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August 24, 2008

MSI Wind U90 sells for Php19,500

Apparently, the 8.9-inch MSI Wind U90 is also available in the Philippines and selling for Php19,500 at selected branches of PC Corner. Now the cheap Acer Aspire One has a strong competitor in the sub-20k 9″ UMPC segment.

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August 24, 2008

Building a rig with an AMD Phenom X4 9950

Received an AMD Phenom X4 9950 for review last week which came with a Gigabyte motherboard and a huge ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 graphics card. I thought I’d build a gaming machine with this test unit and compare it with my own Intel Code 2 Quad X6600.

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August 24, 2008

Migrated Feedburner to Google: New Feed URL

Just got an email that my Feedburner account has been migrated over to a Google account. And thus, this blog will also have a new feed URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/yugatech.

The old Feedburner RSS will no longer work (the native WordPress RSS/ATom feeds do) but RSS to email subscribers will still get updates to their Inbox as usual. I’ve update the links and the rss meta to reflect this change.

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August 23, 2008

The Asus N10 is not a 10-inch Eee PC

Looks like Asus has had enough of the Eee PCs (last count was 27 models). There’s some leaked details of a new high-end 10.2″ wide screen ultraportable going out their gates soon — the the shiny Asus N10 (must be Asus’ response to the MSI Wind and the Acer Aspire One).

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August 23, 2008

Strong Growth of Mobile Web in the Philippines

According to a recent report from mobile advertising company, AdMob, the country is experiencing a strong growth in the mobile web. By end of July, the Philippines is ranked #5 from #7 in May 2008, surpassing ad requests from Romania and South Africa.

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August 23, 2008

LG KC910: Touchscreen with 8MP Camera

Here’s a surprise coming out the door of LG, the touchscreen KC910 with an 8-megapixel camera. Phone makers are learning that one must have something to talk about with new products — this time 8 megapixels is the buzz term for the quarter.

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August 22, 2008

How to solve the 3G network congestion problem?

One of the primary reasons why we don’t have a comprehensive 3G offering from the big telcos is because of the problem of 3G network congestion. It’s an undeniable truth that P2P is killing 3G in the Philippines.

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August 22, 2008

Trouble with BDO Credit Card terminals

This was sent in by BPI Express Online to all their customers today. Apparently, there were some problems with Banco de Oro credit card terminals that erroneously reported charges in dollars instead of pesos. So don’t be shocked if you see a $5,000 charge in your bill instead of Php5,000.

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August 22, 2008

Globe kicks off iPhone 3G Launch with a bang

Last night, Globe kicked off the iPhone 3G Launch Party with thousands of people counting down to 12 midnight with free flowing beer, food and lots more. No other mobile phone ever enjoyed this same treatment as the Apple iPhone.

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August 22, 2008

Could Yahoo! Buzz get bigger than Digg?

While some would already say that Yahoo! Buzz has already proven itself to bring more massive amounts of traffic to publishers, this has only been felt by a select few. This week though, Yahoo! Buzz was opened to the public and it made a bigger promise Digg never accomplished.

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August 21, 2008

iPhone 3G: Exclusive Pics, First Impressions

Today, I got to see and check out the iPhone 3G which will be released by Globe Telecom to the public tomorrow (August 22). I took tons of pictures and played with the device for a while. Here are my first impressions:

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August 21, 2008

Free trip to Yahoo! Open Hack Day in California

Yahoo! Philippines is serious about promoting web development and technology innovation in the country that it has sponsored quite a number of efforts locally — from University Hack Days, Yahoo! Developers Network to BarCamp Manila.

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August 20, 2008

AOC launches new 22″ LCDs and an HDTV

AOC today announced a new line of LCD monitors as well as its entry into the LCD TV market. Four new models of widescreen LCD monitors with 19″ and 22″ screens as well as a 22″ full HD 1080p LCD TV.

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August 20, 2008

Lenovo announces ThinkPad X301

Lenovo Philippines announced today the release of the ThinkPad X301 laptop, an upgrade to the first generation Lenovo X300 originally introduced back in April this year.

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August 20, 2008

India gets iPhone 3G at Php32k and Php37k

Like the Philippines, India will also be among 20 more countries to officially get the iPhone 3G on August 22, 2008. Not surprisingly, the prepaid price in India (via Vodafone) is almost the same as that of Globe Telecom.

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August 19, 2008

MSI Wind Review

I’ve got the chance to get fairly acquainted with the MSI Wind U100, one of the early competitors in the 10″ range of the UMPC market. Check out some photos and the full review after the jump.

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August 19, 2008

What’s your phone and how much did you get it for?

Someone once told me that in order to determine if a person is a potential iPhone 3G buyer, you’ll have to check what phone they’re currently using and how much did they get it for. That way, you’ll have an idea if they are predisposed to buy such high-end phones. Though I know it makes sense, I’d like to test that theory here.

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August 18, 2008

Are netbooks making Linux more mainstream?

Ever since the netbooks (UMPCs, ultraportables and whatever else they call them) came into the market, Linux has had its share of exposures to the mainstream consumers. They’ve been received well, IMO, but the question remains — are the netbooks really making Linux more mainstream?

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August 18, 2008

The Nameless Laptop Bag Winner

We’ve got our winner for the “Name that Nameless Laptop Bag” contest. We got so many cute, funny and jolog suggestions and here are the finalists and winner.

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August 17, 2008

AdSense for Feeds now live!

The Google AdSense Team announced yesterday that AdSense for Feeds is now live and rolling. Good news to those who have tons of feed readers as they can monetize that traffic too.

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August 16, 2008

iPhone 3G Plans: Cheapest in Belgium, Most Expensive in Canada

Update: Check out our iPhone 3G Review.

While everyone who’s interested in an iPhone 3G is frustrated by Globe’s pricing plans, it’s also surprising to learn that Globe’s postpaid plan is the 6th cheapest among 18 countries surveyed.

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August 16, 2008

Why Blogger isn’t that popular in the Philippines?

During a cocktail party held yesterday for several folks from Google Asia-Pacific, the Product Manager from SEA asked me this — while blogging is huge in the Philippines, why isn’t Blogger enjoying the same popularity? I gave him some figures off my head as he wrote it down. And here are some reasons why.

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August 16, 2008

Dell Inspiron 910 to launch on August 22

Dell’s UMPC flagship unit is now called Inspiron 910 (formerly dubbed the Dell E and E Slim series) and is reported to be launching on the 22nd.

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August 15, 2008

Globe drops iPhone 3G Prices and more!

Due to popular demand, Globe Telecom has announced it has dropped the prepaid price of the iPhone 3G to Php37,599 for 8GB and Php43,799 for 16GB. There are more freebies that come with the postpaid plans as well. See details of the new plans after the jump.

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August 15, 2008

Get an iPhone 3G for Php5k or less!

Yup, that’s right. You can grab yourself a brand new iPhone 3G for Php5,000 or less. Auction.PH is giving away a new iPhone 3G if you guess the right price. This could be the cheapest iPhone ever.

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