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People are reading fewer paperbacks, digital books growing in popularity, NLB says

Reading only during their spare time – that was what many adult and teenaged Singaporeans did last year, according to a 2021 study by the National Library Board (NLB). While this is encouraging, paper books are losing their standing with this group of readers who prefer whetting their literary appetite digitally. The NLB’s 2021 National…
10 Oct 2022 2 mins read

Is your smartphone and GPS device the reason for your memory loss?

That smartphone in your hand. It has increasingly become the personal assistant you reach out to for contact numbers, email addresses, information or even directions to get from point A to point B. While using external devices to keep track of things makes our lives easier, Dr Oliver Hardt from the Department of Psychology at…
7 Oct 2022 4 mins read

Social media firms, online platforms face $1m fine, blocked under new safety Bill

Social media platforms with significant reach or impact in Singapore is now within the reach of the long arm of the law. They can no longer post shocking and harmful content and get away with it. Once when the Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill becomes law, posting contents such as those advocating suicide or self-harm,…
4 Oct 2022 2 mins read

The Roborock G10 review: An automated helping hand with a home of its own.

In Asia, it is customary for shoes to be taken off whenever entering the home and in Singapore, it is an unspoken, quietly understood, no-shoe policy in the vast majority of pads. Whether you are heading off to school or returning from the office, that ubiquitous contact of feet on the floor still marks the…
22 Aug 2022 4 mins read

The latest iPhone Ad: Making a case for the caseless

Did you wince as you watched the iPhone 13 in the new Apple commercial fall off the table? The advertisement, released on 18 July to spotlight the protective durability of the iPhone 13, seems to encourage users to ditch their phone cases and have their Apple smartphones go commando.   After all, the 38-second clip,…
26 Jul 2022 4 mins read

Oppo’s marriage with Hasselblad for the Find X5 Pro: Is it worth the Hassel?

The Oppo Find X5 Pro made its debut in Singapore this April and retails for $1,699. Look & Feel Available in two colours — Glaze Black and Ceramic White — the Find X5 Pro is 163.7mm thick and weighs only about 218g, making it only slightly lighter than other flagship phones. The design of this…
7 Jul 2022 3 mins read

Canon EOS R(evolution) expands into APS-C with two new cameras and lenses

Canon has been transforming photography for decades, giving photographers the power to capture moments in history. This time round it aims to support budding photographers with its newest APS-C mirrorless cameras, the new EOS R7 and EOS R10 and native RF-S zoom lenses. This is not only Canon’s first mirrorless full-frame camera, the EOS R…
25 May 2022 3 mins read

The OPPO Find N Review, A Well Made Compact Foldable Phone

Smartphone brand Oppo recently joined a growing list of brands to introduce its own foldable range of phones. After four years of research and development, and, yes, numerous prototypes, Oppo has successfully launched its foldable flagship smartphone, the OPPO Find N. Sporting a new foldaway form factor and offering a refreshed user experience, TheHomeGround Asia…
29 Apr 2022 3 mins read

The Huawei Matebook 14s: premium built with amazing crisp display

The Huawei Matebook 14s was released in Singapore in February 2022, retailing at $1,998. Look & Feel The Matebook 14s is an attractive, sleekly designed piece of hardware with a smooth feel to it. It comes in two dinstinctive colours — Space Grey and Spruce Green. The lightweight and thin body makes the 14s very…
1 Apr 2022 3 mins read

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