Category Archives: My Thoughts

Buying from Taobao in 5 Steps for Malaysians

Taobao is basically eBay or Amazon of Asia. You could find anything that you can imagine and you actually wanted to buy. Of course , this is why services like Lazada have parted with Taobao to bring the collection to Malaysians.

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There are two problems with that , one the choices are limited and second its slightly overpriced compared to what you get from Taobao.

A lot of my friends who are Chinese or who know how to read and write in Chinese buy directly things from Taobao directly. The reason being is that it’s cheap

Now as a computer scientist + marketer + geek myself. I will share with you on how to purchase things from Taobao in this easy to follow steps. After all it’s much more fun compared to say using agents to purchase things on behalf of you

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Idiot’s Guide to Raspberry Pi

I have written this guide because the huge demand from my followers in twitter. They were very fascinated with what the raspberry pi can do. I’ve written this guide to be simple and straight to the point. Basically I want you to help you to make your living room smarter. Think of it as a little project you could do during weekend 🙂

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HP Slate 6″ VoiceTab Review

It has been a long time since HP has entered into the smartphone market. HP’s primary business is in making desktop and laptop computers – and they make tablets too.  Previously as some of you may remember , hp did enter the smartphone market during Windows Mobile era (you can take a look at my old hp smartphone here which I still keep – psst it’s after the jump ) – and now they have decided to re-enter into the market after being left out of the loop for a long time.

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Much like my other reviews , it would be divided into several part. In this part , basically we would be taking a overview of the hp Slate 6 VoiceTab

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How To Hack HyppTV Android Box (Huawei EC6106V)

Good news everyone , if you are using the new HyppTV box with Android. There is an exploit out there which allows you to run Play Store , install apks and basically transform the boring HyppTV into something new.

This enables roots , allows you to install a lot of programs from the Play Store (and other Google Apps)  to the HyppTV  box , which takes the HyppTV box to entirely a new level

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BenQ EW2440L Review – Part 3 (Conclusion)

This is the third part of my review of the BenQ EW2440L monitor.  You may read my initial impressions of the  monitor by clicking here and the second part of it by clicking here.

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Here we take a look on the power consumption of the monitor, and lastly if it is actually worth to purchase the monitor

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BenQ EW2440L Review – Part 2 (For Your Eyes Only)

This is the second part of my review of the BenQ EW2440L monitor.  You may read my initial impressions of the  monitor by clicking here. In this part , I’ll be taking a look at the features of the BenQ EW2440L monitor to do a check if they are really what they claim to be or it is just a hype or cool-to-have-functionality-but-it-is-not-practical 

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Unlike other monitor makers out there in the market , BenQ is taking a rather different approch and I do hope (honestly speaking) that they set the standard for other monitor manufacturers to follow. They are mostly focusing on a ‘healthy’ monitor (yes I’ve invented that word just now , much like ‘healthy/organic’ food). They have invented. According to TFT Central database , BenQ (at this time of writing) seems to be the only manufacturer that is pushing for flicker-free experience

Now let’s take a look at each of the functionality of this monitor shall we

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[How To Guide] Installing XBMC for PC [Windows/Mac]

I’ve gotten huge responses from Twitter on the guide I have written for Raspberry Pi and how to watch TV for Free.

It’s basically simple and straight forward 🙂

First thing first , you need to go to XBMC Official Site and download XBMC , which you can get it from here . Download for the correct platform

Once you have done that , you may start following my guide here from enabling AirPlay and to change the theme to AppleTV Theme

After you have done that , read my guide on addons.

That’s about it

Must Have XBMC Addons to Pimp Up Your Raspberry Pi

Got a Pi ? Managed to transform it into an AppleTV ? Cool , now we can take it further by turning our Raspberry Pi into a media center which allows us to watch football , movies and all and on demand. Best of all you are in control and it is for FREE.

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You may finally get rid of ASTRO or probably use it as a secondary ASTRO (Cable/Satellite TV) (more after the jump)

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ASUS USB-AC56 Wireless Adapter Review

As part of #BoostMyNetwork campaign , I was given an ASUS router , which you can read the review about it by clicking it here , ASUS PCI-E Wireless card and finally a USB Dongle. This time around , I’ll be reviewing ASUS USB-AC56 Wireless Adapter which is a 802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter by ASUS  (more after the jump)

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Building your own AppleTV for under RM 200 (US$60)

Recently , I’ve posted a Tweet about my awesome adventure with Raspberry Pi. I did get a lot of responses from people on how did I manage to do that. Basically what I did was whole bunch of googling and all. I thought of compiling them up and writing it here to make it easier for Malaysians who are planning to setup a Raspberry Pi as an AppleTV/Digital Media Center Alternative

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