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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: GoPro HERO9 Black Action Camera in Singapore

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

GoPro has announced its new camera, HERO9 Black, featuring “more everything” including a new sensor that offers 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation with in-camera horizon leveling and more. Prices below.

The HERO9 Black is on sale starting today on GoPro.com and at select retail partners such as Courts, Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman, TK Foto and Sprint-Cass for RRP S$680.

The HERO9 Black is on sale starting today on GoPro.com and at select retail partners such as Courts, Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman, TK Foto and Sprint-Cass for RRP S$680.

The GoPro HERO9 Black features a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black.

GoPro also shared that it has updated the name of its GoPro Plus subscription offering to simply GoPro, reflecting how central the subscription service has become to the brand’s product experience.

GoPro has also eliminated plastic from HERO9 Black’s packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories.

Features and additional details below from the press release.

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Trends: Phishing Against SMBs Increase in Singapore & Region

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

In the first half of 2020, phishing attempts targeting SMBs in Singapore increased by 61%, mirroring similar increases across South East Asian countries.

Number of phishing attempts against SMBs blocked by Kaspersky Anti-Phishing System, year-on-year.

Number of phishing attempts against SMBs blocked by Kaspersky Anti-Phishing System, year-on-year.

With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating Singapore’s digitalisation efforts, SMBs have become the focal point of discussion for many, as funding worries and the shift to telecommuting have left them in no man’s land.

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore continues to retain attraction as the region’s premier business hub, and speaks well of the local businesses’ ability to remain resilient despite headwinds from the global slowdown. However, almost half (41%) of businesses continue to express that the high costs of investment – lack of financing and funding – are major barriers holding them back from digitalisation. The implications of this statistic are significant, as it means cybersecurity may not be a key priority for businesses during this period of cost-cutting,” says Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky.

While the Government has launched generous initiatives such as the new training and adult education industry digitalisation plan to augment SMBs’ competitiveness, malicious actors continue to find new ways to test businesses’ digital readiness.

According to Kaspersky’s latest statistics, the global cybersecurity company foiled 89,351 phishing attacks against SMBs in H1 2020, compared to 55,653 in the same period last year.

Although Singapore continues to fare better than their SMB counterparts in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to witness the lowest volume of phishing attacks in Southeast Asia, the 61% increase suggests that more can be done by Singapore’s SMBs to improve their cybersecurity.

More details below from the presentation and press release.

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New Arrival: Sony Alpha 7C Fullframe Camera, Zoom Lens & Flash

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Sony Electronics introduces the Alpha 7C fullframe camera, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens and HVL-F28RM compact flash. Prices TBA.

The new Sony Alpha 7C fullframe camera with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens.

The new Sony Alpha 7C fullframe camera with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens.

Sony boasts that the Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame body, featuring advanced AF (autofocus) and high-resolution 4K video capabilities.

When paired with the compact FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, it enables portability and versatility for full-frame imaging.

The HVL-F28RM flash is compact and features an intelligent light intensity control linked to camera face detection.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Acronis Cyber Protect 15 for Businesses

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Acronis Cyber Protect 15 has been released today in a pandemic world that is vulnerable with security gaps and in need for new security solutions.

Dashboard for Acronis Cyber Protect 15.

Dashboard for Acronis Cyber Protect 15.

First launched in May earlier this year, Acronis Cyber Protect 15 integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-generation antimalware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tools into a single solution.

The Acronis Cyber Readiness Report revealed that 92% of the companies surveyed say they’ve adopted new technologies to enable remote work, including workplace collaboration tools, privacy solutions, and endpoint cybersecurity.

The Acronis Cyber Readiness Report revealed that 92% of the companies surveyed say they’ve adopted new technologies to enable remote work, including workplace collaboration tools, privacy solutions, and endpoint cybersecurity.

The new product comes at a time when businesses are struggling to safeguard their data and infrastructure against the risks of the new remote work landscape.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Hybrid Smartphone/Tablet

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Galaxy Z Fold2 is the third folding smartphone/tablet hybrid from Samsung, following the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip. Available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze from 18 September, 2020, with pre-orders in early September. Prices TBA.

The latest member of the Galaxy Z line-up: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2.

The latest member of the Galaxy Z line-up: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2.

Samsung first announced the Galaxy Z Fold2 during Galaxy Unpacked 2020 in early August, with a few details on the size of the two Infinity-O displays and the two colour options available.

In “Part 2” of Galaxy Unpacked 2020 today, Samsung has just showcased Galaxy Z Fold2 in full, including detailed product specifications, availability and pre-order dates.

Essentially, the Galaxy Z Fold2 gives the user a convertible smartphone/tablet hybrid – offering the compactness of a smartphone for personal communications usage, and the extended screen real-estate of a tablet should the need arise.

Check out the details of the Galaxy Z Fold2 from the press release below.

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New Arrival: Philips SenseIQ In Hair Dryer and Straightener

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Philips introduces intelligent SenseIQ technology for its new Hair Dryer Prestige and Hair Straightener Prestige. Price and availability below.

SenseIQ technology offers personalised care for healthy hair, enabling the Philips Hair Dryer and Straightener Prestige to sense and adapt to the hair’s temperature and characteristics to provide personalised heat protection, styling and care.

SenseIQ technology offers personalised care for healthy hair, enabling the Philips Hair Dryer and Straightener Prestige to sense and adapt to the hair’s temperature and characteristics to provide personalised heat protection, styling and care.

Both the Philips Hair Dryer Prestige and the Hair Straightener Prestige offer an alternative to “one-size fits all” offerings in haircare in an industry that is pushing steadily towards technology-backed, personalized products and experiences.

The Philips SenseIQ technology is activated through infrared sensors that continually sense the hair’s temperature, not the airflow, so the level of protection is completely personalized.

The intelligent microprocessor analyzes the data captured by the sensor and adjusts the temperature up to 4,000 times for the hair dryer and up to 20,000 times for the straightener to prevent overheating.

This sensing and adapting technology protects hair while drying, locking-in up hair’s natural moisture, for shiny and healthy-looking hair.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Dyson Unveils Digital Slim Cord-Free Vacuum

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum is 20% smaller and 30% lighter than its Dyson V11 predecessor. Available in Singapore from today at S$749/S$849.

The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum has the same technology features of a Dyson V11 cord-free vacuum, yet it’s 20% smaller and 30% lighter.

The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum has the same technology features of a Dyson V11 cord-free vacuum, yet it’s 20% smaller and 30% lighter.

The Dyson Digital Slim features a powerful Dyson Hyperdymium motor, highly efficient cyclones and carbon fibre filaments for fine dust pick up needed to deliver a barefoot clean.

The Dyson Digital Slim features a 40% lighter soft roller cleaner head than the V11; a
specifically designed Dyson Hyperdymium motor; and uniquely – 11 scrolled cyclones to give greater separation efficiency for less energy whilst ensuring the capture of fine dust.

The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum also achieves 99.97% filtration of particles as small as 0.3 microns while maintaining no loss of suction.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3, Fitbit Inspire 2 Health Smartwatches

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Fitbit debuts Sense, its most advanced health smartwatch, as well as upgraded versions of Versa 3 and Inspire 2. Price and availability below.

From Left: Fitbit Sense, Inspire 2 and Versa 3.

From Left: Fitbit Sense, Inspire 2 and Versa 3.

Fitbit boasts that the Sense features the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor for stress management, a new ECG App, advanced heart rate tracking technology, SpO2 and on-wrist skin temperature sensors.

The Versa 3 adds a GPS and a speaker, while the Inspire 2 sports an enhanced design and Active Zone Minutes (AZM)

More details below from the press release.

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