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Nokia puts Lonely Planet Guides on Phones

Lonely Planet contents are now available on selected Nokia mobile phones which can be downloaded directly onto the device or PC. Users of Nokia Maps can download Lonely Planet content covering more than 100 worldwide destinations. Each download will cost $11.75. Nokia Maps already cover more than 200 countries with more than 70 of...

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Yahoo! opens Buzz to the public

Yahoo! Buzz opened its doors to the public today. The Digg-like system by Yahoo! used to be an exclusive club to a select 40 or so publishers (e.g. TechCrunch, Read Write Web, etc) when it first launch in February 2008. Yahoo! Buzz has been touted as a more mass-market version of Digg and Yahoo has proven that it still has tons of...

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Free Deep Blue H1 Netbook for every Fuji Laser Printer

Villman is running a promo for a free Deep Blue H1 netbook when you buy the Fuji PE220 multi-purpose laser printer (serves as a printer, copier, scanner and fax). Price tag is Php21,995. Not bad considering the Blue H1 costs about Php16,995. Read my review here of the Deep Blue H1. Related posts: Fight spammers – Sign up at...

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Filipino bags 2nd place on Guitar Hero WCG Asian Championship

Aug 12, 08 Filipino bags 2nd place on Guitar Hero WCG Asian Championship

Posted by in Events, Gaming

Luis Benesa landed 2nd place in the Guitar Hero competition at the recent World Cyber Games (WCG) Asian Championship held in Suntec City, Singapore over the weekend. The 18-year old Benesa bested other players from China, Vietnam and Korea, to fight for the championship against New Zealand. Luis Benesa (left) at the winner’s...

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Samsung Omnia i900: First Impressions

I was quite fortunate enough to be able to get a first-hand experience on Samsung’s latest touchscreen phone, Omnia (SGH i900). Slated to be released today here in the Philippines, the timing was perfect to give potential iPhone 3G buyers another phone to consider. Before I proceed, I’m not really a phone freak....

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The Price of Globe’s iPhone 3G

Globe Telecom announced the official release date of iPhone 3G in the Philippines on August 22, 2008. Both postpaid and prepaid prices were also revealed. Prepaid kits will cost at least Php41,889 for the 8GB version. Comes with 50 hours of free mobile internet. Includes Php200 free load per month for 6 months. We got a scanned...

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Friendster’s new $20M funding & ex-Googler CEO

Fresh from an announcement that Friendster Philippines’ mobile content partner Entertainment Gateway Group being acquired by Globe Telecom, Friendster itself announced a new round of funding for the amount of $20 Million. Likewise, it will focus more on Asia where SEA alone attracts more than a 3rd of Friendster’s total...

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SiteMeter crashes thousands of websites on IE7

Aug 03, 08 SiteMeter crashes thousands of websites on IE7

Posted by in Security, Tech News

Over the weekend, thousands of websites inexplicably crashed when browsed via Internet Explorer 7. The common thing about them is that they all use Sitemeter and a bug in the site tracking service caused all the havoc. Sitemeter has promptly fixed the issue: Dear SiteMeter Users, We corrected a compatibility issue with our...

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MSI confirms $50 price hikes on Wind U100

Reports are out that MSI is going to increase the SRP prices of all MSI Wind U100 to $499 and up. The average increase will hover around $50. The company has had “no choice” but to increase the price as the raw manufacturing costs for the battery and other notebook materials have increased significantly, according to an...

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Nokia Tube Specs and Pics

Nokia’s fully touchscreen mobile phone which is supposed to be a direct competitor of the iPhone is nicknamed the Nokia Tube. Specs and leaked pictures after the jump. 640 × 360 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio) Symbian S60 5th ed. touch screen with haptic feedback 3.2 MP autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics Dual LED flash...

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1 Trillion Unique URLs

Google today blogged about reaching the 1,000,000,000,000 unique URLs indexed. And how do they crawl all these bazillions of pages everyday? We start at a set of well-connected initial pages and follow each of their links to new pages. Then we follow the links on those new pages to even more pages and so on, until we have a huge...

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Google ranking on Google Search

Barely a day after Google Knol was launched to the public, several pages of are already ranking quite high on Google’s own search results. It’s a little weird to see the Google domain showing up on Google search results.  This could be the start when Google becomes the content of Google search. Is it...

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