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  • NewsTwitter Verifed

    Elon Musk Developed System Prioritising His Tweets

    Twitter engineers developed a system with the purpose of providing exclusive promotion to Elon Musk’s tweets. When Biden tweeted that he’s rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles with his wife, the tweet went wild and got almost 29 million views. Meanwhile, Musk tweeted his support for the Eagles too, but only got around 9.1 million views before he got fed up and deleted it. In less than 24 hours, the impact of that meeting was felt…

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  • NewsPlaystation Plus

    PlayStation Plus Added Titles for February

    Playstation just revealed the whole lineup slated for release on February 21 and it’s going to be lit. PlayStation Plus is a monthly subscription service that offers various benefits for PlayStation console users, such as online multiplayer capabilities and a collection of “free” games that are available for as long as the user remains subscribed. The subscription is available in three tiers, including Essential, Extra, and Premium, which allow users to access a selection of…

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    Audiobook Narrators Voices Unknowingly Used to Train AI

    An audiobook narrator from Texas had been concerned that artificial voices produced by algorithms could take away jobs from people like him. His fears were confirmed earlier this month when he and other narrators and authors discovered a provision in contracts between Findaway Voices, a major audiobook distributor, and authors that allowed Apple to use audiobook files for training and models in machine learning. Findaway was bought by Spotify in June of last year, causing…

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  • NewsIE 11 to Edge

    Microsoft Permanently Kills Off Internet Explorer Today

    Microsoft’s process of phasing out Internet Explorer has made it seem like we’ve been hearing about its demise for a long time, but this is because it is being carried out gradually. The next step in this approach involves Microsoft issuing an Edge update that will permanently disable Internet Explorer (IE) on specific versions of Windows 10. The company had previously revealed its plan to release this update in December 2022, initially stating that it…

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  • First LooksSamsung S23 Ultra - Gaming Asphalt

    Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – The Ultimate Android Flagship 2023?

    If you haven’t already read our All You Need To Know post, you can check it out here. Today we have the Samsung S23 Ultra in Lavender on-hand (I prefer the Green – @Samsung please and thank you.) Here’s what we like most about it and why people are rushing to pick them up on Day 1. Feels In The Hand For people with smaller hands, the Samsung S23 Ultra might take a little getting…

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  • News

    TikTok Creators Might Start Charging for Premium Content

    TikTok might have a plan to keep growing: help creators make more cash. According to sources, TikTok is developing a paywall feature that would allow creators to charge $1 (or any amount they choose) for access to a specific video. It’s not entirely clear how it would work, but this would be a way for influencers to make money directly from their most popular content. The social network is also thinking about updating its Creator…

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  • NewsJapanese Delivery Robot

    Japan Allow Autonomous Delivery Robots to Address Labor Shortages

    Japan is giving the green light to self-driving delivery robots to hit the streets to combat labor shortages and rural isolation. With almost 30% of its citizens over 65 and many living in rural areas without easy access to necessities, Japan is facing a tough time. To make things even harder, there are labour shortages in cities and new rules that limit truck driver overtime, making it difficult for businesses to keep up with deliveries.…

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  • NewsReddit Logo

    Reddit Got Hacked – Claims User Data Still Safe

    A phishing incident led to the theft of company data but Reddit claims user data is safe. Reddit recently reported a security incident, in which some company data was compromised. However, the company has reassured users that their personal data was not affected by the breach, as far as they are aware. They have emphasized that they are continuing to investigate the situation to ensure the security of all user data. According to a company…

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  • NewsSuper Mario Bros Commercial 2023

    Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Just Dropped During SuperBowl

    Another new trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie has been released today during the Super Bowl. Check out the fresh twist on the Mario Rap from the ‘Super Mario Bros. Super Show’ – a Live-Action Series that was popular way back in 1989-1991. Here’s the original if you need a refresher or you’re unfamiliar – no judgement. And here’s what dropped earlier today, an animated version of the iconic original. This might be…

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  • NewsOpenAI logo

    AI Chatbots May Not Always Give Accurate Info

    Prabhakar Raghavan, Google’s head of search, has cautioned against relying too heavily on AI chatbots for delivering accurate information. In an interview with the German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag, he stated that these types of AI systems can sometimes produce false but convincing answers, which he referred to as “hallucination.” He went on to say that such an occurrence results in the machine providing a “completely fictitious answer that is nonetheless convincing.” Despite this warning,…

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  • NewsPanerai Razer Pop Up Event

    Razer and Panerai Raise Awareness With Collab Watch 

    The partnership between Panerai and Razer marks a new page in both the world of traditional watchmaking and gaming, as both brands share a common goal – to support Conservation International Asia-Pacific, specifically in the aspect of their vital research on marine species.  With a common passion for ocean conservation, Italian watch maker Panerai and the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers, Razer began a partnership in late 2021 to sponsor non-profit environmental organisation Conservation…

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  • NewsNintendo Game Boy

    Game Boy and GBA Games Now Available on Nintendo Switch

    If you’re a retro gamer and you’re on the Nintendo Switch, you’re gonna want to sit down for this exciting news. So Nintendo just dropped the bomb that a bunch of Game Boy games are coming to the Switch online service. You’re going be able to play games from the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance on the Switch, but there’s a catch for the last one. They spent most of the…

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  • NewsMicrosoft Bing

    New Bing AI Refuses to Write Job Cover Letter

    The advent of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT has sparked discussions about the morality of using such technologies for purposes like job applications and exams. However, Microsoft’s recently launched AI-enhanced Bing search engine appears to incorporate certain safeguards. Microsoft recently announced that it has integrated an AI language model into Bing, claiming that the tool is even “more powerful” than ChatGPT. The tech giant has invested over $11 billion in OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, since…

