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Holiday greetings: Happy New Year 2020

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

It’s 2020. Happy New Year! あけましておめでとうございます!

This photo was taken at the entrance of Mousehole, a little town near Penzance that's famous for its Christmas & New Year lights. Photo taken with Google Pixel 4 XL Android phone.

This photo was taken at the entrance of Mousehole, a little town near Penzance that’s famous for its Christmas & New Year lights. Photo taken with Google Pixel 4 XL Android phone.

Best Wishes for the New Year.

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Holiday Greetings: Merry Christmas 2019

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Here’s wishing everyone who celebrates Christmas a very Blessed Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Blue Drawing Rooms in St Michael's Mount in Marazion. Queen Victoria & Prince Albert (in the 18th Century) as well as Queen Elizabeth II & the Duke of Edinburgh in 2013 were in this room when they visited.

Merry Christmas from the Blue Drawing Rooms in St Michael’s Mount in Marazion. Queen Victoria & Prince Albert (in the 18th Century) as well as Queen Elizabeth II & the Duke of Edinburgh in 2013 were in this room when they visited.

May peace and love be with you always!

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Google Enhances Google Pixel With Pixel Feature Drop

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Google has begun providing Pixel users with functionality improvements through what they call Pixel feature drops. The first one has just arrived.

These features are already rolling out and will hit all Pixel phones (Pixel 2, 3, 3a, 4) in the coming weeks. To get them, you have to update to the latest version of Android and go to the PlayStore to start downloading the updated apps.

These features are already rolling out and will hit all Pixel phones (Pixel 2, 3, 3a, 4) in the coming weeks. To get them, you have to update to the latest version of Android and go to the PlayStore to start downloading the updated apps.

The Pixel feature drop is in addition to automatic updates that Google currently already provide for fixes and minor improvements.

This first feature drop includes a new way to capture portraits, easier Duo calls and automatic call screening (for those in the US).

So for Singaporeans, what’s new with the new Google Assistant in English?

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New Arrival: Google Pixel 4 And Other MadeByGoogle Products

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

After much anticipation, Google Pixel 4 has arrived in Singapore, together with other #MadeByGoogle hardware, such as the upgraded Nest Mini speaker and Nest Wifi system. Singapore won’t be getting the Pixelbook Go or the Pixel Buds though. Prices and availability below.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Nest Mini and Nest Wifi launched in Singapore.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Nest Mini and Nest Wifi launched in Singapore.

Following the Made by Google event in New York City, Google today announced the launch of its Google Pixel 4 flagship smartphone in Singapore.

From 24 October, Singaporeans will be able to purchase their new devices through official carrier partner, StarHub, retailers COURTS and Challenger as well as the Google Store. Pre-orders begin today.

 

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This Google staff, Nim, kindly did the unboxing of the Pixel 4 XL for me.

The phone will be available in three colours – Just Black, Clearly White and the limited edition Oh So Orange – and in two sizes.

The 64GB variant of the 5.7-inch Pixel 4 and 6.3-inch Pixel 4 XL will be priced at S$1,119 and S$1,319 respectively, while the 128GB models will retail for S$1,269 and S$1,469 respectively.

 

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Google Nest Mini and Google Nest Wifi in Singapore.

Apart from the Pixel 4, two additional devices will soon be available in Singapore as well.

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Google Puts All 114 Singapore Hawkers Centres On The Map

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

For the first time, all 114 hawker centres in Singapore will be documented on Google Maps’ Street View by early 2020.

The Google Street View Trekker weighs 18kg and contains seven high-resolution cameras to create an immersive 360-degree panoramic view. A full charge of the trekker battery lasts for 6-8hrs.

The Google Street View Trekker weighs 18kg and contains seven high-resolution cameras to create an immersive 360-degree panoramic view. A full charge of the trekker battery lasts for 6-8hrs.

The initiative is a collaboration between Google and the organisations that are co-driving the nomination to inscribe Hawker Culture in Singapore on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The Street View Trekker with representatives from Google, NHB, NEA and FMAS, at Chinatown Market.

The Street View Trekker with representatives from Google, NHB, NEA and FMAS, at Chinatown Market.

