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April 27, 2009

USB Massage Ball

This simple but odd looking gadget is called a USB Massage Ball. Don’t know if that’s descriptive enough but it could easily become a laptop owner’s best friend.

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April 27, 2009

Facebook users showing signs of inactivity?

While there’s a lot of talk about the new web-darling Facebook and its apparent overtaking of MySpace as the largest social networking site in the world (over 200 million), there’s this lingering question whether Facebook will be the next Friendster.

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April 26, 2009

MSI Wind U100 Plus in Red, Blue and Rose

MSI has been expanding its 10-inch U100 netbook series and has now included an upgraded specs and more color variations under the updated MSI Wind U100 Plus label.

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April 25, 2009

Samsung unveils N110 and N120 Netbooks

Samsung has just announced two new models in its line of netbooks — the Samsung N110 and the N120, both boasting the largest keyboard size in its category.

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April 24, 2009

Blackberry Storm first impressions

I’ve seen and held the new Blackberry Storm on several quick occasions in the past but only able to really tinker with it yesterday. Here are some of my first-hand impressions about the device and why I thought it was a tricky proposition for RIM to venture into the touchscreen handhelds.

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April 24, 2009

RIP: Geocities, 1995-2009

Yahoo has finally decided to shut down its long-time free-hosting service, Geocities. It was 10 years ago that Yahoo acquired Geocities for a huge sum of $3.57 billion.

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April 23, 2009

HP Philippines launches Mini 1100 & 2140

HP Philippines formally launched three new ultraportable notebooks today — the HP Mini 2140, HP Mini 1100 and the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Special Edition (HP doesn’t want to call it a netbook).

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April 23, 2009

Asus Eee PC 1000HE now out and priced

Boasting a maximum battery life of 9.5 hours, the Asus Eee PC 1000HE is getting pretty good reviews (see full review at PTB) and local stores now have them in stock.

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April 22, 2009

Has your PLDT myDSL slowed to a crawl?

For the last couple of weeks, my PLDT DSL connection at home has crawled to a turtle’s pace. I don’t often get this type of problems in the last 4.5 years but this time, it took longer than one would expect.

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April 21, 2009

Blackberry Storm arrives in the Philippines

Research in Motion (RIM) announced today the availability of the new touchscreen Blackberry Storm in the Philippines. The Storm is RIM’s first foray into touchscreen handsets, obviously aimed at the iPhone 3G market.

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April 21, 2009

Market for Antivirus for the Mac

A couple of days ago, I got an email from PR of Symantec Corp. about the availability of Norton Internet Security for Mac which includes a firewall and anti-virus.

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April 20, 2009

HP Mini Vivienne Tam Special Edition

HP and world-renowned fashion designer Vivienne Tam announced their partnership on a special edition HP Mini 1000 last September 2008 but that model has yet to land in the Philippines. It was out in other countries by December last year but HP will only launch it here in the Philippines this week.

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April 20, 2009

Sub-30k Laptops as Netbook Alternatives

While most of the current netbooks are in the Php20k to Php30k range, some people will still opt for a decently spec’ed notebook within that price range for obvious reasons. Here are my recommended full-featured laptops under Php30,000.

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April 18, 2009

Two Power Supplies in One PC?

Was having some issues with my current set of power supplies in my PC at home. None of them are able to support the GeForce GTX 280 that was lent to me by Asus a couple of weeks ago.

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April 17, 2009

Gateway ZX2300 All-in-One Desktop

Gateway is gunning at the all-in-one PC market and wants to out-spec the Asus Eee Top with its own 18.5″ ZX2300 All-in-One desktop PC.

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April 17, 2009

Dell Vostro A90 a repainted Mini 9

Dell’s global online store has just revealed a new netbook aimed at the business/enterprise market — the Dell Vostro A90, an 8.9-inch repainted model of the Mini 9.

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April 16, 2009

Three’s a crowd: AMD Phenom II Family

Ever since AMD’s Phenom II was announced I have been looking around for a unit to test on but very not a lot of stores have them on stock. Good thing AMD’s PR contacted me for a review unit and these arrived last week, just before the long Holy Week vacation.

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April 16, 2009

New Zune HD to pack NVidia Tegra

Looks like the upcoming Zune HD will have the new NVidia Tegra capable of 1080p HD video with 800 MHz ARM CPU.

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April 15, 2009

Cignal Digital TV to offer HDTV

Cignal Digital TV is a new service provided by MediaQuest (same company who introduced Smart myTV in the Philippines) is set to offer hi-def TV this coming June.

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April 14, 2009

WP DB Cache vs. WP SuperCache

Most bloggers are familiar with WP SuperCache, a WordPress plugin that dynamically caches WP by converting them into static pages, thereby avoiding repeated database queries. While it’s very effective, this approach though has had several drawbacks. Then, there’s the newer one called WP DB Cache.

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April 14, 2009

Good deals for 40+ inch LCD HDTVs

Was looking around from some good deals on 40+ inch LCD TVs and Anson’s Appliance Store seems to be doing a sale this summer. Check out some of the good deals I saw on HDTVs after the jump.

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April 13, 2009

Ultraslim Portable Mouse by Samsung

Spotted this ultraslim mouse by Samsung the other day and I thought it would be perfect for a netbook. At just 8mm thin, this could probably be the slimmest optical mouse I’ve seen ever. 

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April 12, 2009

Nokia Phones on Factory Stress Test

This is what Nokia phones undergo while in the factory — a battery of stress tests to make sure the units survive various real-world conditions, including some pretty harsh elements.

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April 11, 2009

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

Sony sent in one of their newer entry-level HD camcorder () just in time for my planned road-trip this Holy Week. While I’m still testing it out on the road, check out the first few photos of Sony Handycam HDR-XR100 after the jump.

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April 10, 2009

Laptop Hunters: It all comes down to price!

Recent research revealed that there’s a slow growth in sales of notebooks and desktop PCs in the last quarter. But thanks to netbooks, the numbers aren’t too drastic. Microsoft is banking on the idea that it all goes down to price.

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