What is it like to have a Smart Home? Let’s just say it is not straightforward, with lots of trial and error, surprises and frustrations. I believe one should not jump into smart home just because it sounds fun to automate stuff. Every household will…

For decades, my desktop never had a webcam, and somehow I did not feel that I needed one. Unlike compact cameras, webcams are built for only one purpose, that is to exist next to the monitor. Then as mobile phones became mainstream and camera quality…

2014 In Summary

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It’s been another exciting 12 months. It amazes me how many gadgets I have actually touched and reviewed – 56 products in all (more than in 2013). In 2014, I was determined in increase my audio products reviews, and did it. Mobile devices continue to…

Bluetooth proximity devices are a dime a dozen, but Gatekeeper GK-Chain offers something more. Other than the usual tracking of valuables offered by the likes of Protag, the GK-Chain automatically locks your Windows or MacOS computer when you are away from your desk. The Gatekeeper…

Recently, I found that 2-factor authentication is increasingly in use by popular online sites. Sites like Twitter, Yahoo and Dropbox have already implemented simple 2-layer authentication via SMS. I applaud the move as it adds further layers to prevent hacking. Just a few years ago,…