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HWZ’s year in review: Top HWZ TikToks of 2023

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HWZ’s year in review: Top HWZ TikToks of 2023

HWZ's 2023 top TikTok clips as a highlight reel, reminiscing on what we've seen this year.

HWZ's top TikTok short videos in 2023

As the end of yet another eventful year approaches, here's a quick throwback to HardwareZone's top content of 2023.

In this article, we look at 8 of our top TikTok short videos that garnered many views from our viewers in 2023. Thank you all for making HWZtheleading online technology portal in Asia Pacific, andsupporting what we do. Here's our TikTok's year in review as we look forward to another.

1. iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max first looks

At HWZ, we don’t just focus cool tech gadgets for men. One of our first TikToks featured the L'Oréal Brow Magic eyebrow printer seen at CES 2023, which could print out eyebrows directly on your beautiful face in mere seconds. It significantly reduces eyebrow drawing time during makeup, and the brows it can serve are pure class.

3. Don’t anyhow queue at IT Show 2023

Another TikTok that spoke deeply to our viewers was the Woosa booth seen at IT Show 2023. Imagine being paid to pretend you’re sleeping — for this one person, she did not need any daydreaming for such a cushy job.

5. Redmagic 8 Pro unboxing

Our preview of Honkai Star Rail’s Café pop-up in Millenia Walk was largely supported by the game’s massive fanbase, who are genuinely excited about experiencing the in-universe cuisine and buying up all their favourite merchandise of their favourite characters.

7. Tampines bubble tea machine

Finishing off our top TikTok collection is the sneak peek of Nintendo’s official pop-up store at Jewel Changi Airport. It was the first time Nintendo had an official pop-up store in Singapore, and it featured authentic Nintendo merchandise that’s typically only found in Nintendo stores elsewhere in the world. It’s still around until the end of 2023, so be sure check it out yourselves when time allows. If not, we've a lot of pictures to entice you.

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MagSafe charging might be available on the next Apple iPad Pro

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MagSafe charging might be available on the next Apple iPad Pro

The 2024 Apple iPad Pro might support MagSafe charging.

Apple might bring MagSafecharging to the 2024 iPad Pro.

The claim came from MacRumours, relying on a source "familiar with suppliers" that provide magnets for Apple devices.

This isn't the first time we've heard about wireless charging rumours on the iPad Pro tablet. Bloomberg reported in June 2021 that Apple testedan iPad Pro prototype with a glass backand explored a MagSafecharging system and reverse wireless charging.

However, 9to5Mac reported in January 2022 that the glass back design plans were likely dropped as the material was deemed too vulnerable to scratches and shatters. Bloomberg proceeded to update its predictions in March 2022 that the iPad Pro could support MagSafecharging.

MagSafe beyond iPhones

To recap,MagSafe charging was once an integral feature of the Apple MacBooks before it disappeared for a few years.

It was reintroduced in 2020 with the launch of the iPhone 12 Pro models. It is now supported on the iPhone, AirPods/AirPods cases, and MacBooks.

MagSafe uses an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil optimised for alignment and charging efficiency. The technology currently offers up to 15W wireless charging. TheQi2 wireless charging standard,due this holiday season, isbuilt on Apple's MagSafe technology.

As Apple is expected to have "a major revamp for the iPad Pro" in 2024 with an "updated design" and OLED panels, we won't be surprised if Apple expands MagSafe charging to the iPad Pro as a "new feature".

Source: MacRumours

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Epson’s new WorkForce Pro printers feature extra high-yield ink packs

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Epson’s new WorkForce Pro printers feature extra high-yield ink packs

The WF-M5899 in use. Image source: Epson.

Epson has introduced two new monochrome WorkForce Pro Series printers, the WF-M5399 and WF-M5899, to Singapore. Both come packed with eco-friendly features for fast, reliable, and environmentally conscious A4 printing and scanning for workgroups.

The two models are new to Singapore with Epson saying that they launched these printers to target the A4 mono segment, meaning SMBs or SOHOs with high document printing needs.

