Archive for the ‘Anniversary’ Category

World Backup Day: Join Twitter Party to learn about backup & win prizes!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Have you done your backup recently? There’s no time like NOW!

Join the Twitter Party on #AcronisWBD at 4pm today to learn about backup and win prizes!

Established in 2011, World Backup Day serves to remind people the importance of protecting their data.

So backup now by making a copy of your data so you won’t lose it in case something happens to your computer.

So even if you’re hit by a virus, hardware failure, natural disaster, or anything else, you can restore your system from a reliable backup.

Here are three ways you can backup your data.

  1. External media. There is a wide variety of external storage media you can choose, including USB drives, external hard drives, DVDs and more.
  2. Cloud storage. Your internet connection means there are many cloud storage services available to you. Some are free, some you pay for.
  3. Network drives. If your computer is on a local area network (LAN), you can backup to a network folder or network attached storage (NAS) device.

Event forecast: CES 2017 celebrates 50th anniversary

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The first big tech event for the year on the global scene – CES 2017 happens this week in Las Vegas: 5-8 Jan (Thurs-Sun).

CES 2017 will have more than 3,800 exhibitors covering 2.4 million net square feet of space.

CES 2017 will have more than 3,800 exhibitors covering 2.4 million net square feet of space.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – CES is expecting more than 165,000 attendees, with more than 50,000 international professionals representing 150 countries.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, CES was first held in June 1967 in New York, with 17,500 attendees and 117 exhibitors.

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Dell celebrates 20 years of Alienware with launch of new gaming computers

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Dell announced its new line of VR-ready Alienware notebooks – the Alienware 15 and 17 – that boast the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series family of GPUs, enabling up to 85% better performance than the previous generation of Alienware notebooks.

Prices & availability below.

The new Alienware notebooks are capable of powering VR out-of-the-box, and compatible with both Oculus and HTC Vive headsets.

The new Alienware notebooks are capable of powering VR out-of-the-box, and compatible with both Oculus and HTC Vive headsets.

Engineered for gamers, the Alienware 17 gains more power with overclocked Intel Core i7 k-series processors and Tobii eye-tracking technology to optimise immersive gameplay.

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Dell also announced in Singapore (at Millian, St James Power Station) the new XPS and Inspiron laptops, Inspiron 2-in-1, and XPS Tower for personal and work computing.

The Alienware 15 comes complete with the VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and NVIDIA G-Sync for incredibly smooth, synchronized frame rates.

Prices and availability are tabulated below.

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Acronis celebrates 2nd HQ Anniversary with Scuderia Toro Rosso

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Acronis’ presence in Singapore has created new opportunities for local businesses and resulted in a triple-digit percentage growth of Acronis Cloud Business.

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The “A”-shaped table in the conference room of Acronis’ global HQ office in Singapore at Suntec Tower 3.

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection celebrated the second anniversary of its Headquarters in Singapore, marking the two most successful years in the company’s history.

“The digital world is all around us. Just like the world’s-first Smart Nation program in Singapore, Scuderia Toro Rosso fully depends on data. Our success on the track depends on data availability, making data protection a critical element in our business. We are proud to celebrate the two years since the re-opening of Acronis International Headquarters in Singapore, because much of Acronis’ cutting-edge technology is developed right here in their R&D center in Singapore,” said Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost.

In July this year Acronis became the first Singaporean IT company to sponsor a Formula 1 team – the Scuderia Toro Rosso Team.

Two years ago the members of the Scuderia Toro Rosso attended the opening ceremony as guests.

Today Scuderia Toro Rosso shared the celebrations as a long-term partner and consumer of Acronis technology.

Acronis was founded in Singapore in 2003.

Since reopening the International Headquarters in Singapore two years ago, Acronis has invested heavily in building local capability through creating jobs, importing world-class talent to the Singapore-based R&D center, and forming lasting partnerships with local universities and the nation’s development agencies.

In February this year Acronis announced the start of a joint collaboration with A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute, aimed at pushing the limits of data protection technology and cloud-based storage.

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Skype celebrates its 10th anniversary with 30 free minutes

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

10 years ago on 29 August 2003, Skype was founded. To celebrate its 10th birthday, Skype is giving 30 minutes of free Skype WiFi.

An infographic that looks at the people, places and behaviours that Skype has influenced in the last decade. Click on image to view/download the entire infographic at one go.

Click on image to view/download the entire infographic at one go.

Simply register by signing in to your Skype account between 29 August and 1 September, and you’ll receive your free minutes that can be used any time during the next 30 days.

Here are the rest of the infographic – in bite sizes – that shows how Skype is being used around the world.

Who are the people that use Skype?

Who are the people that use Skype?

How long did it take to reach 300 million connected users, compared to the telephone and the mobile phone?

How long did it take to reach 300 million connected users, compared to the telephone and the mobile phone?


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Casio celebrates 30 years of G-SHOCK watches in Singapore

Friday, July 19th, 2013

G-SHOCK’s 30th anniversary was celebrated with a dance and music extravaganza as well as the launch of timepieces by local designers.

The tough ‘indestructible’ G-SHOCK watches were conceived and designed in 1983 by Kikuo Ibe (伊部菊雄), Research and Development Chief Engineer of Casio Japan.

The tough ‘indestructible’ G-SHOCK watches were conceived and designed in 1983 by Kikuo Ibe (伊部菊雄), Research and Development Chief Engineer of Casio Japan.

The Casio G-SHOCK “SHOCK THE WORLD” has been to New York, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Dubai, since its inception in 2009.

Kikuo Ibe(伊部菊雄) sharing how he had conceived the idea of a ruggedised digital watched and brought it to fruition from concept to commercial success.

Kikuo Ibe(伊部菊雄) sharing how he had conceived the idea of a ruggedised digital watched and brought it to fruition from concept to commercial success.

To mark G-SHOCK’s milestone 30th anniversary in Singapore, this year’s “SHOCK THE WORLD 2013” tour in Singapore was held at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, at the Resorts World Sentosa.

“When we first started G-SHOCK, we wanted to challenge conventional wisdom that a wrist watch always had to be handled with care,” recalled Kikuo Ibe(伊部菊雄) – the creator of G-SHOCK – and now the Research and Development Chief Engineer of Casio Japan.

The event featured the unveiling of limited edition stylised G-SHOCK watches designed by local design icon, Keith Png, who has dressed international movie stars like Zhang Ziyi and the design collective duo, Andrew Loh and Kenny Lim of Depression, who are known across Asia for their signature bold, monochromatic designs.

The “SHOCK THE WORLD 2013” Singapore party was hosted by MTV VJ and popular television personality, Max Loong.

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Promotions: Nubox celebrates 5th Birthday with Happy 5 Campaign

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Nubox turns five this year and there will be a series of activities and promotional discounts to celebrate.

Check out the promotional discounts as part of Nubox's 5th anniversary celebrations. View/download flyers here.

Check out the promotional discounts as part of Nubox’s 5th anniversary celebrations. View/download flyers here.

The Nubox Happy 5 campaign will be held from July 15 to August 18, 2013.

“In five years, Nubox has grown to capture 35% of the total Apple Premium Reseller market in Singapore. To thank our customers for their relentless support, we have packed the Nubox Happy 5 campaign with amazing activities and offers,” said Evelyn Chua, Chief Marketing Officer, Newstead Technologies.

From game challenges at its Raffles City Shopping Centre and Tampines Mall road shows to online contests and weekly lucky draw, Nubox has lined up giveaways worth more than $15,000 to spread the cheers.

The celebratory activities and events are tabulated below while the promotional flyers can be downloaded for viewing here.

Started in Singapore in 2008, Nubox specialises in selling Apple products and has ventured into the heartlands, with seven of its 11 stores located in the heartland malls.

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Ethernet is 40 years old tomorrow

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Ethernet industry is now worth $100 billion per year, according to Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet Inventor, now UT Austin Professor of Innovation.

Infographic from Tata Communications: A visual representation of the evolution of Ethernet. Click to see enlarged version.

Infographic from Tata Communications: A visual representation of the evolution of Ethernet. Click to see enlarged version.

Henry Bohannon recaps how Ethernet has evolved over the past 40 years and how it is expected to continue to change our lives in the years to come.