Casio's canny trek tech

WITH its new WSD-F21HR, Casio has incorporated a heart-rate sensor for the first time to tempt those who have donned Garmins or Fitbits. Like all of Casio's tough watches, the F21HR is still the Hulk of wearables. Garmin Fenix wearers might scoff at it, but dainty Fitbit wearers will be in for a...


Say aye to tech eyes - with night vision

I'LL admit to not being very strict about home security. It's partly because, hey, it's Singapore, and secondly, home security cameras are legitimately fiddly to set up, especially if you want to mount one outside.


Sensual sound from B&O's new head-huggers

BANG & OLUFSEN's latest flagship Beoplay H9 (2019) headphones should be nearly at the top of your shopping list if you're looking for a good pair of noise-cancelling (NC) headphones.


Aim, shoot, print. Repeat.

IT'S funny how things come full circle after a while. Cameras, for example, have become so sophisticated that they can shoot a rock-solid image while you're bouncing up and down in a car.


Midpack Marvel

ANYONE who has asked me what a good smartphone is has walked away being recommended Google's Pixel range, among other models.


Devialet's Phantom Menace

WITH futuristic, HR Giger-esque designs, Devialet's speakers look more like science fiction props than real-life tech. The French speaker maker is known for its massive and outre products, but for their latest speaker, Devialet appears to have gone the sensible route and designed something which...


Galaxy of wonder

A COLLEAGUE remarked one day, as I was going on another one of my rant-yet-not-a-rant monologue to a friend, that "all you Pixel owners are the same"....


Thinq-ing differently: the LG V40 smartphone

ASK people to name a great smartphone brand and you get the usual smattering of names: Apple, Samsung, Huawei, even Xiaomi.


Enter Canon's first full-frame mirrorless camera

MY VERY first digital camera had all of 2.1 megapixels (MP) but was heavy and as large as a brick. Truthfully, it was more of an exercise in showing off that I had a "large digital camera" than actually taking pictures....


Small wonder from Sonos

MANY months ago, I reviewed one of the best soundbars in the game. To me, the Sony HT-ST5000 remains one of the best-sounding speaker systems I've ever tested to date. Amid that backdrop, it would be unfair to make a direct comparison between the Sonos Beam on review here and the Sony -...


Giving back is part of EY's DNA

AT professional services firm EY, community engagement and giving back through its staff is a core part of what the company stands for.

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres starts young but grows fast

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) is quickly becoming one of the top providers of data centres in Singapore despite its relatively young age, and that positioning could be further entrenched with the opening of its Loyang site in two years' time....


Fitbit's Versa-tile fitness tracker

NOT too far in the past, I used to own something called the Pebble.

Global markets will return to normality in 2019: Goldman Sachs

THE new year will bring about a return to "normality" for global markets, but volatility will be up without the "comfort blanket" of quantitative easing (QE), said Goldman Sachs Asset Management's (GSAM) head of international market strategy, James Ashley....


Tax-return sector 'needs technology to take it to the future'

SERIAL entrepreneur Asad Jumabhoy, who has built two global tax-return companies, believes that the time is ripe for the industry to be disrupted with modern technology.


Asian equities shaken by US tech tremors

A TUMBLE in tech stocks on Wall Street overnight on Monday extended to Asian equities on Tuesday, with nearly all markets in the region ending in the red.

Singapore shares slide 1.2% on Tuesday

SINGAPORE stocks ended 1.2 per cent lower on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index losing 38.08 points to 3,026.99 at the closing bell.

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Tuesday afternoon at 3,028.8, down 1.2%

SINGAPORE stocks resumed trading lower after Tuesday's lunch break, with the Straits Times Index losing 1.2 per cent or 36.27 points to 3,028.8 as at 1.01pm....


Calmer week ahead expected for global equities

A CALMER week awaits global stock markets, including Singapore's bourse - a contrast to the ups and downs of the previous week caused by the ongoing trade spat between the United States and China, a slump in oil prices and a technology stock rout led by worries on the impact of a slowdown...


Asian markets end week higher on seemingly brighter outlook

AN apparent thaw in the frosty US-China relationship has helped to cool heated markets over the week, with reports that US trade representative Robert Lighthizer had told businesses that further tariffs on Chinese goods were on hold, although he later denied it.

Singapore shares close 1 per cent up on Friday

SINGAPORE stocks ended higher on the last trading day of the week, with the Straits Times Index gaining one per cent, or 29.07 points, to 3,083.6 on Friday's close.

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Friday afternoon at 3,087.18, up 1.1% on the day

SINGAPORE stocks resumed trading higher after Friday's midday break, with the key Straits Times Index climbing 1.1 per cent, or 32.65 points, to 3,087.18 as at 1.01pm....


KGI downgrades Accordia Golf Trust to 'hold' but sees limited downside risks for investors

A SERIES of natural disasters, a lack of near-term re-rating catalysts and a more cautious macroeconomic outlook have led broker KGI Securities to downgrade its recommendation on Accordia Golf Trust (AGT) to a "hold", with a revised target price of S$0.61....


STI picks up on rise in Asian equities

ASIAN stocks rose on Thursday, buoyed by signs that China and the United States are taking the first steps to de-escalate their bitter trade dispute.

Singapore shares close 0.4 per cent up on Thursday

SINGAPORE stocks finished 0.4 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 11.34 points to 3,054.53.