Archive for September, 2017

Event: “Joy in everyday Art” digital art exhibition in Singapore

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

From now till 17 October, 2017, visit the free public exhibition at Raffles City (Level 1) showcasing homegrown talents, including local photographers, illustrators, artistes & influencers.

Filmmaker Daniel Yun briefing the media on the digital art on display at the “Joy in everyday art” exhibition.

Contributors include filmmaker Daniel Yun, comic artist and illustrator Sonny Liew, illustration collective Band of Doodlers, photographer Kevin Ou, influencer Melissa Koh, and student artist Jeremy Sim.

The artwork were created using Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 to inject fun into moments of daily life.

In conjunction with “Joy in everyday art”, Samsung will host a doodling workshop for students from Pathlight School to inspire them to express themselves creatively.

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New arrival: Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact & XA1 Plus smartphones

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Recently announced at IFA 2017, Sony Mobile is launching the Xperia XZ1 (S$898), Xperia XZ1 Compact (S$668) & Xperia XA1 Plus (S$498) in Singapore on 7 Oct, 2017.

5.2-inch Sony Xperia XZ1 Android 8.0 Oreo smartphone. S$898, 3D scanning, 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera for predictive photos & super slow motion videos, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB memory, front-facing stereo speakers, 2700mAh battery. 2 colours: White Silver, Black.

All three Android smartphones can be pre-ordered from now to 6 October.

The 5.2-inch Xperia XZ1 and 4.6-inch XperiaXZ1 Compact are top tier smartphones and will be among the first smartphones in the world to ship with Andoid 8.0 Oreo.

The Xperia XZ Premium remains the Xperia flagship in Sony’s smartphone product line.

Media preview for the new Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact & Xperia XA1 Plus Android smartphones in Singapore. In the photo, Sony Mobile staff is doing a 3D scan of the model’s head using the new Xperia XZ1.

The two phones will feature continue the Motion Eye camera for capturing detail and super slow motion video, as well as a new capability to capture 3D scans of faces and objects.

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New arrival: LifeProof phone cases for iPhone X, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

OtterBox launched new protective LifeProof phone cases for iPhone X, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus – targeted at owners with an active and adventurous Lifestyle. Prices range from S$69 to S$159 and are listed below.

Update (13 November, 2017):

As part of my tech4xmas 2017 Giveaway, I have one LifeProof NËXT iphone cover up for grabs on Instagram until Friday (17 November).

It takes less than a minute, so try your luck and score yourself or your loved one a LifeProof NËXT phone case for a X’mas present.

Here’s a protective phone case from LifeProof’s FRĒ series.

Here’s a protective phone case from LifeProof’s FRĒ series.

LifeProof built its reputation on sleek, ultra-protective iPhone cases, from 360-degree coverage to the first screenless waterproof case.

Owned by OtterBox, the company offers three product lines for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X phone covers.

These are NËXT, SLΛM, and FRĒ.

LifeProof is expanding its lineup of action-ready cases with NËXT and SLΛM, two next-generation LifeProof cases that complement water-resistant devices, available now for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and coming soon for iPhone X.

LifeProof’s best-selling waterproof case line, FRĒ, will also be available soon for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: OtterBox phone cases for iPhone X, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus

Monday, September 25th, 2017

OtterBox combines protection with style and features a wide range of cases offering differing levels of protection. Prices range from S$59 to S$129 and are listed below.

Here’s a protective phone case from Otterbox’s Defender series.

Here’s a protective phone case from Otterbox’s Defender series.

Symmetry Series, Pursuit Series, Defender Series, Commuter Series, uniVERSE Case System, Strada Series Folio and Alpha Glass screen guards are now available in Singapore for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

These cases, available in exciting new colors and designs, are also compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Cases for iPhone X are coming soon and include Symmetry Series, Pursuit Series, Defender Series, Commuter Series and Strada Series Folio.

Each iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X case design undergoes a minimum of 24 tests across more than 238 hours to earn the OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection seal.

These tests ensure lasting protection from drops, bumps, scratches and dings.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: AppeDine launches Beta F&B apps

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

AppeDine has launched the public beta release of its trilateral F&B and lifestyle e-commerce marketplace in Singapore.

The AppeDine apps were launched in Singapore at a pop-up launch at Cali Singapore at Park Avenue Hotel.