To start with, both come with extra high-yield ink packs that are good for up to 40,000 pages, this reduces downtime needed to change ink cartridges and their assorted environmental waste related to cartridge materials.

With three paper cassettes, the WF-M5899 can hold almost 2,000 pieces of paper. Image source: Epson.

To go along with this, the WF-M5399 and WF-M5899 have expandable paper handling capacity that can take up to three additional paper cassettes, for a total of 1,830 sheets and reducing the need for frequent paper loading. Additionally, the printers support the automatic selection of paper types and sizes and can print up to 25 ipm without needing any warm-up time.

Epson says both printers consume less power by using its PrecisionCore Heat-Free technology meaning that they use up to 85% less energy than similar-speed laser printers.

Derek Tan, Head of Sales and Marketing, Epson Singapore, said:

Epson’s newest WF-M5399 and WF-M5899 business inkjet printers are designed to be space-saving and energy-efficient without compromising on performance. With their compact size and features, these models can cater to SMEs and companies with small offices, as it seeks to improve business productivity at a lower cost to the business and the environment.

The WF-M5399 with three paper cassettes. Image source: Epson.

The new Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5399 and WF-M5899 printers are currently available for sale in Singapore. We reached out to the company for pricing information but they weren’t forthcoming, requesting that those who are interested visit Epson’s website or contact an Epson's Authorised Dealer for more information. However, in the United States, the WF-M5399 and WF-M5899 are priced at US$269 and US$389 respectively.

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Nomad unveils its first Qi2 wireless charger for iPhone 15 and other phones

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Nomad unveils its first Qi2 wireless charger for iPhone 15 and other phones

Nomad updates its Stand wireless charger to support Qi2. <br>Image source: Nomad

Nomad jumps on the Qi2 bandwagon with its updated Stand charger.

After refreshing its existing charging lineup with new products, the Nomad Stand charger now supports the Qi2 power profile, enablingit to deliver up to 15W for Qi2 devices. That's including the iPhone 15.

Qi2 is backwards compatible with MagSafe, allowing the Nomad Stand to charge the iPhone 12 and newer devices. For reference,iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 support Qi2, thanks to the recent iOS 17.2 update.

The Nomad Stand charger has a 21º viewing angle, and the company claims it tobe the perfect angle for reading content on the device while it juices up. It is also weighted at 604g, helping to keep the charger anchored to the table while you grab the device and go.

Nomad bundles a 2m USB-C to USB-C cable for the Stand, but its 20W USB-C power adapter is a separate purchase.

Priced at US$100, the Nomad Stand isn't the low-cost Qi2 charger we hoped to see. However, it is no surprise that Nomadprices its products this way, given the brand's signature design elements and preference for premium materials.

The Nomad Stand will be available soon in two colouroptions: Black and White.

Qi2-certified devices are stated to be available this holiday season, starting with the iPhone 15 and several power transmitters. The new Nomad Stand would bring the brand into a very exclusive list of Qi2 accessory makers, likeAnker, Belkin and Mophie.

Source: Nomad

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TikTok is now better with large-screen devices, including tablets and foldable phones

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TikTok is now better with large-screen devices, including tablets and foldable phones

TikTok app on a phone with conventional aspect ratio. Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash.

TikTok announced a quality-of-life improvement to its app, with the company stating that it's better optimised for devices with larger or unconventional display dimensions.

In its official statement, TikTok said its app now offers a "complete upgrade, ensuring a seamless and visually appealing TikTok experience for users worldwide".

"This app upgrade is our commitment to providing an inclusive and enjoyable space for everyone, and we will continue investing in creating a great experience for our community," said its official statement.

Specifically, the video feed is now clearer on devices with larger form factors, with appropriately streamlined navigation bars and orientation support. The new navigation bar now sits at the top and bottom of the screen, while orientation support means browsing TikTok in both portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal) modes.

The upgraded TikTok app on a tablet, in both portrait (left) and landscape (right) orientation. Source: TikTok.

