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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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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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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Android Users Beware Wi-Fi Attacks

You’ve probably heard that using public or insecure Wi-Fi networks can be dangerous. Well, this point is now being reinforced by a recent disclosure by Google’s Project Zero concerning a serious security vulnerability in Broadcom Wi-Fi chips. This is the Wi-Fi hardware used by numerous smart devices, and there’s a good chance you might use an affected device. Technically, this security vulnerability applies…

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Huawei P10 First Look

Huawei has been making pretty good smartphones. We wouldn’t expect any less with their latest flagship, the P10 and P10 Plus. The pair succeeds the P9 and P9 Plus, both also rather outstanding. Still, the P10 which I have a quick look at here, with its incremental improvements, is a really awesome upgrade. The P10 officially becomes available today. It’s quite reminiscent of…

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Neffos X1 Review

TP-Link stepped into the smartphone market last year with the launch of three devices under their new Neffos brand. I reviewed the Neffos C5 earlier in 2016. They’re continuing to push on with their effort with more smartphones, the latest being the X series comprising the X1 and the X1 Max. I have the Neffos X1 for this review. The Neffos…

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BlackBerry DTEK60 Review

The BlackBerry name may be synonymous with smartphone security. It was, after all, the device approved for President Barrack Obama. You probably also know that BlackBerry makes Android smartphones. However, I am awesomely surprised with BlackBerry’s latest device, the DTEK60. The DTEK60 easily competes with the best Android smartphones, and reminds us that BlackBerry is still alive and kicking. Announced in January this…

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Sneak Peek At Razer X Lazada Surprise Box

Lazada turns three years old this month. To celebrate, they will be selling Surprise Boxes from 21st to 23rd March, for just $29, but containing products said to be worth at least $100. The contents of the Surprise Boxes are secret (sort of), but you at least get to choose the type of Surprise Box, based on leading brands from the likes…

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