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Cycling On Footpaths (Finally) Almost Legal

Since my family doesn’t own a car, when it comes to personal transport, the next best thing I have is my bicycle. When I was younger, I used to cycle to nearby places to run errands, or just to see how far my legs could take me.

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Electronic Road Pricing 2.0: A More Equitable Solution?

And so distance-based Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) is finally happening–earlier this week, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded a tender for the next-generation ERP system, one that is based on the Global Navigation Satellite System (of which GPS is a subset). The hot-button issue here is that when implemented by 2020, ERP will move towards a distance-based pricing model. No more stopping your cars at the side of the road one minute before the ERP light goes off, people.

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Galaxy S7: Goodbye, IR Blaster

The newly launched Galaxy S7 is what the Galaxy S6 should’ve been: a smartphone with class-leading camera performance, a beefy battery, a microSD card slot, and water-resistant, all while still being a decent looking phone. In many ways, it’s the true successor to the Galaxy S5. Only problem? It’s missing an IR blaster.

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Of IRC, ICQ and MSN — An Era Long Gone

What’s your primary tool of communication nowadays? For me, and I guess for many of you, that would be WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or one of the many other chat apps available on the your mobile phone. I think the mobile phone is the natural end-game for where such apps reside. After all, it was designed primarily to be a telecommunications device.

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Digital Photography: Then and Now

In 2003, my family bought our first ever digital camera: a Canon PowerShot A70. Previously, if I wanted to take a photo and share it online, I had to rely on my 0.3 megapixel Logitech webcam, or a circa 1 megapixel unbranded digital camera bought from Sim Lim Square the year before. At the time, …

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Circle Line Map — Finally Moving in the Right Direction

If you’ve taken the Circle Line recently (and have observed your surroundings), you may have noticed that the in-train Circle Line Map has been updated. Apart from the font change to be consistent with the Downtown Line, the direction of the map has been flipped. Confused? Well, take a look at the previous map: Previously, …

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