From HSDPA+ to 4G LTE with Prolink PRT7005L

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Prolink PRT7005L Speed Test I was a happy user of a Mobitel HSDP+ connection on a Huawei E5331 until I bought the Note 4. Because Note 4 comes with a 4G connection, and suddenly my phone has faster internet than my home WiFi. After a week of using the phone I was on the market for a new mobile 4G router. My ...

Cardboard Review

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Google Cardboard is one of those ideas that is so simple and it makes you wonder why we could not come up with it before Google. In ease you have been living under a rock, it is a virtual reality headset made of cardboard, two lenses and a magnet. There are no active components. You need to Insert your phone ...

TechTogetherLK – Inagural Meetup – Internet of Things

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TechTogetherLK Internet has changed lot of things. For some, internet was great, and for some, it meant going bankrupt. IoT is becoming a thing on the internet. It is more of an ecosystem where Things, Internet, Cloud and Big Data play their own roles. While it is great for many, there is the need for proper handling and managing of the technology and ...

Cheese & Chicken Roast Pan @ Sensaal

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Sensaal Roast Pan Options Cheese & Chicken Roast Pan Sensaal recently started some Roast Pan based dishes. And based on how they want customers to try it, it seems they have big plans for their roast pan. I have been a reguler at Sensaal for a while. One day when I was there, cashier lady asked  “Sir api roast pan akek ...

A Note on Note 4

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I bought myself a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 couple of days ago. Plan was to replace the need for a phone, tablet / kindle and a personal laptop with a single device. Because I am not a big fan of taking care of too many gadgets. This would also greatly simplify my digital existence. After playing with the new phablet ...

I saw the light fade from the sky! (Spoiler Alert!)

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It was 12 years ago when I first watched Load of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring movie at the last day of AL exam with a bunch of school friends. At any time during last 12 years, I was waiting for the next movie of the franchise to come out. Each movie was worth the wait. And it was an amazing ...

12 Eggs Puzzle

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It has been while since I posted here. I got this puzzle from a friend, and it took four of us roughly 3 hours to figure it out. After solving of course it feels simple. But the process of getting to the solution for the first time will give your brain cells a  real workout. Thought its worth sharing, Here ...

On Driverless Cars

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It seems that world will get driverless cars little sooner than expected. And by the looks of the first Google prototypes it will be a revolution in design department too. Similar to moving from a QWERTY keyboard to touch phone. This has a potential of changing lot of things. In long-term driving test will become a thing in the past. People who make ...

Money can buy happiness, if you know where to shop!

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50 Things Money Can’t Buy This image is doing its rounds on Facebook and to be frank, I think we can buy many of these things with money. Not in a bad way by the way. You just need to know where to shop. IMO why most of us think money can’t buy happiness and many other things in this list, is ...

Bringing the TV Online with an Android Mini-PC

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I had this idea for a while to connect the TV with internet and LAN. So that I don’t have to turn on  the computer every time I want to stream something. Also it will remove the need to connect wires between computers and TV when I want to watch something on a larger screen. A smart TV with ...

Difference Between 64-bit and 32-bit Computing and What It Means for Phones

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You can probably notice that discussions are popping up on advantages of 64-bit systems. It is mostly linked with Apples 64-bit A7 processor in new iPhone. If you just search the web for iPhone and 64-bit, you will find that some call it innovation, some say it gives huge advantages including major performance boosts. And some try to explain it ...

Why Sri Lanka Need Rs 15000 or Even Cheaper Computers

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I came across this post on readme.lk recently. It’s about upcoming policy on import of used computer systems to cut e-waste. Which is good. Because we do very little recycling. And e-waste consist of mostly non recyclable material with many toxic chemicals. However what I do not agree is the statement which claims Sri Lanka no longer need 15000 LKR ...

Upgrade to Mobitel Mega-Plan and Huawei E5331

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Over last few years my wife and I used two Mobitel 1290 packages to connect two of our computers to internet.  We used two mainly for extra bandwidth and speed. With introduction of Mobitel Mega plans, we dropped one connection and upgrade the other one to 20Gb package. It let you use multiple SIMs with same connection. Our 3G dongles ...

29 Going 30

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Well, today is the last day of my twenties. In few more hours I’ll be 30 . It was a good time. Many things in life change in twenties. But you do continue doing some of the things you did earlier. But the difference is earlier you did them because you had to. Now you do them because you want to. Like studying. During ...

134th Battle of the Blues – Royal Thomian Big Match 2013 – Live Stream on ThePapare.com

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Since I posted links to Big Match live stream last couple of years. This year I got few questions asking for this years link. But the until yesterday there was no one publishing about a live big match stream. And there was even nothing to be found on Google.  But finally  ThePapare.Com is streaming Big Match. Here is the link. http://www.thepapare.com/index.php/live/646-live-134th-battle-of-the-blues /Rakhitha Related Posts: Royal Thomian – Big ...

Display Flicker After RAM Upgrade? Check PSU Outputs!

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These RAM are now officially retired. In case you are wondering why your monitor flicker and computer crash after a hardware upgrade, this might be the answer. New hardware can drive the voltage bellow 5% tolerance level required to run the PC smoothly. You can check the voltage level in BIOS or with a Multimeter. But don’t rush to buy a new ...

Full Airport Experience

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This Saturday  I went to Colombo airport to drop off my wife. Usually once I drop off someone, I leave the airport as soon as they pass the scanners to go to check in counters. But since this was Saturday morning and there was nothing much to do afterwards, me and another friend who came to drop off his wife decided to hang out a little ...

Using Metered Tuk Tuks to Find Business for Non-Metered Tuk Tuks

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Three-wheelers or Tuk tuks are quite useful when you are out shopping. Specially these days, because the car parks at most of the shops are guaranteed to be full during rush hour due to x’mas shopping. Therefore it’s a natural choice to ditch the car at a larger car park and then take a three-wheeler to shops and when hopping between shops. When my wife and ...

Happy Programmers Day!

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If you are  a programmer, today is your day. 256th (210 or day 1111 11112) day of each year is celebrated as Programmers Day. And it is a public holiday in at least one country. If you happen to be a programmer, enjoy your day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmers’_Day Related Posts: Happy Geek Pride Day & Towel Day

Dental Fears!

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I don’t have a serious phobia or anything. I have gone through lot of cosmetic/corrective dental work including few extractions during my teen years as my teeth were a mess.  But I avoid dentists as much as I can. I just don’t like to go there. I used to bring up all the sorts of excuses to skip mandatory dental visits during school days. Even ...