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October 05, 2008

Is problogging in recession?

Barely 3 months after we saw big blog networks re-balancing their budgets, there’s another one that’s just finished brewing headed by Gawker Media’s head-honcho himself, Nick Denton, with a self-leaked internal memo.

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October 04, 2008

Asus Eee PC S101 Ultraslim Netbook

And just when we thought Asus could no longer outdo itself in the Eee PC line, they’ll come up with a new model just to show off they’re still king of the netbooks. So they’re bringing out a thinner but a little expensive Asus Eee PC S101 Ultraslim Netbook.

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October 03, 2008

Tech Crunch: Top Tech Stocks on a Bargain

Tech companies are also affected by the financial crisis and while this is bad for many investors and stock holders, it may also be an opportunity for other players to make the most out of the bargain stock prices that’s going around.

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October 03, 2008

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic announced

Hello! Are you a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic owner? Please take the quick survey here!

Earlier dubbed as Nokia Tube, the just announced Nokia 5800 XpressMusic may appeal to many Nokia fans with its touch screen interface that comes with a pen stylus.

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October 02, 2008

Take the Mozilla Survey for the Philippines

Got an email from a BizDev guy from Mozilla Corp. requesting if YugaTech readers could answer this really short survey about web browsers and Firefox. “Mozilla is considering doing some new actions in the Philippines in 2009 and having some feedback from Filipino Internet users would be really valuable for us.” Check out this 20-item survey.

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October 02, 2008

Google 2001 Search

In honor of Google’s 10th year anniversary, they’ve brought back their oldest available index dated 2001. Google only had over 1.3 billion webpages indexed that time and it’s a little nostalgic to do some ego-searching on that year.

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October 01, 2008

Shuttle Glamour D10 comes with 7″ LCD Panel

Shuttle has been developing its XPC series for years now and they keep on adding new features to their product lines. Aside from the portability which is great for LAN parties, they have media center PCs to boot — the latest one, the Glamour D10 that has a built-in 7-inch touch screen LCD panel.

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October 01, 2008

LG KP500: Full Touchscreen and Cheap?

LG Mobile wants to bring touch-screen phones to the mass market so it’s introducing an “affordable”, full touchscreen handset, the LG KP500, sometime end of October. But where’s the catch?

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September 30, 2008

Apple to open Online Store in the Philippines?

A tip from a source close to distributors hinted that an Apple Online Store is in the works to cater to Philippine consumers. Could apple.com.ph be launching real soon?

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September 30, 2008

Samsung Pixon M8800 bares 8MP camera

Looks like 8 megapixel is becoming the battleground for newer mobile phones. We’ve yet to see the 8MP Samsung Innov8 to hit store shelves and here’s yet another one coming out of Samsung’s door — Pixon M8800.

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September 29, 2008

Thanks to YugaTech Sponsors

Another round of thanks to YugaTech sponsors. This month, we got a couple more advertisers on board and I’d like to make a shout-out to all of them before the campaign ends.

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September 29, 2008

9″ UltraMobilePC Surf on PC Buyer’s Guide

An unbranded UMPC/netbook appears on the listing of the latest issue of PC Buyers Guide. It’s probably an upgrade to the Astone UMPC but I’m not that sure. Check out the screenshot and specs after the jump.

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September 28, 2008

Mobile Phones as GPS Tracker

The other night, I bumped into Marc & Sharm while driving along EDSA. They invited me to follow them home for a couple round of drinks. It was almost midnight and since I’m not familiar with their area in Mandaluyong, I thought I’d record our route with the GPS on my phone.

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September 27, 2008

Astone Enforcer Mini-Nettop PC

The first Astone UMPC was first seen on store shelves back in April. No new updates after that. apparently, they’ve been silently building their own nettop PC too.

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September 27, 2008

Neo eXplore X1 price drops to Php11,998

Inching really close to the Php9,995 Blue H1 UMPC, the Neo Explore X1 gets some price cuts too — now down to Php11,998 from the original Php16,999.

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September 27, 2008

MSI Wind PC gets priced

Earlier this month, we discovered the MSI Wind PC as the desktop version of the popular netbooks. The Atom-based mini desktop PC is MSI’s answer to the expensive Asus Eee Box.

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September 26, 2008

Blue sneaks in Helium T31 Mini-Notebook

Just discovered a new netbook from Blue Digital at one of the shelves of a PC Corner store this afternoon — a 10-inch Blue Helium T31.

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September 26, 2008

People trading out their iPhone 3Gs

Just this week alone, two iPhone 3G owners traded out their Apple-flavored phones in favor of other smart phones. Why? Reality sinked in — the iPhone is just not for them.

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September 26, 2008

List of Banks with Paypal Withdrawal Fees

Until now, I’m not sure what that Php200 charges most banks deduct from Paypal withdrawals. That’s on top of the Php50 for withdrawals less than Php7,000. And we all thought any amount beyond that would be free of charge.

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September 25, 2008

Canon shows off EOS 5D, 50D & 1000D

Canon organized a whole-day affair to celebrate the Philippine release of over 30 products in their line, including the much awaited EOS 5D, 50D and 1000D.

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September 25, 2008

OpenFrame IP Media Phone sports an Intel Atom

I earlier hinted that the Intel Atom CPU could very well power a mobile phone. I didn’t realize one phone manufacturer has already done it. OpenPeak today announced the OpenFrame IP Media Phone that runs on an Intel Atom processor.

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September 25, 2008

Samsung Innov8 spotted and priced

Yesterday, during a media briefing for Norton/Symantec, I was chatting with several tech journalists about the flurry of high-caliber phones that came out this 3rd quarter when I spotted the recently released 8-megapixel Samsung Innov8.

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September 24, 2008

How’s the Google G1 Android Phone?

T-Mobile today unveiled the G1, the HTC Dream phone based on the Google Android platform. It’s basically an HTC phone so T-Mobile’s $179 + 2 year contract price may hint of a possible unlock price when it goes global.

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September 24, 2008

SM MOA installs hi-tech parking monitors

Just this week, SM Mall of Asia started installing parking monitors on its multi-level parking section. The 3rd floor parking level is still closed for the renovation and i took pictures of the finished job on the 4th floor.

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September 24, 2008

Nokia N96 now out and priced!

I’m a little curious that one of the most anticipated mobile phone from Nokia this year didn’t have a big splash of a release. I’m talking about the Nokia N96. It’s apparently out in stores since last week.

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