Tiny box of tricks

Cool! A little puzzle box a friend got me as a souvenir from Japan! Apparently, it takes an easy 5 step sequence to get the box open. Going by this sample, the key has to be where the patterns misalign slightly. Ah! The first piece slides out a notch. Now the second piece unlocks and…

Save the forests: real solutions to textbook problems

Let’s face it, we have been concerned about deforestation at some point of our lives.  “Ok class, today we will be discussing deforestation. Deforestation has brought about negative impacts to the environment. It is important for you to memorize at least 2 out of the 3 impacts so that you can score these marks!” Yes, we…

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Apple Watch: keep watching

So Tim Cook walks on stage at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino and unveils the latest flashy attraction that Apple drones have been speculating and perhaps salivating over: The new Apple Watch. The display, a polished and pridefully named Retina display, shows practically every colour of the spectrum in shades that would appear dull in real life. Introducing…

Adonit Jot Mini: a slick stick

It has been two phones since the unforgettable experience with my now passé Motorola Dext, one of the first few Android phones in the market. One thing I really miss about that phone is the fact that it has a slide-out qwerty keyboard, complete with rear key illumination for speedy texting in the dark, something…