Tech Round-up Week 2 Oct 2020: Razer Fintech Launches Razer Card, Intel 11th Gen Processors in Q1 20
Updated: Aug 20, 2021
Razer Fintech announces partnership with Visa to launch Razer Card
Credit: Razer Fintech
The financial technology arm of Razer Inc, Razer Fintech, has unveiled their new Razer Card, a prepaid card collaboration with Visa. Razer Fintech is integrating the card with Razer Pay, its e-wallet solution, and benefits that users can look forward to are a flat 1% cashback with no capped limit and no minimum spend.
Other benefits are up to 5% cashback on Razer store purchases, which will definitely be handy for fans of the brand. The card comes in two versions, Standard and Premium, with the Premium card’s Razer logo lighting up upon payment.
The card is still in beta testing with 1,337 testers, and will last until the end of December 2020.
Intel 11th Gen desktop processors will be launched in Q1 2021
After a year since the 10th Gen Intel chips were released, the new desktop processors codenamed Rocket Lake are planned to launch in Q1 2021. With support for PCIe 4.0, the chips are designed for gamers and enthusiasts.
Intel has been working with game developers and publishers to optimise games for systems running on an Intel core. An example would be Intel working with Creative Assembly to optimise gameplay and realism with the high frequency and core counts available on 10th Gen Intel processors to give the game’s environmental effects more depth and complexity. While there’s not much news on the new Rocket Lake chips yet, Intel is expected to share more details soon.
MOGUL.sg launches first-ever 3D virtual property expo in Singapore
A local property tech startup, MOGUL.sg, has launched Singapore’s first-ever 3D virtual property expo. Taking place from 15-17 October 2020, the event is made possible through geospatial technology and proprietary machine learning algorithms, as well as the use of geospatial data from Singapore Land Authority’s OneMap3D beta, an open-source 3D platform.
Potential buyers will be able to experience the neighbourhood and homes through virtual 3D walk-throughs, and will even be able to look outwards from the property to see a virtual recreation of the line of sight and view that the property offers.
Interested parties can register for the virtual expo for free at MOGUL.sg’s website.
Singapore first in the world to get new Linksys Wi-Fi 6 E9450 router
Linksys has launched its first Wi-Fi 6 Easymesh router, the E9450 (AX5400), and Singapore is the first country in the world to get it. Available exclusively to Singtel fibre broadband customers for two months starting on 10 October 2020, the router can support up to 40 devices while offering over 1Gbps WiFi speeds for devices that support it.
Retailing at S$399, this might be a good option for families with plenty of devices and want the best Internet speeds at home.
Mastercard expanding Girls4Tech STEM education programme to 5 million girls by 2025
Mastercard’s signature STEM education programme, Girls4Tech, has successfully reached its initial goal of educating one million girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
According to Julienne Loh, the Executive Vice President for Enterprise Partnerships in Asia Pacific, “there’s a growing gender gap in STEM careers. Bringing diverse partners together to deliver the Girls4Tech™ program is one way that Mastercard is tackling this problem head-on, all over the world, to inspire more girls to pursue STEM careers and reduce the gender gap in these fields. Mastercard believes girls need to have exposure to the variety of STEM careers that are out there and see role models in these rewarding jobs. The more they can see it, the more likely they can be it.”
Mastercard has created customised curriculum for different partners in various countries, and in Singapore, 21,900 girls have been reached through workshops and initiatives developed in partnership with schools and local non-profits for children and youth.
In light of Covid-19, Mastercard has even prepared online printable resources for parents to expose their children to topics such as Big Data, Cryptology and more at the Girls4Tech Connect website.