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January 20, 2012

MSI WindPad 110W tablet pairs AMD and Windows 7

This is probably the first AMD-based tablet we’ve seen so far and it’s even running Windows 7. I have to give it to MSI for putting out some of those odd yet interesting combinations and the MSI WindPad 110W is one of them.

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January 19, 2012

Noontec Zoro Headphone comes to town

We’ve seen and used a number of Noontec products before, from the media players to the portable battery packs, but this headphones certainly brings Noontec into sensitive territories.

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January 19, 2012

Who’s got the best online coverage of the impeachment?

I’m pretty sure a lot of people are tuning in on the impeachment trial of the Chief Justice Renato Corona. What’s got me interested is how well this event is covered online.

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January 18, 2012

MyMusicStore launched, are you buying?

A local music store was launched earlier tonight in an attempt to combat the growing trend of music piracy in the Philippines. MyMusicStore.com.ph is a collection of over 160,000 hit songs and OPMs with prices starting between Php20 to Php35 a pop.

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January 18, 2012

Wikipedia goes black out to protest against SOPA, PIPA

Starting later today until 24 hours after that, Wikipedia.org will go dark (English language) as a sign of protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act).

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January 17, 2012

Jollibee taps into NFC-touting HappyPlus Card

Jollibee (and other sister companies) is riding into the NFC craze (near-field communication) with the introduction of an NFC-powered privilege card called HappyPlus.

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January 17, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Review

Samsung very first tablet came out about 2 years ago. Since then, the Korean company has outed half a dozen other tablets with ranging sizes and form factors (from 5.0, 5.3 to 7.7, 8.9 & 10.1 inches). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is basically a refresh of the very first model. Check out our full review after the jump.

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January 16, 2012

Anyone here uses Globe Tracker?

My recent story about locating a lost phone via cell triangulation drew a few questions about its accuracy, including some privacy concerns. This reminds me of the service offered by a local telco for tracking a handset called Globe Tracker.

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January 16, 2012

Why ultrabooks were a flop in 2011?

From the informal discussions with a few dealers and distributors, MB Technews Editor @artsamaniego shares that the biggest flop in the PC industry for 2011 were ultrabooks. It must have been a classic case of overhyped and underperformed — and we wonder why.

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January 16, 2012

Drobo FS Network-Attached Storage Review

When we talk about NAS (network-attached storage), we often think of office-type setup where voluminous amount of files are secured in the local network. My first encounter many years back was with Drobo and how it help manage multimedia files in the house.

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January 15, 2012

What’s the best gadget that came out of CES 2012?

CES 2012 has just ended this week and there were quite a number of really great gadget announcements made by several manufacturers both in the handset and personal computing categories.

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January 14, 2012

A strange tale of a stolen and recovered iPhone 4

Every once in a while people lose their precious handsets, either unintentionally left behind or stolen. I’ve personally lost 2 iPhones, a Nexus One, an HTC HD7, a Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr. If only there were more accurate or high-tech ways to recover them.

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January 13, 2012

RIM & Globe offers unlimited BBM for Php99 a month

During the product launch of BlackBerry handsets last week, the regional executive from RIM also announced an unlimited BBM plans for only Php99 a month. The details weren’t clear then but it looks like the unli-plan is now being offered by Globe.

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January 13, 2012

Poll: Which desktop CPU are you using right now?

Was in SM Cyberzone MegaMall yesterday after a meeting, did the rounds and was looking for a desktop processor for my next gaming rig (specifically, the 1st generation Intel Core i7 960) but could not find any store that still carries them (they were all pushing for the Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600).

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January 12, 2012

Dell XPS 13 is Dell’s new Ultrabook

Dell’s new ultrabook is this superthin Dell XPS 13 which uses an edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass display (frameless!). The Macbook Air look-alike is 6mm thin at its thinnest base and weighs only 2.99lbs.

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January 12, 2012

HP Folio 13 Ultrabook out, priced at Php56k

HP’s own ultrabook, the HP Folio 13, has actually landed in local stores and selling for just under Php56,000 (although, strictly speaking, its 17mm frame does not qualify it as an ultrabook if you asked Intel).

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January 11, 2012

Lenovo K800 packs an Intel Atom and Android

Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on an Intel Atom processor — that’s what the Lenovo K800 is all about. Definitely a first for a smartphone and Intel must be smiling big and wide.

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January 11, 2012

Razer showcases Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet

Razer highlights its new tablet designed specifically for PC Gaming. This tablet concept, runninf an Intel Core i7 processor, should be ready for Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2 once it becomes available.

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January 10, 2012

New Globe Tattoo Superstick goes up to 21Mbps

Looks like Globe has upgraded the speed of their Tattoo Superstick 4G to 21Mbps. Saw this ad last Monday on the newspaper for a new add-on or upgradable plan with the Tattoo 4G.

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January 10, 2012

USB 3.0 coming to Tablets and Smartphones

In a fast-paced world that we’re in, speed plays a key role in the marketability of any gadget. 2011 was a year filled with major technological advancements that is geared towards getting the job done is shorter span of time.

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January 10, 2012

BlackBerry Curve 9380, Bold 9790 launched, priced

Research in Motion today launched 5 new BlackBerry handsets in the Philippines — the BlackBerry Curve 9380, Bold 9790, Torch 9810, Torch 9860, and a white Bold 9900.

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January 10, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 comes with LTE, exclusive to AT&T

So Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 strategy is finally bearing some sweet deals. Nokia and AT&T teamed up for the LTE-packing Nokia Lumia 900.

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January 10, 2012

Sony Xperia S is first non-SE smartphone

The split-up of Sony and Ericsson has left Sony to carry the Xperia line on its own. First up on the podium is the Sony Xperia S (formerly referred to as Nozomi).

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January 10, 2012

55-inch OLED TV from LG is 4mm thin!

First time I ever saw an OLED TV was back in March 2010 when we did a tour of LG factories in South Korea. That was just a 15-inch prototype though but this one that is being shown by LG at CES 2012 is 55-inch big.

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January 10, 2012

Liquipel can practically waterproof your device

I could not believe this when I first saw it but Liquipel promises to make your device practically waterproof by treating it with a nano coating.

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