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May 25, 2009

A cheap Mac-like keyboard

Compact, slim and chiclet keys — this China-made computer keyboard reminded me of Apple Mac’s signature silver-white keyboards. So I took home one and see if it’s any better than regular ones.

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May 24, 2009

Samsung Star S5233S Unboxed

When I first receive this Samsung Star (Samsung S5233S) last week, I thought the LG Cookie has found a new competitor in the affordable full touch screen phone segment. Check out the pictures I took after the jump.

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May 24, 2009

Thanks to YugaTech Sponsors!

I’d like to give a shout out to this month’s sponsors on YugaTech.

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May 23, 2009

Samsung SyncMaster LD190 USB Monitor

The first time Samsung sent in this SyncMaster LD190 LCD monitor, I didn’t know what to make of it until I found out it can also be connected via USB instead of just the usual analog video port. Normally, you can have multiple monitors with your PC if you have several VGA/DVI ports from your graphics card (or a VGA extender box).

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May 23, 2009

What to read at the PC Labs

Been trying out several processors and video cards for the last couple of weeks — running stress tests, benchmark tools and working on comparative charts.

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May 22, 2009

HP Mini Note 2140 Review

After a week of taking the HP Mini Note 2140 for a spin, I’d say HP has finally made a comeback in the fight for netbook market share (and HP doesn’t even want to call the mini a netbook).

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May 21, 2009

Asus unveils 1005HA, 1008HA Eee PC Shell

Asus Philippines today unveiled two new models under the Eee PC Shell line — the entry-level Eee PC 1005HA and high-end Eee PC 1008HA. The line is slimmer at the edges and was patterned after the clam shell design.

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May 21, 2009

Sony’s Thinnest: 9.9mm Bravia ZX1

Sony Philippines launched yesterday the world’s slimmest LCD TV – the Bravia ZX1, measuring only 9.9mm in depth. That’s slimmer than the Nokia E71 or the iPhone 3G.

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May 20, 2009

Does AyosDito have what it takes?

There’s a new player and town and it looks like it’s making a splash by dropping a wad of cash in advertising. People have been asking me about this new classified ad site called Ayos Dito.

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May 19, 2009

Samsung Ultra S7350 unboxed

Just powered up this Samsung Ultra S7350 (which I earlier thought was the Ultratouch S8300 — got too excited since they looked the same).

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May 19, 2009

LG KS360 Review

LG makes some of the most practical, feature-specific phones in the market. We saw that with the LG KU250 and the LG KP500 targeting a single specific feature at an affordable price. The LG KS360 is an attempt to take full qwerty messaging to the masses.

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May 18, 2009

Globe Telecom clarifies P2P Issues

I have been getting inquiries from people asking about the peer to peer issues with their Globe DSL. Today, Globe Telecom has issued a formal explanation regarding the issue. See details below:

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May 18, 2009

HP Mini 2140 in photos

Finally got the replacement demo unit of the HP Mini 2140. And for the last several days that I’ve been using it, I’ve changed some of the initial impressions I had with it. If only it addressed the small shortcomings I previously identified on the HP Mini 1100.

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May 16, 2009

Poll: Do you do online banking?

Half a decade ago, having able to transact with your bank online is just a new idea. Today, it looks like banks are heavily promoting their online banking portals. But do people really use it?

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May 15, 2009

Have cellphones abandoned the infrared?

Was wondering about this for some time now. IR was once a staple feature for connectivity options on mobile phones and it was even more common than Bluetooth.

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May 15, 2009

Amazon Kindle Publishing for Blogs

Amazon has now opened its Kindle platform to bloggers, allowing them to submit/publish their blog to the network for subscription. Now you can make money from Amazon once people subscribe to your blog via the Kindle.

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May 14, 2009

Globe offers Dell Netbook with HSDPA + GPS

Found this little pamphlet earlier today while paying my bills at one of the Globe Business Center. It’s a promo for a Dell Mini 9 with built-in Globe Tattoo SIM.

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May 14, 2009

Apple fires back at Laptop Hunter Commercials

I didn’t think Apple will take it sitting down when Microsoft went out with the Laptop Hunter series of ads (see here and here). Here’s a new commercial Apple made just to for that.

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May 13, 2009

Rate Chart of Mobile 3G Internet Providers

So we could better see which 3g internet provider is giving us the best deals, I made this simple chart to compare postpaid and prepaid mobile 3G plans of Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular.

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May 13, 2009

Intel fined $1.45 billion in Europe

This is huge — in a complaint filed by AMD to the European Commission, Intel was found in violation of anti-trust rules in Europe. The EU demands that Intel stop its unethical business practices and pay a fine of $1.145 billion.

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May 12, 2009

Chimei 22QD LCD: 22″ of Full HD Goodness

Although very new in the Philippines, Chi Mei is a big player in Taiwan (#2) and slowly inching as one of the top producers of LCD panels in the world (ranked #3 globally). I’ve seen the LCD TVs being sold in stores but didn’t know they also do LCD monitors. PC Trends sent in a demo unit — a 21.6″ Full HD Chimei LCD monitor.

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May 12, 2009

HDX 1000 NMT Player Review

After over a week of playing around with the HDX 1000 Media Player, I am convinced that this is a great device to have especially if you’re mostly watching downloadable shows. It has some quirkiness but let me share why I think this media player is worth considering.

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May 11, 2009

Edimax 3G Broadband Router

Here’s another 3G broadband router sent in for review — the Edimax 802.11b/g 3G Router. It’s like your regular DSL router with additional USB ports to hook in a 3G modem and also acts as a Printer server.

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May 11, 2009

Giving Free Ad Spots to Charity

This has been a long time in the concept stage and I have also been doing privately for some time now. This blog is giving free premium ad spots to charitable foundations and non-profit causes. The ad spots will rotate along with the paid advertisers and will fill up all remnant inventory for the rest of the year.

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May 10, 2009

Google Chrome TV Ad

When people say that TV is dead and Google is the new screen, it’s going to baffle them when they see Google Chrome in a TV commercial.

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