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Smellable VR is coming whether you want it or not
Modern virtual reality is a treat for the senses. Well, two of them at least. "Sight and sound have been the staple of VR environments," Benjy Li, a postdoctoral researcher with Stanford's Virtual
Ubin Part 2: Singapore Central Bank Publishes Blockchain Project Details
A new report from the Monetary Authority of Singapore details the second phase of its "Project Ubin" blockchain project.
Plant pots made to kill mosquitos are decorated with tiny little dead mosquitos
This mosquito repellent is definitely unlike any other. Ad agency TBWA and insurance agency Manulife have dubbed this plant pot the "life-saving pot," and they claim that it's the first that doubles
Tech & Science
Get your tickets for the TechCrunch Meetup in Singapore on November 23!
Last week we announced our upcoming Meetup in Singapore on November 23, and now here comes the all-important ticket information. Head to this link HERE and fill out your details to apply for one.
Google Assistant now supports Singapore English on phones
Google Assistant's language support between different platforms is a confusing mess that I won't pretend to be able to understand, but the good news is that over the past year, more languages and
Prudential, StarHub to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform In Singapore
Insurance giant Prudential has partnered with Singapore telco StarHub to launch a new blockchain-based digital trade platform for enterprises.
Singapore College Enlists Doctor Strange Clone to Promote Mystical Study Habits
Studying is hard, but it’s nothing a little magic can’t fix. Kaplan Singapore released a bizarre yet educational video teaching students how to maximize their study time thanks to “Dr. Studious.” Read
Southeast Asia’s aCommerce lands $65M led by KKR-backed Emerald Media
Southeast Asia-based aCommerce, a startup that helps brands get into e-commerce and digital media in the fast-growing region, has pulled in $65 million in new funding led by Emerald Media, an Asian
Tech In Asia raises $6.6M led by Korean conglomerate Hanwha
Tech In Asia, the Singapore-based media and events startup, has closed $6.6 million in fresh funding. The lead investor is a name that may not be too familiar to regular readers (yet) and that’s
BOLDR Expedition Swiss Automatic Field Watch: Six rugged, military-inspired styles from the repeat Kickstarter success story
Once again BOLDR has had great success launching their new models on Kickstarter, including their latest, the BOLDR Expedition Field Watch, which comes in six styles featuring a Swiss automatic
Uber riders are again getting charged thousands of dollars for trips they didn't take
Uber's "phantom rides" have struck again. Multiple Uber riders in Singapore are reporting being charged for rides halfway across the world that they never took, with charges of up to $2,949
Tech & Science
Endemol Shine Surprises With Plan to Shrink Southeast Asia Operation
Multinational TV production group Endemol Shine is to shrink its regional office in Singapore, which had been overseeing original production in Southeast Asia. The downsized operation will continue to
Rolling Stone Could Be Bought By the Son of a Singaporean Agribusiness Tycoon
Kuok Meng Ru already owns a 49% stake. Now, he wants to buy the rest.
Singtel Loses Its Title as Southeast Asia’s Most Valuable Company
It comes as the telecom sees tepid growth.
Singapore-on-Thames? This is no vision for post-Brexit Britain | Jeevan Vasagar
Emulating the wealthy city state comes with many pitfalls. For one, as Singaporeans know, going it alone means being more vulnerableFrom the glittering office towers clustered by the waterfront, to
Singapore's driverless buses to serve three towns by 2022
While driverless buses are making cameos in Las Vegas and Michigan, they're set to become a more common sight in Singapore in the near future. Following initial trials of an autonomous shuttle (fit
Spackman Boards Korean Fantasy ‘Now I Will Meet You’
Singapore-based film investor, Spackman Entertainment this week continued its drive into the Korean movie scene. It boarded upcoming Korean film “Now I Will Meet You.” Based on best-selling Japanese
Self-driving buses will soon make their way to Singapore
Singapore announced that it would see self-driving buses and shuttles transporting citizens and tourists alike by 2022, with the Punggol, Tengah, and Jurong Innovation District slated as the first
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NBCUniversal to Take Full Control of DreamWorks Channel in Asia
NBCUniversal International Networks is to take full control of the DreamWorks Channel in Southeast Asia, with effect from Jan. 1, 2018. Since launching in the region, it has been operated by HBO Asia.
Singapore Actor Rayve Zen Expands Horizons
Singaporean actor, Rayve Zen is making his mark across Asia in films as diverse as Canada/Hong Kong/Malaysia co-production “Million Loves in Me,” and China/Hong Kong production “Shock Wave.” Zen began