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In early 2018, Cape Town, South Africa came dangerously close to being the world’s first major city to run out of water. People lined up for blocks to collect spring water. Stores sold out of receptacles like buckets and bowls. Bottled water was rationed in tourist-heavy parts of the city. April 12 was designated “Day …

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The number of common cyber threats detected in Singapore saw a decrease in 2018, although Singapore continues to be the target of cyber-attacks by advanced actors. These are findings released by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) in the Singapore Cyber Landscape 2018 publication today. Common cyber threats – such as website defacements, phishing, …

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The ongoing US-China trade war is turning out to be really ugly for tech companies. No matter how big or relevant the company is in tech-industry, the trade war offers them no mercy and no one is spared. We can see now that there are no winners in this trade war and their effects go …

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Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Global demand for automobiles rose significantly in the 1990s, with annual sales stabilising at close to 80 million vehicles since 2017. Faced with the flood of cars, for decades governments have attempted to improve mobility of …

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have launched a new Waste-to-Energy Research Facility that turns municipal solid waste from the NTU campus into electricity and resources. Its opening marks a step closer towards Singapore’s vision of becoming a zero-waste nation. Located in Tuas South, the facility is a $40 million project supported by the National …

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A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp’s voice call function has raised concerns over security and privacy on the popular messaging platform. We highlight some settings you can toggle to give you greater peace of mind when using WhatsApp. Unless you’ve been on a self-imposed digital detox, you probably would have heard by now about a critical …

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Innovation developed in partnership with Sembcorp Design and Construction, and Sembcorp Architects & Engineers Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed the capability to 3D print an unfurnished bathroom in less than a day. After printing, the bathroom is furnished with toilet fittings to become a pre-fabricated unit, ready for use in …

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SWITZERLAND, GENEVA – Singapore announced that its work in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance and Ethics has won a top award at the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes1.  The winners of the 18 categories2 of the WSIS Prizes were announced today during an award ceremony at the annual WSIS Forum held in Geneva, …

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We are living in the century of cities. Almost half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this is expected to increase. Along with rapid urbanisation comes the rise of Smart Cities to improve lives of citizens using various technologies, methodologies and practices. At the forefront of innovations in this domain, we have …

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A few years ago, the concept of modular phones was spreading like wildfire. At the time, it was deemed the future of the smartphone industry. The idea of being able to fully customize the features of your phone to your liking and update it whenever necessary is highly desirable. Somewhere in between though, it seems …

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