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October 21, 2008

Gigabyte M912 Tablet Netbook Review

Gigabyte may be the only netbook player that has gone into the tablet form factor with the M912. In this review, we’ll look into how the Gigabyte m912 works as a tablet netbook.

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October 21, 2008

Interesting Akismet Stats

Since the late 2006 when I started moving to Akismet for some spam protection for this blog, it has already blocked around 930,000 spam comments. Automattic released the latest Akismet stats per blog which is accessible in the WP admin panel.

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October 20, 2008

Win free passes to Consumer Electronics Live!

CEL ManilaOn Friday, the Consumer Electronics Live! 2008 will be doing a week-end long exhibit featuring top tech brands in the Philippines. You can get free passes to this event — just follow instructions after the jump.

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October 20, 2008

Thanks to our YugaTech Sponsors

I’d like to take this space to give thanks to our sponsors that have been continuously supporting this blog. For the month of October, I’d like to welcome a few more advertisers on our roll.

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October 20, 2008

Fennec M9: Firefox Mobile Browser Alpha Release

The much-awaited Firefox Mobile browser (codenamed Fennec) is now out in Alpha 1 release. Problem though is that it’s only available for the Nokia N810 Internet tablet for the meantime.

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October 20, 2008

iPod Nano 4th gen Review

When the new 4G iPod Nano was revealed, it didn’t made a positive impression on me. It wasn’t anything new at all. Still, I had to give it the benefit of the doubt and take it on a road test (I even got the “4GB collector’s edition” *heh*).

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October 18, 2008

LG XNote S210 hovers at 1kg

LG’s new XNote S210 seems to be right in the fence between a regular laptop and a netbook. It comes with 12.1″ screen yet only weighs like a netbook at 1kg so we’ll put it under the ultraportable category.

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October 17, 2008

How’s your umobile service?

Over the course of 4 months since umobile announced their free, ad-supported service, there hasn’t been much news/development going on. Question is — are people actively using their umobile numbers? How’s your umobile service so far?

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October 17, 2008

NEC gets Lavie Light netbook out the door

Japanese electronics company NEC is introducing an 8.9 inch netbook called Lavie Light. There’s one thing this netbook isn’t — light on the pocket. If the SRP of 65,000 yen is correct, that translates to about Php31,000.

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October 16, 2008

Why no Apple Netbook?

One of the things that people expected from Apple during the recent announcement was a netbook. A mini Macbook Air would have been a game-changer in the netbook wars. It never came out.

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October 15, 2008

Why mobile phones have no AM Radio?

About a year ago, I asked the guys at Nokia Singapore why they don’t have AM radio tuners to pair with the millions of FM tuner capable phones they develop. I thought the answer was in the north of physics, something that had to do with frequency modulation and amplitude modulation. I guessed wrong.

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October 15, 2008

Replacement iPhone Headsets

Having busted 3 of my 5 iPod headsets, I hesitated using the one that came with my iPhone 3G. It’s like the regular ones since it got the mic control on the cord and I reckon they’d be pretty expensive to replace if ever I lost them or something.

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October 15, 2008

Apple refreshes Macbook, Air and Pro

Announcement of the new line of Apple Macbooks, Mac Airs and MBPs have just concluded. Gizmodo and Engadget did a pretty awesome live coverage of the event so let me just summarize them and share a few thoughts.

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October 14, 2008

8.1 MP Sony-Ericsson c905 unboxed

This was delivered this afternoon — the 8.1 megapixel Sony-Ericsson Cybershot c905. First announced last June, the SE c905 will be available locally early this November. See unboxing pictures after the jump.

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October 14, 2008

Nokia E66, E71 + AA = Free WiFi

I wonder why Nokia Philippines isn’t offering this to other WiFi-capable NSeries phones but they keep on giving away free wifi from Airborne Access to owners of Nokia E66 and E71.

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October 14, 2008

Photo Contest: SE World View 2008

Get the chance to win £10,000 (Php800,000 in worth of a trip of a lifetime) in a photography contest by Sony Ericsson — all you need is a camera phone and some creativity.

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October 13, 2008

LG Prada II gets qwerty

The second generation of LG Prada looks almost the same except for the additional slide-out qwerty keyboard from the bottom.

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October 13, 2008

Redfly Mobile Companion

The Palm Foleo didn’t see the light of day and I thought the idea of a smartphone terminal is a no-go. Surprisingly, there’s actually one made for smartphones — the Redfly Mobile Companion.

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October 12, 2008

Growth in Philippine Call Centers jacked up by global crisis?

Turns out the credit crisis and the recession in the United States had some unwittingly beneficial effect in the BPO and call center industry in the Philippines. I would have expected job cuts around this time but it seems there’s some massive expansion going on.

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October 12, 2008

Blackberry Storm: RIM sheds the keypad

When the iPhone 3G got an upgrade to support MS Exchange, it became a greater threat to enterprise users esp. the Blackberry users. RIM fought back and introduced its first touch screen device — the Blackberry Strom (9530).

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October 11, 2008

Nokia Liquid Phone Concept

The hardest part with transitioning from a phone with a physical keypad to a virtual keypad on a touchscreen phone is the absence of tactile feedback. This Nokia Liquid Phone is a concept phone that tries to address that. See image rendering after the jump.

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October 11, 2008

Check out Senate Bill 2150 and House Bill 3306

These two new bill (The Right to Reply Bill) has recently drawn some attention as it recognizes the rights of persons to reply to media reports or commentaries that are erroneous, unfair or biased against them and injurious to their reputation.

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October 11, 2008

Smart Bro now up to 2Mbps

A new poster ad from Smart Bro promotes their broadband speed to be up to 2Mbps. The operative word is “up to” but that’s still a huge jump from the previous 384Kbps.

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October 10, 2008

AMD confirms netbook CPU on its way

Nothing beats getting confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth. In an open forum this afternoon about netbooks, an AMD representative confirms they will come out with a netbook-specific CPU in the coming months.

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October 10, 2008

Motorola’s new In-Vehicle Mobile PC

The Motorola VC6096 WWAN In-Vehicle Mobile Computer looks like a feature-packed hybrid of a netbook and an internet tablet. This could be every geek driver’s ultimate car accessory.

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