Experience the Perfect 4K Entertainment with the BRAVIA™ X8000C and S8500C

Sony welcomes the latest additions to its range of BRAVIA™ TVs – the X8000C and the S8500C.


The BRAVIA™ X8000C (available in 49- and 55-inch) and the BRAVIA™ S8500C (available in 55- and 65-inch), are equipped with a host of features such as the powerful 4K Processor X1 chip and 4K X-Reality™ PRO upscaling algorithm technology. They analyse and upscale everything you watch to 4K resolution, so you’ll be able to enjoy images with stunning clarity and sparkling contrast.


These TVs also support Google’s latest Android TV™ operating system. With Google Play™, enter a world of unlimited entertainment options right at your living room, with content ranging from movies and TV shows, to games and videos. Google Cast™further lets you cast movies, YouTube videos, games and photos from your mobile devices onto your BRAVIA™ TV – so that you can enjoy your favourite content in stunning quality.


Furthermore, with ClearAudio+, both the BRAVIA™ X8000C and S8500C fine-tune your audio content to achieve the perfectly optimised sound – even low quality audio can be upscaled to near high-resolution through DSEE™ technology which enhances compressed music files, such as MP3.


Both the BRAVIA™ X8000C and S8500C is available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers from today (8 September 2015) onwards at the following recommended retail prices:


BRAVIA™ Models Recommended Retail Price
BRAVIA S8500C (55-inch) S$ 3,499
BRAVIA S8500C (65-inch) S$ 6,299
BRAVIA X8000C (49-inch) S$ 2,099
BRAVIA X8000C (55-inch) S$ 2,999

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Create and Communicate on Any Device with @Logitech’s New Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse #M337 #K380

Singapore — September 3, 2015 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced the Logitech® K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth® Keyboard and the Logitech® M337 Bluetooth® Mouse, giving you the freedom to work, create and express yourself on any device, anywhere.


Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard brings the comfort and convenience of desktop typing to your computer, smartphone and tablet. Express yourself on any computing platform anywhere in your home, and connect with up to three devices, instantly switching among them with the Easy-Switch™ buttons. The keyboard will recognize your connected device and automatically map keys to supported functions and shortcuts – making your typing experience familiar and comfortable. The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard provides up to two years of battery life from the two AAA batteries included, and will be available in blue or black for a suggested retail price of $54.00.

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Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse

The Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse lets you create on virtually any computing device, whenever and wherever you choose. Its programmable navigation button puts control in the palm of your hand, allowing you to switch between applications, change between desktops, drag-and-drop files and images, replicate the three-finger swipe gesture that brings up mission control on a Mac computer, and bring up Task View on Windows 10. The mouse tracks reliably on just about any surface – from metal café tables to tile countertops to your favorite study desk – thanks to a laser-grade optical sensor. It is portable, includes a tilt wheel, has a curved shape and textured rubber grips that provide lasting comfort, and it can keep going for up to 10 months on one AA battery. Offered in three colors – Black, Blue and Red, the Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.00.

By downloading Logitech Options Software, you can customize both the keyboard and mouse to enhance your experience and unlock a world of possibilities. Although they aren’t dependent on each other to work, the new keyboard and mouse look great together, featuring matching colors and a distinctive design.

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The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and the Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse are expected to be available in Singapore in September. Each device is sold separately.

Launch of The @UBS Future of Finance Challenge #UBSinnovate

28 August 2015 – UBS yesterday launched The UBS Future of Finance Challenge in Singapore, a competition for technological ideas and solutions ideas that can improve the banking industry. Through this competition, UBS hopes to cultivate potentially disruptive technological ideas and solutions from entrepreneurs and technology start-ups to support a more open and collaborative financial services industry. Global launch events were also held across New York, London and Zurich.


As the financial industry faces disruption and rapid technology change, UBS seeks to further progress by searching for solutions to four challenges for banks going forward: delivering the ultimate client experience, offering superior products, building an efficient operating model and ensuring security in banking.


Held at Plug-In@Blk71, about 90 incubators, start-ups, tech-related organisations attended this briefing session to understand objectives and process of the competition. Our panel of experts talked about how UBS innovates and how we will apply our expertise to help the winning entrants refine their ideas and bring them towards fruition.


Rewards for the regional and global finalists include cash prizes and acceleration opportunities worth over USD $300,000 and over 300 hours of dedicated coaching and mentoring from UBS experts and partners.

Organiser from UBS at the Launch. Source: Instagram user @weewu

Entries should be submitted at www.ubs.com/innovate. The deadline for submissions is September 23, 2015.


  • Participants will be divided into 4 regions: Asia-Pacific (including Japan and Australia), EMEA (Africa & Western Europe), EMEA (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East & Russia) and Americas.


  • A maximum of 15 participants per region will be shortlisted to attend Immersion Workshops in either Singapore (November 2 & 3), London (November 5 & 6), New York (November 9 & 10) or Zurich (November 12 & 13).


  • Three regional winners from each region will be selected to do a Final Pitch at the Global Final to be held in Zurich on December 10, 2015.


