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StarHub Collaborates with NUS for Borderless University

Friday, July 5th, 2024

StarHub and the National University of Singapore (NUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to collaborate on building Singapore’s first ‘Borderless University’.

Tan Shui-Min (left), Chief Information Technology Officer, National University of Singapore and Tan Kit Yong (right), Head of Enterprise Business Group, StarHub at the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony.

Tan Shui-Min (left), Chief Information Technology Officer, National University of Singapore and Tan Kit Yong (right), Head of Enterprise Business Group, StarHub at the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony.

The collaboration aims to elevate campus experience, enhance network connectivity and drive cutting-edge innovation.

It will leverage ultra-fast, uninterrupted and borderless connectivity, through the deployment of state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, to further elevate the University’s aspirations in education, research and innovation.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateBook D 16 (2024) Laptop

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

The latest iteration of the Huawei MateBook D 16 (2024) is priced at S$1,048 and will be available in Singapore on 27 March 2024. Promotional discounts below.

The Huawei MateBook D 16 (2024) can be laid flat on the table for collaborative work.

The Huawei MateBook D 16 (2024) can be laid flat on the table for collaborative work.

The MateBook D 16 (2024) has a large 16-inch display and sports a 13th Gen Intel Core i5 High Performance Processor, bolstered by Dual Shark Fin Fan technology, with a 70Wh battery.

The workhorse weighs 1.68kg and is slim at 17mm, with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 90%.

Promotional discounts for the Huawei MateBook D 16 (2024).

Promotional discounts for the Huawei MateBook D 16 (2024).

The MateBook D 16 (2024) has a 180 degree hinge so it can lay flat on the table.

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New Arrival: OPPO Reno11 Pro Smartphone Launches Globally

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

The OPPO Reno11 Pro (S$899 with 12+512GB) and Reno11 (S$699 with 12+256GB) will be available in Singapore from 27 January 2024. Launch promotions below.

The OPPO Reno11 Pro sports a slender side profile with a thickness of 7.59mm and weight of 181g.

The OPPO Reno11 Pro sports a slender side profile with a thickness of 7.59mm and weight of 181g.

The OPPO Reno11 Pro will be available in Pearl White and Rock Grey while the OPPO Reno11 will come in Wave Green and Rock Grey.

The highlight of the Reno11 Pro is its Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System with a 47mm-equivalent 32MP, 2x telephoto camera which captures portraits with the same perspective as a human eye.

The Sony IMX709 sensor features an RGBW pixel arrangement for a 60% increase in photosensitivity and 35% less noise than comparable traditional sensors.

Alongside the new flagship HyperTone Imaging Engine and advanced in-sensor zoom technology, Reno11 Pro also has a zoom of up to 5x.

More details below from the press release.

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CES 2024: Earlier LG SmartTV Models to Receive webOS Upgrade

Sunday, January 7th, 2024

CES 2024: LG Electronics is offering the latest upgrade of its webOS smart TV platform to owners of older LG Smart TVs turning them into home entertainment hubs.

webOS Re:New Programme gives more users of earlier LG Smart TV models access to the home entertainment experience of LG’s most recent platform. Image: LG Electronics Singapore.

webOS Re:New Programme gives more users of earlier LG Smart TV models access to the home entertainment experience of LG’s most recent platform. Image: LG Electronics Singapore.

In early 2024, the webOS Re:New programme will bring the latest webOS upgrade to every model in LG’s 2022 OLED TV lineup, LG OLED Flex, LG OLED Objet Collection Posé, as well as LG’s 2022 QNED Mini LED 8K (QNED99/95 series).

“Demonstrated by the constant improvement to the webOS platform’s UX and UI, LG is firmly dedicated to elevating convenience and security, ensuring that users benefit from a hassle-free and secure experience when using our products. We strive to provide life-enriching experiences for our customers by delivering a wide range of content and services on our TVs,” said Baik Seon-pill, leader of the LG Home Entertainment Company’s Product Planning Division.

This upgrade will be extended to more LG TVs worldwide in the future.

With the latest version of webOS, LG Smart TV owners can enjoy a more personalised TV experience with a Home Screen that greets users with recommendations according to their tastes.

The user interface is highly customisable, which means viewers can personalise the selection of content and services and access them with greater ease.

To make the process even more seamless, the Quick Card UI sorts diverse content and services into categories like music, games and sports within a user-centric interface that resembles mobile user interface design.

More details below from the press release.

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CES 2024: Dell Revamps XPS Lineup with Built-in AI

Friday, January 5th, 2024

CES 2024: Dell is introducing new screen sizes to its XPS lineup with the XPS 16 and XPS 14, and is revamping the XPS 13 Plus to XPS 13.

The revamped XPS lineup from Dell: (from Left) XPS14, XPS 16, XPS 13.

The revamped XPS lineup from Dell: (from Left) XPS 14, XPS 16, XPS 13.

The new XPS designs take a minimalistic approach using CNC machined aluminum and Gorilla Glass 3, and tone-on-tone colours (available in Graphite and Platinum).

They feature a touch function row to switch between media and function keys easily, a seamless glass touchpad with haptic feedback, and larger keycaps that provide a comfortable and smooth typing experience with every keystroke.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2-inch and Huawei FreeClip

Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Huawei has unveiled the MatePad 13.2-inch tablet (S$1,398) and FreeClip earbuds (S$298) at its global launch event. Promotional offers below.

