Ladies and gentlemen, it is the time of the year to apply for NDP tickets. This year’s NDP will be held at the Padang and will also commemorates the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in Singapore.

There will be 2 preview session on 27 July and 3 Aug.

To ballot for NDP tickets, visit the website or apply at any SAM and AXS station. Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail on 24 June. May the odds be ever in your favor.

On the side note, the application form for this year’s NDP ticket is powered by FormSG from the Open Government Products (OGP) division in GovTech. You can read more about it here.

Put down everything that you are doing now and head over to EA Origin’s website to get The Sims 4 absolutely free!

This is only valid until 28 May 2019, 10am PDT. (Singapore 29 May, 1am) There’s no catch. All you need is a EA Origin account which you can create for free.

Note that this is just the Standard edition. The Deluxe edition cost $56.90.

I usually won’t recommend anyone buying a 17 inch laptop unless they are using it for desktop replacement or save on gym membership. But this is different. The LG gram 17 is the lightest 17 inch laptop currently in the market. How light? Just 1,340 grams.

Yes, the LG gram 17 weighs around the same as a typical 15 inch laptop. (I think some 13 inch laptop might be heavier too) That’s pretty amazing. Not only that, the body is around the same size as a typical 15.6 inch laptop. That means if you are upgrading from a 15.6 inch laptop, you can continue using your laptop bags.

And LG did not sacrifice the ports to make their laptop smaller and lighter. You still get 3 USB ports, 1 Thunderbolt 3 port, 1 HDMI port, 1 3.5mm audio port and a MicroSD card reader. And the battery life is up to 19.5 hours.

The LG gram 17 retails at S$2,799. Besides the 17-inch model, the gram also comes in 15, 14, and 13 inch models.

The Starbucks x stojo collapsible cups are back. Available in matte black and lavender colour, each cup comes with a reusable straw. When collapsed, the 16oz cup stands at 5cm tall and fits easily into your bag.

The Starbucks x stojo collapsible cups will be on sale from 13 May 2019 at S$29.90 each.

Say goodbye to Game Discs. Microsoft just release the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally. No more worries about finding space to keep store your Game Disc or Marie Kondo visiting you.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves.

The Xbox One S All Digital Edition will be launching in Singapore in May 2019 at S$368.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is also great for those who subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass which gives you access to over 100 games. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first three months of Xbox Game Pass membership for just S$1.

New titles are constantly being added to the Game Pass. For the month of May 2019, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can look forward to the following new titles being added:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (May 2)
Wargroove (May 2)
Descenders 1.0 (May 7)
Surviving Mars (May 9)
Tacoma (May 9)
Black Desert (May 9)
For the King (May 10)
The Surge (May 16)
LEGO Batman 3 (May 16)

Razer recently released a Star Wars Stormtrooper edition peripherals. The new collection includes the Razer BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard, the Razer Atheris wireless mouse, and the Razer Goliathus Extended gaming mouse mat.

Donning the iconic stormtrooper design, the Razer BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard and Atheris wireless mouse are built for productivity and performance, tuned for both the office and home environments. The Star Wars-themed Razer Goliathus Extended gaming mouse mat completes the set with a massive surface area for intense work sessions and high-adrenaline gaming.

The BlackWidow Lite comes with Razer Orange Mechanical Switches – designed for gaming, with silent and tactile switches for discreet work. With the inclusion of O-rings and individually-backlit keys (with true white lighting), the keyboard can be customized to be quieter and brighter to suit one’s tastes. The Stormtrooper Edition features a stormtrooper-inspired top plate, a black-and- white braided cable, and an Imperial crest on the escape key. Retail at US$99.99.

The Razer Atheris is a pocket-sized wireless mouse with battery life over 300 hours via 2.4GHz Wireless or Bluetooth connection. The new Stormtrooper Edition carefully integrates the iconic stormtrooper helmet along the ergonomic body of the Atheris mouse. Retail at US$59.99.

The Goliathus gaming mouse mat provides speed and precision with its slick, taut weave optimized for all mouse sensitivities and sensors. The portable mat is designed with an anti-fraying stitched frame and an anti-slip rubber base. The Stormtrooper Edition comes in an iconic stormtrooper design that completes the entire set. Retail at US$34.99.

The new Razer Stormtrooper Edition peripherals will be available starting 3 May 2019 at and select retailers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.