Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core Cancelled

If you’re a Pebble user, or backing the upcoming Pebble Time 2 and Core, you might have heard and following with concern the news about their potential acquisition. According to Bloomberg, Fitbit is close to buying the Pebble company for under $40M (USD). It’s Pebble’s software that Fitbit is interested in, so the Pebble product line will be killed. Worse yet is…

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USB-C VGA Multiport Adapters

Even though Apple had significantly slashed the prices of their USB-C accessories (until end of this year), I thought it would still be worthwhile to checkout 3rd party offerings. I am quite pleased with a previous USB-C to VGA dongle I got from Lazada, so I was quite hopeful the various USB-C VGA Multiport Adapters might be good too. The short…

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The Mess Of USB-C

USB-C, or USB Type-C, was supposed to be that connector which would make our lives easier. It has a reversible connector, and when both ends are USB-C, you could swap ends too. It all sounds really nice. Except that, in reality, USB-C has made life really, really, complicated, and it could be some time before things get easier. This isn’t…

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OPPO R9s First Look

OPPO has a new camera-centric flagship, the R9s, and it’s looking really good. It’s practically the same as its predecessor, the R9, in looks, but manages to make some improvements under the hood. Pre-order for the OPPO R9s has started in Singapore, but actual availability will commence from 10th December. I’ve the OPPO R9s on hand for some first impressions. These days,…

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ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360UA Review

If you’re looking for 2-in-1 tablet cum notebook devices, ASUS offers many choices. Sometimes, too many, and the similar names don’t help. Here’s the ZenBook Flip UX360UA, which is in many ways similar to the UX360CA I reviewed recently, but has an upgraded Intel Core i7 processor. ASUS has also made some small, but notable, design tweaks. The ZenBook Flip…

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Kindle Paperwhite E-Book Reader Review

It’s 2016, and even though Amazon doesn’t sell Kindles in Singapore, their e-book readers are already popular here. If you’ve been thinking about changing how you read book and jump onto the e-book reading bandwagon, the 2015 Kindle Paperwhite is an excellent choice to start on. Although launched in 2015, it’s still an Amazon current bestseller. Amazon currently sells four different…

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Starbucks, MyRepublic Don’t Care About Wi-Fi Security

Many of us love free public Wi-Fi, and many merchants are eager to provide free Wi-Fi as one of their value-add services. But we know public Wi-Fi can be dangerous. The freely accessible unencrypted network is easy for the bad guys to watch our Internet activities. It doesn’t help that some merchants cannot be bothered about security either. I single out…

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Google Screwed Up Secp384r1 ECC Certificates

I’ve been puzzling over this one for a while. I think, ever since I upgraded to Nougat, I have had some trouble accessing some of my websites. While my Nexus 6P’s browser could access my blog, the WordPress.com app could not. When adding a self-hosted blog to the WordPress.com app, it would complain that my SSL certificate was invalid. The…

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Google Pixel XL Review

Google’s Nexus line of smartphones have a loyal following of fans. These are users who love the pure Android experience. After partnering with hardware manufacturers to build Nexus devices for years, Google has ended the program. But fans have reason to rejoice. This year, Google has stepped up to unveil their own smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. When Google announced the Pixel smartphones…

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Apple An Accessories Company

When Apple launched the 12-inch MacBook last year with just a single USB-C (USB Type-C) port, they had to sell a bunch of accessories to work with that new port. This year’s “pro” notebook made these USB-C accessories even more important. It’s not something unfamiliar to Apple. The Lightning connector introduced in 2012 also created a need for new accessories. As…

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