Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 – 7″ Rugged Windows 8 Tablet

· · · Tablet

Last month, Panasonic introduces the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1, a 7″ rugged Windows 8.1 Pro Tablet running on Intel Core i5 vPro processor. It is drop/shock resistant of height up to 150cm and has a rating of IP65 for water and dust resistant thanks to its fanless design.

The base model will start from SGD$2,600 in March 2014 and it can be customised to fit a range of accessories such as mini serial port, ethernet port, 2D barcode reader, GPS and NFC through its configuration port.

The FZ-M1 is priced so high because it is not meant for the average consumers like you and me. It is meant more for SME and enterprises. Another reason is that the FZ-M1 is Made in Japan.

There are still quite a lot of companies still using a rugged mobile phone running on Windows Mobile 6.5 like the Motorola MC75A for their business purposes. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 could be a successor to that.

Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4302Y vPro Processor (3 MB cache, 1.6GHz up to 2.30 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology)
  • RAM: 4GB or 8GB on board
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4200 graphics
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB Flash Drive
  • Display: 7″ WXGA(1280×800), Aspect ratio 16:10, Anti-Reflection, Capacitive 10-finger multi-touchscreen
  • Wireless: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: Front: 1920 x 1080, 30fps, Back: 2592 x 1944, 15fps
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Gyro sensor, Acceleration sensor
  • Sound: Monaural speaker, Internal mic for Webcam
  • Ports: micro SDXC slot, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x Headset , 1x Docking port (Dedicated 24-pin)
  • Interface Option: mini Serial Port, Ethernet, Barcord reader, Dual external antenna, GPS, Smartcard reader Magstripe reader, NFC, UHF RFID
  • Batter: Up to 8 hours battery life with user replaceable battery
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 132mm x 18mm
  • Weight: 540g
  • 3 year standard warranty

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

How To Edit Your Facebook Look Back Video

· · · Blog

Facebook has finally roll out the the feature that lets you edit your Look Back Video, I am not too sure whether the feature has been rolled out to all users. Here is the direct link: https://www.facebook.com/lookback/edit/.

You will be able to choose a fix number of photos from the four categories of the Look Back video, namely:

  • Your First Moments – 3 Photos
  • Your Most Liked Posts – 4 Photos
  • Uploaded Photos – 9 Photos
  • Photo Grids – 37 photos

Facebook A Look Back Video - Edit Step 1
Facebook A Look Back Video – Edit Step 1

Facebook A Look Back Video - Edit Step 2
Facebook A Look Back Video – Edit Step 2

Related: How To Download Your Facebook Look Back Video

How To Download Your Facebook Look Back Video

· · · Blog

I am using Google Chrome to download my own Facebook’s Look Back video.

  • Open link facebook.com/lookback.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + J (Windows) or Cmd + Opt + J (Mac) to open the console.
  • Copy the code from below and paste into console then press enter.
    var xmlhttp;
    if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
        xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
    } else {
        xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
    }
    xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() {
    if (xmlhttp.readyState == 4 && xmlhttp.status == 200) {
            ss = xmlhttp.responseText.split('[["params","')[1].split('"],["width","960"]')[0];
            var x = ss;
            var r = /\\u([\d\w]{4})/gi;
            x = x.replace(r, function (match, grp) {return String.fromCharCode(parseInt(grp, 16)); });
            x = unescape(x);
            console.log(JSON.parse(x).video_data[0].hd_src);
        }
    }
    xmlhttp.open("GET", "/lookback", true);
    xmlhttp.send();
  • Wait for a few seconds and it will gives you the video link for download.
  • Right click on the link (as shown in the step 2 screenshot) and choose Save Link As.
  • The video will be saved in a mp4 format.

Check out the screenshots below, if you are unsure.

Facebook A Look Back Video - Step 1
Facebook A Look Back Video – Step 1

Facebook A Look Back Video - Step 2
Facebook A Look Back Video – Step 2

Credits to Akshat Mittal‘s Simple JS Script to get Video URL from Facebook’s Look Back.

