Games folks to uncover stories for Digital Life, the more I find out that some of the really interesting YOG social media content is hidden behind “official” content and not given...
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YOG launches virtual world to reach out to youths

March 7th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
As part of the worldwide promotion to create buzz around the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC), together with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), is...
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Auto login for Wireless@SG – at last

February 11th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Hard to log in. Keep getting disconnected. If those problems have kept you from surfing the Web with Wireless@SG, you'll be happy to hear that the free Wi-Fi hotspot service islandwide is now going to be easier to...
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iNETS mobile: Would you use this?

February 5th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
NETS, the Singapore electronic payment vendor, just launched their iNETS mobile service, in which you can pay your bills via your mobile phone in Singapore. The story was covered by quite a few of the main papers in Singapore,...
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Techfest ’09 thoughts

October 11th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Singapore does do interesting infotech R&D. But it doesn’t get the publicity it deserves, which is such a waste. Take for example the recent Techfest ’09, which was held at Fusionpolis last week from October 8th...
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Cool glass display technologies at Broadcast Asia 2009

June 19th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Communic Asia has been a busy week, with IDA press updates on the iN2015 rollout, extension of wireless@SG for another three years (yay!), and launches of phones by both Sony Ericsson (Satio) and Samsung (Jet). But sometimes just...
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Notes from unConference 2009

May 17th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
Techgoondu had the chance to be at unConference 2009 held yesterday at the Biopolis, thanks to the kind folks at e27 who had put together an excellent program that brought together some of the top forward-thinkers in the region....
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SuperModelMe.tv: 10 hot babes, 10 weeks, 1 winner

May 15th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Think of SuperModelMe.tv as another “America’s Next Top Model” type of show. Except that it is set in Asia, the episodes of this reality series are available only online, and it is a homegrown experiment by...