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August 01, 2009

Asus External DVD-RW Drive for Netbooks

Asus finally made some nice external DVD writer to match their pretty netbooks and nettops — the Asus SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD-RW Drive matches the finish of the Eee PC and the form factor of the Eee Box.

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July 31, 2009

MSI Wind Top AE1900 gets priced

The MSI Wind Top AE1900 that I spotted a couple months back looks like it’s already in the market. There are 3 variants with prices varying between Php25,000 to Php35,000.

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July 31, 2009

8GB RAM upgrade costs Php59k on Apple Store

I was shopping around for a Macbook Pro on the Apple Store yesterday when I tried configuring some custom upgrades of an entry-level 13″ MacPro.

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July 30, 2009

Asus Eee PC T91 in the flesh

Asus sent in one of their newest netbook accessories for review. They also included the Eee PC T91 tablet netbook to go along with it. See live shots after the break.

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July 30, 2009

Bing wins in Yahoo+Microsoft Search Deal

Bing gets another big score with the recently announced search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo! Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

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July 29, 2009

Yehey! up for sale?

According to a reliable source (who wants to remain anonymous), Philippine web-portal Yehey is being put up for sale by parent company iVantage Corp.

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July 29, 2009

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s launched

Lenovo Philippines today launched a new ultralight and slim laptop for the business and enterprise market — several variants of the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s series.

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July 28, 2009

Samsung B7320 and Omnia 2 Reservations

Two new smartphones from Samsung are coming to town soon — online reservations for the Samsung Omnia Pro B7320 qwerty phone and the Samsung Omnia 2 i8000 are up.

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July 28, 2009

iPill: the iPod Mic

Not sure if I’ve seen this before but Ozaki is shipping a ton of these iPills to the Philippines this August.

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July 27, 2009

At DZMM Teleradyo’s U-Talk

Last week-end, I guested at DZMM Teleradyo’s U-Talk with host Roselle Manahan and we talked about gadgets for the whole hour. This was my second radio guesting at DZMM (first one was for Radyo Negosyo) and by far the most enjoyable one.

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July 27, 2009

Fujitsu LifeBook U2010 Ultra Portable

Sony doesn’t make the smallest laptops; Fujitsu does with their LifeBook U series. The latest one is this Fujitsu LifeBook U2010 Ultra Portable that runs on an Atom Z530 1.6GHz CPU.

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July 26, 2009

Are HTC phones any good without Android?

In my years of reviewing phones, I’ve only tried two HTC phones. One is the Windows Mobile powered HTC Touch Dual and the Android-powered HTC Dream. Before that, HTC was way down my list of phone brands. Until Android came.

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July 25, 2009

Gateway EC3801i: under 1″ and up to 8 hours

Looks like Gateway is just cloning what Acer is pushing out the door these days. First, it was the Aspire One series being re-style into Gateway LT series and now the Acer Timeline series has a counter-part in the Gateway EC series.

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July 25, 2009

Samsung Series 7 LED TV Unboxed

Samsung Philippines sent this LED TV over just this morning. I was actually drooling over it when I first saw the TV last April but it’s just beyond my budget at the moment so I’ll settle for a loaner at the meantime. See unboxed photos after the jump.

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July 24, 2009

dSLR Sensor Cleaning Kit

Been wanting to have my dSLR cleaned in the Canon Service Center for months but was concerned it will take over a month before I can get it back so when I found this CCD cleaning kit, I grabbed one immediately and hoped for the best.

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July 23, 2009

CPU Temperature: PC Wizard 2008

PC Wizard 2008 is a tool designed to check and monitor your PC computer. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU Temperature, CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance and many more.

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July 23, 2009

CPU Temp: SpeedFan

SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and cpu temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info for those hard disks that support this feature and show hard disk temperatures too, if supported. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware. At the lowest level, SpeedFan is a hardware monitor software that can access digital temperature sensors, but its main feature is that it can change fan speeds according to the temperatures inside your pc, thus reducing noise.

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July 23, 2009

It all started with a Careless Whisper

Effective today, July 23, 2009, the NTC Circular on Push Messaging by Content Providers will be imposed.

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July 22, 2009

Do you like the new Yahoo! look?

Yahoo! finally showed us their new portal re-design and this time, it’s allowing users to somewhat customize the sections of the homepage.

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July 22, 2009

Nokia 6760 Slide unveiled

Nokia launched the Surge in the US and has also unveiled the Nokia 6760 Slide for the UK. I wonder what corresponding messaging device will arrive in Asia.

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July 21, 2009

Netbooks: Higher than 1024×600 resolution?

One of my more nagging problems with a lot of locally available netbooks is the low resolution screen. While 1024 x 600 pixels is fine for regular web browsing, there are important softwares out there that require higher resolution and just wouldn’t work with most netbooks.

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July 21, 2009

CyberZone MOA to close down by end of month

Barely a year after the new CyberZone at Mall of Asia opened its doors, it’s now apparently closing down by the end of the month.

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July 20, 2009

SmartBro Share It now Unlimited at Php999

SmartBro Share It was first introduced last March, a 3G WiFi router that can share internet up to 5 devices.

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July 20, 2009

Recent NTC Memo could kill CP Business

The NTC has made amendments to the MC03-03-2005 which regulates contents/information providers to initiate the “opting-in” of subscribers to services through push messages. It’s been the focus of a lot of issues and disputes on vanishing prepaid loads.

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July 19, 2009

Nokia E71i has Dual-SIM and TV Tuner

When I first saw this phone earlier, I really thought it was the real thing. The Nokia E71i is a knock-off Nokia phone that sports dual SIM and a TV tuner.

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