Related: How To Edit Your Facebook Look Back Video

Chipolo – Bluetooth Item Finder for iPhone and Android

· · · Gadget

Chipolo is a Bluetooth item finder for iPhone and Android which started on Kickstarter. I backed the project on 8th November 2013 and it got successfully funded on the 16th November 2013 after raising USD$293,014 out of the initial goal of only USD$15,000.

My pledge level is USD$99 (SGD$127) and shipping is free. I received the item on the 29th January 2014 via DHL Express!

4 ITEMS NEVER LOST – 4 named Chipolos: Pre-order and receive four Chipolos in colors of your choice and four different name tags.

Features

  • Android (Google Play Link) and iOS (App Store Link) compatible. Windows Phone 8 app coming soon.
  • Range up to 60 meters within line of sight.
  • Chipolo is secure. Once connected to your Chipolo, you will be the only one able to use it. Nobody else can access the data.
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • User replaceable standard battery (CR2025) that can last up to 6 months.
  • 35mm in diameter and 4.6mm in thickness
  • Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Black and White colours available
  • Built-in temperature sensor allows you to determine whether you left your belongings indoor or outdoors

Been using the Chipolo for about a week and I have been getting a lot of connection issues between my phone and the Chipolo. Despite my phone and the Chipolo are in my pants but in different pockets, it would get disconnected and then connected again. This became so frequent that I have to disable Chipolo’s in and out of range local push notifications to my phone because it is kinda irritating.

Sometimes, once it is out of range and got disconnected, it will never connect back to the phone. Restarting your phone helps to get it reconnected but sometime it doesn’t. I am going to change the battery (CR2025) and see how it goes.

*UPDATE* I tried changing to a new battery and it still refuses to pair. I even tried to remove the Chipolo from the app but now I could not pair it back anymore (I even tried my wife’s iPhone 5s and my HTC One).

I hope Chipolo will iron out these bugs as soon as possible because it kinda defeats the purpose of a Bluetooth item finder if it gets disconnected so frequently and have problems reconnecting back.

Chipolo -  Box Front
Chipolo – Box Front

Chipolo -  Box Back
Chipolo – Box Back

Chipolo -  Box
Chipolo – Box

Chipolo -  Box Contents
Chipolo – Box Contents

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SingTel Prestige

· · · Blog, SingTel

SingTel rewards program used to be called Red Rewards and Red Prestige before they decided to drop the “Red” word last year to just SingTel Rewards and SingTel Prestige.

I was a SingTel Red Prestige member till 31st March 2012 because my monthly SingTel bill averages above SGD$250 for 6 consecutive months (I have 4 lines under my name). But after March 2012, my bill was less than SGD$250 per month and I no longer qualify for the SingTel Red Prestige.

Fast forward till today, I am back on the SingTel Prestige program because for the past 6 months my family and I have been taking turns to travel at least once a month and we do use SingTel’s DataRoam Saver, so the monthly bill easily exceeds SGD$250.

One of my favourite perk of being a SingTel Prestige member is the priority queue at SingTel Retail Shops! It really does save a lot of time!

If your monthly SingTel bill is more than SGD$250 for consecutive 12 months, you will also receive a SingTel Prestige handset voucher of up to SGD$550. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can reach that.

If you are interested in knowing more about SingTel Prestige, Do check out the SingTel Prestige FAQ, SingTel Prestige Priority Services and SingTel Prestige Exclusives.

SingTel Prestige - Letter
SingTel Prestige – Letter

SingTel Prestige - Package
SingTel Prestige – Package

SingTel Prestige - Contents
SingTel Prestige – Contents

SingTel Prestige - Brochure Front
SingTel Prestige – Brochure Front

SingTel Prestige - Brochure Back
SingTel Prestige – Brochure Back

SingTel Prestige - Card Front
SingTel Prestige – Card Front

SingTel Prestige - Card Back
SingTel Prestige – Card Back

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