Great news internet addicts! Google has teamed up with Starhub to offer Google Wifi in the little red dot, and the new units have been rolling out across Singapore over the past few weeks. I’ve been using a pack of three Google Wifi units throughout my home over the past few weeks, and the results have been pretty interesting.
Although the HTC has produced mediocre phones over the past few years, they’ve knocked it out of the park with their flagship U11. This rivals the iPhone 8 – if you’re torn between Apple and Android, just get this. It’s got top of the line specs, a beautiful body, fantastic audio, great camera and a very nice form factor.
The programmable ‘edge sense’ squeeze function is extremely useful and better implemented than Samsung’s Bixby-only button. I hate that there’s no headphone jack and the body’s a super fingerprint magnet – battery life is so-so too. Still, i’d say that the HTC U11 performs better than 95% of the Android phones out there. It isn’t revolutionary like the S8, but it’s a wonderful incremental step. HTC sticks to a tried and true form factor and what works.
The Moto Z2 Play’s modular system is awesome – you can attach batteries, wireless charging covers – even a camera with 10x optical zoom. It’s a midranger and doesn’t perform as great as the HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8, but get this – the Moto Z2 Play’s battery life is SICK. The best we’ve seen. Lasts one and a half days or so with 8-10 hours of screen-on time. I left this with the battery mod on and got it to run Netflix with sound for 24 hours. S$799 for the phone, expect to spend about S$100 to S$200 for each mod. Not cheap, but definitely innovative and unique. Stay tuned for our in-depth review!
comics at a convention. But because I’m me, the things that held the majority of my attention there were not the toys, not the comics but the games!
Epson L6170 L-series Integrated Ink Tank Printer
Epson has just launched its new A4 duplex integrated ink tank printer – a new line of L-series printers which offer one of the lowest printing costs in the market. These printers are fantastic for businesses who print a ton of pages on a daily basis as each complete set of 4 ink bottles yields 7,500 black and white pages and 6,000 colour pages, meaning lower printing and operating costs for businesses.
Good News for Data-Hungry Users – on 30th August 2017, M1 and StarHub announced their unlimited data plans.
Lots of people think that Singaporean businesses place a lot of emphasis on financials, overheads, efficiency and profitability – and that design, packaging and creativity are often an afterthought. However, there seems to be more than meets the eye. I’m sure you know of Adobe – the makers of Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and other incredible design tools. Did you know that they work in the Digital Marketing space too?
They’ve recently gathered some very interesting research which shows that creativity and design are actually the key components to delivering a great experience to customers. Check out the best bits of their Creative Pulse research report below!
If you’ve been following internet trends in Singapore, you’ll be familiar with the idea of mesh Wifi routers – a new kind of router system that uses multiple Wifi hubs throughout the house instead of a single one. Well, Google has just announced today (Aug 30) that they will be bringing in Google Wifi, their mesh router system, to Singapore as part of a partnership with Starhub.
Samsung has just taken off the wraps on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – the next iteration of the successful Note stylus-phablet series. Can the company regain the hearts and minds of Note Fans and smartphone enthusiasts alike after the unfortunate explosive demise of the Note 7 last year? Let’s find out.
Didn’t get tickets to this year’s National Day Parade? Fret not – this year’s National Day Parade (NDP 2017) will be livestreamed in 360° VR at full 4K resolution via YouTube! You’ll be able to join the audience in singing our beloved national day songs and watch the performers strut their stuff close up, right from the comfort of your home. If things get a little boring, you can switch between three cameras angles, covering the promenade, platform stage, and seating gallery at The Marina Bay Floating Platform. Sounds cool? Well, it gets even cooler.