Paul Mah

Paul is an independent tech writer covering the latest gadgets and other tech gear for the Post. He has written for tech publications such as PC World, Computerworld and ZDNet, and was also an adjunct lecturer in IT. In between writing white papers and reports with unpronounceable names these days, he plays with the latest hardware so that he can tell you about it.
Paul Mah
Paul is an independent tech writer covering the latest gadgets and other tech gear for the Post. He has written for tech publications such as PC World, Computerworld and ZDNet, and was also an adjunct lecturer in IT. In between writing white papers and reports with unpronounceable names these days, he plays with the latest hardware so that he can tell you about it.

Latest from Paul Mah

Road test: new Nvidia graphics card RTX 2080 Ti is the future of gaming, if you’re ready to pay for it

Real-time ray tracing, used by film studios, is the big selling point of Nvidia’s next-generation GPUs, and makes gaming a surreal experience, but the US$1,199 price tag will put off all but those gamers with deep pockets.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:19PM
Road test: new Nvidia graphics card RTX 2080 Ti is the future of gaming, if you’re ready to pay for it

Real-time ray tracing, used by film studios, is the big selling point of Nvidia’s next-generation GPUs, and makes gaming a surreal experience, but the US$1,199 price tag will put off all but those gamers with deep pockets.

Review | Creative SXFI Air and Air C headphones review: entertainment on the go with home-cinema realism

These headphones with built-in amp technology are comfortable and push out amazing sound. They require setting up an ‘audio map’, but the results are well worth it.

20 Jan 2019 - 7:47PM
Creative SXFI Air and Air C headphones review: entertainment on the go with home-cinema realism

These headphones with built-in amp technology are comfortable and push out amazing sound. They require setting up an ‘audio map’, but the results are well worth it.

Seven tech devices that will help you get things done better, faster and more securely

Gadgets include a security dongle, a medical air purifier and a smartphone holder. Also featured: the new iPad Pro and an ergonomic vertical mouse.

17 Jan 2019 - 4:42PM
Seven tech devices that will help you get things done better, faster and more securely

Gadgets include a security dongle, a medical air purifier and a smartphone holder. Also featured: the new iPad Pro and an ergonomic vertical mouse.

Six great gadgets for tech-loving family members this Christmas

From the new Fitbit to the super useful Vinpok Split monitor to a clever new car air purifier, we have something for all the family.

9 Dec 2018 - 6:23PM
Six great gadgets for tech-loving family members this Christmas

From the new Fitbit to the super useful Vinpok Split monitor to a clever new car air purifier, we have something for all the family.

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft tablets tested to find the best one for you

Apple’s iPad Pro 2018, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 and Microsoft’s Surface Go all have pros and cons. We put them through their paces to find what’s best for work and for play.

2 Dec 2018 - 5:54PM
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft tablets tested to find the best one for you

Apple’s iPad Pro 2018, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 and Microsoft’s Surface Go all have pros and cons. We put them through their paces to find what’s best for work and for play.

Review | Fastest charging phone: Oppo R17 Pro with dual battery Super VOOC tech stakes its claim

Taking just 10 minutes to charge 40 per cent, the Oppo R17 Pro is lightning quick – though its charger looks more like a laptop charger.

25 Nov 2018 - 7:53PM
Fastest charging phone: Oppo R17 Pro with dual battery Super VOOC tech stakes its claim

Taking just 10 minutes to charge 40 per cent, the Oppo R17 Pro is lightning quick – though its charger looks more like a laptop charger.

Google Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL full review: wide-angle selfie camera, improved display, no dual-SIM support

Newest Android operating system, default HDR photo shooting, HDR video play and a fluid user experience are all pluses for new handsets, and wide-angle front camera impresses, but lack of dual-SIM capability will be a minus for some.

20 Oct 2018 - 8:53AM
Google Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL full review: wide-angle selfie camera, improved display, no dual-SIM support

Newest Android operating system, default HDR photo shooting, HDR video play and a fluid user experience are all pluses for new handsets, and wide-angle front camera impresses, but lack of dual-SIM capability will be a minus for some.

