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HWM Singapore August 2019

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HWM Singapore is a monthly consumer technology publication covering the 3Cs of tech -- Computers, Consumer Electronics & Communications (and now Software & Games). A strong technology brand with independent editions throughout South-east Asia since 2000, HWM Singapore is known for its authoritative product comparison shootouts, analytical feature stories, benchmarked product reviews and technical walkthroughs. Feast your eyes on easy-to-read layouts, useful tips and decisive reviews, before plonking that hard-earned dollar on the best technology for you, your social circle and your home.

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Singapore Press Holdings Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
to infinity...or maybe just mars for now

Space: The final frontier. These are, or will be, hopefully, the voyages of billionaire Elon Musk and his private space company SpaceX’s starship Starship. Its mission: to one day take humankind to Mars. To seek out and settle on a new world. To boldly go where we have gone before, but now with the intention of staying there. In this issue, we look at the advances made so far by private firms such as SpaceX, and examine how suitable humans are as a long-term spacefaring race in the first place. Yes, we’ve got a juicy nugget of a science issue this month. So strap in for a wild ride (translation: you might have to re-read our main feature a couple of times to digest it. I know I did). Before you sit down…

2 min.
simplicity is bliss with m1’s new #buildyourown mobile plans!

Today’s technologies afford us a great many options – sometimes too many. And with choices... inevitably comes confusion. Now, this concept holds true for a lot of things, and mobile plans are no exception. To that end, telecommunications provider M1 has done their homework and found that the most effective solution also happens to be the simplest. WHY NOT LET USERS CONSTRUCT THEIR OWN PLANS? Exactly. As such, M1 has scrapped their 19 existing plans for just two! The first is a SIM-only Plan, starting at $25 a month, while the second is a Plan with Device that starts from $30 a month. The base SIM-only plan sports a tidy 30GB data package, coupled with 1,000 minutes of talktime and 1,000 SMS. If that’s not crazy enough, you can add bundle packs that costs…

2 min.
vacuum and mop simultaneously: powerful, uninterrupted cleaning with the philips speedpro max aqua

The Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua asks some important questions. Like why lug a heavy conventional vacuum cleaner around, or a bucket of water when mopping? Cleaning is a chore, but this nifty device is here to ease these old housekeeping dilemmas. AN EFFICIENT 3-IN-1 CLEANING EXPERIENCE The Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua functions as a vacuum, mop and handheld cleaner for uninterrupted 3-in-1 cleaning. Forget cables, heavy motors or splashing buckets - all it takes is a push of a button to get started! It’s incredibly flexible too, with an integrated handheld unit that fits easily into tight spaces, allowing it to reach under low furniture. With its LED nozzle, you’ll leave no dust bunnies behind! THE CORDLESS STICK VACUUM WITH LOADS OF POWER The Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua promises the fastest1 cordless vacuuming experience…

7 min.
the latest and greatest

THE FANS ARE WINDOWS TO ITS SOUL This mid-tower chassis sports a pair of eye-catching front cooling RGB fans, with an onboard RGB controller. Show off your build components with a tinted side glass panel. With so many fans moving air around, the dust issue is taken care off by an easily removed magnetic air filter. IT’S A CAMERA AND PRINTER ROLLED INTO ONE Canon’s new iNSPiC compact instant camera is ideal to tout around in clutch bags or pockets for fun outings! It features a 8MP fixed focus camera for easy shots. There’s even a built-in LED ring light for low-light shots. It’s the perfect camera for selfies and instant printouts! It comes in three fun colors, i.e., Bubble Gum Pink, Bumble Bee Yellow, Seaside Blue. WITH LASER FOCUS This series of portable laser…

2 min.
fun with instant prints, now with sound too!

Instant cameras are fun. Just ask Fujifilm. Their instax series of instant cameras has seen continued popularity for over 20 years. Launched in 1998, they’ve now shipped over 45 million instax cameras around the world in over 100 countries. However, if you think there’s nothing else to innovate in a physical photo, think again. Fujifilm’s latest instax mini LiPlay is a hybrid instant camera that doesn’t just let you shoot and print from the same device, you can now even embed an audio clip into your photo. Using the ‘Sound’ function1 , you can record up to 10 seconds of audio2 to your shots. This audio data is then uploaded to the cloud and combined into your photo print in the form of a QR Code. When you pass around an…

1 min.
picture me rollin’

As it turns out, not everyone who has a couple of millions to splash on cars wants a sporty car with poor ground clearance, a rock hard ride, and zero boot space. Some of these people simply want to waft about in something nice and practical, but preferably still quick. A plausible solution is the new McLaren GT. As its name suggests, it’s a Grand Tourer. And it’s more a competitor to the Ferrari Portofino than the F8 Tributo. Though it looks sporty, it’s actually quite practical. You still have a small boot up front in the nose that’s good for one or two weekend bags, but you now also have a rear luggage space above the engine that can even accommodate a full-size golf bag. At long last, owners no…