Singapore, 11 February 2014 - The winners of The Straits Times Digital Life (DL) Awards 2014 were unveiled at a presentation ceremony held this afternoon at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.
Samsung was again the big winner at The Straits Times DL Awards, now into its third year. The South Korean consumer electronics giant swept seven awards, the same as last year. Apple and Sony were the other major winners with five awards each at the annual awards, which honour the best tech gadgets and games of the preceding year.
Among the 235 who attended the awards event at the Shangri-La Hotel were Ms Sumiko Tan, Associate Editor of The Straits Times, and Mr Oo Gin Lee, Digital Life Editor, The Straits Times.
A total of 61 awards across 30 sub-categories, including smartphones, laptops and games, were given out at today's event.
The Awards covered five main product categories - laptops, smartphones, tablets, cameras and games. New awards included Best Phablet, Best Smartphone Camera and Best Windows Tablet. Each sub-category featured five products, selected by the DL editorial team.
There were two awards for each category - The Editor's Choice is chosen by the DL editorial team, while the Readers' Choice is determined by The Straits Times readers in a month-long online public vote. Over 400,000 votes from 14,000 voters were cast by readers of The Straits Times Digital Life in January to determine the best gadgets and games of last year in the Readers' Choice segment of the annual Digital Life Awards.
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