• Blog posts by Alvin Soon

Alvin Soon / Associate Features Editor

I like coffee and cameras, but not together.

What activity trackers (including the Apple Watch) need to crack health and fitness

Alvin Soon

I love the promise of activity trackers, that you can improve your health and fitness with the power of metrics and technology. But none of the trackers on the market today can really help to change your life in a significant way. That's because they're all missing one thing.

5 Things I Learned about Gear in 7 Years as a Tech Journo

Alvin Soon

Take one step forward and one glance back - I suddenly realise I've been a tech journalist for seven years. A tech journo's life is interesting, seven isn't long, isn't short, and I've learned a few tidbits along the way. Want to hear?

This is the Posture of Our Age

Alvin Soon

As the boat pushed out of Changi jetty, the seaspray kicked up and we bounced up and down on the wakes of sister ferries. The salty wind on my face, I glanced back at my fellow passengers, and saw half of them looking down at their phones.

My Favorite Camera of 2013: The Fujifilm X100S

Alvin Soon

As resident camera reviewer for HWZ, a lot of cameras pass through my desk, some bad, some good. The Fujifilm X100S is my favorite camera for 2013, here's why.

Nikon Releases a Full-frame Mirrorless Camera: Imaginary Reports from an Alternate Universe

Alvin Soon

Let’s play a little thought experiment, and imagine an alternate universe, just one quantum away. In this alternate universe, there exists a camera company called Nikon, and it's been releasing cameras that are almost but not quite like the ones we've seen in our universe...

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