Archive for October 2011

Canon EOS-1D X

Canon recently launched the Canon EOS-1D X, an integration between the EOS 1D and 1Ds product lines. This integration realizes Canon’s vision of combining shooting speed and image quality into a single form factor.

The best part about the EOS-1D X is the record breaking 12 frames per second continuous shooting speed, making it the fastest full frame DSLR in the world.

Other key features include:
– Dual DIGIC 5+ image processor
– 18.1MP full-frame (35mm) sensor
– Image noise control improved by 2 stops
– Next generation high-density reticular 61-point AF system
– New shutter unit with carbon fibre shutter blades promises 400,000 shutter count
– Advanced EOS Movie features for better compatibility with video production workflows
– Dust-proof and drip-proof magnesium alloy body, with new carrier wave-based dust removal system

Toffeenut Latte is coming back on 27 Oct!

It’s the time of the year again. Toffeenut Latte is coming back to Starbucks on 27 October 2011! Woohoo!

OK, can I start queuing outside Raffles City Starbucks now and be the first customer to get Toffeenut Latte on 27 Oct, 12 midnight? They start selling at 12 midnight at those 24 hours store right?

OK, if I go missing on 27 October, please find me at Starbucks.

2011 Girls’ Generation Tour in Singapore

Girls’ Generation are coming to Singapore!!!! *Fan Boi Scream*

2011 Girls‟ Generation Tour in Singapore to be held 9 Dec 2011 8.00pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium will showcase a 3-hour visual treat of sexily choreographed dance moves, along with a visual play of effects including laser beams, LED screens, trapezes and elevated platforms. It is going to be the most expensive production among all K-Pop concerts held in Singapore with an estimated production value of S$1.8 million.

Due to the massive staging, only 5500 tickets will be available for sale. The best tickets will definitely be the standing mosh pit area where 2000 fans can get the closest to the girls. A special fan service will also be catered for the fans in the mosh pit, provided by Official Drink sponsor F&N.

The 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour in Singapore tickets will be priced at $218 (Terrace/Moshpit) and $168 (Balcony/Partially-restricted).

Members of the public will be able to purchase tickets from 1 Nov 2011 onwards via Sistic online, counter and phone bookings.

There will be a Priority Booking Period between 29 Oct to 31 Oct 2011 exclusively for Samsung mobile/tablet customers and OCBC Credit/Debit card members via Sistic online, phone and counter bookings. Samsung Mobile/Tablet customers will need to flash their devices at any SISTIC counter to purchase tickets. The 1st 250 tickets purchased by Samsung customers will enjoy 5% off ticket price. The 1st 250 tickets purchased by OCBC cardmembers will enjoy 5% off ticket price. All purchases are limited to 6 tickets per transaction to prevent any reselling of tickets.

Welcome to Singapore, YouTube

YouTube, the world’s most popular online video sharing community, has made its official debut in Singapore today. From now on, you can access localized content via YouTube.com.sg

OK, I know you must be scratching your head by now. Singapore have been accessing YouTube since 2005. What is this Singapore YouTube page and why does it matter to you?

The brand new YouTube Singapore site offers a local interface to easily and quickly find videos most relevant to Singaporeans, including expanded content from local and global partners. The site will create a new online space for the national community and give Singaporean creators the opportunity to increase their exposure.

But this is actually not the most exciting part about YouTube Singapore. The most exciting part is that from now on, Singapore content creator can apply for YouTube Partner Program. This program enables content creators in Singapore who make original, high-quality videos on a regular basis to become content partners with YouTube and monetize their work on the site through advertising.

This will most likely encourage more Singaporeans to generate great content for consumption on YouTube. Maybe some people would be able to make a living by just creating videos on YouTube. Who knows, we might have a YouTube superstar soon.

Content creators will be able to apply online for the program at http://www.youtube.com/creators/partner.html.

Welcome to Singapore, YouTube!

RIM Unveils BlackBerry BBX

It is a bad timing for RIM to announce their next generation mobile platform. They had a major outage last week. iPhone 4S is selling like hotcakes. Google just unveiled their new Android Ice Cream Sandwich. And Nokia will be showing off their first Windows Phone 7 phone soon.

But then, sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. And the BlackBerry BBX is really something that RIM needs badly. To put it simply, BBX is the next generation mobile platform from RIM that takes the best of the BlackBerry OS platform and the best of the QNX platform (which is powering the BlackBerry Playbook now) to connect people, devices, content and services.

The BBX platform will include BBX-OS and will support BlackBerry cloud services and development environments for both HTML5 and native developers. BBX will also support applications developed using any of the tools available today for the BlackBerry PlayBook including Native SDK, Adobe AIR/Flash and WebWorks/HTML5, as well as the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps on future BBX-based tablets and smartphones.

BBX will also include the new BlackBerry Cascades UI Framework for advanced graphics. The technology is from a Swedish company called The Astonishing Tribe which RIM acquired in December 2010. Cascades allows developers to easily create visually stunning interfaces with custom layouts, animations, effects and 3D graphics.

Cascades is scheduled to be made available in beta later this fall. Let’s hope the developers make full use of Cascades and give us apps with beautiful user interface.

We don’t have the timeline for BBX yet. We don’t know if existing BlackBerry smartphones and Playbook can be upgraded to the BBX platform when it is available. We also don’t know what new devices will support BBX. But 1 thing for sure, BBX is the future for BlackBerry