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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 …

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 …

Earlier this week, Google ceased rolling out services for the Chinese smartphone company Huawei in order to comply with the orders of the US government. This is due to the existing trade war between the countries involved. This isn’t limited to Google — US tech firms like Intel and Qualcomm also stopped providing hardware to …

The connections formed by computer networks allow access to massive volumes of data. This facilitated the rapid development of technology and the further advancement of our knowledge bases. However, the effect of these connections is not all good. In the wrong hands, these can be used to cause harm. Methods which deliberately exploit computer systems …

Google I/O 2019 kicked off around last May 7-9, 2019 at Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, California. As usual, the annual developer conference brings good news to the tech lover, since this means new devices, software, and other innovations to watch out for. Here are some unveiling highlights which may pique your interest. Affordable Pixel …

With the previous Pixel models leaving a striking impression, many are excited for the release of Google’s Pixel 3A, which marks the company’s entry to the midrange segment of the market. Pixel 3A retails for US$399 for the 5.6-inch variant, a sharp difference relative to models in the premium range. The question is, did Pixel …

Find out how technology is changing the way parks and gardens are maintained and start learning more about our green spaces through mobile apps. With a global reputation for being a biophilic City in a Garden, Singapore goes to great lengths to balance nature and rapid urbanisation. Built-up as the city state may be, it …

Cybersecurity is still a male-dominated profession, but women are starting to get in on the action. From showing more confidence in their technical skills to being adaptable, women can play to their strengths to build a fulfilling career in cybersecurity. Though no less capable than their male counterparts, women are still underrepresented in science, technology, …

Aligned with its vision to empower sustainable smart cities for future generations, Singapore-based GBCI Ventures  announced the launch of  Building Cities Beyond Blockchain (BCB). BCB will serve as a base platform for developing smart city applications. GBCI dedicated US$10 million for projects falling under BCB. Developing Smarter Cities The blockchain protocol has APIs in its …

The prominent Brexit backer Sir James Dyson has chosen Singapore over the UK as the manufacturing base for his firm’s new electric car, as it steps up plans to take on big US rivals in automotive technology. The British manufacturer chose Singapore because of its proximity to “high-growth markets” in Asia, the chief executive, Jim Rowan, said in a …