Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The launch of Andy - the ArtBot

Meitu Inc., publisher of the world renowned photo-editing app Meitu, is dedicated to the pursuit of beauty around the world. For almost 10 years, Meitu has been an innovator of apps that generate 6 billion photos per month globally. Today, Meitu managed to expand its expertise to Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and created its first ever A.I. painting robot - Andy, the ArtBot.

What makes Andy so unique?

Unlike other photo-editing functions that add effects to original photos, Andy breaks up and reconstructs photos, then turns them into paintings within 5 seconds. Its segmentation technique is so humanized that it recognizes humans in photos and is able take them out from the backgrounds behind them, and turn into a brand new painting.

Undoubtedly, Andy marks the beginning of A.I. in the art industry. As Andy continues to learn, more painting styles created through A.I. will be developed. Andy may not be comparable to any of the great painters like Picasso, Van Gogh, etc., but it will certainly lead a different art trend for the future.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

[Sponsored] Seeing Double @ Wild Wild Wet!

I had the chance to attend Wild Wild Wet's Seeing Double Event last Sunday whereby we dressed identical to break the Singapore Book of Records! And also to try out the Singapore's longest Inflatable Freestyle Water Slide, The Woosh!

Twin wear
To gear up for the event, I brought D along with me, since it's a Seeing Double event. Both of us wore quite identical :) in our favorite couple wear from Disneyland.

Went there on the dot and there was a quite a crowd, waiting to enter for the Seeing Double event!  It just don't look like how I remembered Wild Wild Wet as! I was quite excited as I hadn't been to Wild Wild Wet for a long time, probably the last time I went there was like 12 years ago?? Ain't a water sports person, naturally I can't remember much about the old Wild Wild Wet.  The only thing I remembered the most about Downtown East was the resorts. It was pretty much the in thing to do during school holidays, where we used to book chalets to hangout and BBQ. Downtown East had everything, including bowling alley, water rides, it was THE one stop entertainment area.

Already felt so excited even before entering
Upon entering, I was greeted by the vibrant colors of the place as the attractions are all so colorful! That definitely helps in getting hyper to play under the bright sun~  The new Wild Wild Wet is definitely catching my attention to visit often.

The Woosh is the attraction of the day, as it is the longest inflatable freestyle water slide in Singapore. However, I couldn't ride it that day due to some reason, but D went to try a few times, sliding down each time differently! It brought back old childhood memories of sliding down the slide. But of course, in a more stylo way.  I got him to take a few videos in his perspective when he slide down.
It definitely looked fun ! Sadly I couldn't do any water rides that day. :( Perhaps next time. Besides The Woosh, which is available from 1 June to 30 July, there's also other great attractions like the Royal Flush, which was launched on March 2017.

Looks a little like caterpillar 
If you are someone whose not afraid of heights and high speed, this is definitely the attraction to try out with your friends! This ride features both the Behemoth BOWL40 and TornadoWAVE! Great way to bond with your friends and family.

If you think Royal Flush and The Woosh isn't giving you the hyper rush, then you can try the Torpedo! Basically its a near-vertical full-body free fall ride where the drop is from six storeys high, at the speed up to 55km/hr.  Not for the weak heart ones aka me. :(

Apart from The Woosh, the Kids zone is more of my kind of water play. *hahah* Where the rides and slides are miniature and less haunting for the heart
This is definitely a great place to hangout with your friends and family. Even with kids, they get to enjoy the day out!

Besides sliding down The Woosh, we also took part in the 'Largest Gathering of Dress Alike Duos'.  And in total, there were 111 pairs of duos, breaking the Singapore Book of Records.

Look at all the twinssssss in the photo! If you have missed out this event, not to worry. In this month of June and July, dress identically with your friend or family to enjoy double the fun for half the price at four different key places at Downtown East - Wild Wild Wet, D'Resort, Orchid Bowl and eXplorerkid!

Besides enjoying the fun at half price, there's also a instagram contest going on. Just snap a creative twinning outfit and upload on instagram, hashtag #SeeingDoubleSG, you could be one of the lucky winners to walk away with great prizes!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Apacer's AC630 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Military-Grade Shockproof Portable Hard Drive Designed for Outdoor Activities

For outdoor enthusiasts, it is absolutely important to have a rugged portable hard drive to guard your data from external impacts, because precious moments can never be re-created!

As a dedicated innovator for memory storage, K introduces AC630 USB 3.1 Gen 1 military-grade shockproof portable hard drive to cope with the potential harms that may be encountered in the outdoor environment. Enclosed in a specially built shockproof protective rubber frame, AC630 has passed the U.S. military-grade drop test and is IP55 certified for dustproof and waterproof functions. The unit comes in two capacities of 1TB and 2TB.

What’s more, the thoughtfully designed cable slots and the bright color contrast keep AC630 neat and sharp for travelers and outdoor sport users.

Triple Protections: Shockproof, Waterproof, and Dust proof
While popular interests in outdoor activities continue to grow, the demand to keep records or shoot videos is trending in the same direction. When accidents happen to a hard drive, such as impact, water, or sand, file corruptions can be devastating.

Apacer’s latest military-grade shockproof portable hard drive is just built to accommodate to tough conditions. AC630 has passed the U.S. military drop test MIL-STD-810G 516.6 Procedure IV (transit drop test), which means it is resistant to falls of 1.22-meter height without losing data. Certified with IP55 rating, AC630 ensures all-round protections against dust and spraying water, allowing users to enjoy their journey without worries.

A Special Rubber Structure for External Shocks
AC630 comes in a single-piece rubber frame which is built from the internal structure to the exterior with fortified protections in corners and two sides. The structure functions as a cushion to disintegrate direct impact forces caused by clashes and keep the memory stable at all times, effectively reducing influences on data access during movement.

Convenient Cable Carry Design and Speedy Transmission
The sporty appearance of AC630 is adorned with vivid colors. A protective strip that surrounds the four sides in fiery orange against the graphite black covers achieves a vibrant color contrast. The thoughtful slot design is especially equipped for easy cable storage, keeping the cable neatly stowed when it is not in use. Moreover, the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface provides fast data transmission, making data backup a rapid process when you are on the go.

 AC630 comes in two memory capacities: 1TB and 2TB; the latter can store up to one million images, half a million MP3 tunes, or 833 hours of Full HD videos.

Whether you are a traveler or an outdoor sport enthusiast, Apacer AC630 is made for keeping records of your favorite activities!