At Least Our Newspapers Are Always On Time

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan earlier this week chided reporters for unfair coverage of train breakdowns. He was halfway in a prepared speech on the reliability of Singapore’s rail network when he decided to go off-script, challenging reporters to run the train system themselves. Mr Khaw had said: “But I thought they were being unfair to the teams … working…

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Amazon Prime Now Has Landed In SG

You’ve been waiting for Amazon to come to Singapore. They already do deliver to Singapore, via their Amazon Global shipping program. But that wasn’t enough. You wanted Amazon right here in Singapore. Well, that hasn’t quite happened just yet, but Amazon just launched their Amazon Prime Now service in Singapore! This seems to have come ahead of an official announcement,…

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Laut Huex Cover for MacBook Pro

If you’ve just bought a nice new shiny MacBook Pro, perhaps you might be looking for some protective case to keep it in perfect condition. There are certainly quite a few you can choose from, including this cool one from Laut. They make a number of other products, including cases for a variety of smartphones. For this review, Laut sent…

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Plantronics BackBeat 505 Review

With some new smartphones having ditched the 3.5 mm headphone jack, there must be some users who are finding themselves looking for Bluetooth headphones. These users, along with others who want to to go wireless for the first time, are the ones that Plantronics wants to target with their new BackBeat 505 Bluetooth headphones. Plantronics makes a popular range of…

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Worst Aviation Disaster Almost Happened

If you’re a nervous flyer, you probably don’t want to read about this. Possibly the worst aviation disaster in history almost happened earlier this month. An Air Canada aircraft landing at San Francisco airport aborted its approach at the last moment, narrowly missing four other passenger aircrafts preparing to take off. The incident happened at night on July 7. Air…

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review

Sony flagship smartphones have always been quite premium, so it’s interesting how adding the “Premium” into the model name makes the latest Xperia device different. For starters, the new Xperia XZ Premium is the world’s first smartphone with a 4K HDR screen. It’s also really shiny. But of course there’s also a lot more to claim the premium flagship title….

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Punctured Tyre Detected Early

Tyre punctures can be rather inconvenient to drivers, even if not dangerous if it happens as a blowout at highway speeds. Most other times, tyre punctures have not been a huge problem for me. But in the most recent incident, I was lucky and thankful to have a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System alert me to the problem. I installed a…

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ASRock B250M Pro4 Review

An important piece in the puzzle when you try to build your own desktop PC is the motherboard. It’s a key component that connects other critical parts of a PC. Different motherboards are suited for different purposes, so choosing one requires careful consideration. When I built my NAS PC, I eventually elected to go with the ASRock B250M Pro4 motherboard….

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SanDisk Ultra Fit Flash Drive

We’re all very familiar with the ubiquitous USB flash drive, or thumb drive. It’s a convenient way to copy files around. But there could be other use cases for them. Some people, like myself, use them as a boot drive replacement, instead of using a hard disk drive. For this purpose, this SanDisk Ultra Fit Flash Drive is excellent. If…

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SMRT’s Known Known Is Engineering Failure

About two years ago, I wrote about Mediocre Engineering, Failed Management, in reference to SMRT’ s breakdowns. I was wrong. While it’s clear their management has been a failure, it’s beginning to emerge that their engineering isn’t doing that much better either. If I were to use favourite words from Donald Trump, they would be labelled an “absolute disaster”. I…

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