*UPDATE* The official retail price of StarCraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm in Singapore will be S$49.90 and in Malaysia, it will be MYR125. There will be a Licence2Play exclusive pre-order event at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall E, from 7th till 9th December 2012. Singapore will be launching 1 day earlier, on the 11th March 2013, and the Battle.net SEA servers will go live from 7pm on the same day.
StarCraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm will be launching next year, on the 12th March 2013. The retail box version and digital download version will be available for US$39.99 (S$49), the collector’s edition will be available for US$79.99 (S$98). You can get both StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty from Battle.net for a discounted price of US$59.99 (S$73.36).
Happy 28th birthday my dearest wifey! I did not get any present for you this year, unless you do count the Pixel Ruler that I bought for you last month as a present! I will put in more effort next year =p
Bought the Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter from Apple Online Store (Singapore) for S$28. Initially it was only available in Europe as in Europe if you are selling mobile phones, it has to come with Micro USB connectivity. But last Saturday, in a surprise move by Apple, they decided to make it available for all.
I am proud that Singapore made it into the tech news last week with the announcement of the world’s thinnest 2.5″ hybrid hard drive! It is only 5mm thick and is capable of storing 1TB of normal HDD and 32GB of SSD.
One of the main challenges in reducing the thickness of current 7mm hard disk drives by almost 30% without compromising on its performance and stability is its spindle motor design. To achieve a reduction in size, DSI researchers developed a proprietary axial field motor which runs smoother, quieter, more efficiently, lowering power consumption by up to 70% yet at a fraction of the cost of SSDs. The motor’s design has been patented, along with 30 other unique designs for the “A-Drive”. In addition, DSI has collaborated with multinational corporations and local companies, such as Seiko Instruments, Miyoshi, and Unisteel, to develop key components for the “A-Drive”.
On the 30th October 2012, Lenovo announced a new range of convertible devices that is designed for Windows 8. They called it convertible devices instead of laptops/notebooks because those devices are more than just a simple laptop/notebook.
The IdeaPad Yoga 13 and IdeaPad Yoga 11 allows the screen to be rotated though a 360° angle and switch between laptop and tablet mode. The hinge has been stressed test though a 25,000 times rotation.
This is the 4th Google Nexus handset known as Nexus 4 and it is made by LG. The screen is huge now at 4.7″ with resolution of 1280×768 (320ppi), back camera is now 8MP, processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz (quad-core) and RAM has been bumped to 2GB. It also includes wireless charging using any Qi-compatible charger. Do note that LTE is not supported in the Nexus 4.