Previously, you could still use TikTok on tablets and mobile handsets with uncommon aspect ratios, although it would make for a cramped or weird browsing journey. You might have noticed that some TikTok clips hit differently when you view the same clip on an Android and iOS device since the aspect ratios of your phone may result in some resizing or cropping. Owners of foldable phones may have also noticed that the viewing experience was more comfortable if you rotate it on one specific side.

TikTok did not specify which mobile devices would get the upgrade first, but it said that the upgrade makes better use of display real estate found on foldable gadgets and tablets.

Source: TikTok (newsroom)

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Sony PlayStation 5 'Slim' impressions: Still a great console but not the PS5 upgrade you're looking for

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Sony PlayStation 5 'Slim' impressions: Still a great console but not the PS5 upgrade you're looking for

If you already own the original PlayStation 5, there's no compelling reason to upgrade to the 'Slim' version this time.

The new PlayStation 5 consoles, aka the 'Slim' models, go on sale today.

Starting from the very first PlayStation One, I've come to appreciate Sony's penchant for revamping their consoles. The charm of these slimmed-down versions has always struck a chord with me. However, with the introduction of the new PlayStation 5 ‘Slim’ and its Digital Edition, priced at S$799 and S$669 respectively, I'm afraid my affection for Sony's sleeker consoles may have changed with this generation.

The original PS5, with its white-and-black monolith design, was a behemoth – whether it’s on your TV console or gaming desk. It had a presence that one tolerated rather than truly embraced. So, the idea of Sony giving the PS5 a much-needed aesthetic overhaul seemed like an obvious win. However, the result is a series of what I thought were half-hearted changes that feel more like missed opportunities.

From left to right: PlayStation 5 'Slim' Digital Edition, PlayStation 5 'Slim', and the original PlayStation 5

Let's talk size. Sony claims the new PS5 is over 30% smaller in volume. At first glance, this seems impressive, but the reality is a bit more nuanced. The console's size still leaves an imposing footprint. Its swooping curves and contours left me constantly changing my opinion of the design, depending on the angle I’m looking at it from (I decided that it looks best for me when laying horizontally and at an angle where I can see more of either side). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, but I thought the design is busy, bordering on fussy, and frankly, lacking the simplicity from past PlayStation Slim models – such as the really good-looking PS2 Slim and PS4 Slim.

The slim version does improve on its predecessor's aesthetics with shorter white covers and a more defined top curve. The panel lines, dividing shiny and matte finishes, add a touch of refinement. But then, there are baffling choices. The disc drive protrudes more awkwardly, even more so than the original PS5 (see the photo above for comparison). In this regard, the Digital Edition actually looks really like the ‘true’ Slim successor. I also wished Sony had bundled the vertical stand, rather than selling it as a separate accessory for S$44.90.

The vertical stand should have been a part of the console purchase, not a separate accessory, in my opinion.

Now, if you recall, the PlayStation 5 was launched for S$729 back in 2020 and the Digital Edition for S$599 and Sony Singapore subsequently pushing up the price to today’s S$799 during the Covid years. Consider this: Past PS Slim consoles have typically sold for less than their original model in Singapore, such as the PS4 Slim that was launched at S$499 (versus the original PlayStation 4’s S$639). Buckling the trend, the PS5 Slim with disc drive now costs S$70 more at launch than the original PS5 in Singapore. Sony could argue that components and the supply chain in a post-Covid era are key reasons for this price increase, but the key specifications of the new PS5 consoles such as the CPU and GPU have remained unchanged from the original PS5, and the cost of these parts typically diminish over time. This, while taking away the vertical stand and making you pay for it, doesn’t quite sit right with me.

Storage-wise, the new PS5 offers a 1TB built-in capacity (with 848GB of usable storage), a modest increase from the original's usable 825GB (with 667GB of usable storage). The front-facing ports now include two USB-C connections, replacing the previous USB-C and USB-A configuration. This is a welcome update, though hardly groundbreaking.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray removable disc drive is an interesting addition. It's user-friendly, requiring no tools to attach or detach, but it raises the question of necessity. Buying the drive separately for the Digital Edition, priced at S$159, ultimately costs more. It’s worth noting though, that the internet requirement for setting up the disc drive can feel like an annoyance for some: you can’t set it up without an internet connection (however unlikely that is in Singapore) and If you don’t register the disc drive, it won’t function at all.

