The ITSHOW 2020 will be postponed to a later date due to the current Novel Coronavirus situation in Singapore. With the DORSCON level raised to Orange, the Ministry of Health is advising event organisers to cancel or defer non-essential large-scale events.

Originally slated for 12 – 15 March 2020, the ITSHOW is one of the 4 major tech show in Singapore. The next major tech show will be The PC Show which is expected to be held from 21 – 24 May 2020.

I still feel sad to see Pebble closing down. I was 1 of the Kickstarter supporters for the first Pebble watch. But it looks like the market is too competitive and its hard for a startup like Pebble to compete with the bigger brands out there.
For those who still have faith in Pebble, the local Pebble distributor is having a final clearance sale now. Go check it out.

PS: Warranty will be limited for this Pebble Clearance sale

The 3 telcos in Singapore will be shutting down the 2G network starting from today. No, this is not an April Fool’s joke. It’s real.
This mean that beginning today your old 2G phones cannot be used anymore. Phones like your Nokia 3310, Ericsson T10, Motorola StarTAC etc.
But most people won’t be affected. However, there might be some senior citizens who are still holding on to old 2G phones and didn’t know about this 2G network shutdown. So if you know anyone, do help them switch to a 3G or 4G phone.
Oh ya, and those going for reservist can no longer use their good old Nokia or Ericsson phone now. Goodbye my Nokia 8250. (Not that I still need to go back reservist anymore)
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I was initially very excited when GoPro announced the Karma drone. It was compact and rather portable. Together with the new GoPro Hero 5 and gimbal, the entire Karma system sounds like a perfect solution for anyone interested in getting their first drone.
Then 1 week after the announcement, DJI announced the Mavic. A drone that is much more compact than the Karma. Not only that, it cost slightly cheaper and comes with more sensor.
And to make things worse, the GoPro issued a recall for all Karma drones just 16 days after launch. It appears that several Karma drones were falling from the sky during mid flight for no reason. Here’s one of the many Karma crashes footage found on YouTube.

Luckily for everyone, there’s no report of injuries yet. If you own a GoPro Karma, please stop flying your drone and return it to GoPro.

In case you haven’t heard, there is a global recall for the Samsung Note7. The Department of Transportation has issued a ban on Galaxy Note7 devices in carry-on and checked baggage on flights. Many other airlines have issued similar ban.
Singapore Galaxy Note7 owners who are traveling by flight and require a courtesy device can obtain one from the Samsung Customer Service Centre at Westgate or the Samsung Experience Store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 (departure/transit lounge).
Beginning 26 October 2016, Singapore Galaxy Note7 owners can visit www.samsung.com/sg/note7exchange to select their preference for exchange or refund, and provide their details for a free home delivery. The free home delivery is offered whether the Galaxy Note7 customer chooses an exchange or a refund.

If you bought your iPhone 6 Plus between September 2014 and January 2015, you might want to take note. Apple has determined that a small percentage of those iPhone 6 Plus devices may take blurry photos due to a failed component in the iSight camera.
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To find out if your iPhone 6 Plus is affected, go to Apple Support page and key in your iPhone serial number. If your iPhone 6 Plus is affected, simply head down to an Apple Authorized Service Provider to have your iSight camera replaced. Remember to backup all your data.
And for the rest of you, this is still not an excuse for the blurry photos you have taken in the past.