What will the Rise of Robotics Mean for Us?

Fill Me In Ken Kutaragi, the former chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment — which was responsible for the creation of the PlayStation consoles — recently became the CEO of Ascent Robotics. Ascent Robotics is a Tokyo-based AI startup that was founded in 2016 and which aims to further the development of intelligent solutions…
27 Oct 2020 3 mins read

ION Mobility’s E-Motorbikes Aim to Slash Carbon Emissions Across Southeast Asia

Fill Me In ION Mobility, a local electric motorbike company, recently secured US$3.3 million in seed funds from seven investors, namely kipleX, Village Global, TNB AURA, Seeds Capital, Monk’s Hill Ventures, AngelCentral, and 500 Durians. Four of the investors (kipleX, Village Global, TNB AURA, and Monk’s Hill Ventures) are venture firms, one is a Southeast…
24 Oct 2020 4 mins read

Singaporeans in Favour of Automation & Environmental Protection Despite Job Losses

Fill Me In According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center from October 2019 to March 2020, 61% of Singaporeans polled in favour of automation and 72% in favour of environmental protection and artificial intelligence (AI). Yet, while the median across 20 publics (spanning from Europe and North America to the Asia-Pacific) of…
20 Oct 2020 3 mins read

Turning the Tables On COVID-19: How the Wealthy have Defied the Odds

Fill Me In Billionaires increasing their wealth despite the pandemic is not something retrenched workers would like to hear. But the reality is that, while the global economy has taken a dive into the Mariana Trench — the worst recession since World War II — moguls and capitalists alike have not only secured their footing…
16 Oct 2020 2 mins read

The New Razer Card: How it Compares with the Apple Card

Fill Me In A study conducted by both iPrice Group and App Annie Intelligence found that the top three e-wallet apps in Singapore in terms of combined monthly active Apple and Android phone users as well as combined iOS and Google Play downloads (measured from Q4 2017 to Q3 2019) were Grab, DBS PayLah!, and…
14 Oct 2020 6 mins read

SGUnited Traineeships Programme is a Work in Progress

Editor’s note: this article was first published on 21 September 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Fill Me In A reddit user, Doxq, recently posted a harsh critique of the SGUnited Traineeships Programme, claiming that it isn’t very helpful. The reasons laid out in the critique included the small target audience of…
12 Oct 2020 4 mins read

Acrobatics Meet Glamour: The High-Risk, High-Reward Life of a Professional Stuntman

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Jonathan Cheong looked up to Jet Li. We have corrected it to Donnie Yen.  Fill Me In We have all heard of Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan performing their own death-defying stunts, but rarely hear of local talent making the headlines. For starters, Jonathan Cheong is…
1 Oct 2020 3 mins read
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