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First week of may 2014

Here are some of the stuff for this week

SCiO: Your Sixth Sense is a near-infrared spectrometer that could be used to detect what your food is composed of. Checkout this video

For a month now, i've been using Mobills Finance Manager to record my expenses (this most of the nice app like mint or manilla are not accessible here in Hong Kong). This app is really amazing, it does what i need it to do, there might be some language string problem here and there but the core stuff are solid.

Hong Kong
I used to envy the US where you could buy everything online, though US is still far superior, the grocery side has become really good specially with PARKnSHOP, i had ordered from their website twice before but recently i download their app on my ipod touch here) and its good especially the barcode scanner :) I just wish they had the checkout there or atleast have a calculator before you click the checkout.
Upon using the app they had a promotion of 50HKD less when you buy 600HKD which is super awesome, and they do deliver at your home as long as its above 500HKD, so overall i would still prefer the website and what you could do is create a shopping list say barcode items then scan the items you like save it on that list then sync that to the web so you'll have the best of both world :)

Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone
She's so good with lip sync


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