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November 16, 2010

Is Facebook sexy enough for Email?

So Facebook finally announced their new product — Messages. It’s like a chat, like an email or a text message. It’s Facebook’s way of evolving what messaging should be.

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November 16, 2010

Cyber Black Friday deals, anyone?

Black Friday is a huge shopping day in the US and it’s one of those times when customers get very good deals on almost everything. Fortunately, this event also happens online (Cyber Black Friday) so we can join in the shopping spree even if we’re not in the US.

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November 16, 2010

Twitter adds Indo, SG on Trends; skips PH

Twitter just announced it has added over a dozen more countries and cities in the local Trending Topics list. These countries represent their fastest-growing markets around the globe. I quickly browsed over the list expecting Manila or the Philippines to be there. Continue Reading

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November 15, 2010

LG issues Official Statement & Special Offer

We sent word to both LG Electronics and Nokia Philippines earlier today if they want to issue an official statement regarding the incident last Saturday during the sale. LG was very quick to reply and sent us this statement.

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November 15, 2010

Sony Bravia Trade-In Sale Offer

If you’re looking to upgrade your old TV set at home, Sony’s offering something interesting in exchange for a 32″ Sony Bravia LCD TV this November 19 – 21, 2010.

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November 15, 2010

Asus intros next-generation Motherboards

I was able to attend the ASUS Technical Seminar in Singapore where leading motherboard-manufacturer showcased their next-generation motherboards that will support the upcoming Intel processors code-named “Sandy Bridge”. It was just a half-day event but I think I already consumed all the geeky stuff my brain can handle in a year.

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November 15, 2010

Phil. Gov’t pressures Facebook over Fans?

There was a story in the Guardian UK that claims the Philippine’s is becoming like China in web censorship and I agreed to do an interview for an article as a rebuttal saying that the Philippines is among the most liberal in terms of general internet activity and social media and that there has been no cases of the government using its power & influence to pressure sites like YouTube, Facebook and the likes to its advantage.

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November 14, 2010

Globe mulls over LTE for Mobile Broadband

Globe Telecom and NEC have been testing LTE (Long Term Evolution) in the Philippines as early as May this year and based on successful field results, it could be the telecom’s next upgrade path to provide better and faster mobile broadband services.

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November 13, 2010

LG & Nokia Sale: The Aftermath

By this time, both the LG Optimus One and the Nokia C6 sale are both over and we’ve got multiple reports from various locations about how it went down. Estimates put hundreds to thousands of people lined up for both sale.

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November 13, 2010

Philippines beat China, India in Net Speeds

There are promised internet speeds by ISPs and there are real internet speeds that consumers actually experience. In a set of data from Akamai, the top 50 countries with the most internet users were ranked based on the average connection speeds.

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November 12, 2010

LG Optimus One Preview & Sale FAQ

Due to insistent demand, we had to squeeze in this little Optimus One preview and personally asked reps from LG Philippines regarding the mechanics of the sale tomorrow. Here’s what we got so far.

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November 12, 2010

Macbook Air 11.6″ gets unboxed!

So the first batch of the new Macbook Air 11.6″ arrived early this week in all Apple Reseller Stores and we spared no time to get our hands into one of these babies. See un-boxing photos and first impressions after the jump.

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November 11, 2010

Sale Vote: LG Optimus One vs. Nokia C6

So okay, it’s obvious that Nokia’s sale of the Nokia C6 is in direct competition with the LG Optimus One we reported earlier. Same date, same time, same locations and even almost same price.

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November 11, 2010

Nokia C6 Promo Sale: 60% off on November 13

Not to be out-done, Nokia Philippines also has their own 60% off one-day promo for the new Nokia C6. Guess when? It’s November 13, 2010 at 1 to 3PM. See poster below.

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November 11, 2010

Archos 101 in the flesh, first impressions

So we finally got our hands on the new Android tablet of Archos. First up is the flagship model, the Archos 101.

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November 11, 2010

Nokia X3-02 Touch & Type Review

Nokia’s Touch & Type series of handsets are far and few in between and sometimes, seems like an odd combination. With a candybar form-factor, the Nokia X3 Touch & Type comes with a standard alphanumeric keypad and a resistive touch screen.

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November 10, 2010

Toshiba AS100 tablet announced!

It’s better late than never so Toshiba also announced their very own Android tablet yesterday which is epxected to be released later this year. Powered by an NVidia Tegra processor, the Toshiba AS100 will run Android Froyo 2.2 out of the box.

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November 10, 2010

HiSense Mini HB200M Headset

The guys from Digital Hub sent this little Bluetooth headset earlier this week (a HiSense Mini HB200M Headset) and I’ve been told that it’s one of the most interesting models around.

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November 09, 2010

Hands-on with the Huawei Ideos

I got a chance to play around with a yet-to-be released Android phone, the Huawei Ideos, running Android 2.2 Froyo. This phone was first introduced in IFA 2010 by Huawei and is also known as T-mobile Comet in the US.

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November 09, 2010

56″ Philips Cinema 21:9 Ultra-Wide LCD TV

Philips sent us this awesome LCD TV together with their new Blu-ray player. First seen in CES 2009 and finally released in the Philippines last May, the Philips Cinema 21:9 is an ultra-widescreen LCD TV.

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November 08, 2010

Huawei introduces E5 “Pocket MiFi”

Huawei has announced that they’ll be shipping the new E5 “Pocket MiFi” to the Philippines this month. E5 is the next gen of Globe’s MyFi (only that it’s open-line). They have the same weight and size but the main difference is that the E5 now has a screen to show the signal strength, if you’re connected and the battery meter.

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November 08, 2010

Archos Android tablets delayed due to Froyo

Just been informed by the local distributor of Archos that the launching of all 5 Android tablets and media players have been pushed back to first week of December.

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November 07, 2010

LG Optimus One lands, priced at 50% off!

LG Philippines silently released a new variant in their Optimus Android series of smartphones in the local market. Announced last September 14, the LG Optimus One is now available in stores with a suggested retail price of Php12,990.

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November 06, 2010

Asus Ares Dual Radeon HD 5870 Monster Card

When this package arrived early this week, I thought it was a whole gaming rig considering the size of the box that came with it. All I know is that it’s codenamed Ares. Go take a peek after the jump.

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November 05, 2010

Lenovo-YugaTech Contest #1 Winners

Thanks to all the 300+ participants in our first Lenovo-YugaTech Contest. You’re one step away to bringing home that Lenovo G460 laptop this Christmas. For the meantime, here’s the list of 15 winners from last month.

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