The new PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (right) feels more like the true 'Slim' version.

The PS5 Slim's design quirks (to me, at least) and the disc drive's peculiarities paint it as a confusing update in Sony's PS5 console lineup. It's smaller and has a slightly better storage capacity, but these changes seem to benefit Sony more than the consumer, especially with the push towards additional accessory purchases while retaining the same SRP price as the original console. For those owning the original PS5, there's really little to no incentive to upgrade. New buyers might even find the original 'pfat' PS5 a better value option (check out Lazada or Shopee for promotions by retailers), at least until the slim becomes the default choice – and hopefully with a price drop.

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PlayStation 5 'Slim' console in pictures: Smaller and sleeker

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Since the original PlayStation One 'Slim', Sony has consistently launched a sleeker and thinner version of its PlayStation consoles. So it's no surprised then, that three years after the original PlayStation 5 launch, the company has launched not one but two 'Slim' versions of the current-gen console.

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At its core, the new consoles retain the same design DNA as the original PS5 – note the curves and position of the Blu-ray drives. This time, Sony has also released a PS5 Slim 'digital only' console (picture left), which comes without a built-in Blu-ray drive.

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Sony claims the PS5 Slim is 'up to 30% smaller' in volume that the original PS5 console.

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Here's a look from the side: The new consoles are not only slimmer but shorter too.

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I find the PS5 Slim looks better when laid flat like this, and it even comes with a pair of plastic 'stands' to keep it balanced.

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Here's a closer look at the new attachments, or 'legs'. They are removable by the way.

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Both the digital-only PS5 and PS5 with Blu-ray drive are one and the same. Right at the back, there's the HDMI-out, LAN, two USB and a power connector.

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On its front, the PS5 Slim consoles now sports two USB-C connections. The original PS5 sports one USB-A and one USB-C on the front panel.

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The new PS5 (with Blu-ray drive) on the left is available for S$799, while the digital edition of the PS5 goes for S$669. But should you opt for the digital edition and then kind of regret not having a Blu-ray drive down the road, you can buy the Blu-ray drive separately forS$159.

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But the Blu-ray drive isn't the only accessory available alongside the PS5 Slim consoles. Sony is also selling a separate vertical standfor S$44.90. It's a little disappointing that this isn't included in the new sets, when the original PS5 did come with its own stand out of the box.

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But I've got to say the new vertical stand looks pretty good and feels solid. The PS5 Slim consoles stands well on its own when placed vertically, but the vertical stand will give your $799/$669 investment a better foundation.

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Here's how the original vertical stand (for those who don't own the original PS5) looks like compared to the new model. There are two things you need to know: 1) The new vertical stand can be used on the original PS5 as well but 2) it does not hold the PS5 horizontally like the original stand could, so I don't see any compelling reasons why owners of the original PS5 would want to switch to the new vertical stand.

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And here's how the vertical stand looks with the PS5 Slim.

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Should you choose to upgrade the digital edition of the PS5 Slim, Sony sells the Blu-ray disc drive separately for S$159. Installation is a breeze, and is remarkably idiot-proof.

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It also comes with a new panel and literally transforms it to a full-fledged PS5 Slim, which is also essentially a digital edition PS5 Slim with a Blu-ray drive slapped onto it (and paying S$29 less for it).

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The PS5 Slim now has four side panels that can be removed; here's how the Blu-ray drive bay looks like on the digital edition. At the top, the standard PS5 Slim's Blu-ray drive is detachable too, and not hard-wired.

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Here's how the digital edition of the PS5 Slim looks like with the drive installed. It's an extremely simple installation process that takes no more than a couple of minutes to complete.

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As I mentioned earlier, all four side panels can be removable and I can also imagine this gives PS5 Slim owners more versatility in how they want to customise their console with different coloured panels (up to four different colours), and not just limited to two with the original PS5.

