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NetApp Cloud Solutions for TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

Friday, July 15th, 2022

TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will utilise real-time data collaboration powered by NetApp hybrid cloud solutions to achieve superior performance.

NetApp will power Porsche motorsport in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with data-driven cloud solutions.

NetApp will power Porsche motorsport in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with data-driven cloud solutions.

NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, and TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, has announced a multi-year partnership which will see NetApp providing the sportscar maker with hybrid cloud solutions.

“Formula E is a technology showcase and R&D backbone for Porsche and preserves our strong motorsports heritage on the road and on the track. Data is the defining element here, but it is not easy to harness when the racing team is always on the road. The solution created by NetApp is unique in the market in how it can move huge amounts of data at high speed while delivering an intuitive experience across edge, core and cloud so we can design better, faster cars for our racecar drivers and car enthusiasts everywhere,” said Friedemann Kurz, Head of Motorsport IT, Porsche.

Porsche AG, a global automotive brand owned by Volkswagen Group, has begun shifting production towards electric or e-fuel powered vehicles in 2015.

By the year 2030, Porsche AG aims for 80% of all vehicles sold to be electric.

Tapping into NetApp’s real-time data services, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is working on its vision of sustainable mobility while enabling the real-time adjustments that deliver superior race performance – and help drive the next generation of Porsche electric vehicles.

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Review: Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box for Immersive Surround Lighting

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Having jazzed up my home entertainment space with smart accented lighting by two Philips Hue Play light bars, I decided to up the ante to sync the lighting effects with the movies that I was watching on my TV, as well as my music and gaming – to achieve a more immersive experience.

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a fantastic way to liven up your entertainment space for movies, gaming and music. Before (bottom) and After (top). Note how the corresponding coloured light leaps off the TV onto the surroundings.

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a fantastic way to liven up your entertainment space for movies, gaming and music. Before (bottom) and After (top). Note how the corresponding coloured light leaps off the TV onto the surroundings.

We are all familiar with surround sound, where the sound is expanded beyond a mono or stereo speakers to encapsulate the listener for a more immersive audio experience.

Signify is offering surround lighting with its Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box (RRP: S$419) – extending the visual experience from the confines of the television (or computer monitor) to beyond the display itself to the surroundings.

What you’ll need to set up a synchronised surround lighting from scratch (sold separately): Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, Philips Hue Play light bars, Philips Hue Bridge. You’ll also need the free Philips Hue app and Philips Hue Sync apps to set up and program the lights and synchronisation.

What you’ll need to set up a synchronised surround lighting from scratch (sold separately): Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, Philips Hue Play light bars, Philips Hue Bridge. You’ll also need the free Philips Hue app and Philips Hue Sync apps to set up and program the lights and synchronisation.

You can set this up by emplacing Philips Hue smart lights around the TV and then syncing the colours and intensities of these lights to whatever is displayed on the TV screen.

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New Arrival: Signify Launches WiZ Smart Lighting in Singapore

Friday, July 8th, 2022

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, is launching in Singapore a new smart lighting product line under the brand WiZ.

 

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WiZ is a new line of plug-and-play smart lighting system that Signify is introducing into the Singapore market.

Based on Wi-Fi connectivity, the WiZ platform is in addition to the existing Zigbee-based Philips Hue smart light ecosystem.

“When people think smart homes, they think smart lighting. Lighting is the top device that they want to control with voice. With the intuitive, relevant and accessible WiZ product range, Signify is making it effortless for consumers to get started on their smart home adventure and ushering them into new realms of connectivity, control and convenience,” said Jitender Khurana, Country Head and Managing Director, Signify Singapore.

The plug-and-play WiZ Connected portfolio comprises modern bulbs, portable lights, ceiling lights, downlighters, lightstrips and accessories, enabling users to easily inject smart, connected lighting to every corner of their home.

Designed for hassle-free set-up over Bluetooth and connectivity over existing Wi-Fi networks, WiZ comes with multiple control options including the WiZ app, voice control, smart switches and motion sensors to make daily living smarter, easier and more comfortable.

It is a multi-protocol smart lighting system built on an open Internet of Things (IoT) platform to give users the ultimate smart lighting experience.

More details below from the press release.

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Opening: Decathlon Unveils 700sqm Data Lab in Singapore

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

The Data Lab will consolidate Decathlon Singapore’s efforts in the development of new digital services for Decathlon International as well as incubate data projects in collaboration with partners such as Sport Singapore, various research agencies, and schools.

Located within the Kallang Alive district, the Decathlon Data Lab sits at the intersection of a growing number of sporting and community facilities that is part of an effort to strengthen the district’s standing as an inclusive sports precinct, outlined in the Kallang Alive Masterplan.

Located within the Kallang Alive district, the Decathlon Data Lab sits at the intersection of a growing number of sporting and community facilities that is part of an effort to strengthen the district’s standing as an inclusive sports precinct, outlined in the Kallang Alive Masterplan.

The new Decathlon Data Lab will provide a collaborative working environment that will house Decathlon’s teams such as data experts, software developers and designers, network and security team, innovation teams as well as industry partners and students.

Projects and ideas initiated at Decathlon Data Lab will be tested in the adjacent Decathlon Singapore Lab store, and subsequently introduced to other Decathlon stores in Singapore and beyond.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Roborock G10 Vacuum Mop with Self-Cleaning Dock

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Roborock will be launching its latest robotic vacuum mop tomorrow. The G10 ships with an Auto Self-Cleaning Dock, and introduces Auto-Mop Washing, which washes the robot’s mop during and after cleanup. Introductory promotions below.

The Roborock G10 is now available for pre-order at a special launch price of S$1,399 (U.P. S$1,699) exclusively on the brand’s official store on Shopee from 7 July until 14 July.

The Roborock G10 is now available for pre-order at a special launch price of S$1,399 (U.P. S$1,699) exclusively on the brand’s official store on Shopee from 7 July until 14 July.

The Roborock G10 features the brand’s proprietary Auto Mop Washing, a unique system that washes the robot’s mop during and after cleanup.

Upon startup, the standard mop wash is enabled by default with an interval of 20 minutes. The maximum interval can be set up to 50minutes.

The slide drives the cleaning module to brush (600 rpm) the mop to remove dirty water back and forth, in order to avoid dragging a dirty cloth over the floor.

More details below from the press release.

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ASUS Partners 2C2P for Online Payments and Shopping

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

By integrating 2C2P’s omnichannel payment solution to the newly revamped ASUS Store, ASUS is able to offer its customers frictionless payments using cards, PayNow QR and Installment Payment Plan (IPP) while simultaneously connecting its digital store to its fulfillment partners for seamless payment and settlement.

“2C2P is delighted to partner with ASUS Singapore to advance their omnichannel offering. Our advanced platform seamlessly caters to ASUS’ differing business needs, whether it is securely accepting their customers’ preferred payment methods or making simultaneous payments to its resellers or distributors. At 2C2P, we are always looking for innovative ways to support and empower our merchants’ digital transformation journey,” said Agnes Chua, Executive Director, Business and Product Development of 2C2P.

2C2P is delighted to partner with ASUS Singapore to advance their omnichannel offering. Our advanced platform seamlessly caters to ASUS’ differing business needs, whether it is securely accepting their customers’ preferred payment methods or making simultaneous payments to its resellers or distributors. At 2C2P, we are always looking for innovative ways to support and empower our merchants’ digital transformation journey,” said Agnes Chua, Executive Director, Business and Product Development of 2C2P.

Previously, ASUS Singapore has always sold its products through authorised resellers’ brick-and-mortar stores.

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