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[Interview] LittleLives – Love educators, Connect Schools, Modernise Education

Officially set up in 2011, LittleLives provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to aid theefficient running of preschools. Founder Sun Ho, alumnus of NUS Computer Science, envisions the creation of a preschool education network that serves to facilitate the sharing of teaching resources across schools. Having focused on Singapore preschools since its inception, LittleLives is currently working on bringing its software abroad to expand this education network. Sun shares...

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STGCC – Where East Meets West

Article by: Ng Ching Peng The first week of September saw the arrival of hundreds to Marina Bay Sands – all in the name of attending the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC). Held over the weekend, the two day convention featured exhibitors from the likes of Bandai to Shogakukan Asia, who were there to promote their new translated manga titles. Organized...

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[Apps] ComicWalker– App Offers Latest Manga for Free in Japanese, English and Mandarin

Kadokawa is a major corporation in Japan with several publishing companies under its wing. With a prominent edge in light novel publishing, they have published several popular light novel series’ such as Sword Art Online and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. In March this year, Kadokawa launched their own manga website cum app ComicWalker, featuring...

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[Interview] Playing with Moolah

Playmoolah makes fussy financial planning fun for you. Started by NOC alumnus Min and Audrey, PlayMoolah offers up WhyMoolah, an app that targets young adults. The app aims to help youth deal with the various financial decisions they have to make in the future. WhyMoolah features various simulations to take us through every stage in...

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8tracks – Mix and Match Playlists for Every Mood

Article by: Rakel Tang You look at your music library and a thousand songs look back at you, none of them the right track for the moment. Alternatively, you manage to find that one perfect song for whatever you are doing now (running, studying, running from studying, etc.) but you cannot seem to find another song...

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Xbox One – The New Challenger in Console Gaming

Article by: Yeo Jun Yan In 2013, Nintendo Wii U and Sony Play Station 4 arrived in the Singapore market, marking the start of a new generation of console gaming. These game console giants continue to churn out new models to pique our interests and inspire our desire for them. Yet, the new becomes the old every other year...

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[Apps] Apps For Budget Students

[Apps] Apps For Budget Students

College life can be rough, and pinching corners when it comes to budgeting is to be expected. After all, the ‘poor college kid’ archetype has to come from somewhere, right? Juggling a part-time job and school means that whatever cash you earn should go to where it matters. Thankfully, technology is here to help –...

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[Start-Ups] 10 Start-Ups in OpeN-House

[Start-Ups] 10 Start-Ups in OpeN-House

N-House opened our doors to the NUS community and the public last Wednesday, with a showcase of 10 start-ups by NOC Alumni and N-House residents. Their inaugural OpeN-House (pun-intended) received spectacular support from the entrepreneurial community at NUS. There was a wide spectrum of attendees – prospective students, NUS students from various faculties, as well as...

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‘Ask Me Anything’ with Microsoft’s Jessica Tan and Rich Sauer

It is not every day that one gets to meet the movers and shakers of the tech industry, but these enterprising students got their chance for a casual chat with Microsoft’s Managing Director for Microsoft Singapore, Jessica Tan, and Microsoft Corporation’s Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Legal & Corporate Affairs, Rich Sauer,...

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[Online] Protecting Your Digital Life

[Online] Protecting Your Digital Life

  Every one of us has at least 3 to 10 active accounts on web services like Facebook, Gmail, Linkedin etc. If maintaining different passwords for multiple accounts is not tedious enough, IVLE makes us change our password every three months. Consequently, people end up using one simple (easy to remember) password for all their...

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[Mobile] Gaming on the Go: Not So Casual Anymore

[Mobile] Gaming on the Go: Not So Casual Anymore

As the new school year rolls around, Wired traditionally takes a look at the apps for iOS that will streamline your efficiency and make you a conscientious student. While productivity apps like iStudiez Pro, Evernote, Wunderlist and GoodReader might be helpful over the course of the semester, what happens when you inevitably get… bored in...

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[Mobile] You Should Be Rewarded For Shopping

[Mobile] You Should Be Rewarded For Shopping

Attention Shopaholics: You can now get rewarded for shopping! What? Someone who finally understands… and who would have thought that it would come from three boys. Created by Rainmakers Lab, the three founders – Alex, Andrew and Zhi Zhong (our very own NUS graduate!) – nailed it right at the heart of the Singaporean lifestyle...