The platform offers the ability to perform online transactions customised for F&B and lifestyle service providers, chefs and consumers.

Users can download the AppeDine’s mobile app or visit its website for their next culinary and lifestyle experience.

Below are more details from the press release.

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Event: Canon PhotoMarathon XV Singapore 2017 & Results

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The 15th installment of the annual photography competition in Singapore took place today at the Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre. The winners are listed below.

View the complete portfolio of winning photos for Canon PhotoMarathon XV 2017 in this Instagram album here.

View the complete portfolio of winning photos for Canon PhotoMarathon XV 2017 in this Instagram album here.

As in previous years, there were three themes announced at 9am, 12pm and 3pm respectively. The three themes this year were: Tilt, Celebration, and Mysterious.

There are two main categories for the competition – Open and Student.

I completed a marathon – a PhotoMarathon. This was the first time I participated in Canon’s annual photomarathon.

The winners are listed below. Click on the links to view specific winning photos.

Alternatively, simply follow this link to see the entire portfolio of winning photos on Instagram.

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New arrival: Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus in Singapore

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Apple’s iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus have arrived in Singapore. Telcos in Singapore saw long queues forming with customers vying to be the first to get their hands on the latest smartphones from Apple.

The first 10 Singtel customers to get their new iPhones.

Singtel, the largest Telco in Singapore, held its launch at Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Hall C.

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Event: Devialet SAM Lab Tour in Singapore

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Attended a demo of Devialet’s SAM Lab. SAM (Speaker Active Matching) is an audio #technology which ensures extreme fidelity.

Devialet’s trainer from Paris flew into Singapore to showcase the difference between a speaker that has SAM technology vs one that does not. Listening to the demo, I found the enhancement most pronounced in the lower frequency ranges.

By taking into account the characteristics of the loudspeaker connected to the Devialet, it enables the Devialet to drive in a very precise and controlled way the speaker driver diaphragm’s movement, so as to obtain an exact alignment between a recorded music signal, and the pressure wave that reaches the listener’s ear during a listening session.

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New arrival: 4 Canon PIXMA inkjet printers for photos & SOHO

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Canon has launched today 4 new PIXMA inkjet all-in-one printers. The TS9170 (S$329), TS8170 (S$299) and TS5170 (S$189) are photo all-in-one printers, while the TR8570 (S$289) is a business all-in-one printer. Available 25 September, 2017.

Canon PIXMA TS9170 photo all-in-one inkjet printer (S$329).

Hot on the heels of Epson’s launch of the rival’s L-series ink tank printers yesterday, Canon has launched four new models in its PIXMA series of inkjet printers.

Canon’s new lineup is skewed more towards photo printing – three out of the four new models are photo all-in-one printers while the fourth is targeted at small businesses and SOHOs.

Canon PIXMA TS8170 photo all-in-one inkjet printer (S$299).

Below are the details of the new printers from the press release.

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New arrival: Six Epson L-series inkjet printers for 2017

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Epson has launched its new L-Series ink tank printers, with six new models (L6190, L6170, L6160, L4160, L4150, L405, ) ranging from S$539 to S$329. Available 22 September, 2017. Prices below.

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Epson L6190 integrated ink tank printer uses spill proof refill bottles (S$539): print, scan, copy, ADF, Fax, duplex.

  • ISO Speed: 15 ipm / 8.0 ipm
  • Wireless, Ethernet, Mobile & Cloud Printing
  • Supports Apple Airprint & Mopria Print Service
  • Borderless photo printing up to A4 size
  • User replaceable maintenance box available for added convenience
  • 2 years on-site warranty, or 50,000 pages whichever comes first

All the new printer models (except the L405) are integrated ink tank printers where the ink tank container has been positioned within the printer to reduce the overall footprint of the printers.

Unlike the new integrated ink tank printers, the new L405 (S$329) retains the external ink tank design of Epson’s existing ink tank printers, resulting in a larger footprint.

Unlike the new integrated ink tank printers, the new L405 (S$329) retains the external ink tank design of Epson’s existing ink tank printers, resulting in a larger footprint.

New features in some of the models include auto-duplex printing (or paper feeding), PrecisionCore printheads and a 30-sheet ADF (automatic document feeder).

Prices and more details (viz. which models sport which of the new features) can be found in the press release below.

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