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IDA launches S$1.5m pilot to roll out tech toys for preschoolers
Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority announced the launch of its PlayMaker Programme on Sept 23, a pilot which will introduce a suite of technology-enabled toys to preschool centres.  
Nvidia announces ‘deep learning’ R&D centre in Singapore
Nvidia Corp has announced plans to establish the Nvidia Technology Centre Asia Pacific, which it said would be the first of its kind in the region to focus on deep learning research and development (R&D).
Singapore’s Beeline app for buses goes live
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) have launched Beeline, a mobile app that they said allows commuters to pre-book rides on express private bus routes.
Singapore is using spyware, and its citizens can’t complain
The Singapore Government is using spyware that can copy files from your hard disk; record your Skype calls, e-mails, instant messages and passwords; and even turn on your webcam remotely – and if you’re Singaporean, you have no constitutional right to complain.
Building Singapore’s ‘digital twin’
Many agencies in charge of city development around the world are working blind, making decisions without the ability to see the impact these decisions have on the complex and dynamic ecosystem of a city – an issue Dassault Systèmes believes the Virtual Singapore project can overcome.
500 Startups’ Khailee Ng expects a ‘feeding frenzy’ in Asean
500 Startups’ Khailee Ng sees the beginnings of a feeding frenzy in South-East Asia, similar to what the Indian startup scene is experiencing today. His Distro Dojo accelerator is hoping to catch the wave, in partnership with Malaysia’s MaGIC, writes Karamjit Singh.
Week in Review: The IoT roadmap and a connected future
Malaysia introduces its IoT roadmap and that has Karamjit Singh thinking of the opportunities for local entrepreneurs to be active participants, of the acceleration of time, and coding skills for kids!
IDA to release more spectrum, to allow entry of new operator
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is proposing to release more spectrum for mobile broadband services and to facilitate the entry of a new mobile operator.
Enhanced SingPass with added security goes live July 5
Enhancements to SingPass, Singapore’s single sign-on for users to access e-government services, are slated to go live on July 5, according to the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
Singapore: From Smart Nation to Code Nation
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and US technology giant Microsoft Corp have embarked on an ambitious plan to transform Singapore into a ‘computational thinking’ nation by teaching coding skills to the masses.
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