I was nearby, at least according to the geotags that some friends had placed and I initially though that the locations on Foursquare and Instagram were wrong. But all roads led to this amazing little place hidden from the daily grind. Well, the hiding starts at 5:30 PM daily. Boom. After 20 minutes, I found … Continue reading The Exit Bar (Somewhere) in Makati
There’s a lot of life left in the PS3 even post-E3 and that’s saying a lot. As the current generation of consoles come to a close, the PS3 has aged gracefully. While Sony is set to release the PS4 this November, they’ve given gamers a sweet parting gift — The Last of Us. Developed by … Continue reading PS3 Exclusive The Last of Us now available in the Philippines
Several weeks ago I reviewed the first BlackBerry 10 handheld to hit local shores, the BB Z10. It was essentially the Canadian company’s foray into a revamped OS to keep up with the ever-changing market. In that review I basically spelled out how the new OS is both condemning and innovative: the new OS doesn’t … Continue reading BlackBerry Q10 with QWERTY keyboard and LTE available TODAY for PHp 31,990.00
Presenting … the Emperor of Energy. The Principal of Power. The Baron of Batteries. This is one sick charging dock on wheels for 10 iPads. Meant for the office or school setting, the MultiCharger-X is really built for tablet-centric organizations (or for people who just really have money to spare!). For schools, the charging dock … Continue reading The MultiCharger-X iPad charging dock for schools is yours for PHP 39,999
CG intro, plants (and more plants!) and the hint of time travel with the neat Back to the Future reference. It’s about time for Plants vs Zombies 2! However — based on the details on the website, the game will be launched exclusively on iOS for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch this coming July 2013. … Continue reading Plants vs Zombies II: It’s About Time
Congratulations to Joyce de Vera who made use of the Camera360 + Cymera combo. Joyce, we will be in touch for your prize. Thank you! “I first used a camera app Camera360 while taking our photos in Jollibee, to have an amazing effect such as Magic Skin – Glossy. Then I used Cymera to add … Continue reading Congratulations to Joyce de Vera, winner of the Jollibee MILO Mix-In contest!
Fathers Day is still several calendar days away but our fine friends from MSI-ECS (ZTE Philippines and Genius) have decided to start the daddy celebrations this early! We are giving away the following prizes: 1. FIRST PRIZE: A pair of ZTE V956 Android smartphones (one for you and one for dad!) 2. SECOND PRIZE: Genius … Continue reading Contest: BEST MOMENT WITH DAD; win ZTE Android phones and Genius speakers and headphones
EDIT: Clarification that there are two models available. OK let’s get this out of the way first: for a pair of these noise cancelling cans, prepare to plop down PHP 15,720 for them. There is a lower 1000 series (PHP 8,910) and a higher 3000 series with the noise cancellation technology. It comes in a … Continue reading Fanny Wang 3000 Series Noise Cancelling Cans sell for PHP 15,720
SONY sent over their new Walkman saying “you don’t need to review it, but you can keep it!” And I was like, “wait this product is too impressive to not review!” And oh, thanks SONY. So here it is. This is the Walkman you’ve been waiting for. Yes it is waterproof and it doesn’t come … Continue reading New SONY Walkman NWZ-270 is waterproof and wireless; sells for PHP 4,999
Contest is over folks! I spent the weekend rummaging through hundreds of entries. After choosing one, I slept on it, thus furthering my resolve that this person indeed won the contest. Congratulations to Laurence San Pedro! Why he won: After going through hundreds of entries, I was able to visualize Laurence San Pedro’s entry because … Continue reading This is my 10th year with SMART! I’m giving away an iPad 4 w/ Retina Display to celebrate!
Every other tech blog has made the ‘Diamond pun’ so here’s mine: this post has taken forever to write (because diamonds last forever). So yes, this is late. Like one month late. The Starmobile Diamond was released back in April and has been making the rounds among the many lifestyle and tech blogs. About two … Continue reading The late review: Starmobile Diamond is elegant at a surprising PHP 9,990
Two weeks ago, I enjoyed a night of being wined and dined by the good folks from SONY as they unveiled their new BRAVIA line of TV’s. I’ll tell you a secret. Having been a tech writer and editor for more than 10 years, I’m at my most uncomfortable self writing about anything to do … Continue reading Understanding the new 2013 BRAVIA line from SONY
Jonathan is what I would call the “reverse bartender.” He’ll listen to you. He’ll engage in small talk but in return he’ll serve you an upper. Jonathan Choi is the proprietor and head bean of Magnum Opus Fine Coffees, an artisan coffee shop located in the always-busy intersection between Aguirre Ave and Elizalde in BF … Continue reading Jonathan’s Greatest Work: Magnum Opus Fine Coffees
Kobe Bryant is Lenovo Mobile’s new endorser for both the Philippines and China. In the advert, he’s touting the flagship K900 smartphone powered by Android and Intel.
Finally, it’s here in local shores! The iPhone 5 is a beautiful device, but suffers (like all other smartphones) from drained battery woes especially when you have LTE turned on the whole day. Although the battery management has slightly improved (speculation has the iPhone 5 battery carrying a wallop of 1400 to 1700mAh), these numbers … Continue reading Hands on with the new BoostCase for iPhone 5 battery pack