Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

New Arrival: Oakley Prizm Gaming Lenses with EA Sports Partnership

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

To celebrate the launch, Oakley has partnered with EA SPORTS & Madden NFL 21 for ‘Derwin James vs The World’, a weekly esports entertainment broadcast kicking off with rap superstar Lil Baby. Singapore prices & availability below.

Prizm Gaming Lenses - Oakley's first optical solution developed specifically for gaming.

Prizm Gaming LensesOakley‘s first optical solution developed specifically for gaming.

Oakley is launching the brand’s first optical solution developed specifically for gaming – Prizm Gaming Lens Technology.

The lenses are engineered to enhance visual contrast and provide sharp vision, featuring blue-light filtering technology without compromising on aesthetic.

Oakley Prizm Gaming lenses are built to enhance visual contrast and provide sharp vision.

All Oakley Prizm Gaming lenses feature blue-light filtering technology designed to reduce 40% of blue light within the 380-500nm range to help protect from artificial light.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG Phone 3 Debuts in Singapore

Friday, September 18th, 2020

First announced earlier in July, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 is now available in Singapore. The 12GB/512GB version (ZS661KS) will retail at S$1,598 starting from today.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming smartphone available in Singapore from today: S$1,598.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming smartphone available in Singapore from today: S$1,598.

The ROG Phone 3 will be available in Singapore on ASUS Online Store, ROG Experience Store Bugis, and selected authorised retailers.

The ROG Phone 3 comes with a one-year ROG Accidental Damage Protection Plan.

It’s an Singapore-exclusive and personalised after-sales service and support from ROG Experts.

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New Arrival: Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 & Surface Earbuds

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

The new Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) and Surface Earbuds (S$300) from Microsoft are now available for pre-order in Singapore, and will hit the shelves on 8 September, 2020.

The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) is available in Light Grey and Matt Black while the Surface Earbuds (S$300) is available in Glacier.

The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) is available in Light Grey and Matt Black while the Surface Earbuds (S$300) is available in Glacier.

Launched as part of the new Surface line-up, the Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds will be available via the Microsoft Store and authorised commercial resellers from 8 September 2020.

Surface Commercial customers can also purchase the devices from commercial resellers AsiaPac, JK Technology and UIC.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Mi Curved Monitor & Portable Photo Printer

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Xiaomi brings Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” (S$649) and Mi Portable Photo Printer (S$99) to Singapore.

The Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” (S$649) and Mi Portable Photo Printer (S$99) from Xiaomi are now available in Singapore.

The Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” (S$649) and Mi Portable Photo Printer (S$99) from Xiaomi are now available in Singapore.

The new Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” and Mi Portable Photo Printer are the latest additions to Xiaomi’s ecosystem of gadgets.

Both are available for purchase from today online at the official Xiaomi store on Lazada, and offline at Authorized Mi Stores in Singapore and through other official offline retailers.

More details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus: NUS Showcases InfinityGlove Smart Gaming Glove Prototype

Friday, August 21st, 2020

The InfinityGlove contains ultra-sensitive microfibre sensors that can translate hand gestures into in-game commands, allowing users to play first-person shooters such as Battlefield V without the need for a traditional controller or a keyboard.

The InfinityGlove was developed by a team of NUS researchers led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck (left). With him are two members of the research team, Dr Yeo Joo Chuan (centre) and Dr Yu Longteng (right). Photo: National University of Singapore.

The InfinityGlove was developed by a team of NUS researchers led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck (left). With him are two members of the research team, Dr Yeo Joo Chuan (centre) and Dr Yu Longteng (right). Photo: National University of Singapore.

Simply flex your index finger to fire your weapon and rotate your wrist clockwise to move forward. Immersive controls have always been a pipedream in the world of gaming but is steadily becoming reality.

Editor’s Comments

This is an interesting and innovative project.

Currently each finger of the glove contains one microfibre sensor that can differentiate two states – straightened or curled – due to the difference in conductivity of the liquid metal within the fibre in the two states.

So the overall status of the glove should be readable as a five-digit binary.

Would be good to add one more to the wrist to include bending of the wrist.

And in the longer term, I can think of two ways of improving the resolution of the sensing.

One would be to implement multiple sensors per strand of microfibre.

Another would be to weave multiple microfibre strands to provide a matrix detection pattern for a snapshot of the state of each sensor.

That could probably come in useful as a grid sensor to monitor the distribution of stresses/deformation on a surface etc.

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, has developed a smart glove – called ‘InfinityGlove’ – that allows users to mimic a variety of in-game controls using simple hand gestures.

While the concept of controlling a game using your hands is not new, the main problems have always been weight and flexibility.

