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Microsoft retires Encarta Encyclopedia

Looks like Wikipedia has finally killed the encyclopedia. Microsoft has just announced that their are discontinuing the Encarta service. On October 31, 2009, MSN Encarta Web sites worldwide will be discontinued, with the exception of Encarta Japan, which will be discontinued on December 31, 2009. Additionally, Microsoft will cease...

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Canon Intros the EOS Rebel T1i DSLR

Canon has just announced its EOS Rebel T1i DSLR. This is an entry-level DSLR and yet is loaded with two major features that you can only find in the high-end Canon camera – EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 50D. And what are these two features? HD video capture and 15.1 CMOS sensor. Of course, it’s pretty obvious that the EOS...

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Mac OS is more vulnerable to exploits than Windows

According to a recent interview with hacker, Charles Miller, he stated that the Safari is easier to exploit rather than Firefox or IE because it runs on Mac OS. During the Pwn2Own 2009 hacking competition, Charlie was able to take control of a fully patched Macbook in mere seconds by exploiting a security vulnerability on the...

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Dell Adamo revealed as new “Thinnest Laptop”

Dell finally revealed it’s Macbook Air competitor, the Dell Adamo — a 0.65″ thin notebook (thinner than Mac Air’s 0.76″ base). Dell is targeting high-end customers so the base price starts at $1,999 and could go up to $2,699. Inside the hood, the Dell Adamo isn’t any more impressive than the...

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Apple makes iPod Shuffle 3G a lot smaller

Apple recently introduced the new 3rd generation iPod Shuffle and made it much smaller than its predecessor, almost half the size of the previous one. The Shuffle 3G also has bigger capacity at 4GB (approximately 1,000 songs) and has a new feature that dictates the name and artist of the song you are listening (of course, when...

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Win an Asus Eee PC S101H from Bo’s Coffee

If you’re a fan of coffee, especially Bo’s Coffee, then you might be interested in joining their promo where you could win a sleek Asus S101H (worth P34,000+). From March 15 – May 31, for every Php200 purchase at Bo’s Coffee, you are entitled to a raffle coupon that could win you 1 out of the 5 Asus Eee PC S101H that they will be...

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Globe Tattoo is no different from Globe Visibility

This is a bit late but if you’re planning on getting a Globe Broadband Tattoo, don’t get your hopes up that it will give you the 2 Mbps max speed (or even half of it) as advertised. I saw this product in a stall during Microsoft’s Web Ramp Up last Feb. 26. at SMX and when I asked the Globe reps there if it’s the same as Globe...

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Review of 8″ Sony Vaio P

Now that the Sony Vaio P is available in the Philippines, we got a review unit and tested it out for about a week. Here’s a quick run down of my review: Pros: It’s thin, as in super thin — the Vaio P is just 0.78 inches thin. That’s 0.02″ off of the Macbook Air. The Vaio P is very light weight. At just...

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Asus WL-520gU Wireless Router Promo

If you’ve been planning to buy a wireless router for quite a while, now is a good time to get one. Starting next monday (March 9), when you buy an Asus WL-520gU wireless router you will get a FREE Wi-Fi USB dongle. That dongle is perfect if you have those old laptops without built-in WiFi or if you have multiple desktops at...

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AFP got it wrong on Accenture lay offs

A story published by Business World Online mentions Accenture’s new round of lay offs that cuts down the workforce at the Manila office by half. However, the actual number is just 500 and I don’t think that represents 50% of employees in Accenture Manila. More like 3%. US-BASED outsourcing firm Accenture is laying off...

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Microsoft’s Developer Showdown is officially open

If you’ve been to Web Ramp Up last Thursday (2/26) for Microsoft’s Dev Days then you’ve probably heard about the launching of “Best of the Best: Developer Showdown” that is brought to us by Microsoft Philippines and Smart Communication. This competition encourages local developers to create innovative web and mobile applications...

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Nokia N86 8MP is official

Although the 8-megapixel Nokia N86 was already shown the other night at the Showcase Nokia 2009 in Singapore, official release was made only at 4PM this afternoon to coincide with the WMC event in Barcelona. The N86 8MP is Nokia’s first 8-megapixel NSeries phone that touts a Carl Zeiss Tessar optics. Nokia N86 8MP specs: 2.6″...

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