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April 09, 2009

Intel intros Atom Z515 and Z550 2.0GHz

Intel made official their new Atom processors for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) — the Atom Z515 which clocks at 1.2GHz and the Atom Z550 which is rated at 2.0GHz.

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April 08, 2009

iPod Shuffle 3G Review

The new iPod Shuffle 3G is the smallest music player from Apple. The biggest change to this model is the absence of playback controls, a functionality that drew a lot of flak when it was announced. 

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April 08, 2009

Acer unveils 11.6″ Aspire One

Acer made official its new 11.6-inch model of the Aspire One line. Aside from a thinner form factor and the  Dolby Pro Logic Sound, there isn’t much difference with this one compared to the earlier models.

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April 07, 2009

The forgotten Gateway LT1001i Netbook

The Gateway LT1001i netbook has been out in store shelves for months now but has never been given a formal introduction. It’s probably because this 9″ netbook is a late entrant and has been overshadowed by Acer who now also happens to own the brand.

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April 07, 2009

HTC profits drop 30% as phone sales crawl

So this could be the reason why there was a huge HTC Trade-In Promo last quarter (Feb. 15 – March 31, 2009) — HTC was aggressively catching up on the sales quota.

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April 06, 2009

Poll: Plurk or Twitter?

This week, our survey covers the micro-blogging service Plurk and Twitter. According to stats shown by Google Trends, the Philippines is ranked #3 visitor of Plurk.com worldwide.

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April 06, 2009

Reva Electric Car

One of the most packed booths at the MIAS 2009 is the Reva Electric Car, a 4-seater ultra-compact sedan that works on electricity.

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April 05, 2009

Globe offers Plan Duo Service

Breaking: Globe Telecom has launched a new cellphone-and-landline-in-one service called the Plan Duo Subscription. This service allows Globe subscribers to carry two numbers in a single SIM card — 1 mobile and 1 landline. Check the details of the plan below:

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April 04, 2009

Thanks to YugaTech Sponsors

It’s been a while since I’ve made a dedicated thank you post to our advertisers and sponsors here at YugaTech. Please do check them out below and see what promos they’re offering to readers here.

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April 04, 2009

Manila International Auto Show 2009

Cars are like tech toys for the big boys — so I took a sneak peak at the 5th Manila International Auto Show 2009 now happening at the World Trade Center. Check out the photos I got of the cool cars on display and their kick-ass sound system.

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April 03, 2009

Woof Portable iPod Speakers

This Woof speakers is yet another one of those accessories dedicated to the growing market of iPod owners in the Philippines. Unlike the usual form factors we’ve seen with the Hamburger speakers and the X-Mini, this one is a bit different. Check out the photos and my quick review after the jump.

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April 03, 2009

Odysseylive Reboots: Interview with Jay Fonacier

Starting this month, I will be doing regular feature interviews with local start-ups, internet entrepreneurs, executives of blue-chip companies and interesting web personalities to add to the mix of topics I’m covering for this blog. For this month, I’d like to check back on Odysseylive and talked to President & Managing Director, R. Jay Fonacier, and what he thinks of the digital music scene in the Philippines.

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April 02, 2009

T3 Mag Philippines to continue publication

Contrary to rumors going around for months, T3 Magazine Philippines will not be shutting down their publication. However, there will be some downsizing of sorts in terms of manpower and frequency, according to an email from the Deputy Managing Editor of T3.

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April 02, 2009

Yahoo! and Skype App on the iPhone

Two top-notch apps are now available on the iPhone App Store — the Yahoo! App and the Skype App are ready for download to your iPhone for free.

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April 01, 2009

Introducing the YugaTech Netbook

After 6 months in R&D with my Taiwanese suppliers, I’m very excited to announce my very own YugaTech-branded netbook. Check the specs and preview photo after the jump.

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March 31, 2009

Asus Eee PC 1004DN now with DVD Drive

On of the more obvious differentiation between a netbook and a regular notebook or laptop is that the latter has one while netbooks don’t. Asus is changing that definition by introducing the Eee PC 1004DN.

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March 31, 2009

Nokia 5800 Firmware Update not for RP Users

Hello! Are you a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic owner? Please take the quick survey here!

I’ve already been getting emails and comments from readers on how to get the latest firmware update for their Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Unfortunately, the announcement yesterday by Nokia does not include handsets released in the Philippines.

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March 30, 2009

The State of WiMax: What’s the real deal?

A couple of days ago, I attended a WiMax forum hosted by Intel Philippines. They are helping push the use of WiMax in emerging markets where there are very low but fast growing PC users. Why?

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March 30, 2009

I’m just not cool enough to be a Mac person.

Last week, Microsoft put out an ad about a lady who wanted to buy a 17″ laptop for under $1,000. Not finding a Mac for that price, she quipped “I’m just not cool enough to be a Mac person“. That line hit a major nerve among Mac fans for reasons I don’t really understand.

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March 29, 2009

Numbers behind Yahoo!-Nielsen “Net Index”

Last week, Yahoo! Philippines and Nielsen Online revealed results of their research on “internet habits” for the Philippines. Their study also confirms the dominance of Yahoo! properties in the country which includes email, instant messaging and surprisingly even search.

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March 28, 2009

Page eCPM Down: Is AdSense going broke?

A number of bigtime AdSense Publishers have shared to me that their Page eCPM has dramatically declined in the last 12 months. Whether this trend coincides with the US financial crisis or something else is yet unsure. One might even ask the question “Is Google AdSense going broke?

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March 28, 2009

WalterMart Movie Ticket Winners

This was supposed to be up last night but forgot about it due to meetings. Check the list below if you are one of the 6 people who won the free movie passes at WalterMart Makati Cinemas.

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March 28, 2009

MSI Wind U100 with Atom N280

Now this is an upgrade that I should have seen earlier. PC Corner is offering a new batch of MSI Wind U100 with a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280, at a price that will certainly leave the Acer Aspire One D150 in the dust.

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March 27, 2009

LG FB163 Hi-Fi Stereo System Review

The LG FB163 kick-ass stereo system, DVD player and iPod dock all in a single compact yet elegant box. Too bad I had to return the unit back after 3 weeks of taking center stage in my living room.

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March 27, 2009

HP Mini Note 2140 Priced at Php23,950

A number of people have been asking about the HP Mini 2140 and when it will be available in the Philippines. I initially thought it will take some time since the HP Mini 1000 is already in shelves. Looks like Complink has them on stock at a retail price of Php23,950. 

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