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Whither the Taxis?

Whither the Taxis?

Apparently, the taxi situation has gotten so bad that it attracted the attention of the mainstream media. Additionally, with my own personal experiences, even services offered by car-sharing companies are getting harder to use, as more and more people use the services. Instead of blaming the drivers or the car-sharing companies, we should focus on ensuring that we are not over-regulating, and allow a healthy alternative to the taxi system in Singapore. One of the drivers in the article mentioned…

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From Stock to Custom: Living With CyanogenMod for My Phone

From Stock to Custom: Living With CyanogenMod for My Phone

Recently, I’ve made a transition from the official stock ROM for my Xperia V to a CyanogenMod ROM. What triggered a relapse of my Geek Syndrome was the usual complaints that people say about their phone – it lags, battery life seems to be deteriorating, and insufficient storage to install apps. In my case, it would seem that all the above applies, and it wasn’t as bad as I thought – until I had to use the custom ROM on…

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Skullcandy PLYR 2 Review

Skullcandy PLYR 2 Review

Some of us might wonder as to why Apple bought Beats Audio, and I think the answer is quite simple, as with their other products – wireless audio. That thought of mine didn’t come to me until I bought the Skullcandy PLYR 2 off Amazon.com (with free shipping to Singapore!) when my old SteelSeries 5H V2 broke, and I was surfing around for a wireless headset with good audio quality, and has an audio jack for connecting to my existing Sound Blaster X-Fi.

MiPow 5200M Power Cube Review

MiPow 5200M Power Cube Review

UPDATE 24th June 2014: Yet another power bank fails and vents. UPDATE 30th April 2014: A photo of the said product can be seen on DK’s blog post about it. and it seems that there might be a stricter control on importing batteries in the future, given the recent spate of battery explosions, due to the proliferation of power banks. UPDATE 29th April 2014:  Valore is issuing a recall of two models of their own power banks, as seen in today’s Straits Times’…

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Kyoukai no Kanata Review

Kyoukai no Kanata Review

After a very long hiatus from watching anime, I finally decided to pick out something off YouTube while randomly browsing J-Pop/anime/VOCALOID songs. This got me hooked, and as a result I watched the entire series. As expected, Kyoukai no Kanata is a series with good quality animation and storyline. What I didn’t know was that it was animated by Kyoto Animation, which I was (and still am) a sucker for – Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid…

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Windows 7 Square Text: Lost in Font Translation

Windows 7 Square Text: Lost in Font Translation

I’ve recently re-formatted my SSD (due to an extremely unfortunate and random – i.e. unintentional – incident involving the total death of my SSD), and to my dismay there isn’t built-in support for non-system locale text out of the box, although it is not as troublesome as Windows XP. A quick google search shows that most people advise you to install the language packs, but it’s only restricted to Enterprise/Ultimate editions, which is kind of a wet blanket, after coughing…

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One Tablet To Rule Them All: Kobo Arc Review

One Tablet To Rule Them All: Kobo Arc Review

The need for a device that I can use as an eReader, and also for entertainment and computing necessitated me in getting a tablet. Problem is, given that one brand is out of the picture due to my preference for tinkering stuff (*coughapplecough*), it was a tough choice on the Android platform, although the freedom to choose was there, which is a good thing. I narrowed down my choices to the Kindle Fire, and the B&N Nook HD. I didn’t…

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