Archive for February 2014

VENDOR satisfaction guaranteed: High Tech Vending Machine in Singapore

Digital vending machines are a common sight in Japan. Besides dispensing snacks and beverages, these vending machines also sell high tech gadgets as well as lifestyle products. Well, the high tech vending machines are here in Singapore.


Called VENDOR satisfaction guaranteed, this high tech vending machine will bring an exclusive and diverse mix of Japanese fashion, cosmetics and lifestyle products to the streets of Singapore.





Some of the products being sold by the vending machine include nail wrap, hair chalk, traditional Japanese handicrafts and earphones.


Introduced by Japanese retail company satisfaction guaranteed, the high-tech machines can be found at The Cathay, Liang Court and 100AM.

Extreme Sailing Series Singapore Day 3

The Formula One of Sailing is back in Singapore. This year, the race organisers brought forward the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series from April to February to ensure the wind conditions were just right for the competition. And they were right. The windy condition delivered one of the most dramatic moments in the eight year history of Extreme Sailing Series.


In winds that were varying from 5 to 23 knots across the racecourse, Team Aberdeen Singapore caught one of the biggest gusts of the day as they came into the finish line struggling to hold off the pace and ploughing into the back of France’s Groupama sailing team. The Safety Team were immediately on site to provide assistance, and all the crews were taken account of. Luckily only one crew from France’s Groupama sailing team suffered minor injuries.

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Redmi sold out within 8 minutes in Singapore

Xiaomi reported that the popular Redmi was sold out within 8 minutes in Singapore. The company did not reveal how many phones were sold during that 8 minutes.


Redmi went on sale today at 12 noon on Xiaomi website. Retailing at S$169 without contract, the budget phone was quickly snapped up. Like all major phone launches, there are some minor hiccups for some customers. Some customers were angry that they couldn’t secure a Redmi online started complaining on the company’s Facebook page. I guess that is pretty common. Other than that, the first Xiaomi phone launch in Singapore is pretty successful.

SingCERT reports more than 80 Singapore websites hacked

The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCert) have issued an alert to more than 80 websites hosting providers after their sites were found to be defaced. The hosting providers were notified yesterday at 11am so that they can investigate and take the necessary actions. It is reported that 3 of the hacked websites belong to the Singapore Reformed Party.

No government sites were among those affected.

SingCERT also urged businesses and individuals to take the necessary precautions to enhance their cyber security, and visit GoSafe Online to seek assistance.

Budget phone Redmi from Xiaomi coming to Singapore

Surprise surprise. Chinese Smartphone maker Xiaomi is coming to Singapore. The first phone to hit our island is the Redmi (aka Hongmi). The quad core, dual SIM Andorid phone will be available in Singapore from 21 February 2014 at S$169 without contract.


Looking at the specs and the pricing, it is no surprise that Xiaomi managed to sell 100,000 units in 4 minutes. Redmi can be purchased at Xiaomi Singapore website from 21 February at 12pm noon onwards.

Xiaomi will be setting up their International headquarters for the global team here in Singapore. So expect to see more Xiaomi phones coming. In fact, the company already announced that the Xiaomi Mi 3 is will be coming to Singapore on 07 March 2014 at S$419. More on that later.