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Dinner with the Dancing Crab at The Grandstand

Dinner with the Dancing Crab at The Grandstand

Dancing Crab is another restaurant that has the 50% discount for two with my American Express Platinum Credit Card’s complimentary Classic Far Card Membership and the PALATE programme, so I decided to make my way to Turf Club (a very long bus ride and walk) and try out this much talked about seafood restaurant opened by Tung Lok Group back in April this year. Firstly, don’t expect the ... Read More »

A Russian Night at Buyan with Amex Platinum Dining

A Russian Night at Buyan with Amex Platinum Dining

For those who don’t know yet, I’ve been a American Express Platinum Credit Card customer for some time now. Yet, I’ve never got the chance to fully appreciate the promotions available to me, especially the complimentary Classic Far Card Membership and the PALATE programme. I finally found time to head down to BUYAN at Duxton Hill, this Russian restaurant I’ve been to many years ... Read More »

Always losing things? iCookie Anti-Loss Tracker might be what you need

Always losing things? iCookie Anti-Loss Tracker might be what you need

tl;dr – Small, light, slim, slick and stylish chic design and good battery life (~1 year) compared to other similar products. Works as advertised, however the buzzer is soft. Great for people who keep losing their keys, wallets, etc. Retailing at USD39. iCookie is a small coin size Bluetooth 4.0 Anti-Loss Tracker device that measures at 33.94 x 31.2 x 7.7 ... Read More »

Enable your Twitter Card on your WordPress Blog

Enable your Twitter Card on your WordPress Blog

Have you ever wondered what that extra text below some of the tweets are? These are called Twitter Cards, pretty much unknown to quite a lot of people. Well, if you’re a blogger and have installed the latest WordPress and Jetpack version, all you need to do is enable “publicise” feature from Jetpack, and you’re pretty much ready to go. ... Read More »

Successfully re-created Google Cardboard VR headset, with materials easily found

Successfully re-created Google Cardboard VR headset, with materials easily found

When Google announced the Google Cardboard as a gift to those who attended Google I/O and found out that the specs were all available, I was excited to try creating one from what I can get my hands on. Firstly, I had to create the cardboard body which E Flute was recommended. I had no idea what that was, so I took one ... Read More »

A taste of L’Entrecote: Simple Affordable Steak-Frites

A taste of L’Entrecote: Simple Affordable Steak-Frites

I was recently invited to have a taste at the newly opened L’Entrecôte Singapore (second outlet), located at the basement 1 (Tower 5 escalator) of the newly renovated Suntec City Mall. The unique concept of L’Entrecôte is offering only one main dish in the entire menu – Entrecôte Steak; a steak-frites dish with a lean portion of the Entrecôte cut, smouldered with a complex butter-based ... Read More »

An Analysis of Microsoft’s Purchase of Nokia Devices and Services Business

An Analysis of Microsoft’s Purchase of Nokia Devices and Services Business

Microsoft has bought Nokia’s phone business for a paltry $7.2 billion USD on the 3rd of September, about half what Google paid for Motorola’s handset business in 2012. The dust has settled somewhat, and by now, speculation on several issues has now been replaced with facts. Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, will lead the entire Microsoft’s Devices Division. What’s interesting is that ... Read More »

Lenovo plans to beat the downtrend of PCs with PC+, targeting the “Corporate Consumer”

Lenovo plans to beat the downtrend of PCs with PC+, targeting the “Corporate Consumer”

Lenovo Group was largely unknown outside its native China. That all changed in 2005, when the company’s $1.75 billion purchase of IBM’s personal-computer business, including the iconic ThinkPad line, catapulted Lenovo into the ranks of the world’s biggest personal-computer makers. Today, the Chinese company is among the world’s largest PC manufacturers and is aggressively pursuing fast-growing markets for tablet devices and ... Read More »

A Late Night at Jamie’s Italian Singapore

A Late Night at Jamie’s Italian Singapore

Jamie’s Italian just opened not long ago in Singapore at 1st floor of VivoCity, next to StarBucks and across from Poulet, and I’ve been meaning to try out the food there ever since I found out that Jamie’s Italian is coming to Singapore a few months ago. So I finally decided to head down to Jamie’s Italian yesterday, and just recounting the experience and possibly ... Read More »

SIM Card Root Attack – Beware, anyone can hijack your phone

SIM Card Root Attack – Beware, anyone can hijack your phone

Karsten Nohl, a German security researcher from Security Research Labs, demonstrated the SIM card root attack in his talk at the Black Hat USA 2013 conference a few days ago. Titled – “Rooting SIM Cards” – he described a rooting technique that makes use of the management interfaces that network operators use to deploy or reconfigure Java applets on the SIM ... Read More »