Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 took place last Sunday.

The crazy me decided to wake up early to take some photos of the event. It was quite convenient because the train service extended their operating hours for the marathon. I decided to catch the first runner somewhere around the 37KM mark where there is an overhead bridge from MBS to GBTB.

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Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara was the first to reach my location. He went on to be the first to cross the finish line in the Elite Men’s Open category at 2 hours 16 minutes and 40 seconds. In the Elite Women’s Open category, Amare Wagnesh of Ethiopia got first place with a time of 2 hours 46 minutes and 53 seconds.

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Mok Ying Ren was the first male Singaporean to cross the finish line at 2 hours 53 minutes and 43 seconds. Rachel See won the Local Women’s Open category with 3 hours 17 minutes and 13 seconds.

Here are some of the photos that I took at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.

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Mi Band available in Singapore from 16 December

Xiaomi’s fitness monitor and sleep tracker, the Mi Band, will be available in Singapore from 16 December 2014.

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The Mi Band tracks motion to count the number of steps you take each day when walking or running. It also monitos your sleep pattern automatically when you keep it on your wrist in bed. The Mi Band works great with your Xiaomi phone like Mi 3 and Redmi Note 4G. It can automatically unlock supported Mi phone’s screen.

The Mi Band is IP67 water and dust resistant and battery last for 30 days.

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Best of all, the Mi Band will be available in Singapore at just S$19.99. Mi Band will go on sale on 16 December 2014. For more info on how to get the Mi Band, visit Xiaomi Singapore Facebook page.

Gangnam style “broke” the YouTube counter

We all know that Psy’s Gangnam Style is the most watched video on YouTube. Gangnam style was the first YouTube video to hit 1 billion views in December 2012 and reaches 2 billion views in June this year.

Well, something interesting happened last week. The Gangnam style video “broke” the YouTube view counter. The counter was originally a 32 bit integer. Which means it can count up to 2,147,483,647 views. Nobody expects a YouTube video to reach that number of views…… well, that is until Psy gave us Gangnam style.

So to cater for the ever increasing view count, YouTube have upgraded the counter from 32 bit integer to 64 bit integer. This means the YouTube view counter is now capable of reaching 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 views. It might seem enough for us now but hey, you never know when another viral video hit that view count.

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But seriously, who is still watching the Gangnam style video? And how much advertising money is Psy earning from YouTube?

McDonalds One Piece collectibles

OK, I know I’m a bit late here but McDonalds is having the collectibles of the popular Japanese anime, One Piece. Sail towards a great adventure with Luffy and the Straw Hat crew onboard the Thousand Sunny.

One Piece collectibles are available with the purchase of an Extra Value Meal at McDonald’s (excluding KK Hospital, Tampines Kiosk and Shaw Lido) and the McDelivery hotline, 6777 3777. One Piece collectibles are not available via McDelivery® Online and Mobile App ordering.

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Two new designs will be launched weekly from 17 November to 8 December 2014.

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17 November: Zoro and Robin
24 November: Franky and Chopper
1 December: Sanji and Brook
8 December: Luffy, Usopp, Nami and Thousand Sunny paper model ship

Hurry. While stocks last.

PlayStation 20th Anniversary Edition console

Sony just announced the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition, a special edition PS4 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of the original PlayStation (PS) on 3rd December 1994.

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The 20th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 12,300 units worldwide, a number that reflects the launch date of the original PS, and will be available at S$689 in Singapore.

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The limited edition PS4 and included accessories come in “Original Gray” color, all packaged in a special commemorative box. A special arrangement for customers in SE Asia to get this limited console will be announced during the Anime Festival Asia 2014 (AFA) Press Conference which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (4 Dec) at 2:40pm.