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New Arrival: Compact ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Laptop in Singapore

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

The TUF Gaming A15 (FA506IH-GTX1650) is now available in Singapore at S$1,498 – at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

ASUS announces TUF Gaming A15 laptop for gamers in Singapore.

ASUS announces TUF Gaming A15 laptop for gamers in Singapore.

The new 15-inch TUF Gaming A15 laptop promises high-performance and dependability in a compact form factor.

Key features include the following.

  • Next-gen processors for on-the-go performance: The new TUF Gaming laptop A15 equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processors.
  • GeForce and FreeSync power high-refresh display: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and AMD FreeSync combine for smooth gaming a 144Hz refresh rate display.
  • Designed for both portability and durability: TUF Gaming is equipped with a more compact chassis and military-grade durability.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Dell G Series Gaming Computers, Monitors & Keyboards

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Dell has announced for Singapore a slew of new gaming products including the G7 and G5 gaming laptops, Dell 27 gaming monitors and Alienware RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. Price & Availability below.

The G Series offers one of the broadest selections of gaming systems Dell has ever offered; reflecting the strong growth of the PC gaming industry and the big tent of gamers it welcomes.

The G Series offers one of the broadest selections of gaming systems Dell has ever offered; reflecting the strong growth of the PC gaming industry and the big tent of gamers it welcomes.

Dell has introduced a slew of new gaming products for the G Series.

The G Series is designed for gamers at every level, offering a wide choice of form factors, colours and configurations.

Price & Availability below.

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COVID-19: Which Sanitizer to Use for Post-Circuit Breaker Protection?

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Phase 2 of post-Circuit Breaker measures has begun in Singapore. As we venture out of #WorkFromHome & #HomeBasedLearning to meet more people and visit more places, here’s a good hand sanitiser that is not only effective but allows you to enjoy prolonged protection without any skin irritation.

* This story was first published in Haleness Me.

There are so many sanitisers out there in the market, what are the characteristics to look out for when choosing a good sanitiser

There are so many sanitisers out there in the market, what are the characteristics to look out for when choosing a good sanitiser?

There are many sanitisers available out there – how should we select one that will fulfill the task of protecting us from COVID-19, over an extended period of time?

When it comes to skin sanitisers, who better to get advice from than a skin specialist?

This was what I learned from Dr Coni Liu, a consultant dermatologist from DS Skin Clinic in Singapore.

Firstly, the sanitiser must be effective, not only against the SARS-COV-2 but against most pathogens that we encounter on a daily basis.

After all, that’s why we are applying a hand sanitiser right?

Generally, there are two types of hand sanitisers – alcohol-based and non-alcohol based.

The alcohol-based sanitisers are more effective and fast-acting, while the non-alcohol based sanitisers are generally less effective and slow-acting – more suitable for object surfaces rather than the skin.

Secondly, it must be kind to the skin.

Many alcohol-based sanitisers are effective but tend to be dehydrating and harsh to the skin.

Thirdly, you need one that lasts over a longer period of time, to increase the effectiveness against germs, and to reduce the need for frequent application.

This will better protect one’s skin against the damaging effects of the sanitiser and neutralise the adverse effects of the alcohol content which is necessary for killing the germs.

Dr Coni Liu, Consultant Dermatologist at DS Skin & Wellness Clinic.

Dr Coni Liu, Consultant Dermatologist at DS Skin & Wellness Clinic.

Therefore, the perfect sanitizer would be highly-effective, long-lasting, and would have a formulation which protects and moisturises the skin.

Looking at the sanitisers available in the market, they’re either alcohol-based and effective in killing germs but are unkind to our skins – or they’re non-alcohol-based but are less effective and slow acting.

Apparently that was the dilemma that Dr Liu faced when her patients asked her to recommend a good hand sanitizer that satisfied these requirements.

And guess what, she and her fellow dermatologists highlighted this problem to their boss – Dr Henry Loh – and he commissioned DS Skin Clinic’s in-house scientist Dr Richard Seow to develop a hand sanitiser that met all these needs.

