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#MakeWhatsNext: DigiGirlz 2018, Empowering Girls To Pursue Careers In STEM

The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report finds that gender parity is still over 200 years away, and while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight – the good news is that across the world, women are making positive gains day by day. In view of this, Microsoft has partnered with Grab, Johnson & Johnson, LinkedIn, and Shell to launch this year’s DigiGirlz 2018 – and aptly so on March 8, which is International Women’s Day. Given women’s current low participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and for women not to be left out of…
Tech

Work & Play With The Surface Book 2 Coming To Singapore On 15 March

Pre-orders have already started for the Microsoft Surface Book 2 in Singapore, which will arrive in stores from 15 March onwards! Starting from S$2,188, the Surface Book 2 is Microsoft’s most powerful laptop yet. With the latest 8th Generation Intel processors, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (or 1060 for you power users) discrete graphics options, the Surface Book 2 provides all-day battery life, supporting up to 17 hours of video playback – think about all those shows you’ve been needing to catch-up on! If you’re seeking a powerful yet portable device, the Surface Book 2 (13.5″) weighs just slightly over…
Tech

It’s Almost Here: Microsoft’s Surface Laptop To Hit Singapore On 24 January

It’s only a few more days before the Microsoft Surface Laptop will finally be available Singapore, starting on 24 January! This classy device is a well-balanced device of portability, performance, and elegance – only weighing in at 1.25 kilograms and is razor-thin at 14.5mm. It ships with Windows 10 S, and is engineered with speed from the get-go. It stays consistently fast, thanks to its i7 Core processor (also available with i5 Core). Most importantly for those always on the go, it boasts up to 14.5 hours of battery life, giving no excuse for all-day productivity (or Netflix, c’mon we know…
Gaming

Singapore + X: The Xbox One X Is Here

It’s a glorious day today as Microsoft launches the Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console – bringing a new era of immersive 4K gaming and 4K entertainment to gamers in Singapore. At SGD $699 retail, the Xbox One X launches with the largest games lineup in Xbox history. “We are delighted to offer gamers the world’s most powerful console with access to the largest games lineup in Xbox history, including Forza Motorsport 7, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Cuphead and Super Lucky’s Tale, out of more than 1,300 titles and more than 220 exclusives available on the Xbox One X this…
Tech

Innovation, Education & Charity: Microsoft’s We Tech Care 2016

Last Saturday saw President Tony Tan Keng Yam officially launch the 16th President’s Challenge at Microsoft’s We Tech Care 2016. Held at JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, it was a little different from last year’s gig, which Microsoft held in its One Marina Boulevard headquarters. This year, Microsoft has made good on its mission in wanting to empower every person (and organisation) on the planet to achieve more: focusing the spotlight less on what Microsoft does, and more on how the local IT industry and Tech ecosystem as a whole can create a smarter, more inclusive Singapore. While fundraising is obviously a core topic in any charity…
Gear

Microsoft Surface Pro 4: This 2-in-1 Tablet-cum-Laptop Works Great, Even For Microsoft Beginners

Once you go Mac, you never go back? Wrong. As the user of a 13” screen Macbook Pro for a good three years now with zero difficulty, I have to admit that for a period of time, I abandoned Windows completely. For someone not tech savvy like myself, an Apple was easier for beginners to use, and cleaner in terms of appearance, which also meant nicer photos for Instagram. Brilliant. With such unwavering faith in the ability of Apple products, I was pretty impressed (and intrigued) when I learned that Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 had beaten Apple’s iPad Pro at the…
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