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November 2, 2017 4:25 PM Long Lines Are Back at Apple Stores for 10th Anniversary IPhone

Long lines have already begun to form outside Apple Inc. stores around the world, a sign of strong demand for the company’s 10th anniversary model iPhone X, its most important product launch in years. Beginning Thursday night locally, giant crowds and long lines surrounded Apple’s retail stores in Singapore, Japan, and Australia, recalling the throngs 149

November 2, 2017 2:30 AM SIA's new A-380s to offer better seats and carry more economy, premium economy passengers

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) has revealed - as it unveiled new seats and other in-flight products as part of a US$850 million (S$1.16 billion) investment - that its Airbus 380s will carry more economy and premium economy passengers than they do now. This, though, will not be at the expense of customer comfort and convenience, the airline said. The first 118

November 1, 2017 12:17 PM Why ISIS May Not Claim the New York Attack, Taken Straight Out of Its Playbook

The attack in New York on Tuesday bore many of the hallmarks of the type of killings inspired by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). The attacker used an everyday object—a rented truck—as a deadly weapon to target innocent civilians and tourists, plowing down a cyclist path in Lower Manhattan and crashing into a school bus. The suspect 105

November 1, 2017 12:15 PM Trump to push for more balanced trade ties and free markets in trip to Asia

SINGAPORE — Mr Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia demonstrates his administration’s engagement of the region and his personal interest in helping it grow economically, said senior American officials, adding that the president will push for more equitable trade relations and for countries to adopt free-market principles. “The President’s travel is going 117

November 1, 2017 10:07 AM Grab launches e-payment platform in restaurants, hawker stalls

SINGAPORE: Users of ride-hailing operator Grab will soon be able to pay for their food using their mobile phone at hawker stalls and restaurants that have signed up for its e-payment platform. So far, 25 restaurants and hawker stalls in the Central Business District and Bishan area have signed up for the platform, named GrabPay, the operator said in a media 104

October 31, 2017 11:38 PM Social media giants vow to crack down on fake news

WASHINGTON(AFP) - American internet giants told Congress on Tuesday (Oct 31) they were committed to cracking down on fake news operations on their platforms like the ones Russians conducted to meddle in last year's US presidential elections. A day after bombshell indictments in a US probe of Moscow's election interference and possible coordination between 111

October 31, 2017 12:24 PM The best Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals

The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have now arrived on the scene, and are ready for your money. And we reckon you may well want to spend it on these. The more interesting of the two is the Pixel 2 XL, with its big 6in QuadHD screen and ultra-skinny bezels, whereas the Pixel 2 has a smaller 5in display and a design more in keeping with last year's 95

October 31, 2017 10:42 AM Govt studying feasibility of setting up hubs to train people with disabilities nearer their homes

SINGAPORE - People with disabilities may soon find it more convenient to go for job training and work as the Ministry of Social and Family Development studies the feasibility of setting up employment centres in residential neighbourhoods. The centres are meant to train and offer jobs to people with disabilities. Speaking at the launch of a book to mark the 20th anniversary 94

October 30, 2017 6:28 AM 3,000 jobs in financial services sector to be created annually under new Industry Transformation Map

SINGAPORE: Despite a better performance compared to other sectors in a sluggish economy, the financial services sector in Singapore has set itself a new and ambitious benchmark - achieving better productivity, a higher growth than the overall economy and creating thousands of jobs each year up to 2020. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced 96

October 29, 2017 8:58 AM Trump’s trip to Asia: What happens afterwards matters more

As important as what Trump does in the region is what he does after he goes home – to give allies and friends concrete reasons to see the United States as an alternative to Chinese domination. As US President Donald Trump heads to Asia, the American foreign policy class is holding its breath. The President is, after all, ‘transactional’ – and might ask allies 87