Hong Kong Tech Phooey

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Underground 60 – 31 May 2008 @ The Cixi

For more info on the artists, head over to www.undergroundhk.com.

May 30, 2008 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Music, Nightlife | , , | 1 Comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – 3 Hong Kong Confirmed Carrier for 3G iPhone in Hong Kong & Macau

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “3 Hong Kong Confirmed Carrier for 3G iPhone in Hong Kong & Macau”. Click here for the read.

May 29, 2008 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone | , , , | Leave a comment

More Xperia X1 Specs Revealed

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1′s White paper is finally out and we now have pretty much the final specifications. To download the White paper, go to the following link, http://developer.sonyericsson.com/site/global/docstools/phonespecs/p_phonespecs.jsp.

Features include:
•3-inch Wide-VGA (800×480) TFT 65K color LCD
•XPERIA™ panel concept
•Unified Media Experience
•3.2-megapixel camera with Touch auto focus
•Video capture and playback up to 30 fps
•Integrated WiFi and A-GPS
•Mobile broadband
•Handsfree headset with a 3.5 mm audio jack, USB charger, USB cable provided in the kit
•Internet Explorer Mobile browser
•HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
•Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
•YouTube support (3GPP playback)
•FM radio, streaming audio/video
•Video telephony
•Bluetooth™ 2.0
•HW 3D Graphics
•Supports microSD™ High Capacity memory card
•Exchange /IMAP4/POP3 e-mail
•Quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
•Tri-band HSPA X1a:(850/1900/2100 MHz) X1i:(900/1900/2100 MHz) )

What also interesting is the following technical data on the memory.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, SONY | , , | Leave a comment

Sydney Pollack Dies @ 73

Sydney Pollack helped make a sex symbol of Robert Redford, an Oscar-caliber star of Jane Fonda and a woman of Dustin Hoffman.

Pollack, the quintessential actor’s director of Tootsie, The Way We Were and more, who seemed most comfortable in the company of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and vice versa, died tonight of cancer at his Los Angeles home.

The filmmaker, a two-time Oscar-winner, was 73.

“Sydney made the world a little better, movies a little better and even dinner a little better,” George Clooney said in a statement. “A tip of the hat to a class act. He’ll be missed terribly.”

Extracted from E! Online, for full article, click here.

May 27, 2008 Posted by | E! News, News Related | , | Leave a comment

Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrade for HTC TyTN II Released

This just in from msmobiles, HTC TyTN II WM6.1 available on HTC.com site as of 5/23/2008.

Summary of features:

* Messaging now comes with an auto-complete feature for message recipients.

* Direct Push version 2 reduces bandwidth usage by up to 60% and improves battery life by an average of 33%.

* Threaded SMS lets you see exchanged messages (similar to a chat program) with a contact on the screen.

* Internet Explorer Mobile – Zoom Level has replaced Text Size in the View menu. Navigating large-sized Web pages is easy by using the Page Overview feature.

* Windows Mobile 6.1 supports the Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) for Bluetooth that allows for the transfer of phone book information between Bluetooth devices.

* Windows Mobile 6.1 supports System Center Mobile Device Manager. System Center Mobile Device Manager is a server-side solution that provides a more secure and efficient management of Windows Mobile-powered devices.

To get this upgrade please log-in to HTC eClub.

Source – msmobiles.com

May 26, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC | , , , | 2 Comments

Video – The Evolution of Mobile Phones 1985 – Today

For those who missed this video, I’m embedding here for you, this video generated much hype on YouTube throughout the last week, enjoy. After watching it couple times, I counted and I actually owned 27 of the phones featured in the video, what’s your count?

Source – justamp

May 26, 2008 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Video | | 1 Comment

MOD of the Day – Cyclop Headpiece

Been a while since I last posted some nice MOD pics, this is one which caught my eye lately, by Matt Griffith at 2 Dollar Pistol Tattoo in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Source – ModBlog

May 25, 2008 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, MODs, Pics | , , | Leave a comment

ASUS Confirms Touchscreen Eee Tablet PC

Pic from SlashGear

Chris Davies over at SlashGear confirmed that ASUS is going to roll out the touchscreen slate for their new line of Eee PC. It was also reported that the slate could be launched as early as the Taipei’s Computex show, which kicks off June 3rd, the same show that the original Eee PC debuted at last year.

For full article, click here for SlashGear’s post.

Source – SlashGear

May 24, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Tablet PCs | , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Blackberry Bold vs iPhone video

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Blackberry Bold vs iPhone video”. Click here for the read.

May 23, 2008 Posted by | BlackBerry, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

First Look – Guitar Hero IV World Tour

Pic from Gizmodo

It’s official, the all new Guitar Hero IV is announced and will be coming this fall. This time around, like Rock Band, Guitar Hero IV will be featuring a drum set and microphone as well. In addition, it also feature an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock and roll anthems, along with online Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands.”

This sounds real neat and I for one cannot wait for the release. For the time being, enjoy the trailer below.

Source – Engadget, Gizmodo

more about “First Look – Guitar Hero IV “, posted with vodpod

May 23, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Gaming, Gaming Related, Software, Uncategorized, Video | , , , | 1 Comment

Unboxed Video – MWg Atom V

from www.tracyandmatt.co. posted with vodpod

May 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Newsbreak – 3G iPhone Launch Date Confirmed

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Newsbreak – 3G iPhone launch date confirmed”. Click here for the read.

May 21, 2008 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, CNET, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, News Related | , , , | Leave a comment

Review – WILLCOM D4 (Sharp WS016SH)

Pic from Akihabaranews

The guys over at Akihabaranews got the chance to review the alpha version of the Willcom D4 (Sharp WSO16SH) last week in Tokyo, Japan and it’s looking sweet. Running on Vista, the D4 doesn’t seem as sluggish as most of the other UMPCs in the video.

The D4 features a 1.33GHz Centrino Atom Z520 CPU and according to Akihabara, the D4 is one of the first UMPCs on the market using the new CPU; a 40GB HDD, 1GB RAM, a 5″ 1024×600 TFT touchscreen. The D4 measures 84x188x25.9mm and weigh 470g.

Click here for the full review. For now, enjoy the video from Akihabaranews below.

from www.akihabaranews.co posted with vodpod

May 21, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, Review, UMPC, Uncategorized, Video | , , | 1 Comment

Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Portrait Shots

Following my previous post on the test portrait shots on the Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM lens, I’ve been asked to post up some more test shots on my other lenses. Took some model shots in a studio over the weekend with the Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8ZA SSM and posting here for those interested. Click for larger image.

1/125sec, F8, ISO 100, Lens Focal Length 70mm

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May 19, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Cameras/Camcorders, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, Photography, Pics, SONY | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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