Singapore Has Second Fastest Internet Speed

The latest Speedtest Market Report published today, for Singapore, reveals that we have the second fastest average download speeds for both fixed broadband and mobile networks. The fastest Internet Service Provider (ISP) here in terms download speeds is ViewQwest, and SingTel takes the lead for mobile network operator. Users in Singapore see an average fixed broadband download speed of 180.61…

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Password Managers

I’ve been using a password manager for a few years now. This is a tool that helps you store and manage passwords, and which typically integrates with web browsers to automatically supply and remember the correct passwords at various websites. Password managers, if properly understood, can help improve your online security, and I think everyone should consider using them. Less than 5 years…

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Home Automation Touch Panel

I embarked on a journey to make smart my home last year. I managed to get quite a number of things done, but still there are other sub-projects that I’ve sort of procrastinated over for some time. One of them was to build a home automation touch panel, and then to write about it. Funny enough, I took so long…

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Fire at Changi Airport

Our highly acclaimed world class Changi Airport met with a mishap last evening. There was a fire at Terminal 2, which triggered a full evacuation of the terminal, closure of the terminal for about nine hours, and affected some 40 flights. I wasn’t there, I can’t say how well the incident was managed, but I wonder if they may have somewhat overreacted. Every…

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WannaCry Ransomware Weekend

It’s been a really busy weekend. For me, partly because there was some fallout from the revelation of the cyberattack on NUS. Then, there’s the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. I decided to check on the Wife’s PC at home, and found to my horror that automatic patches have been failing for months. Why does Windows keep silent about failed updates? I’ll save…

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Jaybird X3 Review

At first glance, the new Jaybird X3 Bluetooth wireless headphones looks pretty much like the X2 it succeeds, or even the Freedom I reviewed last year. Like the X2 and Freedom, the X3 is similarly designed for sports. But the Jaybird X3 isn’t about being the same as before. It’s better, and better value too. The Jaybird X3 is a neckband style in-ear…

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ASUS RT-AC88U Review

If your Wi-Fi speed is never fast enough for you, you may already want to look at routers going beyond AC2600. This ASUS RT-AC88U isn’t new, in fact, it became available back in late 2015, but since it recently came around to me, I thought I’ll just do a quick mention of this wireless broadband router. ASUS is a popular brand amongst broadband users in…

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ASUS ZenWatch 3

ASUS launched their first smartwatch, the original ZenWatch, back in late 2014. In the following two years, they launched two more generations of smartwatch, with the current ZenWatch 3 arriving late last year. There are many other smartwatches in the market now, but the new ZenWatch 3 manages to find space to stand out from its competitors. I reviewed both the original ZenWatch…

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Quick Look at FreeNAS 11 RC

FreeNAS has sort of released version 11. They call it a release candidate, RC1. In their announcement, they do say that RC1 is not feature complete. The feature complete version is targeted for later this year. I’ve been thinking about moving my NAS to either FreeNAS or NAS4Free, so I took this new FreeNAS 11 for a quick spin. I’m a bit…

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D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD Review

If you’ve installed any IP camera of late, you’ll probably know that they’re generally not difficult to setup. That is, if you are at least a little tech savvy. Otherwise, setting up IP cameras might not be such a breeze. D-Link is changing that with their new Omna 180 Cam HD that features integration with Apple HomeKit. The D-Link Omna 180 Cam…

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