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Opening: ASUS Singapore 1st Exclusive Store @ Bugis Junction

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

ASUS has launched its first exclusive store in Singapore at Bugis Junction.

The 3,000 square-feet store offers an online-to-offline experience with immersive product showcases, integrated customer services and dedicated workshop spaces.

The 3,000 square-feet store offers an online-to-offline experience with immersive product showcases, integrated customer services and dedicated workshop spaces.

The concept space comprises 2 shop lots – a PC showroom & an ROG store that includes an ROG Battlezone for gamers to enjoy free gaming either individually or as a team.

Right beside it is an ASUS Service Support Centre.

 

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Game for free at the ROG Battlezone or book the space (for free) for team training and gaming.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS ROG Phone II in Singapore

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

ASUS boasts that the new S$1,598 gaming phone is the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, has the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED display and has a monster 6000mAh battery.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveils the ROG Phone II, the successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveils the ROG Phone II, the successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor in the new ASUS ROG Phone II is clocked at 2.96GHz with Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU.

It features the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59″ display with Delta-E <1 colour accuracy and only 49ms touch latency.

The huge 6000mAh battery with 30W ROG HyperCharge enables long stamina for gaming and fast recharging.

For gaming, the ROG Phone II has a landscape-oriented design, Dual Surrounding Vibration, front-facing stereo speakers, plus a new range of modular accessories.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Karcher SC 3 Upright EasyFix Steam Mop in Singapore

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Karcher is launching its new hand-held steam mop in Singapore. RRP: S$398. The SC3 is part of Karcher’s range of steam-powered deep cleaning appliances in Singapore.

The hot steam from the new Karcher SC 3 cuts through dirt, grease and grime without the usage of any chemicals. Only 30 seconds needed to heat up the steam mop for quick usage.

The hot steam from the new Karcher SC 3 cuts through dirt, grease and grime without the usage of any chemicals. Only 30 seconds needed to heat up the steam mop for quick usage.

Apart from greater effectiveness in cleaning floor surfaces, Karcher is putting the spotlight on being health conscious and environmentally friendly.

Karcher’s steam cleaning technology used in the SC3 means that no detergent is needed for mopping floors.

This reduces the generation of single-use plastic containers typically used to contain floor-cleaning detergents.

Users will also avoid coming into contact with potential irritants and allergents from the chemicals used in the cleaning detergents.

 

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Vincent Sim, General Manager of Karcher Singapore launches the new SC 3 Upright EasyFix steam mop at the Karcher Centre in Singapore. S$398 from 21 Oct.

The steam cleaning also kills 99.99 percent of common household bacteria.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: LG UltraGear Nano IPS G-SYNC Gaming Monitor

Monday, October 7th, 2019

LG Electronics (LG) has launched the world’s first 1 millisecond (ms) Nano IPS display in Singapore. The 27-inch gaming monitor is priced at S$899.

The LG UltraGear gaming monitor offers complete Immersion in the gameplay experience.

The LG UltraGear gaming monitor offers complete Immersion in the gameplay experience.

The 27GL850 UltraGear gaming monitor employs Nano IPS technology to achieve better colour reproduction, ultra-fast response time and a refresh rate of 144Hz.

Boasting a virtually borderless design, the 27GL850 UltraGear monitor has ultra-thin three-side bezel that combines form and function.

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New Arrival: Audeze LCD-i3 In-Ear Headphones With Audiophile Wireless Sound

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

The Audeze LCD-i3 packs Bluetooth 5.0, AptX & AptX HD support, and CIPHER Bluetooth Module for Apple iPhones, housed in a lightweight and comfortable magnesium housing. Available in Singapore exclusively at AV One at S$1,399.

Whether you are using a Bluetooth device, an Apple iPhone with Lightning jack, or the classic 3.5mm jack found in many portables and systems, the Audeze LCD-i3 with Bluetooth 5.0 chipset with integrated support for AptX and AptX HD, coupled with CIPHER Bluetooth Module, promises to become your conduit to great sound.

Whether you are using a Bluetooth device, an Apple iPhone with Lightning jack, or the classic 3.5mm jack found in many portables and systems, the Audeze LCD-i3 with Bluetooth 5.0 chipset with integrated support for AptX and AptX HD, coupled with CIPHER Bluetooth Module, promises to become your conduit to great sound.

The new Audeze LCD-i3 in-ear headphones features Bluetooth 5.0, AptX and AptX HD support, CIPHER Bluetooth Module for low latency 24-bit wireless audio, and unique magnesium housing and grill design for improved resolution.

More details below from the press release.

