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LG Rolly Keyboard

LG just announced a beautiful and elegant portable Keyboard. LG’s Rolly Keyboard folds up along the four rows to create an easy-to-carry stick.

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The LG Rolly Keyboard has a 17mm key pitch which is nearly as generous as the 18mm key pitch found on most desktop keyboards. The impact-resistant and durable polycarbonate and ABS plastic gives the keyboard a satisfying tactile feedback.

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Unfolding the Rolly Keyboard will power on the device and enable auto pairing to easily connect 2 different device at the same time via Bluetooth 3.0. Just press a shortcut key to toggle between the 2 devices. Rolling the Rolly Keyboard up will automatically power off the device. A single AAA battery powers the keyboard for up to three months of average use.

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The Rolly Keyboard will be launched in the US in September. No pricing available yet.

Create your own Rainworks street art

Remember the street art that only shows up when it rains? Rainworks is a message or image on sidewalks all over Seattle that stays hidden when dry and only shows up with the surface is wet.

It is done using a superhydrophobic coating which makes surfaces repel water. Pretty cool stuff.

And here’s the interesting part. The creator of Rainworks is now on Kickstarter to seek funding to manufacture the Rainworks Invisible Spray. Yes. You can now create your own Rainworks in your own city.

The spray is eco-friendly and biodegradable and generally last 2-4 months. You can even remove it with cleaning product and a little bit of scrubbing.

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To get the Rainworks Invisible Spray, simply pledge US$25 or more on Kickstarter.

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Look forward to seeing your street art on the Rainworks map.

Team Superman wins DC Justice League Run 2015

It’s official. Team Superman emerged the winner of the inaugural DC Justice League Run 2015 held today morning at Sentosa. More than 5000 runners turned up sporting the colours and gears in support of their favourite superheroes: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash.

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In a bid to determine the fastest of the Justice League, sides were taken as participants ran 5 KM to represent their respective superheroes, all but to bring honour and glory to the team. Team Flash supported the fastest superhero of the league, or so they believed; Team Wonder Woman was all about girl power in their allegiance to the Amazonia Princess, Team Batman was outspoken in their support for the Dark Knight, and Team Green Lantern believed in the peacekeeper of the intergalactic Lantern Corps.

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With an average finisher nett time of 31 mins 10 secs, Team Superman settled the age-old debate by proving that the Last Son of Krypton is indeed worthy of the title.

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Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon just announced the successor to their popular EF35mm f/1.4L USM which was release in 1998.

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The Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is the first model to use Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics), an optical element capable of achieving a new level of sharpness by reducing chromatic aberration when combined with concave and convex lenses. This enables the lens to render superb image quality and performance, making full use of the brightness of a large aperture.

BR optics is capable of correcting chromatic aberration, thus significantly reducing colour fringing, a common occurrence found in large-diameter lenses. In addition to BR optics, the lens is made up of two aspherical lenses and a UD lens, which helps it achieve high image quality across the entire image frame from edge-to-edge.

The newly designed 9-blade circular aperture is able to produce more attractive bokeh effects. 35mm is a great focal length for both Full Frame and APS-C cropped frame.

The new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is expected to be available in Singapore from mid-October 2015. Singapore pricing is not available yet.

Singapore General Election is coming

In case you haven’t seen the local news, Singapore’s 12th Parliament has been dissolved. Which means Bo Zheng Hu Lor! (No Government)

Nomination date is set on 1 September and Polling date is on 11 September. Cooling Day is on 10 September. Since September 11 falls on a Friday, it will be a public holiday.

Do note that voting is compulsory for all eligible Singapore citizens. You must go to your allocated polling station on Polling Day to cast your vote. If you do not vote in the election, your name will be removed from the register of electors and you will not be allowed to vote in subsequent presidential or parliamentary election. You will also be disqualified from being a candidate at any subsequent presidential or parliamentary election.

You can submit an application to the Registration Officer with an explanation as to why you did not vote to restore your name in the register of electors. A fee of S$50 will be imposed if you do not have a valid or sufficient reason for not voting.

Some of the valid reasons are:
– working overseas (including being on a business trip) at the time of the poll;
– studying overseas at the time of the poll;
– living with your spouse who is working or studying overseas;
– overseas vacation; and
– illness, or delivering a baby.

So remember to vote on 11 September unless you have a valid reason.

Oh by the way. The Returning Officer for the General Election is Mr Ng Wai Choong. No more Mr Yam Ah Mee.