Posts Tagged ‘London’

Holiday Greetings: Merry Christmas 2019

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Here’s wishing everyone who celebrates Christmas a very Blessed Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Blue Drawing Rooms in St Michael's Mount in Marazion. Queen Victoria & Prince Albert (in the 18th Century) as well as Queen Elizabeth II & the Duke of Edinburgh in 2013 were in this room when they visited.

Merry Christmas from the Blue Drawing Rooms in St Michael’s Mount in Marazion. Queen Victoria & Prince Albert (in the 18th Century) as well as Queen Elizabeth II & the Duke of Edinburgh in 2013 were in this room when they visited.

May peace and love be with you always!

* The two photos were taken with a Google Pixel 4 XL mobile phone. (more…)

New Windows smartphone: Nokia unveils Lumia 925 in London

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design, includes PureView camera innovation, new features and new third party applications.

Nokia 925 comes in black, white and grey and sports a metal design.

Nokia 925 comes in black, white and grey and sports a metal design.

The Nokia Lumia 925 includes advanced lens technology and imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including low light images.

Nokia Lumia 925
OS Windows Phone 8
Screen 4.5″ AMOLED
Resolution 1280 x 768
Battery 2,000 mAh, Wireless charging
Processor 1.5 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon, 1GB RAM
Camera Rear: 8.7mp PureView with OIS
Front: 1.2mp
Video 1080p @ 30fps
Memory Int: 16 GB
Ext: 64 GB microSD
LTE, NFC Yes
Size /mm 129 x 70.6 x 8.5
Weight 139 g
Price S$TBA

The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones.

Nokia Smart Camera captures ten images at once and edits the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image.

Nokia also announced Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl, will arrive on Nokia Lumia smartphones, allowing people to take and share pictures with like-minded creatives and photography enthusiasts from around the world.

In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram.

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HTC launches new HTC One smartphone in London and New York

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

HTC launched its new Android smartphone simultaneously in London and New York today. Originally rumoured to be called the M7, the new Android flagship from HTC is simply called HTC One.

Available in late March (pre-orders begin today) in black or silver.

Update 2 (13 April, 2013):

The 32GB Glacier Silver version of the HTC One is available in Singapore from 13 April at S$968 at all three mobile operators.

The 64GB Glacier Silver (S$1,068) and the Stealth Black (32 & 64GB) versions will be available from May onwards.

Update 1 (25 March, 2013):

The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April 2013.

RRP for the 32GB version is S$968 (without line contract) while price for the 64GB version is yet to be announced.

This is what the new HTC One looks like with Blink on the homescreen (and icons of some of the partner feeds around it).

This is what the new HTC One looks like with Blink on the homescreen (and icons of some of the partner feeds around it).

Here’s a quick round-up based on my live updates during the launch event.

The HTC One features the New Sense interface with new HTC home screen, two capacitive buttons in an aluminum body built from a single-block – containing an integrated antenna.

It has two front-facing stereo speakers, integrated Beats Audio and option for dual-microphone HDR recording.

UltraPixel camera quality compared with two top competitors.

UltraPixel camera quality compared with two top competitors.

A new BlinkFeed feature streams social updates, information and news onto the homescreen.

1,400 content partners have signed upto stream information in BlinkFeed. ESPN and AOL are two of the these and were on stage in New York and London respectively to talk about their partnership with HTC.

Below are the main tech specs unveiled during the launch. They were consistent with the speculation and rumours circulating prior to the launch.

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HTC Launch event in London and New York – HTC M7 or HTC One?

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The launch event will be held simultaneously in London and New York – and is widely believed to be for the launch of the M7 (also possibly to be named HTC One).

Invitations have been sent out for the HTC launch event in London and New York.

Invitations have been sent out for the HTC launch event in London and New York.

Stay tuned to the webcast URL which I’ll be posting here so you can follow it live.

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Support Team Singapore for 2012 London Olympics

Friday, April 27th, 2012

SingTel has just unveiled a 7.5m tall sculpture – the “SingTel Flame of Support”, in bustling Orchard Road to garner moral support for Team Singapore in the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games (27 July to 12 August).

Singaporeans can express their support of Team Singapore by pressing the button that lights up a portion of the sculpture.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (Minister for Home Affairs, Coordinating Minister for National Security and President of the Singapore National Olympic Council); Chua Sock Koong, Group Chief Executive Officer, SingTel; athletes Tao Li and Lim Heem Wei; as well as SNOC officials in from of the sculpture.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (Minister for Home Affairs, Coordinating Minister for National Security and President of the Singapore National Olympic Council); Chua Sock Koong, Group Chief Executive Officer, SingTel; athletes Tao Li and Lim Heem Wei; as well as SNOC officials in from of the sculpture.

The 7.5m sculpture is located outside ION Orchard. It weighs 1,500 kg and consists of more than 3,300 LED lights.

SingTel Flame of Support

SingTel Flame of Support

Designed by Jon Griffin of Brandspeed and the main contractor Light10 Industries, the iconic sculpture comprises of five wave-like structures designed to resemble exuberant flames, each representing one of the five Olympic Rings.

The interactive structure aims to ignite the nation’s passion in a collective declaration of support for Team Singapore.

If there are 200,000 presses of the button, the entire Flame will become fully lit.

The unveiling of the statue by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (Minister for Home Affairs, Coordinating Minister for National Security and President of the Singapore National Olympic Council) kicks off the 90-day countdown to the Games.

Hopefully, we can garner the 200,000 pledges of support by the Opening Ceremony of the Games on 27 July.

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Excuse Me, are you a Blogger?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Samsung has started a worldwide search for Samsung Global Bloggers to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games. Win a trip to London!

Video applications can be submitted online via global digital platform MSN at www.samsungglobalblogger.com through to April 22nd.

Win a free trip to London as a Samsung Global Blogger.

Win a free trip to London as a Samsung Global Blogger.

Some 100 Samsung Global Bloggers (SGB) from around the world will get to travel to London for the Olympic Games and share their personal experiences on a specially created blog.

SGB hopefuls will have to go through a two-round audition process that will judge them on the ability to seek out exciting stories happening in London and generate buzz about the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The audition calls for the submission of a 30 second video stating why the entrant should be picked to come to London.

The video will be judged on the entrant’s creativity and enthusiasm.

“Since its inaugural launch at the Nagano 1998 Olympic Games, SGB has developed into a truly global program, encouraging participation from more countries than ever before, and expanding its reach through an integrated global digital platform,” said Sunny Hwang, Vice President & Head of Global Sports Marketing at Samsung Electronics.Those who get through to the second round will be putting together a video report, before the final lucky winners are selected by a celebrity judging panel to come on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to London.

The chosen SGBs will get first-hand experience of the Olympic Games, sharing their personal experiences through www.samsung.com, www.samsungglobalblogger.com and via their own personal social media networks.

The digital show will feature the SGB journey, providing compelling content, entertainment and relevance to its global audience.

During the games, SGBs upload blogs, videos and images throughout the Games on www.samsungglobalblogger.com.

The SGBs will capture the highlights of their London 2012 experience through their own unique perspectives.

Samsung is an Olympic sponsor and has been designated the Worldwide Olympic Partner for Wireless Communications Equipment.