To cut a long story short, after an extensive but rapid local research and development effort, DS Skin Clinic has come up with a hand sanitiser that immediately kills 99.99% of most household germs, including the SARS-COV-2 virus; lasts for 24 hours; and which is gentle to the skin through the inclusion of an emollient oil.

The DS Skin Clinic All-Day Hand Sanitizer was just launched two days ago – just in time for Phase 2 of the post-CB measures.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Read the details about the hand sanitiser below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop in Singapore

Friday, June 19th, 2020

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces the new ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) gaming laptop in an ultra slim 14-inch form factor. RRP: S$2,498.

The new ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) which wraps powerful processors in a compact chassis portable enough to go anywhere at a price that ASUS believes will bring gaming to an even wider audience.

The new ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) which wraps powerful processors in a compact chassis portable enough to go anywhere at a price that ASUS believes will bring gaming to an even wider audience.

Getting cutting-edge components to peak performance levels is challenging in such a small machine.

Despite a chassis under 20mm thin, the ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) has carefully customised cooling that brings out the best of its new AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors built on the “Zen 2” core architecture combined with industry leading 7nm process technology and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU.

Users can optimise for gaming or creative pursuits with the 120Hz refresh rate full HD display with PANTONE Validated coluors and AMD FreeSync technology.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) enjoys more than 10 hours of battery life and the ability to charge from compatible Type-C power packs.

Subtle styling in the Eclipse Gray is clean and professional, accentuating a versatile design filled with premium features that enhance everyday use.

The AniMe Matrix display deepens personalisation, enabling users to show custom graphics, animations, and other effects across over a thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.

More details below on ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) from the press release.

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Canon Singapore Launches Safe Entry Solution for Retail & Offices

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The system consists of a device with a camera, temperature screening and a scanner that reads the identification card of a visitor for an integrated safe entry experience. As the solution is also a self-service system, workplaces can reduce manpower managing entry stations.

Canon's new all-in-one entry-control system: FACTS.

Canon’s new all-in-one entry-control system: FACTS.

Canon Singapore announced today the launch of a digital check-in solution which enables businesses to facilitate contactless, fast and easy temperature screening and entry/exit recording for staff and customers.

The solution, which is known as Facial Access Control Temperature System (FACTS), uses an 8-inch tablet which combines the functions of a camera, infrared thermography, near-field communication (NFC) device, barcode scanner and data storage.

The tablet is a third-party device distributed by Canon Singapore.

To check in, visitors should stand within 0.5 to 0.7metre from the device to have their temperature screened via the infrared thermography.

If the visitor’s temperature is within a predetermined range, a green text box will be shown to indicate that the visitor has passed the temperature screening.

This will be accompanied by an automated voice message which says, “temperature normal”.

The device will then request for the visitor’s identity, which can be quickly obtained by scanning the visitor’s identification cards such as NRIC (the latest digital version is also accepted) and driver’s license at the barcode scanner.

The device also can be set to automatically take a photo of the visitor, if required.

It takes just a few seconds to complete the entire process.

FACTS can also be used to facilitate the use of Singapore’s national digital check-in system, SafeEntry, to help retail stores, offices and other businesses comply with safe management measures at the workplace.

More details below from the press release.

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Event Forecast: Lazada Online Tech Show (4-8 June) Singapore

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Lazada’s Online Tech Show offers tech deals and discounts of up to 80% off, taking the place of PC Show 2020 which has been postponed from the usual June window to 16 – 19 July due to COVID-19.

Deals (full list below) include the new Apple iPhone SE (2020), 64GB (S$609), PRISM+ X300 ultrawide gaming monitor (S$399) and a 49 inch LG UHD 4K TV(S$949).

Deals (full list below) include the new Apple iPhone SE (2020), 64GB (S$609), PRISM+ X300 ultrawide gaming monitor (S$399) and a 49 inch LG UHD 4K TV (S$949).

