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Review: ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band N900 Gigabit Wireless Router

This was a long overdue post as I had been using the ASUS RT-N66U for the past 6 months. Overall experience is great, especially for the wireless receptivity as this router is running on dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with 3 base antennas. Never once did I have to restart the router due to slowness of any form, with the exception of firmware upgrade. Below is the screen shot of the router’s running time since the last firmware upgrade to version 3.0.0.4.220.

ASUS RT-N66U Admin Page

For the good of those who are connected to M1 Fibre broadband using FW 3.0.0.4.220 with the below setup (VLAN-enabled), you have to disable HW Accelerator (Go to LAN –> Switch Control) in order to direct your web traffic correctly.

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SA Research Style!

Ever wonder how a research lab looks like? Or what how do researchers look like when they let their hair down?

Here’s the answer: SA Research Style!

Proudly brought to you by SA Lab @ NUS Microbiology.

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Amazon Black Friday 2012 Coming Soon!

The annual Black Friday is nearing. It will be held on 21 Nov 2012 (GMT -7), which is 21 Nov 2012 4 PM Singapore time. Starting from today, Amazon will begin offering deals while counting down to Black Friday week. If you are worried of missing the date, you can refer to the counter on the right menu in Amazon’s site. Hit the banner below and get directly to the Black Friday deal page. Remember to bookmark!

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Google Nexus Series Released!

The Google event on 29th Oct was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy approaching. However, that did not stop Google from releasing 2 new devices and bringing to the total number of current models of Nexus devices to 3. Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 were released while Nexus 7 was upgraded. Google sure knows how to pamper its partners. Nexus 4 is produced by LG, Nexus 7 by ASUS and Nexus 10 by Samsung. Not only does Google provide Android OS to its partners, Google is now opening up markets and providing hardware deals to them. Will there be more Nexus devices coming around later during Christmas period?

Google Nexus Family

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Review: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Installed

After holding back myself for 2 days since the official launch (26-Oct-2012), I decided to give Microsoft Windows 8 Pro a shot. My first impression – COOL! However, I am also pretty much at a loss. Our familiar “START” icon is gone for good, at least for this version. You may use the window key on your keyboard to toggle between screens. It is going to be quite a while before most people, or at least me, can adapt. Though we understand the purpose and intention of Microsoft to attempt to merge Windows 8 into both a desktop and tablet/mobile platform, it will take quite a bit of marketing to bring people on board this new operating system (OS). Proper change management must be in place, especially for corporate customers, to attract them to use this fanciful OS.

Desktop

For customers who purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013, you are entitled to purchase the digital copy of Windows 8 Pro at S$17.99. The hardcopy or DVD disc will cost you an additional S$25. Terms and conditions apply.

For others, you may visit Windows8.Com or Amazon to make your purchase.

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