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May 20, 2010

Nokia E73 Mode could be out next month

Just noticed this recently and almost forgot about it until I got an invitation from Nokia to attend their event in SG next month. The Nokia E73 Mode might just be one of the new handsets to be revealed there.

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May 20, 2010

nVidia’s Android Tablet Prototype

nVidia showed off a prototype of an upcoming Android Tablet designed by Foxconn and running their dual-core Tegra 250 chipset.

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May 19, 2010

Asus Eee PC T101MT out and priced

Just like Lenovo’s S10-3t, Asus has its own tablet netbook too, the Eee PC T101MT, and looks like it’s out in stores now.

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May 19, 2010

Poll: Which smartphone OS are you on?

The leadership in the smartphone market is still open for debate and the number haven’t really solidified. At least now, we’ve got over half a dozen contenders. So, which smartphone OS are you currently running on?

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May 18, 2010

Samsung Spica i5700 Review

When the Samsung Spica came out a few weeks back, I was surprised with the retail price of the handset. It one of the most affordable Android-powered smartphone in the market. We looked deeper into the Samsung i5700 before handing out the verdict.

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May 18, 2010

Seven Years of Social Networking

I still remember the day I opened an account on Friendster — it was September 2003 and a friend created an account for me. I wasn’t really into the idea but eventually got the hang of it. Seven years have passed and a lot has changed — yet, the fundamentals of social networking remains the same.

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May 18, 2010

Nokia Own Voice for Ovi Maps

If you’re using some sort of GPS navigation for your car, how cool would it be if you’re actually able to use your own voice to play instructions for turn-by-turn navigation? Well, if you have one of those Nokia phones with Ovi Maps, perhaps you can.

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May 17, 2010

Rumored HTC Mondrian to go 1.3GHz

As if the current set of 1-gigahertz processors for smartphones isn’t fast enough, a rumored HTC Mondrian (could be the HTC HD3 or HTC Diamond3) with a 1.3GHz boost should be revealed by 3rd quarter this year.

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May 17, 2010

In search of a new BitTorrent Client

Been using BitTornado as a client for some time now and for a while, I also tried the built-in torrent downloader of the Opera browser. BitTornado looks okay but I was wondering if there are any other clients worth looking into out there.

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May 17, 2010

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s gets slimmer

When I saw another iteration of Lenovo’s IdeaPad S10 netbook, I couldn’t figure out the differences. Moreso that the specs are practically the same, except for the bump in clock speed, which they did for the entire line anyway. Yet, this IdeaPad S10-3s claims it’s thinner than the rest.

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May 16, 2010

Twitter wages war against Justin Bieber

The “wisdom of the crowd” is not always wise or witty. Sometimes, it’s just plain hormone-induced and the tweenagers over at Twitter say so. That’s the reason teen-idol Justin Bieber has been on the top of Twitter Trending Topics for like ages.

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May 16, 2010

Acer Timeline 1825PTZ gets priced

Acer’s Timeline series has had a tablet version for the 11.6-inch version (1810TZ to 1820PTZ) and the model is now selling locally for a suggested retail price of Php37,500.

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May 15, 2010

Google’s Closing the Nexus One Online Store

When Google opened up their online store to exclusively sell the Nexus One, it was deemed a radical move in the US because of the mix-and-match approach.

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May 15, 2010

Asus Eee PC 1001P: The Cheaper Seashell

The introduction of the Asus Eee PC 1001P is somewhat a bit of an odd thing because the earlier Seashell models (1005P, 1005HA and 1008HA) already completed the line-up.

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May 14, 2010

Nokia ships N97 with Car Navigation Kit

Nokia is serious with its push to be make Ovi Maps and their GPS-enabled handsets to be the center-piece of our private cars. This is why they will start shipping selected units of their mobile phones with a free car charger and holder.

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May 14, 2010

What’s your first laptop?

