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January 09, 2009

OQO Model 2+ is world’s smallest Vista PC

OQO has been ahead of its time in terms of producing MIDs since 2002 but only the latest model, OQO Model 2+ breaks the barrier of netbooks in terms of computing power. OQO claims this is also the smallest Windows Vista PC with OLED display in the world.

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January 08, 2009

Sony Vaio P Official Specs and Photos

Sony has officially announced it’s own version of a high-end netbook. Not that this is Sony’ first but the Vaio P departs from the usual netbook form factor and cheap pricing by offering a pocket-sized version.

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January 08, 2009

Asus Eee Keyboard is a Media Center

This could be the coolest thing that ever came out of Asus — an Eee Keyboard that acts as a stand-along home media center. There’s no telling what this keyboard really is as there are no details from Asus yet.

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January 08, 2009

Red Mobile 3G Speed Test

Now that the dust has settled on Red Mobile, we took the new service for a spin and tested the 3G speeds. Considering that Red Mobile is running under Smart’s 3G network, we should be able to compare how much bandwidth it was alloted.

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January 07, 2009

Asus Eee PC T91 Tablet Netbook

Asus fans have been asking for a touchscreen tablet netbook so they’re gonna get one. Asus just unveiled the Eee PC T91 Touch Netbook due to be released on the first half of this year.

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January 07, 2009

Motorola announces Moto Surf A3100

Motorola’s new Ming successor has been announced — the Surf A3100 — and will be scheduled to be shipped first to Asian markets this quarter.

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January 07, 2009

Macbook Wheel leaked outside MacWorld

The biggest surprise from Apple this year did not come from Phil Schiller’s keynote at MacWorld 2009 which has just concluded but from an unexpected source. And no, it’s not the unibody 17″ Macbook Pro with an 8-hour battery life either. It’s codenamed the Macbook Wheel.

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January 06, 2009

HP Pavillion dv2 gets an Athlon Neo

AMD’s recently announced Athlon Neo processor already has a laptop in tow — the HP Pavillion dv2. This 12-incher should perform better than most netbooks with the new 1.6GHz MV-40 Athlon Neo processor though not that strong enough to pit against the Core 2 Duos.

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January 06, 2009

HP Mini 2140 now with Intel Atom too

While we thought the HP Mini 1000 was the next netbook out of HP’s doors, the new HP Mini 2140 isn’t far behind — replacing the previous Mini 2133 with Via CPU to an Intel Atom.

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January 06, 2009

MSI X-Slim X320 is a 13.4″ Netbook

Just before CES 2009 officially opens, MSI has already sent a preview of their Mac Air look-alike with the X-Slim X320 – a 13.4″ Atom-powered netbook.

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January 05, 2009

What I want to see in 2009?

This is more like a wish list rather than a prediction for the year 2009 with specific focus on the Philippine tech landscape. Hopefully, we’d be able to see some of the items on the list become a reality before the year ends.

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January 05, 2009

Softbank makes iPhone TV Tuner in Japan

Just before the year 2008 ended, Softbank introduces a TV-tuner accessory to the iPhone in Japan — the 1-Seg TV. I’m not sure though if this device will work outside the Japanese airwaves.

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January 03, 2009

Intel Core i7 940 CPU Benchmark

After a month playing with the new Intel Core i7, here are some benchmark results I got based on comparisons between PC Marks and SuperPi 32M of 4 relatively high-end CPUs. The Core i7 940 is expected to top the results but what would be more interesting is by how much.

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January 03, 2009

Duo PNF Pen and Free: Instant Touchscreen

The Duo PNF Pen and Free kit can actually make your laptop LCD screen (or any display monitor for that matter) into a touch screen almost instantly.

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January 02, 2009

HP Firefly Laptop has 17″ and 4.3″ Screens

While this is not the first laptop to sport dual-screens, the HP Firefly looks odd with a secondary display screen of just 4.3 inches situated below the primary 17″ display.

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January 02, 2009

How to Unlock your iPhone 3G

The biggest news for 2009 so far is the YellowSn0w unlocking application for the iPhone 3G. You can now insert any SIM card into your iPhone 3G — good news for consumers, bad news for telcos.

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January 01, 2009

Magnetic Mount Lens for Mobile Phones

This one’s for all those mobile users who loves taking pictures of themselves using their camera phone — a set of lenses fit for your phone camera.

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January 01, 2009

Why the iPhone Nano doesn’t make sense?

For a couple of weeks, there’s been a growing number of blog coverage about a rumored iPhone Nano which Apple is supposed to be working on. All we’ve seen though are knock-offs from China and eager iPhone Nano accessory makers.

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December 31, 2008

Happy New Year to all!!!

Before everyone gets very busy tonight greeting everybody else and having a wonderful feast, I’d like to make a head start and wish everyone a very Happy New Year. 

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December 31, 2008

The 2008 Blog Traffic Stats

It has been a great year on YugaTech and I saw steady growth in traffic, subscribers and advertisers on the blog for the whole of 2008. Here’s hoping I’d be able to do the same if not better effort this 2009.

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December 30, 2008

iPhone Elite: What the iPhone should have been?

This is what the original iPhone should looked like if Apple decided to include a slide-out qwerty keyboard instead of just purely touchscreen. Mat Brady added and Photoshoped the refinements then emailed Steve Jobs.

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December 30, 2008

LG unveils 3G-enabled Mobile Wrist Watch

LG Electronics just unveiled in South Korea the world’s first 3G-enabled wrist watch. Yup, that’s a phone embedded in a watch with 3G for video-calling (sort of a James Bond thing).

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December 29, 2008

Top Stories on YugaTech for 2008

As the year 2008 is ending, I dug up into my Google Analytics to see which stories in tech made a lot of buzz here on YugaTech. We’re heavy on gadgets and gizmo’s so here are the top 20 gadgets and top 10 stories published here this 2008.

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December 29, 2008

DDR3 RAM price drops

When Intel launched the Core i7 procs, I asked Country Manager Ricky Banaag why the new systems only supported DDR3 RAM which is still pretty expensive. He replied that these will eventually go down. I didn’t expect it to be this soon but it looks like DDR3 RAMs are already on shelves and are going for affordable prices.

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December 28, 2008

3G vs. HSDPA: Does speed matter?

3G or HSDPA — most mobile users would not mind the difference these two have when it comes to connecting via mobile 3G internet. This is mainly because most people think 3G in the Philippines is slow anyway. I looked into this to see if the difference between 3G and HSDPA speeds really matter.

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