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The DBS 2020 Digital Treasurer Survey has revealed that businesses in Singapore continue to lead in digitalisation efforts across the Asia-Pacific (APAC). Polling around 1,700 corporate treasurers, CEOs, CFOs and business owners across the region, the survey showed that in terms of digital readiness, close to half (45%) of Singapore’s corporates have a well-defined strategy …

The government of Singapore and Apple announced their partnership on the health initiative LumiHealth, a personalized program to encourage healthy activity and behaviors using Apple Watch. The first-of-its-kind program was designed by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board in conjunction with Apple as part of the country’s Smart Nation initiative, a national effort to leverage technology to …

Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible, as well as logistically, environmentally and economically practical. Microsoft’s Project Natick team deployed the Northern …

Apple today previewed Apple Marina Bay Sands, the first Apple Store to sit directly on the water. Appearing as a sphere floating on the iridescent Marina Bay, the store introduces a new and captivating retail experience at one of the most iconic locations in Singapore. Entirely surrounded by water, Apple Marina Bay Sands offers uninterrupted …

The Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be organising the Singapore leg of the first- ever “We, the Internet” Global Citizens’ Dialogue on Saturday, 10 October, to discuss the topic of “The Future of the Internet”. Led by Dr Natalie Pang, CTIC Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer from …

Singtel launched its 5G non-standalone (NSA) network and introduced a three-month trial for its consumer and enterprise customers. As a forerunner of 5G, Singtel’s 5G NSA network is capable of delivering 5G speeds of more than 1Gbps, by harnessing 3.5GHz frequency from Singtel’s newly expanded spectrum holdings as well as existing 2100MHz spectrum while employing advanced …

As agriculture goes urban, it brings along technologies which may alter the future of food. Urban farming is the practice of agriculture — usually thought of as a rural phenomenon — in the city. Among the primary benefits of urban farming is the advancement of food production. Futurism made an infographic highlighting some of the …

Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration, announced a new $20 million Advanced Digital Solutions (ADS) scheme to fund integrated advanced digital solutions to keep worksites and workers safe. He also announced the development of the Intelligent National Productivity and Quality Specifications (iNPQS) platform, a cloud-based system containing standard …

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched a pilot to expand the use of SimplyGo to include adult EZ-Link CePAS cards, beyond Mastercard, Visa and NETS Tap contactless cards. Currently, over 300,000 daily public transport trips are paid for using SimplyGo. Pilot to Expand Use of SimplyGo to Adult EZ-Link cards More than 2,000 registered …

Artificial intelligence for crops, super-charged nutrient absorption, and lab-grown alternative proteins. What do these industry buzzwords mean for Singapore’s future of food? And has the current pandemic changed anything? We speak to three companies making waves in the food innovation ecosystem. TAPPING ON CROP INTELLIGENCE Archisen develops and operates systems and solutions to grow local …