These organisations include the National Heritage Board (NHB), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Federation Of Merchants’ Associations, Singapore (FMAS).

 

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The aim is to document Singapore’s beloved hawker centres on Google Maps to make them discoverable to anyone curious about our hawker centres or looking for their favourite hawker stalls.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Google Nest Hub Available in Singapore

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

The Google Nest Hub has hit the shelves of Singapore today and is available in Charcoal and Chalk – through M1, COURTS and Challenger and Google Store at S$189.

 

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Launch of Google Nest Hub at Google’s office in Singapore.

The Google Nest Hub is essentially the Google Home speaker – with a screen

So in addition to interacting with it purely through voice, you can now view information on the screen and interact with whatever is on the display with the usual touch-screen actions.

And the screen enables the Google Nest Hub to function as a photo frame showing photos from your Google Photos account, and serve as a table-top clock displaying the time, and setting off alarms to wake you up in the morning.

But most significant is the ability for the Google Nest Hub to function as the hub (yes, there’s a reason why it’s called by that name) of your smart home – displaying the status of the compatible smart devices within your home, and enabling you to interact and control those devices through voice or touch.

 

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The Google Nest Hub in the kitchen, offering hands-free assistance to the residential chef.

More details below about Google Nest Hub from the press release.

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Event: REWILD Our Planet – Singapore’s 1st Social AR Experience

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Singapore’s first social Augmented Reality (AR) Experience is free and kicks off today. The free exhibition at the ArtScience Museum will be open daily from 10am to 7pm for two months until 2 June, 2019.

“Rewild Our Planet” was developed using footage from Our Planet, a new Netflix Original Documentary Series, leveraging Google's ARCore technology.

“Rewild Our Planet” was developed using footage from Our Planet, a new Netflix Original Documentary Series, leveraging Google’s ARCore technology.

REWILD Our Planet is a collaboration by WWF, Google, Netflix, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and PHORIA, highlighting the urgency of restoring nature.

Explore the forests of Borneo or dive deep into the coastal seas of Southeast Asia with REWILD Our Planet”.

Explore the forests of Borneo or dive deep into the coastal seas of Southeast Asia with “REWILD Our Planet”.

The experience connects people to nature and one another through immersive storytelling that blends cutting edge persistent AR technology with stunning content from Our Planet, a new Netflix original documentary series.

It combines spectacular IMAX style projections with spatial soundscapes and AR to transport visitors to the last wilderness landscapes on Earth – from vast Arctic ice caps to the remote jungles of Borneo and coastal seas of Southeast Asia.

At REWILD Our Planet, visitors can interact with the environment and each other to understand how collective action is desperately needed to restore balance and protect the Earth’s vibrant and diverse natural habitats.

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Holiday Greetings: Happy New Year 2019

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

It’s 2019. Happy New Year!

 

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Sunrise over the Ella Gap in Sri Lanka. Photo taken with Google Pixel 3 XL Android phone, with auto-added saturation in Google Photos.

A new day… A new year … A new beginning.

Best Wishes for the New Year.

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Holiday Greetings: Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Here’s wishing everyone who celebrates Christmas a very Blessed Christmas!

 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This photo was taken with Google Pixel 3 XL mobile phone at the Harry Potter exhibition at Changi Airport in Singapore.

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New Arrival: Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL in Singapore

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Google Pixel 3 (S$1,249) and Pixel 3 XL (S$1,399) Android smartphones will be available from 1 November through the Google Store online, as well as local telcos Singtel and StarHub. Pixel Stand is priced at S$119.

 

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Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL launched in Singapore.

Google promises a “more helpful, thoughtful and enjoyable experience” on the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

The Pixel comes in two sizes, the 5.5” Pixel 3 and the 6.3” Pixel 3 XL.

 

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Martin Geh, Managing Director, APAC Hardware Partnerships, Google, at the launch of the Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL in Singapore.

Both phones will come in three colours – Just Black, Clearly White and a new colour, Not Pink.

Both have the exact same feature set and comes with a USB-C Digital to 3.5 mm headphone adapter and Pixel USB-C earbuds in the box.

More details below from the press release.

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