Monday, July 30, 2007

New Nokia phone in the Technews Lab

This strange looking phone is the new Nokia Prism 7500. It features a 2 megapixel camera, with a 240 x 320, 16.7m colour display. It has DVD quality video playback, MP3 and WMA support, FM radio, 30MB internal storage and a Micro SD memory card slot

USB Turntable

You read it right :), it's a USB Turntable. With this gadget you can now digitize your vinyl collection.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

MMDA men caused traffic jam

These MMDA personnel caused a traffic jam in Quirino and Roxas Boulevard yesterday around 5PM. They stopped all traffic going to Roxas Boulevard waiting for a bus of Korean tourists escorted by two motorcycle riding policemen.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Sony Ericsson CAR-100 bluetooth car

"Once it’s paired with your phone, use the phone’s keypad, joystick or volume keys to take a cruise."

Office organizer

A gift from Pacific Internet.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Is Pacman planning to release another album?

Buboy Fernandez, Manny Pacquiao and Lito Camo at Yamcha Timog. I was tempted to challenge Manny for 1 round... of San Miguel Beer :).

Storage United soccer ball

I won this in Las Vegas, I got six goals in six tries (and wearing leather shoes haha)

My NEW gadget bag

What's in my NEW gadget bag? Nokia N95, Nokia E61, 8GB iPod Nano, Blackberry Curve, Sony PSP, WiFi seeker, compass, extra batteries, 2GB micro SD, 1GB Sony micro vault tiny, ballpen, GPS locator and small tech-toys for well-behaved children :). My phone for mobile blogging stays in my pocket. The Samsonite bag is Canon's giveaway to the members of the press who attended their event last night -- The Canon ImageNation Fair.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The N92 on my dashboard

Watching CNN using the new Nokia N92 while driving.

A view from the top

24th Floor of Makati Shangri-la during the launch of Nokia N92.

TV goes mobile

The Nokia N92 is the first integrated DVB-H mobile device in the Nokia Nseries range for watching broadcast TV programs.

Setting up the Buffalo AirStation Wireless-G

It automatically detects and configures Cable or DSL internet connection. Security features include WPA, WEP, Privacy Separator, Intrusion Detector, and SPI firewall. It could also function as an access point. Photo shows the AirStation sitting on my desk, I configured it wirelessly using the HP Pavilion zv5016.

Bluetooth Presentation Controller

From one of the boxes in the Technews Lab

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sony Ericsson P1i

One of the most awaited phones from Sony Ericsson is now at the Technews Lab.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet

The helmet modifies the wearer's voice to make it sound like a robotic transformer. This is the most touched object in the Techews Lab next to the iPhone. Photo shows me, wearing the Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet.

Gift from the ambassador

An ambassador from the middle east sent this Faber-Castell pen to me yesterday. He is a very Techie person who loves to read about new gadgets and new technology. He is an avid reader of Technews and Tech 101 of the Manila Bulletin.

A new box for Technews

Found this box infront of my table. It's an ACER Gemstone 5920 worth PHP89,990.00. A new toy for the boys here at the Technews Lab of the Manila Bulletin.

Friday, July 20, 2007

This shampoo has formaldehyde

I read it first from Connie ( the Sassy Lawyer but only confirmed it just now while taking a shower.

At the back of Manila Police District

The sign says "NO Parking from 7AM to 7PM" this photo was taken around 5:45pm. No wonder the traffic from Taft Ave. to San Marcelino was terrible awhile ago.

A watch with built-in cellphone

Emylou surfing my moblog

The audience

The visitors

The singing chef

1000 built-in games

Phone with loads of NES, SNES and GB games.

Globe scores again in bringing new technology to the Philippines

Globe Telecom and Research in Motion (RIM) introduced the new BlackBerry Curve wireless handset in the Philippines yesterday. The BlackBerry Curve will be available to Globe's corporate customers through its Enterprise Business Group (EBG).

