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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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March 26, 2009

Globe WiMax Internet is here!

Just got an SMS confirmation from Globe that they’ve already rolled out and servicing customers on their WiMax network. I’m still getting the details but the Inquirer ran the story last night that it will be 512Kbps at Php799 per month. This service will certainly be competing against Smart Bro’s Fixed Wireless offering.

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March 25, 2009

Canon EOS Rebel T1i takes Full HD Videos

Now this is going to disappoint those who bought the Canon 50D earlier and paid premium for it — Canon’s new entry level dSLR, the EOS Rebel T1i (commonly known as the Canon EOS 500D), now offers full HD video capture at 30fps.

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March 25, 2009

X-Stand for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Been looking for something like this for some time now — a portable stand for mobile phones. This particular model, XStand, is for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

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March 25, 2009

Is there hope in the Net Cafe Business?

About a year ago, I wrote about the state of the internet cafe business in the Philippines and why it’s a seemingly losing battle. A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I started venturing into the Internet Cafe with a friend. I got emails asking why I thought the net cafe is still a viable business and here’s my take.

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March 24, 2009

iPod Shuffle 3G: Unboxing Photos

Apple sent in a review unit of the new iPod Shuffle 3G. Though obviously lacking the usual control buttons, I’m still a bit amused at how small this iPod is (compared to the older generation Shuffles). See tons of unboxing photos after the jump.

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March 23, 2009

WalterMart Free WiFi and Movie Tickets

The WalterMart at Pasong Tamo corner Pasay road is one of my hang-out places (the Starbucks shop at the ground floor being my part-time office and business meeting place). It all started when I discovered they had free wifi years back (aptly named linksys). The management has re-introduced that service and now offers free wifi to mallers; and as a bonus, free movie tickets too.

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March 23, 2009

Dells sells Pasay operations to Teleperformance

I blogged about this last April 2008 from a tip given to me and though there was no solid evidence then, it turned out to be partially true. Dell Philippines has sold its call center at Mall of Asia, Pasay City to Teleperformance.

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March 22, 2009

Are CRT Monitors being phased out?

Over the week-end, a friend and I went out buying sets of PCs for a small internet cafe business we’re putting up in the province. We were mulling between cheap CRT monitors and LCDs but it turns out a lot of shops have them in stock anymore.

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March 21, 2009

Why Dual-SIM phones aren’t picking up?

Someone asked me why I don’t use dual-SIM phones instead of carrying 2 or 3 phones at a time. I said that if there were only high-end phones that support dual-SIM, I might consider using them. So the question popped up — why aren’t dual-SIM phones picking up?

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March 20, 2009

Nokia closes Mosh to concetrate on Ovi

nokia moshNews of Nokia shutting down their Mosh social networking site has been spreading was a surprise to me. They’ve been pushing their online presence for a couple of years now so it doesn’t make sense to shut down a web service.

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March 20, 2009

My first Photo Contribution for Print

This is my first photo contribution for a magazine since I started my photography hobby. It wasn’t a commissioned shoot but was already in my gallery for some time now until Sense & Style magazined asked me if they could use them for their March 2009 issue.

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March 19, 2009

Acer Aspire One D150 Review

The Aspire One D150 is Acer’s second generation netbook, powered by the newer Atom N280 of Intel. Check out my review below and learn why Acer might have missed the boat to do a repeat success on their Acer Aspire One line.

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March 19, 2009

Adamo Thirteen by Dell

First seen at CES 2009 back in January, Dell finally revealed details of their ultraslim Adamo laptop the other day. And it’s no secret Dell is aiming to pit Adamo against Apple’s Macbook Air.

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March 18, 2009

Asus Eee PC 904 GO with built-in SmartBro

In a press release, Smart has announced it will be offering netbooks with built-in SmartBro wireless internet as a bundled package. It’s not the regular USB dongle but netbooks with 3G SIM card slots in them.

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March 18, 2009

Data Storage has really gone a long way

I got one of these thumb drives a week back and was a bit amused at how small it was yet it can carry as much as 16GB of data. Data storage has really gone a long, long way in the last decade.

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March 18, 2009

iPhone 3.0 OS Preview

With the upcoming release of the iPhone 3.0 OS, the Apple iPhone is slowly becoming more and more like a regular phone. Gone are the jabs that it doesn’t do MMS and copy-and-paste — all that will become available in the 3.0 version this summer.

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March 17, 2009

Globe doubles Philippine Internet Bandwitdh

In a lunch event today, Globe Telecom and Tata Communications announced that their new submarine cable system has been activated and carrying traffic to the Philippines.

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March 17, 2009

Lenovo Pocket Yoga Photos Leaked

The Sony Vaio P will not be alone in its “category” any sooner now. Photos of an allegedly Lenovo pocket-sized ultraportable has been leaked on Electronista.

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March 16, 2009

How to avoid gadget theft?

I’ve been told about several incidents of gadget theft (specifically laptops) and was asked to write about how to avoid being a victim, especially if you carry them around in your car.

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March 16, 2009

How often do you clean up your PC?

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve experienced my computer abruptly shutting off. At first, I thought it was just some power surge or something so I suspected my UPS to be defective or just can’t handle the total load of the PC and other devices I’ve plugged into it.

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March 15, 2009

Sun intros 1-Peso International SMS

This was first explained to me by a friend who got a new Sun Cellular SIM. Then, last week I got to talk to a marketing manager from Sun who lent me a phone with their new Sun Cellular International SIM in it and adds that their international SMS is only Php1.

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March 15, 2009

3G Mobile WiFi Router: D-Link DIR-451

Those who were interested in the Smart Bro Share It Wireless Router but want to use any mobile 3G provider may want to look into this 3G router by D-Link, the DIR451.

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March 14, 2009

Athlon X2 7750: AMD’s unnamed Phenom X2

Yesterday, while scouting around for that elusive Phenom II X4, I chanced upon this new processor SKU from AMD — the Athlon 64 X2 7750 BE @ 2.7GHz. It’s the first time I saw this Black Edition processor in the shelves. Curiosity got the better of me so I grabbed a unit and assembled a rig at home.

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