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December 21, 2009

Intel announces Atom N450 Pine Trail CPU

In global conference call today at the Intel Philippines office, the company officially announced its new Atom processor — the Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz and Intel GMA 3150.

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December 21, 2009

Acer Timeline 1810TZ Review

The smallest and lightest model in the Acer Timeline series is the 1810TZ and pretty much defines what the ULV segment should be — thin, light, long battery light and has enough processing power.

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December 20, 2009

Asus takes Eee PC 1101HA to 11.6 inches

There have been earlier reports of this but until I saw it on the Asus Philippines website, I didn’t believe their 11-inch model in Seashell series will get an underpowered Atom Z520 1.3GHz.

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December 19, 2009

Globe drops Super Surf to Php1,200

Just got an SMS advisory from Globe yesterday informing me that their Globe Tattoo unlimited 3G internet is now at Php1,200 per month.

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December 19, 2009

Twitter Stream on Google Search Results

It’s finally here — Twitter streams have now been integrated into the Google SERPs and they’re updated live. Took a screenshot here with one of the trending topics on Twitter.

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December 18, 2009

Globe Unlimited Prepaid Blackberry Plans

That didn’t take too long. Learned about this a couple of days ago but held off until it was official and the prepaid prices have been finalized. This is Globe Telecom‘s response to Smart’s Unlimited Prepaid Blackberry Plans.

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December 18, 2009

LG Chocolate BL40 now in the Philippines

LG’s most awaited mobile phone has arrived in the Philippines. The new LG Chocolate (LG BL40) is the 4th handset in LG’s Black Label Series and successor to the highly-acclaimed LG Chocolate (on the top 5 of most sold handsets in the world).

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December 17, 2009

SmartBro drops Unlimited Plug-it to Php999

Smart has reduced it’s SmartBro Plug-It Postpaid plans to just Php999 a month of unlimited 3G internet; down from Php1,500 a month in October 2008. There’s a catch though.

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December 17, 2009

How long before Facebook becomes old?

Social networks come and go. It took about 3 or 4 years after Friendster first became a craze in the Philippines to wither and be almost forgotten. MySpace had a number of years to its credit in the US as well.

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December 16, 2009

Technology drives Citizen Journalism

When I saw this hi-def video of the Serendra car explosion yesterday, I thought this is the future of citizen journalism — live or almost live video broadcast of incidents as they happen, taken by ordinary people.

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December 15, 2009

Want FreeDOS on your brand new laptop?

Lately, I’ve been observing that a lot of brand new laptops being sold in stores don’t have a proper operating pre-installed. Most of the time, you’d see FreeDOS on the specs sheet along with the uber-cheap price tag.

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December 15, 2009

Ideapad Y550P: Lenovo’s 1st Core i7 Laptop

Last week, Lenovo showed us their very first gaming laptop running an Intel Core i7 processor. With a 15.6-inch screen, the Ideapad Y550P packs a good punch that could beat most desktops out there.

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December 14, 2009

YugaTech Contest #1: Merry Tweetmas

Note: Round #1 ends 5pm today, December 21, 2009.

Starting this week, we’ll be doing a series of different contests for our “YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway” with a major theme around it. It will be really simple and have easy mechanics. Our contest for this week is called “Merry Tweetmas”.

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December 13, 2009

BatteryBar: The Battery Meter for Windows

Lately, I’ve been looking for a nice little battery meter widget or application to use with my netbooks so I can have a better gauge on how long their last on a single full charge.

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December 12, 2009

The YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway

As promised — YugaTech is giving away tons, I mean hundreds, of gadgets starting this New Year.

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December 12, 2009

Asrock Nettop Ion 330-BD

Asrock’s newest Home Theater PC (HTPC) sports an NVidia Ion graphics and Blu-ray drive — Asrock Nettop Ion 330-BD.

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December 12, 2009

Neo Edge Z3265: Neo’s Entry for Thin & Light

Neo’s got its own entry in the thin and light category — the Neo Edge Z3265, Edge Z3260 and Edge Z3240. We got a review unit of the Neo Edge Z3265 with photos and specs below.

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December 11, 2009

HTC Hero vs. iPhone 3GS

A lot of people have been asking how the HTC Hero compares with the Apple iPhone 3GS. We shot both smartphones for a side by side comparison.

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December 11, 2009

Globe WiMax tops at 8Mbps uncapped

While the fastest option/plan currently available on Globe WiMax is only up to 1Mbps, the network can actually deliver real-world speeds of up to 8Mbps. We did the test yesterday with an uncapped WiMax connection at GreenHills, San Juan.

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December 10, 2009

Nokia 6700 Classic Gold Edition

If you thought the iPhone 3G Supreme is too expensive for a jewelry phone, how about an 18k gold Nokia 6700 Classic Gold Edition?

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December 10, 2009

Lenovo IdeaCentre B500: 23″ All-in-One PC

The other night, Lenovo introduced their new All -in-One PC and their first ever Core i7 powered gaming notebook. They’ve got the A600 and C300 series and it’s now complete with the IdeaCentre B500.

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December 10, 2009

Nokia E72 vs. Nokia E71

Now that I’ve got both the Nokia E72 and the Nokia E71, we can have a face to face comparison between the two E-series phones. Check out the collection of photos after the jump.

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December 09, 2009

HTC Hero Review

The HTC Hero will be officially launched in the Philippines today (later this evening actually) and I got an early review for those of you who might be interested to grab a unit soon.

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December 09, 2009

The CrunchPad is now the JooJoo Tablet

Formerly dubbed the CrunchPad, a brainchild of TechCrunch, the tablet is now called the JooJoo. The break-up between TechCrunch and their Singaporean partner/manufacturer is another story altogether.

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December 09, 2009

Dell Vostro V13 is a cheaper Adamo

If you think the Dell Adamo is not within your budget, Dell is coming up with a more affordable version in their Vostro line. Check out the specs and photos of the Dell Vostro V13 after the jump.

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