Archive for March 2014

SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC memory card

microSD card format came a long way. Launched in 2004, the original microSD card only has 128MB storage space. It is hard to image how SanDisk managed to squeeze 128GB storage space into a microSDXC memory card. But they did.

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To enable 128GB of storage on a removable microSD card, SanDisk developed an innovative proprietary technique that allows for 16 memory die to be vertically stacked, each shaved to be thinner than a strand of hair.

The SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC memory card is great for Android smartphones and GoPro camera.

The 128GB Ultra microSDXC is now available in Singapore at S$199.

Shell Peel and Win

The highly anticipated Shell “tissue box promotion” is back. From 3rd March to 27th April 2014, drivers will receive a free Shell tissue box by simply spending a minimum of $50 on Shell fuels and presenting their Shell Escape Card. Non-Escape members can sign up at any Shell station.

Simply peal and win attractive prizes such as $5 Shell Fuel Vouchers, $2 off Meiji milk, $1 off JWEL ice cream, and 1-for-1 7-Eleven Distilled Water. 10 lucky winners will also stand to walk away with the grand prize of a year’s supply of Shell fuels worth $5,000 each, by collecting 4 tabs that make up the figure ‘5-0-0-0’.

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For more info, visit Shell website.

Creative extends IT Show offer for Sound Blaster Roar till 10 March

In case you didn’t hear about it, the Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20 was selling like hotcakes during the recent IT Show. Going at a promo price of $199, the Sound Blaster Roar was sold out everyday by mid afternoon. Creative said that 1 Sound Blaster Roar was sold every minute.

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I managed to try out the Sound Blaster Roar at the crowded Creative IT Show booth last weekend and I’m impressed by the sound quality. Don’t take my words for it. Go to the stores and try it yourself. This might be Creative’s comeback.

The original retail price for the Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20 is S$338. Creative is selling it at a special promo price of S$199 during the IT Show and will be extending this pricing till 10 March 2014 on their online store.

Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie broke Twitter records

Ellen Degeneres was right when she said this is going to be the most retweeted in history. The Oscars host tweeted a selfie photo with a group of celebrities and it was retweeted more than 1 million times within an hour.

The selfie include celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, DeGeneres, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie.

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The Tweet has received more than 3 million retweets so far, beating Obama’s 2012 “Four more years” tweet as the most retweeted tweet of all time.

Twitter went down for a brief moment during the Oscars due to that tweet. That’s the power of Ellen DeGeneres.

And in case you are wondering, the selfie was taken using a Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and it is a product placement. But I guess neither Samsung nor Ellen knew it would become the most retweeted tweet of all time. In fact, Samsung has gotten so much exposure at the Oscars that they are donating $3 million to charity. Ellen will divide up the money between St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Humane Society of the United States. Cool!

Twitter triggers reset of user passwords by mistake

Some of you might have received email from Twitter saying that your passwords had been reset due to a possible security issue with a third-party Web site or service. Well, here’s the good news and bad news.

Good news is that the password reset was triggered unintentionally. Your account is safe. Twitter released a 140 characters statement explaining what happen.

We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error. We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience.

Bad news is that you have to change your Twitter password no matter what. Oh well, things could be worse.

As a safety measure, I always recommend people not to click on the link in the email. Instead, type twitter.com on your web browser and change your password. Make sure you are on the real Twitter page when you are changing your password.