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Hyundai Singapore Holds Innovation Competition for Youths

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Hyundai Motor Group today celebrated the finale of its first open innovation competition for Singaporean youth at the School of Science and Technology (SST).

S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (third from left), Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS (second from right) with members of the 1st Place Winning Team.

S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (third from left), Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS (second from right) with members of the 1st Place Winning Team.

The competition theme presented business cases and design ideas for Purpose-Built Vehicle (PBV).

“HMGICS is pleased to hold our first open innovation competition for Singaporean youth. HMGICS will continue to explore smart future mobility innovations by growing together with Singapore. This open innovation competition program for Singapore youth showcases our strong commitment to realize this vision. We also believe the work experience with SST will continue to help future growth of Singaporean youth in science & engineering for the sustainable future innovation in Singapore”, said Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS.

Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS), with the aim of better engaging Singaporean youth in the Group’s future mobility innovation, held the competition beginning this May.

The participating schools were River Valley High school, United World College, and the School of Science and Technology.

A total of 17 teams participated in the competition.

The Guest of Honor, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S Iswaran presented the awards to the winning teams.

With four evaluation criteria (Social Impact, Creativity of Solution, Technical Accomplishment, Business Development), SST Team 2 won 1st place and was awarded vouchers and the work opportunity at HMGICS.

As part of the 3-month long competition, participating students received mentorships and lectures on the mobility industry, engineering design, and business.

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SingTel Collaborates with Intel to Launch 5G MEC Incubator

Friday, September 9th, 2022

The Singtel x Intel multi-access edge compute (MEC) incubator will enable enterprises to develop 5G use cases, drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation.

The Singtel x Intel collaboration unlocks the immense potential of 5G connectivity and high-performance computing at the edge.

The Singtel x Intel collaboration unlocks the immense potential of 5G connectivity and high-performance computing at the edge.

Singtel today announced its collaboration with Intel to establish a 5G Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) incubator.

“Singtel’s 5G network and Paragon MEC platform are transforming operations in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, smart logistics, healthcare, retail, transportation and urban planning. With Intel, we’re collectively bringing together our best of breed knowledge, expertise, assets and ecosystem to help address business needs, improve operational efficiencies, unlock new opportunities and advance in a 5G world,” said Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise and Regional Data Centre Business, Singtel.

The MEC incubator will enable enterprises to adopt 5G seamlessly, deploy applications that need low latency processing at the edge, drive innovation and accelerate their digital transformation.

The incubator will be powered by Intel’s 4th Gen Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Data Center GPU, codenamed Ponte Vecchio and supported by Singtel’s Paragon, a one-stop orchestration platform for 5G edge computing and cloud services, which will simplify the adoption of these 5G services for enterprises.

The collaboration will focus on developing the application and ecosystems to deliver transformational enterprise and consumer use cases like high-definition content delivery, cloud gaming, video analytics, virtual-augmented-mixed reality and metaverse.

Enterprises can tap into Singtel and Intel’s ecosystem to deliver their 5G use cases, including ready-to-deploy applications for rapid trials and proof of concepts for research and development.

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Event: IFA Berlin Makes a Successful Return After 3 Years

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

IFA Berlin 2022 (2-6 September) saw brands, retailers and the public return to the world’s top consumer and home electronics event in Germany.

Sustainability, Connectivity, and Smart Home solutions were the big themes at this year’s IFA Berlin.

Sustainability, Connectivity, and Smart Home solutions were the big themes at this year’s IFA Berlin 2022.

After a three-year break, and despite lockdowns and other restrictions that continue to affect parts of Asia, exhibitors took up more than 80% of floor space at the Messe Berlin fairgrounds, with brands keenly taking up the opportunity to finally reconnect face-to-face with retailers, media and the public.

“After the pandemic-related break, IFA made an impressive comeback with the most important trends for products and solutions in the fields of consumer electronics and home appliances as well as related industries, especially in the area of sustainability. It was once again the proven meeting place for industry and trade, trade visitors, the media and, of course, consumers,” said Dr. Sara Warneke, gfu’s Managing Director.

