• Blog posts by Alvin Soon

Alvin Soon / Associate Features Editor

I like coffee and cameras, but not together.

Arrival is not your usual alien movie, and that’s why it works

Alvin Soon

Arrival is a thoughtful and mysterious first contact movie that eschews big action sequences in favor of communication and relationships. Here’s why it works.

Boldly going, together

Alvin Soon

Star Trek has been roundly criticized for, among other things, being bland, socialist, communist, imperialist, unrealistic and hopelessly naive. But here’s why Star Trek has always been about hope for me.

There are 4 challenges that smart cities and Smart Nation have to overcome

Alvin Soon

The smart city’s time has come, but that doesn’t mean everybody will automatically benefit. These are the four key challenges that smart cities have to overcome to make smart cities better cities.

The curious case of the missing MacBook Pro for pros

Alvin Soon

In case you missed it, developers and creative professionals have been kicking up a storm since Apple announced the new MacBook Pros. The negative reaction has been brutal, and startling in its immensity. Here’s why.

Google's Pixel is getting rave reviews, here's why that's bad for its partners

Alvin Soon

Google's new Pixel smartphones aren’t here in Singapore yet, but the reviews have just dropped in the US, and they are positively glowing. Here's why that's bad news for its Android partners.

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  • Vijay Anand
  • Zachary Chan
  • Ng Chong Seng
  • Alvin Soon
  • James Lu
  • Kenny Yeo
  • PY Ho
  • Wong Chung Wee
  • Koh Wanzi

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