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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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May 07, 2010

iPad Philippines release could go past July

There have been a lot of Apple iPads being sold locally but all thru the gray market with prices going beyond Php50,000 a pop. Others are waiting for the Philippine release but that has not been revealed by Apple yet.

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May 07, 2010

Lenovo S10-3T gets an N470 1.87GHz upgrade

Lenovo’s been pretty quick to upgrade their tablet netbook, the IdeaPad S10-3t, with a newer and faster Atom processor — the N470 running at 1.87GHz.

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May 06, 2010

Samsung S8500 Wave First Impressions

I forgot to add that yesterday, during our meeting with Globe and Samsung, I was also able to play with another handset which features the new Bada OS — the Samsung S8500 Wave.

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May 06, 2010

Red Mobile Unlimited Promo

If you’re on Red Mobile, you might want to check out their promo over at their FB Fan Page for some nice treats.

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May 06, 2010

BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Red and White?

BlackBerry phones always come in one color, and that’s black. BlackBerry Curve 8520 fans will surely love the news that the affordable handset will now come in 2 more colors — ruby red and white.

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May 05, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 price, 1st impressions

When the handset was shown to me by one of the Samsung reps this afternoon, I asked if it’s official or if I can take a picture of their upcoming Galaxy S i9000. Unfortunately, no photos were allowed.

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May 05, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Spica gets 2.1 Eclair upgrade

In a round-table discussion with reps from Samsung Philippines and Globe Telecom today, they revealed that their Android-powered Galaxy Spica i5700 is now ready for upgrade to Eclair 2.1

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May 04, 2010

Is the CD on its way out?

Sony recently announced that it will cease production of floppy disks by March 2011. I haven’t really used a floppy for a decade now. Come to think of it, I haven’t really used a CD-R for the longest time too.

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May 04, 2010

Fort’s Radar-powered Traffic Speed Detection

I’ve seen this for over a month now every time I go to the Fort Bonifacio Global City and at first I thought it was nothing but then I encountered several motorists being flagged down by traffic enforcers.

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May 03, 2010

MSI CX620 Review

We got 3 units of MSI notebooks powered by the latest Intel Core i3 processors (CX620, CR420 and CX420) but despite having varying form factors and configurations, they all basically look alike. As such, we’ll start the review of the MSI CX620 and go from there.

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May 03, 2010

Nokia N98: a cross between the N8 and N97?

Leaked photos (read: image render) of, what is supposedly, the upcoming Nokia N98 suggests it could be a cross between the recently launched Nokia N8 and the previous slider-qwerty phone, N97.

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May 02, 2010

10 Ways to Save on Electricity

So we just got our latest Meralco billing and the amount went up by 60% to Php14k from March to April. It’s the first time the bill went past ten grand in my entire life while living here in Metro Manila.

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May 01, 2010

Mayweather-Mosley Fight on PLDT WatchPad

Who rules the ring? Catch the most anticipated Mayweather-Mosley match on May 2, 2010, streamed LIVE via Watchpad.

With an exclusive whole day streaming, click on the myFlicks button and access HIGHLIGHTS to watch the replay.

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May 01, 2010

Remember the Epson LX-300 printer?

We went on a media tour of Bicol in the last 3 days with Epson and during their presentation, I asked if they still sell the LX-300 dot-matrix printer.

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April 30, 2010

LG announces Cookie Ultima, Pop & WiFi

LG today showcased three new additional handsets in their popular Cookie line — the Cookie WiFi, Cookie Ultima and the Cookie Pop.

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April 30, 2010

HP Mini 210 gets Atom N470 at 1.83GHz

Looks like the refresh of the HP Mini line has finally arrived in the Philippines and includes a nice bump in clock-speed on the Atom CPU. The 1.83GHz HP Mini 210 is now being sold in local stores.

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April 29, 2010

HTC launches HD Mini, Legend & Smart

This evening, HTC Philippines launched 3 new smartphones — the HTC HD Mini, HTC Smart and the HTC Legend — each one running a different OS.

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April 29, 2010

HP buys Palm for $1.2 Billion

In an unexpected announcement today, HP revealed that they have come to an agreement to acquire Palm for about $1.2 billion.

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April 28, 2010

12MP Nokia N8 gets official

Last night, Nokia finally revealed its latest 12-megapixel HD handset, the Nokia N8 (leaked pictures came in as early as two months ago here). It’s got a large camera sensor that rivals most point-and-shoot cameras out there.

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April 27, 2010

SmartBro Surf TV Review

SmartBro Surf TV is Smart’s attempt to create a market from those who cannot still afford to buy a brand new PC.

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April 27, 2010

R.I.P.: Yahoo! Publisher Network

Last March, Yahoo! emailed all of its publishers that it will discontinue running its Publisher Network (YPN) by April 30, 2010. YPN is Yahoo’s own version of the more popular Google AdSense Network.

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April 27, 2010

BlackBerry Bold 9650, Pearl 3G announced

RIM announces two new BlackBerry phones which will be out by next month, the Blackberry Bold 9650 and the Blackberry Pearl 3G.

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April 26, 2010

Motorola is making a comeback

In a recent discussion with one of the top mobile phone retailers in the country, we talked a bit about Motorola and how they just quietly faded away in the Philippine market for a couple of years now.

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April 25, 2010

It’s all about Capacity, not Speed

For the past 5 years now, we’ve seen a huge growth in internet penetration in the country. At the same time, we’ve also seen the barriers to entry go down in favor of consumers, partly because of competition.

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