Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Sun, 2016-07-17 15:34
The use of social media is commonly associated with younger folk.
Nine in 10 millennials here use Facebook, the most popular social media platform here. On average, they spend 2.3 hours a day on social media, according to global insight consultancy TNS.
But some millennials here - aged 16 to 34 - do not have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts or have not logged on in months.
This minority - The Sunday Times found six of them - may watch the occasional YouTube video or have a LinkedIn or Google Plus account, but do not post updates.
Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Wed, 2016-07-13 09:42
SAN FRANCISCO - Pokemon Go mania has players armed with smartphones hunting streets, parks, rivers, landmarks and other sites to capture monsters and gather supplies.
The free app, based on a Nintendo title that debuted 20 years ago, has been adapted to the mobile internet age by Niantic Labs, a company spun out of Google last year.
Pokemon Go uses smartphone satellite location, graphics and camera capabilities to overlay cartoon monsters on real world settings, challenging players to capture and train the creatures for battles.
Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Fri, 2016-06-17 12:06
It's widely held that certain gadgets, cars and other tech have deliberately short lifespans, to make you shell out to replace them. What's the reality?
"They don't make 'em like they used to," as the idiom goes. So it would seem for the Centennial Light.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-14 11:32
Submitted by pristeo@a1 on Fri, 2016-06-10 12:53
For some, leaving your earphones at home when you head out is enough to ruin your day.
If you are a person on the go, you will understand how invaluable these can be.
Nothing helps you through long train rides and walks under Singapore's scorching sun better than a mood-boosting playlist on a trusty set of earphones.
A reliable set will meet these criteria: superb noise isolation to block out the sound of bus engines, excellent bass and clarity in a crowd, and convenient for carrying around.
So what can you get for less than $100?
Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-07 12:55
Inspired by an app that lets you swipe for new pals, Tiffanie Wen explores how the digital age has changed friendship.
Nowadays, telling someone that you've started using a dating app is hardly an unusual thing to say. Unless it's to your new husband.
Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Thu, 2016-05-12 11:19
In China, savvy entrepreneurs are making millions a year by mining bitcoin. Danny Vincent visited one of the world's biggest facilities of its kind to film the activity and people within.
On the edge of a tiny Chinese town is a strange building where you can get an insight into the future - and only a handful of people know what is happening inside.
Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Mon, 2016-04-25 19:21
Bigwigs, celebrities and ordinary people are saying no to smartphones and going - or staying - old school flip.
On the subway, commuting into the heart of New York City, Danny Groner stands out. He is one of the only people in the carriage not staring at a small screen.
He's proud to not be one of the more than two-thirds of Americans who own a smartphone.
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Wed, 2016-04-20 14:10
"Photojournalist? Got such a thing, huh?" asked the condominium manager when he looked at my name card.
This was in 2006 when I was on assignment for another local newspaper.
"These days, everyone is a photographer, what. Just take a camera and shoot. What's so difficult?" he continued with the insults.
I remember having the urge to whack him on his head with my DSLR camera.
It was not the first time I had heard such slights, but that incident somehow stayed with me.
Submitted by ngkaiqi@a1 on Wed, 2016-03-02 14:16
Service will allow users to pay at almost all retail outlets that accept credit cards
When Samsung Pay makes its debut in Singapore this year, its users will be able to tap their phones to pay at almost all retail outlets that accept credit cards, including those that have yet to upgrade to newer contactless payment terminals.
Rival mobile payment service Apple Pay, which is slated to launch here later this year, requires merchants to upgrade to new contactless card readers with Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless capabilities.