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Ucam247 Network Camera Review

Defuturo Limited are a London based company selling high-end network cameras under the name ucam247 and eyespy247. These cameras push out a high quality 720p or higher image, not a low quality image like the cheap network cameras which remind

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Intel Atom Server – D525

This is my Intel Atom home server. It’s the D525 dual core 1.8Ghz intel atom with 2GB RAM and 320GB HDD. I bought it for p9,000 (145GBP / 220USD). It’s running Ubuntu 12.10 server edition and works incredibly well. I

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Slow BayanDSL

I’ve been experiencing a slow connection with BayanDSL for a few weeks now with the connection becoming near impossible to use after 6 or 7pm until around 11pm. BayanDSL sent out a technician to check my equipment, but of course

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BT SmartTalk Review

For those who dont know yet, the BT SmartTalk app basically turns your smart device into a landline telephone. Whatever calls you make from your smart device (over wifi or 3g/4g) are handled and billed the same as if you

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MiLight – Wifi Controlled Light Bulbs

The MiLight (or EasyBulb) is a Wifi controlled lighting system, similar to the popular Philips Hue. The MiLight comes out of China and can be found on the popular Alibaba website. The only UK distributor right now is SureCart.com –

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Raspberrypi Sunrise Alarm

This project started off as a quest to create a high powered sunrise alarm – an alarm that wakes you up with a gradually brightening light over a period of 30 minutes, simulating a sunrise. A much more pleasant and

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Problems with Sulit.com.ph

Having been on both sides of the fence, a buyer and seller on Sulit.com.ph, I’ve grown to somewhat resent using the website. The good thing is that there’s more sellers and a wider selection of goods on Sulit than eBay

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VIA APC – Mini Android Computer

As of the 11th June 2012, the VIA APC is available for pre-order and should be shipping early July. Those who added themselves to the APC mailing list got a heads up before everyone else. The launch hit a hiccup

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Why I won’t pay to see a movie in the Philippines

Going to the cinema is meant to be an enjoyable experience. You expect a high quality screen, a powerful clear sound system and the newest movie. What do we get in the Philippines? Newest movies – Yes! Sometimes they’re released

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The fairness of Cebu Pacific Air

Having recently been turned away from my flight for missing the check-in time by five minutes, I’ve decided it’s about time to write a post on Cebu Pacific Air. Cebu Pacific Air, the never-ending promo airline. Here’s something, it’s not

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CD-R KING USB TV Tuner Review

After searching through a number of CDR KING stores, I was finally able to find an Analog USB TV Tuner. Most shops only seemed to carry the PCI card variety which aren’t much good for use with a laptop! The

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Sumvision Cyclone Nano review

I knew someone travelling to the Philippines from the UK, so I was lucky enough to get a Sumvision Cyclone Nano for the reasonable price of 5000 php. For those that don’t know, it’s a small android based computer that

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Paypal – Add funds via online banking

In the first week of June, Paypal added a new method of adding funds to your Paypal account – via online banking. Previously, the only method is to load funds via your direct debit setup which has a processing time

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OpenDNS – Free DNS provider in the Philippines

OpenDNS provide free DNS services worldwide. Along with the standard DNS service, they give you a control panel which allows you to block specific sites or sites that belong to a category (e.g pornography). Although they provide this service for

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Remove adverts on PinoyExchange.com Forum

If you’re like me and you like the PinoyExchange.com forums but don’t like having half a page of adverts at the top of the screen, then this greasemonkey script might be for you. This script will hide the iframe at

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CDR-King products on Mac OS X

Most CDR-King products are only labelled as being compatible with windows. If you’re a fellow Mac user then you might be a bit disappointed with this. The good news is that most of their products are in fact compatible with

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LG Monitors Warranty In Manila

We have around 40 monitors from LG. They’re all the same model, LG L1753S. After just one year, 5 of them developed large faults. Four of them would no longer turn on and another had a horizontal line of dead

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Internet providers in the Philippines

Having hands on experience in a tech based company in Manila, I’ve had a lot of experience with different ISPs. This post aims to give a quick break down of each provider. Two inherent problems with ISPs in the Philippines

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BPI Express Cash & Gift Cards

The BPI Express cash card (or gift card) is essentially a prepaid credit card. You have all the benefits of a MasterCard credit card, such as country wide acceptance at all major stores and In addition to this, you have

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