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May 21, 2009

Sony’s Thinnest: 9.9mm Bravia ZX1

Sony Philippines launched yesterday the world’s slimmest LCD TV – the Bravia ZX1, measuring only 9.9mm in depth. That’s slimmer than the Nokia E71 or the iPhone 3G.

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May 20, 2009

Does AyosDito have what it takes?

There’s a new player and town and it looks like it’s making a splash by dropping a wad of cash in advertising. People have been asking me about this new classified ad site called Ayos Dito.

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May 19, 2009

Samsung Ultra S7350 unboxed

Just powered up this Samsung Ultra S7350 (which I earlier thought was the Ultratouch S8300 — got too excited since they looked the same).

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May 19, 2009

LG KS360 Review

LG makes some of the most practical, feature-specific phones in the market. We saw that with the LG KU250 and the LG KP500 targeting a single specific feature at an affordable price. The LG KS360 is an attempt to take full qwerty messaging to the masses.

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May 18, 2009

Globe Telecom clarifies P2P Issues

I have been getting inquiries from people asking about the peer to peer issues with their Globe DSL. Today, Globe Telecom has issued a formal explanation regarding the issue. See details below:

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May 18, 2009

HP Mini 2140 in photos

Finally got the replacement demo unit of the HP Mini 2140. And for the last several days that I’ve been using it, I’ve changed some of the initial impressions I had with it. If only it addressed the small shortcomings I previously identified on the HP Mini 1100.

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May 16, 2009

Poll: Do you do online banking?

Half a decade ago, having able to transact with your bank online is just a new idea. Today, it looks like banks are heavily promoting their online banking portals. But do people really use it?

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May 15, 2009

Have cellphones abandoned the infrared?

Was wondering about this for some time now. IR was once a staple feature for connectivity options on mobile phones and it was even more common than Bluetooth.

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May 15, 2009

Amazon Kindle Publishing for Blogs

Amazon has now opened its Kindle platform to bloggers, allowing them to submit/publish their blog to the network for subscription. Now you can make money from Amazon once people subscribe to your blog via the Kindle.

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May 14, 2009

Globe offers Dell Netbook with HSDPA + GPS

Found this little pamphlet earlier today while paying my bills at one of the Globe Business Center. It’s a promo for a Dell Mini 9 with built-in Globe Tattoo SIM.

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May 14, 2009

Apple fires back at Laptop Hunter Commercials

I didn’t think Apple will take it sitting down when Microsoft went out with the Laptop Hunter series of ads (see here and here). Here’s a new commercial Apple made just to for that.

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May 13, 2009

Rate Chart of Mobile 3G Internet Providers

So we could better see which 3g internet provider is giving us the best deals, I made this simple chart to compare postpaid and prepaid mobile 3G plans of Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular.

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May 13, 2009

Intel fined $1.45 billion in Europe

This is huge — in a complaint filed by AMD to the European Commission, Intel was found in violation of anti-trust rules in Europe. The EU demands that Intel stop its unethical business practices and pay a fine of $1.145 billion.

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May 12, 2009

Chimei 22QD LCD: 22″ of Full HD Goodness

Although very new in the Philippines, Chi Mei is a big player in Taiwan (#2) and slowly inching as one of the top producers of LCD panels in the world (ranked #3 globally). I’ve seen the LCD TVs being sold in stores but didn’t know they also do LCD monitors. PC Trends sent in a demo unit — a 21.6″ Full HD Chimei LCD monitor.

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May 12, 2009

HDX 1000 NMT Player Review

After over a week of playing around with the HDX 1000 Media Player, I am convinced that this is a great device to have especially if you’re mostly watching downloadable shows. It has some quirkiness but let me share why I think this media player is worth considering.

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May 11, 2009

Edimax 3G Broadband Router

Here’s another 3G broadband router sent in for review — the Edimax 802.11b/g 3G Router. It’s like your regular DSL router with additional USB ports to hook in a 3G modem and also acts as a Printer server.

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May 11, 2009

Giving Free Ad Spots to Charity

This has been a long time in the concept stage and I have also been doing privately for some time now. This blog is giving free premium ad spots to charitable foundations and non-profit causes. The ad spots will rotate along with the paid advertisers and will fill up all remnant inventory for the rest of the year.

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May 10, 2009

Google Chrome TV Ad

When people say that TV is dead and Google is the new screen, it’s going to baffle them when they see Google Chrome in a TV commercial.

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May 09, 2009

HP Mini Note 1109TU Review

This 2nd generation HP Mini Note (1109TU) has been out as early as December last year (officially launched 2 weeks ago) but we only got to try and test one this week. I actually requested for the HP Mini 2140 but the messenger sent in the wrong model. So here’s a quick review of the HP Mini 1109TU while I await the replacement unit.

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May 09, 2009

MSI Wind Top AE1900 spotted!

During the X340 launch the other day, MSI also put on display their refreshed nettop PC which has totally been redesigned from the ground up. The old Wind PC is now MSI Wind Top AE1900 WT.

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May 08, 2009

LG KS360 Qwerty phone unboxing

Announced in the 3rd quarter last year, the LG KS360 arrived in the Philippines this month. A slider phone with full qwerty keypads, the LG KS360 will have a retail price of just Php8,900. See unboxing photos after the jump.

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May 08, 2009

Globe explains Duo Landline service

In a press briefing yesterday afternoon, executives from Globe Telecom formally announced their new Globe Duo service – a mobile and landline number in one SIM.

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May 07, 2009

MSI XSlim X340 launched and priced

MSI Philippines officially launched the MSI XSlim X340 today, the thinnest notebook coming out of its XSeries line (or less often referred to as “the challenger to the Macbook Air”).

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May 06, 2009

Nokia E52 ESeries announced

Nokia did a refresh of their year-old E51 candybar business phone and announced the Nokia E52 today without much fanfare.

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May 06, 2009

PopDev Media Awards to cite Bloggers

For the last two years, I’ve been invited by the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) to be in the panel of judges for their annual PopDev Media Awards. This year, they’ve decided to add a special citation for citizen journalists (bloggers).

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