New Arrival: Oppo Band 2 Wearable Fitness Watch in Singapore

September 22nd, 2022

The Oppo Band 2 (S$99) will hit the shelves in Singapore tomorrow (23 September 2022) on Oppo’s Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee and TikTok flagship stores, authorised retailers, and partner consumer electronic stores.

The Oppo Band 2 ships in Blue or Black and sports a 1.57-inch AMOLED screen, with 256 x 402 resolution and 302 ppi pixel density.

The Oppo Band 2 ships in Blue or Black and sports a 1.57-inch AMOLED screen, with 256 x 402 resolution and 302 ppi pixel density.

The Oppo Band 2 is equipped with a 6-axis motion sensor, as well as heart rate and blood oxygen sensors.

With up to 100 workout modes, the newest mode is the tennis mode, which recognises various tennis strokes and records five types of data: strokes, racket swings, activity duration, heart rate, and calories burned.

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Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Digital Experience Services

September 15th, 2022

Accenture has been positioned as a leader in “The Forrester Wave: Digital Experience Services In Asia Pacific, Q3 2022” report.

According to the report, Accenture leads with a compelling digital experience (DX) vision and expansive service portfolio through Accenture Song (formerly Accenture Interactive) in the Asia Pacific region, and received the top ranking across the “Current Offering” and “Strategy” categories.

According to the report, Accenture leads with a compelling digital experience (DX) vision and expansive service portfolio through Accenture Song (formerly Accenture Interactive) in the Asia Pacific region, and received the top ranking across the “Current Offering” and “Strategy” categories.

The Forrester report noted that compared with other vendors in the evaluation, Accenture is superior in CX insights, experience design and systems, and digital marketing and digital commerce strategy and implementation.

Accenture has one of the broadest portfolios of services to help marketing, business and technology stakeholders transform their customer engagement models and uses non-traditional business models such as joint ventures to accelerate customers’ transformation.

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New Arrival: vivo Y35 Entry-Level Phone Launch in Singapore

September 21st, 2022

The vivo Y35 is priced at S$359 (without contract) and comes with 16GB RAM and 128GB storage, as well as a 5,000mAh battery and 44W FlashCharge. Available in Singapore from this Saturday, 24 September 2022.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours -- Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours — Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor built on 6nm process, offering a maximum clock speed of up to 2.4GHz.

“The Y35 grants today’s smartphone users ease of access with its excellent value for money. Powered by multiple top-level specifications and features, we aim to provide the best possible user experience with our Y35, which is also matched by a remarkably affordable price. With this latest device in vivo’s Y series, we are redefining the status quo by incorporating elements of a fun-loving lifestyle and best-in-class features. Prioritising a fun and intuitive user experience coupled with the impressive specs in this price range, you could say ‘That’s Y, Unleash the Double Fun’,” said Liu Hong Bin, CEO of vivo Singapore.

It has a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 2408×1080 resolution and P3 color gamut, providing an immersive visual experience.

The Y35 sports a triple-camera system at the rear comprising a 50-megapixel main rear camera, 2MP bokeh camera and 2MP macro camera.

The front camera has 16 megapixels.

The phone’s 128GB internal storage can be expanded to 1TB with its three memory card slots.

The large 5,000mAh battery enables more than 14 hours of screen-on time for High-Definition video streaming, or over 7 hours of graphic-intensive gaming.

Its 44W FastCharge allows the phone to be charged to 70% battery in just 34 minutes

The entry-level phone is rated at IPX4 water-resistance and IP5X dust-resistance.

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Review: Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe 15W

September 20th, 2022

I asked an Apple fan what his favourite Apple accessory was, and he gave me this 3-min rundown of why he loves his BoostCharge 3-in-1 Wireless Charger from Belkin.

Belkin’s aesthetic BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 15W Wireless Charger offers convenience and fast power with MagSafe technology.

Belkin’s aesthetic BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 15W Wireless Charger offers convenience and fast power with MagSafe technology.

Dylan currently uses the BoostCharge 3-in-1 7.5W Wireless Charger for his iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods Pro.

He is planning to buy the BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe 15W for his new Apple 14 Pro Max, Watch Series 8 and AirPods Pro.

The first and foremost benefit of the 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is that Dylan is able to charge three devices simultaneously with only one power outlet.

