Wong Kai Yi, Tech Writer

Wong Kai Yi, Tech Writer

16 July 2020
Bern's Bites: Ace the Zoom presentation
Catch our regular Tech Writer Wong Kai Yi as he shares tips on how to ace the Zoom or Google Hangout presentation, with microphones, lightings, backdrop etc.

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9 July 2020
Bern's Bites: Managing WFH life while juggling family
Today we are talking about working from home. It's not easy working at home while juggling family commitments. There is only so much time in a workday, and we must make the best use out of it so that we can live healthy lives and not suffer from burnout. Catch this podcast. Tech writer Wong Kai Yi shares more.

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2 July 2020
Getting comfortable in your home office with the right tech
Tech Writer Wong Kai Yi shares tips on how to set up your home office to make you feel comfortable. Work from home is the new norm now after circuit breaker. Catch the advice.

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17 June 2020
Sony's Playstation 5 has a divided opinion
In Tech Talk, our regular tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi shares with us the latest updates coming out of the tech world.

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10 June 2020
Tech giant IBM exits facial recognition business
In Tech Talk, Rachel Kelly speaks with our regular tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi to get the latest updates from the week.

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3 June 2020
Sony, Google, Airbnb postpone events due to US protests
In Tech Talk, our regular tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi from The Straits Times shares with us the latest coming out of the tech space this week.

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27 May 2020
Netflix will start cancelling inactive members' subscriptions
In Tech Talk, Rachel Kelly catches up with The Straits Times, Tech Contributor, Wong Kai Yi to discuss the latest headlines from the tech space.

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20 May 2020
Apple’s plan to reopen stores in the US amid COVID-19 pandemic
In Tech Talk, Rachel Kelly speaks to The Straits Times tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi to get the latest updates from the tech space.

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13 May 2020
Twitter to add labels and warning messages to disputed and misleading COVID-19 info
In Tech Talk, Rachel Kelly catches up with Wong Kaiyi, tech contributor with The Straits Times to get the latest coming out from the tech space.

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6 May 2020
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called to testify before Congress
In Tech Talk, we get analysis on the latest coming out of the tech world from our regular tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi from The Straits Times.

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29 April 2020
Zoom increasingly attracting cybercriminals who are amassing stolen login credentials
In our weekly Tech Talk segment, we’re joined by The Straits Times tech contributor Wong Kai Yi to get analyses of the latest coming out of the tech world.

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22 April 2020
The Loon project officially launches its first-ever commercial service over Kenya
In Tech Talk,we get an analysis of the latest coming out of the tech world with Wong Kai Yi, tech contributor for The Straits Times.

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15 April 2020
Apple and Google to work together to create contact tracing technology
In Tech Talk with Wong Kaiyi from The Straits Times, he’ll talk us through the latest coming out of the tech space.

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8 April 2020
UK mobile operators issues a joint statement asking for help to stop people burning 5G towers
Wong Kaiyi, our regular tech contributor with the Straits Times talks us through the latest coming out of the tech space.

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1 April 2020
Technology from Formula 1 used to create breathing tech for COVID-19 patients
In Tech Talk with our regular tech contributor, Wong Kaiyi from The Straits Times, we get the latest coming out of the tech world.

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25 March 2020
Facebook COVID-19 Measures
In Tech Talk, we catch up with tech contributor from The Straits Times, Wong Kaiyi for the latest in the tech space.

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18 March 2020
Amazon beefing up manpower to deal with Covid-19 & the latest from Apple
In Tech Talk, the Straits Times’ tech contributor Wong Kaiyi talks us through the latest coming out of the tech space.

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4 March 2020
Total global smartphone sales fell in the last three months of 2019 but Apple & Xiaomi records small year-on-year increases
In Tech Talk, our regular tech contributor, Wong Kaiyi from The Straits Times talks us through the latest from the tech space.

