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February 20, 2008

HP UMPC 2133: Now that’s an ultraportable!

There’s some leaked images and numbers on a supposedly new UMPC from HP. The HP Compaq 2133 is small, lightweight and carries a Linux flavor. I say it’s a sweet cross between a MacBook Air and an Asus Eee PC.

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February 20, 2008

R.I.P.: Toshiba HD DVD

So, it’s finally official. Toshiba delivers the “betamax address” and announced it’s giving up on the HD market and will discontinue production of players and recorders, according to recent press release.

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February 19, 2008

Is Web 2.0 on your Mobile Phone?

A lot of people (including me) are claiming that the next wave will be on the mobile phone. With faster wireless connectivity and high adoption rate, the mobile web may become the next top destination for everybody.

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February 19, 2008

The Poor uses Yahoo; Rich ones use Google

A set of data recently released by HitWise suggests a trend on the economic status of people using either Google or Yahoo search engines. The results revealed that those financially well-off are likely to use Google while the lower class ones gravitate to Yahoo.

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February 18, 2008

Poll: How much portable storage do you have?

Long gone are the days when we carry around 3.5″ floppy disks for copies of important documents and files. Even CDRWs are seldom used as well. It’s now mostly flash drives and portable HDDs.

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February 17, 2008

Adobe Lightroom rocks!

I’ve completely moved from shooting JPEGs to RAW just this year when shooting with my Canon EOS 40D. That has made a huge difference in how the quality or the drama of the photos turn out.

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February 17, 2008

Paypal Exchange Rates: Bank or Credit Card?

This was a question I’ve been very curious to know ever since Paypal allowed direct withdrawals to local banks and via credit card. This week-end, my CC bills arrived so I’m able to compute the going exchange rates for both withdrawal methods.

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February 16, 2008

The Problem with Pay Per Play Ads

I’ve been getting over a dozen email invites now about this new Pay-per-Play ad program that promises $4,800 revenue based on my Alexa rankings. I’m sure a lot of the other bloggers have heard of this too. Let me share with you why I think this thing won’t fly.

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February 16, 2008

Revver in Debt; for Sale

RevverRevver.com, the video sharing website, is up for sale. Apparently, the idea of sharing ad revenue to video producers isn’t a lucrative business and Revver is now $1 million in the red.

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February 15, 2008

Better ROI with Blog Advertising

I was doing a PowerPoint presentation yesterday on why advertising on blogs is better than in any other online media when I thought it would be really great if I have the figures to show and back up my claims/theories. Then I realized, I was given some Google Analytics data by a recent advertiser. And here’s what I got…

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February 15, 2008

The mysterious Php200 Paypal Withdrawal Fee

The recent Paypal withdrawal feature got everybody thrilled especially that bank fees are practically free for amounts greater than Php7,000 (and it’s only Php50 if less than that.) Never mind the lower exchange rates as that’s the only way banks benefit from this setup with eBay/Paypal.

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February 14, 2008

What’s on your Toolbar?

Recent news of the Google Toolbar hijacking 404 pages got me a bit curious. Are people still using toolbars until now? I guess the obvious answer is yes.

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February 13, 2008

Samsung’s Turn: SGH G810, P960 and the Soul

After Nokia and Sony Ericsson’s stellar performance at GSMA World Congress, it’s now Samsung’s turn to make a killing. Three new phones were introduced that made the headlines — the SGH G810, P960 and the Soul .

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February 13, 2008

Exodus at Yahoo!

Coming out from a near-escape of Microsoft’s takeover bid and jumping to a 55% inflated stock value due to the raucous, my earlier prediction missed the mark. What did happen is worse IMO — massive lay-offs and exodus of key executives.

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February 13, 2008

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Geeks

Valentines Day is tomorrow and people are busy looking for that perfect gift to their significant other/s. Here are my top 10 suggestions as Valentines gifts for your geeky boyfriend/girlfriend.

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February 12, 2008

Jooce: Online Desktop for the Cyber Nomad

First time I got an email about this, I thought it was the IPTV service (Joost). Jooce is different — it’s basically an online desktop, communication and storage service.

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February 12, 2008

Fresh from Nokia: N96, N78 & 6220

Was scheduled to attend this virtual launching of the Nokia N-Series Mobile World Congress hosted by WOMWorld. It’s part of the Mobile World Congress 2008 which is happening now until February the 15th in Barcelona, Spain. Missed it due to several scheduled meetings so I didn’t get to ask questions.

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February 11, 2008

XPeria X1 by Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson just announced a new line of mobile phones. Among them, a stunning XPeria X1. Check out what’s inside the package.

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February 10, 2008

Prediction: YHOO will drop to $18

Rumors abound that Yahoo is rejecting Microsoft’s $44.6B bid this coming Monday. Insider info reveals the Yahoo’s board members think the $31/share offer is too low.

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February 10, 2008

The AMD Phenom X4 is in town

AMD PhenomJust noticed that some PC stores are now carrying AMD Phenom X4 processors. These are the new quad core processors from AMD with the X4 9500 rated at 2.2GHz and the X4 9600 at 2.3GHz.

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February 09, 2008

Unboxing: Asus Eee PC

For a couple of months now that the Asus EeePC has been available in the local market, I haven’t got the chance to get myself one. Either there’s no available stock or the remaining lone unit is priced way more than the SRP. My only luck was with Asus Philippines lending me a review unit.

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February 08, 2008

Is a Google-Yahoo merger any better?

The hostile bid by Microsoft to buyout Yahoo for $44.6 billion has prompted a lot of wild speculations for other players, including the Valley giant Google. In essence, the big G is one of those who can afford to buy Yahoo but US anti-competitive laws will obviously not allow it. Let’s just say for a moment that it’s a viable exit option for Yahoo, what does Google stand to gain?

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February 08, 2008

Poll: How many domains do you own?

This week’s poll was inspired by Thord Hedengren over at BH — Are you a domain elitist? Mine is, how many domains do you own?

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February 07, 2008

MagMyPic: Fake Magazine Covers with your Photos

Ever dreamed of having one of your photos featured in big time magazines like the National Geographic, Time, GQ or Sports Illustrated? You can fake your way in with Mag My Pic.

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February 06, 2008

Updates, updates… and more Updates!

A deluge of updates from popular gadgets to freewares and stats. Check them out after the jump.

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