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Hands on: Samsung Series 9 notebooks are things of beauty
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Hands on: Samsung Series 9 notebooks are things of beauty

March 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Seldom do we go all ga-ga over just another notebook, especially at a time when everyone’s coming up with sexy, slim ultrabooks. But we have to bring up Samsung’s Series 9 notebooks, which simply ooze sex appeal in...
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

March 15th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
At this time last year, Samsung was agonising over how slim its Galaxy Tab 10.1 was going to be to challenge Apple’s iPad 2. Just like Apple this time, its updated Galaxy Tab 2 tablets, unveiled recently at the Mobile World...
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Goondu review: Bose OE2i headphones

February 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Like all Bose gear, the OE2i is not cheap. But if you like a compact pair of headphones with offers above average audio, they are worth checking...
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Goondu review: TomTom Go 2050

January 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Though it's not quite cheap at S$399, it's literally plug and play and does the job...
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Goondu review: Runespell Overture

January 17th, 2012 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Poker-cum-RPG hybrid Runespell OVerture is an interesting distraction if you're in the mood for a light, casual...
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Hands-on: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime with Tegra 3

January 15th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Android might not be the smoothest of mobile operating systems – I’ve seen it slow down even on dual-core chips – but that’s all about to change with the ASUS  Eee Pad Transformer Prime and its brand new quad-core NVIDIA...
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note
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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note

December 6th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
What is crucial to its popularity in recent weeks since its launch is that it has come at a time when the screen sizes of phones have themselves increased from the iPhone's 3.5 inches to 4.7 inches on the HTC Sensation XL, for...
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Goondu review: Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender

November 27th, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
If you subscribe to StarHub’s fibre broadband service and are stuck with the Huawei HG256s gateway that seems to be plagued by poor wireless coverage, a range extender might help. Cisco’s Linksys RE1000 is a S$109...
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Hands-on: CSL Spice Mi350

November 20th, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
Malaysian cellphone maker CSL is targeting business travelers with the Spice Mi350 dual-SIM smartphone that lets you pop in two SIM cards into a single device. That means you could, say, receive calls on your personal and...
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Hands-on: Lenovo U300s ultrabook joins the tussle for your holiday spending

November 19th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Eschewing the wedge-shaped design championed by Apple and ASUS, Lenovo’s take on the ultrabook is a sensible book-shaped machine that has a nice heft and overall...
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Hands-on: ASUS Zenbook hits Singapore, starts from S$1,398

November 13th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
The ultrabook market just got more crowded with ASUS joining the party; the Taiwanese company officially jumped into the fray when it unveiled the super-thin Zenbook laptop here in Singapore on Tuesday. The Zenbook sports a...
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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Nexus

November 9th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
One of the most loved Android phones and certainly the most long-lasting - the Google Nexus One - looks to finally have a worthy successor in the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus out in Singapore in January...
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Goondu Review: SingTel’s deF!ND

November 9th, 2011 | by Chan Chi-Loong
It was a strange sight: A group of geeks seated at a coffeeshop round table, shouting/speaking at their phones, rather than through their phones. My friends and I were testing out SingTel’s free deF!ND mobile app over...
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Hands on: Motorola’s new Razr in Singapore

November 6th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Despite being one of the first with an Android phone when it released the Droid and Milestone about two years ago, Motorola has not had a top-end phone that stood toe to toe with offerings from rivals such as Samsung, HTC and...
Diablo 3 beta review
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Diablo 3 beta review

October 22nd, 2011 | by Chan Chi-Loong
I finally got around to writing my review of the beta about a month after the Diablo III beta was released. If you’re a Blizzard fanboi, you know you will play this game. No matter how much you rail and complain about the...
Goondu Review: Windows Phone 7.5 is now a serious contender
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Goondu Review: Windows Phone 7.5 is now a serious contender

October 16th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
With new features like multi-tasking and surprisingly better performance, the platform is now an extremely capable OS good enough to take on both iOS and...
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Goondu review: Jabra Sport Bluetooth headphones

October 16th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Jabra's wireless stereo headphones for joggers and bikers impress with comfort, ruggedness and surprisingly good audio quality. A must check out for active...
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Goondu review: Bluestacks Android Player for Windows

October 15th, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
If you’ve ever thought of running Android apps on a PC, there’s now an easy way to do it. Bluestacks, a company headed by former McAfee executives, has developed a virtualisation software that offers a full Android...
Goondu review: travel apps we love
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Goondu review: travel apps we love

October 2nd, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
Singaporeans are a cellphone-crazy lot. Even while on vacation, most will remain tethered to their smartphones, checking in from obscure locations to earn bragging rights and lapping up tips left behind by others. In this week's...
Goondu review: Sony Vaio Z, a new standard to follow
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Goondu review: Sony Vaio Z, a new standard to follow

September 26th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Let’s start by getting the price of this state-of-the-art laptop out of way, because S$3,999 is certainly not everyone’s idea of how much a good laptop should cost. No, not even with the full works – a Core i7...