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5 February 2020
YouTube generates nearly US$5 billion in ad revenue in the last three months
In Tech Talk, Howie Lim and Bernard Lim chat with our regular tech contributor, Wong Kaiyi about YouTube generating nearly US$5 billion in ad revenue in the last three months, Dyson’s plans for an air purifier that could double as a pair of headphones and a video that seems to show a traffic jam could be spoofed into Google Maps with nothing more than a bunch of phones piled into a little red wagon.

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11 December 2019
More surveillance cameras will be watching the world in 2021
In Tech Talk, Bernard Lim speaks to our regular tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi about the latest coming out of the tech space.

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27 Nov 2019
Who was the mystery bidder for Fitbit?
Remember Google's US$2.1b bid for wearables maker Fitbit? Is there another twist to the story? What can we look out for from the Samsung Galaxy S11? All this and more, as Howie and Bernard speak to tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi.

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20 Nov 2019
An AI system for self-driving cars that classifies human drivers' social personalities
On Tech talk, our tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi joins Howie Lim and Bernard Lim to discuss all the latest tech headlines from across the week.

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13 Nov 2019
Enviromental impact of 11.11 (Singles Day)
In Tech Talk, Howie Lim and tech contributor, Wong Kai Yi discuss all the latest tech headlines, including Apple’s 2020 augmented reality headset, Disney's streaming service, Disney+ and the environmental impact of 11.11 (Singles Day).

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30 October 2019
China formally creates a US$29 billion state-backed fund to invest in the semiconductor industry
In Tech Talk, tech contributor,for ‘The Business Times’, Wong Kai Yi shares with us the hottest tech news happening this week.

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9 October 2019
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 smartphone series sees strong sales
In Tech Talk, we discuss the latest in the technology space with tech contributor for ‘The Business Times’, Wong Kai Yi.

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11 September 2019
Apple's September 2019 Release
In Tech Talk, tech contributor for ‘The Straits Times’, Wong Kai Yi tells us about the latest tech headlines in the past week.

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4 September 2019
Samsung's Foldable Phone & Facebook's Facial Recognition Privacy
In Tech Talk, tech contributor for ‘The Business Times’, Wong Kai Yi shares the latest coming out of the tech world.

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Catch Wong Kai Yi on #PrimeTime as we talk about all things tech with Howie Lim and Bernard Lim at 5:15PM.

21 August 2019
Xiaomi vs Huawei: How Well Did They Do?
On Wednesdays, we Focus on technology and joining us to discuss tech headlines of the week on Tech Talk is Wong Kai Yi, tech contributor for The Business Times.

BL: China’s Xiaomi reported 15 per cent growth in quarterly revenue yesterday - missing estimates - as fewer people bought smartphones at home and rival Huawei grabbed market share.

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14 August 2019
Is Cryptocurrency Secure?
On Wednesdays, we bring our Focus to technology with Wong Kai Yi, tech contributor for The Business Times. Cryptocurrency appears secure at first glance, but that doesn't mean it's invulnerable to a determined hacker with a computer. Cryptocurrency thefts, scams, and fraud could hit 4.3 billion US dollars in 2019, according to a report by cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace, which previously reported Q1 fraud at about 1.2 billion US dollars.

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7 August 2019
Sweden's Klarna Becomes Biggest Fintech Firm in Europe
Swedish online payments firm Klarna said yesterday it has reached a valuation of 5.5 billion US dollars. This is following a 460 million US dollar funding round, which now makes it Europe’s largest private fintech company. Joining us to discuss tech headlines of the week is Wong Kai Yi, tech contributor for The Business Times.

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Catch Wong Kai Yi on #PrimeTime as we talk about all things tech with Howie Lim and Bernard Lim at 5:15PM.

10 July 2019
Tech Talk: IBM wraps up 34 million dollar Red Hat acquisition & the death of Apple’s smallest macbook
We’ve seen it coming since late last year, but now it’s final. IBM recently closed the 34 billion US dollar Red Hat acquisition in Cloud catch up. What does this spell for open source, developer programs and multi-cloud deployments? Also, we say goodbye to Apple’s smallest 12-inch macbooks and welcome BMW’s first all-electric Mini Cooper Wong Kai Yi, Tech contributor from the Business Times tells us more.

