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CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Startups in HK Can Get up to US$82,000

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Startups in HK Can Get up to US$82,000″. Click here for the full read.

January 5, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Microsoft to Unveil Windows Mango Pones in Tokyo Today at 10:00am – Ustream Link Included

While we don’t know what Nikon is announcing at their upcoming press event, we know for certain that Microsoft is set to unveil the first Windows Phone “Mango” a press event today (Wednesday July 27) at 10am Tokyo time in Japan (check your local time here). According to liveside.net, Microsoft is expected to unveil the Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T (TSI12) Windows Phone device to the Japanese market together with au KDDI and Toshiba-Fujitsu.

According to the official au by KDDI website, the press event will also be streamed live online on Ustream and if you want to watch the live event, check put liveside.net at 10am Tokyo time.

Source – liveside.net

July 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – 3D for New iPad 3?

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “3D for New iPad 3?”. Click here for the full read.

June 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

iPad 2 Hong Kong Launch Update – Warning: Possible Spoiler Inside

Further to my post on 22 April 2011, still no news as to when the launch of iPad 2 in Hong Kong is gonna be. However, it seems almost imminent as some of the Universities are taking orders for the iPad 2 already with delivery dates on 15 May 2011.  With some deduction here, we’re sitting in the two-weeks windows and given that Apple usually choose to launch a major product on a Friday, so the launch is either this Friday, 6 May or 13 May 2011.

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April 26, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Hong Kong, iPad2, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Total Breakdown of 3HK 3G Data Network

[Update: 11:24am] Finally it’s back up, at least in Wanchai area.

Since yesterday afternoon, I have been experiencing problems accessing my emails and surfing the net with my iPhone 3Gs with the 3HK 3G data network except for a brief two hours or so from 9:00pm to 11:24pm.  It was still dead this morning and I’m getting really frustrated.

At first I thought either my iPhone 3Gs went cuckoo or something’s wrong with my SIM card but not until I start searching through the local forums where I noted that the whole 3HK 3G data network was indeed paralyzed.

3HK, get your act together please, this is getting really annoying and it ain’t funny.

Worst thing is, you cannot even dial into 3HK’s hotline.

The following are just some related forum posts -

“我由尋日(18號)下午三點左右開始已經上唔到 ~ 我都以為電腦 / 手指壞 …. 因為我用電話都仲上到 ~ USB 手指一直試到而家都仲未上到 ! 電話都有一段時間死左 …. 大約係五、六點左右死左一陣 ! 點搞呀 ?! 我鋪頭有時上網做野要靠佢 !! 而家死得啦 !!” ~ PhontHK forum

“極火滾!!到底個死人3台發生咩事!!hotline直情打唔通!!” ~ Discuss Forum

January 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogroll, Hong Kong, News Related, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Gaming Review – inFamous

Superhero games. In the gaming market today, superhero games with enough appeal and success could possibly mean the beginning of a new gaming franchise. There are the original ones where they seem to surprise you more and more, one example being Batman and the new Arkham Asylum installation is a good example. Then there are the superhero games based on movies and modern day projections of a classic hero, which has disappointed so far, just look at X-Men: Wolverine. Then there is the new generation of highly engaging hero simulations, and inFamous might as well be at the top of the list.

Image from GameSpot

Image from GameSpot

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August 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Gears – Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head and 685B Neotec Monopod

Manfrotto 322RC Joystick Head

Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head

Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head

Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head

Manfrotto 685B Monopod

Manfrotto 685B Monopod

Manfrotto 685B Monopod

Manfrotto 685B Monopod

Got these two awesome gears for my arsenal two weeks ago and took them out shooting a few times, the result, ultra steady on my Sony A900 and even better with the Canon G10.

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The reason I chose the Manfrotto 685B monopod over the others available in the market is that from all of the research I did, this one matches my need, i.e. being able to extend and retract at the fastest speed possible. My believe was further confirmed by the following two videos which I found on YouTube and Luminous Landscape. The YouTube video is a review of the monopod from Yuri Arcurs, one of the most successful stock photographer, check out how he utilizes his monopod in his daily shoots. Instead of going for a custom bracket like he does, I found the Manfrotto 322RC2 joystick head which allows for fast switching from landscape to portrait position via the joystick ballhead. As for the second video, it is a full video review of how the Manfrotto 685B works with the Canon G10. Check them out and enjoy.

Click pic to watch video

Click pic to watch video

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 4 Comments

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – How Many Mobile Phones/Numbers Does it Take for One to Tango?

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “How Many Mobile Phones/Numbers Does it Take for One to Tango?”. Click here for the read.

October 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tablet Enhancements for Outlook 3.1 for Free

Tablet Enhancements for Outlook 3.1

Tablet Enhancements for Outlook 3.1

If you uses a Tablet PC like me, you probably have heard of TEO (Tablet Enhancements for Outlook).  Well, it’s free now on TabletPC Post and it runs on both Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007.  Click here for the link and download it now for the ink experience with your Outlook.  Not sure how long the offer stays good. Although the download page says version 2.0, you actually do get the latest version 3.1.

Source – TabletPC Post

August 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – HTC Touch Diamond Performance Tweak

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “HTC Touch Diamond Performance Tweak”. Click here for the read.

Want to thank my buddy, William, for the tip.

June 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

First Look – Samsung i900 Omnia

Pic from GSMArena

Wow, it’s been a busy week or two with the launch of HTC Touch Diamond and the announcement of the 3G iPhone. The latest addition to the new wave of “Touch” phones is the i900 Omnia, which was unveiled this week by Samsung and probably gonna be showcased as the coming CommunicAsia expo held in Singapore from June 17 to 20 according to GSMArena.

The i900 (GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 850/1900/2100) will be  based on the Windows Mobile Pro 6.1,  and will feature the following -

  • 624MHz Marvell PXA312 processor;
  • a 3.2″ 400 x 240 resolution display;
  • TouchWiz user interface;
  • a 5-megapixel camera (with smile detection and geotagging);
  • support for microSD (TransFlash);
  • 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM;
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g;
  • Bluetooth with A2DP;
  • built-in GPS receiver;
  • FM radio and TV out;
  • 1440 mAh Li-Ion battery; and
  • two versions with 8GB/16GB internal memory respectively.

The phone will be available shortly after the CommunicAsia Expo and some sites been reporting as early as July. Check out the following video for now.

Source – GSMArena, Megawhat.tv

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

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

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

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