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Russell Matthew Loh

Yes I have two names. no I'm not Eurasian. Self-professed David Fincher fan.
We go hands-on with the new HONOR 20 series
Smartphones

We go hands-on with the new HONOR 20 series

HONOR has officially unveiled their new line of smartphones in London on 21 May, the HONOR 20 series. This new series will comprise of their flagship smartphones, the HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 PRO, as well as a mid-tier option, the HONOR 20 LITE. The HONOR 20 and 20 PRO will have a 6.26-inch display with what the company says is the world’s smallest hole punch display cut-out, enabling a 91.6% screen ratio. They will also have the latest Kirin 980 processor, with the 20 PRO offering 8GB of RAM, 2GB more than the HONOR 20. The back of the…
Trump vs. Huawei: No One Wins in This Two-Sided Feud
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Trump vs. Huawei: No One Wins in This Two-Sided Feud

The war between Donald Trump and China rages on, possibly reaching a crescendo following Trump’s recent announcement. The announcement detailed the blacklist of business relations between U.S companies and Huawei, citing the latter as an “unacceptable risk” to national security. The ban itself was not wholly surprising, given the rising tensions between the two countries. However, the ramifications from the fallout will have an impact further reaching than the shores of America and China. In the wake of the announcement, Google has come out and said that they will be complying with the order and thus, will be rescinding future…
NETGEAR’s vision for the future of smart homes begins with its new suite of products
Gear

NETGEAR’s vision for the future of smart homes begins with its new suite of products

We haven’t yet reached the technological advancements as seen in popular films like Blade Runner and Ex Machina, but NETGEAR is certainly taking it a step closer to reality. NETGEAR, who has been at the forefront of innovative network technology with their product line of routers, recently invited us to preview a glimpse into the future of smart homes, showcasing how their new suite of products can feature into the next generation of smart homes, the NETGEAR Smart Home. The first product they showcased is the Orbi Voice Mesh Wi-Fi system. The device works in tandem with NETGEAR’S Orbi Mesh…
Huawei P30 Pro Review: Its Much Vaunted Camera, Justified
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Huawei P30 Pro Review: Its Much Vaunted Camera, Justified

The world took notice of Huawei when they presented the newest addition to the Android-powered Mate smartphone series, the Mate 20 Pro. Now, Huawei is aiming to iterate that success with their newest product in its flagship P series line, the P30 Pro. Design The Huawei P30 Pro has a gorgeous 6.47 inch OLED display that really makes vibrant colours pop from its screen. Those who are not fans of the notches housing the front camera that has been featured on several of the popular phone brands will be relieved to know that the less egregious “teardrop” design from the…
Google I/O 2019 Keynote: The 6 Biggest Announcements That Matter
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Google I/O 2019 Keynote: The 6 Biggest Announcements That Matter

The annual Google Developer Keynote 2019 returned to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in California for the fourth year running. The event typically brings about new updates to the Google ecosystem, but this year’s event had new announcements for the Google hardware as well. Here are the key announcements from the event: 1. Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Joining Google’s Pixel smartphone series, the launch of the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL was one of the key highlights of this year’s I/O conference. Priced lower than the Google’s Pixel 3 series at SGD $659 and $779 for the…
Mobile Legends enters the Singapore Esports scene with SEA Clash of Champions
Gaming Events

Mobile Legends enters the Singapore Esports scene with SEA Clash of Champions

Mobile Legends has been a hit within the Southeast Asian region ever since it first launched in late 2016. It’s particularly popular with Singapore’s National Servicemen, who play it during their infrequent time-offs as a way of social cohesion.   Now the game is set to make a big splash into the local Esports scene in Singapore as we are nearing the start of the SEA Clash of Champions 2019 event. The SEA Clash of Champions 2019 (SEACOC), the first-ever regional Mobile Legends Esports event in Singapore, will be held from 18 -19 May 2019 at the Suntec Convention Centre.…
Asian Film Archive announces list of programmes for 2019: Here are the highlights
Cinema

Asian Film Archive announces list of programmes for 2019: Here are the highlights

Back in January, the Asian Film Archive (AFA) announced the return of the Oldham Theatre, newly revamped and equipped with 4K digital and 35mm film format projection capabilities alongside its 132-seater hall. Alongside its slated April 7 opening, several films were teased to be shown upon its return, including Oily Maniac (1976), a Hong Kong film based on the Orang Minyak legend, Raffles Hotel (1989), directed by Ryu Murakami (of Audition fame), and Medium Rare (1991), Singapore own entry loosely based on the Adrian Lim ritual murders. Recently, we were invited to preview the upcoming programs that the AFA has…
Synology DiskStation DS1019+ Review: The NAS device that comes close to greatness
Gear

Synology DiskStation DS1019+ Review: The NAS device that comes close to greatness

With the advent of new technology for media (photography and videography), file sizes are continuously getting larger. Of course, expandable storage is readily available, but for professional users, the notion of having to switch out and move around storage regularly may frustrate some. Enter Network Attached Storage (NAS). NAS devices are essentially storage devices that are connected to a network. This allows a person to access the drive from any device (Mac or PC), from any location, allowing for ease of use. Synology is one of the companies who manufactures such NAS devices, and the Synology DiskStation DS1019+ is the…
New 9th Gen Intel CPU signals start of new laptop series
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New 9th Gen Intel CPU signals start of new laptop series

The new 9th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile H-series processors, successors to the 8th Gen Intel Core which was released last year, were recently announced for laptops. Dubbed “the most powerful generation of Intel® Core™ mobile processors ever”, Intel® is aiming to push gaming experiences on laptops to the next level. Its performance seems on track with that sentiment, with Intel claiming up to 33% overall performance and 28% increased responsiveness compared to a 3-year-old PC. Consumers can choose from i5, i7 and i9 CPUs — the i9 variants will come with 8 processor cores and 16 threads in order to…
April 2019 Gaming News Round-up
Gaming

April 2019 Gaming News Round-up

The world of gaming is so fast-paced that news sometimes evades our attention. We decided to compile the biggest news that have come out during the last month and bring it to your attention: Sony reveals specs for their next-generation console Sony has just fired the first bullet in the next-generation console war. On 16 April 2019, online magazine, Wired, published a first-look at the specifications for what was described as the “next-gen Playstation”. In an exclusive interview with Mark Cerny, PS4’s and now the new console’s lead architect, the magazine shed some light on what the new console has…
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