Archive for August 2013

New conversation view on Twitter

Twitter recently rolled out new conversation view on Twitter.com and the official Twitter App. A blue line now indicates conversation between people.

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OK, those who aren’t using Twitter.com or the official Twitter app on their smartphone won’t notice or bother about this. After all, a lot of 3rd party apps out there already have methods to make viewing conversation within Twitter easy. This move seems like a catch up for Twitter. Will this make people switch over to Twitter.com and the official Twitter app?

I’ve always been using Twitter.com and the official Twitter app. Yes, a lot of people are surprised by that. To me, this new feature doesn’t make much difference. I am used to clicking on the Tweet to see the conversation. This new conversation view only makes it easier to view ongoing conversation. Good to have but doesn’t really change much.

21 Billionaires in Singapore

Singapore may be small, but we do have a lot of Billionaires for a small island. 21 to be exact according to the latest Forbes Singapore rich list.

Robert and Philip Ng from Far East Organization top the list with net wealth of US$10.6 billion.

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Oh hey, Facebook co-founder, Eduardo Saverin, is ranked number 7.

La Sardina Dresses: F(l)ash Mob

Inspired by Melbourne’s “outrageously stylish” Catwalk Fash Mob, Lomography Singapore is organising a fashion flash mob on 31 August 2013, 3pm at Mandarin Gallery.

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Come in your own interpretation inspired by one of the 4 new La Sardina Dresses: Bird of Paradise, Orange Soda, Mod Squad, or Sand and Seafoam. All it takes is a swipe of lipstick or a slick of hair gel to boost your already-dashing style. The best outfit will win a brand new La Sardina DIY and all 4 La Sardina Dresses!

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After the Flash Mob, join street fashion photographer John Tan of StreetPeek on a Street Fashion Lomowalk. Attendance is free.

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For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

La Sardina Dresses: F(l)ash Mob
Date: 31 August 2013
Time: 3pm
Venue: Mandarin Gallery Entrance.

Super Mario Brothers Parkour

Someone just did a real life Super Mario Brothers Parkour. Cool idea. Why didn’t anyone think about this earlier? Hey, Nintendo can even do a Parkour version of Super Mario Brothers and release it on the Wii.

Oh wait. Maybe I know why nobody did that. Cause their hats keep falling off. Haha.

If you love Parkour, check out Assassin’s Creed 3 and Assassin’s Creed 4 Parkour video by DevinSuperTramp, one of my favourite YouTube channel.

Sony to launch a smartphone with G series lens?

Sony recently launched a teaser video for an upcoming smartphohne.

A lot of people are guessing that this is the highly anticipated Xperia Z1 (Codename “Honami”). Like all teaser video, not much information is revealed. But we do know for sure now that the new smartphone will come with a G series lens. This will be the first Sony Smartphone to have a G series lens so expect the photo quality to live up to its name. Rumors say that the camera will be 20 megapixel but who cares about megapixel nowadays?

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We also know that the new smartphone will be waterproof like Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra. Looks like Sony is building a reputation for making waterproof phones. This is actually a good way to differentiate themselves from the competitions.

We will find out more about the new Sony smartphone on 4 September 2013. The expectations has been set quite high this time. Let’s hope Sony doesn’t disappoint.