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Past articles by Ilyas:

Some hawkers not too keen on cashless payments after customers repeatedly dupe them, Digital News

Singapore's progress towards a cashless society has unfortunately taken a hit, no thanks to unscrupulous customers who scammed elderly business owners instead of paying the already low price of hawker food. The Straits Times recently found around 15 hawkers who’ve been left with a sour taste in their mouth after they were conned into believing that they’ve received the cashless... → Read More

Daily roundup: Canberra Plaza opens Dec 18, with A&W and Daiso

Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Canberra Plaza opens Dec 18, with A&W and Daiso The highly anticipated mall, particularly by those staying up North in Singapore, has announced that they will be opening their doors on Dec 18, 2020... » READ MORE 2. Foodpanda apologises after rider asked to travel 20km on... → Read More

Zoom, Pokemon Go, and other top Apple apps share the big trends they see in 2021, Digital News

Apple has released its Best of 2020 App Store winners, and many of them should be familiar names to people who’ve relied more on their personal devices for work and play during the Covid-19 outbreak. Home workout app Wakeout! won iPhone App of the Year, while Zoom scored iPad App of the Year. Wakeout! developers Pedro Wunderlich and Andres Canella... → Read More

Journeying into Clementi Forest with a Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Digital News

At this point in time, reviews of Huawei smartphones pretty much follow the same pattern. The bottom line is usually standard: they’re excellent phones with gorgeous displays and the best camera system in the business — it’s just too bad that they can’t run Android. So we might as well get it out of the way. The Huawei Mate 40... → Read More

not ghosts - at closed cemeteries, says NEA on fake signage photo, Digital News

Though the deceit was amusing for a brief moment in time, the National Environment Agency (NEA) assured that no, they have not warned members of the public to watch out for ghosts when entering cemetery grounds. NEA was recently alerted to a doctored photo that depicted a sign put up at a closed cemetery. Typically, such signages are put up... → Read More

How good are the cameras on the smallest and biggest iPhone 12 models?, Digital News

In what might be one of our most expensive Unwrapped product showcases yet, over $5,000 worth of gizmos were laid out on our table for this episode. After all, this is the entire lineup of the new iPhone 12 we’re talking about. Folks are spoilt for choice this year — there are four models to pick from. Apart from the... → Read More

How Iron Nori and Carousell are inspiring empathy and altruism among local businesses, Singapore News

Pan-seared Norwegian Salmon with herb roasted potatoes, soft shell crab spaghetti, grilled Australian ribeye beef steak topped with demi-glace sauce. These are entrées that would be typically served in a respectable restaurant, easily relished by any discerning patron. And yet, at Iron Nori, these dishes might be tough sells for the common Singaporean diner. You see, Iron Nori is a... → Read More

This YouTuber is livestreaming his entire 14-day quarantine in Carlton Hotel Singapore, Digital News

A travel YouTuber turned his predicament of mandated quarantine upon arriving back in Singapore into content: a continuous live stream of his time serving his Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at Carlton Hotel. The 44-year-old Singaporean — who has been living overseas in places like China, South Korea and the United States for years — recently returned home for his “longest stay... → Read More

So what's the big deal with Apple Silicon and should you buy a new Mac with the M1 chip?, Digital News

First-generation Apple devices are always scary purchases. Look at what happened to the debut batches of the iPad, the iPhone, the Retina MacBooks and the Apple Watch to name a few — they’ve all had issues with lacklustre software and hardware before being refined in subsequent iterations. So it’s fair game to have some apprehension about the new lineup of... → Read More

Car makes reckless illegal U-turn to VivoCity in front of police car, immediately regrets it, Digital News

In a disastrously funny moment fit for a Curb Your Enthusiasm meme, a motorist aptly landed on the wrong side of the law after breaking it right in front of the cops. Netizens have been enjoying this bit of schadenfreude that took place near the VivoCity mall earlier today (Nov 26), when a Honda Vezel was caught on dashcam performing... → Read More