Overall attendance at IFA 2022 was strong as well, especially considering the ongoing travel restrictions in Asia.

Just over 161,000 people came to IFA Berlin during the five days of the show; compared to pre-pandemic years, industry professionals and trade visitors made up a higher proportion of all attendees.

Many exhibitors reported an unusually high number of business meetings taking place during the show.

Despite global challenges like ongoing supply chain disruption and inflationary pressures, the exhibitors at IFA 2022 recorded a huge order volume.

More details below from the press release.

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New Apple iPhones, AirPods Pro & Watches at September 2022 Keynote

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

The September 2022 Keynote for Apple happens in two days time. Here are a slew of new products you can expect.

Live Updates (8 September, 2022):

Here are the availability and prices of the new gadgets from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote.

  • iPhone 14 (Pre-orders from 9 Sep)
    • iPhone 14 (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,299)
    • iPhone 14 Plus (6.7”, 7 Oct, S$1,499)
    • iPhone 14 Pro (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,649)
    • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7”, 16 Sep, S$1,799)
  • AirPods Pro (Pre-order: 19 Sep, Available: 23 Sep, S$359)
  • Apple Watch (Orders: 8 Sep)
    • Apple Watch Series 8 (16 Sep, S$599)
    • Apple Watch SE (16 Sep, S$379)
    • Apple Watch Ultra (23 Sep, S$1,199)
Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Here are the new gadgets you may see during the event.

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IFA 2022: TCL Unveils Major Moves at IFA

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

TV and consumer electronics maker, TCL, held a press conference at IFA Berlin 2022 (2-6 September, 2022) to announce its latest innovations. Here’s a quick summary.

TCL’s press conference and participation in IFA 2022 are based on a theme of “Inspire Greatness”.

TCL’s press conference and participation in IFA 2022 are based on a theme of “Inspire Greatness”.

Here are some news and big moves that TCL announced during the press conference at IFA Berlin 2022.

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Event Forecast: Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup Makes a Comeback

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

The Singapore leg of the Toyota GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup (TGR GT Cup) Global series resumes this year on Gran Turismo 7 on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This is the fourth installment of the global SIM racing competition and the third iteration of the Singapore edition.

This year the competition features a selection of Toyota GR lineups, in which players will get to push their limits through renowned circuits and experience the thrill of racing. This includes the nostalgic Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S) model.

This year the competition features a selection of Toyota GR lineups, in which players will get to push their limits through renowned circuits and experience the thrill of racing. This includes the nostalgic Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S) model.

The Semi-Finals and Finals will be held on 4 September 2022, with winners advancing to the TGR GT Cup ASIA 2022 online on 9 October 2022.

“Since 2020, Borneo Motors Singapore has brought to life the thrill of experiencing motorsports races to local e-sports enthusiasts with our Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup. We look forward to hosting yet another exciting year of the race in Singapore and through this competition, we hope that Toyota is able to make motorsports more accessible and enjoyable across generations,” shares Samuel Yong, Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Strategy at Borneo Motors Singapore.

The TGR GT Cup Singapore 2022 commenced with Qualifiers on 13 August 2022, with more than 36 participants to date.

Eventually, only 24 of the fastest competitors will advance to the Semi-Finals.

During the Semis, two groups of 12 racers will compete in two races per group, with the top six racers from each group going into the Finals.

In the Finals, racers will compete in three races, with the overall top three competitors getting onto the podium.

Through this competition, Toyota hopes to make e-motorsports accessible by providing opportunities for racing enthusiasts to experience the thrill of racing Toyota GR cars
on iconic circuits.

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New Arrival: Linksys Launches Atlas 6 WiFi Mesh Router with StarHub

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

The Linksys Atlas 6 is an affordable entry-level dual-band WiFi 6 mesh system that StarHub sells exclusively as Smart WiFi MX2.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is designed for the home, enabling remote working, content streaming, multi-user gaming etc.

