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Synology DiskStation DS1019+ Review: The NAS device that comes close to greatness
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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…
Go Masters, Chatbots, and Imitation Poetry: The Current State of AI
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Go Masters, Chatbots, and Imitation Poetry: The Current State of AI

Remember J.A.R.V.I.S. from the “Iron Man” franchise? While we can dream of having such a futuristic personal assistant, the fact is it’s already there in your hands. It’s a lot less exciting, but it’s all… in your phone. What does J.A.R.V.I.S. do that Siri/Cortana/Google Now can also? Remind you of important dates and meetings? Check. Dictate and send out an e-mail? Check. Compile a list of people who could be The Mandarin? …Probably. Artificial Intelligence (AI for short) refers to machines or software that can intelligently assess its environment and subsequently perform actions to complete specific tasks. That definition alone…
Innovation, Education & Charity: Microsoft’s We Tech Care 2016
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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…
Tech Brief: Einstein Proven Right, Instagram Does Right, and Wi-Fi In Lightbulbs
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Tech Brief: Einstein Proven Right, Instagram Does Right, and Wi-Fi In Lightbulbs

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  It’s been an exciting week for geeks the Tech world, with a breakthrough in the search for gravitational waves, a major Instagram update (the one everyone’s been waiting for), and a new form of Wi-Fi that works through… the lightbulb in your home. Gravity Is Real, You Guys… Okay so it’s not that simple. The headline that Tech Insider used was more along the lines of “Scientists just detected gravitational waves for the first time ever”. 100 years after Einstein predicted their existence,…
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