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  • NewsFitbit Ionic

    Fitbit Recalls 1.7M Smartwatches Over Burn Hazard Concerns

    Fitbit just recalled 1.7 million smartwatches because of a burn risk, as the lithium-ion battery inside can overheat, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. A million of these risky watches were sold in the US, and around 693,000 were sold internationally, according to the commission’s recall statement. People have been reporting that their Fitbit smartwatches have overheated, with 115 reports in the US and 59 internationally. Sadly, two out of 78 US…

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  • NewsNintendo Switch

    Nintendo Switch has outsold the PS4 and Game Boy

    The Nintendo Switch has surpassed both the Game Boy and the PlayStation 4 to become the third highest-selling gaming console in history. According to Nintendo’s earnings report, the console has sold a total of 122.55 million units as of the end of 2022, now ranking behind only the DS and the PlayStation 2 in terms of lifetime sales. Nintendo is facing challenges due to its outdated hardware. Consumers are opting for the latest OLED model,…

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  • NewsBing

    Microsoft’s New Bing and Edge Browser with ChatGPT technology

    Microsoft announces its utilization of conversational AI to develop a novel method of web browsing, allowing users to interact with Bing using a ChatGPT-like experience, posing inquiries and receiving answers in a more natural language format. Microsoft has unveiled a renovated version of its search engine, Bing, which will now be powered by a more advanced AI technology that drives the chatbot, ChatGPT. The company has also launched AI-enhanced features for the Edge browser to…

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  • NewsGoogle AI Bard

    Google unveils its ChatGPT competitor, Bard

    Well the time is now. It looks like Google is jumping on the chatbot train and releasing their own version of ChatGPT, named Bard. The CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced the project in a recent blog post and described it as an “experimental conversational AI service” that will answer questions and have conversations with users. For now, it’s only available to a select group of testers, but it will be available to the public soon. Not…

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  • News

    Hogwarts Legacy Game Revives the Magic of Harry Potter

    Hogwarts Legacy, the most highly-anticipated game of 2023, is nearly here. This new video game is set in the magical school of Hogwarts in the 1800s, around 100 years prior to the events in the Harry Potter books. Players control a fifth-year student at Hogwarts and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover the hidden truth of the Wizarding World. The game features iconic locations like Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and the Forbidden Forest, as well…

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  • NewsAirspeeder Mk3

    Airspeeder’s Flying Race Pods Aim for Olympics

    Australian company Airspeeder, which created the world’s first electric flying racing car, is now aiming to have its electric pods included as a sport in the Olympics. According to a recent report by ABC News, Airspeeder is hoping their flying racing pods can be a demonstration sport at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. Stephen Sidlo, Head of Media at Airspeeder, said that their electric flying pods are the future of transportation and compared it to pod…

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  • NewsAnthropic AI

    Google Invests Nearly $400 Million into Anthropic, ChatGPT’s competitor

    Google just invested a ton of money, around $400 million, into a startup called Anthropic. They’re working on a competitor to ChatGPT, which is made by OpenAI. Neither Google nor Anthropic will say anything about the investment, but they did announce that they’re working together. Anthropic will use Google’s cloud computing services. This is just the latest example of big tech companies teaming up with AI startups. The field of AI technology that can create…

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  • NewsDiscord and Playstation

    PS5 Beta Testers Now Get Discord Voice Chat

    Starting today, beta testers in the US, Canada, Japan, and UK can join Discord voice calls on their PS5 consoles. The integration allows PS5 users to link their accounts and transfer calls to the PS5 through the Discord mobile app. Sony is also introducing support for Variable Refresh Rate at 1440p and eother dashboard improvements. The Discord voice integration on PS5 is similar to how Microsoft introduced Discord support on Xbox. Sony has stated that…

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  • NewsDog and Boy Netflix

    AI-Generated Art in Netflix’s ‘Dog and Boy’ Anime Causes Controversy

    Recently, Netflix unveiled “Dog and Boy,” an animated short film, which it described as an “experimental effort” to address the persistent labor shortage in the anime industry. Netflix Japan explained on Twitter that the background images in the three-minute video were created using image generation technology. Although the short film received positive feedback, it also sparked controversy. The company claims that the project is a “experimental effort” aimed at resolving the shortage of labour in…

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  • NewsMustang White Electric

    Ford Slashes Prices Amidst Tesla’s Price Cut in US

    Ford announced on Monday that it has lowered the price of its electric Mustang in the United States by up to $5,900, following the worldwide price cut by Tesla, as reported by Reuters. We have recently launched attractive and competitive offers for the Mustang Mach-E [electric version], and we can give our European customers short delivery times in most specifications,” Ford reports. Tesla’s recent price cuts for the Model Y and Model 3 are not…

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  • NewsApple Airtag

    AirTag Helps Passenger Track Lost Wallet Despite Airline’s Claim

    Apple’s AirTag has been a lifesaver for many people who have lost items, especially luggage at airports. But this time, a passenger named John Lewis accidentally left his wallet on an American Airlines flight. Despite the airline saying they couldn’t locate the wallet, thanks to AirTag, Lewis was able to track its journey to 35 different cities. John shared the story on his Twitter account, revealing that he had forgotten his wallet on the plane…

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  • News

    Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 – Are You Ready to Share Your Epic?

