The following articles were authored by dk

Hasbro Toys & Games Warehouse Sale

Hasbro is having a warehouse sale from 14 to 16 April. This is a great chance to get discounted Hasbro toys and games such as NERF, Transformers, Marvel, My Little Pony and many more.

Like all warehouse sale, be prepared for long queues if you are going. Visit Hasbro Facebook page for more info.

Hasbro Toys & Games Warehouse Sale
Date: 14 to 16 April 2017
Time: 11am to 6pm
Venue: 203 Henderson Road, 159549

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Sony MDR-XB950N1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphone

The MDR-XB950N1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones is a great headphone for those who love bass. The headphone delivers powerful enhanced bass wirelessly via Bluetooth with aptX and AAC codec support to ensure maximum signal quality.

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The MDR-XB950N1 comes with Near Field Communications which allows you to pair it easily with other NFC devices. In addition, the XB950N1 feature noise cancelling that adapts to your environment and eliminates ambient sounds.

Listening experience can be easily controlled with the Sony Headphones Connect smartphone applications. The app allows users to fully control the sound levels to emulate different listening experiences such as in an arena, a club, a concert hall and outdoor stage. Users can also adjust the bass level with the CLEAR BASS feature to suit their preferred music preference.

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The build-in rechargeable battery provides up to 22 hours of continuous wireless music playback with noise cancelling. Don’t worry if the batteries is flat. You can still listen to your music via 3.5mm jack with the supplied cable.

The Sony MDR-XB950N1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphone will be available in Singapore this month at S$339. Available in Black and Green colour. If you don’t need noise cancelling feature, check out MDR-XB950B1 which retails at S$269.

Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew now available on tap at United Square

Starbucks Singapore just opened its first Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar at United Square. The immersive coffee bar that brings customers closer to their coffee and Starbucks baristas. The United Square store also debuts the first Nitro Cold Brew on tap in Singapore.

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The Nitro Cold Brew takes the existing Starbucks Cold Brew recipe to the next level, infusing it with nitrogen to unlock the super-smooth, natural sweetness of the coffee. Served from the tap, the Nitro Cold Brew’s velvety and creamy texture is deliciously cold and served unsweetened, without ice, to highlight the flavor the cold-brewing process brings out in the coffee.

I personally prefer the Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream. And remember to take a moment to admire the coffee cascading down the side of the glass.

The United Square store also debuts the state-of-the-art Black Eagle espresso machine.

2G network shutdown in Singapore

The 3 telcos in Singapore will be shutting down the 2G network starting from today. No, this is not an April Fool’s joke. It’s real.

This mean that beginning today your old 2G phones cannot be used anymore. Phones like your Nokia 3310, Ericsson T10, Motorola StarTAC etc.

But most people won’t be affected. However, there might be some senior citizens who are still holding on to old 2G phones and didn’t know about this 2G network shutdown. So if you know anyone, do help them switch to a 3G or 4G phone.

Oh ya, and those going for reservist can no longer use their good old Nokia or Ericsson phone now. Goodbye my Nokia 8250. (Not that I still need to go back reservist anymore)

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Mobike launches in Singapore

Mobike recently announced it is formally launching in Singapore. This is the first time that a Chinese bike-sharing company has launched a full-scale deployment in an international market, and comes less than a year after the first Mobike hit the streets in April 2016.

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Mobike’s launch in Singapore coincides with the government push to support cycling as a viable last-mile transport solution through initiatives such as the “Walk, Cycle, Ride” scheme and the expansion of the city’s 300km Park Connector Network. A local Mobike team is also working with regulators and partners to develop bike-sharing in Singapore. Mobikes will initially be deployed at high demand areas such as MRT stations and university campuses, with a focus on high-density residential areas where commuters will be travelling to and from their homes or offices to nearby transport hubs.

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Every Mobike is equipped with a proprietary “smart lock”, containing GPS technology that connects the bike with Mobike’s Internet of Things platform. This technology enables the company to locate the position of each bike, allowing users to find a bike near them through the app’s built-in mapping function. This also allows Mobike to implement a data-driven approach to operations, using data analysis to distribute their fleet of bikes efficiently around the city to meet user demand. The platform also enables Mobike to monitor the health status of each bike and whether bikes are being parked in appropriate locations, a feature that no other bike-sharing company can offer.

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To celebrate its launch in Singapore, Mobike is running a special promotion over the coming weeks that will enable users to enjoy Mobike for as little as 50 cents. Payment is quick and easy using a debit or credit card. Mobike is also working withother companies such as NETS and SMRT to accept other payment methods in the future.

The Mobike mobile app is now available for download in Singapore iOS and Google Play store.