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Samsung’s The Frame to display artworks from National Gallery Singapore

Display more famous art pieces digitally at home

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The Frame National Gallery

Samsung Electronics announced a collaboration with the National Gallery Singapore that will bring a curated selection of prominent artworks from the museum to customers’ “The Frame” TV via the Samsung Art Store.

10 artworks from Singapore’s leading visual arts institution will be made available via the Samsung Art Store. This expands the lifestyle TV’s collection of over 1,600 artworks from 54 global partners.

The Frame allows consumers to enjoy high-resolution masterpieces from museums and galleries worldwide right in front of their screens.

The growing list of museums include the following:

  • Louvre Museum in France
  • Albertina Museum in Vienna
  • Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
  • Leeum Museum of Art in South Korea

Rich Southeast Asian art heritage

With the collaboration, Samsung will offer all The Frame owners a peek into Singapore and Southeast Asian art.

The region’s diverse cultures are reflected in the wide range of artworks for users to enjoy.

The selection includes works by prominent artists, including Market Place by Chen Chong Swee, Boschbrand (Forest Fire) by Raden Saleh, Jetty at Sinde by U Ba Nyan, Singapore Waterfront by Georgette Chen, Barber by Ong Kim Seng, and more. 

There are also plans to expand the collection for The Frame users in the future.

Elevate your TV experience

The Frame is part of Samsung’s Lifestyle TV lineup, designed to deliver both exceptional visual quality and elevate living environments as it features Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology and Quantum Processor 4K.

The TV has a customizable bezel design with a slim 24.9mm profile. The new model will come with a Matte Display which further eliminates glare.

Users can also choose to mount the TV on its Simple Stand or Studio Stand to complement spaces at home.

The Frame will feature an updated Art Store with a simpler and easier-to-navigate interface, plus a greater selection of artworks around the globe.

For those who want to display pictures with loved ones or relive personal memories, The Frame also has a My Photo feature for that, using smartphones or USB flash drives.

WATCH: Samsung The Frame Review: Stunning!

Gaming

Ubisoft+ subscription now available in Singapore

For SG$ 15.90 a month

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Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One users in Singapore may now subscribe to Ubisoft+ for SG$ 15.90 a month through Ubisoft+ Multi Access. 

Players simply have to register here to gain access to Ubisoft+’s growing library of titles, including latest releases, DLCs, and classic games.

Once registered, players can access the Ubisoft+ PC game library through Ubisoft Connect. They will also receive a 10% off discount on any in-game currency purchases.

Moreover, subscribers will be able to link their Xbox account to Ubisoft+ Multi Access to get access to premium editions of upcoming releases, as well as Ubisoft’s popular titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Far Cry 6, and more.

For select titles, cross progression will also be enabled.

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HomePod 2nd Gen, HomePod mini now in Singapore

Arriving on April 6

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Apple is making the HomePod (2nd generation) and HomePod mini available in Singapore starting April 6. Every purchase comes with a free six-month subscription to Apple Music.

Customers can order as early as March 30 via Apple Singapore store and Apple Store app. The HomePod will retail for SG$ 429 while the HomePod mini which comes in five colors will be priced at SG$ 139.

The HomePod has a custom-engineered high-excursion woofer with a 20mm driver and a built-in bass-EQ mic. It also has a beamforming array of five tweeters around the base. These work together for a powerful 360-degree audio experience.

The speaker has an adaptive feature called room sensing technology. With it, the device recognizes sound reflections from nearby surfaces to determine if it is placed near a wall. It then adapts the sound in real-time.

For those wanting an even better setup, using two or more HomePod or HomePod mini speakers simultaneously may be done using AirPlay. Stereo pair may also be done to separate the left and right channels on two devices. This makes for a cinematic experience when connected to an Apple TV 4K.

The speakers are compatible to use with the latest iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices, and all usual commands for seamless connectivity and integration are doable to let users personalize the experience hands-free.

SEE ALSO: Why is Apple Music Classical a big deal?

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Nothing Ear (2) now available in Singapore: Price, features

Truly authentic sound

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Nothing Ear (2)

London-based tech brand Nothing has launched the Ear (2) TWS earbuds in Singapore.

It is priced at SG$ 199 and will initially be available on Limited Edt from March 23. Free tryouts will be available at Challenger stores in Bugis Junction, Vivo City, and Causeway Point.

General sale will commence starting on April 8 at all Nothing partner stores in Singapore, both online and offline, including Lazada and Shopee.

Truly authentic sound

The Hi-Res Audio-certified earbuds feature an 11.6mm custom driver for deep bass and crystal-clear highs. Its LHDC 5.0 codec technology ensures the finest sound details are transmitted at frequencies up to 24 bit/192 kHz.

The Ear (2) is also engineered with Nothing’s best noise cancellation technology yet, achieving up to 40dB of reduction.

With personalized Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Adaptive Mode, users may also adjust the noise reduction level based on their environments.

The device also has an improved wind-proof and crowd-proof Clear Voice Technology. This complements the three high-definition microphones on each earbud which have an advanced AI noise reduction algorithm that filters out unnecessary noises when answering calls.

Personalize the experience

Additionally, using the Nothing X app, users may also personalize their listening experience by adjusting the equalizer settings in real-time for optimal sound quality.

Dual Connection, on the other hand, allows for easier device switching between listening to music or receiving calls, for instance. The device likewise supports Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair.

Seamless controls

The Ear (2) has buttons on each earbud, allowing for easy controls like adjusting volume, skipping to the next track, or switching between noise cancellation modes.

Nothing’s latest offering delivers up to 36 hours of playback on a fully-charged case – with ANC turned off. Using fast charge, it can replenish up to eight hours on a 10-minute charge.

For peace of mind, the earbuds are rated IP54 for water resistance while its transparent case is rated IP55.

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