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REACT is Medical Winner of 2021 James Dyson Award

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

REACT, the Medical Winner for the 2021 James Dyson Award, is a device to stem bleeding to help save the lives of stabbing victims. It was invented by Joseph Bentley from Loughborough university.

* This story was first published on Haleness Me.

 The REACT system uses a rapid, inflatable Tamponade device that is inserted into the stab wound. The automated inflation of this Tamponade provides internal pressure direct to the bleeding site, controlling bleeding faster than current methods.

The REACT system uses a rapid, inflatable Tamponade device that is inserted into the stab wound. The automated inflation of this Tamponade provides internal pressure direct to the bleeding site, controlling bleeding faster than current methods.

Knife crime is an issue in many countries around the world.

In England and Wales alone, there were around 46,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, which is the highest number of offences since the year ending March 2011.

The Problem

The average wait time for an ambulance in the UK is currently just over eight minutes, yet it can only take five minutes for someone to bleed to death.

The Solution

The REACT device (which stands for Rapid Emergency Actuating Tamponade) aims to reduce catastrophic blood loss from a knife wound.

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Plastic Scanner is Sustainability Winner of James Dyson Award

Friday, November 19th, 2021

The Sustainability prize for the 2021 James Dyson Award is Plastic Scanner – a low-cost, handheld device to identify plastic for recycling. It was invented by Jerry de Vos from TU Delft.

The low-cost, handheld Plastic Scanner tells you on the spot what type of plastic a product is made of.

The low-cost, handheld Plastic Scanner tells you on the spot what type of plastic a product is made of.

Plastic is a lightweight, safe and readily available material which can be used to make long-lasting, durable products.

It has a bad reputation because it is often not thought to be recyclable and so ends up in landfill, or worse on the beach or in our oceans.

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HOPES is Singapore’s 1st International Winner of James Dyson Award

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

HOPES is the first entry from Singapore to win the international top prize in the 17 years’ history of the James Dyson Award.

* This story was first published on Haleness Me.

HOPES, (which stands for Home eye Pressure E-skin Sensor) is a wearable biomedical device for pain-free, low cost, at-home IOP testing.

HOPES, (which stands for Home eye Pressure E-skin Sensor) is a wearable biomedical device for pain-free, low cost, at-home IOP testing.

HOPES is a wearable biomedical device for pain-free, low cost, at-home intra-ocular pressure (IOP) testing.

This year’s International winner of the James Dyson Award was inspired by one of the inventors’, Kelu, father’s diagnosis of glaucoma.

The Problem

After witnessing his discomfort and multiple hospital visits, she realised there is a global need for a less invasive and more accessible method for Intraocular Pressure (IOP) monitoring.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.

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Winners of James Dyson Award Announced with International Winner from Singapore

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

The James Dyson Foundation has announced the winners of its James Dyson Award. This is the first time that an entry from Singapore has become the International Winner.

This is the first time in the competition’s 17 years’ history that the International Winner is from Singapore. HOPES from Singapore has bagged the international top prize.

This is the first time in the competition’s 17 years’ history that the International Winner is from Singapore. HOPES from Singapore has bagged the international top prize.

The James Dyson Award, organised by Dyson’s Charity – the James Dyson Foundation, aims to nurture and inspire a new generation of design engineers and inventors.

The brief is simple – design something that solves a problem.

While the award provides its winners with prize monies that help support the further development of their inventions, it importantly provides them a global platform to share their inventions with the world.

The James Dyson Award has now given nearly £1m in prize money to over 250 promising inventions from young engineers and scientists in 28 countries around the world.

In 2021, the Award received a record number of entries worldwide and Sir James Dyson chose three global winners for the first time, each receiving £30,000 in prize money to support the next stages of their inventions.

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Sony Alpha Creators 4.0 Contest for Millennials to Explore the Colours of Singapore

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

This year’s contest will see a new videography category being introduced to celebrate more diverse perspectives across the country. This year’s theme is “Our World In Colour”.

Sony’s annual Alpha Creators contest is back for its fourth edition this year.

Sony’s annual Alpha Creators contest is back for its fourth edition this year.

Boasting both a photo and video contest for the first time, content creators are being invited to capture and celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of Singapore, especially after a year of extraordinary change in 2020.

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Giveaway: Join Synology Online Quiz to win Google Pixel 4A 5G

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Synology is having a campaign in the form of an online quiz.

Stand a chance to win a Google Pixel 4A 5G if you participate in an online quiz by Synology. Link here.

Stand a chance to win a Google Pixel 4A 5G if you participate in an online quiz by Synology. Link here.

Stand a chance to win a Google Pixel 4A 5G if you complete an online questionnaire by Synology.