Creative SXFI Amp review: stunning sound that will change your headphone experience

Device’s Super X-fi technology configures itself based on photos of the user’s ears and the headphones they are using, delivering the effects of multi-speaker sound that is like being in a cinema

16 Oct 2018 - 11:12AM
Creative SXFI Amp review: stunning sound that will change your headphone experience

Device’s Super X-fi technology configures itself based on photos of the user’s ears and the headphones they are using, delivering the effects of multi-speaker sound that is like being in a cinema

Best hiking tech for your trips and camping adventures this autumn and winter

From a rugged smartwatch with 10 days of battery life to a compact drone that shoots stunning aerial footage in 4K resolution to a compact speaker, here’s all you need for those trips into the wild.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Best hiking tech for your trips and camping adventures this autumn and winter

From a rugged smartwatch with 10 days of battery life to a compact drone that shoots stunning aerial footage in 4K resolution to a compact speaker, here’s all you need for those trips into the wild.

Three smart wearables for young children from US$70 to US$150 by Garmin, Fitbit and Oaxis

Features on these devices include a location tracker, SOS features and phone functions including blocking unauthorised callers. They also track your child’s activity and sleep, and even come up with activities and rewards.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Three smart wearables for young children from US$70 to US$150 by Garmin, Fitbit and Oaxis

Features on these devices include a location tracker, SOS features and phone functions including blocking unauthorised callers. They also track your child’s activity and sleep, and even come up with activities and rewards.

Three headphones for indoors: pros and cons of cans that bring music, movies and gaming to life, without annoying the neighbours

A US$999 pair you can plug straight into your smartphone, a US$200 pair meant for gamers that delivers home theatre sound to the ear cups, and a US$2,400 pair that are almost too good – unplug your speakers and put on the cans.

29 Jul 2018 - 6:09PM
Three headphones for indoors: pros and cons of cans that bring music, movies and gaming to life, without annoying the neighbours

A US$999 pair you can plug straight into your smartphone, a US$200 pair meant for gamers that delivers home theatre sound to the ear cups, and a US$2,400 pair that are almost too good – unplug your speakers and put on the cans.

Smartwatch review: rugged Garmin Fenix 5 Plus a worthy upgrade with great functionality and offline music playback

This rugged smartwatch has an impressive range of technological updates that include a built-in mapping functionality, the ability to store up to 500 songs for playback, and a battery life of up to 10 days when paired with a smartphone.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Smartwatch review: rugged Garmin Fenix 5 Plus a worthy upgrade with great functionality and offline music playback

This rugged smartwatch has an impressive range of technological updates that include a built-in mapping functionality, the ability to store up to 500 songs for playback, and a battery life of up to 10 days when paired with a smartphone.

8 fun gadget gift ideas for Father’s Day if you have a tech-loving dad

For dads on the move, at the office, in the gym or just sitting on the couch, here are some great practical gadget ideas for last-minutes shoppers.

3 Jul 2018 - 7:26PM
8 fun gadget gift ideas for Father’s Day if you have a tech-loving dad

For dads on the move, at the office, in the gym or just sitting on the couch, here are some great practical gadget ideas for last-minutes shoppers.

Oppo R15 smartphone review: bezel-free beauty with a notch is more than ever an iPhone X lookalike

Chinese brand’s latest mid-market offering has a premium feel, AI camera smarts, well-designed fingerprint reader, excellent battery life and good security. If you haven’t owned an Oppo before, this is a good introduction

24 May 2018 - 5:17PM
Oppo R15 smartphone review: bezel-free beauty with a notch is more than ever an iPhone X lookalike

Chinese brand’s latest mid-market offering has a premium feel, AI camera smarts, well-designed fingerprint reader, excellent battery life and good security. If you haven’t owned an Oppo before, this is a good introduction

Mi Air Purifier 2S: new OLED display makes it a winner, and laser sensor to respond better to bad air a great addition

Upgrades to Xiaomi device, including display of air pollution, humidity and temperature in app and on the purifier, make it a worthwhile addition to any household

