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January 13, 2008

Canon Lens Sale Promo


Canon has been having this sale for months now and I only learned about it recently. I read somewhere this is the 3rd time they did this. Canon dSLR users may have already know about this but for the casual users like me, this me get you to grab a new “L” lens or that much-sought after 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM.

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January 12, 2008

Nikko R2D2 visits the CES

To start off my own coverage of the recent CES 2008, let me share some of the gadgets and tech toys I found very interesting or amusing.

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January 12, 2008

Belated Yuletide Greetings from Google

Despite all that bad press Google has been getting in the past couple of months, they still never fail to douse the heated discussions with a warm Christmas greetings. And here’s what I got.

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January 11, 2008

To Boracay, Contest Prizes and a new PhotoBlog

By this time, we’ll be in Boracay for an early summer get-away. That means I won’t be able to send out the giveaway prizes by this week-end.

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January 11, 2008

2008 Philippine Blog Awards


It’s coming sooner than you’ve expected. We’d like to announce the official launching of the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards.

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January 10, 2008

Fake Nokia Mobile Devices


Got an email from Nokia Philippines telling me that there’s an alarming increase in the proliferation of fake Nokia phones in the country. The only knock-off brand that comes to mind, Nokla. Does that mean that people can still easily get fooled with these cloned phones?

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January 10, 2008

Tong-Its on Adobe Air

I used to be a gambling addict when I was a kid. I learned playing Pusoy when I was 7. Played professional mah jhong at 12. So when indie Pinoy game developer Rico Zuniga sent me a tip about this local game he developed, I spent over 3 hours playing tong-its.

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January 09, 2008

Google kills AdSense Referrals!

See, I told you so. Some of my predictions for 2008 are closely coming to reality. And, it’s not even halfway the month of January. Google’s Inside AdSense Blog has just announced that they will discontinue AdSense Referrals.

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January 09, 2008

The new $20,000+ Apple Mac Pro

Apple just released a new Mac Pro, their fastest machine ever, a couple of hours ago. The desktop can run up to dual quad-core (8 cores) Intel Xeon 3.2GHz with 32GB of RAM. Guess how much that would set you back?

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January 08, 2008

Was full Paypal support a lot of help?

Months before Paypal legitimately opened its doors in the Philippines, there was much discussion on how the service could help a lot of Filipinos locally and abroad. It wasn’t the de facto money remittance of choice (even until now) for OFWs but it may have paved the way for more online transactions for Filipinos.

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January 08, 2008

2008 New Year Giveaway Winners

Ok, we’ve got all the winners drawn up this midnight. We’ve got such a huge turn-out in such a short time. Took me quite a while to rummage thru all the entries but we got them down to the last prize.

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January 07, 2008

New Year, New Server

Just got hold of a new server. Bought this last January 1, 2008 for good luck and better times ahead. That means I’m moving this blog again this week.

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January 07, 2008

Why Microsoft loves so many flavors?

A lot of people are either perplexed, amused or just totally annoyed with the dozens of flavors of several major Microsoft products. It could be some weird voodoo, a shrewd business strategy or a complicated marketing gimmick, nobody really knows except the guys over at Redmond.

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January 06, 2008

Covering CES 2008, remotely…

CES 2008 (Consumer Electronics Show) is just around the corner. It’s been a dream for me to cover this kind of global tech event. Since I cannot do that now, I’m doing the next best thing.

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January 05, 2008

No Hacking Involved in DOJ and Enchanted Kingdom Websites

Been receiving emails from readers and fellow bloggers about the alleged hacking of 3 government agency websites, namely the DOJ, PNP-CIDG and ITECC. Investigations were being done by PLDT (or Infocom, the webhost), the DOJ and the management of Enchanted Kingdom. What would have seemed like a hack was actually a server glitch.

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January 04, 2008

Scoble hacks FaceBook, gets banned

Robert Scoble got the boot from Facebook recently for hacking the site by running a script that pulls data from his account. This raises so many questions. Do you own your data on social networks? Is Scoble a freedom fighter or a data thief?

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January 04, 2008

Bidvertiser Feed Ads

I had this weird hunch that the FeedBurner Ad Network (FAN) was killed after Google bought it last year. Not that it was a lucrative business doing feedvertising.

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January 03, 2008

Pageviews over RSS Feeds

Reports of the new problogging pay scale over at Gawker Media has generated a lot of opinions and criticisms on how blog networks should compensate their bloggers. My thoughts are more about the apparent focus on pageviews over rss feeds.

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January 03, 2008

Why Apple Macs are still way expensive

The numbers will present themselves. Tons of blog posts and columns have been dedicated to the idea that Apple Macs are not only better but actually cheaper than your regular computers from Dell, HP, Acer and Lenovo. Let’s cut to the chase and show you hard facts and real numbers.

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January 02, 2008

A 10-inch 8GB Asus Eee PC: Will the masses bite?

When the first generation Asus Eee PC was initially announced and eventually shipped, hordes of people were dying to get their hands on one. Why? Because it filled a gap in the niche that no other computer manufacturer ever tried before.

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January 02, 2008

The Great Firewall of Australia

Looks like Australia will be following China’s footsteps and build its own mandatory state-wide firewall. Aussies will bid goodbye to
smut and say hello to “clean feeds”.

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December 31, 2007

A very Merry New Year!

I’d like to greet everyone a grand new year. 2007 is so last year. Let’s all welcome 2008.

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December 31, 2007

Top 10 Predictions for 2008

Last day of the year 2007. As we head for another year, let me venture a fearless forecast for 2008.

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December 30, 2007

YugaTech Recap for the Year 2007

A number of bloggers have published a year-ender recap of what had transpired in the Philippine blogosphere for the year 2007. I will not repeat what they’ve posted as I think they make a better summary than I do. I’ll just do my own recap of the year.

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December 30, 2007

DIY Light Box

Whenever I post product photos here on my blog, you’d immediately notice I don’t have enough lighting in place. I use lamps around the house so taking photos (without flash) is a little challenging.

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