Archive for the Tech Category

Carousell launches Smart Listings

Carousell just launched a new feature call Smart Listings. Using artificial intelligence, Smart Listings will help you suggest category based on the photo you have snapped.

Smart Listing process also prompt seller for key details necessary for the item they are selling. No longer will a user have to feel uncertain about which details to include when listing in a new category. The description box is still available for sellers to add further details and stories, but the key details can be entered via the new Smart Listing process.

Together with Smart Listings is Smart Filters which takes advantage of additional filtering criteria to help buyers discover relevant. If you were browsing for a dress to wear to a party, you could filter the women’s fashion category to view only tops in your size.

Carousell now has over 95 million listings worldwide.

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2017

The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2017 is happening this weekend at Marina Bay Sands. Happening between 9 and 10 September, STGCC promises an entertaining weekend of pop culture and comic wonderland for both fun-loving families and passionate gamers, featuring the best of local and international toys, games, comics, anime and collectibles, topped with an exciting line-up of guests and personalities.

On top of the usual line-up of activities, STGCC will also be introducing new zones such as Star Wars: Experience the Force @ STGCC to get fans excited about the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Explore an entire zone specially dedicated to Star Wars at STGCC, where fans will be offered the chance to get up close and personal with fan-built vehicle replicas, games, releases and collectibles. Be transported to a galaxy far, far away and check out the half-scaled replica of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, a fan-built film replica of the interior of the Millennium Falcon and a fan-built Rey’s Speeder autographed film director by J.J. Abrams.

For the first time ever, STGCC is hosting the Good Game Experience (GGXP)​, offering gaming fans an exhilarating programme of entertainment and tournaments. Taking up an entire exhibition hall, GGXP features a host of local and regional game publishers – supporting and celebrating their love for games, and honouring outstanding Indie Game Developers through the Good Game Awards (GGA) 2017​.

The convention will be headlined by renowned illustrator and animator Hiro Kanzaki​ (JP)​, making STGCC his first ever convention outside Japan. Other international star attendees include beloved cosplay stars Iori Moe​ (JP)​ and Siu Tao (HK), ​returning fan favourites such as Marvel comic book artist, Adi Granov​ (US),​ rising star and DC Comics artist, Mirka Andolfo​ (IT)​, and American comic book writer and artist David Mack​ (US). Hailing from our home ground, 6 Eisner Award Nominee Sonny Liew​ (SG)​ will also be making an appearance at STGCC.

Visit STGCC website for more info.

Canon PhotoMarathon 2017

The region’s largest, annual photo competition is back. This year, Canon PhotoMarathon is expending to China mainland. In total, more than 22,000 photo enthusiasts from different communities are expected to showcase their photo masterpieces.

Apart from attractive category prizes, all the Best of Show winners from each competition will win an exclusive spot in the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship held in 2018, which is valued at more than US$5,000. The Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship will see these winners from across Asia converge on an all-expenses paid trip (destination to be advised next year) that promises awe-inspiring scenery for any photography buff. Apart from the chance to explore various facets of photography under the tutelage of a professional photographer, the event will also involve further theme challenges which be a test of mettle to select the champion among winners.

The Singapore leg of Canon PhotoMarathon is happening on 23 September. For the first time ever, Canon will be issuing a finisher medal pin to participants who have completed all three themes.

Registration for Canon PhotoMarathon is still open. What are you waiting for?

PS: 23 September also happen to be Polling Day for the Presidential Elections. If there are more than one eligible candidate for the election, the PhotoMarathon will start 3 hours later than original timing. Visit Canon Singapore Facebook page for more info.

Amazon is launching in Singapore soon

It seems like the wait is coming to an end soon. A couple of Singapore Instagramers have started posting what seems to be a sponsored post by Amazon.

While they didn’t say it’s from Amazon, the iconic arrow should be sufficient hint. We’ve been hearing rumours that Amazon has been acquiring assets such as refrigerated trucks and hiring in Singapore since late last year. Amazon will most likely be launching its Prime delivery service and AmazonFresh grocery services first in Singapore.

So #DontSayBoJio. Amazon is launching in Singapore soon. Stay tuned!

Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again is now the most viewed video on YouTube

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa is now the most viewed video on YouTube.

The Furious 7 soundtrack overtook PSY’s Gangnam Style which has been holding on to the title for the most viewed video on YouTube since November 2012.