    Samsung lovers – this is it. The new Galaxy S series will redefine the way you think of a ‘premium experience’. Source: Samsung S23 Series Powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, the Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra are all equipped with groundbreaking mobile gaming experience and a 12MP (Selfie Cam) to allow you to take the best selfies, anytime, anywhere. With next level productivity at its forefront, the most powerful chipset on…

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  • ReviewsMacbook Pro - M2 Pro - Closed 3

    Which MacBook Pro would you need – M2 Pro or M2 Max?

    Your machine is slowing down, and can’t keep up with all the lightning quick tasks you need to navigate on a daily basis. You’re on the hunt for a new laptop. You’re torn. You don’t know which one you’d need. The MacBook Pro with M2 Pro? Or the MacBook Pro with M2 Max? MacBook Pro now comes outfitted with the most stellar performance, out-of-this-world battery life, advanced connectivity, and the best display ever in a…

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  • NewsRishi Shiv Prasanna

    Rishi Shiv Prasanna Is Our Generation’s Albert Einstein

    This young genius from India is blowing everyone’s minds with his talent and imagination. Rishi Shiv Prasanna, an 8-year-old from Bengaluru, just earned a big honor – the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award for Innovations as an Android app developer. And that’s not all. This kid’s got it all – he’s not only an app developer, but also an author and YouTuber. And to top it off, he has an IQ of 180, which…

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  • NewsTwitter Money

    Twitter’s New Payment Platform Plan To Take On Apple Pay and PayPal

    Since Elon took over Twitter, they’ve been trying to boost their income. Now, it looks like Elon is taking Twitter to the next level by making it a payment platform to compete with the likes of Apple Pay and PayPal. Instead of just being a social network, Twitter could soon offer more services. So, back in November, Elon Musk mentioned during a Twitter advertisers meeting that he wanted Twitter to allow users to send money…

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  • NewsE3

    Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo All Skipping E3 2023

    All three kings of console gaming manufacturers looks like they’re skipping E3’s big return. E3 2023 will take place from June 13-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with the last two days open to the public. The event is being organized by the Entertainment Software Association and ReedPop, the company behind other pop culture events like Star Wars Celebration and PAX. E3 2023 was supposed to be a major event for the gaming world,…

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  • News

    ChatGPT Might Replace Google In 2 Years

    Paul Buccheit, the man behind Gmail, thinks ChatGPT has the power to overtake Google in just a couple of years. He says ChatGPT will make search, Google’s most profitable product, irrelevant. Even if Google were to step up their AI game, Paul thinks they couldn’t fully use it without hurting their most valuable part of the business. ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, has been all the rage since it launched in November 2022. It’s a chatbot…

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  • News

    AI Generated Content Is Taking Over And We’re Not Surprised

    Someday, there’s gonna be an app that’s like TikTok but all the content is made by AI. It’ll be generated on the fly to keep people hooked. OK so I grew up on the internet and it’s like one of the biggest things that made me who I am today. I had a computer with internet in my room as a teenager and it gave me access to all kinds of stuff I shouldn’t have…

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  • NewsDonkey Kong in Super Mario Bros Trailer

    New Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Just Dropped – We’re Hyped!

    The upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie has generated a lot of interest, with many people curious about how the actors will portray their characters. The casting of Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Black as Bowser has been well-received, as both actors have shown a talent for comedic roles in the past. However, the voice of Seth Rogen’s Donkey Kong character has not yet been revealed, and it remains to be seen how he will…

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  • News

    Hi-Fi Rush Game Dropped Silently and it’s a Huge Success

    The game Hi-Fi Rush was unexpectedly launched on January 25 and has quickly gained popularity among internet users. Its features of colorful graphics, flashy combat, and a cast of memorable characters make it a standout in the action game genre. The surprise release, with no prior knowledge of its existence, has added to its appeal and success. The lack of a prolonged marketing campaign has contributed to its fresh and exciting nature. The writer acknowledges…

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  • News

    There’s A US$2000 Indie Game on Steam

    A new game called The Hidden and Unknown was released on Steam this week with a ridiculous price tag of US$1,999.90. The game is self-published and deliberately short, lasting less than two hours, which means it can be completed within Steam’s refund policy. The Hidden and Unknown starts with an 8-minute Star Wars-style introduction. Which is totally unskippable. It presents a theory about an imbalance between masculine and feminine energy that is causing infertility in…

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  • Audio

    Apple Homepod and it’s features – and the closest thing you can get to one in Singapore

    The new Apple Homepod has just been announced and it looks like a game-changer in the world of speakers. It boasts spatial sound, which creates an immersive audio experience, and you can even pair two Homepods together for stereo sound. You can also chat with Siri and get answers to your questions, as well as syncing it with your smart home devices. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to snag the new Apple Homepod in Singapore…

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  • News

    Bondee: The Latest Social Media App and Why You Should Be On It

    Bondee is a virtual avatar social app developed by Singapore-based tech firm Metadream. It allows users to interact with each other through a meta-universe environment, with the goal of creating a virtual world where users can “live with their friends.” When using the Bondee app, users can customize their own personal 3D virtual avatar from a variety of options, including hairstyles, clothing and accessories. Users can also create their own virtual space or home, which…

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  • News

    Most Smart Appliances Stay Offline Despite Needing Internet

    The reason why many consumers are not connecting their smart appliances to the internet is that they do not see the value in it. The manufacturers believe that connecting the appliances to the internet can provide them with data and insights about how customers use their products, allowing them to send over-the-air updates and sell relevant replacement parts or subscription services. However, consumers do not see the benefit in spending time to connect their appliances…

