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Still Shopping for a Taiwan Prepaid 3G SIM

April 22nd, 2014

Last week, I mentioned how I would be returning to Taipei for Computex this year and that I would be requiring some means of getting online in Taiwan. I’ve already signed up for the Taipei Free Public Wi-Fi service as a backup (the process is really straightforward, aside from the issues I had in receiving [...]

On Taipei, Prepaid SIMs and Pocket WiFi Internet Access

April 17th, 2014

It’s been a few years since I was last in Taiwan. At the time, I remember it was quite the hassle trying to get set up with a prepaid SIM card for my phone, so much so that I ended up not getting a SIM at all. There was this whole confusion about selling prepaid [...]

Techie Tuesday: Papago! P3 Dashcam Video Sample (1080p Full HD)

February 18th, 2014

Have you ever had the experience of driving along, witnessing something amazing, and wishing that you had caught it on video? Maybe you’ve had some struggles with your car insurance company following a fender bender with one of the many bad drivers in Vancouver, because you had little in terms of proof that the other [...]

The Great BTR CES 2014 Swag Giveaway!

January 28th, 2014

Everyone likes winning free stuff, right? I know I do. As you may already know, I was in Las Vegas earlier this month for International CES 2014. It’s the biggest consumer electronics trade show in North America, featuring all sorts of gadgets and tech for every aspect of our increasingly digital and connected lifestyles. Smartphones, [...]

Tech Tuesday: Unboxing the Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows Tablet (Video)

January 21st, 2014

I’ve got another cool new gadget in the review lab, so I thought I’d put together another quick unboxing video to show it to you. It’s the Dell Venue 8 Pro and it’s an 8-inch tablet running on Windows 8.1. Many people tend to think about iPads and Android when it comes to tablets, but [...]