Boyd Chan

My name is Boyd and I’m an IT Solution Designer specialising in operational data gathering, transformation, analysis and reporting. I am currently undertaking my Masters of Science through the University of New South Wales @ The Australia Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA). I hope to conclude this degree at the end of 2012 and potentially move on to a doctorate soon afterwards. I am also part of an online community known as the Panasonic Insider Crew in the capacity of “Insider Guru” for Panasonic Australia where I interact with other tech enthusiasts and find out more about Panasonic's latest gadgets. I love technology, gadgets and the Internet and maintain a keen interest in these areas locally, nationally and globally. I hope by sharing my views on these topics that people will receive an honest point of view from someone external to the media and genuinely interested in the issues. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I love writing it!

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Author's posts

Shutting Down Windows 10 for IoT Core

If you’re dabbling with the Raspberry Pi 2 and Windows 10 for IoT (that’s “Internet of Things” for those who don’t know). then you probably need to know how to shut it down properly. However, without an actual interface you can use with a keyboard and mouse, you’ve got to do it remotely via PowerShell. …

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Motorola Turbo Charger Review

Before we get too far, no, this isn’t something to boost the performance of the engine in your car but rather something to charge up the battery in your phone or tablet. You might be disappointed but this charger promises to quickly charge your device so long as it has a Qualcomm 810 CPU in …

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How to Autoplay Videos Upon Boot on Kodi

Here’s a quick tip for today. If you’ve got a few spares Raspberry Pis lying around (like I do) then sometimes they can come in handy as a portable media player. However, given that I don’t know the capabilities of the television with which the Pi will be used (at the bare minimum it has …

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GTA 5 Won’t Go Fullscreen

Here’s a quick tip. If you’re trying to play Grand Theft Auto V and it runs in a fullscreen window despite your best efforts to make it go proper fullscreen then you might want to check if you have TeamViewer installed and running. If you do, then read on. The quick and easy solution is …

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Dell U3415W Curved Ultrawide Monitor Unboxing

Well, the Dell U3415W monitor arrived sooner than I expected and boy, the box was absolutely massive and heavy weighing at nearly 16.5kg! I actually had to put it on the back seat of my car as it wouldn’t fit in the boot given the width of the box so this is definitely one of …

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Enable Tracking Protection in Mozilla Firefox

Here’s a quick tip that not only helps you maintain some privacy but may also increase browsing speed in Firefox as well. Recently introduced into Mozilla Firefox, there is a disabled capability which will be enabled in Firefox 39 (we’re on Firefox 36.0.5 at the time of writing). This functionality blocks all of those invisible …

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Incoming Gadget – Dell U3415W Ultrasharp Curved 34 Inch Monitor

A little while back when I wrote about upgrading the CPU in my desktop I alluded to another upgrade involving my monitor. I’ve had my fantastic 30 inch Apple Cinema HD monitor for six years. It did cost a pretty penny as well given that 30 inch high resolution monitors were a niche market back in 2009 …

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Computing Longevity – Upgrading CPUs and Assessing Alternatives

Xeon W3690 CPU

For a while now I have been tempted to replace my desktop computer with new hardware. I originally built my current desktop back in the middle of 2009 with the following specifications: Intel Core i7 920, 12GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Hard Disk Drive, 2 x nVidia GTX 295 video cards. Those specs …

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Olixar ToughBeats Outdoor Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Toughbeats speaker in the bathroom

Portable audio solutions have come quite a long way over the years when we consider early innovations such as the Sony Walkman through to the iPod and modern smartphones. With the introduction of Bluetooth, we’ve seen external speakers rise in popularity in and outside the home for both personal and social enjoyment. One niche that has been carved out …

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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Unboxing

As expected, my Raspberry Pi 2 arrived in the post during the week (in fact, two of them to be precise) to replace a long in the tooth original Raspberry Pi Model B and a fried revised Model B. I have to say, initial impressions are very positive and I’ve only mucked around with media centre …

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