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October 26, 2008

BMW Navigation: Turn-by-Turn GPS Directions

BMW is introducing a first in the Philippines — turn-by-turn GPS directions with the BMW Navigation system — or at least, that’s what they claim.

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October 25, 2008

Sony Walkman S730 Music Player

One of the cutest mp3 players I’ve seen during the CEL Manila is this slim Sony Walkman NWZ-S730F .

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October 25, 2008

Panasonic 103″ Plasma HDTV

{Live @ CEL} The centerpiece at the Panasonic booth is this ginourmous 103-incher HDTV. Stood beside it and had my photo taken for perspective.

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October 24, 2008

Creative Zen X-Fi spotted and priced

{Live @ CEL Manila} One of the spotlights at the Creative booth is the new Zen X-Fi, a portable media player that could grab some attention away from the iPod Nano.

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October 24, 2008

Full HD 16.4″ Sony Vaio is sleek and slim

{Live @ CEL Manila} This 16.4-inch Sony Vaio laptop caught my attention at the Sony booth. For the same price as the Macbook Pro 17, you get a slim and sleek multimedia laptop that’s to die for.

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October 24, 2008

Green Mobile Solar Chargers

{Live @ CEL Manila} Green Mobile is a new company offering a number of mobile solar chargers and solar-powered backpacks — really useful for traveling gadget geeks.

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October 24, 2008

New Macbooks spotted at CEL

I’m blogging live here at CEL Manila. Event started at 10am this morning but I was a bit late. The first booth I visited was Apple, represented by local distributor Senco. Got some pictures of the new Macbook and Macbook Pro.

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October 23, 2008

Motorola Aura touts shiney sapphire lens

Motorola is looking for another RAZR magic with the Motorola Aura — a $1,999 mobile phone that’s all glittery and shining with a 62-carat lens made from sapphire.

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October 23, 2008

CEL Manila 2008 Ticket Winners

Congrats to those who joined our free pass giveaway — 10 winners with 2 tickets each for all 3 days of the Consumer Electronics Live! 2008. Check below for the list and instructions to claim your free passes.

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October 23, 2008

Integrated Google Analytics and AdSense

The Inside AdSense blog just announced that they will slowly roll out a new AdSense feature that allows you to integrate the data from your Google Analytics with your Google AdSense account. This opens up a new possibility for AdSense optimization in hyperdrive.

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October 22, 2008

Astone UMPC now at Php9,995 too!

Haven’t really heard any development from Astone ever since I spotted their 7-inch UMPC back in April. Well, it looks like they’re still selling and has actually gone the way of the Blue H1 UMPC too.

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October 22, 2008

Smart Bro 3G now unlimited at Php1,500

It’s finally here, Smart Bro is now offering unlimited 3G access for a monthly flat rate of just Php1,500. That, and the earlier announcement that they’ve upgraded their network to speeds of up to 2Mbps.

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October 21, 2008

Gigabyte M912 Tablet Netbook Review

Gigabyte may be the only netbook player that has gone into the tablet form factor with the M912. In this review, we’ll look into how the Gigabyte m912 works as a tablet netbook.

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October 21, 2008

Interesting Akismet Stats

Since the late 2006 when I started moving to Akismet for some spam protection for this blog, it has already blocked around 930,000 spam comments. Automattic released the latest Akismet stats per blog which is accessible in the WP admin panel.

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October 20, 2008

Win free passes to Consumer Electronics Live!

CEL ManilaOn Friday, the Consumer Electronics Live! 2008 will be doing a week-end long exhibit featuring top tech brands in the Philippines. You can get free passes to this event — just follow instructions after the jump.

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October 20, 2008

Thanks to our YugaTech Sponsors

I’d like to take this space to give thanks to our sponsors that have been continuously supporting this blog. For the month of October, I’d like to welcome a few more advertisers on our roll.

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October 20, 2008

Fennec M9: Firefox Mobile Browser Alpha Release

The much-awaited Firefox Mobile browser (codenamed Fennec) is now out in Alpha 1 release. Problem though is that it’s only available for the Nokia N810 Internet tablet for the meantime.

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October 20, 2008

iPod Nano 4th gen Review

When the new 4G iPod Nano was revealed, it didn’t made a positive impression on me. It wasn’t anything new at all. Still, I had to give it the benefit of the doubt and take it on a road test (I even got the “4GB collector’s edition” *heh*).

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October 18, 2008

LG XNote S210 hovers at 1kg

LG’s new XNote S210 seems to be right in the fence between a regular laptop and a netbook. It comes with 12.1″ screen yet only weighs like a netbook at 1kg so we’ll put it under the ultraportable category.

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October 17, 2008

How’s your umobile service?

Over the course of 4 months since umobile announced their free, ad-supported service, there hasn’t been much news/development going on. Question is — are people actively using their umobile numbers? How’s your umobile service so far?

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October 17, 2008

NEC gets Lavie Light netbook out the door

Japanese electronics company NEC is introducing an 8.9 inch netbook called Lavie Light. There’s one thing this netbook isn’t — light on the pocket. If the SRP of 65,000 yen is correct, that translates to about Php31,000.

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October 16, 2008

Why no Apple Netbook?

One of the things that people expected from Apple during the recent announcement was a netbook. A mini Macbook Air would have been a game-changer in the netbook wars. It never came out.

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October 15, 2008

Why mobile phones have no AM Radio?

About a year ago, I asked the guys at Nokia Singapore why they don’t have AM radio tuners to pair with the millions of FM tuner capable phones they develop. I thought the answer was in the north of physics, something that had to do with frequency modulation and amplitude modulation. I guessed wrong.

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October 15, 2008

Replacement iPhone Headsets

Having busted 3 of my 5 iPod headsets, I hesitated using the one that came with my iPhone 3G. It’s like the regular ones since it got the mic control on the cord and I reckon they’d be pretty expensive to replace if ever I lost them or something.

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October 15, 2008

Apple refreshes Macbook, Air and Pro

Announcement of the new line of Apple Macbooks, Mac Airs and MBPs have just concluded. Gizmodo and Engadget did a pretty awesome live coverage of the event so let me just summarize them and share a few thoughts.

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