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  • Mohd Hisham 10:57 pm on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , lfc, liverpool, liverpoolfc   

    Infographic: Top 10 Reasons to Head-on to LiverpoolFC Xtra 

     

     

    Here’s the Top 10 Reasons why you should check out LiverpoolFC Xtra, Of course, if you are diehard Liverpool  fans like me, you won’t need any reasons at all. 10 Ten Things LiverpoolFCImage Source: http://xtra.liverpoolfc.com/

     

     
  • Mohd Hisham 2:52 pm on November 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: qotd   

    Feed a man some fishes while teaching him how to fish because no point teaching if he ain’t gonna make it to tomorrow. And even if you can’t teach EVERYONE how to fish, at least the few who learn might be able to help the rest. Ridzuan Ashim 07-11-2014  
     
  • Mohd Hisham 9:42 am on November 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: #halo #xbox #masterchief #guardians   

    Halo The Master Chief Collection 

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    Master Chief orders you to come in for a debrief on selected missions since inception.

    What you need to know:

    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection by Microsoft Studios
    • Format: Blu-ray for Xbox One, Xbox Live-enabled.
    • S$69.90 available by Nov 11, 2014

    Halo: Master Chief Collection offers the complete story of Halo’s legendary Master Chief on one console.

    Featuring;

    • - unlocked cut scenes with improved quality at 60 frames per second,
    • - a total of 45 campaign missions from Halo 1, 2, 3 & 4
    • - 100 multiplayer and Spartan ops from all four Halo titles in their respective engines,
    • - all new Master menu for seamless navigation, new Halo: Nightfall live-action digital series
    • - Play Master Chief Collection and Halo: Nightfall to unlock exclusive contents and items to be used on Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta(to be included in Halo 5 soon).

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    Game updates on future planned releases: Halo: Spartan Strike Halo 5: The Guardians For TV releases: Halo Channel For digital releases: Halo: Nightfall

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    Are you ready?

     
  • Mohd Hisham 3:15 am on November 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aas, ,   

    His Cloud Kicks aaS! 

    My-Cloud-Kicks-aaSAs seen at the recently held #GeekCampSg #GeekCampSg2014

     

     
  • Mohd Hisham 10:20 am on October 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dr vivian balakrishnan, geekcampsg   

    #GeekCampSg: Reflection of Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s Presentation 

    Dr Vivian Balakrishnan GeekCampSg 2014

    Listening through Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s presentation on him being a geek at home yesterday – was pretty hard. I had to separate my personal, political thoughts about him – and look at him from a tech aficionado point of view and I have to say that I am amazed that he dabbles in hardware hacking. And that he is also open to embracing mesh networks – which is what you would do when the ISPs go down and you still want to share information.

    Add to what he’s been doing with his ministry (Environment and Water Resources) with regard to sharing information about water, air quality and general weather index.

    He quipped that when there is flooding everyone tweets and shares the info but when the flood recedes, no one says anything. So his ministry have designed in a way that the drains send out tweets about flooding level.

    I like that he is part of a group of public servants who are pushing for open data sharing with the public. I do get that he has inserted public policies in his presentation, but those are the policies that make sense. And they are better for Singapore in future too. The MyEnv app is a great tool to report about the various conditions in Singapore and to have access to a more accurate figures of the weather in Singapore. Check it out below.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sg.gov.nea&hl=en

    https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/myenv/id444435182?mt=8

     
  • Mohd Hisham 11:56 am on October 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 4x4, ac, ,   

    LInksys Rolls Out 4×4 Wireless AC Routers 

    Linksys E8350 AC2400 Router

     

    Linksys announced recently in a press release that they have launched their first 4×4 Wireless AC router aimed at households with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming, Linksys AC2400 Dual Band WiFi Router (E8350). The new router is equipped with 4 external antennae and provides wireless network speeds up to 2.4 Gbps. Check out the specifications and press release below.

    Technical Specifications

    The Linksys AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router offers the fastest Wi-Fi technology for a seamless entertainment experience. This 4×4 AC router is the latest in Wireless-AC, delivering four simultaneous, independent data streams to devices on the network for speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps**. The AC2400 helps provide the best overall performance to single devices that require high band such as video streaming or online gaming. The AC2400 features a 1.4 GHz CPU, four Gigabit ports, and an eSATA port with data transfer speeds of up to 3 Gbps.

    • Concurrent dual-band wireless operation (600 + 1733 Mbps)
    • Data transfer rates of up to 600 Mbps on 2.4GHz (3 spatial streams with 256QAM)
    • Data transfer  rates of up to 1733 Mbps on 5GHz (4 spatial streams)
    • 4 Removable and adjustable antennas
    • 4-Port Gigabit Switch/1-Gigabit WAN Port
    • USB 3.0 / 2.0 / eSATA Ports
    • MU-MIMO Ready – which will provide simultaneous streaming and gaming on multiple devices without speed degradation when technology is available
    • Integrated DHCP server with dynamic and static IP address assignment
    • PPTP, IPSec and L2TP Pass through
    • Storage features for external USB hard disk and flash drives (supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and HFS+)
    • UPnP IGD and media server
    • Supports DLNA for home media management
    • Virtual USB support
    • Beamforming
    • Wall Mountable
      E8350: 802.11ac 1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz) is up to 6x faster physical data rate compared to 802.11n 300 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi routers using two antennas to transmit and receive data. An 802.11ac adapter may be needed to achieve 11ac data rates. For best performance, use router with a compatible AC1733 wireless device. The standard transmission rates—1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz) and 600 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)—are the physical data rates.