The Blackberry Curve is the smallest and lightest full QWERTY BlackBerry handset, featuring a smooth and friendly design and delivering the renowned BlackBerry email and messaging experience, premium phone features, intuitive trackball navigation system, 2 megapixel camera, fast web browsing and powerful multimedia capabilities.

"Globe has always been at the forefront of innnovation and the new BlackBerry Curve, with its power and simplicity, is an innovative and attractive mobile solution for our corporate clients," said Jesus C. Romero, Head of the Enterprise Business Group. "Globe customers can now stay connected to the people and information that matter most, using a BlackBerry mobile solution that is both stylish and functional.

"The BlackBerry Curve is a powerful and easy-to-use communications tool that helps people be more productive and successful in their personal and professional lives" said Norm Lo, RIM Vice President for Asia Pacific. "The BlackBerry Curve combines an impressive array of features that are important to mobile professionals and we are very pleased to be working with Globe to bring this well-balanced handset to the Philippine market".

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Siemens Image Intensifier

I went to visit Capt. Norberto Tapia last night at the Makati Medical Center and saw this weird looking contraption at the elevator. The unfriendly staff of MMC told me that it's an Image Intensifier.

"X-Ray Image Intensifiers are converting and amplifying a minimum amount of X-ray quanta into visible light providing high detail and high contrast images. Shortly after X-ray image intensifiers were invented, Siemens started to develop their own intensifiers."

Globe launches Blackberry Curve in the Philippines

Norm explains to select members of the Philippine Press the advantages of using Blackberry.

Globe launches Blackberry Curve

Norm W.K. Lo, Research in Motion (RIM) Vice President for Asia Pacific and Queenie Chow, RIM Public Relations Specialist for Asia Pacific show the CURVE to the members of the press at the launch.

Globe launches Blackberry Curve

The BlackBerry Curve is the smallest, lightest BlackBerry smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard.

New goodies in the Technews Lab

We have new laptops, desktops, mp3 players, printers, A/V equipment and a lot more, but still the star of the Lab for more than two weeks now is still the iPhone. It never failed to elicit a “WOW” from the people to whom I have shown it. But being the gadgets section of the newspaper, Technews should not revolve just around a phone that could not even make a phone call YET. So whether I like it or not, the iPhone that I am using now is on its way to its original packaging and off it will go to one of our shelves beside the PS3 and Wii.

Below are some of the latest gadgets in the Technews Lab.

Me holding the CX7EK

Inside the office of ECY with the Sony HDR-CX7EK. The unit is very fresh from the box, see the product info tag dangling :). It comes with a free 4GB memory stick duo plus another free 4GB memory stick duo from our source in HK.

World's first waterproof camcorder now in the Technews Lab

The Xacti E1 shoots standard definition H.264 movie. It can fit up to 10 hours of video in a 8GB memory card. The unit is submersible to a depth of five feet for 60 minutes at a time. I will be testing this unit next week when I go to Cebu :).


High-definition recording using "Memory Stick". The HDR-CX7EK High-Definition Handycam is the world's smallest and lightest as a 1080i-type High-definition video camera (as of April 2007).

Toys for the big boys

One of the shelves of the Technews Office. "There are always gems waiting to be discovered when you sift through the seeming mountains of trash. " -- Annalyn (


Claimed by JVC to be the first consumer full High-Definition 3-CCD camcorder capable of shooting and recording full HD images (1920 x 1080i). Released on April 2007, this camcorder features a Fujinon lens used in broadcast video cameras. Photo shows the GZ-HD7 beside some of the smaller gadgets and gizmos in the Technews Lab in Intramuros.

Sony Gigajuke

Just introduced May of this year the NAS-50HDE aka Gigajuke is for music fanatics with large music collection. The GigaJuke simplifies storage of your music collection without the need for a PC. It stores, labels, and organizes music in its 80GB internal hard drive. The device can transfer music directly to the WALKMAN or other portable audio players including the latest Sony Ericsson phones without the help of a PC.

Tough Drive Pro

External mobile hard drive. 2.5'' USB 2.0, 250GB. Available in the Technews Lab