Singapore

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...
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....