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  • NewsRick and Morty

    Adult Swim Not Working With Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty Season 7 Continues

    Adult Swim, the cable network that airs the hit sci-fi comedy show Rick and Morty, has announced that it has ended its association with co-creator Justin Roiland. This comes after allegations of domestic violence against Roiland surfaced earlier this month. Despite Roiland’s departure, the network has confirmed that Rick and Morty will continue with the talented and dedicated crew that is hard at work on Season 7. The show received a 70-episode order back in…

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  • News

    Peter Griffin currently exists as a 1980’s sitcom and you’re not ready for this

    YouTuber Lyrical Realms is using AI to create some wild videos, including music videos with their own lyrics as input for AI image generation models. Recently, they posted fake opening titles for Family Guy, but with a twist. They imagined the show as an ’80s live action family sitcom, complete with huge hairdos. Image from Youtube: Lyrical Realms The video starts with the Family Matters theme song and takes us through the characters, including the…

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    Persona is gaining popularity – it’s time you get on it if you haven’t already

    The Persona series has gained increasing popularity in the West over the last decade. This has led to a growing interest in the series, with Persona 5 being a major video game release and re-releases of older games receiving significant attention. As a result, it is now easy to find people to talk to about Persona 5 and Persona 4, as well as watch videos and read articles about the games. The popularity of these…

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    Amazon To Discontinue One Of It’s Charity Donation Program To Reduce Cost

    Amazon announced that it plans to shut down its charity donation program, AmazonSmile, as part of its broader cost-cutting efforts. The program, which has been in operation since 2013, donates a percentage of eligible purchases on the website to the shopper’s chosen charity organization. Amazon has donated roughly $500 million to charities through the program. The company cited the program’s lack of growth and impact as the reason for its closure. Amazon will instead focus…

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  • News

    Steam Deck Has Come A Long Way Since It’s Release

    The Steam Deck was released in 2022, and a year later in 2023, I would still recommend it to anyone who is interested in it. Valve has made significant progress in the last year with over 100 updates. They have shown that an early access game console can be worth the investment. Valve has also proven skeptics wrong about the capabilities of Linux, as the Steam Deck has been at the top of the Steam…

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  • NewsCircles.Life

    Circles.Life launches 5G in Singapore 

    It’s finally here.  Circles.Life today announced the launch of its 5G SA (Standalone) services in Singapore as part of its commitment to lead the 5G evolution in Singapore, and give power back to the consumer.  5G Speeds, Photo by Circles.Life As one of the first Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) in Singapore to unveil the offering, the launch is a testament to Circles.Life’s mission to continuously push the boundaries of the ever-evolving telecommunications landscape and…

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  • News

    Soldiers Use ‘Cardboard Box Method’ Tactic From Metal Gear Solid To Defeat Military Robot

    Cardboard boxes are versatile and have many uses, from moving possessions to building forts. But did you know that they can also be used to conceal oneself from advanced military robots? This may sound like something from a video game because guess what – it is! A technique used by Solid Snake, in the Metal Gear franchise, where the player can hide from enemies using a cardboard box. This tactic is not just limited to…

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  • News

    Huat Pals: Google Pay 2023 Edition

    Get your hands on in-game goodies, new Huat Pals, and a chance to walk home with one of three attractive prizes – scratch card worth up to $88.88, a Pixel 7 Pro or a pair of Pixel Buds Pro Social game, Huat Pals, returns this Lunar New Year with new characters and in-app activities as Google Pay welcomes the Year of the Rabbit. The third edition of the well-loved game runs from today till 5…

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  • Accessories

    The All-New MacBook Pro – A True Gamechanger

    The new MacBook Pro features up to 6x faster performance compared to the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro, and supports up to 96FB of unified memory for the most demanding pro workflows out there. Source: Apple When Apple announced the new 14″ & 16″ MacBook Pro featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max, I think we all but died a little already dreaming and thinking of how much faster we can work on the mighty MacBook Pro.…

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    Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro

    It’s been years since the last update to Mac mini, and this is one of the highly anticipated releases of recent times. With the new updates to Mac mini, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider getting it. Source: Apple With the M2 chip and the all-new M2 Pro chip that delivers pro-level performance to the Mac mini for the first time, users are now able to run high-performance workflows that were previously virtually impossible…

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  • Accessories

    M2 Pro and M2 Max: Next-Generation Chips for Next-Level Workflows

    It’s only the first month of 2023, and already, Apple is knocking us all off our feet with the jaw-dropping introduction of M2 Pro and M2 Max. Featuring a much more powerful CPU and GPU, up to 96GB of unified memory and industry-leading power efficiency, M2 Pro takes pro performance to the next level for Mac mini for the first time, and alongside M2 Max, ups the ante and capabilities of the 14″ and 16″…

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  • Audio

    Jabra Evolve2 Buds Review: Perfect Work Buds?

    The Jabra Evolve2 Buds are certified for leading virtual meeting platforms, including Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and use the latest technology to reduce disruptive background noise and enable clearer calls.  

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  • Audio

    A Guide to Choosing the Right Turntable for your music needs

    Vinyl records and turntables are all the rage these days, and it may be difficult to choose which turntable to adopt for your house. Fret not, as this guide may be one of the most holistic ones to help you make that decision to satiate all sorts of music fans out there.  Source: Audio-Technica For the Amateurs | AT-LP60XBT (Automatic Wireless Belt-Drive Turntable) The AT-LP60XBT makes it easy to dive into the world of vinyl,…

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  • News

    No One is Buying or Even Renting The ‘Crypto House’

    A four-bedroom, three-bathroom family home is for sale, which is located in proximity to the North Hollywood shopping center and offers access to a plethora of shops, dining and entertainment options. The property has recently undergone renovations and features vaulted ceilings, and an open-floor plan where the kitchen seamlessly flows into the living and dining areas. However, this is no ordinary house, it is being referred to as the CRYPTO HOUSE and has failed to…

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  • NewsTikTok screen on mobile

    TikTok Getting Banned in US?

