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December 08, 2008

Blogging the Time Zone

Since I arrived here in Gummersbach City a couple of days ago, my blogging time has changed a bit as there’s a 7 hour difference between here and the Philippines.

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December 08, 2008

Poll: Do you use the GPS in your phone?

A lot of middle to high-end phones being sold nowadays come with GPS and/or A-GPS support and I wondered if people really use them at all.

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December 07, 2008

Blogger-Friendly Airports

In my travels abroad in the last three years, I’ve gone thru dozens of airports and only a few of them are really what I could call “blogger-friendly”. I think airports should have free wifi as part of their standard service to travelers.

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December 07, 2008

The Ultimate Gaming Machine

Host Leo Laporte of The Screen Savers showed a modded rig they claim to be the ultimate gaming PC. This top of the line UGM costs about $10,000 after all the add-ons.

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December 06, 2008

Nokia E63 Preview, First Impressions

Just got this Nokia E63 delivered yesterday for review, about a week ahead of the alleged Philippine release of the unit. Will try and get the review out a soon as possible but for the meantime, check out some of the photos I took.

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December 06, 2008

Flying to Germany

Will be flying to Germany today on a two-week workshop and some traveling. This is the same one I moderated last year. It’s looking to be a yearly thing for me.

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December 05, 2008

Kogan Agora on Android announced

Kogan Technologies of Australia has announced its upcoming mobile phone running an Android OS — the Kogan Agora and the Agora Pro.

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December 05, 2008

Sciphone goes for Android Dream 2

Maybe this is what Google wanted all along — for every small-time phone manufacturer not to worry about their mobile OS. China-based Schiphone is said to be coming up with Android Dream 2 soon.

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December 04, 2008

Asus turns to Celeron to sell more Nettops

Reports from DigiTimes last Tuesday points to Asustek planning to offer a Celeron-based Eee Box on top of the existing Intel Atom systems in order to lower retail price and boost sales.

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December 04, 2008

Skin a Samsung, Win a Pixon M8800

You might have noticed a new ad from Samsung this week. It’s actually for a contest by Samsung Philippines. All you need to do is create your own skin for the Samsung Pixon M8800 and get the chance to win the phone. Click here to join the contest. (Note: You need to have a Facebook account in order to login.)

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December 03, 2008

How much would you pay for a special number?

Got this spam text message by someone selling special mobile phone numbers. I’ve bought a special number before (ends with 5555) for about Php1,500 but I wouldn’t spend any more than maybe three grand for a really special one.

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December 03, 2008

Apple tells Mac users to run Anti-Virus

Can’t believe when I first read this but it looks like Apple has been telling its Mac users to install multiple anti-virus software for some time now.

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December 03, 2008

Nikon unveils 24.5MP D3X dSLR

Just in time for Christmas, Nikon unveils its latest high-resultion professional DSLR, the Nikon D3X — a 24.5 megapixel camera that produces a 50MB file per shot of RAW photos.

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December 02, 2008

Nokia N97 gets touchscreen and qwerty

Even before we get to buy the Nokia 5800 XPressMusic here in the Philippines, Nokia is already banking on a better and more usable version for its NSeries version — the Nokia N97.

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December 02, 2008

Pownce is shutting down

Another microblogging service bites the dust. Got an email just now announcing the shutdown of Pownce (similar to Jaiku, Twitter and Plurk).

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December 01, 2008

What’s on your X’mas Gadget Shopping List?

It’s the month of December and for most people, the only month of the year when you feel you really deserve that much awaited gadget you’ve always longed for.

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December 01, 2008

Filipino start-up develops the Ilumina iTV

A group of young engineers, software developers and visionaries presented a prototype of their new invention last night at the Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street — an interactive TV set they named Ilumina.

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December 01, 2008

Do you make local backups of your blog?

Just this evening, the server that this blog is on had a weird hardware failure. It just froze and the blog was inaccessible. The rest that followed was some sort of reality check and yet another lesson in making backups of backups.

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November 30, 2008

Why Nokia is pulling out of Japan?

Surprising news last week was the buzz that Nokia is sort of pulling out of the Japanese market for the majority of its products. Care to guess why Nokia conceded the battle on mobile phones in Japan?

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November 29, 2008

Xiao TIP-521 Digicam comes with a Printer!

It’s like the Polaroid all over again. Japanese toy company Tomy launched this new point-and-shoot camera, the Xiao TIP-521, with a built-in printer in tow.

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November 28, 2008

LG Cookie Price: Php11,900

True to their words, LG Philippines launched today the cheapest fully touchscreen phone in the Philippines – the LG KP500 or the LG Cookie. My prediction of under Php15k was surpassed — it’s actually just Php11,900.

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November 28, 2008

Samsung Series 8 HDTV and Mornings @ ANC

Yesterday, Samsung Philippines introduced their new line of HDTVs just in time for the Christmas shopping season — the Series 7 and Series 8 LCD TV with 46″ and 52″ models.

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November 28, 2008

MSI-ECS Christmas Warehouse Sale

Local IT distributor MSI-ECS is running a warehouse sale this first week of December. See details and price list after the jump.

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November 27, 2008

Sony Ericsson XPeria X1 Price: Php42,500

In an email by Sony Ericsson today, the new Sony Ericsson XPeria X1 phone will be coming out to the public tomorrow in stores but people who made early reservations are supposed to get their own units today. The retail price — a cool Php42,500.

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November 27, 2008

What if The Matrix ran on MS Windows?

What if The Matrix ran on Windows? Check out this nicely done video parody after the jump.

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