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Catch Wong Kai Yi on #PrimeTime as we talk about all things tech with Howie Lim and Bernard Lim at 5:15PM.

27 Jun 2019
Should we be afraid that robots could take over our jobs?
Economists have said that robots could take over 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030. According to a new study from Oxford Economics, there could be 14 million robots put to work in China alone within the next 11 years. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in.

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20 Jun 2019
Regular guest Wong Kai Yi joins Michelle Martin and Bernard Lim #PrimeTime at 5:15PM.

13 Jun 2019
First heavily automated mass-market vehicles could go on sale as soon as 2022
Tech Talk: The first heavily automated mass-market vehicles for consumers could go on sale as soon as 2022, if one or more vehicle manufacturers adopt a new sub-$500 lidar sensing package being developed by Silicon Valley startup Luminar. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in. He also talks about the future of hydrogen fuel-cell cars.

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6 Jun 2019
Robots Are Pushing Amazon To Pay Humans Higher Wages
Tech Talk: Amazon CEO of Worldwide Consumer Jeff Wilke said robots are helping Amazon pay humans higher wages as robots make Amazon’s warehouses safer and more efficient. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in. He also talks about Apple's recently-concluded Worldwide Developers' Conference.

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30 May 2019
Impact of US ban on Huawei and how its sales could be affected
Tech contributor for The Business Times, Wong Kai Yi, weighs in on the implications on Huawei as the US continues its ban on the Chinese telecom giant. He talks about the World Health Organisation’s proposal to classify ‘gaming disorder’ as an illness, and shares why deepfakes are causing growing concern.

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16 May 2019
Apple’s loss in bid to Supreme Court over consumer lawsuit
Tech Talk: A US Supreme Court has allowed a consumer lawsuit to move forward as a group of consumers are charging Apple for overcharging customers for its App Store purchases. Meanwhile, San Francisco has become the first city in the US to ban facial-recognition tools used by police and other municipal departments. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in.

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9 May 2019
China’s Domestic Game Market To Grow To $41.5 Billion In 2023
Tech Talk: China’s domestic game market is expected to grow from $30.8 billion in 2018 to $41.5 billion in 2023, this according to gaming intelligence firm Niko Partners. What are the forecasts for China's PC and mobile gaming segments? BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in. He also gives a comparison between Google’s Pixel 3a and 3a XL.

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2 May 2019
Huawei Outperformed Apple’s iPhones In Q1 2019
Smartphone shipments from Chinese tech giant Huawei rose 50 per cent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, while Apple’s iPhone shipments fell 30 per cent. Can Huawei overtake Apple in global sales soon? Tech Talk: BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in.

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18 Apr 2019
Apple And Qualcomm To Settle Litigation Dispute And Intel To Leave 5G Mobile Modem Market
Tech Talk: Intel’s inability to deliver up to Apple’s mobile chips expectations has forced Apple to turn back to Qualcomm and strike a settlement for their ongoing patent infringement and royalties dispute. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in.

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11 Apr 2019
Is Amazon Violating The Privacy Of Its Alexa’s Users?
Tech Talk: It has emerged that Amazon employs thousands of people around the world to help improve its Alexa digital assistant. The teams help to improve Alexa's speech recognition and ultimately helps it respond better to commands. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in. He also shares what’s next for Google Maps as it’s reportedly expected to include ads in the future.

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4 Apr 2019
How Will The 4th Industrial Revolution Disrupt The Future Of Workforce?
Tech Talk: The world’s workforce could face an imminent and profound transformation over the next five to 10 years, as AI and analytics change job roles in companies across all industries. IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty says she expects AI to change 100% of jobs within the next five to 10 years. What will IBM do to prepare their employees for this transformation? BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in. He also discusses Walmart’s latest effort to compete with Amazon in the fresh food industry.

