The following articles were authored by dk

GoPro HERO4 Session

GoPro just announced a new action camera, the GoPro HERO4 Session. It is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the standard HERO4 Black and Silver. The small form factor makes it easy to mount on your helmet or anywhere.

The GoPro HERO4 Session is rugged and waterproof up to 10m by itself so there’s no need for extra waterproof housing. It has a built-in battery that allows the camera to shoot for 2 hours on a single charge.

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The HERO4 Session is able to capture high-resolution 1440p30 and 1080p60 video. You can even do 720p100 video for slow motion playback. Works with the GoPro App and Smart Remote.

Despite its different form factor, the GoPro HERO4 Session still works with all GoPro mounts.

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The GoPro HERO4 Session is available in standard and surf edition. Retail price in Singapore is S$590.

Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2015

The Canon PhotoMarathon is back in Singapore for the 13th year.

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Date: 22 August 2015
Time: 7am
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall C
Registration Fee: (Open / Corporate) $15, (Student) $10

For more info and registration, visit Canon PhotoMarathon website.

Kallang Leisure Park bans entry to all NDP uniformed personnel

This is the kind of thing that makes your blood boil, especially if you have served national service for 2 or 2 1/2 years and spend part of that time doing NDP.

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This sign was posted at the entrance of Kallang Leisure Park yesterday morning (4 July). It was National Day Parade Combined Rehearsal 3 day. Although the parade is held at The Padang this year, the mobile column need to form up at the carpark next to Kallang Leisure Park. Heard form some sources that it was raining in the morning and some NSF went into the mall to seek shelter. The wet uniform and muddy boots might have dirtied the mall, which caused the building management to paste the sign at their entrance.

This kinda stinks. Those guys are serving their nation service. They burnt their weekends for the nation’s birthday celebration. Instead of being nice to them and thanking them for their service, the building management ban them from entering like how some malls ban dogs.

If the soldiers dirtied the floor, get someone to clean it. Or even better, provide water at the entrance of the mall for them to clean their boots before entering. After all, NSF are their biggest group of visitors during NDP rehearsals.

It is disappointing to see the management of Kallang Leisure Park banning NDP uniformed personnel from entering. NSF deserved to be treated better.

Ask Siri “What is zero divided by zero”

Every once in a while, someone will discover an easter egg in Siri when you ask something funny. Instead of giving you a straight answer, Siri decides to be funny and give you a wacky response.

Try asking Siri “What is zero divided by zero”. The expression has no meaning since you can’t divide zero by zero.

Instead of just telling you the expression makes no sense, Siri decided to give you….

“Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.”

Epic answer. Now try asking other numbers divide by zero.

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Singapore to Cease 2G Services from April 2017

The 3 local telcos in Singapore will be ending all 2G services with effect from 1 April 2017. This will apply to 2G voice, messaging and data services. According to IDA, there are 250,000 2G mobile users today. Singapore is not the first country to cease 2G services.

The spectrum currently used for 2G will be reused to provide faster, more advanced 3G and 4G services.

The ending of 2G services here in Singapore means that your old phones like Nokia 3310 and Motorola StarTAC will no longer be functioning after 1 April 2017. NSmen going back for reservist in non-camera phone camps might want to take note of this.

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Disclaimer: These are my own views and not representative of those of my employer.