Campaign ends 31 May 2021.

tech4CNY Giveaway: Hydragun Percussive Therapy Massage Gun

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Stand a chance to win a Hydragun percussive therapy massage gun that alleviates muscle aches and aids in injury recovery. Read on to find out how.

Win a Hydragun massage gun worth S$399.

Win a Hydragun massage gun worth S$399.

It’s the Lunar New Year season and a time for spring cleaning.

What better gift for new year than something to ease the aches and sores from all those exertions – on top of their regular gym workouts?

I have been using the Hydragun for a few months now and it really helps – and still works as new!

I’ll be choosing one participant to walk away with a set of Hydragun massage gun (worth S$399).

In the box is the vibrating therapy massager with six changeable heads – 4 regular, 2 stainless steel.

The winner will be announced on 11 February – I will DM you directly if you are the lucky winner.

Promotion: Enjoy Rebates, Donate To Charity & Lucky Draw With HMS

Monday, May 18th, 2020

To commemorate the Ramadan season, Huawei is giving 50% rebates and donating to charity for users of Huawei Mobile Services. Non-Huawei users also have a chance to win a P40 Pro. Details below.

HUAWEI is giving back and paying forward to both its users and community from today until 31 May 2020.

HUAWEI is giving back and paying forward to both its users and community from today until 31 May 2020.

Throughout the campaign period (now till 31 May 2020), HUAWEI users in Singapore can enjoy up to 50% instant rebate on their first two transactions daily via HUAWEI In-App Purchases (HUAWEI IAP).

Moreover, HUAWEI is also donating 5% of each user’s transaction amount from the campaign to selected charity organisations.

More details below from Huawei.

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Canon Opens Entries For New Cosmos Of Photography 2020 Competition

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Canon will accept entries for its “New Cosmos of Photography 2020” (43rd edition) photo competition from 18 March to 20 May.

Last year’s winners. This year’s Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will receive prize money and display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

Last year’s winners. This year’s Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will receive prize money and display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

The Excellence Award Selection Committee will meet in June to choose seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honorable Mention Award winners.

Later, in October, the Grand Prize selection committee will meet to select one Grand Prize winner from among the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

Judges for the 2019 competition. To promote the competition as a global photo contest, experts from outside Japan have once again been invited to judge the 2020 competition this year. This year’s seven judges include British Photographer Paul Graham, Japanese art critic Noi Sawaragi and Japanese photographer Mikiya Takimoto.

Judges for the 2019 competition. To promote the competition as a global photo contest, experts from outside Japan have once again been invited to judge the 2020 competition this year. This year’s seven judges include British Photographer Paul Graham, Japanese art critic Noi Sawaragi and Japanese photographer Mikiya Takimoto.

The Grand Prize winner of this year’s competition will receive JPY 1 million in prize money and a Canon product, as well as the opportunity to hold a solo exhibit the following year.

More details below from the press release.

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tech4xmas 2017 Giveaway: LifeProof NËXT iPhone 8 Plus phone case

Monday, November 13th, 2017

This transparent LifeProof NËXT phone case boasts six layers of protection in a sleek package to keep your iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 7 Plus safe from drops, dirt and snow.

Worth S$119, you may just get one free by participating in the tech4xmas 2017 giveaway over on Instagram here.

Update (17 November, 2017):

A big Thank You to all of you who participated in this tech4xmas2017 giveaway. The LifeProof NEXT phone case goes to @coldkohmew.  Congratulations!

For the other participants, not to worry – there will be more phone cases coming up for grabs. In the meantime, I have started the next tech4xmas2017 giveaway back at @tech4tea. So hop over and try your luck.

You might just win yourself a 1-year’s license for the newly launced ESET Internet Security 2018 (worth S$45.90) – for yourself or for a friend as a X’mas present! So see you over at @tech4tea!

To try your luck, do the following:
1. Follow @tech4teaReviews Instagram account.
2. Comment on this Instagram post (ON INSTAGRAM) by typing one of the three things that this NËXT phone case protects your iPhone from.
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I will pick one commenter (at random) on Friday (17 November) to be the recipient for the giveaway. I will contact you via Instagram Direct Message to arrange collection instructions.

The two-piece outer shell of the LifeProof NËXT phone case wraps securely around the iphone 8 Plus or iPhone 7 Plus and offers maximum durability and drop defence.

A raised bevel bolsters drop and touchscreen protection while the display is left uncovered for direct access to the glass.

A clear outer layer prevents scuffs, scrapes and scratches and an inner lining seals the case and phone from dirt.

An audio-transparent mesh covers the speakers to block dust and debris while audio flows freely.

NËXT protects from drops up to 2 meters, carries an IP-5X rating for blocking dirt and dust and keeps snow out.

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