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Thankfully, you can still add and install an SSD for additional storage with the new PS5 Slim consoles – and you should.

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The new PlayStation 5 will be available in Singapore from 20 December 2023 with an SRP of S$799 for PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and S$669 for PS5 Digital Edition through local retailers. Additionally, the Ultra HD Blu-ray-Disc Drive for the new PS5 Digital will be sold separately at S$159 and the new Vertical Stand(compatible with all PS5 models) will be sold separately at S$44.90.

Tech Talk: Embracing Generative AI and getting LLMs to work for you

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Tech Talk: Embracing Generative AI and getting LLMs to work for you

At an event titled “Unveiling the Future of Large Language Models and Generative AI” organised by ASUS and NVIDIA, we spoke to August Chao, Taiwan Web Service Corporation Technology Center Chief Engineer, and Morris Tan, ASUS Country Product Manager, as they shared how they saw the future of generative AI, and the changes it would bring to companies and staff.

We had previously covered the two companies when they spoke to us on the considerations and complications when deploying an Omniverse server.

This time, we spoke about the need for high-quality data in the large language model (LLM) used, and how to ensure that true value is being delivered by an AI deployment. More importantly was how to measure the ROI on an investment in AI against its cost.

How do you determine if you have enough high-quality data for your LLM? What data do we need to start implementing AI? Do we have the data infrastructure and quality in place? Are there any negative consequences if my model doesn’t reach the required accuracies in production?

Businesses can refer to and consult with the LLM design guidelines from TWS when developing their dataset. To develop a data structure or framework for your LLM application, the main factor tends to be the suitability of the data rather than the quantity of the data for your application. To reduce the negative consequences and potential risk that the data could affect your application, it’s best to engage with a qualified LLM consultant and also consider adopting the RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) approach to enhance the user experience and trustworthiness of your AI application.

Morris Tan, Country Product Manager for Server at ASUS. Image source: ASUS.

How do you determine the issues an AI deployment is meant to resolve and how do you then approach it? How do you measure if it ultimately adds value to the company?

From feedback received from a diverse base of end-users, most of them focus on leveraging generative AI technology for developing new products and services. Businesses hope that by using generative AI, they can not only fast-track their current business processes but also discover valuable insights into new ones.

We recommend collaborating with a trusted AI solutions partner with the expertise to fully utilise the Generative AI technology and provide training, inferencing and collaborative research and design suggestions. As the Generative AI technology landscape is ever and always evolving, therefore, it is best to partner with a reliable professional, this will ensure your Generative AI application can be successfully implemented to meet the demands of the business.

When it comes to an AI and LLM deployment, is it better to consider a CPU or GPU server approach? Does it make a difference in what servers you train your LLM on? When should a business consider between deploying generative AI and non-generative AI solutions at work?

Especially for AI deployment, having an infrastructure equipped with GPU is crucial but it is not the main factor for it’s development. A proprietary LLM model capable of evolving alongside business growth outweighs the emphasis solely placed on selecting computing accelerators. Generative AI, a proven trend, cannot be adequately substituted by traditional machine learning methods or relying solely on CPU infrastructure.

In its recent report on AI, Stanford’s Human-Centered AI group provided some context. GPU performance “has increased roughly 7,000 times” since 2003 and price per performance is “5,600 times greater,” it reported.

August Chao, Taiwan Web Service Corporation Technology Center Chief Engineer.

Are there any minimum specification requirements needed for an LLM and AI deployment? Is it better to keep the compute server separate from the storage servers for LLM and AI deployment?

There are a few considerations when it comes to specification and hardware requirements such as the size of data for training, inference as well as the LLM applications requirements.

We would recommend having compute and storage in separate physical servers or even in separate locations from an infrastructure and business continuity management point of view.

When you are starting out with your dataset being not so big and comprehensive, you could have the GPU server double as the storage server for cost and simplicity, however as your business grows and the size and importance of your Generative AI models and data for training and inference expand, splitting the task into separate specialised physical machines (using a dedicated storage server) could be a solution to consider as this help to safeguard all your models and data that the GPU server works with.