The current generation of smart glove type controllers available on the market are usually bulky and rigid as they rely on conventional sensors which put the hard in hardware.

The InfinityGlove overcomes existing problems with weight and flexibility by weaving ultra-thin, highly sensitive microfibre sensors into the material of the glove.

These sensors are not only lightweight and accurate, but also fulfil the role of wires thus reducing the need for additional wiring.

Currently the prototype weighs about 40 grams, and is flexible and comfortable.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS Latest 2020 ROG Gaming PCs in Singapore

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced a complete refresh of its gaming computers with new 10th Generation Intel Core processors. Prices and availability below.

The two-screen ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (top left) headlines ASUS’ full family refresh, with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics, 300 Hz displays and best-in-class thermals.

The two-screen ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (top left) headlines ASUS’ full family refresh, with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics, 300 Hz displays and best-in-class thermals.

Striking new chassis designs and thoughtful quality-of-life additions raise the bar for gamers and content creators, while the latest Intel CPUs, NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics, and custom Intelligent Cooling solutions set a new performance standard.

The new ASUS ROG Gaming PC lineup is now available in Singapore at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The new ASUS ROG Gaming PC lineup is now available in Singapore at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers. Click to enlarge.

The ROG 2020 collection is headlined by the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) and its unique secondary ROG ScreenPad Plus touchscreen, along with the refreshed ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) which is more portable and powerful than ever.

For those seeking e-sports glory, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) is built for top-flight competition with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs and 300 Hz panels.

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New Arrival: Amazon launches Prime Gaming to Replace Twitch Prime

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Prime Gaming offers free content for today’s popular video games plus free games every month.

Now more than 150 million paid Prime members around the world can get more value out of their Prime membership with the best of gaming.

Now more than 150 million paid Prime members around the world can get more value out of their Prime membership with the best of gaming.

Amazon first launched gaming benefits in 2016 as Twitch Prime.

Today, Amazon is launching Prime Gaming, an Amazon Prime benefit offering members tons of free, exclusive content for their favorite games, a collection of free PC games, and a free Twitch channel subscription every month.

This month’s more than 20 Free Games with Prime include SNK arcade classics SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, METAL SLUG 2, and indie retro brawler Treachery in Beatdown City.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in Singapore

Monday, August 10th, 2020

The Galaxy Buds Live (S$288) are Samsung’s latest true wireless earbuds – now available for pre-orders, for collection from 17 August.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will be available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White and Mystic Black.

Combining AKG’s sound expertise with a bigger, 12mm speaker compared to Galaxy Buds+, along with a bass duct, audio sounds deep and rich so you can enjoy music the way the artist intended.

Galaxy Buds Live comes with three microphones and Voice Pickup Unit so you can feel like you’re in the same room as your loved ones, even when you’re apart.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live was unveiled together with 4 other devices during Galaxy Unpacked 2020.

These earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation for open type bringing the best of both: live and spacious sound quality, with the ability for you to tune in (or out) of the world around you.

Below are details of how to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in Singapore.

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New Arrival: Sony WH-1000XM-4 Over-ear Wireless Headphones

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Sony’s new wireless noise cancelling headphones offers up to 30 hours of battery life. The WH-1000XM4 will be available in Singapore (S$549) from tomorrow, 7 August.

Sony’s noise cancelling wireless headphones WH-1000XM4 in Black and Platinum Silver (pictured here) will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from 7 August 2020 at a retail price of S$ 549 inclusive GST.

Sony’s noise cancelling wireless headphones WH-1000XM4 in Black and Platinum Silver (pictured here) will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from 7 August 2020 at a retail price of S$549 inclusive GST.

The WH-1000XM4 is the 4th generation over-ear wireless noise cancelling headphones in Sony’s 1000X family.

Key features of the WH-1000XM4 include:

  • Superior sound with Industry-leading Noise Cancellation.
  • Less noise and purer sound with smart listening technology that automatically personalises your experience.
  • Practical, comfortable and stylish with up to 30 hours battery life.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches ROG Phone 3 Series

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The 3rd-gen gaming smartphone series ships with the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus, 144Hz / 1ms AMOLED display and huge 6000mAh battery. Prices below.

Update (18 Sep, 2020):

The 12GB/512GB version of the ASUS ROG Phone 3 has debuted in Singapore today, at S$1,598.

Find out more about the one-year ROG Accidental Damage Protection Plan that’s exclusive to Singapore.

Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, the ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultrasmooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, the ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultrasmooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

The series includes the flagship ROG Phone 3 and the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.

The ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with advanced 5G mobile communications and Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming capabilities.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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