Archive for January 2016

Singapore Motorshow 2016

The Singapore Motorshow is back for the second year from 14 to 17 January 2016. The 2016 edition will see 24 car brands making a return to the show on Level 4 of Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, and a dedicated area for car accessories on Level 3.

One of the highlights is the stunt driving performance by Russ Swift. Brought in by Subaru, Russ Swift will be putting on driving exhibitions. Remember to collect ticket for the performance one hour before each show at level 4 “Stunt Performance (Ticket Collection)” Counter.

Borneo Motors Singapore will also be unveiling the 4th generation Toyota Prius at The Singapore Motorshow 2016.

Ticket pricing for Singapore Motorshow 2016 remain the same at $6 per entry. There will also be a limited amount of special preview tickets available at $10 per entry. The special preview tickets will allow visitors to enter the show at 1pm on 14 January instead of 5pm on the same day when it is open to the public. Tickets will be available for sale onsite.

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Nikon KeyMission 360 wearable action camera

It’s CES and Nikon just announced a interesting product, the Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera. It’s a 360 degree action camera that records video in 4K UHD.

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This is a smart move by Nikon. After all, the Action Cam market is already dominated by GoPro. In order to differentiate themselves, they release an Action Cam that does 360 degrees. With Facebook and YouTube supporting 360 video, sharing these videos should be pretty easy.

Check out the sample video on YouTube.

The KeyMission 360 has 2 image sensor and lens on both side of the camera. It is also waterproof up to 30 meters without the need for a separate housing. An electronic vibration reduction mechanism which can be enabled via application during playback can be used for reducing camera shake.

The KeyMission 360 along with a variety of dedicated accessories will be released in Spring 2016. Pricing will be made available at a later date. Can’t wait for this to hit the market.

Netflix is now available worldwide – Including Singapore

Netflix is now available worldwide (almost). Unless you are from China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria, you should be able to sign up with Netflix now. The company announced last night during the CES Keynote that Netflix will be available to consumers around the world – from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo. Yes, Netflix is finally in Singapore.

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The basic tier Netflix plans in Singapore is S$10.98 a month. This include streaming to 1 device in standard definition quality. Standard tier plan is S$13.98 and include streaming to 2 devices at high definition quality. Premium tier plan includes streaming to 4 devices at ultra high definition quality.

Interstingly, the prices are slightly lower than the US rates after currency conversation. To subscribe, simply sign up at Netflix website now.

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse

Logitech just announced an update to Logitech G502 Proteus Core. The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse retains the world’s best DPI sensor, advanced surface and weight tuning while adding RGB customizable lighting to match your style and environment. With 16.8 million colours, the G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse bring your mouse to life with breathing light patterns.

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The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse has 11 programmable buttons for your customisation. Set up one-button triggers, put push-to-talk in easier reach, temporarily down-shift DPI for sniping, or reassign any command or macro to one of the 11 programmable buttons.

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The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum features a powerful and accurate optical sensor, the PMW3366, for maximum performance and tracking accuracy. It also features a huge DPI range of 200 to 12,000 with zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering, and zero pixel rounding. For optimal performance, calibrate the sensor against a gaming surface’s physical and reflective characteristics. Surface tuning optimizes the sensor dynamic range to match the properties of the mouse surface, which results in maximum high-speed performance and lower lift-off distance.

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The overall weight, as well as the center of balance of the mouse, can be customized based on the placement and number of a series of small weights. You can add up to five 3.6g weights for personalized mass and balance.

The G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse is now available in Singapore at S$129. Comes with 3-year limited hardware warranty.

Windows 10 now active on more than 200 million devices

It seems like 2015 was a great year for Microsoft. In less than 6 months, Windows 10 is now active on over 200 million devices around the world.

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According to Microsoft, Windows 10 has the fastest growth trajectory of any version of Windows.

Recently Microsoft reached another milestone, noting people have spent over 11 billion hours on Windows 10 in December alone, spending more time on Windows than ever before. Additionally, over 44.5 billion minutes had been spent on Microsoft Edge just in December alone and gamers have spent 4 billion hours playing PC games on Windows 10 in 2015.

A major investment in Windows 10 is delivering one platform that enables developers to reach the breadth of Windows 10 devices – across PC, tablet, phone, and more – with a single app and a single Windows Store. The new Windows Store has now seen 3 billion visits, and more universal apps are now available for Windows 10, including Netflix, Pandora, Shazam, TuneIn Radio, Twitter, Uber and many more. Top developers are also releasing new games to the Windows Store including Minecraft: Story Mode – a Telltale Game Series and World of Tanks Blitz, with more new titles coming in early 2016, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider.