Archive for September 2012

SanDisk ReadyCache

Is your Windows 7 PC getting slower? Instead of buying a new PC, why not add a SanDisk ReadyCache to enhance the performace?

The SanDisk ReadyCache solution can help boost a desktop computer’s boot, shutdown and application launch times, creating a more responsive computer while utilizing the existing hard drive’s storage.

The SanDisk ReadyCache product combines a 32GB 2.5inch SSD that resides alongside a desktop computer’s hard drive with an exclusive software call ExpressCache by Condusiv Technologies. After installing the SSD and software, the SanDisk ReadyCache solution’s advanced caching algorithms automatically manage data by caching frequently used files to improve overall performance.

I didn’t get the chance to try it out myself. But based on theory, I think this will definitely improve the system performance. And at a retail price of just S$78, I think it is a cheap and good option to improve your PC’s performance.

World’s first colour moving pictures

The world’s first colour moving pictures have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford after being forgotten for almost 110 years. The films were made by Edward Raymond Turner from London who patented his colour process on 22 March, 1899.

Check out the video by the National Media Museum. Simply amazing…

The Popinator

Here’s an interesting device. A fully automated popcorn launcher that tosses popcorn at your mouth every time you say “pop.” Check out the video.

Something tells me that this is fake. It might be a “viral campaign” by Popcorn Indiana. I doubt the Popinator can figure out where the sound come from and launch a popcorn accurately.

But if it is real, please get me one. Thanks.

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in 24 Hours

It seems like every iPhone launch needs to beat the record set by the previous model. Apple just announced that the iPhone 5 pre-orders reaches 2 million in 24 hours. That is more than double of the 1 million record held by iPhone 4S. And if I’m not mistaken, we are just talking about the pre-order numbers from Apple Online Store. The number will be greater if we include the number of iPhone 5 sold by the telcos.

The iPhone 5 will be available in 9 countries (including Singapore) from 21 September. Apple will continue to roll out the iPhone 5 in 22 more countries on 28 September. I must say that the speed that they are rolling out the iPhone 5 is pretty impressive.

The iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of S$948 for the 16GB model and S$1088 for the 32GB model and S$1238 for the 64GB model. We still don’t have the pricing from the 3 local telcos yet.

Disclaimer: These are my own views and not representative of those of my employer.

Merlion turns 40

Merlion, the mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish created by Singapore Tourism Board, celebrated its 40th birthday last Saturday. The Merlion was unveiled by then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on 15 September 1972. The older folks will remember that the Merlion used to be located at the mouth of Singapore river before being moved to its current location in 2002 as the newly build Esplanade Bridge was blocking its view.

A special light show with pyrotechnics was put in place for the past few days to celebrate it’s 40th Birthday. Merlion never looked so pretty in the evening before.

Happy Birthday Merlion.