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28 Mar 2019
Amazon’s Alarming Concentration Of Power Is Causing A Call For Regulation
Tech Talk: BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi on Amazon’s huge concentration power and the breakdown of figures for its different industries - such as e-commerce, cloud computing, groceries, and online apparels. He also shares what online merchant Lazada aims to achieve by going into the financial services space.

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21 Mar 2019
How Will Robots Play An Important Role At The 2020 Olympics And Paralympics In Japan?
Tech Talk: BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi on what job roles robots will be playing in the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics. He also weighs in on Google’s latest fine by the EU for having exclusivity contracts on website owners.

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14 Mar 2019
What Big Changes Can The 5G Mobile Platform Bring?
Tech Talk: BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in on how the 5G mobile platform can create big change and explains why AI is one of the top tech trends.

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7 Mar 2019
Why Are Companies Using AI As A Blanket Phrase To Attract Investments?
Tech Talk: Samsung is reportedly working to eliminate a crease that appears on the screen of its foldable phone, Galaxy Fold, after the device is folded around 10,000 times. Does this reflect the lack of durability for the phone? BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in. He also explains why companies are overusing the term AI.

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28 Feb 2019
Is Apple’s Project Titan Facing Troubles?
Tech Talk: BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in on Apple’s plan to lay off 190 employees in its self-driving car programme and shares his thoughts on the world’s first car to be fully powered by Android.

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14 Feb 2019
Which E-Sports Markets Are Prime Revenue Generators?
Tech Talk: Global esports revenues will hit US$1.1b in 2019, with the help of advertising, sponsorship and media rights. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi shares which countries are most primed for growth. He also weighs in on China’s progress in the 5G race.

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7 Feb 2019
Spotify Makes Big Podcast Push
Tech Talk: Spotify buys two podcast startups, and it’s just the start as it plans to spend up to US$500m on podcast-related acquisitions. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi shares how it can go up against tech giants like Apple.

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31 Jan 2019
Apple Blocks Facebook From Running Market Research App
Tech Talk: Apple has revoked Facebook’s licence to run its business app program, after a report revealed Facebook was tracking Apple users’ activity movements. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in on the fallout. He also explains how AI can help people with speech disabilities structure their thoughts into speech.

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24 Jan 2019
Airbus Pushes For Quantum Computing
Tech Talk: Airbus is looking to use quantum computing into aircraft design, but how? BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in.

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10 Jan 2019
Why Is Apple Cutting Its iPhone Supply By 10%?
Tech Talk: Apple is cutting its current production plan for new iPhones by about 10% for the next three months, in a sign that it’s expecting a further hit this year. This comes just a week after saying it would miss revenue forecasts. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi weighs in.

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27 Dec 2018
Amazon Breaks Holiday Sales Record Again
Tech Talk: A tumbling stock market hasn’t deterred consumers from holiday shopping, as Amazon reported record-breaking sales. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi shares what products consumers are buying, and predicts the top trends for 2019.

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20 Dec 2018
Facebook Defends Allowing 3rd Parties Access User Messages
Tech Talk: Why can’t Facebook learn from its mistakes? BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi on Facebook’s response to allegations of granting tech giants access to users’ data. He also gives some Christmas stocking ideas for the tech geek.

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16 Dec 2018
Google Spin-Off Waymo Launches Driverless Taxi Service
Tech Talk: BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi on how this self-driving service works what safety features are in place.

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13 Dec 2018
US Police And Amazon Team Up To Thwart Package Thieves
Tech Talk: New Jersey police are using fake Amazon boxes, doorbell cameras and GPS to stop packages from being stolen. BT tech contributor Wong Kai Yi discusses this, as well as Google+’s early closure.

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29 Nov 2018
Microsoft vs Apple - Who Will Be World’s Largest Company?
Tech Talk: Microsoft last held the top spot 16 years ago. Wong Kai Yi on what’s driving its rise now.

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