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Five gadgets to look out for this year
Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar Sennheiser has launched its new AMBEO soundbar, designed to deliver 3D sound that places the listener inside the sound experience. Thirteen drivers and virtualisation technology deliver 5.1.4 surround sound without additional speakers. LG rollable OLED TV LG has introduced its rollable 65in OLED TV, which it claims to be a world first. Now, TVs can be ...
Temasek-backed Impossible Foods to contest Bill Gates' Beyond Meat in Singapore
SINGAPORE (Mar 6): Starting today, blocks of Impossible Foods Inc.’s plant-based meat will be delivered to eight restaurants in Singapore to be made into a variety of cuisine from burgers and ‘meatballs,’ to char kway teow and ‘beef’ Wellington. Headquartered in California, the Temasek-backed firm’s entrance into Singapore comes hot on the heels of its rival Beyond Meat, a Los ...
Singapore is Asia's most ready nation for autonomous vehicle adoption
SINGAPORE (Feb 13): Singapore continues to remain at No.1 in Asia in terms of readiness to embrace autonomous vehicles (AVs) and second in the world after the Netherlands, unchanged from a year ago. This is according to KPMG’s 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which was established with the intent to provide an understanding of various countries’ preparedness and openness to ...
Can Apple remake itself as a services play?
SINGAPORE (Feb 4): The headlines around Apple, until recently the world’s largest company, have been focused around a saturated market for its smartphones and falling sales of its high-end phones in China. While Apple’s earnings per share are still growing, mainly owing to a massive US$75 billion ($101.3 billion) annual share buyback plan, its revenues fell 5% in the December quarter from the ...
Singapore Medical Group subsidiary launches telehealth platform HiDoc
SINGAPORE (Jan 31): Singapore Medical Group (SMG) subsidiary HiDoc today launched its new telehealth platform, which is meant to provide first-of-its-kind telehealth and video conferencing services while giving accredited specialists access to patient health records. Image: HiDoc co-founders CTO Carolyn Goh and CEO Christina Low The platform aims to deliver medical diagnosis within 24 hours ...
Asia Pacific ex-Japan robotics spending to treble to US$129 bil by 2022
SINGAPORE (Jan 24): Spending on robotics and associated services in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is forecast to hit US$129.4 billion ($175.9 billion) by 2022 – three times the spending in 2018, according to global market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC). "To survive the escalating competition, APEJ manufacturing organizations surveyed by IDC in 2018 are putting ...
ST Engineering and Vuzix launch Augmented Intelligence smart glasses platform
SINGAPORE (Jan 7): ST Engineering and Vuzix Corporation, the developer of smart glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) products, have launched the world’s first Augmented Intelligence, biometric-enabled smart glasses platform. Developed by ST Engineering’s electronics division, the platform as a service (PaaS) is a new pay-per-use application integrated with Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, enabling ...
Apple priced itself out of shrinking Chinese smartphone market
SAN FRANCISCO (Jan 4): Apple Inc.’s falloff in demand for iPhones in China shows the company’s flagship product is hurt by its high price and the rise of cheaper, more comparable rival devices in the world’s biggest market. The company cited struggling iPhone sales in China when it cut its quarterly revenue forecast on Wednesday for the first time in almost two decades. Chief Executive ...
Tesla's Musk says Singapore government has been 'unwelcome'
DUBAI (Jan 4): Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk reiterated that Singapore has been “unwelcome” to the company, doubling down on his previous assertions that the government isn’t supportive of electric vehicles. Responding to a tweet inquiring why Tesla isn’t in Singapore yet, the chief executive officer said the government has been “unwelcome,” without elaborating. Singapore had ...
Creative unveils new Super X-Fi products at CES 2019
SINGAPORE (Jan 3): Creative Technology has unveiled a slew of related Super X-Fi products in conjunction with Wednesday worldwide launch of the Super X-Fi headphone holography technology at CES 2019. Previewed in its prototype form last year, Super X-Fi recreates the soundstage of a multi-speaker surround system in a pair of headphones, and personalises it by scanning the user’s head and ...