Vacationing at Khao Yai

We’ve holidayed in Bangkok numerous times, and we were going to be headed there again earlier this year. But this time we added a little twist to our itinerary. It wouldn’t just be Bangkok. We would go to Khao Yai, a rather unique, idyllic, getaway about 3 hours drive from Bangkok. The Khao Yai region includes the Khao Yai National…

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Aztech PSD500 Review

Almost everyone use some sort of cloud storage nowadays. But what if you want to, you know, own your own cloud storage, but don’t quite know how to setup and run one yourself, what can you do? There are certainly a number of solutions, like this Aztech PSD500 personal storage dongle, that retails for quite a low price. The Aztech PSD500 is quite…

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Cheap VR With Google Cardboard

When Google first unveiled their VR headset at their developer conference in 2014, it sounded like a joke. It was a headset made with cardboard. But Google was serious. It was a low-cost solution to get VR to the masses. One year later, they updated their Cardboard to V2, which came with a number of improvements. The really fascinating thing about Google…

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AWS Hack Day 2017

I recently visited AWS HackDay 2017 at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) office in Singapore. This is the third year the competition has run, and this time there were 22 teams competing to build projects relating to IoT, analytics and AI, around the themes of healthcare, smart home and the environment. If you’re unfamiliar, AWS is the cloud computing business unit of…

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Sudio Vasa Blå Review

With 3.5 mm headphone ports slowly starting to disappear on some new smartphones, it’s perhaps time people seriously looked at Bluetooth wireless options, even if you didn’t really fancy them in the past. The good news, of course, is that there are already many to choose from, and plenty good too, like this Sudio Vasa Blå that Sudio Sweden sent me recently. Sudio is…

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Subverting the Browser URL Bar

Every new day, there’ll be a new security vulnerability. Often enough, it will be something important that even casual computer users ought to know about. This is one of them. If you’ve been taught to check your browser URL bar to ensure that you’re at the correct site, and where applicable there’s a valid SSL certificate, it seems that might not be…

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You Are All A Hacker Needs To Track You, Steal Your Info

A Channel News Asia headline on my Facebook feed caught my attention. “Your phone number is all a hacker needs to track you, steal your info.” This sounds deadly serious. Not thoroughly impossible, but I imagined if there was a serious new discovery, like the recent one concerning Broadcom Wi-Fi SoC, I would have heard about it first from elsewhere….

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Sudio Headphones Preview

Ahead of this Good Friday and Easter weekend, I received two headphones from Sudio Sweden, the Vasa Blå and Regent, an exquisitely designed wireless earphones and wireless headphones respectively. I’ve only just started to try them out, but before I write a full review post, I thought it would be nice to give a quick mention on Sudio. Sudio’s products arrive in…

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ASUS BRT-AC828 Wi-Fi Router

If you’re a small business, but Internet connectivity is absolutely critical for you, a cool dual-WAN router like the ASUS BRT-AC828 could be something you want to consider getting. With two WAN ports to connect to different ISP in either load-balancing or failover configuration, you can ensure that your Internet keeps going, even if one of the ISP is down. The…

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Builtin Spyware In Windows 10

I’ll admit I’m not much of a Windows fan. Among the many reasons, one of them would be the presumption that Windows is surreptitiously sending data about my computer to Microsoft servers, and perhaps the NSA, MI5/MI6, KGB, and others might have a dip at it too. Well we’re now getting to hear what Microsoft is admitting to collecting. In what…

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