  • All participants must attend the Immersion Workshops / Global Final in person.



Twitter Increases Advertiser Reach on and off Twitter with Twitter Audience Platform

Singapore, 21 AUG 2015 – Last year, Twitter launched the Twitter Publisher Network to help advertisers connect with audiences beyond the platform in thousands of mobile apps while using Twitter’s powerful measurement, targeting, and creative tools. Since then, Twitter has continued to test it with customers, listened to their feedback, and gained valuable insights. They are now excited to announce significant expansions to the TPN, including a new name to better reflect the evolution of the product: Twitter Audience Platform – a simple and effective way for advertisers to reach over 700 million people on and off of Twitter.

Firstly, Twitter is expanding beyond mobile app installs and re-engagements, by offering advertisers the ability to drive two additional objectives with the Twitter Audience Platform: Tweet engagements and video views. Both are now available for the first time in beta to all managed clients globally. Secondly, Twitter is launching new creative formats to help advertisers better engage with their in-app audience. See below.

Examples of brands engaging their audience using Twitter. 

The Twitter Audience Platform extended Samsung UK’s Promoted Videos by turning them into in-app video ads
@JBLaudio used the Twitter Audience Platform to reach its target audience in apps.

To read the full press releases, visit here

Epson Unveils First-Ever Value-Priced Projectors That Deliver Beyond Full HD Resolution and High-Definition Performance for Businesses

Epson is redefining the market for business projectors with its first value-priced WUXGA projectors that deliver superb high-resolution images beyond Full HD video and other graphics-intensive content.













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3 Years warranty for Main unit
1000hours or 1 year for lamp unit whichever comes first

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To view the press release, see link

@Twitter Removes 140-character Limit from Direct Messages

Singapore, 13 AUG 2015 – Twitter users will have no doubt noticed something missing from their Direct Messages today: the limitation of 140 characters. With the removal of character limitation, users can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over.


While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages allows users to have private conversations about the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter. Each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for users to spark a conversation about what’s happening in the world.


This is why Twitter has made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months, such as enabling an option to receive Direct Messages from anyone, and group Direct Messages. Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.


However, this change won’t impact on the public side of Twitter. Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today, rich with commentary as well as photos, videos, links, Vines, gifs, and emoji.


Twitter will begin rolling out this change to Direct Messages today across both Android and iOS apps, on twitter.com, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac, and will continue to roll out worldwide over the coming weeks.


Users who cannot wait to try out longer Direct Messages should ensure that they have the latest versions of the apps to get the update immediately. Sending and receiving Direct Messages via SMS will still be limited.

Man Gets Prosthetic Hand Made With Cheap Hardware Store Parts for Less Than $100

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Howard using his “hand” to hold the bottle.

Howard is a 57 yr old construction worker and professional pipe fitter who lost his fingers in an electric saws.

His Engineering friend, Casey, used online models and a 3-D printer to build Howard a prosthesis hand

Now both of them are connected to RecFX Foundation,  which is now seeking donations to help create prostheses



Virgin Mobile plans to roll out more mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in North and Sub-Saharan Africa

Virgin Mobile plans to roll out more mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in North and Sub-Saharan Africa as it looks to take advantage of the huge opportunities in providing such services.

Mikkel Vinter, chief executive officer (CEO) of Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa, told the MVNOs Industry Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg today the company was looking to tap further into a market set to boom, following its launch in South Africa in 2006.

Vinter said Deloitte figures showed there are 1,200 MVNOs active globally, 800 of which are in Europe and less than 10 in Africa, which offers a huge opportunity to companies such as Virgin.

“The MVNO is still in its infancy in other markets. So it is still very early days. But let’s not cry over that, it is an opportunity,” he said.

“The potential for Africa is at least 500 MVNOs over the next 10 years. What a fantastic opportunity. I don’t think there is any other market out there that has the same opportunity.”

He said the African market was attractive from a demographic perspective, as well as the fact Africa is still seeing growth in mobile penetration, which has become stagnant or even declined in Europe.

“We’ve seen how the mobile businesses have literally driven revolution in Egypt for example, and there is no doubt that in Africa the mobile space is very high on the list of technologies changing the continent,” Vinter said.

Vinter said, however, that MVNOs needed to demonstrate they could add value for operators.

“You need to prove as an MVNO that you are really bringing something to the party that the operator is not able to do,” he said. “We see the two most important opportunities being in the youth and ethnic spaces.”

Virgin has launched FRiENDi Mobile in the Middle East and Asia in order to appeal to the ethnic segment, which comprises a great number of people living away from their country of birth, while Virgin Mobile is targeting the youth market.

Vinter did identify some challenges from operating in Africa, but said Virgin Mobile was not put off by them.

“The continent is very diverse. There are big countries, there are small countries, there are wealthy countries, there are poor countries. This means that your proposition must be very flexible,” he said.

“There is a heavy government involvement still in the telecoms sector. In many markets telecoms is a strategic industry and the government takes a lot of interest, from a revenue perspective but also from a security perspective.

“It is still early days in telecoms liberalisation.”

Source: humanipo.com http://bit.ly/1lmkZZR