Thursday, May 31, 2007

Interaction taken to the next level! : Microsoft Surface

Want to use your Coffee table or Refrigerator as a monitor where you can touch and interact with?
Microsoft has produced a solution that will revolutionize the way you deal with digital media through touch technology!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Top Philippines Internet Service Providers!

Got these results running on www.speedtest.net

Saturday, May 26, 2007

UMPC Collection complete!

UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) Collection complete!

(from left)

Samsung Q1P
OQO Model 02

Well at least for now =)...

ITS HERE! First OQO model 02 in the Philippines!

Just arrived from the US of A!

www.oqo.com Ultra Mobile PC

Loaded with:

Windows Vista Business Edition
1 Gig of Memory
60 Gigs of Hard Drive

Sony's flexible, full-color OLED

This is the Shiznit!

Friday, May 25, 2007

He-Man hits the BIG screen!!!

Talk about revivals and flashbacks! the latest to hit the big screen is no other than the Master of the universe himself!!!

takes from variety.com:

Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver are working with Mattel to turn "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" into a live-action film.

Justin Marks is set to write the script. Silver will produce.

Deal, which is contingent on Mattel formally approving an outline for the project, is another example of Hollywood overhauling a 1980s-era pop-culture touchstone in the hopes of seeding a tentpole pic. The sale comes just a few weeks before the July preem of DreamWorks' Michael Bay-directed "Transformers," which began as an '80s animated series and toy line.

Click here for more..

Did You know!?

Did you know that the voice of:

Miss Piggy
Fozzie the Bear
Cookie Monster

All came from one person!? its Frank Oz

click here to read more of where the old StarWars actors are now.

Some Predictions for the next Apple Announcments!

(Taken from www.applegazette.com)

1 - Multi-Touch in Leopard - Leopard is going to be the main focus of WWDC this year,and I think one of the big surprises left in Leopard is the inclusion of the iPhone’s Multi-touch navigation. Now, I’m not saying that Apple is going to abandon the mouse at WWDC. Far from it, but I think Multi-touch will be included in the OS, and there will be some products there that support it.

2 - New GUI for OS X - We all know that the Aqua interface, while still quite nice, is getting a little long in the tooth. At WWDC expect the next generation GUI to be another secret of Leopard.

3 - New iLife w/iTunes HD - The new versions of iLife will be revealed with Leopard - possibly even as a part of Leopard itself, and will all feature HD support…including HD downloads from iTunes.

4 - Blu-Ray Support - Blu-Ray support and playback in Leopard, and Blu-Ray drive options on all higher end Macs.

5 - Leopard/iPhone integration - I don’t think we’ll be seeing too much about the iPhone at WWDC this year, but we will see how extensive the integration with Leopard is…and I expect it will be very much a part of Leopard. I don’t think it’s a co-incidence that WWDC is happening before the iPhone even comes out.

6 - New Mac Minis and Macbook Pros - With the recent update of the Macbooks, the Macbook Pros are in desperate need of CPU upgrade, and the Mac Minis are due as well. I expect to see new version of both products at WWDC if not before…

One More Thing…

7 - Ultra Portable iMac w/Multi touch screen - I don’t believe we’ll ever see an Apple tablet (made by Apple at least) but I think the time is right for a device like that to premiere. The UPiMac wouldn’t be much different than the current iMac…just thinner, lighter, and attached to a removable dock when on the desktop…but it would be portable for taking around the house to use where ever you wanted - freeing you from the confines of the desk, and giving you the freedom to use Multi-touch for a completely new UMPC experience.

Speed up your Web Browsing! using OpenDNS

This is one way to speed up websites. Let me briefly explain how we are gonna do it:

All websites sit on computers called "servers", your computer/web browser connects to these "servers" by using an "Internet Service Provider (ISP)" like PLDT DSL, Globe broadband or Bayantel. What connects or allows your computer/webbrowser to find the right server that holds the website you would like to visit lies in a global directory called a DNS (Domain Name Service), sort of like a global telephone book of all the (IP/domain name) website addresses (i.e. www.google.com) in the world. Maintaining the look up of this directory are tons of "DNS Servers" around the world! Your ISP is usually the one who issues you the DNS server to connect to, usually their own DNS server locally.

