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Since 'the geek shall inherit the earth', this geek is just waiting for his day to rule the world. In the meantime, he is a young Padawan for CNET Asia whilst toying with a myriad of fun stuff disguised as work and pretending to advise companies on tech business and new media strategies. His playmates range from startups, (un)Fortune 500s, to government organisations.
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Now in this geek's bag:

. iPhone 4 32GB
. Kindle Graphite
. Canon Legria HFM32
. Samsung Galaxy Tab
. Algo Tablet
. LG Optimus 7
. Nokia N8
. Sony VAIO VGN-P23G
. Blackberry Bold 9780
. Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds a.k.a. "Chewie"
. Canon PowerShot G11
. Lenovo S10-2
. Jawbone 3rd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. Ultimate Ears Pro

Formerly in this bag:
. Lenovo Ideapad U260
. Blackberry Bold 9700
. Nokia N900
. iPhone 3GS 16GB
. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro
. HTC Snap
. Plantronics Discovery 975 headset
. Acer beTouch E100
. Zune HD
. Nokia N97 Mini
. HP Probook
. Apple iPod Touch 2nd Gen with Ultimate Ears
. Nokia BH-902 Bluetooth Headset
. Blackberry 8800
. Nokia N96
. Blackberry Bold 9000
. LG WM6.5 Prototype
. Jawbone 2nd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. HTC Touch Cruise
. Lenovo Thinkpad T400s
. Canon Powershot G10
. Lenovo IdeaPad U350
. Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS
. Samsung Galaxy
. Canon Legria FS200
. Canon SX10 IS
. Blackberry Curve 8320
. Canon EOS 5D Mark II
. Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
. Gigabyte Netbook M912V Tablet
. Lenovo Ideapad S10
. Lenovo Thinkpad X200
. Samsung Innov8
. Samsung Omnia
. Apple iPhone 3G
. Apple iPod Shuffle
. Kohjinsha SX Series
. Kohijnsha SC Series
. Canon Powershot S5 IS
. Canon EOS 1000D
  • 07Jan

    image021 Wow, this looks really sleek! And it looks like Sony Ericsson’s "most exciting Xperia product yet", according to Ian Gardner, Corporate Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific Region, Sony Ericsson.

    More details in the announcement after the break.

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  • 07Jan



    Too bad this geek has to miss the Consumer Electronics Show this year due to national service commitments. This looks really interesting. My head is just beginning to get around how it’d change the way we use our PC. Wonder if I can play Starcraft 2 better with it? Alas, we’d have to wait till July to find out! More details in the announcement after the break.

    Mouse 2.0 research becomes a reality with the new Microsoft Touch Mouse.

    LAS VEGAS - Jan. 5, 2011 -

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  • 21Oct

    A phone with pretty solid hardware including a 12-megapixel camera and HDMI output (though nobody’s really excited about the Symbian OS) is now available for pre-order in Singapore.


    Rumours has it that this is the last N-series phone running the Symbian OS and Nokia will be shipping MeeGo from N9 onwards. Check out the press release for details after the break.

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  • 29Sep

    This looks like a nifty gadget that might make a lot of sense for certain lifestyles. Earlier on, this geek was playing with the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro and it packed a lot of features in a little device providing a pretty nice experience on Andriod. Looks like Sony Ericsson is going for smaller devices with more modular extensions like the LiveView. I haven’t played with one myself but you can find out more from the press release below.

    Singapore, September 28th 2010 – Today sees the announcement of the Sony
    Ericsson LiveView™. This innovative accessory is another step in Sony Ericsson’s commitment to help consumers get the very best mobile phone experience through the open Android platform. The Sony Ericsson LiveView™ is part of the Sony Ericsson Extras portfolio – a division which offers a total product experience and enhanced mobile possibilities.

    LiveView_PHP-Top-Image[1]The Sony Ericsson LiveView™ uses Bluetooth™ connectivity to wirelessly pair up to a compatible handset and allows consumers to control the phone without taking it out of their pocket or handbag. Read text messages, see incoming calls and keep up to date with the latest news
    on Facebook™ and Twitter™.

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  • 16Sep

    Looks like my favourite camera, the Canon PowerShot G11, just got better! I’m in cyberlust!


    London, UK, 14th September 2010 – Canon today announces the new PowerShot G12 – the latest model in the multi award-winning PowerShot G-series trusted by professional photographers the world over. The new model offers photographers best-in-class flexibility and all-round powerful performance, with professional levels of control and support for a wide range of accessories.

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  • 07Sep

    For a geek who has not touched a Sony Ericsson phone in a long long while, I tried the Xperia X10 Mini with QWERTY and found the Andriod implementation pretty decent and the keyboard extremely good for such a small form factor. Has changed my mind about Sony Ericsson phones for sure. Have not tried the Vivaz but here’s an update for those of you who own one here in Asia Pacific.


    • New customisable user interface available in the Asia Pacific region from September 2010
    • Exclusively optimised, with 3D carousel on the Vivaz™ and Vivaz pro™
    • Touch-friendly menus, multiple desktop screens and widgets offer high level of user personalisation

    Full press release:

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  • 20Aug

    Not sure what to do this weekend?

    You can check out Sony Ericsson’s first-ever Xperia™ Café @ Bugis Square as well as do your bit for charity by donating to the Singapore Children’s Society while enjoying cups of premium Nespresso coffee at the Xperia™ Café.

    Xperia Cafe

    From 21 to 26 August, 11am to 9pm, tou’ll be able to:

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  • 07Aug

    Behold, the Camera Lens Mug, a mug that looks JUST LIKE a 24-105mm lens!

    It’s equipped with a lens-cap lid, rubber-grip focus and zoom rings, and an auto-focus switch that actually switches! It’s so realistic, you might have to use post-its just to remind yourself which is your mug and which is your lens!

    Photojojo Canon Lens Cup

    More info and photos from source @ Photojojo


  • 05Aug

    Since Motorola did a pretty decent job with the Milestone, according to some of my friends who are users, hopefully this latest Andriod model from Motorola, which is supposed to be sleek and featherweight, will be good too. See the press release for more information:

    Greco_Front_1, 4/7/10, 3:13 PM,  8C, 4928x2512 (592+2736), 100%, bent 6 adjuste,  1/25 s, R63.9, G48.0, B75.7

    - Trackball allows you to browse menus and web pages without obstructing your screen

    - Expanded search function helps you keep track of all data on the phone, including bookmarks, browsing history and contacts

    Singapore 5 August, 2010 Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced the launch of the QUENCH™ XT3 in Singapore, exclusively with leading integrated communications service provider, M1. With a winning combination of power, usability and style, the QUENCH™ XT3 is designed to bring to you the power of Android™ and an easy and fun touch screen mobile Internet experience at a price you can’t resist. (more after the break)

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  • 26Jul

    It’s not easy to explain how good new displays are until you see/try them for yourself. Well, it seems like battery performance is a plus with this new display. We can only find out when we test it for ourselves, won’t we? You can find out more about why HTC decided to go for SLCD from John’s article on CNET Asia. HTC’s press release as follows:

    New Displays to be integrated into HTC Desire and Nexus One

    SINGAPORE – July 26, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today introduced Super LCD display (SLCD) technology into a variety of HTC phones including the HTC Desire and global Nexus One later this summer. The SLCD display offers an exceptional natural balanced color, clear contrast, broad viewing angles and improved power efficiency. (more after the break)

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