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November 20, 2008

Ziff Davis to stop PCMag print-edition

In February last year, we was reported that PC Mag Philippines will stop publication and early this year, parent company Ziff-Davis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Now, PCMag the magazine will also cease publication.

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November 19, 2008

Neo launches 10″ Vivid v1190 netbook

Neo Manufacturing did a refresh of the 8.9″ Neo Vivid v1100 netbook we spotted during the last Intel Atom launch. This time, it’s a 10-inch netbook that comes in various colors — Neo Vivid v1190.

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November 19, 2008

What’s inside a Rack Server?

Ever wondered how the insides of a rack server looked like? These are the typical servers that most commercial sites and blogs would run on. The Product Manager of Lenovo showed me the insides of their Think Server lines.

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November 19, 2008

Smart Bro Free Netbook Promo

Most of you might have already seen the banner ads here for about a month now but the landing page didn’t really give much detail. It’s actually a Smart Bro laptop giveway — that’s an HP Mini 2133 every time you top up your Smart Bro Prepaid.

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November 18, 2008

ABS CBN buys into Multiply

In a surprise move, TV giant ABS-CBN has announced yesterday that it has bought a minority stake into social networking site, Multiply.

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November 18, 2008

T-Mobile G1 Android Phone in the Flesh

Managed to “borrow” one of the recently released T-Mobile G1 (a.k.a. Google Android Phone) and cooking up a full review. For the meantime, let me share some photos.

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November 17, 2008

Ozaki intros WoW 2.2 Dual Bass Speakers

During a press launch this afternoon, Taiwanese-based company Ozaki introduced the first dual bass speaker system in the Philippines. Their claim — 2 subwoofers are better than one.

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November 17, 2008

Why Red Mobile is the new umobile?

When rumors were going around that umobile is rebranding and will now be named Red Mobile, I asked around from sources and confirmed the closure of what have the first ad-supported mobile service in Asia.

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November 17, 2008

Obama and the Call Center Industry

Since the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States, much talk has been going around about his policies and stand on outsourcing among call center employees. My discussions with several people working in the BPO and contact center companies have been mixed.

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November 16, 2008

ASUS R50A goes out and gets priced

First announced at the CES 2008, the Asus R50A ultra mobile PC may be the most feature-packed ultraportable out there. The only drawback though is the the price that even rivals the Macbook Air.

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November 15, 2008

Sany Ericssan X1

A funny knock-off of the Sony-Ericsson XPeria X1, the Sany Ericssan X1 may be one of the funniest clones out there, next only to the Nokla Phone series. And no, those are not typos.

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November 14, 2008

Wireless Mobile Charging is here!

I was expecting this would come but not this early. Mojo Mobility Inc, a Silicon Valley-based start-up firm, developed a technology that can charge multiple mobile devices at once using a piece of sheet.

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November 13, 2008

GREEnergy 2008 with HP and Intel

I’m at the Synergy Seminar/Workshop by HP and Intel discussing trends and roadmaps for green energy, power efficiency and environmental innovations implemented by both IT companies.

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November 13, 2008

Nokia E63 gets official, sheds key features

Nokia officially announced today the E63 with features close to the earlier rumored specs we published here — half the price for half the specs.

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November 12, 2008

Sony Ericsson XPeria X1 Review

Aside from the iPhone 3G, the Sony Ericsson XPeria X1 is probably one of the most highly anticipated smartphone for the year 2008. I looked into the prototyped of the XPeria X1 given to me last week to find out if it lives up to the hype.

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November 12, 2008

Accenture makes belt-tightening moves

According to a source from the inside, Accenture has been doing some belt-tightening rounds lately especially in their solutions division.

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November 11, 2008

Apple opens Online Store in the Philippines

Just got a call from the PR Manager of Apple Asia informing me about the official launch of the Apple Online Store in the Philippines. This confirms the story I wrote earlier about the Apple Store.

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November 11, 2008

Creative Webcam Winners

We got winners of our Creative Webcam Giveaway. Check them all out after the jump and thanks to all those who participated. I didn’t realize we’d have hundreds of you wanting a webcam.

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November 10, 2008

Microsoft Arc Mouse

Several new mice came out of Microsoft lately but the one that got my attention was the Arc Mouse. Used one them sexy devices this afternoon while on a visit to the Microsoft Singapore office.

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November 10, 2008

Mobile 3G in Singapore

Since I arrived here yesterday, I’ve been using my iPhone on roaming with Singtel 3G to get online to check emails and Tweet. I’m just hoping I wouldn’t end up with a huge bill when I get home.

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November 09, 2008

LG Portable External DVD Rewriter

This portable DVD writer from LG is one of the slimmest I’ve seen so far. With a maximum read and write speed of just 8x, it should suffice the occasional need to hook up a netbook to an external optical drive.

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November 09, 2008

IPStar offers Satelite Internet in the Philippines

A new Thai-based satellite broadband provider, IPStar, is now offering broadband internet anywhere in the Philippines for as low as $49 a month.

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November 08, 2008

GMA 7 offers MyGMA Internet TV subsciptions

Obviously aimed at OFWs abroad, GMA 7 has also launched its own paid Internet TV offerings.

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November 07, 2008

Sulit.com.ph redirected to Sedo

Earlier today, a friend texted me asking what happened to Sulit.com.ph, the free classified ads site and forum. The site appears to have expired and has been put on sale at Sedo.

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November 07, 2008

iKobo discontinuing Money Transfer Services

Just got an email from Ikobo saying that they are discontinuing their money transfer services. A copy of the email can be found below:

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