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Flashing The Unflashable – DD-WRT build 24461

Flashing The Unflashable – DD-WRT build 24461

A couple of days ago, I decided to update my TP-LINK WDR3600 Router, as a part of my quarterly hardware and software maintenance cycle. I had bought the router quite some time back in August 2013 as a cheap replacement for my old Linksys router, since I could flash DD-WRT on it right off the shelf, as compared to other routers on the market at that time. The last version which I flashed a while back was build 24461, which was released in June,…

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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.

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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Creative’s ZiiLabs Sale – Boon or Bane?

Creative’s ZiiLabs Sale – Boon or Bane?

The news that our once-popular local company, Creative, is selling off ZiiLabs to Intel, has probably shocked a few people following both companies closely, and as well as local tech enthusiasts as well. Effectively, Creative appear to be licensing its ZiiLabs chips to Intel, and at the same time Intel gains access to ZiiLabs’ “engineering resources and assets”. It sounds as if Creative has given Intel access to design and develop the ZMS chips for use in ARM-based devices, and…

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Special Shenzhen Service: or, How I Ordered an Apple MacBook Logic Board Online

Special Shenzhen Service: or, How I Ordered an Apple MacBook Logic Board Online

So apparently there was a Macbook Pro at work that died, seemingly because the backlight is burnt out. On closer inspection and research, however, it turns out that in order to replace the backlight, the motherboard (aka Logic Board in Apple-speak) has to be entirely replaced. So much for being environmentally friendly. In any case, after forking out an unbelievably low price to a mysterious website (and praying hard that I didn’t get ripped off) – as compared to the official quotation…

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