Company size

Entry

Mid-range

High-end

Model

ESC4000A-E11

ESC4000A-E12

ESC8000A-E12

Dimension

800mm x 440mm x 88.9mm (2U)

800mm x 39.5mm x 88.9mm (2U)

800 x 440 x 174.5mm (4U)

CPU

AMD EPYC 7543 (32C)

AMD EPYC 9554 (64C)

AMD EPYC 9654 *2pcs (192C)

Memory

DDR4 3200 32G*8

DDR5 4800 64G*12

DDR5 4800 64G*24

GPU

NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU*2pcs

NVIDIA RTX 6000 ADA*4pcs

NVIDIA L40S *8pcs

SSD

NVMe 3.84T*2pcs

NVMe 7.68T*2pcs

NVMe 7.68T*2pcs

How will AI change a company’s marketing, sales and customer service functions? How can it use AI for more personalised and targeted outreach?

Generative AI not only offers diverse insights from unstructured data but also crafts suitable responses tailored to customer needs. AI solution partners have successfully implemented multiple instances of Large Language Model fine-tuning, incorporated domain-specific knowledge, and seamlessly integrating them into existing systems. Through our reliable framework for generative AI applications, partners can deliver personalised services, resulting in superior customer experiences for their users.

Ultimately, do GPU or CPU-based servers lend themselves better to an AI deployment? How do you sustain the costs of running an AI deployment?

While both GPU and CPU-based servers have their merits for AI deployments, GPUs offer superior performance for compute-intensive AI tasks. However, sustaining costs involves a combination of optimising resources, leveraging cloud services, selecting cost-effective hardware, optimising algorithms, and efficient management practices to ensure the best balance between performance and expenditure.

How do you measure what will AI cost and what will the ROI be on these investments?

To measure the cost of implementing AI and estimate the ROI on these investments, a comprehensive evaluation approach is crucial. This involves assessing various expenses involved in AI adoption, which would include hardware, talent acquisition, data procurement, development costs, and ongoing operational expenses. Simultaneously, calculating the return on investment (ROI) entails examining the potential generation of revenue, cost savings, and efficiency enhancements attributed to AI integration.In the context of our transformative approach, it is essential to recognise the ongoing opportunities within the changing business landscape. While waiting to observe and validate reported paradigm shifts in related industries is prudent, there is also the inherent risk of being left behind in a competitive market.

Therefore, a strategic suggestion would be to kickstart and commence the evaluation of embracing generative AI with all due haste.

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Last minute Christmas gifts that will definitely arrive in time (Singapore 2023)

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Last minute Christmas gifts that will definitely arrive in time (Singapore 2023)

Don’t sweat it if you’ve been caught up with last minute Christmas gifts shopping. We’ve all been there and are here to help you with some shortcuts.

We understand the challenge of finding gifts, so have made sure to select items that are cool and don’t scream 'last-minute'. And yes, they're all just a click away, with most picks available for next-day delivery with Amazon Fresh.

And for those 'oops' moments when you realise you've missed someone (including the wife, ouch!), our list is versatile enough to save the day. From tech gifts to gift sets that work for dinner parties, dive into our quick-save selection and finish your holiday shopping without stress.

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Last minute tech gifts

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

While newer models have since been released, this is still a fantastic set of headphones. You get 30-hour battery life, quick-charge, advanced noise cancellation and dual-device connectivity. It’s perfect for travel with its foldable design too. Comes with 1-year warranty. Read our review

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Bose Smart Soundbar 900

Enjoy an all-around sound experience with the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. coming with support for Dolby Atmos and Atmos-encoded content, it is so smart that it can even deliver immersive 7-channel sound from content not encoded with Dolby Atmos.

With connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and Chromecast, you can play all your favourite content from your phone or tablet.

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Razer Kishi V2 Gaming Controller for Android

For the gaming buddy, the Razer Kishi V2 Controller turns their phone into a console-like experience with precise controls and ergonomic design.

