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March 19, 2013

Samsung confirms company is working on smartwatch

The rumor mill is flowing with so much speculations, especially on wearable technology. Now, Samsung takes from that rumor mill and confirms it – a Samsung Smartwatch may be coming.

January 28, 2013

Samsung’s new ad targets RIM’s enterprise prowess

There are a lot of ways to continue one’s domination. One method is to kill the seed even before it grows and another is to attack your competitor’s strengths. Samsung did both in their recent ad, but they’re not aiming at their heated rival this time around.

December 27, 2012

Toshiba develops refocusing camera module for smartphones

Toshiba Corp. plans to bring smartphone photography to a whole new level by developing a camera module that lets a user refocus an image even after it was already taken.

July 19, 2012

Smart completes roll-out of 9,500 LTE base stations

Since we beta tested the LTE service of Smart from last year (it ended around March), I’ve been asked a lot of times when they will officially launch the service in the Philippines. There was lot of noise about it since last year leading to 1st quarter of this year and then there was silence.

June 27, 2012

SmartBro’s fixed wireless is now PLDT MyBro

Smart and PLDT are silently re-aligning their broadband services. The fixed wireless service which is the original brand for SmartBro (previously Smart WiFi) is now under a new label called PLDT myBro.

January 29, 2012

Is there hope for #betterinternet with Smart LTE?

Smart Comm. sent out a release to the media earlier last week announcing that they will be 100% LTE-ready by mid-2012. That’s certainly good news considering that we’re just actually talking about HSPA+ coverage in the past months.

March 30, 2011

Merging Smart & Sun not good for consumers?

PLDT now has an overwhelming majority of the telco business in the Philippines — it owns Smart, Talk ‘N Text, Red Mobile and now Sun Cellular representing more than 70% of the subscriber base combined {see earlier story here}.

November 24, 2007

Plug It! Smart BRO Plan 799

I thought this should have been launched months ago. Smart Broadband Inc. (Smart Bro), a subsidiary of Smart Communications announced the new 3G/HSDPA service in Subic (during the 20th Ad Congress?). Dubbed Plug It, this is basically Smart 3G with a dedicated USB dongle.

September 15, 2007

Smart Bro is getting some competition?

A tip from Lawrence got me all curious about this alleged new HSDPA modem from Globe. A wireless landline plus broadband service has been reported as early as last year and is branded as Speak ‘n Surf. This month, I was told an upgraded system will be rolled out commercially, promising speeds way better than […]

March 08, 2007

Smart, MediaQuest give Philippine TV a “new face”

I’m posting the title and the full body of the Press Release sent to me by one of Smart’s PR people. Will be having lunch with them next week so if you have specific questions you’d like me to throw their way, just leave a comment.

September 13, 2006

Speak and Surf is Globe’s answer to Smart Bro?

While we were on the topic of broadband, I asked more about Globe’s Speak and Surf and found out some really juicy details about their new product. I believe this was also mentioned during our last meet-up when the Globe Team did their presentation. Out of the box solution for broadband internet and landline telephone. […]

March 27, 2014

#TBTH: We look back at 20 years of Internet in the PH

In March 1994, the Philippines was first connected to the internet. twenty years hence, a lot has changed in the way we communicate, work, learn and make friends.

February 11, 2014

MediaTek announces MT6595 4G LTE Octa-Core SOC

MediaTek has just announced the world’s first octa-core SOC for smartphones that supports 4G LTE connectivity and powered by the latest Cortex-A17 CPUs from ARM – the MT6595.

December 13, 2013

Unofficial Android 4.3 build for Xperia Z/ZL leaked

Two XDA Developers members have recently got their hands on an unofficial firmware for the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL which brings a lot of improvements to the former flagship handsets.

December 10, 2013

Qualcomm outs Snapdragon 410 SoC, 64-bit with LTE

Qualcomm Technologies has just introduced its latest and first low-cost chipset that comes with 64-bit processing and 4G LTE connectivity – the Snapdragon 410.

November 22, 2013

YugaTech – LG G2 Contest: Index Finger Challenge!

It’s time to give out some really cool prizes to our loyal readers here so YugaTech and LG Mobile are going to give away one brand new LG G2!

August 14, 2013

Sony Japan tour on Bravia 4K & Magnetic Fluid Speakers

We spent the entire week last week doing the tour of Sony Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan to get a closer look at their 4K technology and its commercial application as well as a better appreciation of the Bravia 4K.

June 24, 2013

Google Loon – the balloon-powered Internet

Google seems to be really pushing reliable internet access to everyone. From the promising Google Fiber which gives users 1Gbps of download and upload speeds to this, the Google Loon.

May 21, 2013

Here is why I’ve given Nokia a second chance

For the longest time, Nokia was on top of the mobile phone foodchain. We’ve said that over and over again in previous articles, and today, they may have been eclipsed by other better selling brands. To be honest, however, I think Nokia’s doing a good job in trying to reclaim its spot as the number one smartphone […]

January 06, 2013

HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

Last month we’ve given you a brief primer of the HTC Windows Phone 8x and we’ve recently posted the full review of its more affordable brother, the HTC Windows Phone 8s. Now let’s see if this taller handset is worth your extra cash in our full review after the break.

December 13, 2012

MediaTek outs its first quad-core SoC

MediaTek has made its name in the semiconductor industry by providing affordable single-core and dual-core System-on-Chips to handset manufacturers for their entry-level/mid-range smartphones. The Taiwanese company plans to keep their streak going with the announcement of their first quad-core SoC, the MT6589.

June 25, 2012

Sony Xperia Ion LTE Review

The Xperia Ion is the biggest handset in Sony’s line-up. It’s also the first one to have LTE support. Check out our full review of the Sony Xperia Ion after the break.

August 08, 2011

Huawei launches the E353 HiLink HSPA+ modem

When I first saw the Huawei E353 HSPA+ USB dongle a couple of weeks ago, I immediately asked our contacts close to the company if there are available open-line units of this model and was told it was directly imported from China by the telcos.

June 11, 2011

Sapido Mobile Router as 3G/4G Hotspot

Bought a Sapido 3G Mobile router last year as a possible replacement for my SmartBro Share-It. So I’m just waiting for my 24-month contract to expire so I could completely move up to this set-up in the car. But then, the local distributor met up with me early this week and showed me their whole […]

December 31, 2009

Our Biggest Tech Stories of 2009

Looking back in the last 12 months, we’ve seen quite a number of exciting developments and news that we broke here on YugaTech. Let’s do a quick run down here before the year ends.

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