Adorable robots are making food deliveries for free at Nanyang Technological University, Digital News

Food delivery robots with cartoon faces on them seemed to have made the day of one Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student, who shared a clip of the roaming automatons on Reddit. The video, uploaded by u/penguinoni on Monday (Nov 23), depicted the wheeled robots rolling about campus, with one stopping right in front of a canteen, presumably awaiting deployment. The... → Read More

Man regrets buying discounted book that contains very little information, Digital News

With a singular title of just “Meow” by an author named M.E. Owmeow, you’d think someone would be intrigued enough to first flip through this book before paying for it. Malaysian Twitter user @nabilfikran10 apparently did not do so and ended up with a novelty bookshelf filler — a novel that literally only consists of the text “meow”. It’s a... → Read More

Cuteness overload as SCDF's old fire hoses get repurposed as toys for Singapore Zoo animals, Digital News

Old fire hoses that are no longer suitable for firefighting operations have found a new lease of life with the residents of the Singapore Zoo — and it’s making for an awfully adorable post on Facebook. As part of their efforts towards environmental sustainability, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) recently donated over 90 unused firefighting hoses to Wildlife Reserves... → Read More

Hydragun: A pro-level massage gun that's also a shiok machine for non-athletes, Digital News

For professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts, a massage gun should be a familiar device. They’re basically power drill-looking portable gizmos that provide rapid bursts of targeted pressure into one’s muscle tissue, increasing blood flow to a specific area which can help reduce muscle tension and aching sensations. High-end massage guns — like the celebrity-endorsed ones from Theragun — can… → Read More

Which iPhone 12 to buy? Take a look at photos shot with each new model, Digital News

The entire iPhone 12 lineup is finally out in stores today! Not that Apple fanboys wouldn’t have known — there’s a good chance that they would have already picked up their fresh, pre-ordered unit by now. We’re speaking to the undecided ones; the folks who are thinking of upgrading but still unsure about which one to splurge on. Option paralysis... → Read More

GrabHitch driver suspended after sending anti-LGBTQ messages to passenger , Digital News

Grab has temporarily suspended a GrabHitch driver pending investigations into a passenger’s complaint involving abusive messages about LGBTQ stances. The distraught passenger took to Reddit on Thursday (Nov 12) with a post about a brush with homophobia while booking a ride under Grab’s social carpooling service. Under the handle Chronocycle, the Redditor wrote that a driver accepted a request… → Read More

Singapore's politicians get incorporated into that Marina Bay Sands green screen meme, Digital News

By now, you must have seen some remarkably goofy pictures featuring Marina Bay Sands (MBS) circulating in your social media feed. You know what those are. Totally unglamorous and awkward images were taken by thousands of people at a pop-up green-screen photo booth called The Social Pavilion that once existed at Promenade South of The Shoppes at MBS. Certainly, visitors... → Read More

Give your overworked eyes some rest with BenQ's new eye-care monitor and monitor light, Digital News

You don’t have to be an optometrist to know that staring at the computer screen all day long is horrible for your eyes. And yet we still do for work — even more so these days when most of us continue to work from home, where the lines between work hours and non-work hours are getting a tad bit blurry.... → Read More

Osim's new handheld massager raises eyebrows over potential multifunctional usage, Digital News

Just in time for Christmas! Local healthcare appliance company Osim has some new products in store that could take self-pampering and self-gratification at home to new, intense heights. Two of its new massage wands are up for sale at discounted prices: the uPamper Mini and the uDolly 2. While both products are portable, handheld massagers meant for targeted relief of... → Read More

Xiaxue and RP chairman Charles Yeo trade below-the-belt sexual insults on Instagram, Digital News

Fresh off a bout with the woman who led an online campaign to cancel her, Xiaxue is now embroiled in yet another public spat — this time with a politician who’s just as infamous as the social media influencer. Charles Yeo, the 30-year-old chairman of the Reform Party and frequent commentator of local social affairs, took to Instagram Stories to... → Read More