Features include a USB-C port for low latency, Share button and compatibility with cloud gaming services like Xbox Game Pass and Nvidia GeForce NOW. Read more

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Last minute Christmas gifts for the wife

Foreo Bear Mini Microcurrent Facial Device

$305 $359.00 15% off

Surprise the wife with a non-invasive face sculpting tool to keep her skin glowing and radiant all year round.

This tool uses gentle microcurrents and T-Sonic pulsations to refresh and tone her skin. With three adjustable intensities, it's the perfect at-home solution for an instant facelift and improved skincare product absorption.

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Fitbit Inspire 2 Health & Fitness Tracker

$155.00 $168.00 8% off

This sleek health and fitness tracker comes with heart rate monitoring, 20+ exercise modes, and tracks everything from steps to sleep patterns. Its impressive 10-day battery life means less charging, more living.

Water-resistant up to 50 metres, it's perfect for all her activities, from morning jogs to pool sessions. She'll love staying connected with smart notifications and celebrating fitness milestones.

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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio S

If your wife loves coffee, delight her with this sleek machine that offers the luxury of making barista-level coffee at home. Compatible with Nescafe Dolce Gusto and Starbucks capsules, it promises a variety of over 30 coffee creations, from the chill of iced drinks to the warmth of a hot brew.

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Carhartt Women's Crossbody Bag

This versatile cross-body carries everything you could need in a day! Easily fit all the essentials for travel and everyday use inside with a main compartment with a flap and snap closure plus four additional interior pockets to keep items organised and kept away.

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Hamilton Tickets

From $104

The award-winning musical is coming to Singapore in April 2024, and you’ll score major brownie points for getting tickets to watch the story about America’s founding father George Hamilton. April dates are sold out, but dates for May are still available.

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Food and drink gift sets

Ferns n Petals Merry Christmas Gift Hamper

A hamper is great as a gift for a family, with an assortment of items sure to please everyone. This hamper comes with a bottle of merlot and sweets like shortbread, chocolate and gingerbread cookies in a reusable wooden crate. Find more Christmas hampers

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Borgo de Medici Mini Panettone Assortment Gift Set

$21.39

What’s Christmas without panettone? For the Italian foodie, this set of mini panettones is available in six delicious flavours, such as pear chocolate, lemon cream, coffee cream and more, perfect for entertaining. Buy 3 to save 10%!

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Auchentoshan 12 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gift Set

$85.79

For the whisky aficionado, this set consists of a 700ml bottle of single malt scotch that’s been matured for 12 years in bourbon oak casks, and a whisky glass.

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The Dalmore 12 Years Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Delivering an aroma of citrus fruits, chocolate and aromatic spices, there are notes of citrus, oloroso sherry, and vanilla on the palate with acoffee and chocolate finish.

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19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red Blend

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Tipsters share Samsung Galaxy S24 series purported RAM, storage and colours

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Tipsters share Samsung Galaxy S24 series purported RAM, storage and colours

Purported render of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. <br>Image source: @OnLeaks x @SmartPrix

The RAM, storage, and colouroptions for the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup might have been revealed. Tipster @MysteryLupin shared the following configurations for the different Galaxy S24 models:

Samsung Galaxy S24

8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage

Samsung Galaxy S24+

12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage12GB RAM + 512GB internal storage

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage12GB RAM + 512GB internal storage12GB RAM + 1TB internal storage

The Galaxy S24 lineup is said to be available infour colours: gray, black, violet and yellow. For the Galaxy S24 Ultra, it is speculated that the company might offer exclusive colour options.

In a separate leak, tipster @UniverseIce shared that the Galaxy S24 Ultra might adopt Corning's new glass innovation, the Gorilla Glass Armour.Consumers can expect improved drop performance and enhanced scratch resistance on the top-tier model.

Samsung is expected to hold its Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event on 17 January 2024 to unveil the Galaxy S24. Pre-orders will likely start on 19 January with islandwide availability beginning on 30 January 2024.

Source: @UniverseIce, @MysteryLupin via Android Authority

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