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 A HardwareZone Special: PlayTest@COMEX

A HardwareZone Special: PlayTest@COMEX

A Day at PlayTest

A Day at PlayTest

If you've signed up for weekend sessions or haven't decided which seminars to attend, here's a quick recap of the highlights of all the five seminars on the first day at PlayTest@COMEX. 

The Speakers

The day started off with Fibre Broadband session in collaboration with SingTel. HWM editor David Chieng began with a brief walk through of internet and broadband technology evolution in Singapore, which was followed by SingTel's live demonstration of advanced entertainment services that actually makes full use of the speeds that fibre broadband provides. These services include SingTel exCite TV and ESC cloud gaming.

COMEX 2011 visitors who are looking for the latest smartphones dropped by for an afternoon session with HTC's Wayne Tang, who gave an overview on two of their newest and most advanced devices, the dual-core HTC Sensation and 3D-capable HTC Evo 3D. 

Shutter bugs who wanted to know more about digital photography had to wait till the evening session in order to catch professional photographer and Canon Imaging Academy instructor Jino Lee's seminar on photography techniques, tips, and tricks. 

The Activities

After lunch, it was time to sit back and enjoy the show. The Smart Displays seminar focused began with HWM creative services editor Zachary Chan presenting the evolution of connected TVs, beginning from simple network widgets to today's smart TVs and monitors. Samsung then took over with an interactive presentation of their Smart Hub platform in both their Smart TV and LED monitor lineup that had the crowd eagerly participating in question and answer sessions.

 A session for all the gamers, Toshiba's Innovative Computing session is all about mobile gaming, entertainment, and notebook innovation. This includes 3D gaming technologies with or without glasses and some hands-on time for participants with Toshiba's latest Qosmio gaming notebooks. Toshiba also has an ongoing FIFA Online 2 gaming challenge in collaboration with IAH Games happening during PlayTest@COMEX as well. 

If you want to find out more regarding PlayTest@COMEX, seminar timetable, prizes to be won, or more pictures in our event gallery, you can check out our microsite www.playtest.sg, or just drop by Suntec Convention Centre Level 2 while visiting COMEX from now till Sunday 4th September.