Custom build your own PC for college or university the easy way using a barebone system. Simply choose your memory and storage and in some cases, your choice of processor and you are off to a flying start. Nothing is more satisfying that having a hand in building your own computer.
Samuel J Tan
About Samuel J Tan
Sam is a tech evangelist, e-learning and learning platform enthusiast, tablet and smartphone chomping maniac, mac and windows zealot, wireless & network genius, developer, designer, user experience tinkerer, moodle and sharepoint two timer, social media junkie, web analyst and server engineer (and an all round good guy).He has over 20 years of tech experience ranging from ground-breaking university research networks to high level secure government extranet projects. He has overseen many megabuck project deployments from Building Schools for Future to harnessing technology, improving sustainability and realising a performance framework for technology in school.And now, while every other so-called expert and consultant is plotting away on world domination, Sam is quietly working on helping each and every teacher, lecturer and trainer, one school at a time to make the most of Technology for Teaching to enrich every child’s learning experience.
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Choosing a tablet is always a game of mental tag. On one end, you desire portability. And at the other end, your heart yearns for screen size. As such, we find that the dainty form factor of 7 or 8-inches is perhaps the best size for balancing the existence of your full tablet and your […]
High capacity portable battery chargers that support USB-C Power Delivery function meant the USB-C port is dual purpose. It can be used to recharge the power bank or used as an output port to charge your devices. Here we explore some of the best high capacity portable battery charges with USB-C PD support.
Constantly on the move and looking for a way to charge your laptop without being tethered to the wall socket. Here are some of the best external battery chargers with AC Outlet or USB-C Power Delivery port that will charge your laptop and other portable devices on the go.
Top 12 Best Origami Kits & Books for Children: Keep your little ones occupied for hours creatively instead of screen time
If you’re looking for creative things to do instead of sitting in front of the TV or staring at screens consuming mindless content all the time? Pick up one of these exciting origami kits and books and encourage your children to be creative and learn problem solving along the way.
We scoured the web for free online courses that you can sign up and start right away. These are mainly short courses with some including completion certificate at the end. Here are the 28 free online course sites that we will be looking at.
Apple just announced that it will migrate their iMacs and Macbooks to use Apple’s own ARM based silicon chip. Laptops and hybrids (2-in-1) with ARM-based processors have been around for a while now. So how is this move any different? For start, Apple is focusing on desktop too. Until today, we have not seen a […]
These Mini PCs are bucking the trend. Small and tiny does not mean they are less powerful than their full size desktop or tower counterparts. Far from that, these powerful ultra small form factor PCs are packed with so much power, yet use very little energy to run.
More and more schools and educational establishments are looking to virtual solutions for teaching and learning. These tools allow them to schedule and host online events for a large group of viewers with one-to-many live video streaming or a webinar involving a small to medium group of participants.
To many, the Apple’s iPad Pro is a small investment. It is also a super powerful computer, so powerful in fact that many are using it as their main machine. It also raised the possibility of Apple using their ARM chip in their MacBooks removing their reliance on X86 based Intel processors. But what we […]
With schools rushing to use Google Classroom and signing students up to G Suite for Education, what every teacher, student and home schooler needs is a distraction-free Chromebook. We discover five of the best 2-in-1 laptops, convertible devices that offer the best of a tablet and a laptop in one.
Here is a guide to set the different assignments under the Classwork tab in Google Classroom. This brief tutorial shows the different options; assignment, quiz assignment, question and material, when and how to assign them.
Are you children fighting over who gets to use the computer for their class work next? If you have spare monitors, keyboards and mouse lying around, here are some of the best budget mini PCs you can get to make sure that each child gets a computer of their own.
Are you prepared to work from home? From furniture to high tech gadgetry, we look at the ultimate work from home setup to make sure that you start and stay right. It is a given that in order to work from home, one would need a reliable Internet connection, preferably fibre optic broadband for speed. […]
My Apple watch reminds me to stand up after working at the desk for too long. Working from home means we are likely to just stay working at the desk instead of getting up for meetings with colleagues or working in different areas of the building. With one of these height adjustable standing desk riser, […]
Your school, college or university may already subscribe to G Suite for Education. If that is the case, head over to Google Classroom and start your first virtual class now using the steps below. However, even if your school do not use G Suite for Education, you can still create your virtual classroom using your […]
Thinking of getting a streamer or computer for the classroom’s big screen TV. Apple TV comes to mind as a way to AirPlay or mirror the screen of your mobile devices such as iPad, MacBook and even iMac. But what about a Mac Mini? If you are totally invested in Apple’s ecosystem, you will naturally […]
The recently launched MacBook Air 2020 closes the performance gap between MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with quad-core processor, roomy storage and the new Magic Keyboard.
If you have to be stuck at home, use these apps to start voice and video group calls with your friends and family. Each participant will have their live video feed allowing you to see everyone in the group at the same time. Multiple people in different location can chat with each other. A perfect […]
One of these portable graphic drawing tablets will let you go anywhere and sketch, draw and paint digitally straight onto your laptop. They are small enough to slip into your backpack with bus powered option so no additional power source is required for it to work. These are some of the best and most affordable […]