One solution to quickly resolve domain names to their hosted servers is to use the quicker DNS Servers of OpenDNS.com click on the link how you can do this on your computer. Believe me its really simple to set! ENJOY!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Optimus Prime Toy vs. iPod vs. R2D2

Dude is hilarious! I admit it! I was once like this toooooo!!! =) come on! weren't you?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Jobs takes top CEO pay spot, makes $US646M

Apple CEO becomes the highest-paid U.S. exec
taken from ComputerWorld.com.au

Steve Jobs' $US1 salary was dwarfed by $US646 million in stock compensation for 2006, Forbes magazine said Friday, ranking the Apple CEO as the highest-paid executive in the U.S.

In its annual CEO paycheck scorecard of America's 500 biggest companies, Forbes said the $US646.6 million for Jobs was more than twice the compensation of the next person on the list: Ray Irani of Occidental Petroleum, who took home $US321.6 million -- the bulk of it from exercised stock options.

The next-highest-paid CEO in the technology field after Jobs was Terry Semel of Yahoo, who ranked fifth. Semel pulled in $US174.2 million, all but $US600,000 in realized options. Michael Dell, the newly-returned CEO of Dell, followed at sixth. The 42-year-old made $US153.2 million, small potatoes to a man who owns company stock worth nearly $US5.4 billion.

Rounding out the top 25, Larry Ellison of Oracle collected $US72.4 million in 2006 to make the 12th spot on the Forbes list, while John Chambers of Cisco Systems received $US71.3 million for No. 15.

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, was a compensation pauper in comparison; he took home $US980,000 for the year to place at a lowly 481.

Other technology CEOs of note on the list include Mark Hurd of Hewlett-Packard ($US20.3 million, No. 80), Samuel Palmisano of IBM ($US17.6 million No. 104), Margaret Whitman of eBay ($US3.1 million, No. 376), Jonathan Schwartz of Sun Microsystems ($US1.5 million, No. 461), and Eric Schmidt of Google ($US560,000, No. 488).

Thursday, May 03, 2007

New Iron Man Pics!

In Iron Man, Downey plays millionaire industrialist Tony Stark, who creates the high-tech armor to fight villains after suffering a life-threatening heart injury in war-torn Afghanistan. (See photo of Downey forging the armor and the resulting Mark I gray suit.)

The film, which will feature the Marvel superhero’s Mark I gray armor as well as the red and gold suit, opens in theaters May 2, 2008.


All this thanks to BUSH!!!!

Sweet Geek Watch!! (iPhone + Wrist Watch)

click here for the website of this product..

Latest Statement from Kevin Rose (founder of Digg.com)

"Today was an insane day. And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts…

In building and shaping the site I’ve always tried to stay as hands on as possible. We’ve always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community. Occasionally we step in to remove stories that violate our terms of use (eg. linking to pornography, illegal downloads, racial hate sites, etc.). So today was a difficult day for us. We had to decide whether to remove stories containing a single code based on a cease and desist declaration. We had to make a call, and in our desire to avoid a scenario where Digg would be interrupted or shut down, we decided to comply and remove the stories with the code.

But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.

If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.

Digg on,


Looks like someone didn't "sell out", after all =) Let's see how this all turns out though.. stay tuned! this is big news in the geek world..

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

HD-DVD Hack Issue!

One of my favorite news bit sites, namely Digg.com has recently been boycotted by some if its users due to "sell out" reasons. Basically, someone found a hack for the DRM or copyright protection that HD-DVD discs/player have used and posted the crack on sites like Digg. The users who posted these cracks thought that Digg.com would be a good place to share the hack but Digg decided otherwise by "removing them". Apparently, Digg's lawyers had advised them to remove the posts due to fear of being shutdown by the HD-DVD companies. When the users who had submitted the hack posts found out their posts were missing they immediately created a Revolt and spammed Digg.com with hate posts and repeatedly exposing the crack code for HD-DVD's.

Some are saying that this may be the end of Digg, given that even the top users/posters of the news tidbits for the site are also boycotting and declining their news contributions to the site. Below is a response from Kevin Rose, one of the founders of Digg.com Click on the pic for a bigger version.

5/2/07 Click here for more info on this topic..
5/2/07 click here for another
5/3/07 Latest article on the topic from Forbes.com

Tuesday, May 01, 2007