    Seattle Public Schools has announced a lawsuit against several social media giants, including YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat, claiming that the addictive nature of these platforms has caused financial and operational harm to the district. The district argues that social media addiction has contributed to a mental health crisis among children, and that the school district has had to provide additional resources, such as counseling and mental health services, as a result. The lawsuit…

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  • NewsMacbook Pro 14" and 16"

    Apple may be updating Macbook Pro 14″ And 16″ to M2 Pro and M2 Max chips tomorrow

    It has been reported by multiple sources that Apple will announce new products tomorrow. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has hinted that these may be the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro M2 models that he discussed last fall. These laptops are expected to have the same design as the M1 variants released in late 2021, but would feature the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips with up to 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores…

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  • Newsiphone 14 portless

    Is a Portless iPhone a Horrible Idea?

    The possibility of a portless iPhone has been a topic of speculation for several years. The idea is that the iPhone would not have any ports such as Lightning or USB-C, making it completely wireless. However, the recent legislation from the European Union mandating that Apple use a universal charger for the iPhone by 2024 has brought the topic back into focus. This legislation may impact the company’s future design choices for the iPhone and…

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  • NewsElon Musk

    Who Might Replace Elon Musk as Twitter CEO?

    It is uncertain who would be the next CEO of Twitter, if Elon Musk were to follow through on his statement that he will find a replacement for himself. He has not announced any formal search for a new CEO yet, and given his history of changing his mind and making statements that are not always true, it is possible that he may not follow through with finding a new CEO. Additionally, he has stated…

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  • Newshotpot-ai

    Artists are Suing Companies over ‘AI Art’

    A class action lawsuit has been filed in California against Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt on behalf of artists who have been affected by AI-generated imagery. The plaintiffs, who include Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan, and Karla Ortiz, are seeking compensation for damages caused by the companies and an injunction to prevent future harms. AI-generated imagery is a controversial area in the art world, where artists use algorithms to learn and replicate a specific aesthetic by…

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  • NewsElon Musk

    Twitter considers auctioning unused usernames to increase revenue

    According to a report by The New York Times, Twitter, under its new CEO Elon Musk, is considering auctioning popular usernames on its platform as a way to generate revenue. The idea has been under discussion but has not yet been put into action. Even so, it is worth noting that the idea of auctioning usernames is not new, some other platforms have already implemented it, and it could generate a new revenue stream for…

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  • NewsHigh on Life Screen

    High On Life, Rick And Morty Creator Faces Domestic Violence Charges

    According to a report by NBC News, Justin Roiland, the creator of the TV series Rick and Morty and the recently released video game High on Life, has been charged with domestic violence against a former girlfriend. A criminal complaint was filed against Roiland in May 2020 by the Orange County District Attorney, and he was arrested and released on a $50,000 bond in August 2020. He pleaded not guilty to the charges of “one…

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  • NewsApple Devices

    Apple making custom screens for iDevices, ditching partners like Samsung

    According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple is planning to start using its own custom displays in mobile devices as early as 2024. The transition is expected to begin with the version of the highest end of Apple Watches, and eventually to move to the iPhone. According to Bloomberg, Apple ramped up its efforts to switch to micro-LED back in 2018, with a goal of releasing its first product by early 2020. The project, however,…

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  • AudioFiio FW5 TWS Earbuds

    FiiO Presents FW5, the Fully Integrated HiFi True Wireless Earbuds in Singapore

    FiiO, the leader in lossless audio players, presents FW5, the fully integrated HiFi True Wireless Stereo (TWS) solution. The FW5 integrates FiiO’s various cutting-edge technologies to bring a fully integrated, high-fidelity true wireless solution. This is among the first TWS earphones to integrate a high-end Bluetooth chip, high-performance DAC, and a meticulously designed audio circuit to achieve a big quality jump in all aspects. The FW5 has been developed by the same FiiO research and…

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  • NewsSamsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023

    Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Announced

    A new era of Galaxy innovation is coming – designed to enable incredible possibilities for people today and beyond. The new Galaxy S series will be the epitome of how we define the ultimate premium experience. We’re raising the bar and setting new standards for what’s epic. Get ready to share the epic. On 2 February, join Samsung Electronics as it unveils the new premium Galaxy innovation for the ultimate premium experience. Galaxy Unpacked will…

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  • NewsAI representation

    Microsoft’s new AI simulates anyone’s voice with 3 second long sample

    VALL-E is a new text-to-speech AI model developed by Microsoft researchers. It can closely simulate a person’s voice when given a three-second audio sample. Once it learns a specific voice, VALL-E can synthesize audio of that person saying anything, and it attempts to preserve the speaker’s emotional tone. Microsoft calls VALL-E a “neural codec language model,” and it builds off of a technology called EnCodec. Its creators speculate that VALL-E could be used for high-quality…

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  • NewsFinal Fantasy XVI screen

    Final Fantasy XVI might not come to PC

    Final Fantasy XVI’s game producer, Naoki Yoshida, who is colloquially known as Yoshi-P, has been quoted as saying that the release information is wrong, and there may not be a PC version of the game. Sorry for the L, PC guys. Final Fantasy XVI is developed by Square Enix and is planned to release as a console exclusive for the PlayStation 5. In the past, there were indications that the game might also be released…

