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How Google Is Pushing Me to iOS

How Google Is Pushing Me to iOS


Posted By on Oct 25, 2017

I have consistently used both Android and iOS for the past few years. I generally had an iPhone and an Android phone, usually a Nexus. And I generally preferred Android. A little over a year ago, I started on my journey of slim-lining my gadget collection. I went on an Apple Rumspringa and committed to my Nexus 6P. When Pixel came out, I didn’t feel the need to upgrade and I didn’t like it enough either. My wife did get the Pixel and I was thoroughly impressed with the camera.

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Myanmar Telecommunication Law Subsection 66(d) is rather infamous for its ability to curtail freedom of speech in Myanmar. It is being used by the Myanmar military (former dictators), their cronies, Myanmar’s champion of democracy, NLD and its supporters to suppress journalist and critics.

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My Chicken Rice Recipe (Sous Vide)

My Chicken Rice Recipe (Sous Vide)


Posted By on Jan 25, 2017

I was inspired by two videos on YouTube. The first is about this Singaporean chef who makes an amazing soy chicken. Watching that video, it made me want to cook chicken. Then I also saw a sous vide chicken recipe from Chef Steps. And I thought how wonderful it would be make a chicken rice based on that sous vide chicken. But as always, I don’t like spending too much time on cooking. And I don’t like using a million ingredients to make a dish. Also, I don’t want to stink up my house in winter. So, I started experimenting and here is my adapted recipe on chicken rice.

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When Chromebooks came out, I definitely was not a fan. Usability is very limited and I don’t just live my life in a browser. I really thought it would just be another netbook all over again. But I did get a Toshiba Chromebook 2 when it came out and used it for a few months. It gave me a good understanding of how Chrome OS works and what not. It was never my go to device. I always pick up some other device, either some other windows/mac laptop or and iPad.

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After using Surface Book with Windows Hello camera, I decided to pick up the Dell XPS 15 (9550) because I wanted a laptop with a bigger screen. As much as I love the raw power of maxed out XPS15 and the insanely awesome screen, I am not feeling the connection with it the way my Surface Book makes me.

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First Impressions

Spending two years with Alexa has shaped what I should expect from Google Home in many ways. Right out of the box, Google Home impressed my with it potential. However, it is still a work in progress and has room to grow.

Smarter than Alexa

Google Assistant can handle more complex sentences than Alexa. And being able to understand things in context is a huge advantage that Google has over Alexa.

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Surface Book 2 Wishlist

Surface Book 2 Wishlist


Posted By on Sep 13, 2016

First of all, let me just say that Surface Book got many things right. Weird thing was that I wasn’t very satisfied with it and thought that the list that I want Microsoft to tackle for the 2nd version would be fairly long. But as I sat down and thought through this wish list, I came to appreciate how much they got it right in their first attempt.

So, let’s start with the elephant in the room: the hinge. Love the concept. But that gap has got to go.

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