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August 04, 2008

Toyota Winglet is a mini Segway

Toyota just launched what could be a Segway look-alike. The Toyota Winglet is a the lighter and hopefully a much-less expensive version of the ever-popular Segway — and they come in 3 sizes too.

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August 03, 2008

Someone forgot to renew ABS-CBNNews.com?

Several emails I received the other day pointed to ABS-CBNNews.com with an expired landing page for Network Solutions. Someone must have forgotten to renew their domain.

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August 02, 2008

Sen. Mar Roxas blogs, for real

Mar RoxasYesterday on a round-table discussion with bloggers, Sen. Mar Roxas announced that he start blogging himself. This time, it’s for real. Likewise, he’s bringing his campaign for the suspension of VAT on oil (Senate Bill 1962) online.

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August 02, 2008

Could the Atom eat away Intel’s bottomline?

This Friday, Intel will be launching their newest mobile CPU in the Philippines — the Centrino 2. However, the Intel Atom usually takes center stage nowadays because of the heavy proliferation of cheap netbooks. Could the Atom be more of a headache rather than a blessing to Intel’s bottomline?

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August 02, 2008

Jawbone 2: Bluetooth headphones can be sexy

Aliph returns with a new and sexier Jawbone 2 — a Bluetooth headphone for the fashion-conscious, though I don’t think we’d be able to see one of these being locally available here anytime soon.

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July 31, 2008

Are SMS rates really down to Php0.50?

During the SONA earlier this week, Pres. Arroyo proudly announces that she was able to convince the cellular companies to drop the rate of inter-network SMS down by half — from Php1.00 to Php0.50. What she failed to mention was that this an an orchestrated gimmick.

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July 30, 2008

Dell Studio Hybrid takes on the Mac Mini

Everybody wants to take on the Mac Mini these days. Besides, Steve Jobs seems to have forgotten they have a Mac Mini to update. All of Apple’s products have been refreshed except that Minis. Well Dell is out and selling a shiny competitor — the Studio Hybrid.

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July 30, 2008

The “Mojave Experiment”

There’s been so much bad press around Windows Vista that even those who haven’t used it already think it sucks. So Microsoft did a secret project called the “Mojave Experiment“.

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July 30, 2008

Why is the Asus Eee Box expensive?

For the price of Php 24,900 a lot of people are asking me why the recently launched Asus Eee Box is a little expensive in the Philippines (even if Asus bundled a 16″ LCD monitor with it)?

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July 30, 2008

Intel Atom vs. Via Nano: Benchmark Results

Ever since the smaller laptops went to market and Intel started touting their new Atom CPUs as top of the line in terms of processing power and consumption, people wanted to see some comparative benchmarks. Well, I found some really detailed ones and they’ve tested the Via Nano 1.8GHz vs. the Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz — the closest chips between the two competitors.

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July 29, 2008

Gigabyte M528 Mobile Internet Device

We’re seeing a lot of these lately. From Sony VGN-UX50 UMPC, OQO Model 02, Toshiba Utopia to the HTC Shift, Gigabyte will release one of its own – the Gigabyte M528 MID.

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July 29, 2008

Amilo Mini: Is Fujitsu giving it up to cheap laptops?

Three to five years ago, the trend was this — the smaller the laptop, the more expensive they’ve become. The Lifebooks of Fujitsu and the Libretto’s of Toshiba were at the top of the heap. Portability was a premium then, until Asus came into the scene.

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July 29, 2008

Is the Eraserheads concert the most expensive viral marketing stunt ever?

The recent buzz on the upcoming Eraserheads Reunion Concert has gotten a lot of Eheads fans go crazy. The company behind it is cigarette giant Marlboro — a stunt that could land them the title of most expensive viral marketing campaign.

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July 28, 2008

Cuil: new search engine in the block!

Cuil, a new Irish-termed search engine, is out in public. They claim they’re a different kind of search engine — well, at least in background color.

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July 28, 2008

Are Big Blog Networks slowing down?

This year alone, the top two global blog networks had a rough time with balancing their budgets. Both Gawker Media and the AOL-bought WeblogsInc. saw numerous pay cuts and retirements of less-performing blogs. Is this a sign that problogging is at a decline?

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July 27, 2008

Top iPhone 3G Alternatives

While every iPhone fans are waiting for the supposed August/September release of the iPhone 3G in the Philippines, I’ve rounded up some of the top choices for iPhone 3G alternatives and compared them side by side.

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July 27, 2008

Asus EeePC 1000: Price & Launch Date

Asus Philippines will finally launch the newer edition of its Eee PC series this week. After last month’s launching at Computex in Taiwan, Asus is bringing here the 10-inch Eee PC 1000.

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July 26, 2008

Apple TV: 40GB of pure TV fun!

Last Saturday, we got to test the Popcorn Hour Media Player. This Saturday, it’s Apple TV‘s time to shine in the living room.

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July 26, 2008

Globe tops Yahoo! oneSearch usage in Southeast Asia

Globe Telecom is the top Yahoo! oneSearch partner in Southeast Asia, based on number of unique page views per day using the mobile search engine.

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July 25, 2008

Nokia E71 Review

After a couple of weeks with the Nokia E71, I can certainly say it’s the best and most equipped smartphone coming out of Nokia’s doors for the longest time. The smaller form factor has some drawbacks but is something to be expected due to size constraints.

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July 25, 2008

Intel Atom 330 Dual Core for Nettops

Intel announced yesterday the 4th quarter release of the new Intel Atom 330 Dual Core processors running at 1.6GHz & 1.87GHz, an upgrade to the earlier single-core Atom 230.

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July 25, 2008

Samsung Innov8 i8510 confirmed

The rumored new Samsung i8510 that tows in an 8-megapixel camera and a 16GB internal storage becomes official.

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July 24, 2008

Ripple Mini PC takes one off Mac Mini

Same look, just different color and comes with an Intel Atom CPU — the Ripple Mini PC is one of those new small form-factor desktop PCs wanting to grab a piece of the waning Mac Mini market. Still, they’ve shown you can make good use of an Intel Atom CPU beyond the UMPC niche.

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July 24, 2008

Knol launched; Day One Spammin & Jammin

Today, Google officially launched Knol to the public. We’ve almost forgotten about Google’s attempt to supplant Wikipedia in the content aggregation business but today it’s showing much promise, or so I hope.

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July 23, 2008

LG Secret: The KF750 Review

LG Electronics may be one of the smaller and silent players in the mobile market but records showed it has made great success with a couple of earlier models. The LG Chocolate ranks as the 4th most popular phone of all time while the LG KU-250 became the first cheap 3G phone in the market. The new LG Secret will attempt to make a name for itself as well.

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