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    Web3 aims to reclaim our data from tech giants

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee and John Bruce, CEO of Inrupt, have developed the Personal Online Data Store (POD), or “Solid Pod”, to give individuals more control over their data. The POD allows users to store all their data in one place and decide which people and applications can access it, rather than having it spread across various apps and websites. The POD is being tested by the Belgian government and the UK’s National Health Service, and…

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    Schools suing social media platforms over youth ‘mental health crisis’ in Seattle

    Seattle public schools are suing TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, alleging that they have caused a “mental health crisis among America’s youth.” The schools claim that the tech companies exploit the addictive nature of social media and push harmful content, leading to rising anxiety, depression, and thoughts of self-harm among students. As a result, the schools argue that they are struggling to fulfill their educational mission due to a drop in student performance caused…

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    BMW’s subscription-based Remote Start, among other features, costs $105 in the US

    BMW has added five features to its subscription service in the US, including Remote Engine Start, Drive Recorder, Traffic Camera, Driving Assistance Plus with Stop&Go, and Parking Assistant Professional. Most can be purchased on a 1-month, 1-year or 3-year subscription, or as a one-time fee. Remote Engine Start costs $10 for 1 month, $105 for 1 year, $250 for 3 years or $330 for the life of the vehicle. Drive Recorder costs $39 for 1…

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    Qi2 Magnetic Wireless Charging Based on Apple’s Magsafe Technology Announced

    The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has announced the Qi2 standard, which will offer a new Magnetic Power Profile based on Apple’s MagSafe technology for iPhones. The new standard will enable faster and more efficient wireless charging and will support charging new form factors. Qi2 is expected to go on sale in late 2023 and will be “MagSafe for everything”, standardising speeds and compatibility. Image by Apple It is based on a Magnetic Power Profile provided…

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    CES 2023: Sony Honda Mobility announces the Afeela EV concept and it looks like the future

    Sony Honda Mobility (SHM) has revealed its electric car brand, AFEELA, and a prototype at CES 2023. The car is equipped with 45 cameras and sensors, as well as 800 TOPS of computing power for the ECU. Image by SHM It is planned to include Level 3 automated driving under limited conditions, Level 2+ driver assistance in certain conditions. SHM is collaborating with Qualcomm on chips and with Epic Games on mobility services and entertainment.…

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    CES 2023: Flexi screen concepts from Samsung

    Samsung has unveiled a prototype of a foldable tablet called the Flex Hybrid at CES 2023. The device features a screen that can switch between 10.5- and 12.4-inch sizes and between 4:3 and 16:10 aspect ratios. The Flex Hybrid is just a concept at this stage, but it is one of several designs that Samsung has revealed, including a 17-inch slidable display and a digital cockpit concept for self-driving vehicles. Image by Samsung While foldable…

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    CES 2023: Introducing Motorola’s Lenovo ThinkPhone

    Lenovo has released the ThinkPhone, a business-oriented smartphone, at CES 2023. It has a durable design with aramid fiber on the back, Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front, and an aircraft-grade aluminum frame, as well as being IP68-rated and MIL-STD 810H-certified. It has a 6.6-inch 144Hz FHD+ pOLED display and is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It also…

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  • Cameras

    Pairing the Sony A7C Camera and FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II: Is it still relevant in 2022?

    Sony has found success in the camera market with their A7C. This camera is designed to be a professional camera that can take on any task, which is why it has been praised by many photographers as one of the best cameras for a variety of different tasks. While not perfect, this model from Sony is sure to please many photographers looking for a reliable workhorse. 3.5mm jacks including USB-C charging Sony continues to be…

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    Apple TV 4K is Finally Here – Everything to Expect and More

    The long awaited update to Apple TV is finally released – and here’s everything you need to know. Source: Apple The next-generation Apple TV 4K promises to be more powerful, entertaining and has upped the ante on its cinematic quality. Powered by the A15 Bionic chip, the new Apple TV 4K delivers an unparalleled performance and more fluid gameplay – featuring an endless repertoire of entertainment options for everyone in the family to enjoy on…

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    DJI Osmo Action 3 is Perfect for Year-End Vacations

    Key Features of the DJI Osmo Action 3 DJI is a leading company in the drone industry and they have now extended their expertise to the camera industry. DJI Osmo Action 3 is an action camera that can be used for a wide range of purposes. It is designed to be durable, waterproof and it has excellent battery life. The DJI Osmo Action 3 might just be the best alternative to a GoPro. It’s lightweight…

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    Level Up Your Grooming Game

    This article is sponsored by GilletteLabs. Elevate your shave with ‘GilletteLabs with Exfoliating Bar’ and experience effortless shaving and exfoliation in just one stroke. Not your normal razor. It doesn’t get smoother than this. Gillette’s Latest Innovation uses built-in exfoliation technology to help remove dirt and debris seamlessly, making your morning grooming regimen easier.  With the iconic five-blade cartridges featuring Gillette’s thinnest and finest blades mounted on super responsive springs, you’ll get the closest and…

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  • Monitors

    Do you need a 360Hz Monitor for your FPS Gaming Sessions?

