Archive for September 2015

AIG Launches World First 360º Haka Experience

Fans of the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Team might want to check out this innovative virtual reality Haka 360 Experience app by AIG. As the global sponsor of the All Blacks, AIG hopes this app will bring rugby fans closer to the haka than ever before.

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The Haka 360 Experience can be downloaded for free via the App Store or Google Play and users can immerse themselves in this unique experience anywhere from their mobile phones. For the best experience, view it using Google Cardboard.

To give fans the ultimate viewing experience at home, AIG is giving away more than 1,000 limited edition Haka 360 headsets at their website.

The Haka is a revered Māori dance with origins dating back almost 200 years and was first performed before an international rugby match by the New Zealand native team in 1888. No other international sporting team possesses a pre-match ritual as powerful as the All Blacks Haka, expressing the passion, vigour and identity of Māori culture.

Facebook working on a Dislike button

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that the company is working on a Dislike button. The Dislike button was one of the most requested feature on Facebook but implementing such a button may be tricky and lead to widespread negativity and abuse on the social networking site. That’s why the Dislike button has been a subject of much discussion over the years.

But wait. Don’t click on the Dislike button on this yet. Facebook will not be implementing the Dislike button like what YouTube did. In fact, the social networking site is exploring a way to let users express emotion other than Like. It is not meant as a tool to vote up or vote down a Facebook posting.

The new feature will allow users to express empathy easily. Lets say for example your friend post on Facebook that he met a car accident. It just doesn’t feel right to click on the Like button on situation like this.

Mark Zuckerberg said that the Dislike button is “surprisingly complicated” to create but Facebook will soon begin testing before a wider roll out. Although we still don’t know how it will look like, there are some rumours that it has something to do with a patent filed in 2013.

Will we be using emoji to express empathy? Well…. we will find out soon.

Starbucks Reserve now available at 5 locations in Singapore

If you want to drink Starbucks Reserve coffees in the past, you’ll need to travel all the way to the Starbucks Reserve store in Resorts World Sentosa. Well, not anymore. Starbucks Reserve is now available in Rochester Park, Vivocity Level 1, Capital Tower, Fullerton Waterboat House and Resorts World Sentosa..

Experience rare and exotic coffee flavors through various brewing methods including the Clover Brewing System.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G Titanium Silver and Pearl White

Samsung just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G Titanium Silver and Pearl White will be available in Singapore from 26 September 2015.

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Available in 32GB and 64GB storage options, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G will retail at $1,088 and $1,188 respectively without contract.

Samsung Singapore will be holding a consumer event, the Galaxy Studio at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City from 26 to 27 September 2015. During these two days, attendees will have a chance to experience the full suite of Samsung Galaxy devices in a fun and interactive way, as well as be among the first in Singapore to pre-order and try the Samsung Gear S2.

Reebok Spartan Race Singapore

Voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race, the Spartan Race is coming to Singapore on 15 November 2015. With over 130 events in 17 countries during 2014 alone, Reebok Spartan Race has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

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The race is open to individuals aged 14 and above. Each racer will receive a goodie bag worth $200, including an official Spartan Race quick- dry tank top. On Race Day, all racers will receive the coveted official Spartan Race Finishers tee, race medal, coconut water and a coupon for a free celebratory beer upon crossing the finish line.

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The top 3 fastest male and female Elite racers will win top cash prizes and a phenomenal Spartan Race trophy.

There are three main types of Spartan Races, SPRINT, SUPER and BEAST.

SPRINT is for beginners. The course is 5+ KM and 15+ obstacles. If you fail an obstacle, just do 30 burpees before continuing.

SUPER is 13+ KM and 20+ obstacles. It is often on a tougher terrain.

BEAST is the hardest of the 3 races with 20+ KM and 25+ obstacles.

There is also a Spartan Junior Race for children between the ages of 4 to 13.

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Registration for the Reebok Spartan Race Singapore is now open. For more info, visit Reebok Spartan Race Singapore website or Facebook page.