Just bought a new laptop this week while roaming around VirraMall and also saw a number of really old ones being put on display. It reminded me of my very first laptop and it looked similar to the ones I saw.

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May 13, 2010

Samsung Wave Price and Launch Date

So I shared my first impressions of the upcoming Samsung Wave S8500 last week and gave a possible price-point. Turns out it’s cheaper than we’ve expected.

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May 12, 2010

Who’s more hi-tech: ABS-CBN or GMA 7?

Aside from the automated elections accomplished by the Comelec, two TV networks also displayed some hi-tech broadcasting over the week.

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May 12, 2010

Zynga to leave Facebook?

Lately, there have been speculations that because of the spat between Facebook and Zynga, the latter is secretly contemplating on leaving the leading social networking site and putting up its own social gaming site, Zynga Live!

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May 11, 2010

Smart WiMax coming soon!?

It has been revealed by Smart executives in previous media interviews but no concrete details have been announced yet. However, it seems like the telco is introducing its own version of what might be called Smart WiMax.

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May 10, 2010

Philippine Election Results: May 2010 Elections

These are partial unofficial tally of 82.91% of Election results as provided by the PPCRV:

For President:

  1. Noynoy Aquino: 13,036,271
  2. Erap Estrada: 8,345,826
  3. Manny Villar: 4,680,580
  4. Gibo Teodoro: 3,470,136
  5. Bro. Eddie Villanueva: 976,192
  6. Dick Gordon: 446,203
  7. Vetallano Acosta: 154,773
  8. Nick Perlas: 46,143
  9. Jamby Madrigal: 39,849
  10. JC de los Reyes: 37,726

For Vice-President:

  1. Jojo Binay: 12,802,259
  2. Mar Roxas: 11,949,985
  3. Loren Legarda: 3,563,758
  4. Bayani Fernando: 891,324
  5. Edu Manzano: 662,703
  6. Perfecto Yasay: 314,433
  7. Jay Sonza: 54,607
  8. Dominador Chipeco: 44,780

Watch ANC News Live:

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May 10, 2010

Wi-Tribe offers Php200 per GB bandwidth

New telco player, Wi-Tribe, has finally addressed their bandwidth strategy by offering some sort of pay-per-use.

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May 09, 2010

GodFinger on the iPad

GodFinger, as the name suggests, is an online social god game made for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. It’s like FarmVille, only this time you play as the god of an entire planet.

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May 08, 2010

Precinct Finder Philippines: May 2010 Elections

Update: See Election Results here.

Find Your Precinct Online this coming Philippines Election 2010.

As the May 10 elections are fast approaching, voters are looking to find their respective precincts to find out where they will vote this coming Monday.

Google Philippines is doing a project to map all the precincts in the country:

Find the exact locations of your voting center on the map. The Philippines 2010 election has seen some changes to the precincts and voting centers. Google is providing an online tool to allow voters like yourself, to place the locations of each voting center on a map. Your contribution helps others find their precinct voting center too!

find precinct online

Go check your precinct here.

Precinct Finder:

To find your precinct, call 101-49 via PLDT land line or 02-902-0400 via Globelines, Globe or Touch Mobile cell phones.

COMELEC Hotlines: 5272772, 5272773

COMELEC: 525-9296, 5259345, 5275574, 5271892, 5259335, 5259294, 5270821, 5259297

PPCRV: 5253476, 5265694, 5260869, 5261417, 5260012, 5236574, 5254992, 5264572, 5262248

NAMFREL: 4704151, 4847590, 0927- 4847590, 9611524, 0919-3389344, 3389344

KONTRA DAYA: 5693427, 0921-5693427, 2953004, 0915-2332413, 2332413

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Update: See Election Results here.

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May 08, 2010

eMachines offers sub-30k Core i3 Laptop

eMachines, one of Acer’s low-end laptop brands, is also offering one of the cheapest Core i3 based laptops around with the eMachines eMD730.

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