Category: Gadget

My Experience Using the Fitbit Ionic as an Overweight Couch Potato

By Aaron Lim It’s a weird feeling. You’re given an incredibly complex piece of technology – something which a company has spent millions and millions of dollars on to create – and asked to write a review of it. The problem is: it’s a Fitbit and you’re the type of dude who gets most of his exercise in the mornings when squatting down to pick up his shoes. How on earth are you supposed to write an objective review on the most sophisticated fitness tracker in the world when you can barely even carry your friends through a bad...

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Review – ASUS ROG GL553VD – The Mark Wahlberg of the Laptop World

By Aaron Lim Pros Keyboard is great Build quality is good Good selection of IO & included card reader Screen flex is minimal Cons Trackpad clickiness is not great Keyboard flex is pretty bad Fan noise is loud Caps Lock, Num Lock and etc have indicators in front of the chassis Mehs Backplate is difficult to remove but easy to upgrade The one vent on the left can get hot Included DVD Drive (in 2017) Gamer-ish accents The ASUS ROG GL553VD is ASUS’ stab at tackling the mid-range gaming laptop market under their Republic of Gamers branding. Advertised as...

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Elon Musk flew a Tesla car to Mars

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Inc, and the Boring Company, who recently made headlines by producing a GTA-esque flamethrower, must be fun at parties because apparently he flew a Tesla Red Roadster to Mars in the most fashionable way possible. The entrepreneur, who was first made famous for his success with PayPal, has always been on the adventurous side – and has a knack for pulling million-dollar out-of-the-box decisions, like that one time the Los Angeles traffic jam inspired him to establish The Boring Company (I wonder what he’ll come up with if he’s...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Gear Sport Watch Review: Lifestyle Version

When Samsung unveiled its pink range of phones, including the Galaxy Note 8 – I took the opportunity to grab one. I thought it was the perfect time to pair it with the Samsung Gear Sport Watch – two quintessential lifestyle tech-y wonders. Before we start – I am no means a tech writer. This review is a much more lifestyle-based review – focusing on some of my favourite key features of each device. SAMSUNG GEAR SPORT WATCH Appearance Its face is simple, clad in minimalistic black. Keep in mind – it does feel a bit chunky but no...

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ASUS Announces new AiMesh Mesh-Networking Routers

By Aaron Lim ASUS has unveiled its latest offering in the local router market with the release of its AiMesh Wi-Fi system which offers a fresh twist on traditional mesh-networking. Mesh-networking systems offer a slew of features which should make them attractive to any user looking to create an interconnected network within the confines of their own home. If you’re not familiar with the concept of mesh-networking, it’s a generally new concept in Wi-Fi systems that was utilized by radio networks for military applications back in the early days of the war. Now, with prices of hardware becoming more...

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