Jabra Evolve

Here’s a great headset from Jabra that all office workers will love. The Jabra Evolve is a new noise-cancellation headset that promises to boost productivity in noisy environment like your office.

The Jabra Evolve series consists of 5 models – 20, 30, 40, 65 and 80. All 5 headsets are purpose-built for shutting out the hustle and bustle of the open office. It even comes with a busy light indicator to effectively signals availability to others.

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And its not just a headset. There is a microphone boom arm which allows you to make phone call.

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The Jabra Evolve series is now available at all Jabra Business Solutions partners from as low as S$63.50.

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones in support of the fight against Ebola

Samsung Electronics recently announced that the company will donate 3,000 Samsung GALAXY S3 Neo smartphones (worth about USD 1 million) to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. These smartphones will be donated through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA) for use in the Humanitarian Connectivity Project.

The donated GALAXY S3 Neo smartphones will be used in 60 Ebola medical clinics in the three worst-hit African countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

UN’s Smart Health Pro mobile application will also be installed on the phone to allow medical staff to collect medical data while quarantined patients can contact their families using the devices. All donated smartphones will be destroyed once the virus outbreak has subsided.

Samsung is also supporting various efforts to defeat Ebola in Africa, including providing financial support for the purchase of hazmat suits in Ghana and distribution of hand sanitizers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as launching an Ebola SMS text service in South Africa. Good job Samsung!

GameStart 2014 Day 1

Singapore’s inaugural gaming convention, GameStart 2014 is finally here. Day 1 see huge crowd flocking to Suntec City Convention Centre Hall 403. In fact, the queue to enter GameStart 2014 started forming the night before even though the doors open at 12 noon.

One of the key highlight of GameStart 2014 is the hands-on previews for Bloodborne which is slated for release in 2015. I managed play for 10 minutes and I must say the graphics is amazing. Can’t wait for it to be released in 2015.

Producer for Bloodborne, Masaaki Yamagiwa, is also in town for GameStart 2014. Meet him at the main stage area at 2pm on Sunday for a Producer Session.

Another highlight for GameStart 2014 is the Retro gaming session. For older folks like me, this is a trip down memory lane. You get to see games like TMNT, Dragon Balls Z, Bomberman, Street Fighters 2 and many more. All the 8 bits and 16 bits gaming goodness from Nintendo, Super Famicom, Sega Megadrive and more.

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And do check out Capcom Pro Tour Asia Series: Finals happening at the GameStart. Tomoaki Ayano (Street Fighter Producer) and Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter Executive Producer) will be making a guest appearance at the competition.

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GameStart is designed to appeal to everyone from hardcore gamers to casual gamers to cosplay enthusiasts. If you love gaming, do check out GameStart 2014. I’ll leave you with few more photos that I’ve taken on day 1.

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GameStart 2014
Date: 25 & 26 October 2014
Time: 12pm – 9pm (Sat), 11am – 9pm (Sun)
Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre Hall 403
Tickets: $8.50 for 1 day pass and $15 for 2 day pass

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Plaza Singapura celebrates 40th anniversary with Flavours of the World

Plaza Singapura is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an inaugural epicurean event, Flavours of the World, held in partnership with Cold Storage. The event will be at the mall’s Main Atrium on Level 1 from 22 October to 2 November 2014.

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Flavours of the World will feature an oyster bar, exquisite meat carving stations, an extensive selection of beers, ciders and wines, as well as the exclusive launches of new-to-market food and beverage (F&B) brands and products. Wine connoisseurs can look forward to sampling new and exclusive labels such as Terra Vega from the award-winning Chilean wine producer Luis Felipe Edwards, while beer lovers can anticipate the arrival of the limited edition and highly sought-after Rekorderlig Winter Brew, which is making its first appearance in Singapore at the event.

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Hoegaarden Rosée, an original raspberry-flavoured Hoegaarden white beer, will be available on tap. If you love Hoegaarden like me, you’ll love Hoegaarden Rosée.

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Flavours of the World is happening at Plaza Singapura Main Atrium from now till 2 November. Do check it out.

Starbucks Toffeenut Latte is back!!!

You know Christmas is coming when you start seeing the iconic red cups at your local Starbucks. YES PEOPLE! Toffeenut Latte is back!!!

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Toffeenut Latte, together with Peppermint Mocha and Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha will be available from 23 October 2014 to 5 January 2015.

Starbucks will also be introducing a new holiday beverage. My Starbucks Rewards card members will be the first to try the new beverage on 24 November, before the launch on 25 November to all customers. Hmmm…. I wonder what will it be.