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iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Top Four Million in First 24 Hours

In a few hours time, local telcos and Apple Authorised Resellers will start selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As usual, the demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply. Apple announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with over four million in the first 24 hours.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on 19 September and in more than 20 additional countries beginning 26 September including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays respectively and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models uses the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of S$988 for the 16GB model, S$1,148 for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for S$1,288.

iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of S$1,148 for the 16GB model, S$1,288 for the 64GB model and S$1,448 for the new 128GB model. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store, SingTel, StarHub, M1 and selected Apple Authorised Resellers.

YG Family 2014 GALAXY Tour in Singapore

The first-ever YG Family Concert in Singapore, YG Family 2014 GALAXY Tour: POWER in Singapore, is happening in Singapore on 13 and 14 September 2014 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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To reward customers, Samsung has organised pre-concert and on-site activities that will allow Samsung customers and fans to get up close and personal with the YG artistes. Fans can visit the Samsung GALAXY Studio Power Station at Singapore Indoor Stadium from 11am on concert days to receive exclusive YG Family memorabilia, while experiencing first-hand the features of the latest Samsung products.

Singapore is the only Southeast Asia stop where the YG family will be touring. Headlined by some of the hottest names in the K-pop industry: BIGBANG, PSY, 2NE1, Epik High, and YG Entertainment’s highly anticipated new boy band, WINNER. Fans can expect solo and group performances as well as collaboration across the YG artiste groups at the concert, which has been hyped up to be the biggest and most powerful Hallyu performance platform of 2014.

Here are some shots from the YG Family 2014 GALAXY Tour: POWER in Singapore press conference.

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Canon celebrates 80th anniversary of the company’s first camera

Canon recently commemorated the 80th anniversary of the birth of Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera, dubbed the Kwanon, which was produced in prototype form in 1934.

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The engineers who created the camera decided to name it after Kwannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, hoping the deity would share her benevolence as they pursued their dream to produce the world’s finest camera. The camera’s lens, called Kasyapa—after Mahakasyapa, a disciple of Buddha—also took its name from Buddhism. Additionally, the top portion of the camera body featured an engraving depicting the thousand-armed Kwannon.

In 1936, two years after the birth of the Kwanon and following much trial and error, Canon launched the Hansa Canon, its first commercial 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera, thus embarking on the Company’s history as a camera manufacturer.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth launching on 24 October 2014

Check out the new gameplay movie for Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is now available for pre-purchase on Steam Store and will be available on 24 October 2014. Pre-purchase now and receive the Exoplanets Map Pack for free.

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Time to start clearing your late October schedules.

1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 now available in Singapore

Good news for the Nikon photographers. The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 now available in Singapore at limited Nikon Authorised Dealers such as Alan Photo, TK Foto, iPhoto and Gope’s Photo.

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The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is the world’s smallest and lightest super-telephoto zoom lens. It is the first 1 NIKKOR lens designed with a focus limit switch, which enables a faster autofocus for capturing fast-moving objects at a distance. Its compact design, coupled with the powerful Vibration Reduction function on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 makes handheld shooting a breeze.

The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 will be retailing at S$1,259.