This is convenient both at home and in his office — especially at home since his other family members are also Apple fans with iPhones, Watches and AirPods to charge as well.

When he doesn’t have THREE available power outlets (or multiplugs), he’d usually have to charge only one device at a time and only move on to the next device when the previous one had completed charging.

Dylan loves how compact and tidy the wireless charger is – instead of three separate charging cables to three separate devices, there is only one cable from the power outlet to the 3-in-1 wireless charger.

And the upright charger for the iPhone doubles up as a phone stand so he can talk handsfree, FaceTime or record a voice memo while the phone is on the wireless charging stand.

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Seagate Launches Marvel Spider-Man FireCuda HDDs in Singapore

September 19th, 2022

These 2TB collectable hard disk drives (HDDs) from Seagate feature Spider-Man, Ghost-Spider and Miles Morales. Price: S$139.

Commemorating Spider-Man, Ghost-Spider (aka Gwen Stacy), and Miles Morales, these special edition HDDs feature one-of-a-kind Marvel artwork.

Commemorating Spider-Man, Ghost-Spider (aka Gwen Stacy), and Miles Morales, these special edition HDDs by Seagate feature one-of-a-kind Marvel artwork.

Themed around Marvel’s Spider-Man, Seagate is introducing in Singapore three officially licensed Marvel limited-edition Spider-Man external hard disk drive (HDD) designs, adding to the company’s line of special edition storage devices.

Each drive also features customisable RGB LED lighting, to match a Spidey-themed or other gaming set ups.

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Tech Focus: Electric Vehicles On the Road to Industry Adoption

September 13th, 2022

The advent of electric vehicles represents a seismic shift in thinking as well as operations. In this thought leadership opinion piece, Thomas Goetzl from Keysight Technologies shares his insights on how this introduces several challenges like pressure on the power grid and a need for sustainable and environmentally friendly material.

Automakers need to reimagine a decade-old industry to meet modern challenges.

Automakers need to reimagine a decade-old industry to meet modern challenges.

Over the next decade, many automakers plan to transform their fleets to electric power, with some announcing goals for fully electric lineups within five years.

Automakers are making products that meet evolving industry standards for safety, emissions testing, and energy efficiency.

The surge in electric vehicles comes with infrastructure, manufacturing, and regulatory challenges that will impact the automotive industry.

The surge in electric vehicles comes with infrastructure, manufacturing, and regulatory challenges that will impact the automotive industry.

They require Electric Powertrain and HEV/EV solutions that address safety, regulatory, and environmental issues.

This significant transformation represents a seismic shift in thinking as well as operations and introduces several challenges like pressure on the power grid and a need for sustainable, environmentally friendly material.

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Singapore Lags Global Index in Readiness for Digital Transformation

September 12th, 2022

Dell research suggests that Singapore and the APJ lags the world in its “Breakthrough Benchmark” – a measure of the readiness for digital transformation.

Dell Technologies’ research from over 40 countries details how despite two years of accelerated digital transformation, only 5% of the Singapore workforce has an appetite for digital change.

Dell Technologies’ research from over 40 countries details how despite two years of accelerated digital transformation, only 5% of the Singapore workforce has an appetite for digital change. Click to enlarge.

I was looking through a study report from Dell on digital transformation and couldn’t help but notice that the survey results seem to indicate that Singapore and APJ seems to lag the global index for its “Breakthrough Benchmark”.

The survey of 10,500 respondents from around the world measured participants’ readiness for technological change and placed them in four benchmark groups:

  1. Sprint: Traiblazers ready to chase after innovation and technological change.
  2. Steady: Poised to adopt technological change selected by others.
  3. Slow: More inclined to hold back and observe / deliberate rather than take action.
  4. Still: Take a pessimistic view of innovation based on perceived risk. Tend to anticipate problems and resist proposed technology innovations based on perceived risk.

Respondents in the “Sprint”and “Steady” groups tend to be more confident that they or their organisation will advance in areas of technology adoption, while respondents in the “Slow” and “Still” groups are more likely to see the potential risks involved and retreat.

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Hyundai Singapore Holds Innovation Competition for Youths

September 10th, 2022

Hyundai Motor Group today celebrated the finale of its first open innovation competition for Singaporean youth at the School of Science and Technology (SST).

S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (third from left), Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS (second from right) with members of the 1st Place Winning Team.

