Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our latest gadget...

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... it looks like a toy, but it's not

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... it looks like a piece of polished stone, but it's not

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... it looks like a paper weight, but it's not

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... it DOES NOT look like an MP3 player, but it is!

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The Samsung S2 Pebble
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One of our latest toys in the Technews Lab

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sennheiser PMX 80 Sport II

I finally found the best earpiece that I could use for the gym. The PMX 80 Sport II has a flexible ear hooks that gives it a secure fit and comfort when used.

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It also features an ergonomic neckband with 90 degrees vertical transducer system that ensures best-possible fit.

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It has a powerful neodymium magnet for balanced, detailed sound reproduction.

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Sweat and water-resistant

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with cable clip :).

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reflective stripe for extra visibility and safety. That motorcycle-riding maniac won't bump me anymore haha.

Globe launches Blackberry Bold

Globe Telecom and Research In Motion (RIM) OFFICIALLY introduced the Blackberry Bold in the Philippines this week. The Bold is the first Blackberry Smartphone to support triband HSDPA high speed networks around the world

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The Bold integrates 802.11/a/b/g Wifi and GPS, half-VGA color LCD and 2 megapixel camera.

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The screen is clearer than any other Blackberry units in the market today.

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Leather finish back. Looks nice :)

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Bigger keypad

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sony Ericsson C905 and Sony Alpha 900

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Fresh from Hongkong, my source sent me these two new units. The SE C905 is Sony Ericsson's 8.1 megapixel camera phone. The Alpha 900 is Sony's latest DSLR camera launched recently.

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C905 has an 8.1 megapixel camera.

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Wi-fi and GPS support.

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Like any other Cybershot phones it has a dedicated button for camera activation.

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Gallery buttons near the earpiece.

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Easy to use keypad

HP TouchSmart now in the Manila Bulletin Technews Lab

The IQ800 TouchSmart PC features high-definition, touch-sensitive 25.5-inch widescreen display, Intel Core 2 Dou Processor and a revolutionary interface that allows users to manipulate the computer without using a mouse or a keyboard. Users can perform functions by simply touching, tapping, or dragging their fingers on the monitor.

The Touch computer's focus is on digital entertainment. HP TouchSmart PCs will allow people to interact with their photos, videos, music and games in unique ways, plus they do everything that you'd expect from a traditional PC." .

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that this is the first and only 25.5" TouchSmart PC in the country as of this posting.

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This 25.5" hi-def HP TouchSmart arrived yesterday from the US.

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...comes with a wireless keyboard...

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...and mouse.

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You can leave a note.

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Listen to music and watch video.

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supports various media.

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A slot for additional storage.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My VAIO Z notebook

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13.1 inches and weighs 3.4 pounds

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isolation keyboard for easy typing

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...power saver feature.

Launched today at SMX, the Sony VAIO Z costs P199,990.00, I bought mine in Hongkong two weeks ago at a cheaper price.

My new toys

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Ferrari (yellow) and Mercedez Benz (red) on top of my keyboard.

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Comes with a keypad...

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... and two-megapixel Camera.

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My new toys are not ordinary car toys...

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...they are dual sim phone from my friendly gadget "sari-sari" store in Hongkong. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

iPod Nano Special Edition

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Technews supports Apple's (Product)RED. We bought not only one RED nano but three.

More than 4,400 people die every day from AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and almost 2,000 children are infected with HIV each day. The Global Fund’s (PRODUCT) RED initiative directs up to 50 percent of gross profits toward African AIDS programs focusing on the health of women and children. Since its introduction, (PRODUCT) RED has delivered over $100 million to the Global Fund.

Proceeds from every iPod shuffle, iPod nano, or iTunes Gift Card (PRODUCT) RED sold go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1

The arc design gives XPERIA X1 a distinctive and unique look. Slide the screen upwards to reveal the wide-pitch QWERTY keyboard.

The XPERIA X1 is a touchscreen QWERTY phone that runs on Windows Mobile 6.1, it focuses on multimedia and mobile internet. It features 3-inch VGA (800 x 480) touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, aGPS, WiFi, quad-band GSM/EDGE, and 900/1700/1900/2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA.

The unit above is from Sony Ericsson Philippines.

Nokia N85

My new Macbook Pro

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The 15-inch new Macbook Pro is now in the Technews Lab. The specs are almost identical with the Sony Vaio Z.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

iPhone 3g vs ePhone 3G

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The iPhone 3G and the ePhone 3G The ePhone 3G is another made in China iPhone-immitation phone. There is truth in the saying "practice makes perfect" as this latest iPhone counterfeit feels and acts like the real iPhone 3G, plus it supports two SIM cards and has a mobile TV.

Unlock iPhone 3G in 4-easy steps

I have received hundreds of inquiries on how to unlock the iPhone 3G ever since I have posted a picture of my iPhone 3G running on Smart network. Technews bought the iPhone 3G in Hongkong already unlocked and to my knowledge, there is no way as of this posting to software unlock the iPhone 3G.

There are however other ways in order for you to use other providers in your iPhone 3G.

I have used a Gevey SIM to unlock other iPhone 3Gs in the office. This device came from my source in Hongkong. This is similar to the Turbo SIM solution but safer. While the Turbo SIM requires you to cut your SIM, the Gevey SIM would work by just placing your SIM on top of it.

I used a 16GB iPhone 3G from Globe, here are the steps:

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1) Open the Gevey SIM. The Gevey SIM is inside the anti-static plastic. It looks like a thin film with IC on it.

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2) Place it on the SIM slot of the iPhone 3G. It fits perfectly but other iPhone 3G units that I tested need to be taped so that he Gevey SIM would not move.

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3) Put the unsupported SIM on top of the Gevey SIM. Since the SIM slot has a guide, you won't go wrong in this step.

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4) Insert the SIM in the iPhone 3G and turn it ON. Now you can see that my iPhone 3G is using the SUN network :).