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Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore

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You are what you Google, or so they say. Sports, movies, online shopping, and Pokémon — these are things that Singaporeans have looked up most in 2017.

The world’s top search engine has released Singapore’s top searches this year and this is what it looks like:

10. Ezbuy

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore exbuy

Online shopping is a big thing in Singapore. This e-commerce site received a lot of traffic this year, if you base it on SG’s searches. The site makes the list at number ten.

9. Lazada Singapore

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore lazada singapore

The next top search is still an online shopping site. Lazada Singapore, a website that sells everything from clothes, to electronics, and everything in between, is at number nine.

8. Justice League

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore justice league

The Hollywood hit movie was certainly something Singaporeans enjoyed, or at least were curious about. Justice League makes it as a top search in Singapore at number eight.

7. SEA Games

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore sea games

Singapore is a participating country in the Southeast Asian Games.  The 2017 SEA Games, held in Malaysia this year, was also highly Googled. It takes the seventh spot.

6. Wimbledon

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore wimbledon

At the sixth spot, Wimbledon! Singaporeans are also pretty big tennis fans, it seems.

5. Beauty and the Beast

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore beauty and the beast

The timeless Disney classic is at number five. Beauty and the Beast‘s live action adaptation starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens is the tenth-highest grossing film of all time.

4. Wonder Woman

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore wonder woman

2017’s favorite heroine takes the fourth spot. Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot is the fourth installment from the DC Extended Universe.

3. iPhone X

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore iPhone X

Apple’s tenth-anniversary borderless phone got Singaporeans curious. The iPhone X takes the third top spot in in this year’s most Googled phrases.

READ MORE: Apple iPhone X Hands-on Review

2. iPhone 8

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore iPhone 8

GadgetMatch personally witnessed the Singaporean hype over the iPhone 8; people lined up outside the Apple store on the day this handset was released!

READ MORE: Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

1. SGPokeMap

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore SGPOKEMAP

According to this list, Pokémon is still a big thing in Singapore. SGPokeMap tracks Pokémon Go sightings in real-time all around the peninsula. Singaporeans have to catch them all!

SEE ALSO: Top 2017 Google searches in the Philippines

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Google lead designer reveals prototypes of Pixel 2, Home Mini, Pixelbook

A touch of human

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It’s not too often that we get a behind-the-scenes look at the drawing boards of premium hardware products, but when we do, it’s magical.

Ivy Ross, who’s the lead designer of Google’s latest devices, revealed the ideas and executions she and her team put into making their gadgets.

Published on The She Word (a series featuring the women of Google on the company’s blog), Ross discussed a variety of topics ranging from her early beginnings as a young designer to the aesthetics of Pixel and Home devices.

When asked what the most important design principle of Google’s hardware is, she had this to say:

Human. By that I mean friendly, emotionally appealing, and easy to fit into your life and your home.

She goes on to explain that three-dimensional and tactile aesthetics are important after spending so much time in front of flat screens. That’s why her design team puts so much emphasis on fabric materials.

Through images, the blog post also showed off the progress from multiple prototypes to finished product for Google’s most important items:

The visual progression of the Pixel 2 XL’s design is arguably the most interesting. You can see how the flagship phone went from a squarish panda to a more rounded one.

Ross became the head of design for Google’s hardware team in mid-2016, and has since made her mark as the company’s most human designer to date.

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LG’s InstaView ThinQ is one smart fridge

This is the future

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The future of smart appliances is upon us.

LG has not only dared to venture into connected kitchen technology, they’ve taken it a step further with their newest smart appliances. We got to see all this at CES.

The InstaView ThinQ is the fridge of the future. It’s equipped with the smart voice assistant Alexa which means you will be able to talk to it — the better to figure out what you want to eat! Not only that, it will suggest recipes depending on what food items you have stored. The best part is that it can be connected to your phone and all your other smart appliances for a seamless everyday home experience.

SEE ALSO: LG builds a smart kitchen that ‘talks’ to you and your home

SEE ALSO: Lessons from household appliances

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Cauldryn Fyre V2 is a smart mug you’ll want to own

This smart mug will make mornings easy

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Imagine a world where your coffee will brew itself upon your command. Well, folks, that world is real.

Of all the cool things we saw at CES 2018, it was this device that totally made our Vegas mornings.

The Cauldryn Fyre V2 is not your ordinary mug. This 16 ounce, stainless steel beauty keeps your beverage hot in a vacuum insulated bottle. The mug itself allows you to maintain a certain temperature all day so your coffee stays hot and your juice cold.

It also has Google Assistant! Now all you need to do is tell your mug to brew coffee and it will.

It’s fully modular — attachable accessories allow you to do so many things. You can choose to attach a blender and grind your own coffee beans; there’s a percolator accessory, a Bluetooth speaker base, and even a lantern with a bug zapper for outdoor adventures with your Cauldryn.

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but true innovation happens when you can talk your water bottle into making you coffee.

MORE ON CES 2018: GadgetMatch LIVE coverage

SEE ALSO: 6 must-have products for your smart home

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