    This article is sponsored by BenQ. Are you looking for a suitable monitor to suit your gaming needs? ZOWIE XL2566K may just be the perfect monitor for you! ZOWIE’s latest 360Hz monitor is the first 360Hz with a fast TN panel in the world that provides FPS pro gamers the most holistic experience. Intuitive buttons behind the monitor XL2566K Did you know that ZOWIE monitors are used by organisations and pro-gamers all over the globe?…

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    The Perfect Holiday Gifting Guide with CASETiFY

    This article is sponsored by CASETiFY. Fret not if you missed out on the 11.11 sale – you still have time to get your loved ones personalized gifts from CASETiFY with its upcoming amazing sales: 12.12 Sale, Holiday Sale and New Year Sale! Source: CASETiFY Customizable Cases Fully Customizable Photo Grid Case for the Sentimental One This is by far one of the best gifts for a loved one, complete with that personal touch that…

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    A Guide on How To Choose the Right Microphone for your setup

    Nobody said that looking for the perfect microphone to complement your setup at home would be easy. But it shouldn’t be too difficult either – here’s a handy guide to the different types of microphones available, and the level of suitability for your needs. Source: Audio-Technica For the Gaming Enthusiasts | AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser Microphone  The AT2020USB-X is a reimagined version of the iconic AT2020USB+ microphone, specifically designed to meet the needs of gamers, streamers…

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    First Look at Nothing Ear (stick)

    London-based consumer tech brand, Nothing, has been making literal waves in the tech world – with it’s recent launch of the Nothing Phone (1) back in August making people super hyped about the Glyph Interface. You thought that was it. You’re wrong. Nothing is already back with: Ear (stick). Source: Nothing Partnering with fashion designer Chet Lo at London Fashion Week, Nothing debuted the first look of Ear (stick) at Chet Lo’s NEWgen solo show…

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    The Ultimate CASETiFY Guide to 11.11

    This article is sponsored by CASETiFY. Source: CASETiFY Customisable Bounce Cases What’s not to love about the Customisable Bounce Cases from CASETiFY? These are the newest, most protective, and best selling cases for iPhone 14. Source: CASETiFY Made from 65% upcycled phone cases through ReCASETIFY, the Customisable Bounce Case’s lightweight design protects up to a 21.3ft drop. The all-new EcoShock™ technology is made of 40% plant-based material, and the case is coated with DEFENSiFY antimicrobial…

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    Leica Celebration of Photography 2022 In Wetzlar

    We were recently invited to Wetzlar, Germany for Leica’s annual Celebration of Photography event from 19 – 21 Oct. Apart from the exciting relaunches of the iconic M6 and Summilux-M 35 f/1.4, we were treated to a tour of Leitz Park and the history of Leica. Figured it’d be fun for us to take you on a small tour of what we experienced – something a lil different from what we usually write about! Leica…

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  • First Looks

    Apple Releases Redesigned iPad in 4 Vibrant Colours

    And you thought that was it from Apple this year following their intense Keynote in September eh? Well, Apple will always find a way to tease its loyal fans with better and faster products and updates. Boasting a 10.9” Liquid Retina display, the redesigned iPad comes with the powerful A14 Bionic chip, advanced cameras, super fast wireless connectivity, USB-C, support for the new Magic Keyboard Folio, and much more. Shot on iPhone 14 Pro Brand…

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    Apple Welcomes Next-Generation iPad Pro

    The all-new iPad Pro, powered by the M2 chip is by far the strongest iPad in the family, and here are some reasons why it’s time to upgrade your current iPad, to the iPad Pro.  Shot on iPhone 14 Pro M2 Chip  Powered by the start of Apple’s next generation of M-series chips, the M2 Chip, brings an unparalleled breakthrough performance and a suite of capabilities to iPad Pro. Shot on iPhone 14 Pro M2…

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    First Look at the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4

    Leica has more than 150 years of experience in developing superior lenses, and several masterful precision tools have been curated which have consistently set photography standards and redefined the boundaries of technical feasibility in the world of photography. Source: Leica Today, we celebrate the return of one of the legendary lenses in the Leica M-System family – the Leica Summilix-M 34 f/1.4. *Crying happy tears* Source: Leica History of the M Lens The M lens…

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    First Look At The New Leica M6

    Leica Camera AG has been a synonym for cameras and lenses with permanent values such as reliability, consistency, and immaculate quality for more than 100 years. We were recently invited to Wetzlar, Germany – the hometown of Leica – to experience the relaunch of the ever iconic M6 in person. History of the Leica M6 If you’ve been an ardent fan of photography, and Leica, you would know that the original Leica M6, a 35mm…

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  • Phones

    A Close Look At Google Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro

    Talk about a really fantastic October, am I right?! We’re back again, this time, with a deep dive into the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro from the guys from Google this time. Pixel 7 Pro (L), Pixel 7 (R) Google Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro Say hello to Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro. Google’s fastest, most secure and user-friendly Pixel series yet – with advanced photo and video features and all-day battery…

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  • News

    Making Moments Mega with Xiaomi 12T Pro

    Xiaomi’s latest ‘T’ series brings us some much awaited updates, and what better way to share those updates than through a focused piece on the Xiaomi 12T Pro? Xiaomi 12T Pro unlocks new levels of detail and creativity with its groundbreaking pro-grade 200MP imaging system – more than you can ever ask for on a smartphone. Combined with Xiaomi’s own complex algorithms, Xiaomi 12T Pro users will be treated to unprecedented image clarity, low-light capabilities…

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    A Mega Wrap Up of Xiaomi Global Launch

    Xiaomi kicked things off in October with a mega launch of their full suite of Flagship Smartphone and AIoT products at their Global Launch event in KL tonight. XIAOMI 12T SERIES SMARTPHONES Xiaomi 12T Series flagship smartphones would be a budding photographer’s dream to own – with pro-grade cameras that offer a superb photography experience. Xiaomi 12T Pro comes with a 200MP imaging system backed by Xiaomi’s very own advanced AI algorithms, delivering amazing imagery…