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Heart Health Quiz For World Heart Day From Philips

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

It’s World Heart Day today, and Philips is highlighting the importance of early detection of heart disease with its heart health quiz to increase individual awareness of risk factors and early symptoms to encourage early detection and preventive care.

* This story first appeared on Haleness Me.

I like how the quiz provided immediate tips based on each of the 14 questions, based on its relevance to heart health. At the end of the quiz, you get an overall assessment of the state of your heart health.

I like how the quiz provided immediate tips based on each of the 14 questions, based on its relevance to heart health. At the end of the quiz, you get an overall assessment of the state of your heart health.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death globally. Unfortunately it is also a clinically silent disease.

Findings from Philips’ Annual Future Health Index 2019 unveiled how healthcare practitioners are recommending the use of digital health technology to track health data, just as patients are seeking greater access to data for better empowerment of their health.

More details below on the findings of the Future Health Index 2019.

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Tech Focus: What Are Zoonoses And How Can Technology Help (Part 2 of 2)

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

How can technology help in the fight against zoonisis? Aspiring vet, Erin Tan, did some research on the topic and shares what she thinks in this second article in a two-part series.

* This article first appeared in HalenessMe.

The web-based app Supramap uses genomic data to track the global movement of avian influenza virus.

The web-based app Supramap uses genomic data to track the global movement of avian influenza virus.

Emerging technology can help in mainly two ways.

Firstly, through harnessing the power of Big Data, information from previous outbreaks, and studies conducted independently around the world, can be collated to help predict where a deadly zoonotic virus will strike next.

The vast availability of health data today means that data must be intelligently handled, using the right tools to derive helpful trends.

For instance, Google Flu Trends collated data from users’ searches to estimate influenza activity, and was found to show strong correlation with official data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the 2009 flu pandemic.

The web-based app Supramap uses genomic data to track the global movement of avian influenza virus.

Google Flu Trends collated data from users’ searches to estimate influenza activity.

Google Flu Trends collated data from users’ searches to estimate influenza activity.

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New Arrival: Philips 3200 Series LatteGo Home Espresso Machines

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Philips launches its new range of fully automated espresso machines for homes in Singapore. Prices below.

 

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The new Philips coffee machines promise high-quality coffee experience with a simple process, giving consumers a bean-to-cup experience with speed, convenience and freshness.

The range of coffee makers includes Philips 2200 Series, Philips 3100 Series, Philips 3200 Series, Philips 5000 Series and the PicoBaristo.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus: What Are Zoonoses And How Can Technology Help (Part 1 of 2)

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

The word ‘zoonosis’ is not one that is popular in the common lexicon, and yet it is something that can affect our lives profoundly. Aspiring vet med student, Erin Tan, did some research on the topic and shares what she thinks in this two-part story.

* This article first appeared in HalenessMe.

Zoonoses. Source: GAO.

Zoonoses. Source: GAO.

A zoonosis is a disease which can be transferred from animals to humans, and there are many examples of zoonoses which many are familiar with.

One has only to recall the SARS outbreak of 2003 to recognise the destructive potential of zoonoses.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a disease which originated from viruses in bats that jumped to palm civets and then to humans, severely impacted countries like Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and even Canada.

774 lives were claimed globally by this never-before-seen disease.

Stories of doctors, nurses and other health workers who had perished saving the lives of SARS patients filled the papers.

International travel to affected areas dropped sharply by 50-70%, resulting in the closure of many tourism-related businesses.

The civet cat is closely associated with the outbreak of SARS in Asia.

The civet cat is closely associated with the outbreak of SARS in Asia.

Clearly, while the containment of SARS – especially in Singapore – is generally hailed as a success story, the outbreak did result in significant social and economic drawbacks.

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New Arrival: LG PuriCare Air Purifier Protects Against Haze

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The new LG Puricare Air Purifier (S$1,099) offers fresh indoor air and protects against the harmful effects of haze. Available now in Best Denki, Courts and Harvey Norman.

The new LG PuriCare Air Purifier (AS60GDWV0) features 360-degree purification capability and a 6-step filtration system.

The new LG PuriCare Air Purifier (AS60GDWV0) features 360-degree purification capability and a 6-step filtration system.

The new LG PuriCare Air Purifier (AS60GDWV0) removes invisible air pollutants of up to PM 1.0, enabling homeowners to enjoy fresh indoor air.

With connectivity options through Google Assistant, users can connect the air purifier to the LG SmartThinQ® app, using voice commands to check on the indoor air quality and change the air purification mode at home.

The air purifier offers the following features.

  • 360-degree purification: absorbing pollutants wherever it is placed.
  • A wider reach with Clean Booster.
  • Six-step filtration system that removes six types of pollutants.
  • Smart Indicator for keeping track of air quality.

More details below from the press release.

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