Singapore eyes up to 4 5G networks

 

5G is about to become a reality for the masses in Singapore. With 20 times faster surfing speed than 4G, the next generation mobile technology is expected to drive the nation’s digital economy. Continue reading “Singapore eyes up to 4 5G networks”

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”

Qualcomm announces IP e-learning platform for India startups and MSMEs

Help is at hand for India startups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to get quickly from mind to market, following the launch of the L2Pro India IP e-learning Platform. Continue reading “Qualcomm announces IP e-learning platform for India startups and MSMEs”

Samsung, China Mobile and Alibaba among world’s top 10 tech companies

Samsung, China Mobile and Alibaba have made it to the top 10 of Forbes 2019 top 100 digital companies. The Korea giant came in third behind Apple and Microsoft, but edged out Google and Intel. Continue reading “Samsung, China Mobile and Alibaba among world’s top 10 tech companies”

India’s Stellapps Technologies wins Rabobank’s SustainableAg Asia Challenge

Umesh Parjapat of Stellapps Technologies (second from left) with (from left) Albert Boogard of Rabo Foundation, Diane Boogard of Rabobank Asia and Harjan Kuiper of Rabobank Singapore.

Stellapps Technologies put on a stellar presentation to win over the judges and take home the top prize of US$10,000 at Rabobank’s SustainableAg Asia Challenge. Fending off 13 other shortlisted competitors from China, India, Indonesia, and Singapore in a field of 138, it impressed with its SmartMoo internet of things (IoT) platform, which improves yield per animal, traceability and quality of milk in emerging countries. Continue reading “India’s Stellapps Technologies wins Rabobank’s SustainableAg Asia Challenge”

Zendesk launches Gather and Sunshine Conversations

Zendesk has launched Gather, which lets companies provide trusted and transparent support to customers through online community forums.  They can engage with each other and company experts to offer guidance and insight beyond what a single customer support agent might be able to handle. Continue reading “Zendesk launches Gather and Sunshine Conversations”

Avast survey: 1 in 5 smartphone photo is terrible or a duplicate

The average person stores 952 photos on their smartphone, of which 22 percent are of bad quality, blurred, dark, or duplicates, according to an Avast survey. Continue reading “Avast survey: 1 in 5 smartphone photo is terrible or a duplicate”

NVIDIA RTX takes live TV up another notch

While ray tracing has been adopted to make gaming more real, the technology took live broadcasting to another level at the opening of The League of Legends Pro League regional finals in Shanghai. The live show host interacted with an augmented reality gaming character in a real-time mixed reality broadcast. Continue reading “NVIDIA RTX takes live TV up another notch”

Singapore: Most ready for AI

As a city, Singapore is the world’s most ready for the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, according to research firm Oliver Wyman Forum. London, New York, San Francisco, and Paris made up the rest of the top five with Sydney slotting in at 10th.

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AWS avails NVIDIA T4-powered Amazon EC2 G4 instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced general availability of G4 instances, a new NVIDIA T4 GPU-powered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance designed to help accelerate machine learning inference and graphics-intensive workloads. Continue reading “AWS avails NVIDIA T4-powered Amazon EC2 G4 instances”

Rabobank shortlists 15 startups for SustainableAg Asia Challenge

India and China startups and innovators dominate the list of 15 shortlisted finalists for Rabobank’s SustainableAg Asia Challenge. The other challengers come from Indonesia and Singapore. Continue reading “Rabobank shortlists 15 startups for SustainableAg Asia Challenge”

IBM keeps betting on mainframes with z15 launch

The mainframe computer is not quite going the way of the dinosaur. Even in today’s age of Intel-based servers, there’s still room and relevance for the mainframe. This explains why IBM has launched the z15, its 15th generation of the mainframe. Continue reading “IBM keeps betting on mainframes with z15 launch”

Datacenters.com launches Colocation Marketplace

Datacenters.com has launched Colocation Marketplace, claimed to be the “first platform to offer transparent co-location pricing from numerous providers to all visitors in an e-commerce platform”. Continue reading “Datacenters.com launches Colocation Marketplace”

China and Brazil buck trend as smartphone sales slump in Q2

New Ambi Climate feature balances multiple users’ needs to keep everyone cool and cosy

Keeping cool in an air-conditioned room can raise the temperature if multiple users cannot agree on the correct setting. Hong Kong-based IoT startup Ambi Labs has come up with a new feature for its Ambi Climate controller that aims to keep everyone cool and cosy.

Continue reading “New Ambi Climate feature balances multiple users’ needs to keep everyone cool and cosy”

Samsung Galaxy Note comes of age

By Edward Lim

When it was first introduced in 2011, the Samsung Galaxy Note received brickbats for its 5.3-inch screen size with critics wondering if this was a wrong move for the Korean smartphone maker. History has proven that Samsung had made the right bet as others followed suit with larger screen sizes as well. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note comes of age”

Qualcomm and Tencent Games ink MOU

Photo Credit: Tencent Games. From left: Frank Meng, Chairman of Qualcomm China, Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm Technologies, Steven Ma, SVP of Tencent Holdings, and Daniel Wu, General Manager of Tencent

Qualcomm and Tencent Games have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation on digital entertainment. This includes joint efforts to optimise future projects such as Qualcomm Snapdragon-based mobile gaming devices, game content and performance optimisations, Snapdragon Elite Gaming enhancements, cloud gaming, AR/VR, 5G gaming use case developments and additional relevant technologies. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Tencent Games ink MOU”

APAC GPUaaS market poised for 40 CAGR by 2025

Source: Global Market Insights

The global GPU as a Service (GPUaaS) market is expected to jump tenfold from around US$700 million in 2018 to US$7 billion by 2025, according to Global Market Insights. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to lead this charge with a compounded annual growth rate of more than 40 percent between 2019 and 2025. Continue reading “APAC GPUaaS market poised for 40 CAGR by 2025”

Private equity firm acquires Corel

Corel WordPerfect OfficeHands up if you’ve not heard of Corel before. Does the company sound vaguely familiar? Founded in the 1980s, this is a company that is well past its glory days. Corel used to be a well-known brand in the PC era with products such as Corel Draw and WinZip. Continue reading “Private equity firm acquires Corel”

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