Customers can expect daily flash sales, storewide vouchers, attractive deals and discounts at up to 80% off while shopping from the comfort and convenience of their homes.

The latest gadgets like the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are exclusively available on Lazada, while the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus and the widely anticipated AAA game, Cyberpunk 2077 are available for pre-order.

The Lazada Online Tech Show will kick off with midnight flash sales that go till 2am on Thursday, 4 June.

More details below from Lazada.

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New Arrival: Lenovo Launches New Slew of Legion Gaming PCs

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

The new Lenovo Legion gaming PCs ship with Coldfront 2.0, TrueStrike Keyboard, Dual Burn and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. Prices and configurations below.

Cooler thermals, TrueStrike keyboard, immersive displays and improved battery life supercharge performance across the latest Lenovo Legion lineup.

Cooler thermals, TrueStrike keyboard, immersive displays and improved battery life supercharge performance across the latest Lenovo Legion lineup. Click to enlarge.

Lenovo has introduced the latest generation of Lenovo Legion PCs in Singapore, offering:

  • Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal management.
  • Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard.
  • Dual Burn to optimize CPU and GPU performance together.
  • NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, Hybrid Mode, and Rapid Charge Pro for improved battery life.
  • World-class immersive displays optimized by Dolby Vision and OverDrive Support with optional 240Hz refresh rates and response rates of under 1ms.

Powering this exciting new suite of advancements is the latest 10t Gen Intel Core H-Series or AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors, and up to the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design.

The 2020 lineup available in Singapore features the following.

  • Laptops
    • Lenovo Legion 7i
    • Lenovo Legion 5Pi
    • Lenovo Legion 5i
    • Lenovo Legion 5
    • Lenovo IdeaPad™ Gaming 3i
    • Refreshed Lenovo Legion Y740Si
  • Desktops
    • Lenovo Legion Tower 5i
    • Lenovo IdeaCentre™ Gaming 5i

Inclusion of a lowercase letter ‘i’ in the Lenovo PC’s name denotes an Intel CPU; eg. the Lenovo Legion 5i has an Intel CPU, while Lenovo Legion 5 has an AMD CPU.

More details below from the press release.

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Schaffhausen Institute Of Technology Launches Master’s Program

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

The science and technology university aims to train future leaders who can combine technology and business to boost the digital industry.

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) launches a new course: Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) launches a new course: Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Software Engineering.

To tackle the shortage of potential leaders joining the digital sector, the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) has crafted a new course: Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Software Engineering – to better prepare graduates for leadership roles, specifically within the IT and science disciplines.

Launching in September 2020, the newly developed program is available for students with bachelor’s in computer science or software engineering who have ambitions to be a part of the next generation of technical leaders.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speakers In Singapore

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Sony is refreshing its EXTRA BASS wireless speaker line-up with the addition of the SRS-XB43, SRS-XB33 and SRS-XB23. Availability below.

Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speakers: SRS-XB43, SRS-XB33 and SRS-XB23.

Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speakers: SRS-XB43, SRS-XB33 and SRS-XB23.

The newly developed X-Balanced Speaker Units are waterproof, dust proof and shock proof.

The unit’s non-circular shape maximises the area of the speaker diaphragm, increasing sound pressure for more punchy bass.

It also reduces driver excursion while maintaining the same sound pressure, resulting in less distortion.

More details below from the press release.

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Mother’s Day 2020: Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Here’s an ideal Mother’s Day gift for that sophisticated mother – the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer (S$599).

Dyson has come up with a special Mother’s Day gift edition this year that includes a complementary Dyson-designed detangling comb and round brush.

Dyson has come up with a special Mother’s Day gift edition this year that includes a complementary Dyson-designed detangling comb and round brush.

The limited edition comes in Fuchsia/Nickel and is available directly online from Dyson’s website here.

Delivery is free and the hairdryer will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day (Sunday, 10 May) if you make the order by Friday, 8 May.

 

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Update (7 May): My set has arrived for the mother of the household, in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday!

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