Tech & Gaming
HWM Singapore

HWM Singapore September 2019

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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
how do you use social media?

In this issue, we got our writers to divorce themselves from major internet services for a week. What will they do when they don’t have access to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Google search? Will they find alternatives? Will they go outside to play? Jump in muddy puddles? The topic also made me look at how I personally use social media. It’s not a matter of replicating everything I share onto every popular platform. Everything has its niche use. For example, Facebook is mostly a source of breaking news; what I check on waking up to see what I missed while I was sleeping. And from there, I fan out to external sources to read more. That’s about it. I don’t really use Facebook much as an actual social network. For public sharing…

2 min.
seal the deal with the samsung galaxy note10/10+ and singtel’s xo plans

The brand-new Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ are mobile powerhouses like no other, uniting a trinity of processing power, razor-sharp cameras and intelligent peripherals. But when paired with Singtel’s XO plans, you can add immense data bundles and media subscriptions to the repertoire, cementing them as the most powerful Samsung Galaxy Note experiences yet. SIZE DOES MATTER The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ boasts an impressive 6.8-inch display, while the Note 10’s screen clocks in at 6.3-inch. Either way, the duo’s brilliant, incredibly cinematic Infinity Display is perfect for showing off high-definition images, and the tiny, front-facing camera lens doesn’t eat into the screen size either. Speaking of matches, Samsung is also the presenting sponsor of Singtel TV’s broadcast of the Premier League. Football fans might be particularly interested in pairing the phones with…

8 min.
the latest and greatest

PURIFY AND COOL ME! Touted as the world’s first personal purifying fan, the Dyson Pure Cool Me is a desktop fan that cools you with purified air. Its airflow is delivered via Dyson’s Core Flow technology. Adjust the fan’s dome to change the angle of the highly focused air stream. It also rotates from side to side to deliver airflow through a 70º range. It comes in two colour options, i.e., White/Silver or Gunmetal/Copper. SWITCH GOES LITE The Nintendo Switch Lite sports s 5.5-inch 720p touch-enabled disaply, with integrated controls and no kickstand. This Lite version doesn’t support video output to a TV though, it’s purely a handheld gaming console for fans on the go. There are three exciting colors to pick, i.e., yellow, gray and turquoise. GAMING NIRVANA This not-for-sale ultimate gaming machine is…

1 min.
the speed of electricity

Lotus has just unveiled its first, and also Britain’s first hypercar and it’s called the Evija. The name is derived from Hebrew and it roughly translates to mean alive. And boy oh boy will you feel alive once you plant on your foot on the Evija’s accelerator. Thanks to four electric motors at each wheel, total power output is an incredible 1,970hp and maximum torque is a whopping 1,700nm — more than double a Ferrari 488 Pista. As a result, performance is biblical. Lotus claims 0-100km/h in less than 3 seconds and 0-300km/h in less than 9 seconds. So in the time it takes your typical Grab ride to get to 100km/h, the Evija would already be hurtling towards the horizon at over three times the speed. Top speed is…

3 min.
the fight for your time

The backlog of shows I want to watch but never got to keeps getting longer. Stranger Things, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Narcos, Altered Carbon, that Godzilla anime, are all shows that I piqued my interest but I never got around to watching. And this is only on Netflix. My ability to watch TV shows and movies diminished significantly and changed irrevocably two years ago when my daughter appeared in this world. Not that I’m complaining, I’m merely sharing my plight. My backlog situation is about to get a lot worse in the months ahead as media giants Disney and WarnerMedia gear up to launch their own streaming services, Disney+ and HBO Max, respectively. Not content to let traditional media companies have their way, Apple announced earlier this year that it intends to…

4 min.
beyond smartphones: the 5g future

Let’s start with something simple. At the Smart City and IoT Summit in Taipei, you said that the impact of 5G broadband would be as big as the invention of electricity. How so? I think the paradigm shift that we all have to get used to with 5G is that it’s no longer just a “G” thing. It’s not like 3G to 4G where you saw the smartphone become the de facto ambassador of the service. 5G is much, much more than that. In fact, a lot of the things that 5G will enable are beyond the smartphone; things that you as a consumer won’t even see, but will benefit from. The factory that utilises 5G for their intelligent IoT system that makes your product at the end of the day, down…