Friday, November 23, 2007
"The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, and the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.
Built from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms and covers 720,000 square metres. The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world." -- Wikipedia
Photo by Manny delos Reyes, Editor-in-chief, Speed Magazine
Thursday, November 22, 2007
The Philippine delegates to Canon Asia Expo 2007 in Beijing China. (From L to R) Ed Geronia, Editor-in-Chief T3 Magazine, Philippines; Isabel Escueta of Canon Philippines; me; Mr. Ramon Arteficio, Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. CEO and Manny delos Reyes, Editor-in-Chief Speed Magazine. (Photo courtesy of Ed Geronia)
Monday, November 19, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
The Eee PC is an ultra-portable laptop designed by Intel and ASUSTeK, aimed at the consumer market. The name Eee came from the "the three Es" in the advertising slogan of Asus "Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play." I got my unit from Hongkong for about P17,000.00. It features pearl white color, 4G SSD, 512MB DDR2, Intel Mobile CPU and Chipset, Wifi, 10/100 mbps ethernet and a built-in camera. Professor Rommel Feria of the University of the Philippines will review the unit for Technews.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
The B&W Zeppelin holds five drivers inside its body — four glass-fiber cones with B&W's tapered tubes, and a five-inch woofer for additional bass effect. Three channels of amplification drive 100 watts to the speakers. This good looking speaker costs a little more than US$600.00, I purposely removed the left cover of the speaker to see what's inside.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Designed with a sleek, polished exterior and buttons that illuminates when activated, the N81 8GB offers dedicated music or gaming keys, expanded memory, large screens and extended battery performance to provide quick and easy access to entertainment content. The N81 8GB is configured to find, buy, manage and play music and games purchased from the Nokia Music Store and N-Gage games service. The Nokia N81 8GB is now available in the Technews Lab