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Goondu review: Klipsch R6i earphones

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18 Jul
2014
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At S$169, the R6i commands a premium over many in-ear headphones available in the market today. Small wonder when you realise this is a Klipsch product, a company known mostly for producing premium gear for audiophiles.

 
Tagged in: Audio-visual, Geek Buys, Music, Peripherals, audio-visual, earphones, Klipsch, Music, R6i,  
 

New TomTom GPS devices support live traffic feeds in Singapore

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17 Jul
2014
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TomTom is bringing live traffic updates onto three new standalone GPS navigation devices in Southeast Asia, with Singapore being the first country in region to benefit from the TomTom Traffic service.

The TomTom Go 50, 500 and 600 series of GPS devices get the feeds by hooking up to compatible Android and iOS-based smartphones. The information is syndicated from users, government agencies and other data sources.

 
Tagged in: android, GPS/maps, Internet, iphone, Peripherals, gps, maps, PND, TomTom, traffic data,  
 

Goondu review: Toshiba Satellite P50t laptop

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3 Jul
2014
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It may not be the sexiest laptop around, but if you want to carry around the sharpest screen, then Toshiba’s latest Satellite P50t is one machine worth checking out for its attractive 4K display.

Featuring four times the detail of a regular Full HD display, the laptop’s 15.6-inch screen is capable of showing off an eye-popping 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That means text is extremely crisp and high-resolution photos are stunningly detailed.

 
Tagged in: laptops, PCs, P50t, review, Satellite, Singapore price and availability, toshiba,  
 

Laptop-tablet combos go fanless with Intel Core M chip at Computex

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4 Jun
2014
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Intel shows off the small circuit board needed for the Core M-based machines of the future

Pause if you are rushing out to buy a laptop or tablet now. In the next six months or so, you’re likely to see machines that are slimmer than Apple’s iPad Air and are as flexible as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3.

These new designs won’t be low-power tablets either. They can run Windows 8 and offer an experience closer to regular laptops. Razor thin yet powerful, these machines represent what may be the best two-in-one combos since they became popular of late.

At the heart of things is Intel’s new Core M processor. Faster than existing Atom processors used in tablets but still energy efficient enough to be run without a fan, the new chip can power up some really slim machines.

 
Tagged in: CPU, laptops, PCs, Tablet, Computex, Core M, Intel,  
 

Intel finally gets inside phones and tablets, eyes wearables next

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3 Jun
2014
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A few years late to the smartphone and tablet game, Intel seems to have finally built up a head of steam by getting its power-efficient processors into some attractive devices and looking ahead to even smaller computers – ones people wear.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, CPU, Featured, PCs, Semiconductors, Tablet, asus, Atom, Computex 2014, Core M, Dell, Intel, SoFIA,  
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ships in Singapore end-August, costs from S$1,108

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21 May
2014
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For a change, the Surface Pro 3 that Microsoft impressed so many geeks with just hours ago will be in Singapore soon after its unveiling.

The new tablet cum laptop, now thinner, more powerful and with a bigger screen, will hit these shores from end-August. Pre-orders are open now, and the entry-level 64GB version costs an attractive S$1,108

 
Tagged in: Featured, PCs, Singapore, Tablet, Microsoft, Singapore price and availability, Surface Pro 3,  
 

Small is beautiful in future desktop PCs

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12 May
2014
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For any PC enthusiast, a walk through Sim Lim Square these days tells the story of the PC more clearly than endless reports about its first serious decline in decades.

Instead of dozens of stores selling motherboards and graphics cards, you now find many selling mobile accessories like iPhone covers. Who can blame them? One fetches profit that’s several times the cost; the other’s margins are known to be at 10 per cent or lower at times.

The good news from all this gloom is that the PC, facing a permanent decline in an age of tablets and smartphones, is finally being reinvented, perhaps in ways that should have been done much earlier.

 
Tagged in: CPU, PCs, Brix Pro, gigabyte, Intel, Next Unit of Computing,  
 

Intel’s Atom-based NUC takes aim at thin clients

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1 May
2014
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After seeing its first mini desktop PC kits sell well in the past year and a half, Intel has come up with an updated next unit of computing (NUC) kit that features an Atom-based processors for thin clients.

The fanless kit comes with an Intel Atom E3815 chip that features the chipmaker’s new Bay Trail architecture, and is targeted at low-end computers used to control digital signage or run kiosks and point-of-sale machines.

 
Tagged in: CPU, Enterprise, PCs, Singapore, Atom E3815, Intel, NUC,  
 

The battle against Windows XP

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30 Mar
2014
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From this Tuesday, PCs running the decade-old Windows XP operating system will no longer receive security patches and other updates from Microsoft.

As with all operating systems that have been retired, users who continue to rely on Windows XP will be open to malware and hackers. 

That’s because every new security loophole found and patched in Windows 7 and Windows 8 can potentially be reverse-engineered for Windows XP, which means hackers can wait until they have an opportunity to strike.

 
Tagged in: PCs, security, Singapore, Software,  
 

Surface 2 comes to Singapore with updated features

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13 Mar
2014
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Months after it first appeared in the United States, Microsoft’s updated Surface 2 tablet is finally making it way to Singapore tomorrow.

The 10.6-inch tablet now comes with a Full HD screen and sports a faster Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. There’s also a “dual-stage” kick stand, so you can adjust the angle of tilt, well, at least a little more than before.

 
Tagged in: PCs, Singapore, Tablet, Microsoft, Singapore price and availability, Surface 2,