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January 27, 2012

On the set of “News to Go” this morning

Had to be at the GMA 7 Studio this morning to guest in one of the segments of News to Go. Brought some of my own gadgets and they had a few more borrowed from @artsamaniego and Gadget Grocery.

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January 26, 2012

Giveaway: 2 Noontec Zoro Headphones

I mentioned last week that we have two extra Noontec Zoro headphones (one black and one white units) and we’re giving it away this week. Here’s your chance to win one of them.

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January 25, 2012

Contest: Biogesic goes geek and cozy

This might a little bit off-tangent but we have to thank the folks from Biogesic for sponsoring our next contest. Again, this will be really simple and easy since you’ll just need to answer a simple question.

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January 25, 2012

Star Wars Uncut is a crowdsourced remake

Hundreds and thousands of Star Wars fans collectively contributing to create the film Star Wars: A New Hope. The clips have been online at starwarsuncut.com for a couple of years now but they’ve recently been compiled and stiched together to form one single, awesome movie.

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January 25, 2012

LG Prada 3.0 in the flesh, first impressions

LG’s latest fashion-forward smartphone is the superthin LG Prada 3.0. Announced back in December 14, it’s definitely coming to the Philippines soon and we got one of the first few units for review.

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January 24, 2012

Ainol Novo 7 Paladin Review

A 7-inch Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet for under Php6,000 sounds too good to be true by the Ainol Novo 7 Paladin has landed and is now the cheapest Android ICS tablet in the market. Check out our full review after the jump.

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January 23, 2012

UE gets an All-iMac Classroom

This photo might not be believable 5 years ago but more and more schools and universities are switching to Macs in their classroom — this one was shot in one of the classrooms of the University of the East.

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January 21, 2012

Brewing Anti-Online Piracy Bill in the Philippines

TechLocal.com reports that there is a brewing plan for a bill to combat online piracy in the Philippines. A group is said to be lobbying in congress and the senate to pass a bill similar to SOPA or PIPA.

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January 21, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus now up for pre-order with Smart

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is coming and Smart is getting an exclusive. Smart is now accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy Nexus starting today until the 27th with the 28 of January as the pick-up date.

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January 20, 2012

Mobile Wonders’ Bounce Speakers

We never get tired of looking into new portable speakers and though this Bounce speakers form Mobile Wonders isn’t really that new in the form-factor department, I think it’s still worth a second look.

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January 20, 2012

MSI WindPad 110W tablet pairs AMD and Windows 7

This is probably the first AMD-based tablet we’ve seen so far and it’s even running Windows 7. I have to give it to MSI for putting out some of those odd yet interesting combinations and the MSI WindPad 110W is one of them.

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January 19, 2012

Noontec Zoro Headphone comes to town

We’ve seen and used a number of Noontec products before, from the media players to the portable battery packs, but this headphones certainly brings Noontec into sensitive territories.

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January 19, 2012

Who’s got the best online coverage of the impeachment?

I’m pretty sure a lot of people are tuning in on the impeachment trial of the Chief Justice Renato Corona. What’s got me interested is how well this event is covered online.

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January 18, 2012

MyMusicStore launched, are you buying?

A local music store was launched earlier tonight in an attempt to combat the growing trend of music piracy in the Philippines. MyMusicStore.com.ph is a collection of over 160,000 hit songs and OPMs with prices starting between Php20 to Php35 a pop.

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January 18, 2012

Wikipedia goes black out to protest against SOPA, PIPA

Starting later today until 24 hours after that, Wikipedia.org will go dark (English language) as a sign of protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act).

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January 17, 2012

Jollibee taps into NFC-touting HappyPlus Card

Jollibee (and other sister companies) is riding into the NFC craze (near-field communication) with the introduction of an NFC-powered privilege card called HappyPlus.

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January 17, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Review

Samsung very first tablet came out about 2 years ago. Since then, the Korean company has outed half a dozen other tablets with ranging sizes and form factors (from 5.0, 5.3 to 7.7, 8.9 & 10.1 inches). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is basically a refresh of the very first model. Check out our full review after the jump.

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January 16, 2012

Anyone here uses Globe Tracker?

My recent story about locating a lost phone via cell triangulation drew a few questions about its accuracy, including some privacy concerns. This reminds me of the service offered by a local telco for tracking a handset called Globe Tracker.

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January 16, 2012

Why ultrabooks were a flop in 2011?

From the informal discussions with a few dealers and distributors, MB Technews Editor @artsamaniego shares that the biggest flop in the PC industry for 2011 were ultrabooks. It must have been a classic case of overhyped and underperformed — and we wonder why.

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January 16, 2012

Drobo FS Network-Attached Storage Review

When we talk about NAS (network-attached storage), we often think of office-type setup where voluminous amount of files are secured in the local network. My first encounter many years back was with Drobo and how it help manage multimedia files in the house.

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January 15, 2012

What’s the best gadget that came out of CES 2012?

CES 2012 has just ended this week and there were quite a number of really great gadget announcements made by several manufacturers both in the handset and personal computing categories.

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January 14, 2012

A strange tale of a stolen and recovered iPhone 4

Every once in a while people lose their precious handsets, either unintentionally left behind or stolen. I’ve personally lost 2 iPhones, a Nexus One, an HTC HD7, a Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr. If only there were more accurate or high-tech ways to recover them.

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January 13, 2012

RIM & Globe offers unlimited BBM for Php99 a month

During the product launch of BlackBerry handsets last week, the regional executive from RIM also announced an unlimited BBM plans for only Php99 a month. The details weren’t clear then but it looks like the unli-plan is now being offered by Globe.

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January 13, 2012

Poll: Which desktop CPU are you using right now?

Was in SM Cyberzone MegaMall yesterday after a meeting, did the rounds and was looking for a desktop processor for my next gaming rig (specifically, the 1st generation Intel Core i7 960) but could not find any store that still carries them (they were all pushing for the Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600).

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January 12, 2012

Dell XPS 13 is Dell’s new Ultrabook

Dell’s new ultrabook is this superthin Dell XPS 13 which uses an edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass display (frameless!). The Macbook Air look-alike is 6mm thin at its thinnest base and weighs only 2.99lbs.

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