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March 08, 2008

Top 10 Things about the Asus Eee PC

In the last four weeks after I got hold of an Asus Eee PC, it has become my tag along personal computing device. It has served me well and here are some of the nitty gritty details I’d like to share about it.

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March 07, 2008

Digg Sale might end up with Microsoft or Google

Rumors leaked to TechCrunch suggested that both Microsoft and Google are preparing a bid to buy out Digg.com. I’ve previously discussed why Digg would want to sell but to whom it would sell is another question altogether.

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March 07, 2008

On Wedding Photography

In the last couple of months, I have had some photoshoot experiences with covering wedding-related photography. Many pros I’ve talked to say it’s the most challenging of all types of photography because it combines so many other genres — street journalism, portraiture, sports, etc.

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March 06, 2008

Dell Latitude XFR D630 vs. Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

It’s the battle of the fully ruggedized notebook and Dell is calling on Panasonic for the toughest laptops in the world. Meet Dell Latitude XFR D630 and the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 — both a mouthful and vying for the most indestructible, anywhere, anytime commercial notebooks.

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March 05, 2008

Thank you, YugaTech Sponsors!

I’d like to take this spot to thank our sponsors/advertisers here at YugaTech for their continued support.

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March 05, 2008

Lessons in Optimizing a Really Huge Blog

Up until now, I haven’t had any close experience doing server-side optimization of a highly-trafficked blog. When I say “highly-trafficked”, I mean it’s like being on the front page of Digg all day, 7 days a week.

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March 05, 2008

Netvibes upgrades to Ginger

My favorite startpage, Netvibes, has just upgraded its service to the new Ginger platform. This practically adds a ton of new social networking features to the personalized startpage and opens it up to the public.

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March 04, 2008

Use Smart 3G, Win an Asus Eee PC


Been getting this text messages from Smart for week now. I usually automatically delete SMS alerts but this one is some kind of contest/promo for their Smart 3G service. That prompted me to pause and check the message.

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March 04, 2008

Poll: What’s your Home Printer of choice?

New poll for the week and it’s all about home printers. What type, made and model of printers do you use at home? Send your votes via our polls section at the sidebar.

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March 03, 2008

Stop Site Scrapers with AntiLeech

It’s always a constant challenge how to protect our original content from site scrapers. It’s even harder no that blogs are easier to scrape because of full RSS feeds.

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March 03, 2008

Which Programming Skills are Obsolete?

A friend of a friend recently moved into the big city from down south. The guy used to work for a local government office in the province as a programmer of sorts. I was sought to help out the guy get a job and I asked him his programming skill sets.

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March 02, 2008

Apple doesn’t want my 20 bucks!

One of the reasons why Apple didn’t really open up iTouch 3rd-party apps to the public was because it wanted to make money from it. This was made clear when it recently introduced new apps like the Mail, Google Maps, Stocks, Weather, and Notes then charged early adopters $19.99 for it.

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March 01, 2008

2Mbps WiMax to cost Php45,000?

And here I was thinking that when WiMax will be rolled out commercially, subscribers can get their true dose of wireless broadband anytime, anywhere. I guess so — but at what price?

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February 29, 2008

Paypal says avoid Safari browser

Paypal’s Chief Information Security Officer recommends everyone who has a Paypal account to avoid using Apple’s Safari browser. Apparently, Safari is still way behind in security features compared to Internet Explorer and Firefox.

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February 29, 2008

Friendster Philippines is looking for Senior Product Manager

Friendster ain’t dead yet. They’re actually looking for a Senior Product Manager in their Philippine office here in Makati. That’s according to a recent job listing on Jobstreet.com.ph.

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February 28, 2008

Technology Entrepreneurship Class in UP

Just came back from an hour long talk at the UP College of Engineering in Diliman for an elective class on Technology Entrepreneurship. I find the class very interesting.

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February 27, 2008

Western Digital Passport: Portable HDD

Our current poll asks about how much portable storage people carry around nowadays. I didn’t realize I needed more than 4GB USB drive until my old laptop ran out of disk space from all the photos I’ve taken recently.

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February 27, 2008

On eBay & Paypal’s presence in the Philippines

Yesterday, I had a short 15-minute one-on-one interview with reps from eBay South East Asia who flew in from their regional headquarters in Singapore to answer some questions for the media on eBay’s expansion in the Philippines.

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February 26, 2008

Kizuna: Japan’s Ultra-High-Speed Satellite Internet

As if the regular 100Mbps connections are not enough for Japan’s residential broadband users, a new satellite internet service has just been launched to deliver ultra high-speed broadband connectivity to the country.

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February 26, 2008

World Map of Social Sites

Ever wondered which countries or regions which social networking sites are popular? We know Friendster is still #1 in the Philippines; but what about the others?

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February 24, 2008

Landrush .ASIA Domains

At least 3 bloggers have already asked me about the ongoing landrush of .asia domains — what i think about it or am I interested to join the rush. Surprisingly, this has been on my radar for months now but haven’t gotten much interest.

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February 23, 2008

Accenture Patents Outsourcing to 3rd World Countries

I’m not sure if this story is true or just plain funny but it seems Accenture may have actually gotten patent rights to “outsourcing”.

A quick post at Techdirt quotes:

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February 22, 2008

It’s now cheap to wiretap Lozada and de Venecia

According to a report, a group of hackers at the Black Hat conference in Washington D.C. claim that they’re able to hack GSM calls with equipment costing about $1,000.

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February 22, 2008

Google does AdSense for Videos

In October 2007, Google announced YouTube with AdSense overlayed on the videos. It was a move to monetize the 1.6 billion dollar investment Google made on Youtube.

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February 21, 2008

Mobile WiMax: So near yet so far.

A short news report today from Inquirer says that Mobile WiMax in the Philippines will be rolled out by the end of the year. Could this be the Globe Innove and Intel Philippines WiMax service I blogged about last October?

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