Archive for March 2013

Air New Zealand Bear Essentials of Safety video by Bear Grylls

After the Hobbit Safety Video, Air New Zealand is back with another safety video, this time starring Bear Grylls.

Leap Motion Controller

The Leap Motion Controller is a small motion sensor that you put on your desk infront of your computer screen to track your hand gestures and motions as you wave your hands in the air.

Leap Motion Controller is able to track individual finger movements to 1/100th of a millimeter. Works on Windows 7 or higher and Mac OS 10.7 or higher. The company will launch their own app store called “Airspace”. Some of the apps that will work with the sensor includes Cut the Rope, Wreck-It Ralph and plug-ins for Autodesk and Corel Painter.

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Leap is now available for pre-orders and will ship in mid May 2013. Cost US$79.99 and Shipping from US to Singapore is US$14.99.

Microsoft Surface RT coming to Singapore

I think the folks at Microsoft Singapore and their PR are tired of me asking them when is the Microsoft Surface coming to Singapore. Yes, I’ve been asking them this question every time I see them. Well, we finally got the answer.

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Microsoft Surface RT will be available in Singapore in the coming months. No exact date or pricing available yet. Also no news about Surface Pro coming to Singapore yet.

I’ve played with the Microsoft Surface RT for a short while. It is a very nice tablet. Great hardware and well build.

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We purposely put the Microsoft Surface on the Microsoft PixelSense. Get the joke?

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And if you are getting the Microsoft Surface, you must get the Type Cover keyboard too.

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Besides Singapore, countries like Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and Taiwan will also be getting Surface RT in the coming months. Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom will be getting the Surface Pro in the coming months.