Archive for April, 2020

New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 128GB Wi-Fi Tablet

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

The new and affordable Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 128GB Wi-Fi features a redesigned S Pen for note taking and creating, and a generous display for enhanced entertainment. Available in Singapore from 2 May at S$598. Promotions below.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 128GB Wi-Fi aims to help consumers capture ideas, create, stay organised and multitask effectively.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 128GB Wi-Fi aims to help consumers capture ideas, create, stay organised and multitask effectively.

Designed for students and young professionals, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 128GB Wi-Fi sports a generous screen space, a thin and compact body, along with an S Pen included in the box.

The updated S Pen serves as a note-taking and multitasking assistant for the tablet, snapping magnetically onto the right side of the tablet, or to the optional Book Cover.

The new S Pen features a refreshed design to make it as practical and comfortable to use as a traditional pen.

The S Pen, with its improved pen latency and 0.7mm pen tip, offer precision for note-taking and drawing.

Smart and intuitive features include Screen Write and Smart Select.

Screen Write enables you to take a full-screen screenshot and jot down ideas that can be saved or shared with colleagues.

Smart Select allows you to select, clip and collect whatever content you want.

Users can capture animation and Smart Select can turn this into a GIF for easy sharing with friends and on social media.

More details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus: Ingestible Electronic Pills For Stomach Diagnosis

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Just as IoT is taking the tech world by storm, ingestible pills enable doctors and researchers to emplace micro sensors in our bodies to monitor sustained measurements for diagnosis or research.

In this guest blog, Nick Van Helleputte and Chris Van Hoof discuss how ingestible or electronic pills can revolutionise the way stomach ailments are diagnosed.

Mock-up of an ingestible pill with prototype transceiver. Image: Imec.

Mock-up of an ingestible pill with prototype transceiver. Image: Imec.

Speak about an electronic pill or a small ingestible machine that can be swallowed by patients to monitor their bodies – and what comes to mind is often swarms of nanobots.

The reality is a little different.

Today, breakthroughs in electronics are making it possible to imagine such ingestibles, which are small enough to be swallowed so they can stay inside a body to monitor, say, a person’s stomach condition over a period of time.

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These nifty gadgets open up a whole new frontier in medical diagnosis and research.

Think the Internet of Things (IoT) but applied to the interior of our bodies.

By emplacing sensors within our bodies, doctors and researchers don’t just get a one-off snapshot of the organ of interest.

The sensors can provide sustained monitoring of measurements over a period of time, enabling the identification of trends in the data, or triggering of alerts to flag out anomalies breaching threshold levels.

This means a doctor would be able to more accurately see the changes in a person’s digestive tract, for example, instead of having only a quick look by using a scope or collecting stool samples.

So, instead of a number of nanobots swimming inside a person, ingestibles are miniaturised versions of electronic devices that require low power and have reliable wireless communication to relay the signals that they are reading.

In February 2020, Belgium-based research outfit imec presented the world’s first fully integrated millimetre-scale wireless transceiver for ingestibles or electronic analytical devices that can be swallowed.

This breakthrough, presented at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2020 conference at San Francisco in February, means that in the future, ingestible devices could be easier to be manufactured and be more effective in staying in a stomach to monitor important signs of diseases, such as diabetes, Crohn’s Disease or coeliac.

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Google Pay Singapore Adds Food Discovery & Ordering To App

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Google Pay supports Singapore food establishments amid the nation’s COVID-19 outbreak – by offering a free menu discovery feature for food establishments; and enabling patrons to discover eateries by cuisine, browse menus and contact merchants to place orders from over 250 eateries.

Discover and order food from F&B establishments in Singapore while staying home during Circuit Breaker.

Discover and order food from F&B establishments in Singapore while staying home during Circuit Breaker.

To help Singaporeans and the local food services industry during the circuit breaker period, Google has launched a new feature to discover food pick-up and delivery options on the new Google Pay Singapore app.

“Quick food pick-ups and door-to-door deliveries are now a necessity, as Singaporeans stay home during this critical period. Like several others in Singapore, we too were sharing food menus among family and friends. So we thought, what if we could scale this and make this easier for consumers and restaurants? We rallied our employees to come together quickly and discussed ways in which we could offer a solution,” said Patrick Teo, Director of Engineering for Payments and Engineering Site Lead at Google Singapore.

Many food establishments had to pause their dine-in services and rely on informal methods to share their menu and publicise their pick-up or delivery options.

Developed specifically for Singapore, this new menu discovery experience brings a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and hawker stalls online starting with over 100 businesses in addition to existing restaurants like Burger King, Canadian Pizza, Cedele, Da Paolo Group, The Daily Cut and Tuk Tuk Cha, giving patrons over 250 eateries to order from.

With the new Menu Discovery feature, Singaporeans will now be able to get family meals from Kok Sen, O Banh Mi, and Outram Park Ya Hua Rou Gu Cha or order restaurant-style spreads at home from Blue Ginger, O.BBa BBQ Jjajang and NUDE Seafood.

With the new menu discovery feature, customers can browse menus, select items, and contact the food establishment to place their order and pay.

Depending on the eatery, customers can choose to pick up their order or have it delivered.

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GN Hearing Offers Remote Testing And Fitting Of Hearing Aids

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

GN Hearing offers hearing assessments and fitting of its ReSound hearing aids in conjunction with ReSound Assist Live.

New ReSound Assist Live from GN Hearing gives hearing care professionals the ability to conduct remote in-ear tests using hearing aids.

New ReSound Assist Live from GN Hearing gives hearing care professionals the ability to conduct remote in-ear tests using hearing aids.

