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New Mobvoi TicWatch Pro sleek yet tough

About two years ago, I reviewed the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro and found the sleek-looking smartwatch, which uses Google’s Wear OS, to be great value for money. The refreshed version – the TicWatch Pro 2020 – is now here and it comes with 1GB system memory, twice that of its predecessor. In other words, apps should […]

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Legends Of Runeterra levels the playing field

A free mobile game based on the beloved collectible card game genre is launching today on Android and iOS devices, with Singapore the first country in the world to get it. As if that is not enough to whet this old gamer’s appetite, this game – called Legends Of Runeterra by renowned American video game […]

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Intuitive sports earbuds with long battery life

Adidas recently launched its line of sports wireless headphones here with the over-ear RPT-01 and the in-ear FWD-01. We tested the FWD-01 to see if it is the perfect pair of sports headphones for workouts. Available in a black and dark grey colour scheme, the FWD-01 earbuds have a unique design with a knitted tangle-free […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+ sound as good as they look

Launched together with the Samsung Galaxy S20-series smartphones – resulting in their flying under the radar – the Galaxy Buds+ true wireless in-ear headphones are the successors to last year’s Buds. With the “plus” in the name, you can probably guess that the Buds+, which cost $30 more than the original, offer incremental upgrades. In […]

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Returning to Ori’s wonderful world

One of the year’s most eagerly anticipated video games, Ori And The Will Of The Wisps, is available today exclusively for Microsoft Xbox One and Windows 10. The sequel to the critically acclaimed Ori And The Blind Forest (2015) sees players reprise their role as Ori, an endearing guardian spirit, to fend off a new […]

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Home security camera that is also a smart home hub

D-Link’s latest Wi-Fi camera (DCS-8330LH) may look like a typical home security camera, but it has a neat trick up its sleeves. The camera has a built-in smart home hub that uses the Zigbee standard to connect wirelessly to Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Users can create their own home automation scenarios, such as receiving a smartphone […]

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What you need to be a drone racer

So you want to be a drone racer? Here is a breakdown of what you will need. First, a drone. Racing drones are not like regular aerial photography ones, but are built for speed and agility. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access […]

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Wi-Fi 6 router that is easy on the wallet

The TP-Link Deco X20 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System is one of the first entry-level Wi-Fi 6 routers on the market. At $339 for a set of three identical units, the X20 brings the price point of routers supporting the new wireless standard – which promises faster speeds with Wi-Fi 6-compatible devices – to mainstream […]

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Drone racing takes off

It is the first Saturday of March and the skies above Margaret Drive threatened rain, but there was literally a “buzz” in the air. Sounding like a swarm of bees, a pack of drones zipped through the air and reached speeds of 150kmh above an open field. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading […]

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Prince Andrew ‘Shut The Door’ On Jeffrey Epstein Probe Cooperation, Says U.S. Prosecutor

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Philippines to declare public health emergency to contain spread of coronavirus

MANILA • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will declare a public health emergency to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, after the country recorded its first case of community transmission, officials said yesterday. The nation’s health ministry has reported three new cases of the infection since Friday, adding to the three Chinese tourists who were […]

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Cops urge calm after fight over toilet paper in Sydney store

SYDNEY • A fight over toilet paper in an Australian supermarket yesterday, the latest violence sparked by coronavirus-induced panic buying in the country, has prompted the police to call for calm. A video widely shared online shows three women pulling one another’s hair and screaming as they struggle over a large pack of the highly […]

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Foreign worker envoys help combat fake news on coronavirus

Some panicked after mistaking the number of discharged coronavirus cases for the death toll. Others read reports that their home countries would be banning travellers from Singapore and tried to quit their jobs in a fluster. With fake news spreading faster than the coronavirus itself among foreign workers, the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) has been […]

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DPM Heng launches campaign to spur kindness during coronavirus outbreak

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat urged people yesterday to be kinder to one another during the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking at the launch of Overcome As One, a campaign organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement, at Our Tampines Hub, he said: “Singaporeans have been responding very well. They have been very caring, responsible and vigilant. […]

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Coronavirus: How to get out of habit of touching your face

NEW YORK • Now that we know it is bad to touch our faces, how do we break a habit that most of us did not know we had? Throughout the day, we touch a lot of surfaces – doorknobs, lift buttons, subway poles – where viruses, including the new coronavirus, can linger for days. […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: Why still so dirty, Singapore?

The perennial question of how clean Singapore is has once again come under the spotlight, with the Government last week emphasising the importance of public hygiene in combating the spread of the coronavirus. The Republic might have a reputation of being a clean city, but a Sunday Times check at five hawker centres islandwide found […]

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Chinatown hawkers offer discounts to draw customers back after business dips due to coronavirus outbreak

It has been a lean few weeks for hawkers at the Chinatown Complex Food Centre, but some tasty promotions this weekend have got diners streaming in to get their fix of local fare. It was a welcome sight for the stall owners, who have seen business dip by up to 80 per cent as people […]

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Coronavirus: CNY celebration by singing group led to second-largest cluster here

The Feb 15 event at Safra Jurong, which has been linked to 21 Covid-19 cases as of last night, was a Chinese New Year celebration attended by members of a Hokkien singing group. According to the event’s emcee, about 200 people were at the dinner, and the night featured song-and-dance performances and a lohei tossing […]

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Coronavirus infections cross 100,000 as Europe sees spike in cases

Coronavirus infections continued to spread rapidly around the world – especially in emerging hot spots across Europe – officially crossing the 100,000 mark globally. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) tamped down hopes that the outbreak may taper off with warmer weather in summer, saying the virus might continue to spread. Yesterday, the number of […]

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CCs, RCs suspend classes attended by confirmed coronavirus cases

As Singapore’s list of confirmed coronavirus cases grows longer, all activities and classes at community clubs (CCs) and residents’ committees (RCs) that were attended by those infected will be suspended for the next two weeks. The decision was taken after it emerged that several cases in the cluster at Safra Jurong were involved in singing […]

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Malta arrests half of its traffic police

More than half of Malta’s traffic police have been arrested, authorities have said. They have all been detained on suspicion of committing fraud by claiming overtime that they had not worked, according to officials. Officers have drawn up emergency plans to ensure they have enough police to put on the streets following the clampdown. Motorists […]