13 May 2018 - 8:25PM
Mi Air Purifier 2S: new OLED display makes it a winner, and laser sensor to respond better to bad air a great addition

Upgrades to Xiaomi device, including display of air pollution, humidity and temperature in app and on the purifier, make it a worthwhile addition to any household

Review | Neffos N1, entry-level smartphone from TP-Link, is well designed and punches above its weight

Network specialist TP-Link has released a smartphone that, while not cutting edge, offers a package of tried and tested hardware, including dual cameras and a waterproof fingerprint sensor, all at a very reasonable price

7 May 2018 - 10:00AM
Neffos N1, entry-level smartphone from TP-Link, is well designed and punches above its weight

Network specialist TP-Link has released a smartphone that, while not cutting edge, offers a package of tried and tested hardware, including dual cameras and a waterproof fingerprint sensor, all at a very reasonable price

Can Google Home understand Singaporean English, or Singlish? We put new region-specific smart speaker to the test

Google has recently given a few region-specific tweaks to its Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers to help it recognise Singaporean English speakers. Singapore native Paul Mah puts it through its paces

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Can Google Home understand Singaporean English, or Singlish? We put new region-specific smart speaker to the test

Google has recently given a few region-specific tweaks to its Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers to help it recognise Singaporean English speakers. Singapore native Paul Mah puts it through its paces

The latest gadgets and gear for work and play – start pestering your boss for them now

From a laptop that doubles as a gaming PC to a super comfortable chair adaptor that is portable enough to sneak home, these innovations blur the boundary between work and life – but in a good way

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
The latest gadgets and gear for work and play – start pestering your boss for them now

From a laptop that doubles as a gaming PC to a super comfortable chair adaptor that is portable enough to sneak home, these innovations blur the boundary between work and life – but in a good way

Five gadgets for cleaner air in your home and fewer pollutants in your lungs

From dust and pollen to VOCs and PM2.5 particles, there is plenty lurking in the air in your home to aggravate your airways and set off allergies. We found five gadgets that will help keep things fresh

3 Jul 2018 - 7:26PM
Five gadgets for cleaner air in your home and fewer pollutants in your lungs

From dust and pollen to VOCs and PM2.5 particles, there is plenty lurking in the air in your home to aggravate your airways and set off allergies. We found five gadgets that will help keep things fresh

Seven smart kitchen gadgets and utensils to improve your cooking experience

Whether whipping up a quick solo meal or preparing a feast for the family, make life easier for yourself in the kitchen with these devices, from a self-heating butter knife to a Wi-fi enabled slow cooker

3 Jul 2018 - 7:26PM
Seven smart kitchen gadgets and utensils to improve your cooking experience

Whether whipping up a quick solo meal or preparing a feast for the family, make life easier for yourself in the kitchen with these devices, from a self-heating butter knife to a Wi-fi enabled slow cooker

Five fitness gadgets to help you shed kilos after Chinese New Year indulgence

Earbuds, headphone, smart weighing scales, activity tracker and blood pressure monitor – all you need to keep you entertained, on course for your fitness goals, and above all healthy as you shed the kilos after Lunar New Year

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Five fitness gadgets to help you shed kilos after Chinese New Year indulgence

Earbuds, headphone, smart weighing scales, activity tracker and blood pressure monitor – all you need to keep you entertained, on course for your fitness goals, and above all healthy as you shed the kilos after Lunar New Year

Oppo R11s and R11s Plus full review – face recognition login, improved fingerprint sensor as handsets ape Apple iPhoneX

Chinese manufacturer’s new handsets are attractively priced and have face recognition and upgraded fingerprint sensor, but lack of a processor update means that existing owners of the R11 are unlikely to make the switch

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Oppo R11s and R11s Plus full review – face recognition login, improved fingerprint sensor as handsets ape Apple iPhoneX

Chinese manufacturer’s new handsets are attractively priced and have face recognition and upgraded fingerprint sensor, but lack of a processor update means that existing owners of the R11 are unlikely to make the switch

Five best noise-cancelling headphones for the commute, the office and long-haul flights

From the Bose QC35 II that can call up Google Assistant or Siri on your smartphone to the Sony WH-1000XM2, which can be adjusted according to the altitude you are flying at, we compare the top noise-cancelling headphones

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Five best noise-cancelling headphones for the commute, the office and long-haul flights

From the Bose QC35 II that can call up Google Assistant or Siri on your smartphone to the Sony WH-1000XM2, which can be adjusted according to the altitude you are flying at, we compare the top noise-cancelling headphones

Kindle Oasis 2 has a bigger screen, but with a shorter battery life, is it worth the money?