GN Hearing, a global leader in hearing aid technology, has announced new in-ear tests (also called in-situ tests) available as an extension to ReSound Assist Live at-home services.

The technology allows hearing care professionals to offer complete hearing care remotely, including hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting.

Testing and fitting of hearing aids from the comfort of the home.

Testing and fitting of hearing aids from the comfort of the home.

It allows people with hearing loss to get their hearing tested from the comfort and safety of home.

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New Arrival: ASUS ROG Strix GA15 Gaming Desktops With AMD Ryzen

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

The ROG Strix GA15 (G15DH) is now available in Singapore (from $1,298), at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The ROG Strix GA15 gaming desktops from ASUS are equipped with AMD Ryzen processors to offer E-sports-ready performance that also accelerates streaming, multitasking, and more.

The ROG Strix GA15 gaming desktops from ASUS are equipped with AMD Ryzen processors to offer E-sports-ready performance that also accelerates streaming, multitasking, and more.

The new ROG Strix GA15 (G15DH) gaming desktops zero in on gaming fundamentals to fit serious e-sports performance into a convenient and portable package.

Specifications for the ASUS ROG Strix GA15 (G15DH). Click image to enlarge.

Specifications for the ASUS ROG Strix GA15 (G15DH). Click image to enlarge.

Lean and lightweight, the new ROG Strix GA15 (G15DH) gaming desktop leverages powerful, latest-generation AMD Ryzen™ processors that capably handle hardcore gaming, streaming, and multitasking.

Each desktop is compact and weighs only 10 kg, and a built-in carrying handle offers easy portability.

The efficient cooling design helps quietly deliver a gaming experience that can hold its own at LAN parties, tournaments, and beyond.

More details from the press release below.

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New Arrival: Wireless Pixma TR150 Portable Printer In Singapore

Friday, April 24th, 2020

The new wireless portable printer from Canon enables printing and scanning for business professionals on the go. Prices below.

The new Canon Pixma TR150 wireless portable printer.

The new Canon Pixma TR150 wireless portable printer.

With direct printing from smartphones, a USB-charging battery pack, and the ability to store user-designed form templates in device memory, the PIXMA TR150 offers PC-free operation for all high-quality document needs.

The compact size and slim profile of the PIXMA TR150 allows it to slot easily into a carry-on bag or briefcase.

A high-contrast 1.44” OLED display adorns the top panel, and makes it easy to change print settings without a connected laptop, while displaying information such as remaining battery levels, ink levels, as well as on-location Wi-Fi signal strength.

More details below from the press release.

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MedTech: Remote Monitoring Solution By KaHa & EasyCare iDOC

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Singapore IoT and smart wearables firm KaHa teams up with healthcare partner EasyCare International (iDOC) to launch Remote Monitoring Solution in Singapore.

By leveraging technology, the partnership between KaHa and EasyCare iDOC aims to bring greater convenience and efficacy to healthcare management.

By leveraging technology, the partnership between KaHa and EasyCare iDOC aims to bring greater convenience and efficacy to healthcare management.

As part of the company’s commitment to health and wellness, Singapore Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company KaHa launched today its partnership with medical solutions provider EasyCare and its brand iDOC.

iDOC Clinic is a medical group founded by the EasyCare team, and EasyCare works with iDOC Clinic in the implementation of its healthcare technologies in the primary care setting.

As part of its services, EasyCare conducts annual or biannual chronic disease screening for corporate clients.

In between screenings, the iDOCWATCH together with mobile app iDOC Easy Track, will be made available to individuals to enable continuous monitoring of their health by collecting and analysing essential health data from the user to be sent to the iDOC Remote Monitoring Dashboard, which aims to improve health and fitness amongst users.

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Google Meet Video Conferencing Solution To Become Free

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Google Cloud will be making Google Meet, Google’s video-conferencing solution, free for everyone with availability starting in early May.

The new expanded tiled view in Google Meet.

The new expanded tiled view in Google Meet.

Anyone with an email address will be able to sign up for Google Meet to enjoy many of the same features available to G Suite’s business and education users.

These include features such as simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including the expanded tiled view.

Google Meet operates on a secure foundation, keeping users safe, data secure, and information private—including between patients and caregivers in a TELEHEALTH environment.

Google Meet operates on a secure foundation, keeping users safe, data secure, and information private—including between patients and caregivers in a TELEHEALTH environment.

Starting in May, Google will be gradually expanding Meet’s availability to more and more people over the following weeks.

While users might not be able to create meetings at meet.google.com right away, they can sign up to be notified when it’s available .

More details below from Google.

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New Arrival: Huawei Watch GT 2e In Singapore For Mother’s Day

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Huawei Singapore is launching the Huawei GT 2e (S$218) in Singapore in conjunction with the approaching Mother’s Day. Pre-orders from 21-24 April with promotions. The watch arrives in Singapore on 25 April. Prices below.

Designed for an active lifestyle, Huawei Watch 2e sports new colours: Graphite Black, Lava Red, Mint Green and Icy White.

Designed for an active lifestyle, Huawei Watch 2e sports new colours: Graphite Black, Lava Red, Mint Green and Icy White.

The Huawei Watch GT 2e, unveiled globally last month, is the latest addition to the Huawei Watch GT 2 series.

The Huawei Watch GT 2e is available for pre-order from today with selected consumer electronic retailers, Huawei online official stores on Lazada and Shopee at a retail price of S$218.

From 21 – 24 April, customers with a pre-order will enjoy a free gift bundle worth S$106, comprising a Huawei Body Fat Scale and an orange watch strap.

The Huawei Watch GT 2e will be available at Huawei official online stores on Lazada and Shopee as well as authorised resellers from 25 April.

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