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December 01, 2008

Do you make local backups of your blog?

Just this evening, the server that this blog is on had a weird hardware failure. It just froze and the blog was inaccessible. The rest that followed was some sort of reality check and yet another lesson in making backups of backups.

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November 30, 2008

Why Nokia is pulling out of Japan?

Surprising news last week was the buzz that Nokia is sort of pulling out of the Japanese market for the majority of its products. Care to guess why Nokia conceded the battle on mobile phones in Japan?

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November 29, 2008

Xiao TIP-521 Digicam comes with a Printer!

It’s like the Polaroid all over again. Japanese toy company Tomy launched this new point-and-shoot camera, the Xiao TIP-521, with a built-in printer in tow.

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November 28, 2008

LG Cookie Price: Php11,900

True to their words, LG Philippines launched today the cheapest fully touchscreen phone in the Philippines – the LG KP500 or the LG Cookie. My prediction of under Php15k was surpassed — it’s actually just Php11,900.

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November 28, 2008

Samsung Series 8 HDTV and Mornings @ ANC

Yesterday, Samsung Philippines introduced their new line of HDTVs just in time for the Christmas shopping season — the Series 7 and Series 8 LCD TV with 46″ and 52″ models.

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November 28, 2008

MSI-ECS Christmas Warehouse Sale

Local IT distributor MSI-ECS is running a warehouse sale this first week of December. See details and price list after the jump.

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November 27, 2008

Sony Ericsson XPeria X1 Price: Php42,500

In an email by Sony Ericsson today, the new Sony Ericsson XPeria X1 phone will be coming out to the public tomorrow in stores but people who made early reservations are supposed to get their own units today. The retail price — a cool Php42,500.

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November 27, 2008

What if The Matrix ran on MS Windows?

What if The Matrix ran on Windows? Check out this nicely done video parody after the jump.

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November 27, 2008

Nokia 6260 Slide goes 10.2Mbps on HSDPA

I think this could be the first time we are seeing a mobile phone that can reach 10.2Mbps on HSDPA and it comes from the new Nokia 6260 Slide.

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November 26, 2008

Google sheds some fat — up to 10,000 people

All these time that competing company Yahoo has been announcing layoffs after layoffs, no new has beens heard about Google’s status and its roster of employees. Maybe they’re not affected by the financial crisis as much as the rest.

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November 26, 2008

Is the Dell Inspiron Mini 12 still a netbook?

There’s this ongoing debate on what really differentiates a notebook from a netbook. It’s supposed to be the size or the computing power but recently, the borderlines have been crossed as well. Take for example the Dell Inspiron Mini 12

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November 26, 2008

FeedBurner migrating to Google Accounts

I got an email from the AdSense Team announcing the migration of all FeedBurner account to Google Accounts on December 5, 2008. This is a required step as Google pushes to integrate all its services into one account.

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November 25, 2008

Far Cry 2 on Intel Core i7

Just got a seed unit of the new Intel Core i7 and a copy of Far Cry 2 to play with. Intel announced the release of the new Core i7 quad-core CPUs last Friday which targets enthusiasts and hard-core gamers.

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November 25, 2008

Adobe Creative Suite 4

Last month, Adobe launched the Creative Suite 4 in the Philippines. I got a trial DVD of the Master Collection from their Singapore office this week and installed it on my machine for some quick testing.
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November 24, 2008

LG Dare wins CES Innovation Awards

Didn’t know there was such a thing as the CES Innovation Awards and turns out the LG Dare took the prize home in the wireless handset category.

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November 24, 2008

Wickedly powerful Laser Pointer

Got this laser pointer in the mail last week. First thoughi it was just one of those ordinary ones I see during presentation. Well, at least that’s what I thought until I powered it up.

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November 23, 2008

Another round of thanks to our Sponsors!

I’d like to give another shout-out to our advertisers. They’ve been very supportive of me and this blog. Here’s hoping they’d continue to do so in the coming months and years.

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November 23, 2008

Qube M1 is newest locally-branded netbook

Local PC distributor Qube PC Technologies is also coming up with their own netbook this December. Dubbed the Qube M1, the Atom-based netbook will ship on December 15 in time for Christmas.

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November 22, 2008

G1 Google Android Phone Review

After a week of playing with Google and HTC’s new Android phone, I can say that there’s a huge promise with the platform. See unboxing photos here and specs here.

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November 22, 2008

Red Mobile website officially launched

The new Red Mobile website has been launched and we finally have the details of the service.

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November 22, 2008

Toshiba NB105 netbook shipping and priced

Last week, Toshiba announced their flagship netbook named Satellite NB105 in Singapore — a 9 inch ultraportable aimed to compete with everybody else.

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November 21, 2008

Intel launches Core i7 Processors

In a media launch this afternoon, Intel claims to deliver the fastest desktop processor on the planet ever with the introduction of the Core i7 CPU.

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November 21, 2008

Nokia E63 to be priced at Php11,000

I’d say this is an unprecedented move to bring the Nokia E63 business phone to regular consumers. According to a source close to Nokia Philippines, the local price of the phone will be Php11,000.

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November 20, 2008

HTC Touch HD launched and priced

This evening, HTC launched 3 new phones — the HTC Viva, HTC Touch 3G and highly anticipated HTC Touch HD.

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November 20, 2008

Why telcos prefer time-based charging on 3G?

If you survey various telcos around the globe, you will notice that all of them offer packet-based charging for 3G or Ev-DO. Only in the Philippines you’d get time-based charging. And the reason why?

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