E-reader’s advances, which include faster page turns, are offset by a slow wake-up time, reduced battery life and an uncomfortable one-handed reading position, but overall it is an improvement over older models

6 Feb 2019 - 5:21PM
Kindle Oasis 2 has a bigger screen, but with a shorter battery life, is it worth the money?

E-reader’s advances, which include faster page turns, are offset by a slow wake-up time, reduced battery life and an uncomfortable one-handed reading position, but overall it is an improvement over older models

Five of the hottest tech trends ahead in 2018, from virtual assistants to laptops with batteries that last all day

More innovative gadgets will be on the market next year, from smart homes with universal remote control and programmable light settings to 4K high definition video for cameras and even dashcams – welcome to the future

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Five of the hottest tech trends ahead in 2018, from virtual assistants to laptops with batteries that last all day

More innovative gadgets will be on the market next year, from smart homes with universal remote control and programmable light settings to 4K high definition video for cameras and even dashcams – welcome to the future

Five Christmas gifts for Hong Kong tech lovers who enjoy the great outdoors

From the Fitbit watch that comes with a built-in music player to the LifePowr SUN20 portable solar panel that can charge a smartphone as quickly as a normal wall outlet, we’ve scoured the shelves for the best buys

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Five Christmas gifts for Hong Kong tech lovers who enjoy the great outdoors

From the Fitbit watch that comes with a built-in music player to the LifePowr SUN20 portable solar panel that can charge a smartphone as quickly as a normal wall outlet, we’ve scoured the shelves for the best buys

Google Pixel 2 XL review: a practical, functional smartphone and good looking too, if a little pricey

Handset is powered by the latest Android OS, takes great photos with its single-lens cameras, has an embedded SIM card and a squeeze-enabled digital assistant, all for US$849

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Google Pixel 2 XL review: a practical, functional smartphone and good looking too, if a little pricey

Handset is powered by the latest Android OS, takes great photos with its single-lens cameras, has an embedded SIM card and a squeeze-enabled digital assistant, all for US$849

Five easy-to-use gadgets to create your dream smart home – from an intelligent front door to light with a choice of 16 million colours

A smart lock, universal remote control, smart surveillance camera, programmable lamp and voice assistant for a combined cost of less than US$800 – who said the intelligent home of the future need cost a fortune?

3 Jul 2018 - 7:26PM
Five easy-to-use gadgets to create your dream smart home – from an intelligent front door to light with a choice of 16 million colours

A smart lock, universal remote control, smart surveillance camera, programmable lamp and voice assistant for a combined cost of less than US$800 – who said the intelligent home of the future need cost a fortune?

How Netflix is bringing cinema experience to Hong Kong homes, with sounds so real you’ll want to duck your head

Netflix adds support for audio-visual technologies such as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to offer an immersive movie experience from the comfort of your couch; rival Hulu offers home subscribers virtual reality

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How Netflix is bringing cinema experience to Hong Kong homes, with sounds so real you’ll want to duck your head

Netflix adds support for audio-visual technologies such as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to offer an immersive movie experience from the comfort of your couch; rival Hulu offers home subscribers virtual reality

The nine indispensable gadgets you need for your travels

We take a look at the latest tech to take on your trips: the Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones, the LifePowr A2 L portable battery and the PowerCube ReWirable USB

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The nine indispensable gadgets you need for your travels

We take a look at the latest tech to take on your trips: the Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones, the LifePowr A2 L portable battery and the PowerCube ReWirable USB

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