“As hybrid work and play arrangements become key to long-term business success and modern wellbeing in Singapore , it is imperative that our homes are equipped with state-ofthe-art wireless connectivity with the ability to handle an influx of devices whilst delivering secure, reliable and private connections. In collaboration with StarHub, our customers can look forward to the ultimate value brought forth by the culmination of high-speed connectivity and coverage at affordable price points,” said Kingsley Chan, Business Development Director at Linksys.

The dual-band router works best with internet service plans up to a gigabit.

Each node has three 1GbE Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices to wireless networks and provides access to 160MHz channels for fast wireless connections.

Sold with StarHub’s Fibre Broadband plan, the router promises faster connections, wider coverage, and an expanded capacity for multiple device handling to serve everyone at home.

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Samsung Unpacks New Galaxy Z Foldables and Wearables

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Samsung Unpacked has just begun. Here are the five exciting Galaxy gadgets that the Korean phonemaker is going to unveil globally. Local prices and availability below. Details will be updated LIVE.

Samsung Unpacked has just kicked off globally to unveil 5 new Galaxy Z foldables and wearables.

Samsung Unpacked has just kicked off globally to unveil 5 new Galaxy Z foldables and wearables.

The new devices will hit the shelves in Singapore from 2 September 2022, Friday, 10am.

Here are the five new foldables and wearables from Samsung.

  1. Galaxy Z Fold4 5G phablet
  2. Galaxy Z Flip4 5G smartphone
  3. Galaxy Watch5 Pro smartwatch
  4. Galaxy Watch5 smartwatch
  5. Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds

Pre-orders commence NOW online (from 10 August 2022, Wednesday, 9pm Singapore Time).

Consumers who pre-order their devices will be able to collect their devices from 26 August 2022, Friday.

Local prices and details below, updated LIVE from Samsung Unpacked 2022 August.

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Promotion: Roborock x Shopee 8.8 Sale

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Roborock, the makers of intelligent home robots, is offering up to 40% off its products on 8 August for its 8.8 Shopee Sale Day, including the newly launched Roborock G10 and S7 MaxV Ultra.

The Roborock promotions are available exclusively on the brand’s official store on Shopee.

The Roborock promotions are available exclusively on the brand’s official store on Shopee.

Launched last month, the Roborock G10 is a dual function robot vacuum, capable of sweeping and mopping on top of vacuuming.

With Intense Sonic Mopping, the Roborock G10 adopts a high-frequency vibration design of up to 3000 rpm motor which can effectively remove dirt on the ground.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches AIoT Devices for Smart Homes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Xiaomi showcased in Singapore a slew of smart appliances for the smart home. The company boasts AIoT technology that enhances smart living in the modern home. Early bird promotions below.

The Smart Home Solutions showcase is a partnership between Xiaomi and M.SPACO, a one-stop home solutions provider and experiential gallery. Here’s the new Xiaomi TV A2 58-inch AIoT television.

The Smart Home Solutions showcase is a partnership between Xiaomi and M.SPACO, a one-stop home solutions provider and experiential gallery. Here’s the new Xiaomi TV A2 58-inch AIoT television.

The AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) devices which Xiaomi showcased in Singapore include the following.

The usual retail prices and the early bird prices from 6 August are listed below.

  • Xiaomi TV A2 Series
    • 58” (UP: S$999)
    • 43” (UP: S$499, 6 Aug: S$429)
    • 32” (UP: S$329, 6 Aug: S$279)
  • Xiaomi TV P1E Series
    • UP: S$1,299, 6 Aug: S$999
  • MI Smart Air Fryer 3.5L (S$139)
    • UP: S$139, 6 Aug: S$109
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Feeder
    • UP: S$169, 6 Aug: S$139
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Fountain
    • UP: S$99, 6 Aug: S$89
  • Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Compact
    • UP: S$159

The highlights of the showcase were the 58-inch Xiaomi TV A2 and the 65-inch Xiaomi TV P1E.

The A2 serves as a home hub with fully voice-automated AIoT connectivity, high-end audio and visual specs, and built-in access to the latest content worldwide.

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