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New Arrival: vivo Y35 Entry-Level Phone Launch in Singapore

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

The vivo Y35 is priced at S$359 (without contract) and comes with 16GB RAM and 128GB storage, as well as a 5,000mAh battery and 44W FlashCharge. Available in Singapore from this Saturday, 24 September 2022.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours -- Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours — Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor built on 6nm process, offering a maximum clock speed of up to 2.4GHz.

“The Y35 grants today’s smartphone users ease of access with its excellent value for money. Powered by multiple top-level specifications and features, we aim to provide the best possible user experience with our Y35, which is also matched by a remarkably affordable price. With this latest device in vivo’s Y series, we are redefining the status quo by incorporating elements of a fun-loving lifestyle and best-in-class features. Prioritising a fun and intuitive user experience coupled with the impressive specs in this price range, you could say ‘That’s Y, Unleash the Double Fun’,” said Liu Hong Bin, CEO of vivo Singapore.

It has a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 2408×1080 resolution and P3 color gamut, providing an immersive visual experience.

The Y35 sports a triple-camera system at the rear comprising a 50-megapixel main rear camera, 2MP bokeh camera and 2MP macro camera.

The front camera has 16 megapixels.

The phone’s 128GB internal storage can be expanded to 1TB with its three memory card slots.

The large 5,000mAh battery enables more than 14 hours of screen-on time for High-Definition video streaming, or over 7 hours of graphic-intensive gaming.

Its 44W FastCharge allows the phone to be charged to 70% battery in just 34 minutes

The entry-level phone is rated at IPX4 water-resistance and IP5X dust-resistance.

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Hyundai Singapore Holds Innovation Competition for Youths

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Hyundai Motor Group today celebrated the finale of its first open innovation competition for Singaporean youth at the School of Science and Technology (SST).

S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (third from left), Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS (second from right) with members of the 1st Place Winning Team.

S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations (third from left), Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS (second from right) with members of the 1st Place Winning Team.

The competition theme presented business cases and design ideas for Purpose-Built Vehicle (PBV).

“HMGICS is pleased to hold our first open innovation competition for Singaporean youth. HMGICS will continue to explore smart future mobility innovations by growing together with Singapore. This open innovation competition program for Singapore youth showcases our strong commitment to realize this vision. We also believe the work experience with SST will continue to help future growth of Singaporean youth in science & engineering for the sustainable future innovation in Singapore”, said Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of HMGICS.

Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS), with the aim of better engaging Singaporean youth in the Group’s future mobility innovation, held the competition beginning this May.

The participating schools were River Valley High school, United World College, and the School of Science and Technology.

A total of 17 teams participated in the competition.

The Guest of Honor, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S Iswaran presented the awards to the winning teams.

With four evaluation criteria (Social Impact, Creativity of Solution, Technical Accomplishment, Business Development), SST Team 2 won 1st place and was awarded vouchers and the work opportunity at HMGICS.

As part of the 3-month long competition, participating students received mentorships and lectures on the mobility industry, engineering design, and business.

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SingTel Collaborates with Intel to Launch 5G MEC Incubator

Friday, September 9th, 2022

The Singtel x Intel multi-access edge compute (MEC) incubator will enable enterprises to develop 5G use cases, drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation.

The Singtel x Intel collaboration unlocks the immense potential of 5G connectivity and high-performance computing at the edge.

The Singtel x Intel collaboration unlocks the immense potential of 5G connectivity and high-performance computing at the edge.

Singtel today announced its collaboration with Intel to establish a 5G Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) incubator.

“Singtel’s 5G network and Paragon MEC platform are transforming operations in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, smart logistics, healthcare, retail, transportation and urban planning. With Intel, we’re collectively bringing together our best of breed knowledge, expertise, assets and ecosystem to help address business needs, improve operational efficiencies, unlock new opportunities and advance in a 5G world,” said Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise and Regional Data Centre Business, Singtel.

The MEC incubator will enable enterprises to adopt 5G seamlessly, deploy applications that need low latency processing at the edge, drive innovation and accelerate their digital transformation.

The incubator will be powered by Intel’s 4th Gen Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Data Center GPU, codenamed Ponte Vecchio and supported by Singtel’s Paragon, a one-stop orchestration platform for 5G edge computing and cloud services, which will simplify the adoption of these 5G services for enterprises.

The collaboration will focus on developing the application and ecosystems to deliver transformational enterprise and consumer use cases like high-definition content delivery, cloud gaming, video analytics, virtual-augmented-mixed reality and metaverse.

Enterprises can tap into Singtel and Intel’s ecosystem to deliver their 5G use cases, including ready-to-deploy applications for rapid trials and proof of concepts for research and development.

