TomatoUSB – Wireless Interface Toggler Script (0)


    January 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Guides, Tech

    Recently, I found the need to toggle the status of my virtual wireless network. For example, turning on the guest wireless network when visitors are around and turning it off when they leave the place. The regular method is to go to the web admin page and disable the entire interface but this is a little clumsy. I don’t really like to leave my guest alone while I tap away on the computer.

    And so I scripted something and made use of the SES/WPS/AOSS button to toggle the intended wireless interface.

    The script below runs perfectly on my ASUS RT-AC66U with Tomato (Shibby). It should work with any routers that supports TomatoUSB firmware. Just put it under Administration -> Buttons/LED.

     

    Digispark – Random Mouse Move (anti-screensaver) (0)


    January 16th, 2015 | Tags: , | Posted in Life, Tech

    Below is just a simple set of code to randomly move the mouse pointer based on pre-defined interval time period. It randomises the number of pixels, direction and time interval to move the mouse.

    This set of codes is for Digispark/ Digispark Pro.

    Digispark USB Development Board (0)


    January 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , | Posted in Tech

    Digispark USB Development Board bsaed on Attiny85

    Digispark USB Development Board bsaed on Attiny85

    The Digispark is an Attiny85 based microcontroller board similar to the Arduino line, only cheaper, smaller, and less powerful. I had the Arduino Leonardo and almost got the Teensy for its small size. But before I checked out the Teensy, I chanced upon the Digispark and decided to get it for some USB device emulation work.

     

    Digispark Technical Specifications
    Microcontroller Attiny85
    Clock speed 16.5 MHz
    Storage 8K Flash Memory (about 6K after bootloader)
    Power USB or External Source – 5V or 7-35V (automatic selection)
    On-board 500mA 5V regulator
    Features + Built-in USB (and serial debugging)
    + USB device emulation
    + 6 I/O Pins
    IDE Arduino IDE 1.0+ (OSX/ Win/ Linux)
    SRP US$8.95

     

    The specifications are not spectacular but it does USB device emulation properly. Will be great if I can hook up a microSD storage to it!

    Xiaomi Mi Band Fitness monitor, Sleep tracker (0)


    December 28th, 2014 | Tags: , , | Posted in Life, Reviews, Tech

    Mi Band - Fitness band + Sleep Tracker

    Mi Band – Fitness band + Sleep Tracker

    Review At A Glance
    Product Xiaomi Mi Band Fitness monitor and Sleep tracker [product link]
    Summary The Xiaomi Mi Band is an affordable fitness monitor and sleep tracker that offers pretty much the same features as what Jawbone UP and Fitbit Flex can offer but at a fraction of the cost.
    Pros + Affordable
    + Tracks the number of steps taken
    + Tracks sleep states
    + 30 days battery life
    Cons – Lack of social networking features
    – Replacement charging cables could be tricky
    – Requires Android 4.4 and above
    SRP  S$19.99

    The Xiaomi Mi Band is an affordable fitness monitor and sleep tracker. It does pretty much the same things as Jawbone’s UP or Fitbit’s flex but at a fraction of the cost. In Singapore, the Xiaomi’s Mi Band retails for S$19.99 while Jawbone UP and Fitbit Flex goes for S$129.00 each.

     

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    Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch Review (0)


    December 16th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | Posted in Life, Reviews, Tech

    The Moto 360 Android wear smartwatch is ready for your wrist!

    The Moto 360 Android wear smartwatch is ready for your wrist!

    Review At A Glance
    Product Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch [product link]
    Summary The Moto 360 is the best looking Android Wear smartwatch currently in the market. Freely available watch faces spices the whole smartwatch arena. Give the Android Wear platform some more time and it would get awesome.
    Pros + Stylish circular design
    + Qi-compatible wireless charging
    + Great build!
    Cons – Inefficient processor
    – Smaller battery capacity compared to LG G Watch R
    – Battery only lasts a day
    SRP US$249.99

    Earlier this year, Google announced the Android Wear platform and Motorola promptly joined the smartwatch party by announcing the Moto 360. The whole idea behind smartwatch is not exactly new. Over the last two years, companies like Pebble, Samsung and Sony have released their own version of smartwatches. Pebble had  successfully kickstarted the Pebble E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android on 19 May 2012 while Samsung and Sony had introduced the Samsung Gear and Sony SmartWatch respectively.

    Currently in the market, you will find both Moto 360 and LG G Watch R leading the game. When it comes to design, my vote goes to Moto 360 for its stylish circular design and Qi compatible wireless charging.

     

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    D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router (1)


    November 17th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Posted in Reviews, Tech

    D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router

    D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router

    Review At A Glance
    Product D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router [product link]
    Summary D-Link's first dual-band AC1900 router featuring AC SmartBeam and cloud-management capabilities.
    Pros + Revamped simplified web admin
    + VPN server
    + Antennas can be upgraded
    + Cloud management
    Cons – Limited advanced features
    – 802.11ac performance is lacklustre
    SRP S$369

    The DIR-880L is, currently, D-Link’s top-of-the-line dual-band router. Speed has been bumped up to AC1900 class. In terms of design, it adopted a slim profile instead of the upright cylinder format used in its previous models (e.g. DIR-868L). It features SmartBeam (directs the wireless signal towards connected wireless clients) and cloud-management.

    The AC1900 class means that the DIR-880L is capable of speed up to 600Mbps and 1300Mbps on its 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz band respectively.

     

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