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March 17, 2009

Globe doubles Philippine Internet Bandwitdh

In a lunch event today, Globe Telecom and Tata Communications announced that their new submarine cable system has been activated and carrying traffic to the Philippines.

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March 17, 2009

Lenovo Pocket Yoga Photos Leaked

The Sony Vaio P will not be alone in its “category” any sooner now. Photos of an allegedly Lenovo pocket-sized ultraportable has been leaked on Electronista.

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March 16, 2009

How to avoid gadget theft?

I’ve been told about several incidents of gadget theft (specifically laptops) and was asked to write about how to avoid being a victim, especially if you carry them around in your car.

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March 16, 2009

How often do you clean up your PC?

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve experienced my computer abruptly shutting off. At first, I thought it was just some power surge or something so I suspected my UPS to be defective or just can’t handle the total load of the PC and other devices I’ve plugged into it.

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March 15, 2009

Sun intros 1-Peso International SMS

This was first explained to me by a friend who got a new Sun Cellular SIM. Then, last week I got to talk to a marketing manager from Sun who lent me a phone with their new Sun Cellular International SIM in it and adds that their international SMS is only Php1.

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March 15, 2009

3G Mobile WiFi Router: D-Link DIR-451

Those who were interested in the Smart Bro Share It Wireless Router but want to use any mobile 3G provider may want to look into this 3G router by D-Link, the DIR451.

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March 14, 2009

Athlon X2 7750: AMD’s unnamed Phenom X2

Yesterday, while scouting around for that elusive Phenom II X4, I chanced upon this new processor SKU from AMD — the Athlon 64 X2 7750 BE @ 2.7GHz. It’s the first time I saw this Black Edition processor in the shelves. Curiosity got the better of me so I grabbed a unit and assembled a rig at home.

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March 13, 2009

Win an Asus S101 from Bo’s Coffee

Asus Philippines has partnered with Bo’s Coffee to give away 5 units of their high-end Asus S101 netbook this summer.

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March 13, 2009

MSI X340 Ultra Slim Notebook coming soon

A marketing officer revealed in an email that MSI’s upcoming X-Slim X340 Notebook will definitely arrive in the Philippines next quarter and based on previous reports, could be as early as April.

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March 12, 2009

Smart Bro Share It Wireless Router

Smart Broadband, a subsidiary of Smart Communications, today launched SMART Bro Share It, a wireless router with HSDPA capability.

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March 12, 2009

HB 4917 & 1625: Regulate Texting and Driving

Two House Bills have been proposed that involves using cellphones while driving a vehicle — HB 4917 or the “Anti-Texting While Driving Act Of 2008″ and HB 1625 or the “Cell Phone Safety Act”.

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March 12, 2009

Canon Powershot D10: Submarine Edition

Among the dozens of new P&S cameras that Canon Philippines introduced yesterday, the Powershot D10 attracted the most curiosity. And no, it’s not because it looked like a submarine of sorts.

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March 12, 2009

Apple’s new 3rd gen iPod Shuffle

Last night, Apple refreshed its iPod Shuffle. The 3rd generation Shuffle has again shed off some skin (at 0.3″ wide) as well as the control buttons which might get users frustrated.

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March 11, 2009

Nokia outs 5730, 5330 & 5030 XpressMusic

Nokia today announced a trio of XpressMusic phones — the Nokia 5730, 5330 and the 5030 XpressMusic, the first two being offered as Comes With Music compatible devices. That means 12 to 18 months of unlimited free music downloads.

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March 11, 2009

5 things I liked about the new Honda City 2009

When I was invited to join the trip to Bohol by Honda Cars Philippines for a media test drive, I hesitated at first because I know very little about cars. They knew I’m mostly into tech and gadgets so my impressions of the new Honda City would come from that perspective.

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March 11, 2009

Canon Philippines opens Online eShop

In a press launch this earlier today, Canon Philippines announced they have opened an online store for local customers called Canon eShop.

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March 10, 2009

LG upgrades the Cooky to HSDPA, T-DMB TV

After selling over 1.3 million units of the LG KP500 since its launch in November 2008, the Korean company is finally cooking up an upgrade which they cleverly named LG Cooky.

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March 10, 2009

Intel Atom N270 vs. Atom N280

Now that the Intel Atom N280 has arrived (c/o the Acer Aspire One D150), we’ll try to take a look if this slightly higher-clocked CPU is indeed faster than its predecessor. So, we compared it to the Atom N270 and got the following results:

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March 09, 2009

HTC Advantage X7501 spotted in the wild

The HTC Advantage X7500 series, like the HTC Shift, was not officially released in the Philippines by HTC but could have been a nice MID to have back in 2007.

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March 09, 2009

AMD Phenom II X4 out and priced

I’ve been on the look-out for the new AMD Phenom II since it was first announced last January. Most of the local stores I drop by don’t have it on stock yet. I even asked their local PR if they’re distributing units around.

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March 08, 2009

10″ Acer Aspire One D150 Unboxing

While the new 10″ Acer Aspire One D150 has not officially been released in the Philippines, a number of units have already crept in from Singapore and being sold in local PC stores.

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March 08, 2009

Asus updates EeeBox PC to HD, Dual Core

Asus has finally upgraded its Eee Box line with the dual-core version of the Intel Atom and added HD video capability using a discrete ATI Radeon graphics card for full 1080p playback.

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March 08, 2009

Thermaltake Level 10 PC Case

Showcased at the CEBIT 2009 in Hannover, Germany is this special edition Level 10 PC case, created by Thermaltake and BMW Designworks.

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March 07, 2009

Intel Atom Z530 vs. Atom N270

After trying out the Sony Vaio P, I was curious whether there’s any performance difference between the Intel Atom Z530 and the Atom N270. Both chips run at 1.6GHz so I thought they’d have similar results with Super Pi.

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March 06, 2009

LG FB163 Micro Hi-Fi System

This LG speaker system was waiting for me when I got back home, the FB163 — a 15-kg DVD player and sound system that’s also made for the iPod.

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