S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (third from left), Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS (second from right) with members of the 1st Place Winning Team.

The competition theme presented business cases and design ideas for Purpose-Built Vehicle (PBV).

“HMGICS is pleased to hold our first open innovation competition for Singaporean youth. HMGICS will continue to explore smart future mobility innovations by growing together with Singapore. This open innovation competition program for Singapore youth showcases our strong commitment to realize this vision. We also believe the work experience with SST will continue to help future growth of Singaporean youth in science & engineering for the sustainable future innovation in Singapore”, said Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS.

Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS), with the aim of better engaging Singaporean youth in the Group’s future mobility innovation, held the competition beginning this May.

The participating schools were River Valley High school, United World College, and the School of Science and Technology.

A total of 17 teams participated in the competition.

The Guest of Honor, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S Iswaran presented the awards to the winning teams.

With four evaluation criteria (Social Impact, Creativity of Solution, Technical Accomplishment, Business Development), SST Team 2 won 1st place and was awarded vouchers and the work opportunity at HMGICS.

As part of the 3-month long competition, participating students received mentorships and lectures on the mobility industry, engineering design, and business.

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SingTel Collaborates with Intel to Launch 5G MEC Incubator

September 9th, 2022

The Singtel x Intel multi-access edge compute (MEC) incubator will enable enterprises to develop 5G use cases, drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation.

The Singtel x Intel collaboration unlocks the immense potential of 5G connectivity and high-performance computing at the edge.

The Singtel x Intel collaboration unlocks the immense potential of 5G connectivity and high-performance computing at the edge.

Singtel today announced its collaboration with Intel to establish a 5G Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) incubator.

“Singtel’s 5G network and Paragon MEC platform are transforming operations in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, smart logistics, healthcare, retail, transportation and urban planning. With Intel, we’re collectively bringing together our best of breed knowledge, expertise, assets and ecosystem to help address business needs, improve operational efficiencies, unlock new opportunities and advance in a 5G world,” said Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise and Regional Data Centre Business, Singtel.

The MEC incubator will enable enterprises to adopt 5G seamlessly, deploy applications that need low latency processing at the edge, drive innovation and accelerate their digital transformation.

The incubator will be powered by Intel’s 4th Gen Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Data Center GPU, codenamed Ponte Vecchio and supported by Singtel’s Paragon, a one-stop orchestration platform for 5G edge computing and cloud services, which will simplify the adoption of these 5G services for enterprises.

The collaboration will focus on developing the application and ecosystems to deliver transformational enterprise and consumer use cases like high-definition content delivery, cloud gaming, video analytics, virtual-augmented-mixed reality and metaverse.

Enterprises can tap into Singtel and Intel’s ecosystem to deliver their 5G use cases, including ready-to-deploy applications for rapid trials and proof of concepts for research and development.

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Temus to Expand 200-strong Workforce 5-fold in Next 3 Years

September 8th, 2022

Established in April 2021 by Temasek and USTTemus has expanded to around 200 employees within 18 months, and aims to further expand its workforce to 1,200 over the next three years.

“Organisations of every size and industry are transforming how they do business in the digital age - speed, agility, and simplicity are at the heart of successful transformations. As Temus grows, we will unlock even greater value for our customers by catalysing digital transformation holistically, for economic and societal impact,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

“Organisations of every size and industry are transforming how they do business in the digital age – speed, agility, and simplicity are at the heart of successful transformations. As Temus grows, we will unlock even greater value for our customers by catalysing digital transformation holistically, for economic and societal impact,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

Temus was established in April 2021 by Temasek, in partnership with global digital services company UST, to accelerate the digital transformation of leading enterprises and public sector agencies in Singapore and beyond.

“Temus’ growth momentum is a testament to our unique proposition of forging long-term partnerships with our customers while keeping ‘value creation’ at the heart of helping to shape their digital futures. We will build on this promising start to accelerate the growth of Singapore’s digital talent pool and build distinct digital capabilities for our customers – in tandem with the country’s Smart Nation aspirations,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

The company’s customers include Singapore’s government agencies and large enterprises spanning a range of industries including financial services and insurance, healthcare, education, consumer goods, telecommunications, infrastructure, energy and waste management.

The company has built experienced talent in strategy, design, architecture, technology, data & artificial intelligence.

More details below from the press release.

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