All I really wanted was a watch. But the more I kept this thing strapped on my wrist, I got sucked into that all too familiar trap of seeing my life as a series of numbers and charts, and the inevitable competitive sport of “social walking.”
It’s been about a decade since my last desktop DIY so building a gaming PC was rather nostalgic. I bought everything except the monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers from Quest Logic in Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes in Paranaque. For those unfamiliar, it is on top of the BDO along Aguirre, on the same side of … Continue reading My NVIDIA Zotac 1060 Gaming Desktop Setup
This piece originally appeared in March 2006 for MPH Magazine. Column: The Prodigal Screen Protector and Other Bedtime Stories Title: Titillating scandals of text Subhead: There are those rare moments when the demo unit reveals all There’s a reason why I love reviewing phones for m|ph. In the beginning I ‘d choose to review phones … Continue reading #Throwback Column: Titillating scandals of text
A trip to Tokyo isn’t complete without diving into the Otaku culture. In my previous post, I mentioned that I didn’t have a lot of time to move around Tokyo during the day as I was busy with work-related endeavors, so it was only during the weekend where I really felt compelled to take the … Continue reading Tokyo: Observations
Every month, there are heaps of new games released, some good and some bad. But what are the best Android games of 2016 so far? Roll the Ball Roll the Ball is one of the top games released this year. A slide puzzle game that requires you to use physics and engineering to win, it … Continue reading The best Android games of 2016 (so far!)
The Tomb Raider reboot, at least in my opinion, was one of the more recent successes in injecting a refreshing take on everyone’s favorite heroine. With this second installment, Lara Croft is back – obsessed, bruised and broken as she tries to follow her father’s footsteps for the search for immortality.
We use a lot of things and gadgets in our everyday life and most of them are very habitual. You brush your hair, use plates and forks, wear some kind of clothes, feed your pet – and all of this is a routine which can even sometimes make you feel tired. Some people try to … Continue reading 5 Gadgets we don’t need but absolutely want for everyday life
Krizette Chu of Manila Bulletin’s Panorama asked me to do an opinion piece on how I thought technology changes the way we deal with people. Being a young parent, I wrote about iPad parenting (it’s benefits!) and building resilience. This is an excerpt of the piece. The full article can be found online.
So it’s been a while, but Libon has really been making waves from the other side of the pond. “Traditionally” speaking, VoIP apps are always third-party, coming from familiar services such as WhatsApp and Viber. But Libon is different because it hails directly from a telco, which is a bold move as they recognize the … Continue reading Libon features cheap calls to and from the Philippines
On a daily basis, you will probably receive several dozen spam emails, as well as plenty of unwanted popups, advertising things like the best antivirus 2016 protection and the latest technology in spyware. This can be incredibly annoying and it may even make you lose faith in the effectiveness of these programs. After all, they … Continue reading Things to Know about Computer Viruses and How to Fight Them
It took a while, but we finally have them. As someone who pays close attention to kiddie toys (since my son is now at that age), I got rather excited to see a complete lineup of Cars / Cars 2 toys from the “Dream Series” of Tomica. I first saw these in Hong Kong, and … Continue reading Disney CARS by Takara Tomy (TOMICA) now available in Manila
Looking to build your website rankings for the coming new year? Incorporate these web design trends with your site to keep your readers engaged. It is incredibly fascinating to observe the evolution web design undergoes over the years. Sometimes changes occur seemingly all by themselves, sometimes as a reaction to changes in offline or online … Continue reading 4 Major Web Design Trends for 2016
From bracelets that can track your daily activity and heart rate to watches that accept phone calls and send text messages, wearable technology is becoming more common. Until now, medical professionals have had to rely on obtrusive home tests and patient compliance to gather daily data on their patient’s chronic medical conditions. For millions of … Continue reading Is Google Getting Ready to Sell its Smart Contact Lens?
While there are still thousands of vinyl junkies and lossless file obsessives scouring record stores, it seems like we’ve stopped caring quite so much about high fidelity in our music listening experience. Just think of the tiny speakers you hear on mobile phones, or the muffled strains of an iPod dock. Fidelity has stopped being … Continue reading Music tech: what choice will the connoisseur make?
Christmas 2014 greeted me with a coveted LEGO Ecto-1 from the LEGO Ideas catalog. For those unaware, ‘Ideas’ is a crowdsourcing campaign that LEGO set up many months ago. It essentially is a “built it and pitch it” program where anyone can show LEGO their creations, gain support and then have the marketing team over … Continue reading Photo Review: LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (#21108)