The following articles were authored by dk

Chingay 2016

Chingay 2016 will be happening on 19 and 20 February at the F1 Pit building. More than 8,000 colourful multi-cultural performers will take part in this year’s Chingay. The theme for this year’s Chingay is “Lights of Legacy, Brighter Singapore”. As the theme suggest, this will be the brightest ever Chingay with the biggest full scale illuminated show.

Besides local performers, there are also more than 800 foreign performers from China, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan.

I managed to catch the Chingay 2015 few weeks ago during their rehearsal / NE Show. Here are some of the highlights you can expect from this year’s Chingay.

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Lenovo opens new customer service center at Paya Lebar

Lenovo Singapore is opening another customer service centre at Paya Lebar to better serve its customers. The new service hub is an addition to Lenovo’s current center at Kaki Bukit, and will also offer customer care, technical support and post-sale services to all Lenovo customers.

The new customer service centre is at AZ@Paya Lebar, 140 Paya Lebar Road, #01-02 Singapore 409015. Operating hours is Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm excluding public holidays.

The existing Kaki Bukit customer service center will continue operations. Located next to MacPherson MRT Station, I think the new Paya Lebar customer service center is much more accessible compared to Kaki Bukit.

McDonald’s Nanoblock coming to Singapore

McDonald’s Singapore is launching a set of Nanoblock collectables. We don’t know the exact details of the set yet but judging from other countries, the set should include French Fries, McFlurry, Apple Pie, Big Mac, Soft Drink and a Mini McDonald’s restaurant.

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The Nanoblock will be available tomorrow (17 Feb), 12pm at Bugis Junction Atrium (outside Bossini). Available free when you purchase a McDonalds treat. Only 100 sets are available so expect madness.

But don’t worry. According to McDonald’s Singapore Facebook page, the Nanoblock will be available island wide in all McDonald’s restaurant from next week.

Microsoft Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

Microsoft just announced the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller recently.

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Designed in close collaboration with professional gamers, the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller can be fully customised to suit the player’s personal style of gameplay. From trigger sensitivity to button mapping, player can now get pro-level precision from its customisation with an easy-to-use-app.

Player can swap between a variety of metal thumbsticks and D-pads for personalised control and ergonomics. Included in the package are set of 4 paddles, 2 standard thumbsticks, 2 tall thumbsticks, 2 domed thumbsticks, 1 faceted D-pad and 1 standard D-pad.

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The Microsoft Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is now available in Singapore at S$194.90.

Do not set your iPhone or iPad date to 1st January 1970

There is a prank going around on the internet now asking people to change their iPhone or iPad date to 1st January 1970. DO NOT do that. I repeat, do not change your iPhone or iPad date to 1st Jan 1970.

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Your iPhone or iPad will be completely bricked if you change the date back to 1st January 1970. This is a Unix glitch that affects 64-bit iOS devices (Devices newer than iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini 2). The date 1/1/70 has an internal value of zero on a Unix system and somehow the system does not know how to handle it. This causes the device to be completely bricked.

Some people are saying that this will completely wipe out all your data. To unbrick your device, you’ll need to drain the battery completely flat. Not sure how true is it. Hope you don’t need to find out.

And in case you are wondering what happens when you set the date to 1st Jan 1970, someone already did it on YouTube so that you don’t need to.