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We Need More Battery Power

Seow Tein Hee

Panic and desperation. These are the two raw emotions we feel when our mobile devices display the low battery warning. Is it that hard to marry battery mileage and outstanding performance on a mobile device?

Leica Opens its First Concept Store in the Region

Alvin Soon

Leica; it seems you either love, hate or secretly desire the little red dot. No matter how you feel about them, you can now get an up close and personal look at the legendary cameras. Leica has opened its first dedicated store in the region, and I visited its opening at the Raffles Hotel Arcade, catching a special titanium guest in the process.

The Organic Role of Home Appliances & Personal Care Electronics

Terence Ang

Recently, upon my return from the 50th IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany, I begin to marvel at how we've often ignored the technologies that have to work with 'wet or organic elements' such as the washing machine, coffee machines, microwave ovens and of course, the electric shaver. Probably one of the reasons why they're often overlooked is because they're so attached to us (sometimes literally), that we would see them as an integral always-on element in our lives.

Sandy Bridge Motherboards May Not Have Native USB 3.0

Vijay Anand

This Christmas is going to be pretty interesting for everyone with a whole slew of new products in every tech segment. Of particular interest in this blog update is the state of USB 3.0 on new generation motherboards on the horizon. Is Intel even interested in USB 3.0? Judging by new P67 and H67 boards pictured, perhaps not as much as we hoped.

A Chance to Interact with Robots

Dr. Jimmy Tang

If you've always wondered what Japan's robot technology can help in making our lives better in the future, then you have to head down to Japan Creative Centre at Nassim Road to get a glimpse of these robots in action. It's a 2 week exhibition with Japanese companies such as NEC and Toshiba showcasing some of their inventions. We caught a preview of the exhibition last week and we have a couple of videos here, just in case you can't make it to the exhibition.

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