Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report 2015

Norton by Symantec just released its findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report 2015 recently. The report sheds light on the truths of online crime and the personal effect it has on consumers. The findings have revealed that 1 in 5 Singaporeans are victims of cybercrime.

7 in 10 Singaporeans believe using public WiFi is riskier than using a public restroom. I’m one of them. In fact I forgotten when was the last time I log in to a public WiFi. I’ve been using my 4G Mifi when I’m outside. It’s much safer than using public WiFi. You never know when another exploit like Fire Sheep might happen.

Check out other findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report 2015.

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To learn more about the real impact of cybercrime and how consumers can protect their digital
information, visit Norton website for more information.

honestbee “World’s Coolest Job” in Niseko, Japan

honestbee, the on-demand grocery concierge and delivery service company based in Singapore, is looking for two candidates to shop and deliver groceries in Japan for a month.

The “World’s Coolest Job” is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in Niseko, Japan from 4 to 31 January 2016 as a trained shopper and delivery bee. The job comes with an attractive salary of US$10,000 plus expenses, training, living cost, transport and exclusive activities.

Land Yourself the World's Coolest Job

To apply for the “World’s Coolest Job”, you need to submit your “resume” via Instagram. Simply follow @honestbeejp on Instagram and upload a 15 seconds video application in English saying why you are the best person for the job. Hashtag #WorldsCoolestJob and make sure your account is public.

The top 10 submissions based on the number of likes will be shortlisted for an interview with a panel of judges comprising honestbee executives. The two winners will be announced on 28 December 2015. For more info, visit the “World’s Coolest Job” website.

So good luck!

Canon EOS M10 coming to Singapore

Fans of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras will be glad to know that Canon’s latest addition to the EOS M range, the EOS M10, will be available in Singapore by end of November.

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The EOS M10 is paired with the new compact EF-M15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that ensures high image quality in every shot. Equipped with a 3 inch tilt-type LCD touchscreen that extends to 180 degrees, the EOS M10 has an intuitive user interface that also enables selfies from varied angles. Photographers also benefit from an enhanced user experience with its Creative Assist editing capabilities and connectivity features.

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Powered by the advanced Canon DIGIC 6, the processor handles images quietly at swift speed and ensures high speed processing with low power consumption. Paired with the 18.0 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution and clarity in images will stand out. Even in dim lighting, the high ISO speed performance from 100 – 12800 on the EOS M10 will capture rich colours and details. The EOS M10 uses an APS-C sized sensor, commonly used in the EOS DSLR range of cameras. The larger sensor size powerfully captures more light during exposure, ensuring higher image quality typically associated with DSLR cameras.

The Canon EOS M10 will be available in Singapore from end November at the following recommended retail price.

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Flip – A thinner British power plug

If you are living in Singapore, UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia or any country using the UK power plug, you will know that it is not the most portable power plug standard in the world. It’s huge and bulky. So even though all our gadgets and devices have become slimmer and more portable, we are still stuck with a big bulky power plug.

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Well, there is a new Kickstarter project that aims to change all these. Flip is a folding UK power plug that reduces the power plug to 1/3 of the size when not using. The folding design also prevent the pin from scratching other devices.

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There are three versions of Flip. A dual USB charger, 4 USB charger and a duo USB charger with 2000mHA power bank.

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The Flip British power plug is now on Kickstarter.

Akamai and Google Collaborate to Establish Direct Interconnects Between Akamai Intelligent Platform and Google Cloud Platform

Akamai recently announced that they will be collaborating with Google Cloud Platform as part of the Google Interconnect Program. Akamai’s participation is designed to reduce hosting and egress costs and improve performance for Akamai customers taking advantage of Google Cloud Platform.

Akamai’s participation as a Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect Provider is intended to ensure that the Google Cloud Platform serves all in region traffic destined for the Akamai Intelligent Platform via Akamai regions. Customers are expected to benefit from performance improvements and save up to 66 percent on Google Cloud Platform egress costs.