Huawei boasts that the MatePad Pro 13.2-inch tablet is one of the thinnest and lightest 13-inch large-sized tablets in the industry.

Huawei boasts that the MatePad Pro 13.2-inch tablet is one of the thinnest and lightest 13-inch large-sized tablets in the industry.

The MatePad Pro 13.2-inch tablet ships with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage and features a flexible OLED screen and WPS Office 2.0 productivity software.

The Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2-inch tablet works with the 3rd-generation Huawei M-Pencil to offer an elevated painting, drawing and writing experience with the stylus which is powered by NearLink technology with high pressure sensing level and lower latency.

For productivity, the tablet works with a new detachable Huawei Smart Magnetic Keyboard which comes with a full touchpad.

Both the M-Pencil and keyboard (worth S$296) are bundled free with the MatePad Pro 13.2-inch tablet for pre-orders from 9-25 January 2024 on the Huawei Official Store on Lazada.

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New Arrival: Samsung Upgraded Odyssey Ark 2nd Gen Gaming Monitor

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

The upgraded Samsung Odyssey Ark 2nd Gen gaming monitor will be available in Singapore on S$4,488. Pre-orders from 23 Nov – 7 Dec 2023.

The upgraded Odyssey Ark 2nd Gen Curved UHD Gaming Monitor combines good picture quality, a flexible interface and surround sound to create a space for gamers to connect, compete and multi-task during gameplay without missing the most exciting moments.

The upgraded Samsung Odyssey Ark 2nd Gen Curved UHD Gaming Monitor combines good picture quality, a flexible interface and surround sound to create a space for gamers to connect, compete and multi-task during gameplay without missing the most exciting moments.

The upgraded Samsung Odyssey Ark 2nd Gen Curved UHD Gaming Monitor (G97NC model) has a 55-inch screen with 1000R curvature and enhanced Multi View provides a more immersive gaming experience.

The original version debuted in 2022.

The upgraded monitor is equipped with an AI-Powered processor for pixel-perfect image restoration, AI Sound Booster, and Dolby Atmos technology to enhance gaming ambiance.

The upgrade introduces Multi-View connectivity, supporting up to four source inputs, including three HDMI sources and one DisplayPort source.

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Tech Focus – Elevating the In-Car Experience: The Power of Automotive HMI Testing

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

The automotive world is evolving rapidly, and the power of hardware is being superseded by the power of software. This means the old ways of doing things are rapidly becoming obsolete, especially in the testing space. Nick Hudson from Keysight Technologies shares how you can embrace the change and be at the forefront of the new world.

As the widespread rollout of fully autonomous vehicles comes ever closer, the accepted in-car setup is going to change beyond all recognition.

As the widespread rollout of fully autonomous vehicles comes ever closer, the accepted in-car setup is going to change beyond all recognition.

Just a few short years ago, the automotive human machine interface (HMI) was limited to dashboard instrument clusters, steering wheel controls, and centre stack controls.

Today, a vehicle is likely to have all that, plus voice recognition systems, digital interfaces, an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system that connects to your phone, and even head-up displays (HUDs).

And the evolution of automotive HMIs isn’t slowing down any time soon.

When the vehicle is in control, having all controls centred around the steering wheel and the driver’s 30-degree viewing angle is no longer necessary.

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New Arrival: Acronis Launches Cyber Protect Home Office

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

The Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is an AI-powered cyber protection software for customers to protect data and devices in a single solution. Prices below.

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is available for purchase online and through select resellers with yearly packages starting from $49.99.

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is available for purchase online and through select resellers with yearly packages starting from $49.99.

Acronis, a global cyber protection company, has announced the launch of Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office (formerly Acronis True Image).

The security software is for individuals, families, home office users, and small businesses, and offers a suite of features that integrate secure backup and AI-based security.

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New Arrival: Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 & Laptop Go 3

Friday, October 20th, 2023

Pre-orders for the new Surface Laptop Studio 2 (S$3,569 to S$5,119) and Laptop Go 3 (S$1,199 to S$1,949) from Microsoft have commenced and will hit the shelves in Singapore on 9 November 2023. Prices and configurations below.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 offers the versatility to create and the power to perform; while the Surface Laptop Go 3 promises to be the perfect everyday laptop and stage for the latest AI tools from Microsoft and the industry.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 offers the versatility to create and the power to perform; while the Surface Laptop Go 3 promises to be the perfect everyday laptop and stage for the latest AI tools from Microsoft and the industry.

Unveiled last month at the Microsoft Surface event, the two new Surface laptops are now available for pre-orders and will be available in Singapore via authorised retailers, Microsoft-authorised stores, and authorised Surface commercial resellers.

Compared to its predecessor, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 is now has 2x more power with 13th Gen Intel Core H-class processors built on the Intel Evo platform, and 2x more graphics performance with the latest NVIDIA laptop GPUs for AI accelerated performance.

The Surface Laptop Go 3 features new colors in Ice Blue, Sage, Sandstone, and Platinum and is bolstered by Windows’ centralised AI assistant, Copilot.

More details below from the press release.

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