     

    Pricing and Availability

    The new Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350) is available from November 7, for MSRP S$399 exclusively at Challenger and their online store.

    Linksys E8350 AC2400 Router Back View

     

     
  • Mohd Hisham 9:42 am on October 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: business process, cognitive system, , watson   

    NUS To Offer Southeast Asia First IBM Watson-based Cognitive Education System 

    L-R: Prof. Bernard Yeung (Dean, NUS Business School), Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan (President, National University of Singapore) , Janet Ang (Managing Director, IBM Singapore), Kellar Nevill (General Manager, IBM ASEAN),   Prof. David S. Rosenblum (Dean, NUS School of Computing)

    L-R: Prof. Bernard Yeung (Dean, NUS Business School), Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan (President, National University of Singapore) , Janet Ang (Managing Director, IBM Singapore), Kellar Nevill (General Manager, IBM ASEAN), Prof. David S. Rosenblum (Dean, NUS School of Computing)

    IBM and National University of Singapore signed an agreement to offer the first Watson-based cognitive computing education in Southeast Asia. The Watson system will allow students to develop business innovations to gain a competitive advantage.

    IBM Watson enable users to interact naturally, complements Big Data analysis and insights, and learn to improve assistance to users. It was also used by DBS Singapore to gain better insights into its Customer Relationship Management and improve its customer experience.

    Selected undergraduate and post-graduate students from NUS School of Computing, BUS Business School and NUS Business Analytics Centre will be enrolled in early 2015 for the Watson-based cognitive systems experience in Asia.

    For more information on IBM Watson, please visit http://www.ibmwatson.com

     

     
  • Mohd Hisham 7:56 am on October 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: analytics, , big data, cloud and security, , ,   

    LiveBlog: IBM XCITE 2014 

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    Follow the liveblog to follow the exciting updates at IBM Xcite 2014. Expect updates about mobile, big data, analytics, social media, cloud and security

    Live Blog IBM XCITE 2014
     

     
  • Mohd Hisham 7:32 pm on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: casio, , touchscreen   

    Casio AT550-7 Watch with Touchscreen – Microsoft Analog Keyboard for Android Wear 

    Check out this demonstration of the Casio AT-550-7 watch with touch screen function.

    Casio launched this watch in 1984. Yes, that was not a typo. The screen utilized capacitive technology, where in 1984, preceded  the resistive screens of the earlier smart devices like the Palm Pilot and Compaq iPaq.

    Liquid Crystal described it best in their 2012 article;

    Casio’s AT-550 (and its variants, the AT-551 and AT-552) used the [320] module and were incredibly technologically advanced for their time (I know I say this a lot, but you have to remember that this was 1984 and it would be a good 10 years before similar technology appeared in Palm devices – and maybe even SMART devices today!)

    Microsoft has recently revealed a special project that they have designed for the Android Wear. Here’s the gist of their project.

    As touch screens are getting smaller, soft keyboards are getting harder to use. For example, on a 1.6” smart watch, a soft keyboard with 10 keys across has keys less than 1/8” (3mm) wide. Speech recognition can be a viable alternative, but unfortunately, speaking into your watch is not always appropriate or even possible (noisy environments).

    With the Analog Keyboard Project we are exploring handwriting recognition for text input on small touch screens. Handwriting, unlike speech, is discreet and not prone to background noise. And unlike soft keyboards, where many keys have to share the small touch surface, handwriting methods can offer the entire screen (or most of it) for each symbol. This allows each letter to be entered rather comfortably, even on small devices. In fact, it has been shown that some handwriting systems can be used without even looking at the screen [1]. Finally, handwriting interfaces require very little design changes to run on round displays, which are becoming increasingly popular.

    Check out more details on their project on this link and to find out how to download the software to your Android Wear devices.

    http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/analogkeyboard/index.htm

    This brings me back to the days that I have to remember how to write on Palm Pilot. The popularity of the Palm Pilot gestures were so prevalent that when there were Pocket PC variants, they allowed Palm input styles too.

     
  • Mohd Hisham 7:06 pm on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: #NationOfKindness, singapore kindness movement   

    Walking Down Orchard Road With A Smile on Your Face 

    If you happened to be near Ngee Ann City this weekend, be prepared to leave the place with a smile on your face. The Singapore Kindness Movement have prepared a special activity for passersby, as seen in these photos.

    A volunteer giving a high-five to cheer up a passer-by

    A volunteer giving a high-five to cheer up a passer-by

    A volunteer giving a hug to a kid

    A volunteer giving a hug to a kid

    A volunteer giving out balloons to surprise a family

    A volunteer giving out balloons to surprise a family

    A volunteer sharing umbrella with a couple

    A volunteer sharing umbrella with a couple

    The gaily-decorated Kindness Nexus features an LED countdown timer that runs down every 60 minutes. Volunteers will emerge from the container every hour, armed with a variety of mood changers—from bright balloons, to cooling refreshments, high-fives, and more—to surprise passers-by with small gifts and acts of kindness and affirmation.

    Do check out http://www.makesomeonesday.sg/ for more information on the Singapore Kindness Movement.

    Make a positive act today, won’t you? :)

    Image Credits: Singapore Kindness Movement

     
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