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May 15, 2010

Google’s Closing the Nexus One Online Store

When Google opened up their online store to exclusively sell the Nexus One, it was deemed a radical move in the US because of the mix-and-match approach.

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May 15, 2010

Asus Eee PC 1001P: The Cheaper Seashell

The introduction of the Asus Eee PC 1001P is somewhat a bit of an odd thing because the earlier Seashell models (1005P, 1005HA and 1008HA) already completed the line-up.

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May 14, 2010

Nokia ships N97 with Car Navigation Kit

Nokia is serious with its push to be make Ovi Maps and their GPS-enabled handsets to be the center-piece of our private cars. This is why they will start shipping selected units of their mobile phones with a free car charger and holder.

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May 14, 2010

What’s your first laptop?

Just bought a new laptop this week while roaming around VirraMall and also saw a number of really old ones being put on display. It reminded me of my very first laptop and it looked similar to the ones I saw.

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May 13, 2010

Samsung Wave Price and Launch Date

So I shared my first impressions of the upcoming Samsung Wave S8500 last week and gave a possible price-point. Turns out it’s cheaper than we’ve expected.

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May 12, 2010

Who’s more hi-tech: ABS-CBN or GMA 7?

Aside from the automated elections accomplished by the Comelec, two TV networks also displayed some hi-tech broadcasting over the week.

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May 12, 2010

Zynga to leave Facebook?

Lately, there have been speculations that because of the spat between Facebook and Zynga, the latter is secretly contemplating on leaving the leading social networking site and putting up its own social gaming site, Zynga Live!

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May 11, 2010

Smart WiMax coming soon!?

It has been revealed by Smart executives in previous media interviews but no concrete details have been announced yet. However, it seems like the telco is introducing its own version of what might be called Smart WiMax.

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May 10, 2010

Philippine Election Results: May 2010 Elections

These are partial unofficial tally of 82.91% of Election results as provided by the PPCRV:

For President:

  1. Noynoy Aquino: 13,036,271
  2. Erap Estrada: 8,345,826
  3. Manny Villar: 4,680,580
  4. Gibo Teodoro: 3,470,136
  5. Bro. Eddie Villanueva: 976,192
  6. Dick Gordon: 446,203
  7. Vetallano Acosta: 154,773
  8. Nick Perlas: 46,143
  9. Jamby Madrigal: 39,849
  10. JC de los Reyes: 37,726

For Vice-President:

  1. Jojo Binay: 12,802,259
  2. Mar Roxas: 11,949,985
  3. Loren Legarda: 3,563,758
  4. Bayani Fernando: 891,324
  5. Edu Manzano: 662,703
  6. Perfecto Yasay: 314,433
  7. Jay Sonza: 54,607
  8. Dominador Chipeco: 44,780

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May 10, 2010

Wi-Tribe offers Php200 per GB bandwidth

New telco player, Wi-Tribe, has finally addressed their bandwidth strategy by offering some sort of pay-per-use.

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May 09, 2010

GodFinger on the iPad

GodFinger, as the name suggests, is an online social god game made for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. It’s like FarmVille, only this time you play as the god of an entire planet.

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May 08, 2010

Precinct Finder Philippines: May 2010 Elections

Update: See Election Results here.

Find Your Precinct Online this coming Philippines Election 2010.

As the May 10 elections are fast approaching, voters are looking to find their respective precincts to find out where they will vote this coming Monday.

Google Philippines is doing a project to map all the precincts in the country:

Find the exact locations of your voting center on the map. The Philippines 2010 election has seen some changes to the precincts and voting centers. Google is providing an online tool to allow voters like yourself, to place the locations of each voting center on a map. Your contribution helps others find their precinct voting center too!

find precinct online

Go check your precinct here.

Precinct Finder:

To find your precinct, call 101-49 via PLDT land line or 02-902-0400 via Globelines, Globe or Touch Mobile cell phones.

COMELEC Hotlines: 5272772, 5272773

COMELEC: 525-9296, 5259345, 5275574, 5271892, 5259335, 5259294, 5270821, 5259297

PPCRV: 5253476, 5265694, 5260869, 5261417, 5260012, 5236574, 5254992, 5264572, 5262248

NAMFREL: 4704151, 4847590, 0927- 4847590, 9611524, 0919-3389344, 3389344

KONTRA DAYA: 5693427, 0921-5693427, 2953004, 0915-2332413, 2332413

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Update: See Election Results here.

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May 08, 2010

eMachines offers sub-30k Core i3 Laptop

eMachines, one of Acer’s low-end laptop brands, is also offering one of the cheapest Core i3 based laptops around with the eMachines eMD730.

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May 07, 2010

iPad Philippines release could go past July

There have been a lot of Apple iPads being sold locally but all thru the gray market with prices going beyond Php50,000 a pop. Others are waiting for the Philippine release but that has not been revealed by Apple yet.

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May 07, 2010

Lenovo S10-3T gets an N470 1.87GHz upgrade

Lenovo’s been pretty quick to upgrade their tablet netbook, the IdeaPad S10-3t, with a newer and faster Atom processor — the N470 running at 1.87GHz.

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May 06, 2010

Samsung S8500 Wave First Impressions

I forgot to add that yesterday, during our meeting with Globe and Samsung, I was also able to play with another handset which features the new Bada OS — the Samsung S8500 Wave.

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May 06, 2010

Red Mobile Unlimited Promo

If you’re on Red Mobile, you might want to check out their promo over at their FB Fan Page for some nice treats.

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May 06, 2010

BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Red and White?

BlackBerry phones always come in one color, and that’s black. BlackBerry Curve 8520 fans will surely love the news that the affordable handset will now come in 2 more colors — ruby red and white.

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May 05, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 price, 1st impressions

When the handset was shown to me by one of the Samsung reps this afternoon, I asked if it’s official or if I can take a picture of their upcoming Galaxy S i9000. Unfortunately, no photos were allowed.

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May 05, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Spica gets 2.1 Eclair upgrade

In a round-table discussion with reps from Samsung Philippines and Globe Telecom today, they revealed that their Android-powered Galaxy Spica i5700 is now ready for upgrade to Eclair 2.1

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May 04, 2010

Is the CD on its way out?

Sony recently announced that it will cease production of floppy disks by March 2011. I haven’t really used a floppy for a decade now. Come to think of it, I haven’t really used a CD-R for the longest time too.

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May 04, 2010

Fort’s Radar-powered Traffic Speed Detection

I’ve seen this for over a month now every time I go to the Fort Bonifacio Global City and at first I thought it was nothing but then I encountered several motorists being flagged down by traffic enforcers.

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May 03, 2010

MSI CX620 Review

We got 3 units of MSI notebooks powered by the latest Intel Core i3 processors (CX620, CR420 and CX420) but despite having varying form factors and configurations, they all basically look alike. As such, we’ll start the review of the MSI CX620 and go from there.

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May 03, 2010

Nokia N98: a cross between the N8 and N97?

Leaked photos (read: image render) of, what is supposedly, the upcoming Nokia N98 suggests it could be a cross between the recently launched Nokia N8 and the previous slider-qwerty phone, N97.

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May 02, 2010

10 Ways to Save on Electricity

So we just got our latest Meralco billing and the amount went up by 60% to Php14k from March to April. It’s the first time the bill went past ten grand in my entire life while living here in Metro Manila.

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