How to Watch World Cup 2014 Streams – Free!

World Cup 2014 is just around the corner, and it is fast reaching a fever pitch. The World Cup is the holy grail and we will soon get to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi vying for it, but if you are in Singapore – World Cup price from Singtel is $105 (excluding GST)* and it’s the same for Starhub.

$105 or $112.35 after GST for 64 matches, which you probably can’t watch all of them either, is quite a sum to pay.

So what are the options? Especially if you are in penny pinching mode. There will be free live screening at select community centres, thirty Community Centres (CCs) across Singapore will be participating in the live screening where members of the public can catach all the Group Stage action from the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Great – if you live next to one, and with the matches all occurring around 4-7am, it isn’t very convenient.

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5 Free Apps to make you Smarter in your Daily Journey

A significant number of the population take public transport daily. Daily ridership on MRT alone is approximately 2.5mil in 2012, and guess what, a majority of people do on their trains? You wouldn’t be far off if you guess gaming, watching shows, and messaging. Now, the average duration spent on commute is 45 min, and if you think about it, this 45 minutes could be spent learning something new, or training our brains, making us more productive and hopefully smarter.

1. Lumosity

Challenge and train your brain with scientifically designed training programs, that are cleverly disguised as games. Also, games are randomly assigned daily and are designed in bite-sized pieces, so you can easily complete them before reaching your MRT or Bus Stop destination. The games are based on tasks used in neuropsychological studies and trains functional areas such as speed, memory, attention, flexibility and problem solving. Think you are smarter than me? Here’s my score to beat me. :) If you are interested to understand further on the Science behind it, head over to the Lumosity Blog to understand more.

The only problem: it is iOS only for now, with the Android version due to come soon. However, the Lumosity web-browser (desktop mainly) version does offer more choice of games.

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One of my favorite game on the desktop version of Lumosity would be Penguin Pursuit, a seemingly simple game where you have to navigate a penguin through a maze but gets deviously complicated as the world spins around, training your spatial orientation.

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HTC One M8 First Thoughts & Singapore Launch April 2014?

The HTC One (M8) will be available soon as part of a global launch, with target for North America markets set as 10th April. It is pretty likely the phone would also be made available in Singapore at around the same time, with all three major telcos, Singtel, Starhub, M1 part of the Asia Pacific group listed. The HTC One has embraced its coding moniker M8 as part of the name. Quick opinion of the phone is that it is a close sibling to last year’s model with subtle improvements all around.

To me, one of the plus of the HTC One was the sleek metal body last year, and that helped the M7 garner a few fans as opposed to the all conquering Samsung. In comparison, Samsung has continued on with the plastic feel and users who are looking for a more premium look to the phone to rival the iPhones, should seriously consider the HTC One M8. This year’s model comes in a darker gun metal hue, which coupled with the aluminium body, excudes a sense of class as compared to the other Android competitors. The redesigned curved edges and back also makes it easier to grip and hold. It’s a little more rounder, less sharp, with with softer curves for a smooth, more natural grip.
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LG G Pro 2 Launch in Singapore

LG Electronics Singapore announced on Thursday that the G Pro 2 will be available in end March for a retail price of S$828 (inclusive of GST and without line contract). Consumers can purchase the phablet with a two-year contract at all three telcos (Singtel, Starhub, M1).

The G Pro 2 was officially announced on February 13 and made its global debut at Mobile World Congress 2014 two weeks ago. The G Pro 2 is equipped with a 5.9-inch Full-HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.26GHz processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a microSD memory card slot, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a removable 3,200mAh battery. It will also be running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.

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It will come in three colors: titan, white and red (red would be available at a later date).

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