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  • Phones

    First Hand Experience of Using iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro

    Some of us (namely me) were slightly reluctant to upgrade our iPhones for the past few series – so coming from an iPhone 11 Pro Max, you can say I was rather elated with all the spanking new upgrades that were announced for the iPhone 14 series last month. Let’s talk about how my mind was blown with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. First up – the iPhone 14 Pro. As someone who…

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    The OSIM uThrone V Transformers Edition Has Arrived

    If you love gaming and massages, you’d probably be familiar with OSIM’s gaming massage chairs. Asia’s front-runner in premium massage chairs just dropped their next generation gaming chair – the OSIM uThrone V Transformers Edition, featuring designs of your all-time favourite characters: Optimus Prime & Bumblebee; and here’s why you should seriously consider getting this for your setup. UNRIVALLED GAMING COMFORT The massage chair designed specifically for gamers – OSIM uThrone V Transformers Edition has…

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  • Accessories

    Do You Really Need an Apple Watch Series 8? Yes.

    I’ve been using the Apple Watch 3 for the longest time – and the upgrade to Apple Watch Series 8 was again, a breath of fresh air for me. Why, you may ask, when Apple Watches are generally not too much different from each new series – but trust me, it really is worth the upgrade. The Always-On Display allows me to conveniently tell the time, even when it’s not upright facing. I can glance…

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    All You Need To Know About AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

    We’ve all waited almost 3 long years for this upgraded version of AirPods Pro – and it’s finally landed in our hands! *inserts crying emoji* I’ve been dying to experience all the cool new upgrades, so let me take you on a deep dive. The $359 price tag is definitely worth it. Personalised Spatial AudioWith iOS 16 and the TrueDepth camera on iPhone, you can now unleash the full potential of your brand new AirPods…

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    Why You Need both Sennheiser MOMENTUM Flagship Products in Your Everyday Life

    This article is sponsored by Sennheiser. Let’s face it – choosing a suitable audio brand is a conscious decision one makes based on lifestyle suitability. And sometimes, you may face decision paralysis when you’re presented with so many brands out there.  Are you someone who prefers something more lightweight for your daily tasks, or are you someone who prefers to drown out the world while you’re on your daily commute or travelling? Or are you…

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    3 Reasons Why You Should Get The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute (HEPA)

    The inevitable part of adulting includes getting excited over the latest, shiny new gadgets to make your cleaning routine more efficient and enjoyable. The Dyson V15 Detect is the brand’s most powerful and intelligent vacuum, with stronger suction power and packed with lots of useful attachments – including a laser-equipped cleaner head that shines a spotlight on dust your naked eye would never catch. Gasps in cleanliness. Dyson Detangling Brush Bar in action with an…

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    iPhone 14 Pro Series: Dynamic Island

    One of the most exciting and revolutionary updates to the iPhone 14 Pro series (at least in my opinion), is the Dynamic Island. What a magical new way to experience iPhone – say hello to multitasking at a higher level unbeknownst to Apple lovers. A new home for all your notifications A NEW PLACE FOR ALL YOUR NOTIFICATIONSAll of your alerts and system notifications are now housed in one dynamic and beautiful pill-shaped notch right…

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    Difference Between Open-Back and Closed-Back Gaming Headphones – Does it REALLY Matter?

    Which should you choose, Open-Back or Closed Back? What does it even mean and does it even matter? Audio-Technica has got you covered with both open-back and closed-back gaming headset with detachable boom microphone and interchangeable cables. Perfect for both PC or console setup! Let’s start with a bit of an introduction about the difference between the two types. Open-Back headphones allow air to pass through the earcups. The sound from the headphones then tends…

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    A Revolutionary Look Into AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

    The AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) is finally here – here’s an in-depth look into what makes the AirPods Pro, truly pro. Source: Apple Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) is coming to the market on 23 September, with pre-orders starting from 19 September onwards. Priced at S$359, here are some key updates to the 2nd Generation of AirPods Pro that everyone’s been waiting for. Source: Apple H2 ChipThe all new Apple-designed H2…

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    Everything You Need To Know About Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra

    Here are some notable upgrades and new features that we are pretty stoked about for the Apple Watch. Source: Apple Apple Watch Series 8Apple Watch Series 8 comes in 2 sizes, 41mm or 45mm. Starting from S$599, Apple Watch Series 8 is available from 16 September. Let’s talk about the new and upgraded features that comes with the highly awaited Apple Watch Series 8. Source: Apple Always-On Retina DisplayApple Watch Series 8 is now equipped with…

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    A Deep Dive into The iPhone 14 series that everyone’s hyped about

    Following Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event two nights ago, the online community is abuzz with talk about the iPhone 14 series, and are you even surprised? Well, I’m not, and let’s take you on a tour on all the exciting features of the talk of the town. Source: Apple iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 PlusThe iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus comes in 5 fabulous colors: Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple and PRODUCT(RED). Storage options: 128GB, 256GB…

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    iOS 16: What to Expect on 12 September 2022

    Apple announced that its latest operating system, iOS 16 is set for release on 12 September. Source: Apple Brand New Lock Screen UIReimagine your Lock Screen with the all-new personalisation tools available. Showcase your favourite photos, customize font styles to whatever you like, and display a set of widgets to get access to information important to your lifestyle at a glance. Source: Apple Multiple Lock ScreensYou can now highly customize your different Lock Screens, each…

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