Twitter brings K-Pop Fans closer to Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards will take place on 2 December 2015, at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong and the best way to catch the live action is through Twitter. Channel M (@Channel_M_Asia) will use Twitter to provide live broadcast of the Awards highlights on Periscope, backstage videos, celebrity GIFs, to share with fans following #2015MAMA all over the world


Follow @Channel_M_Asia and @MnetMAMA to stay on top of the Mnet Asian Music Awards in real-time. Use #2015MAMA, #loveMAMA, and #lookMAMA hashtags on Twitter to join the conversation with other K-Pop music fans worldwide.

Celebrities expected at the awards include Big Bang, (@ygent_official, @YG_GlobalVIP, @IBGDRGN, @ForvictoRi, @Realtaeyang), CL (@chaelinCL), Girls’ Generation (@GirlsGeneration), Infinite (@Official_IFNT), f(x) (@llama_ajol), JY Park (@followjyp), PSY (@psy_oppa), Uee (@uuuei), Park Shin Hye (@ssinz), Park Ji Yoon( @raellepark), Apink (@Apink_2011) and many more.

Fans will also be able to experience the excitement and glamour of the Awards’ red carpet, as Twitter will set up a Vine360 Booth at the event, which will capture 360-degree views of the K-Pop stars and their celebrity fashion on the red carpet. The exclusive video content will be featured on @MnetMAMA (in Korean/English) and retweeted on @Channel_M_Asia (in Mandarin/English) throughout the red carpet event, which will start at 5pm on 2 December.

Free Starbucks Coffee on 3 Dec 2015 (5 – 7pm)

Starbucks and The Salvation Army will be holding the annual Starbucks Christmas Open House on 3th December 2015 (Thursday), from 5 – 7pm across all Starbucks outlets island-wide.

Donate generously at any Starbucks store in Singapore and enjoy a complimentary tall-sized Christmas beverage. All proceeds collected will go to beneficiaries of The Salvation Army.


Starbucks Christmas Open House
Date: 3 Dec 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 5 – 7pm
Location: All Starbucks stores in Singapore

Turris Omnia: hi-performance & open-source router on Indiegogo

Turris Omnia is a powerful open source router currently seeking crowd funding on Indiegogo.


The 1.6GHz dual core ARM CPU router runs on free Operating System based on OpenWrt. There’s a lot of things that the Turris Omnia can do. There is a built in virtual server which you can use for your software without risk to the main system. It can also be turn into a backup server and NAS. And if connections is very important for you, you can insert a SIM card so that you are always connected.


And since your router is always on, the Turris Omnia consume very little energy. The board itself consumes around 5-6 W. Board with wifi cards should be below 8 W.

The Turris Omnia is now on Indiegogo. Pledge US$99 for the board only without cover or US$189 for the full router with WIFI and casing.

One Piece Run Singapore 2016

Calling all One Piece fans! The inaugural One Piece Run 2016 is happening on 6 March 2016.

Taking after the popular Japanese manga and anime series One Piece, One Piece Run 2016 is the first anime themed fun run. Featuring key episodes, the run allows runners to enter the world of Luffy as they embark on an exciting journey in search of the ultimate treasure “One Piece” to become the next Pirate King.


Along the race route, there will be three checkpoints which are created based on One Piece’s storyline. Participants can enjoy the interactive experiences and photo taking opportunities while completing the fun run.

Participants can immerse themselves in the world of One Piece by taking part in the 5KM fun run as well as the activities at the Race Village.

Participants are entitled to an exclusive event top, an exclusive drawstring bag, runner’s bib, unique finisher collectible and many more. Early bird registration starts now to 31 December 2015. Register now to enjoy the early bird rate of $62 (retail price $68).

Visitors to the Anime Festival Asia this weekend can register at the One Piece Run booth and get a free One Piece collectible, while stocks last.

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR, the first consumer version of the Gear VR device will be available in Singapore from 28 November 2015. Powered by Oculus technology, this new headset is fully optimised and compatible with more Samsung Galaxy smartphones than the previous Innovator Edition.


The Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy Note 5 4G+, Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+, Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ and Galaxy S6 4G+. The Gear VR leverages the smartphone’s SUPER AMOLED display to provide the amazing virtual reality experience. It is 19% lighter than its predecessor and uses a new foam cushioning that makes the device more comfortable to wear. It features an improved cross-shaped touchpad which provides users with greater ease of control while enjoying the extensive selection of film, gaming, 360-degree video and experiential content available on the Samsung Gear VR.


The Samsung Gear VR in Frost White will be available from 28 November 2015 at a recommended retail price of $148 at SITEX, local telcos, major consumer electronics stores and Samsung Experience Stores.