Lenovo retains pole position in India PC market in Q3

India’s PC market shipped 3.1 million units, rising 15.8 percent year-on-year in Q3, according to IDC. The key growth driver was the second phase of shipment to the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) under its ongoing initiative of free distribution of laptops in the state. The coming end of life of Windows 7 in early 2020 also contributed to the growth as corporate and enterprise users accelerated their upgrades to Windows 10. Continue reading “Lenovo retains pole position in India PC market in Q3”

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Fintech startup ABC Technology makes Singapore its international HQ

Singapore’s vibrant fintech community has scored another first with Beijing-headquartered strtup ABC Technology making Singapore its international base. Continue reading “Fintech startup ABC Technology makes Singapore its international HQ”

HP mulls over Xerox offer

At one corner is a company that made cyclostying machines (above) history and whose name became a verb for photocopying. At the other corner is an IT giant that spewed dots per inch and made printing easy at home and in the office. From speculations this week, it looks like the two may become one. Continue reading “HP mulls over Xerox offer”

5G: US$13.2t sales and 22.3m jobs by 2035

5G is expected to have more impact that originally predicted. According to the IHS Markit 5G Economy Study, the new mobile technology will generate US$13.2 trillion is sales enablement by 2035 — that’s a near US$1 trillion increase from the estimate in 2017. Continue reading “5G: US$13.2t sales and 22.3m jobs by 2035”

Singapore hotels pilot face recognition check in

Grand Park City Hall is one of three hotels taking part in the pilot.

Three Singapore hotels — Ascott Orchard, Grand Park City Hall and Swissotel The Stamford — are piloting a system that uses face recognition technology to expedite the check-in process. Continue reading “Singapore hotels pilot face recognition check in”

NVIDIA unveils Jetson Xavier NX for AI supercomputing at the edge

NVIDIA has introduced the Jetson Xavier NX, which it dubbed as “the world’s smallest, most powerful AI supercomputer for robotic and embedded computing devices at the edge”. Continue reading “NVIDIA unveils Jetson Xavier NX for AI supercomputing at the edge”

IBM rolls out first financial services-ready public cloud

IBM has developed the world’s first financial services-ready public cloud with Bank of America (BoA) as its first collaborator. Under the arrangement, the bank will host key applications and workloads to support the requirements and privacy and safety expectations of its 66 million banking customers. Continue reading “IBM rolls out first financial services-ready public cloud”

Smartisan reveals flagship Jianguo Pro 3 smartphone

Smartisan may not ring a bell to those in the region but what about TikTok? Smartisan and TikTok are both owned by ByteDance. The China-based technology company has launched the Jianguo Pro 3, its flagship smartphone that’s packed with leading features, including dual-video.

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NTU scientists develop 1000x smaller quantum chip

The tiny chip uses quantum communication algorithms for better security than existing industry standards.
Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a quantum communication chip that is an incredible 1,000 times smaller than current quantum setups yet offers equally superior security quantum technology is known for.

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Computer and machine vision market to hit US$26b in 2024

Expanding range of applications and more powerful hardware are expected to drive growth in the computer vision and machine vision market in the next five years, according to BCC Research. Continue reading “Computer and machine vision market to hit US$26b in 2024”

China steps up to 5G

The Huawei Mate X is one of the devices that’s ready for 5G.

5G mobile phone services will be available across China from tomorrow (November 1, 2019). China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have announced on their 5G plans which from 128 yuans a month. Continue reading “China steps up to 5G”

Snow Software enhances Risk Monitor to strengthen cybersecurity and compliance programs

Snow Software has enhanced its Risk Monitor product to help organisations strengthen cybersecurity and compliance programs with insight across their technology landscape. Continue reading “Snow Software enhances Risk Monitor to strengthen cybersecurity and compliance programs”

AI certification initiative launched in Singapore

AI Singapore (AISG) has announced the AISG AI Certification, a structure learning pathway to enable Singaporeans to reskill, upskill and deep skill in artifical intelligence (AI). Continue reading “AI certification initiative launched in Singapore”

Infineon inks 3 MOUs to accelerate innovations in Singapore

SM Tharman: Keep pushing the frontiers of innovation

Inventing the future together was the theme of this year’s OktoberTech Asia Pacific conference in Singapore organised by Infineon Technologies. And the semiconductor giant certainly walks its talk. At the opening of the event, it inked three memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to help accelerate innovations in Singapore. Continue reading “Infineon inks 3 MOUs to accelerate innovations in Singapore”

Infineon Co-Innovation Space takes flight as startups depart with commercially-ready solutions

A year after its launch, the Infineon Co-Innovation Space has borne fruit with two of its inaugural batch of startups coming up with their commercially-ready solutions built with Infineon’s microelectronics. Continue reading “Infineon Co-Innovation Space takes flight as startups depart with commercially-ready solutions”

SENEC launches new-generation hybrid solar battery

The Home V3 Hybrid can be used to charge electric vehicles.

SENEC has launched in Australia SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid, a hybrid solar battery that provides households with up to 90 percent solar power self-sufficiency. This translates to massive savings as home owners may only need to draw 10 percent of their power usage from the grid. Continue reading “SENEC launches new-generation hybrid solar battery”

Simon IoT launches management platform for IoT data market

Vast amounts of data are vital for Internet of Things (IoT). At Mobile World Congress Los Angeles, Simon IoT has launched an innovative IoT management platform and pricing model that offers “fairly priced, reliable IoT data” to companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises. Continue reading “Simon IoT launches management platform for IoT data market”

NVIDIA announces EGX edge supercomputing platform for AI, IoT and 5G

NVIDIA has announced the NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform which lets organisations deliver next-generation AI, IoT and 5G-based services at scale and with low latency. Along with annoucing this at his keynote address at the opening of Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles, NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang declared that we have entered a new era, where billions of always-on IoT sensors will be connected by 5G and processed by AI.

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Gojek founder to join Indonesia cabinet

Source: World Economic Forum

From founding a startup to being part of the Indonesia cabinet, 35-year-old Nadiem Makarim has certainly come a long way. The Founder and CEO of ride-hailing and e-payment giant Gojek has announced his resignation from the company his started to join newly re-elected President Joko Widodo’s team. Continue reading “Gojek founder to join Indonesia cabinet”

Singapore Polytechnic first to offer AI diploma course

It’s a case of preparing them early as Singapore Polytechnic (SP) became the first polytechnic in the country to offer a full-time diploma in applied artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics from April next year. Continue reading “Singapore Polytechnic first to offer AI diploma course”

SAP opens data centre in Singapore in e-commerce push

SAP has expanded its presence in Asia-Pacific (APAC) with the opening of a new data centre in Singapore to support SAP Commerce Cloud deployment. Continue reading “SAP opens data centre in Singapore in e-commerce push”

Google Pixel 4 loses key edge

Google Pixel 4: Motion magic with Quick Gestures

By Edward Lim

The much awaited Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL smartphones were announced at Google 19 yesterday. Interestingly, Google chose to talk more about the software capabilities rather than the hardware specifications, avoiding direct comparison with other flagship smartphones. Continue reading “Google Pixel 4 loses key edge”

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