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CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – SLOW Internet Speed Across Asia


My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “SLOW Internet Speed Across Asia”. Click here for the full read.

Excerpt from the post –

“According to Telecom Asia, “Monday’s quake, which measured 6.5 on the Richter scale, has severely restricted access to foreign websites from Hong Kong and mainland China for much of the past two days.

In a poll on the sina.com website late yesterday afternoon, 46.2% said they could not access any foreign websites and another 37.0% said the bandwidth speeds were “very slow”. Popular apps and websites like MSN and Yahoo were unavailable for much of the period, users complained.

China’s biggest fixed-line carrier, China Telecom said it had experienced “a series of breaks” in subsea capacity off Taiwan. By noon Tuesday it had recovered to 60% of lost capacity. It was working with other international operators and expected to have 75% restored by today or Thursday.”

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET | , , | 1 Comment

First 2 Forward Round 3 is Tonight – 19 August 2009


First 2 Forward is…

Two top creative directors. Five rounds of competition. One event that reveals the freshest, funniest, and freakin’ coolest stuff from around the Web.

Join us the third Wednesday of every month to find out who’s got the hottest links in Hong Kong. Round 3 is tonight.

Venue: Privé, 60 Wyndham Street, Central
Doors open: 8:00pm, Show starts 9:00pm.
FREE entry with your name card.

Endy Fung
ECD, Razorfish
Alan Kan
Creative Partner, Kitchen DigitalFirst 2

Forward is a spin-off event of Web Wednesday, the No. 1 community for Asian Digerati. (http://www.webwednesday.asia)

First 2 Forward就是由城中兩位出色的創意總監,進行五個回合的激戰,誓要以最快速度,將網上最千奇百怪、搞鬼惹笑、怪誕瘋狂的網上資料公諸同好!


First 2 Forward是由亞洲首屈一指的數碼媒體組織Web Wednesday策動,想知更多關於這個組織的資料,請即登入http://www.webwednesday.asia

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Web Wednesday HK | , , , , | Leave a comment

BarCamp Hong Kong 2009


Mark your calendar, BarCamp Hong Kong is back.

For this year’s BarCamp, the date is set on 12 September 2009 at Turner International Asia Pacific Ltd, 30/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong from 9:30am to 5:00pm.  Better yet, there will be a after event drink function at East End Brewery, 23-27 Tong Chong Street,  Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

According to the organizers, they are expecting over 300 people at the full-day event, hosted at Oxford House in Taikoo Place, on the conference floor of Turner International Asia Pacific, owner of Cartoon Networks and CNN News. The venue features five large conference rooms, two lounge areas, a coffee room and a bar. Food, drinks and free wifi will be provided.

Presentations can be on any topic you like as long as it is about the Internet and people are willing to listen. You are free to speak in Cantonese, Putonghua or English. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.

For more info, check out the BarCamp Hong Kong 2009’s homepage at http://barcamp.hk/ or join their FaceBook group at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=6146785447&ref=ts.

Source – BarCamp Hong Kong

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong | , , , | Leave a comment

Rumored Canon G11 Specs

Image from Gizmodo

Image from Gizmodo

According to Gizmodo, the following is the rumored disappointing specs of the Canon G11, gee, who needs that swivel LCD screen, gimme some meat, LOL –

Effective: 10.4MP[downgrade?], Recorded: 10.0MP
1/1.7″ CCD
RAW, JPEG, QuickTime
Image Stabilization
6.1-30.5mm f/2.8-4.5 (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm)
Optical: 5x, Digital: 5x
Normal: 1.6″ (50cm) – infinity
Macro: 0.4? (1cm) – 1.6″ (50cm)
Integrated Mount for the LA-DC58K Lens Adapter
ISO 80-3200
Evaluative, Center Weighted, Spot
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Effective Flash Range: 1.6″ (50cm) – 23? (7m)
Still Images per GB: RAW: 67
JPEG: High Res: 374 – Low Res: 7,684
Video: 640 x 480 @ 30fps, 320 x 240 @ 30fps [no 720p?]
Viewfinder Coverage: 77%
2.8? LCD Vari-Angle
USB 2.0, Dedicated A/V Out, mini-HDMI (Type C)
Windows XP, Vista
Mac OS X (10.4 or later)
12.5 oz (355g)
NB-7L Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

Source – Gizmodo

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Camera, Canon, News Related | , , , | Leave a comment