The following articles were authored by dk

IMDA censored the middle finger scene in Top Gun

Channel 5 was showing Top Gun yesterday evening. I seldom watch TV nowadays but I can’t give this 30 year old classic a miss.

But something seems different. They censored the iconic scene where Tom Cruise was flying inverted and “communicating” with the enemy plane. (AKA showing the middle finger)

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Ok, I know the movie was showing at 7pm and there are kids watching. But censoring away a scene because it contains the middle finger seems a bit extreme. What is wrong with the censorship board? Are they telling us that the middle finger is not suitable for a movie rated PG?

So it is ok to show premarital sex, topless man in locker room and war scene where a couple of fighter jets get shot down. But it is not ok to show someone showing the middle finger? Seriously? No wonder people are watching less TV nowadays. Why bother watching a badly censored movie? Go get the DVD or stream on Netflix instead.

Well, thank you IMDA for ruining a classic movie like Top Gun. This image is for you.

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PS: They censored this scene too.

Food photography tips from Canon Imaging Academy

Singapore Restaurant Week is just around the corner. If you are planning to share all the good food on social media, here are some tips from Canon Imaging Academy to help you take the perfect photo.

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Galaxy Note7 ban from flights

In case you haven’t heard, there is a global recall for the Samsung Note7. The Department of Transportation has issued a ban on Galaxy Note7 devices in carry-on and checked baggage on flights. Many other airlines have issued similar ban.

Singapore Galaxy Note7 owners who are traveling by flight and require a courtesy device can obtain one from the Samsung Customer Service Centre at Westgate or the Samsung Experience Store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 (departure/transit lounge).

Beginning 26 October 2016, Singapore Galaxy Note7 owners can visit www.samsung.com/sg/note7exchange to select their preference for exchange or refund, and provide their details for a free home delivery. The free home delivery is offered whether the Galaxy Note7 customer chooses an exchange or a refund.

Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2016

Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2016 is now open for registration.

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Date: 19 November 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre 401- 402
Registration Fee: $15

For more info and registration, visit Canon PhotoMarathon website.

Gamestart 2016

GameStart is back for the third year this weekend at Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 405 and 406. Expect a weekend of gaming madness, with new activities like an event quest and daily lucky draw, non-stop esports action, cosplay, game art and much more.

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Xbox will be making its first appearance at GameStart 2016. Fans and gamers can visit the Xbox booth to be one of the first in Singapore to try out the highly-anticipated Gears of War 4. With an exclusive behind-closed-doors preview, gamers can look forward to experiencing the Gears of War 4 multiplayer on Xbox One and Windows 10 ahead of the game’s launch on 11 October. Not only can they look forward to playing the game first with their friends, participants will stand a chance to win a copy of Gears of War 4 each day.

Besides Gears of War 4, gamers can also try their hand at some of the hottest Xbox One and Windows 10 games such as the recently-launched Forza Horizon 3 and ReCore, to fan favourites such as NBA2K17, XCOM2, EA SPORTS FIFA17 and special previews of Final Fantasy XV.

Also making its GameStart Asia debut is Southeast Asia Major (SEAM) 2016, one of Asia’s largest fighting game tournaments where international top players like Daigo “The Beast” Umehara come to Singapore to compete. Presented by Sony Interactive Entertainment, visitors can expect fierce competitive action from popular fighting games like Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear: XRD REVELATOR or even brand new titles like King of Fighters XIV or BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Tournament Schedules

PS4 Street Fighter V Asia Amateur Tournament
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/capcomfighters)
7th October 2016, 19:00 till late
8th October 2016, 15:00 till 17:00
9th October 2016, 15:00 till 17:00

Street Fighter V South East Asia Major
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/capcomfighters)
8th October 2016, 10:00am till 22:00
9th October 2016, 10:00am till 22:00

Guilty Gear XRD REVELATOR tournament
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 10:00am till 15:00
9th October 2016, 10:00am till 12:00pm

Tekken 7 – The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 SEA Qualifier
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 10:00 till 22:00
9th October 2016, 13:00am till 15:00

King of Fighters XIV World Championship SEA Qualifier
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 14:00 till 22:00
9th October 2016, 15:00am till 17:00

(All timing in GMT +8)