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.”
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.
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)
About a year ago, I won a Samsung Galaxy Note III which I promptly surrendered to my wife because she needed a new smartphone. Last month, (how time flies!) I was able to get my fingers tapping and swiping away on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Check out our video review above. For more … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Video Review
Mediocre reviews towards the reboot of the Thief franchise can be credited to how the stealth genre has changed in the past decade. In a sense, stealth has been “perfected” in may different ways: Mark of the Ninja on one end of the spectrum turning sneaking into an arcade platform jumper while Splinter Cell, Deus … Continue reading Thief: A reboot from out of the shadows
Given the past few weeks’ worth of news spreading throughout social media one of the more welcome ones would be scenes of friends posting photos of themselves over the backdrop of Wicked. Whether it be photos of the huge signboards with pen marks at the CCP lobby, the mechanical smoke-spewing dragon atop the stage, or … Continue reading Wicked the Musical: There’s no place like home!
Buy this if you want a big tablet that’s super light. Buy this if you want everything about the iPad Air except iOS. It’s out of the bag — an actual photo of a working unit in the Philippines. Samsung was going to introduce a Pro series tablet for people who need even more stuff … Continue reading Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
So many phones and tablets out there — and yes, the hybrids of different brands are equally populating the stalls. What makes the ASUS Fonepad stand out? Apart from being an all-in-one tablet and an Android powered smartphone, it actually kills the battery life category. You won’t believe it, but the Fonepad’s battery can last … Continue reading ASUS Fonepad has excellent battery life, PHP 11,995 for 8GB
I must admit that video recorders haven’t been on my radar for so long. Considering my earliest childhood memory of being enthralled with gadgets involved a video recorder (my dad was recording me while I kept on asking how it was possible “to watch yourself in the past”), the handy cam became obsolescent when almost … Continue reading Sony Handycam HDR-GWP88 is waterproof with built-in projector; SRP PHP 35,000
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
Before we talk about the BlackBerry I’d like to momentarily digress you, the reader, to a time back in the year 2000 when a company known as 3COM unveiled their new trade name under Palm Inc. It was, henceforth the company that brought memorable palm pilot devices such as the m515, the Zire, Tungsten, Lifedrive … Continue reading A review of the BlackBerry Z10
This is Nokia’s entry-level “206” model that costs PHP 2,850. If you know anyone that needs an updated feature phone for calls and text and yeah a bit of Facebook, this is something you can recommend. That’s all folks! • Imaging technology that optimizes photos taken with its 1.3MP camera for sharing on Facebook • … Continue reading Nokia 206; dual SIM, 28 day standby time for PHP 2,850
OK here’s the thing. I want to conduct an experiment of sorts. Many years ago I gave away bikinis (thanks Sassa!) and got a thunderous response for entries from my female readers. I’m going to put this to the test once more. You see, I’ve been looking over a lot of qualitative data on this … Continue reading Giving away Five (5) Hair Cut w/ Hair Spa Gift Certificates c/o Salon Beauvoir
Finally! Got the chance to play with the most eye-catching Windows 8 debut yesterday and it’s from Dell. Microsoft’s marketing collateral had the Dell XPS Duo 12 splattered all over their pages and it made me wonder how this thing really worked. Now I know what the “window pane” is for. The Dell XPS Duo … Continue reading Hands on with the Dell XPS Duo 12 (it’s yours for PHP 65,000)
I’ve been a huge fan of Patima since the time they built sturdy professional-grade underwater housings for smartphones. They kickstarted 2012 with the underwater case for the iPhone 4s, for which I have a hands on review of photo and video samples.