OPPO R9s Review

OPPO might not have such a recognised brand name, but this Chinese smartphone manufacturer is no small player. Their smartphones are usually quite well regarded, and while not the cheapest, they are very reasonably priced. Their latest product is the OPPO R9s, first launched in China, but is now available in Singapore. I shared a quick first-look of the OPPO…

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The Art Of Troubleshooting With Data

The mystery of the Circle Line signal interference that has caused significant disruption to train service on that line has been put to rest. Thanks data scientists from GovTech, they found the cause of the disruptions. The story of how they solved the problem quite intrigued me, because that’s what techies like me do all the time. Now, I don’t want to…

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Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

If you thought Apple’s accessories are overpriced, there is some respite. A variety of USB-C accessories are now heavily discounted until the end of this year when you buy them from the Apple Online Store. This is a good time to pick up a bunch of them if you’ve been hesitating because of the price. Despite the discount, though, it’s…

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Dell Vostro 14 5000 Review

I don’t often review business notebooks. When Dell recently announced their 14 and 15 5000, and 14 and 15 3000 notebooks, I thought it’ll be interesting to take a peek into some notebooks that are designed primarily for business users. For this review, I have the Vostro 14 5000 (model 5468), a notebook that packs modern and sleek design, powerful…

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Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 First Looks

Plantronics yesterday announced their new BackBeat PRO 2 Bluetooth headphones which support up to an impressive 100 metre range and up to 24 hours of continuous listening time on a single charge. It’s built on the earlier BackBeat PRO, now streamlined to be 35% smaller and 15% lighter, making the headphones more portable than ever. New ear cup ergonomics and flexible ear…

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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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