3 new Samsung Smart Monitors to be available in SG

Now smarter and more vivid



Samsung Smart Monitor

Samsung Singapore announced the availability of three new 2022 Smart Monitor models starting from April 8, 2022.

The M5, M7, and M8 models all pack enhanced features, such as a built-in camera, the ability to manage smart devices from the monitor, improved picture quality, and more.

Pre-order period will be from March 28 to April 3, 2022 to allow customers to avail the models for a discounted price starting at SG$ 488 with freebies.

Do-it-all screen

The Smart Monitor range has a suite of features for work, learning, entertainment, and more.

The new lineup is perfect as a home office device, allowing users to connect various IT devices through the Smart Hub without the need for a PC.

The Workspace User Interface offers all services needed to work on one screen, also helping users connect to a Windows or Mac PC.

All Smart Monitors can also now double up as an IoT hub for homes too, where users can easily control and monitor smart home devices via the monitor with SmartThings Hub.

Samsung Smart Monitor

Compatibility, connectivity

The M8 comes with magnetic and removeable SlimFit Cam that can be attached to the monitor, which also has face tracking and auto zoom functions.

Voice control is also available on the M8 and M7 series where users can tap on Bixby to control the monitor even when it is off. 

All monitors also support Smart TV functions, where users can stream programs via streaming apps like Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix, Viu, YouTube, and more straight from the monitor.

Vivid display

The 2022 lineup also features enhanced picture quality, with UHD resolution on the M7 and M8 series.

The M8 in particular comes with HDR 10+ and sRGB 99 percent feature with displays more vivid and detailed pictures.

Other features such as Flicker Free technology, Eye Saver Mode, and adaptive picture technology are also available.

Price and availability

Samsung Smart Monitor

The new Smart Monitor lineup is available on the Samsung Online Store and major consumer electronics and IT stores from April 8, 2022.

Customers will receive a complimentary Samsung Bundle Gift worth SG$ 134 with each purchase of the new M5 or M7, consisting of:

  • Logitech MK470 wireless slim combo keyboard and mouse
  • Logitech C310 Webcam

Customers who purchase the new M8 will receive a Samsung HW-B450 2.1ch Soundbar worth SG$ 349.

Product Model Pre-Order Price

(March 28 to April 3)

Recommended Retail Price
M5 27” (Black) LS27BM500EEXXS SG$ 488 SG$ 548
M5 32” (White)

M5 32” (Black)



SG$ 568 SG$ 628
M7 32” (White)

M7 32” (Black)



SG$ 788 SG$ 898
M7 43” (Black) LS43BM702UEXXS SG$ 988 SG$ 1088
M8 43” (White) LS32BM801UEXXS SG$ 1,168 SG$1, 288



Apple Vision Pro First Impressions

Plus a dedicated YouTubers’ React segment!



The WWDC 2023 Keynote was packed with incredible new updates to iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS.

Apple announced new hardware including a 15-inch MacBook Air and M2 Max/Ultra-powered Mac Studio and Mac Pro.

But the most ambitious product they’ve ever created? The Apple Vision Pro.

Apple is clear that this isn’t just an AR Glasses. The Vision Pro is the company’s “first spatial computer”.

But how does it even look and feel IRL?

This is our first impressions of the new Apple Vision Pro — plus our YouTuber friends’ reactions.

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macOS Sonoma brings interactive widgets, better gaming

Plus some personalization things



macOS Sonoma

Not the sexiest of updates from WWDC 2023, but macOS Sonoma is bringing in features that serve form and function.

The updates include more interactive widgets, ‘stunning’ moving wallpapers, and much, much more.

Interactive Widgets

Users can place widgets right on the desktop and conveniently access the widget gallery. Widgets blend seamlessly with the wallpaper while users work in apps. iPhone widgets will also be useable on their Mac thanks to Continuity.

Smarter Video Conferencing

Presenter Overlay, a new video effect, elevates a user’s presence by displaying them on top of the content they are sharing. There’s also Reactions that lets users share how they feel by seamlessly adding balloons, confetti, hearts, and more into the video. It can be triggered by a hand gesture.

Safari Updates

Private Browsing provides even greater protection both from trackers and from people who might have access to the user’s device. It helps prevent websites from tracking or identifying the user.

Profiles help users stay organised by offering a way to separate browsing between topics, while also keeping cookies, history, extensions, Tab Groups, and Favourites separate.

Stunning Screen Savers

macOS Sonoma brings stunning screen savers featuring slow-motion videos of various locations worldwide. These include the sweeping skyline of Hong Kong, the sandstone buttes of Monument Valley in Arizona, and the rolling hills of Sonoma in Northern California.

Games on Mac

Macs with Apple silicon can run demanding games with great performance, long battery life, and breathtaking visuals. To emphasize this point, famed game director Hideo Kojima made a surprise appearance and announced that his game, Death Stranding Director’s Cut, is coming to Mac later in 2023.

Other big games coming to Mac are: Stray, Fort Solis, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, HUMANKIND, Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion, The Medium, ELEX II, Firmament, SnowRunner, Disney Dreamlight Valley, No Man’s Sky, Dragonheir: Silent Gods, and Layers of Fear.

macOS Sonoma will have Game Mode. It delivers an optimized gaming experience with smoother and more consistent frame rates.It does so by ensuring games get the highest priority on the CPU and GPU.

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Acer expands SpatialLabs developer tools

Enabling the stereo 3D experience



Acer Spatial Labs

Acer has expanded the developer tools for its SpatialLabs technology, providing professionals even more avenues to develop glasses-free, stereoscopic 3D experiences when using SpatialLabs Pro devices.

The updates include a SpatialLabs Unity plug-in, a SpatialLabs Pro-certified Acer OpenXR runtime to allow developers to use OpenXR protocols when creating stereo 3D content, and the Acer SteamVR Bridge.

Unity Plug-in

Acer’s Unity plug-in helps to extend its reach to more creators in various fields, including architecture, construction, education, medicine, and more.

Developers can take advantage of the Unity plug-in’s existing tools and verticals to enhance their experiences and help present their models in their true 3D form on Acer SpatialLabs Pro devices, without the need for glasses.

OpenXR Runtime

Meanwhile, OpenXR Runtime is now SpatialLabs Pro devices conformant.

This means XR developers now have the option to choose from Acer’s devices for glasses-free stereoscopic 3D.

They may also take advantage of OpenXR’s cross-platform and high-performance API for faster innovation while utilizing Open XR-compatible apps such as Autodesk VRED 2023 and Blender.

SteamVR Bridge

Lastly, Acer’s proprietary SteamVR Bridge driver is now available for developers of VR applications so they can convert creations on SpatialLab Pro devices for clear and captivating imagery without the need for VR headsets.

The SpatialLab Pro devices may also be used to leverage SteamVR Bridge and NVIDIA Omniverse for more viewing options for enhanced stereo 3D projection of complex graphics, visual effects, and simulations.

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