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Temus to Expand 200-strong Workforce 5-fold in Next 3 Years

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Established in April 2021 by Temasek and USTTemus has expanded to around 200 employees within 18 months, and aims to further expand its workforce to 1,200 over the next three years.

“Organisations of every size and industry are transforming how they do business in the digital age - speed, agility, and simplicity are at the heart of successful transformations. As Temus grows, we will unlock even greater value for our customers by catalysing digital transformation holistically, for economic and societal impact,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

“Organisations of every size and industry are transforming how they do business in the digital age – speed, agility, and simplicity are at the heart of successful transformations. As Temus grows, we will unlock even greater value for our customers by catalysing digital transformation holistically, for economic and societal impact,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

Temus was established in April 2021 by Temasek, in partnership with global digital services company UST, to accelerate the digital transformation of leading enterprises and public sector agencies in Singapore and beyond.

“Temus’ growth momentum is a testament to our unique proposition of forging long-term partnerships with our customers while keeping ‘value creation’ at the heart of helping to shape their digital futures. We will build on this promising start to accelerate the growth of Singapore’s digital talent pool and build distinct digital capabilities for our customers – in tandem with the country’s Smart Nation aspirations,” said KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus.

The company’s customers include Singapore’s government agencies and large enterprises spanning a range of industries including financial services and insurance, healthcare, education, consumer goods, telecommunications, infrastructure, energy and waste management.

The company has built experienced talent in strategy, design, architecture, technology, data & artificial intelligence.

More details below from the press release.

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Event: IFA Berlin Makes a Successful Return After 3 Years

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

IFA Berlin 2022 (2-6 September) saw brands, retailers and the public return to the world’s top consumer and home electronics event in Germany.

Sustainability, Connectivity, and Smart Home solutions were the big themes at this year’s IFA Berlin.

Sustainability, Connectivity, and Smart Home solutions were the big themes at this year’s IFA Berlin 2022.

After a three-year break, and despite lockdowns and other restrictions that continue to affect parts of Asia, exhibitors took up more than 80% of floor space at the Messe Berlin fairgrounds, with brands keenly taking up the opportunity to finally reconnect face-to-face with retailers, media and the public.

“After the pandemic-related break, IFA made an impressive comeback with the most important trends for products and solutions in the fields of consumer electronics and home appliances as well as related industries, especially in the area of sustainability. It was once again the proven meeting place for industry and trade, trade visitors, the media and, of course, consumers,” said Dr. Sara Warneke, gfu’s Managing Director.

Overall attendance at IFA 2022 was strong as well, especially considering the ongoing travel restrictions in Asia.

Just over 161,000 people came to IFA Berlin during the five days of the show; compared to pre-pandemic years, industry professionals and trade visitors made up a higher proportion of all attendees.

Many exhibitors reported an unusually high number of business meetings taking place during the show.

Despite global challenges like ongoing supply chain disruption and inflationary pressures, the exhibitors at IFA 2022 recorded a huge order volume.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Linksys Launches Atlas 6 WiFi Mesh Router with StarHub

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

The Linksys Atlas 6 is an affordable entry-level dual-band WiFi 6 mesh system that StarHub sells exclusively as Smart WiFi MX2.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is designed for the home, enabling remote working, content streaming, multi-user gaming etc.

“As hybrid work and play arrangements become key to long-term business success and modern wellbeing in Singapore , it is imperative that our homes are equipped with state-ofthe-art wireless connectivity with the ability to handle an influx of devices whilst delivering secure, reliable and private connections. In collaboration with StarHub, our customers can look forward to the ultimate value brought forth by the culmination of high-speed connectivity and coverage at affordable price points,” said Kingsley Chan, Business Development Director at Linksys.

The dual-band router works best with internet service plans up to a gigabit.

Each node has three 1GbE Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices to wireless networks and provides access to 160MHz channels for fast wireless connections.

Sold with StarHub’s Fibre Broadband plan, the router promises faster connections, wider coverage, and an expanded capacity for multiple device handling to serve everyone at home.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches AIoT Devices for Smart Homes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Xiaomi showcased in Singapore a slew of smart appliances for the smart home. The company boasts AIoT technology that enhances smart living in the modern home. Early bird promotions below.

The Smart Home Solutions showcase is a partnership between Xiaomi and M.SPACO, a one-stop home solutions provider and experiential gallery. Here’s the new Xiaomi TV A2 58-inch AIoT television.

The Smart Home Solutions showcase is a partnership between Xiaomi and M.SPACO, a one-stop home solutions provider and experiential gallery. Here’s the new Xiaomi TV A2 58-inch AIoT television.

The AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) devices which Xiaomi showcased in Singapore include the following.

The usual retail prices and the early bird prices from 6 August are listed below.

  • Xiaomi TV A2 Series
    • 58” (UP: S$999)
    • 43” (UP: S$499, 6 Aug: S$429)
    • 32” (UP: S$329, 6 Aug: S$279)
  • Xiaomi TV P1E Series
    • UP: S$1,299, 6 Aug: S$999
  • MI Smart Air Fryer 3.5L (S$139)
    • UP: S$139, 6 Aug: S$109
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Feeder
    • UP: S$169, 6 Aug: S$139
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Fountain
    • UP: S$99, 6 Aug: S$89
  • Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Compact
    • UP: S$159

The highlights of the showcase were the 58-inch Xiaomi TV A2 and the 65-inch Xiaomi TV P1E.

The A2 serves as a home hub with fully voice-automated AIoT connectivity, high-end audio and visual specs, and built-in access to the latest content worldwide.

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Event: Huawei Unveils Flagship PCs & Tablets for Smart Office

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Huawei Consumer Business Group held its Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 in Thailand today. Pre-orders will start from 5 August 2022 in Singapore. Local pricing and availability TBA.

The Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 took place in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 took place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Huawei showcased a wide range of Smart Office products for the APAC market including the following.

  1. Huawei MateBook X Pro flagship laptop
  2. Huawei MatePad Pro 11 flagship tablet
  3. Huawei MateBook D 16 notebook
  4. Huawei MateBook 16s notebook
  5. Huawei MateView SE monitor
  6. Huawei WiFi Mesh3 router
  7. Huawei WiFi AX3 Pro router
  8. Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 earbuds
  9. Huawei Stylish Backpack
  10. Huawei Wireless Mouse
  11. Huawei nova Y90 smartphone

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Philips Wonder of You Showcase for Personal Health

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Philips showcased a slew of personal grooming devices as part of its “Wonder of You” campaign to promote its roadmap for personal health.

 

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“At Philips, our mission is to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovation. We believe in personalised care by developing human-centric, adaptive health technology that meaningfully contributes to people’s unique health and well-being journey … Philips’ personalised solutions continue to empower people across the region to take a more proactive ownership of their preventive health and lifestyles, supporting their health for the long-term,” said Deeptha Khanna, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader, Philips Personal Health.

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, outlined its strategy in personal health and well-being to address Asia’s health challenges.

“Innovations like our recently introduced Sonicare 9900 Prestige adapt to each individual and are designed to help address people’s unique healthcare needs. This approach is especially relevant in Asia, where a growing population and a greater emphasis on health and well-being are re-shaping people’s health priorities,” said Deeptha Khanna, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader, Philips Personal Health.

Philips’ Personal Health innovation roadmap for 2022 and beyond emphasises on delivering personalised health solutions that enable healthier lifestyles.

The “Wonder of You” showcase by Philips included innovations in oral healthcare, beauty, male grooming, and mother & childcare.

The aim is to invite consumers in Asia to discover more about the wonder of their bodies and how health technologies can better partner them in achieving their best health.

The showcase included the following personal grooming products.

  • Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige electric toothbrush (S$499)
  • Philips Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser 3000 (S$219)
  • Philips Hair Dryer Prestige (S$259)
  • Philips Straightener Prestige (S$259)
  • Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige (S$699)
  • Philips Avent Twin Electric Breast Pump (S$599)
  • Philips Avent Pregnancy+ App (free)

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New Arrival: Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

The thin and light ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop (S$3,998) from Asus has a dazzling Nebula HDR display and features top-end components and a new high-efficiency cooling system.

The Asus ROG Flow X16 (GV601) is now available in Singapore at S$3,998 from the ROG Experience Store Bugis, Asus Online Store and authorised retailers.

The Asus ROG Flow X16 (GV601) is now available in Singapore at S$3,998 from the ROG Experience Store Bugis, Asus Online Store and authorised retailers.

The new Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG)Flow X16 gaming laptop is the third and morst powerful gaming laptop in the ROG Flow product line.

Specfications of the Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop. Click to enlarge.

Specfications of the Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop. Click to enlarge.

It is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and an up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, with support for the XG Mobile family of external GPUs.

The 16-inch laptop weighs just 2.1 kg and is packed into a 15-inch chassis.

The Flow X16 also features the flagship Nebula HDR Display, a QHD / 165 Hz Mini LED panel with 1100 nits of peak brightness, 512 local dimming zones, and 100% DCI-P3 coverage.

The cooling system uses Frost Force Technology and a Pulsar Heatsink, featuring three fans and a high density heatsink to keep performance high and temperatures low.