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May 06, 2015

The Water Lamp is a paper that transforms into a functioning lamp

Are you an adventurer that spends most of your time outdoors? Here’s something nifty from The North Face — the Water Lamp. It basically is a piece of paper that you fold and use water to scientifically light and use at night during your camping trips. Continue Reading

December 02, 2014

A bird was found with a camera, GPS, and bombs

A recent report from Afghanistan police states that they have discovered a large bird wearing a vest filled with bombs. A closer look after the explosion revealed what could be a camera and GPS in addition to other metal parts. With these components easily seen in smartphones, it’s possible that these are homemade and detonated remotely as an act of terrorism. Continue Reading

June 09, 2012

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 selling ahead of schedule

We were told bu Asus Philippines that they will launch the Transformer Pad TF300 and the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 on June 21. However, it looks like local stores are already selling the Transformer Pad 300 ahead of schedule.

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September 18, 2011

Acer Iconia A100 in the flesh, first impressions

Found this 7-inch Acer Iconia A100 Honeycomb tablet in one of the stores in Mongkok yesterday. It’s one of those rare finds among the dozen or so tablets available locally.

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May 05, 2011

A conversation with a Text Scammer

Every now and then, we’d get this seemingly random text messages about a supposed relative checking in on us and updating us with her new number — “kamusta na kyo dyan? eto na pala new number ko. plx txt back“.

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February 22, 2011

Taking the Witness Stand

Woke up early morning today to go to Pasig Hall of Justice and attend my very first court hearing. At the same time, I’m also sitting on the witness stand (that’s another first).

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January 06, 2011

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc gets revealed early

The next generation of Sony-Ericsson’s Xperia line has been prematurely revealed before CES starts and it comes by the name of Xperia Arc, a 4.2-inch Android smartphone to succeed the Xperia X10.

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November 30, 2010

Huawei E5 “Pocket MiFi” Review

There was a time when mobile Internet was considered a luxury service. It was only limited to corporate executives who needs mobile Internet to access Outlook emails and SharePoint files. Globe’s Visibility and Smart WeRoam were still uber expensive and you’re locked with a contract. Prepaid 3G or even EDGE connection is non-existent.

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November 12, 2010

LG Optimus One Preview & Sale FAQ

Due to insistent demand, we had to squeeze in this little Optimus One preview and personally asked reps from LG Philippines regarding the mechanics of the sale tomorrow. Here’s what we got so far.

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May 02, 2010

10 Ways to Save on Electricity

So we just got our latest Meralco billing and the amount went up by 60% to Php14k from March to April. It’s the first time the bill went past ten grand in my entire life while living here in Metro Manila.

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December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to all YugaTech Readers!

Time flies by so far. In a few hours, it will be 2010 already. So, just before the clock strikes twelve, I’d like to greet everyone a Happy New Year!

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August 24, 2009

Shooting with the QTube Crew on QTV 11

We did a taping for a new segment of QTube last week and another one this afternoon. The segment will focus on new gadgets and starts airing this Thursday.

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December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from YugaTech!

December 20, 2008

Incheon International Airport rocks!

Last week, I wrote about them blogger-friendly airports I’ve encountered in the last couple of years. Well, I’d like to add Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea on top of that list.

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December 10, 2008

Does it feel like Christmas already?

I have nothing to write about today but I’d like to share this little milestone I had last night.

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December 08, 2008

Blogging the Time Zone

Since I arrived here in Gummersbach City a couple of days ago, my blogging time has changed a bit as there’s a 7 hour difference between here and the Philippines.

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December 07, 2008

Blogger-Friendly Airports

In my travels abroad in the last three years, I’ve gone thru dozens of airports and only a few of them are really what I could call “blogger-friendly”. I think airports should have free wifi as part of their standard service to travelers.

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December 06, 2008

Flying to Germany

Will be flying to Germany today on a two-week workshop and some traveling. This is the same one I moderated last year. It’s looking to be a yearly thing for me.

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November 06, 2008

GE Money Bank ATM crashes

For the past week, all ATM machines of GE Money Bank went offline because of a system-wide crash. The bank has been frantically fixing the problem ever since.

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July 22, 2008

Moo Mini Cards: An Expensive Lesson in Proofreading

I’ve been an avid fan of the Moo cards ever since they went online. The business/calling cards are of high quality and each one is unique so even if they’re coming in from London and are a little expensive, I ordered 3 boxes.

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July 21, 2008

Win a trip to Disneyland, Hong Kong with Asus

Asus is giving away free trips to Disneyland, Hong Kong for every purchase of a new Asus Eee PC 701 — that’s a 3 days 2 nights vacation for you and 3 of your family members.

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June 23, 2008

The Typhoon that busted my DSL Modem

In the years that typhoons have hit Metro Manila, none have dealt much damage to electronics at home. That’s until Typhoon Frank hit Manila this week-end. It’s all Frank’s fault – the metrowide blackout busted my DSL modem.

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May 16, 2008

US Airports searching inside laptops?

If you’re traveling to the United States and happen to bring your laptop, iPod or other electronic gadgets with you, airport or border authorities can actually search for data in them.

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May 01, 2008

Twitter by the Numbers

Twitter has a relatively nice growth in the past year. Amidst the cloud of hype, some numbers are finally making their way out into the clearing. Pretty interesting stats.

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April 20, 2008

eBay to sell Skype

After just over 2 years of acquiring VoIP service Skype, eBay may be selling off the unit if it does not find anything of significant use for it in its core business. If that happens later this year, Skype could be the largest single useless acquisition ever.

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